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Beauty Tag from Angel

Friday, January 25, 2013

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     Two weeks ago, Angela of Angelamhiere's Little Heaven tagged me in her post Beauty Tag from Erika. My apologies if it took me so long to share my beauty basics. I've been contemplating if I'll answer the questions straight-forward or will share what I really have since there's only few makeups on my stash. I love the simple/day/no makeup look that's why you'll seldom see me with eyeshadows even during events. So most that you'll see here are my HG's.  I will just give a brief details on each item or category. You can click on the captions below the photo to see my full review :D


BLUSH OR BRONZER 

     I'm a cheektint girl during my college years. I can't leave the house without staining my cheeks with this kind of blush. But as years passed by and with some reason (when my fave cheek tint from Mistine got discontinued) I just lost my passion for cheek tints. Two years ago I've tried to rekindle my love for cheek tints that's why I grabbed the opportunity when I bought this pre-loved tint from Benefit online. 

     My HG blush of the moment is Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach. I also have another blush and it's a mineral blush from Virginia Olsen. I haven't tried it though and will test it one of this day and see if I'll be fine with mineral blush on my cheeks.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk Blush
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
Virginia Olsen Minerals Terra Cotta Blush


LIPGLOSS OR LIPSTICK

     Since I'm a late makeup bloomer, my first love was lipgloss. I love how light and girly glosses can be. But when I started lurking here in the blogosphere, I discovered so many kinds of lipsticks and my eyes were mesmerized by the colors specially pink ones. These two babies are my current faves, actually they're three but my grandmother saw me sporting Rogue Deluxe in Just Peachy from SNOE and she really liked the color so I just gave it to here since I can buy that from Snoe anytime. Loving these cool toned pink lippies from MAC and N.Y.X
MAC Girl About Town Lisptick
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Addis Ababa

LIPBALM OR LIP BUTTER

     Lipbalm baby! Handy, moisturising and fun since almost all the flavors smells very nice and some can be delicious too :D My current fave: Carmex (who doesn't love Carmex?) and EOS- my first organic lipbalm. Cute shape eh?
Carmex Lipbalm in a Jar
EOS (Evolution of Smooth) Smooth sphere in Honeysuckle Honeydew

MATTE OR SPARKLE EYESHADOWS

     If you're a long time reader of this blog, I presume you know that I rarely put eyeshadows. I can count the days where I colored my eyelids and it's not me who did the eyemakeup. These eyeshadows below came from giveaway prizes and Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Launch loot bag. So I can't answer the question based on my fave but If I were to choose, I'd choose the sparkle one because I love the fantasy effect when I tried it on the eyes. 
NYX Chrome Eyeshadow
Virginia Olsen Minerals Holiday Collection Eyeshadow in Stardust
Virginia Olsen Minerals Choco Eyeliner
Covergirl Eyeshadow Stick

FOUNDATION OR CONCEALER

     Powder foundation and BB cream. I use bb creams as base and powder foundation to set the bb cream. I've tried so many bb creams before, most of them were sample sachets. Never got a full-sized one and the one I considered as full sized was a pre-loved one pa. The Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover is soooo love! I already hit the pan and will buy a refill this coming February. I'm glad that there's 4U2 dreamgirl Lovelight BB powder to save the day. This became the substitute of my favorite powder foundation when I was on a tight budget.
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover
4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder

     GEL, CREAM, LIQUID OR PENCIL EYELINER

     I'm fine with liquid eyeliner but I always make a mistake on creating thin and thick lines because of my weird eyelids. I also like cream and gel liners because of the pigmentation it gives whenever I'm using it. But these two are my current faves. Virginia Olsen for a more dramatic look- can be used as an eyeshadow too while the San San Eyeliner Pen for days when I'm lazy putting makeup on my face.

     Since I'm using bb cream I use my fingers to apply it. I also use my fingers to apply the Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk or the sponge that comes with it. This landmark kabuki brush for my powder foundation. Another brush from Landmark- Artist Studio for my eyeliner and Marrionaud duo brush for my eyebrows. This Virginia Olsen Minerals eyeshadow brush came from the loot that we took home after the Fantasy Holiday Collection launch. Still unused :(
Landmark Retractable Kabuki Brush
Marrionaud Eyeliner Brush
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Virginia Olsen Minerals Eyeshadow Brush

PRODUCTS I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

     And now my stash is getting bigger because two new products that I'm road-testing can be a HG material. The Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow and Nichido Mineral Concealer Stick that I'm using as eyeliner for my waterlines. Will update you once I considered them my HG and will make a review soonest. I'm also road testing this bb cream from Skin79- it's the Oriental bb cream but I'm having a hard time using this.
Skin79 The Oriental BB Cream
Nichido Minerals Stick Concealer
Artist Studio Eyeliner Brush
Tony Moly 7 Day Tattoo Eyebrow
     
     Hope you enjoyed reading this beauty tag. If you have questions just leave a comment and I'll try my best give my honest thoughts on these products :) Thanks for reading dearies! Have a lovely Friday :) 

     I tag all the beauty bloggers, feel free to answer this post on your blog too :D

Good Times!~

Product Review: 4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++

Sunday, November 04, 2012

     My favorite powder foundation as of the moment will bid goodbye next month because I've already hit the pan :( As much as I wanted to repurchase a refill of Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover, methinks of looking for a cheaper alternative because I'm saving extra cash for my father's dialysis right now. So I guess it's somehow a perfect timing to try this bb powder that I saw months ago from fellow beauty blogger and friend Aya of Codename Aya. I asked her about the price and it's a Eureka moment when she told me that it's less than 200 pesos. I'm sure you've seen this cutie from beauty bloggers and most of them gave positive reviews about this product. I really wanted to get my hands on 4U2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder the day I saw it from Aya but it's OOS. It's always OOS, meaning the prorduct really delivers! 

     So after months of waiting, I received a message from the SA at Sm Fairview where I made my reservation. After two weeks of using this bb powder, I can finally share my thoughts on how well this product performed on my combination skin. And oh before I forgot my technique of applying face powder is using a kabuki brush in a stippling motion. This method gives me a sheer coverage. I only use the sponge for my undereye area to set the concealer and prevent it from creasing. 

4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Confidence Builder through All Day Complexion Perfection. Exclusive formulation for even and natural skin tones and oil control. With sun protection, too. Be a dreamGirl!
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Complete details of the product which is a plus for me. 
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
This compact is so tiny, it's almost the same size with the laptop's pointing device.
4u2 dreamGirl Lovelight BB Powder SPF 15 PA++
Shade: 01
size: 7g

price: 194 php (Around $ 4.70+)

place bought: Beauty Section, Sm Fairview

instructions for use: Apply 4U2 dreamGirl BB powder carefully and gently to facial skin using puff applicator for complete coverage. Suitable for all skin types.

ingredients:  Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Methicone, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silica, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Trimetylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Etylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrated Silica, Propylparabe, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil.
May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891


What I like:
  • Cute girly packaging. Fits my palm and a good travel buddy.
  • The price- it's very affordable!
  • Applies smoothly on my face.
  • The coverage is light to medium.
  • Has a good oil control. 
  • Has SPF 15.
  • Comes with a decent sponge.
  • No breakouts or allergic reactions.
  • Complete details with batch, manufacturing and expiry dates.
  • Easily accessible since it's available locally.
What I don't like:
  • Always OOS. The SA said that they only stock 3 pcs. per shade. 
  • Shade no. 01 is a tad dark on my fair skin tone.
Will i repurchase? Yes after hitting the pan. 

Recommendation:
     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. Now I know why a lot of beauty bloggers are raving about this product and why it's always OOS. It's a great alternative to my HG powder foundation and very affordable too! I highly recommend :D It's worth every peso and for a cheapskate like me it's a real steal! 

     Have you tried 4U2 dreamGirl products?What's your favorite? Thanks for sharing!

Good Times!~


     

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