face powder

Maybelline White Superfresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

     Maybelline is my first brand of powder foundation. Raise your hands if you're a Maybelline girl :) No doubt that the brand trumps other drugstore brands in the market today because their products are very affordable and effective. Since it's already summer, the hunt for a powder foundation that can withstand heat and humidity is on! Maybelline has been known as one of the best brands that offers powder foundation for specific needs.

     I've tried more than five brands of face powders in the past and only a few made into my favorite list. Since we are living in a tropical country, a not-so-good face powder makes the face oily after an hour or two, tends to become cakey and patchy. I've seen beauty bloggers raving the new powder foundation of Maybelline called White Superfresh. I'm about to buy a compact to try it for myself but the Maybelline team invited me to take the #UltiMatteFaceOff challenge this week. Of course I've accepted it without second thoughts.

Maybelline White Superfresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!

Maybelline White Superfresh Power Foundation claims:
  • A no touch up powder foundation. 
  • It has a SPF 34 PA+++ 
  • It gives a matte and 12-hour long lasting coverage while being gentle on the skin. 
  • It has Clean Touch Technology enriched with Mineral Perlite that has 5x absorption power than regular talc powder. 
  • This powder foundation promises to keep away sweat and oil for 12 hours. 
  • Lesser or even zero chances of breakouts since pores are not clogged with sweat and oil giving you a super fresh, fair and matte skin.
  • Available in four shades: 02 Nude Beige, 03 Natural, 04 Honey, and 05 Sand Beige
  • Super affordable price: P299.00
     Maybelline team send over an exclusive #UltiMatteFaceOff kit for me to witness White Super Fresh Powder Foundation's claim to fame properties: No touch-up powder foundation that gives 12 hours fresh, fair, matte, and superfresh skin. 

Maybelline White Superfresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!
     The activity is very simple. I just have to spray water on the powder foundations and observe how foundation x, y, and z reacts to it. I also sprayed the same amount of water to Maybelline White Superfresh powder foundation and after a few second, the water being absorbed by the powder foundation thus keeping sweat and oil at bay!

Maybelline White Superfresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!
     Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Foundation is really amazing. I was amazed after doing this little experiment and to make sure that it's really effective in achieving a matte face while keeping oil and sweat at bay, I've tested and used the product during my sister's wedding a few days ago and I was impressed with the results.

Maybelline White Superfresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!
     Given the very affordable price, this powder foundation is perfect for everyday use. No need to scrimp on applying face powder and powder foundation to keep your skin white, fresh, and matte all day because of Maybelline White SuperFresh Powder Foundation. I didn't retouch the whole day considering that it was a garden wedding. No breakouts so far after I road-tested it for two days. I have a sensitive skin and it reacts immediately whenever I use a new makeup. Therefore, I highly recommend this powder foundation even if you're a student or has a tight budget for makeups. This product is worth every peso you'll spend:)

#KathriveraxWSFGiveaway- Be sure to read all the mechanics below before joining the contest :)
Maybelline White SuperFresh #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge + Giveaway!
     Maybelline wants two of Dear Kitty Kittie Kath's readers to win Maybelline gift pack worth Php 1,000 that also includes a Super Fresh spa pampering package. This giveaway is open for readers who have Instagram account. See mechanics below:

1. Go to the nearest Maybelline counter in leading department stores and Watsons branches. Take the #UltiMatteFaceOff Challenge.

2. Follow @maybellineph and @kathneko on Instagram. Make sure your profile is set to public.

3. Post your own #UltiMatteFaceOff discoveries and caption what you love about Maybelline White Superfresh Powder Foundation. Tag @maybellineph and @kathneko. Use the hashtags #UltiMatteFaceOff #KathriveraxWSFGiveaway 

4. This giveaway will be up for a week only. Be sure to invite your relatives and friends to take the challenge and join. Giveaway ends March 5, 2015 Saturday. The entries will be posted on Dear Kitty Kittie Kath's Facebook page so be sure to check if your entry is qualified. I'll be announcing the winners on March 6, Sunday afternoon through an Instagram post so be sure to check the winners on my Instagram account @kathneko.

5. I'll be using random.org to pick the two (2) winners. But in order for your entry to be valid, you must put the best caption in your post.

6. For the winners, kindly send an email at kathroriver@gmail.com with your full name, Instagram entry, address, and mobile number.

Good luck to all joining!!!

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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- www.beautymnl.com
  • 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!
For more information about Pink Sugar Cosmetics,
Like them on Facebook: pinksugarph
Follow them on Twitter: @pinksugarph
Follow them on Instagram: @pinksugarph

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Product Review: Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder

Sunday, February 23, 2014

     Happy Sunday dearies! I'm back with another review and this time let me share with you my favorite finishing powder as of the moment. As you all know I'm a late bloomer when it comes to makeup and this is my first time using a loose powder to seal the bb cream or liquid foundation on my face. Before I met this baby, I was using Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover as my finishing powder. I never thought that translucent loose powder acts more than a powder foundation. When I saw this brand from my fellow beauty bloggers, I asked them if a tub is worth the hype. Aya, one of my closest blogger friend said yes and without second thoughts I gave in. 

     I visited essence counter at Sm Fairview and grab myself a tub of this. The tub contains 15.5g of goodness that I'm still using up now. If my memory serves me right it's been a year since I bough this product. There's so many positive reviews about Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder here and abroad so If you're a makeup addict, I'm sure you've stumble upon them. Enough of the blabber, here's the review of one of the most coveted translucent loose powder among beauty bloggers worldwide. Click CONTINUE READING and find out why I gave this a 5/5 rating :)
Essence Fix and Matte Translucent Loose Powder
Translucent loose powder for a flawless and matte finish. Absorbs any excess oils on face. Applied over makeup, it helps to set, to give a no shine look that lasts all day. For all skin tones.

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. 

     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!

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Just Sharing

Saturday, July 14, 2012

     O-M-G! It's end of season sale once again. I know it's crazy! I'm planning to lift my no buy mode (parang coding lang =P) hehehe! but here's my bipolar personality again. I would love to shop new clothes and shoes since the last time I bought a pair of flats was months ago. But I'm worried that I will regret buying those stuffs. It's weird, I know! I'm also confused what brand to buy. Most stylish items are on sale so this will make me go nuts! Even if I already made my shopping list that I restricted only to three items (THREE ONLY) I'm sure that I will ignore it most specially if the items that caught my eye is 70% off the tag. I'm an impulse buyer before. I hope I can resists the power of temptation. So before I go on bargain hunting later, I want to share this post so you know what to expect on my next reviews. 

     Please bear with me for the long introduction. If you can still remember my post about being lucky on giveaways, well thanks to my lucky charm because I also won from other giveaways that I joined. This GC is for my son Kenzo and the hubby who loves eating chicken and burger :D and oh, coffee float is enough for me.

Certified Foodies Giveaway
500PHP GC from Jollibee
     My sister-in-law gave me this new product from AVON to review. She said this new hair treatment is on a special introductory price that's why she wanted me to give it a try. The hair treatment costs 199php. It's a steal because the shampoo is free. 
AVON Advance Techniques 3D
     This loot came from my sister. It's a way of saying thank you from asking a very important favor. She also saw this Tiny Buds baby powder at The Landmark baby section. At first I thought its for Kenzo but she told me to try it as finishing powder. When I read that it's made of real rice grains, I doubt it on keeping oilies at bay. But I have to road test it first, who knows this can be an HG material.
     I will end my post here dearies! My allergies are still there but not as itchy as day 1 and 2. I'm just worried that it will leave marks. I accidentally scratched them while sleeping :(  So to those who are going to spend their day shopping, take care and relax! Enjoy your day.

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