Monday

Freshel UV Skincare BB Cream review

Who doesn’t love 2 in 1 products? It saves you time especially when you are in a hurry getting ready. One makeup tip I can give you is to NEVER skip sunscreen. I personally love a product that acts as a sunblock while at the same time gives you enough coverage like a BB cream.

 Freshel UV Skincare BB cream in Natural Beige #1

Friday

My Kate Tokyo Counter Takeover Experience

Hi Shopcoholics! 
I was recently invited by Kate Tokyo Philippines as a Guest Makeup Artist/Blogger to do their Counter Takeover event. Kate Tokyo is a brand not new to me. I have used some of their makeups before, way back in 2011. What I really like about this brand is that it is suited for Asian skintypes and I didn't experience breakouts with their products.

Fast forward to the present, 2018, I was really excited to know what new products Kate Tokyo has to offer now.
 Fyi, Kate is a sister company of Kanebo. Their products are  made in Japan. I am a fan of VIVI Japanese magazines and I always see their full page ads, and always admire their makeup looks. Simple yet striking.


Tuesday

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50 PA+++ review

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+

It's almost March, and before we know it, summer is just around the corner. We all know the importance of applying sunscreen all year round. It protects the skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays. The higher the spf, the better. I know it is easier said than done, 'coz I am also guilty of NOT applying sunscreen. Hahaha! 

Sunday

MAC Studio Correct and Conceal Palette in Light swatches

If you have been reading my previous posts, you'll know that my Holy grail concealer is MAC Studio Finish. I use it as undereye concealer and for hiding blemishes.
Imagine my delight when my friend from the US, Dona gifted me this concealer palette. 



PRODUCT INFO:
A professional palette of four concealers and two corrector shades in a medium colour wave. Enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, they can be used individually or combined to match any skin tone. Emollient-based formula delivers medium to full buildable coverage in a natural finish. Helps to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks.

6 g / 0.21 US oz.

This concealer palette retails for $35 at www.maccosmetics.com

Wednesday

Colourpop Golden State of Mind Review and Swatches

After one to two months of contemplating and lemming for this palette, I finally gave in and bought one. I love shimmery shades for eyeshadows, so this is too pretty to pass!
Gaahhh... I knew I have to get one before this one goes out of stock - forever! 
This palette is Limited Edition, by the way.





This palette retails for $26 at Colourpop's website.

It has 15 shades and weighs 1 gram each, so it sums up to 15 grams for the whole palette.
For reference, each individual Colourpop Supershock eyeshadow weighs 2.1 grams and retails for $5 each.


Close-up of the palette







Swatches:


First row
Golden Egg: pinky beige with turquoise glitter
Pay the Piper: icy blue
GRLFRND: pink with violet glitter
Zero Clue: vibrant warm yellow
Watch Out: golden ivory with pink glitter


Second row
Drizzle: icy baby pink
Uptight: rose gold
Can't Stop: icy champagne ivory
Sparkler: silvery bronze
Unsupervised: pink champagne


Third row
Lust in Time: medium cool rose
Mind Tricks: icy blackened purple
Wing Woman: red brown with green and gold glitter
Heads or Tales: icy cranberry
Tinker Time: blackened antique gold with blue glitter


I have noticed that the shades look darker on the pan than on the swatches.


PROS:
- affordable
-compact and lightweight
- unscented
-pigmented even without primer
-easy to apply
- it has a nice selection of neutral shades that can be used during daytime or nighttime.


CONS:
- doesn't have a matte shade (but it doesn't bother me, I can use a separate transition shade)
- some may find it too shimmery or glittery
-some shades are crumbly



TIPS:
To avoid glitter fall-outs, this eyeshadow is best applied with your fingertips or a firm synthetic brush dampened with water or setting spray.


OVERALL:
I highly recommend this palette if you are a fan of shimmery eyeshadows! 



Till next time,






















Till next time,