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


     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


     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 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


     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


     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


     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


     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: Evolution Of Smooth ( EOS ) Smooth Sphere Lip Balm- Summer Fruit

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Evolution Of Smooth ( EOS ) Smooth Sphere Lip Balm- Summer Fruit
Left: Summer Fruit- this is the flavor I'm reviewing here
Right: Honeysuckle Honeydew- supposed to be reviewed here but  I gave it to my sister
     Hi lovelies! I've been lemming for this lip balm longtime and now the long wait is over. Last week, my package arrived and I fell in love when I saw this cute little baby. The moment I saw it, something came up in my mind. This lip balm is like Iglot. A tele serye aired in chanel 7 about a creature hatch from a polka-dotted egg.

    I know there are lots of reviews about this lip balm. Since I mentioned it's like Iglot, you already know what brand it is. This is the infamous EOS. This highly raved lip balm is famous for its spherical shape. You can click here for more info on EOS.

EOS Smooth Sphere lip balm in Summer Fruit.
Evolution Of Smooth ( EOS ) Smooth Sphere Lip Balm- Summer Fruit
This cutie is pink in color. Sorry for the poor lightning and image quality  because my son
is grabbing it while I took this pic.
size: .25oz (7g)

price: 230 php ( Around $5.00+ )

place bought: online resellers like multiply

instruction for use: twist off top, pucker up, smooth on, smile or simply swipe on you lips

ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax (Cire D'abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract*, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract*, Linalool1. 1Component of Natural Flavor. *Organic. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. Patent Pending.

Evolution Of Smooth ( EOS ) Smooth Sphere Lip Balm- Summer Fruit
This is how it looks like when opened. Still, the picture is taken with poor lightning. It's bright pink in person.
Evolution Of Smooth ( EOS ) Smooth Sphere Lip Balm- Summer Fruit
This is the plastic seal where all the information on the product is printed
What I like:
  • It's organic and not tested on animals. 
  • No petroleum or paraben. 
  • Affordable 
  • Glides smoothly on lips. 
  • I love lip balms in fruitty flavors. 
  • The unique shape and color of the packaging is really cute. It can also stand on its own. 
  • The scent is not overpowering. 
  • Because of its sphere shape, it can reach the corners of the lips. 
  • Sealed with plastic upon purchase so you know it's fresh.
What I don't like:

  • The expiry date is stamped only in the plastic seal not in the packaging itself. 
  • No spf like the Carmex Cherry tube.
Will I repurchase? Yes! I want to try other flavors like the sweet mint and lemon drop with spf. Actually I also have the honeysuckle honey dew flavor but I gave it to my sister.

     I give this a 4.5/5 rating. I recommend this lip balm to everyone who wants to moisturize their lips prior to lipstick application. But if you're looking for something with spf, this flavor is not for you. You can purchase lemon drop though. Since Christmas is near, this is a wonderful gift for everyone.

     Do you have EOS lip balm? Share your thoughts. 

Good Times!~


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