Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest

Saturday, November 14, 2015

     Hi dearies! I feel very privileged and honored to be invited to one of the sweetest event of the year. I'm definitely sure you've already seen top beauty bloggers raving the newest baby in town. Yes, this makeup brand is taking the beauty blogging community by storm because aside from the quality of their products, the price is budget-friendly and proudly Philippine made!

     I was invited to the grand launch of Pink Sugar Cosmetics last October that was held at Stella Woodfire Bistro in BGC. It was an afternoon of fun and playtime as we swatched all their makeup products including the uber pigmented lipsticks, dual-end eyeliners, lip and cheek tints, day to night eye shadow palettes and HD blushes to name a few. See event highlights and other information about the makeup line below :)
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
     Pink Sugar Cosmetics was created as a makeup solution for women looking for products of high quality and great value. Keeping in mind the beauty regimen of Filipina women, they develop products that are innovative and multi-purpose, which result in effortless beauty solutions.

     When I arrived at the venue, I was shocked and surprised at the same time because I saw creative packaging of the makeup. I was thinking of international brands but of course I will not compare because I know that Pink Sugar Cosmetics is a Filipino brand that's proud of its own. The first product that caught my attention were the lipsticks! There were 24 shades in  display calling my name to swatch them on by one! So without further ado, here are the products that I'm sure will make you go to the nearest Pink Sugar Cosmetics counter after seeing their beauty now!
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Janeena Chan hosted the event with Laveen Mirpuri and Rohit Mirpuri- the duo behind Pink Sugar Cosmetics
Pink Sugar HD (P299) and Creamy Matte (P349)  Lipsticks
     Pink Sugar HD Lipstick is a creamy lipstick with Vitamin E and Shea Butter. It comes in 14 pretty shades while Pink Sugar Creamy Matte Lipstick has a semi-matte formula also with Vitamin E and Shea Butter. There are 10 gorgeous shades to choose from.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar HD and Creamy Matte Lipstick
Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream (P499) and Our Lil' Secret Concealer (P299)
     Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream is made with Green Tea extracts, Aloe Vera, and antioxidants. It has SPF 25 and yields light to medium finish. Comes in 4 shades that suits Filipina skin tones.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream and Our Lil' Secret Concealer
Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder (P499)
     Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder is a two-way powder foundation with photochromatic pigments and long-lasting coverage. Infused with ginseng and other antioxidants. Comes in 5 shades
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Dual Finish Face Powder
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Eyeliner (P349)
     Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Eyeliner is an eyeliner duo that's smudge-proof and long-lasting. Duo features a felt-tip liquid liner and soft pencil. It comes in 4 shade combinations.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Honey I'm Good Duo Eye Liner
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint (P349)
     Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint is a pigmented lip and cheek tint with coconut oil, Vitamins A, C, E, and Aloe Vera. This comes in 5 oh so pretty shades.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint
L-R: Pink Paradise, Coral Bliss, Purple Pleasure, Pink Passion, and Red Rouge
Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color (P499)
     Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color is a delicate cheek color with Vitamins A, C, E and Aloe Vera. Comes in 5 shades for the Blush, 1 for the Bronzer, and 2 for the Highlighter.
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color
Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow (P699)
     Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow is a day to night eye shadow palette with 10 expertly-curated colors in matte, frost, and metallic finishes. Comes in 2 color combinations: colors of spring and city lights
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eye Shadow Palette in Romantic colors of spring and Exciting city lights
     As what I've said above, this was a swatchfest event. We were allowed to play with the entire line of their gorgeous makeups and let our creativity shine through swatching. I was intrigued with Pink Sugar's Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tints so they were the first ones that I swatched during the event. After this, I also swatched 5 shades from the HD and Creamy Matte Lipstick line. I've tried mostly pink shades. 
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
My apologies for the blurry shot of Sugar Tints.
L-R: Pink Paradise, Coral Bliss, Purple Pleasure, Red Rouge, and Pink Passion
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar HD and Creamy Matte Lipsticks
L-R: Selfie, Catfight, Gossip, Date Night, Fancy
MY APOLOGIES for the poor lighting :(
     So all in all, Pink Sugar Cosmetics is a brand that I highly recommend because of these reasons that I'm sure all of you will agree:

  • It's a homegrown brand.
  • The formulation is suited for Filipina skin.
  • Comes in a fab and eye catching packaging.
  • Each Pink Sugar product is cruelty-free and Paraben- free.
  • The formulation is also good for sensitive skin as some of the makeup contains Vitamin A, C, E, shea butter and antioxidant ingredients.
  • The price is very affordable.
  • Extremely pigmented!
  • It's easily accessible- available at major SM Beauty stores nationwide (SM Aura, SM Makati, SM Marilao, SM Manila, SM Fairview, SM MOA, SM Clark, SM Lanang Premiere Davao) and at Ayala Center Cebu.
  • It's also available online thru Beauty MNL-
  • There's a wide array of shades to choose from!

     Watch out for my swatches and review on my next post. I'll be sharing some of my favorites from these haul below. Thank you so much Pink Sugar Cosmetics and Digify Corp. for having me and for these babies! 
Pink Sugar Cosmetics Grand Launch + Swatchfest
Pink Sugar Cosmetics goodies, FTW!
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Product Review: Tony Moly Delight Blusher 06 Girls Pink

Thursday, January 22, 2015

     Hello dearies! Finally, I'll be sharing my thoughts on another product from Tony Moly. I'm sure you already know that my favorite Korean makeup brands are Tony Moly and Etude House. I find most of their products cost-effective and functional plus the pretty and chic side of their packaging brings out the girly-girl in me.

     I've been looking for a pink blush because I'm curious on how it will fare with my pale white skin. My default blush shade is peach and there are times that I find the color boring on days when I want to add a pop of color on my cheeks. I'm not sure if light or baby pink shade will look good on my cheeks sans my age. I don't want to look 'trying hard' to look young so I should look for an affordable pink blush that will give my cheeks the natural healthy flush. Here's my honest to goodness review of Tony Moly Delight Blusher in Girls Pink. Click CONTINUE READING and see it it's a yay or a nay :)

Product Review: Tony Moly Delight Blusher 06 Girls Pink

Product Review: E.L.F. Blush in Flushed

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

     Hellos! Here's a review of my third blush on my history of powder and cream blushers. I'm a long time cheek tint user before I started blogging and just lost my love for cheek tints when my fave cheek tint was discontinued. Anyhoo, this is an impulse buy and now I'm having a love-hate relationship with it. I bought this blush because I forgot to bring my trusted ol blush for touch up before and after the go see that I attended months ago. I was in a hurry that day and the brand that came in my mind when I pass by Landmark, Trinoma was ELF. I had a good relationship with ELF Blush in Glow before that I actually hit the pan. So without a doubt I'll pick ELF again but I was surprised that it has been repackage and not sure if the formula was reformulated too. Since I'm in a hurry, I haven't tried the blush and just bought it right away after getting from the shelves.

     When I stared closely at the blush, I'm not sure if the shade suits my skin tone. I find the shade too dark on my cheeks after application. After two hours, I noticed that the color of the blush oxidized on my cheeks as it turned red. I'm not sure if it's because of the lighting on the venue's comfort room. But when I got home, I ask le hubby if I look like a clown with this blush on. He said no but with a grin on his face.

     So after that incident, I decided not to use this blush again. But I'm hopeful that it will work for me on the event that I opted to use the blush again. On my recent fotd, I use this blush again and I still find it unflattering on my cheeks. Please help me decide if I'll continue to use it, read my review and see my swatch. Click CONTINUE READING please...

E.L.F. Blush in Flushed

Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection Launch

Friday, November 23, 2012

     Christmas is just around the corner. I'm very excited to celebrate Christmas this year because my son can now hum some Christmas songs. Since I'm talking about the merriest season of the year here let me tell you something naturally fun stuff for the holiday season. Makeups! 'Tis the season to be jolly and with makeup I'm sure something glittery and shimmering will bring happiness to makeup lovers out there particularly with eyeshadows! Do you love wearing bright and colorful eyeshadows but doesn't have the courage to show 'em? Are you afraid that glittery eyeshadow can cause allergic reactions or can't easily be removed by makeup removers? Why not try mineral makeup :D 
     Last November 16 (Friday), I was invited to the bloggers launch of Virginia Olsen Minerals FANTASY Holiday Collection. I'm happy that I made it to this event because this was the first mineral makeup that I'll be featuring in my blog or should I say my first venture to the whole line of mineral makeup to be exact. 
     So let me share with you my experience with Virgina Olsen- The naturally fun stuff!
Virginia Olsen Minerals (VOM) is 100% pure natural mineral makeup--paraben free, bismuth & talc free, which is suitable for women of any age, ethnicity or skin type. Our formulations are calming to the skin, making VOM ideal for women prone to sensitivities; and being fragrance-free, they are particularly compatible with delicate skin--giving a sheer, natural, and flawless coverage.
VOM is pure and natural. Containing nothing but minerals extracted and refined from the Earth. It's free of harsh chemicals, waxes, oils, preservatives, and fillers. Mineral makeup is non-comedogenic, and hypo-allergenic. Mineral makeup contains powerful sun blocking minerals, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These two ingredients provide natural broad-spectrum UVA, UVB and URA ray protection.
     Let's now go on and be mesmerized with the shades of eyeshadow from the FANTASY Holiday Collection. If you're an avid reader of my blog I'm sure you know that I'm just starting my love for eye makeup. Take a look of these gorgeous shades, the photo doesn't give justice to the true color. Well, I'm happy to announce that this was my first time to swatch mineral eye shadow and it's awesome!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Lovely shades to sport this season (L-R): Lover's Moon, Moonlight Star, Kryptonite, Stardust, Crescent Moon and Tinkerbelle
     These colors were truly fantasy inspired! Since I still consider myself newbie when it comes to eye shadows, I chose these colors that will gave my eyes the subtle color. I made a swatch on my faves: Stardust and Moonlight Star but the former is now ultimate fave because I can use it to highlight the corners of my eyes and for the sheer glow that I want with my eyelids.
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Stardust and Moonlight Star
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Stardust is Love!
     There's a lot of reason why mineral makeup afficionados should try Virginia Olsen. They also  have foundation, blush, makeup tools and eyelash enhancer. To tell you honestly, I got samples of mineral makeup before but got dismayed because they only have three shades of foundation to choose from but with Virgina Olsen, it's not 3 or 4 but read: 10!!! Isn't that amazing? I know choosing the right shade of foundation is very tricky so if they have 10, then there's a perfect match for everybody :D
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Yay! The more, the merrier
     Aside from these, they also have the Green Tea Mineral Makeup Line which is formulated using the nourishing, toning, healing and skin protecting ingredients: green tea leaves, zinc oxide, plus rice & bamboo silks—which come from the buds of the rice and bamboo plant. It is combined with cranberry powder for flavonoid and antioxidant properties. My apologies because I accidentally deleted the photo of these babies but you can browse them through Virginia Olsen Minerals Website for more info by clicking HERE

     I also made a swatch of their blushes. They'll be introducing more blush next year and that's what we're excited for. Please bear with me, this is the way how I swatch blushes :p It hardly shows up on my skin that's why I have to make it wide and more than once.
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Terra Cotta, Blushing Pink and Romance
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
L- Adobe R- Terra Cotta
      Application of mineral makeup is such a breeze if you have the right tools! Even though I'm not an expert, I can feel the softness of their brushes and the natural bamboo handle adds a plus for me :D Talk about nature here, going green it is!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Kabuki Brush that's uber soft!
      Virginia Olsen Beauty Tools  are made from premium-grade materials, which can be used with wet or dry products. The synthetic bristles are hypo-allergenic and safe for delicate complexions. The sleek ferrules are made from recycled aluminum. The natural bamboo handle has a low impact on the Earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant. Each brush has been designed with the right density to create flawless, natural finish in every makeup application.

       Total Face Brush – Php 500.00
       Blush/Contour Brush – Php 450.00
       Concealer Brush – Php 350.00
       Eyeshadow Brush – Php 300.00
       Blending Brush – Php 350.00
       Angled Eyeliner/Brow Brush – Php 280.00           
       Kabuki Brush – Php 600.00

     Another product to watch out for is the Sophia Eyelash Enhancer that's exclusively distributed by Virginia Olsen. This is the answer to the thin and sparse lashes that most Asian women have including mine. See the pictures and be amazed with the results!

Left bottom: Wendy Tabusalla of Pinoy Big Brother
Right: Ana Victorino
     After the presentation, bloggers were given Virgina Olsen goodies and a raffle draw where one can take home Sophia Eyelash Enhancer. The lucky girl was Joyce Sola! Hi there Joyce, if you're reading right now we'll be waiting for the results of Sophia on your lashes :D I had a great time exchanging stories and makeup experiences with the beauty bloggers that I met during the launch. Twas very nice seeing you girls!!!
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Photo from twitter @Kathneko
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Joyce of CandyLoveArt, Sam of Dishysammy and Gem of  Vanity and Everything in Between

Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Photo from Virgina Olsen Facebook page
Moi, Hazel of Dress Me Up, Buttercup, Joyce, Sam and Gem
Virginia Olsen Minerals Fantasy Holiday Collection
Gem, Hazel, Moi, Sam, Ms. Jirbie Go (Marketing Manager of Virginia Olsen) and Joyce
     Whew, this is a lengthy post dearies but really worth reading! Thank you so much Ms. Jirbie Go, Hazel Salcedo and the VO team for inviting me. Had so much fun and learned a lot from this wonderful launch. Stay tuned for my review on Virginia Olsen Minerals goodies! :) 

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Product Review: Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach

Saturday, October 06, 2012

     Good morning guys! This review has been sitting on my blog bin for quite some time now. I think it's time to share my thoughts about this product after months of use. I also want to lessen my backlogs that's why I'm wide-awake till now editing some posts and watermarking photos. I mentioned on my previous posts that I'm a lip balm gal. Did I mentioned that I'm also a lip cheek tint addict? Well that was after graduating college. If my memory serves me right, I can't leave the house without my cheek tint on. I feel naked without it. But when my skin started breaking out badly, a year after graduation I stopped using cheek tints. I looked so sickly without it until I met bb creams that gave my skin a glow and healthy flush as if I'm wearing a blush.

     Even though I'm addicted to cheek tints before, I also tried using powder blush. My first powder blush was E.L.F. Natural Radiance in Glow. I love this blush to bits but the staying power was so so for my cheeks. I'm lemming for a NARS Orgasm blush but it's too pricey for a stay at home mom like me. I said to myself that I'll buy expensive makeups when I already have a stable job. 

     So when I was browsing and looking for a cheaper dupe or closer dupe of NARS Orgasm aside from E.L.F., I found this cute little blush from Skinfood's website but still the price was a bit steep for me that time. I waited for many many months and after some time I was lucky to be one of J's winner for her birthday giveaway. I won this set  and I'm very happy that this set also includes Benefit Cha Cha Tint that I will review on my next post. 

     This is the only cream to powder blush in my makeup stash right now. I think I need a backup cause I've already hit the pan but I'm still having second thoughts on what shade to choose. The shade of this is blush is #2 Rose Peach, I think shade #1 Rose Pink looks cute too. 
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Containing moist, soft rosehip oil, this cream-type pearl blusher provides a sheer, gorgeous makeup finish. Its creamy texture allows for easy application, so it can be applied well over powder. A variety of contained pearls reflect light in different directions, creating the appearance of depth and radiance.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
This blush comes with a puff applicator. J discarded the puff applicator and replaced it with this sponge.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Look ma, I already abused this blush XD
size: 4.5g

price: 400 php online (Around $7.00)

place bought:  J (The Little Cool Shop)

instruction for use: For a natural, vibrant look, pat gently onto cheek using fingers or contained puff, then finish with powder. For a cute look, after applying powder, pat gently onto center of cheeks using fingers or puff. 

ingredients: I cannot read the ingredients because it's in Korean text.
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
Swatch twice at the back of my hand, there's a bit of shimmer
Skinfood Rose Cheek Chalk in Rose Peach
On my cheek, sorry for the uneven application. I was in a hurry when I applied this blush
What I like:
  • The most cost –effective blush that I’ve used. 
  • The finish is matte even though it has a bit of shimmer.
  • Easy to apply from cream to powder finish.
  • Amazingly long lasting. More than 8 hours with no blush retouch and there’s still color to my cheeks. 
  • Nice color payoff. 
  • Pleasant fragrance. 
What I don't like:
  • Very small tub.
  • I guess the puff doesn't work because the seller replaced it with a sponge.
Will I repurchase? Yes, I want to try the rose pink shade.


     I give this blush a 4.5/5 rating. I always use this blush when I go to events and when I go on a date with ze hubby. This blush looks good on photos too and very natural in person. I think the puff that comes with it was effin hard to use so substituting it with a sponge will do the job. I apply this on top of my powder foundation or after applying bb cream. 

     What's your favorite blush? Thanks for sharing! Have a great day ahead :D

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