June 27, 2013

Review: Dr. Jart Black Label Detox healing BB cream

 So after reading My Gorgeous Pink Cheek's review about this BB cream, I immediately messaged my brother-in-law Jimmy to buy one for me in Hongkong. Good thing he got it on sale =)


Product Info:
This unique triple action formula containing innovative beauty ingredients aim at naturally covering skin blemishes, protecting skin from UV rays and activating skin care. It also smoothes wrinkles and fine lines while providing nourishment to the skin.


PRICE: HK$290, but it was on sale for HK$232 (about Php 1,300).

NET WEIGHT: 50 ml

WHERE TO BUY: www.sasa.com
 
PROS: 
* with SPF 25
* easy to spread
* non-sticky
* a tube will usually last me up to 8 months with everyday use.
* i love the dewy effect and the shade is perfect for my skintone.
* doesn't look ashy unlike other BB creams
* no white cast on photos

CONS: 
* staying power is so-so, but take note I have normal skin with oily t-zone. I believe this BB cream is formulated for dry-normal skintypes.
* has a slight floral scent, but don't worry the scent disappears a few minutes after application.
* available in only 1 shade. Suits NC20-NC35 skintones.
* not sure whether this is locally available. 
UPDATE: Dr. Jart is already back in the Philippines. You may visit their stall inside SM Megamall (Department store area).


TIPS:
To make this BB cream last longer especially people with oily skin, I recommend using a primer prior to using this BB cream. Apply primer only on the oily areas such as the t-zone to avoid avoid the heavy-feeling.


OVERALL: 
I LOVE this BB cream! I like how it easily evens out my skintone, doesn't feel heavy and most of all the glowing effect it gives. 
I will do a comparison next time with my three Dr. Jart BB creams (Silver label, Black label and Water Fuse)


More pics (click to enlarge)


Swatch on NC20 skintone



When used on the face
 For the rest of the products used on my FOTD, click HERE.
 
Have you a tried Dr. Jart BB creams?


Till next time, 

June 14, 2013

Review: Bobbi Brown To Go Palette

I got this kit during the Bobbi Brown Opening here in Cebu last April. 

Bobbi Brown to Go Kit

The kit includes:
Smokey Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette (3.2g)
Mini Extreme Party Mascara (3 ml)

Both are travel sized. I love that the eyeshadow palette is so sleek, it can be mistaken as a mirror.

 The eyeshadow palette comes with a tiny brush. 
To be honest, I'm not really a fan of the brushes/applicators included in any palette, I prefer to use my own brushes.



 Navajo | Cement | Velvet plum | Caviar
Navy | Rockstar | Sterling | Snow

 The eyeshadows are pigmented and long-wearing even without primer. 
Cement reminds me of  MAC Wedge eyeshadow which is my favorite to blend harsh colors and contouring.

Here's a simple EOTD using this eyeshadow palette:
I used the following shades:
  Navajo metallic Eye shadow (highlight)
Cement eye shadow (crease)
  Velvet Plum Metallic eye shadow (lid)
 
Photo op during the Bobbi Brown Opening here in Cebu.
 From left: Hollie, Bobbi Brown mua, Kristine, Me and Raine.


Till next time,

June 12, 2013

Review: Miners Blusher Brick

Miners Blusher Brick in Pinks
Product Info from MINERS UK:
Blusher Brick is a collection of face powders created to leave you with a stunning and natural glow. The bricked powder is specially created to leave your complexion an all over, even coverage allowing you to build up your favourite blush shade.

PRICE: Php 350.00

NET WEIGHT: 6 grams (similar to MAC Powder blushes)

 
SHADES:
* Blusher Brick Pinks - build up to a flush of pink.
* Blusher Brick Browns - build up your perfect bronze blush.
PROS: 
* inexpensive; for the price you'll get 3 shades
* easy to blend
* color is buildable
* the shade suits fair to medium skintones
* pink shades brighten up the face.

CONS: 
* only available online
* a bit powdery

TIPS:
The 3 shades can be used on its own or mixed together. The lightest shade can be used as highlight (face and brow bone), the medium shade on the apples of the cheeks and the darkest shade as contour.

OVERALL: 
The shades are really pretty and suits all skintones IMO. I highly recommend if you're looking for something similiar to MAC blushes (shades mentioned below).

More pics (click to enlarge)  
Miners Blusher Brick in Pinks


Swatches


First swatch - all three colors blended


The shades in this blusher brick are similar to the ff. MAC Blushes:
Pink Cult | I'm the One | Dollymix

The last two are the closest when swatched. I'm the One looks more pink in person.



Till next time,


Disclaimer: Product was sent for review/consideration.
This is not a paid review and is solely based on my honest opinions.

June 3, 2013

OCC Lip Tars Photos and Swatches


Product Info from OCC:
A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment - a little goes a very, very long way! An intense yet featherweight layer of color that never looks or feels heavy. Meant to be mixed, Lip Tar comes in concise array of colors for a limitless selection of shades made by you! A simple, elegant formula that contains Hemp Oil, Peppermint Oil and Vitamin E, OCC Lip Tar feels as good on the lips as it looks!

NET WEIGHT:
Old packaging (slanted tip) 8 ml (.27 fl oz)
New packaging (pointed tip) 10 ml (.33 fl oz)


 old packaging vs. new

I like the new packaging because:
* it dispenses the right amount of product when you squeeze the tube
* it's hygenic and mess-free compared to the old one
* contains more product (2 ml more)

 These are priced at around Php 800 - 900 each, but I got these from swap. 
Swatches:
Memento | Nylon | Anime 


Memento - is a medium peachy- nude shade. This is my very first lip tar and I feel in love with it!

Nylon - is a super bright NEON  pink shade that reminds me of MAC Candy Yumyum lipstick. This shade is really BRIGHT, not for the faint of heart!

Anime -  is a darker neon pink shade. Compared to Nylon, this is much more wearable.


List of ingredients
OCC lip tars are 100 % vegan and doesn't contain parabens.

APPLICATION TIPS:
These are quite drying so I recommend applying lip balm first. Let the lip balm absorb for a minute or two, then blot the excess with tissue. I prefer to apply it using my fingertips to really deposit the color, then blot my lips again with tissue. Re-apply again. You can also use a lip brush to define the edges.

OVERALL:
Lip Tars are very long-wearing. It lasts for 5-6 hours on my lips, but easily fade when I eat something oily. I love minty scents so this one is a plus for me.

What you think of  this product?
Till next time,
 
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