makeup

Feature: Imagic Cosmetics PH

Friday, March 26, 2021

     Heads up makeup junkies, I got some new babies to play with courtesy of Imagic Cosmetics PH. These makeup products are promising because they’re high quality at practical prices. If you are a beginner and building your makeup arsenal, this brand is for you! I'm not a PRO when it comes to makeup as I still can't get a hang of eyeshadow application but they sent these professional basics like the Flash Palettes, High-Definition Primer, Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, and Lip Kohl. 

     Upon research, All IMAGIC products are safe and cruelty-free! They import cruelty-free raw materials from abroad. The brand refuses to test on animals too, yay! Today, animal testing is no longer needed as they have better methods to determine if a product is dangerous for humans. According to the website, their labs will also continue to experiment with innovation, striving to create natural makeup products. This is good news to those who are supporting socially responsible cosmetics and vegan makeup aficionados. Sharing a short feature of the products they sent and why you should try them now :)

Imagic PROfessional Cosmetics

Feature: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Line

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

     Last December, I received a box full of makeup goodies from Revlon Philippines. They sent me a goodie box of their best-selling lines-ColorStay. This makeup-loving heart almost got a heart attack upon opening the box, hahaha! Kidding aside, the super generous brand sent bottles and tubes- not one but almost all their face products in different shades of their so-called Life Proof line.

    Revlon ColorStay features long-wearing, transfer-proof, smudge-proof, and life-proof. Impeccable, won’t-rub-off makeup that stays in place no matter what comes your way. The ColorStay products that I received promises to give the coverage I need and will stay put as long as I need them too. Since summertime is just around the corner, these Revlon ColorStay face makeup products got me covered! Scroll down to see more photos and swatches of the promising line.

Feature: Revlon ColorStay Makeup Line

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

     Makeup trends come and go and there's one that I want to stay- highlighters! It's one of the secrets to look glowing on photos sans the sleepless nights. I've started using highlighters a couple of years ago and it's one of my makeup essentials that give the lit from within look. I always get a compliment whenever I have highlighter on my cheeks that's why I'm excited to try different types and finishes available in the market today.

     I've tried two types of highlighter to date- powder and liquid. Both are easy to use and gives the right illuminating effect for that blooming and fresh look. Last December, I received a box full of makeup goodies from Revlon Philippines and five shimmering, shinning, splendid highlighters made my eyes sparkle. They sent all the shades of their Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter that stoked my highlighter loving heart. More information about Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter after the jump.

Product Review: Revlon Colorstay Endless Glow Liquid Highlighter

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Thursday, September 12, 2019

     One of the most important tools in makeup arsenals are brushes. There’s a brush for everything for concealing, contouring, applying foundation, buffing, blending, and priming. And every brush picks up the product over time. And after a period of use, you should consider cleaning them. And not just dusting them off, but actually cleaning them. 

     Why? Because you want to prevent acne. You can learn more about it here. But every time you use brushes they tend to contain bacteria if they were open and from your product as well. This leads to clogged pores, infections, and acne. If brushes still have older makeup on them, they won’t help you apply the right color you’re aiming for. Let’s say you did a black smokey eye and used the same brush the very next day to a nude eye palette. You won’t achieve that look because your brush still contains product from the last application. 

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Feature: Abbamart Korea

Monday, August 05, 2019

     Kbeauty fans, hear ye, hear ye! Here's another promising brand that will help you create your K-Pop inspired makeup look. The brand is set to have its official launch anytime soon here in the Philippines and is giving dibs about the products they offer on their Facebook and Instagram pages. 

     Their tagline 'The Beauty Playground" best describes the brand- playful yet classy colors that radiate warm and happy vibes. Abbamart sent three of their best-selling products- Today Is the Weather Eye Palette 2, On & Off Dual Contour, and Mellow Tone with Lips Lipstick last December. More information about these babies after the jump!

Feature: Abbamart Korea 

Feature: BYS Cosmetics Summer Collection

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

     It's rainy season already but I can still feel the summer heat especially in the afternoon. I'm sure that beauty aficionados and makeup junkies are looking for a perfect rosy and soft glam look that will complement our erratic weather.

     BYS Cosmetics Philippines recently released their newest summer collections that will make you look good and feel fresh all day. Meet BYS Bloom Collection- a collection that’s inspired by Sakura Flowers with lip and cheek tint in a creamy and pigmented formula. Safari Collection, on the other hand, is inspired by the elements of the earth. BYS Philippines sent three items for the collection, check out the photos and swatches after the jump!

Feature: BYS Cosmetics Summer Collection

Product Review: MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Sunday, June 16, 2019

     I've been lemming for a pretty pink with peach or coral shade lipstick for years now and finally found one in MAC's Cremesheen formula- Coral Bliss. A pretty pink and peach lipstick shade that is perfect for summer and for lazy days when I don't want to wear makeup. The pink and peach tones in this lipstick give a pretty pop of color on my lips whenever I want to brighten up my day. 

     I bought this in an instant because I forgot to bring my lipstick the day I'm on my way to an event. My plan is to buy MAC Angel first before this but after seeing how pretty this baby after the SA (sales lady) handed me the bullet at MAC Sm Aura, I got totally sold. I said to myself that I'm getting this shade not only because of my lemming but it's a nice shade that screams summer. More about MAC Coral Bliss after the jump.

Product Review: MAC Coral Bliss Lipstick

Natura Organics Makeup

Monday, May 13, 2019

     One of the reasons why I started this blog is because of my love for organic skincare and one of the first organic brands that saved my skin from nasty breakouts was Natura Organics.  I was a problematic first-time mommy some 9 years ago because of my adult acne. After giving birth to my son Kenzo, pimples were popping all over my face and skin problems became a major concern.

     I experienced mild adult-onset acne two months after giving birth and my HG (holy grail) skincare products back then worsen my skin condition. I discovered organic skincare from international beauty bloggers sharing reviews on facial cleansers and toners. I was really intrigued that's why I did some research and to my surprise, there are a handful of local brands selling organic skin care products and one of them is Natural Organics. Surprise, surprise! From skin care, they are now into makeup that is certified vegan, 100% natural, and cruelty-free. More about Natura Organics Makeup Line after the jump.

Natura Organics Makeup Line

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

Thursday, January 03, 2019

     For us girls, the expressions 'kilay is life' and 'brows on fleek' have a big impact on our daily lives. Achieving both may mean the world to us. Kidding aside, our brows give life to our face and without them, our face will be like Mona Lisa. Can you imagine yourself without eyebrows? I know it's sad that's why we are in constant search for a brow product that will give life to our brows.

     I have thin and almost non-existent brows and only a good brow product will give life to them. It’s true that I'm one of the ‘kilay is life’ girls when it comes to makeup because my brows give life to my face. I’ve tried a lot of brow products in the past and this is my first time to try a gel type that promises lifeproof, last-all-day hold in shades that compliments my Southeast Asian skin and hair color. Enter Project Vanity x Ellana Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel- a rising star in the eyebrow makeup department that can pass as a dupe of a high-end brand. More information, photos, and swatches of the product below.

Product Review: Project Vanity x Ellana Mineral Cosmetics Life-Proof Eyebrow Gel

Feature: Bell HYPOAllergenic / Bell Cosmetics

Thursday, November 15, 2018

     Wearing makeup should enhance your feature, give self-esteem, and make you more beautiful. It should bring out the best in you not the stress in you! Do you have sensitive skin that prevents you from wearing makeup? I feel you because I saw how my sister’s sensitive skin reacts to makeup and it’s really bad! Red and itchy bumps appear after application that's why she's forced to wash her face immediately.

     She's been struggling for years in finding the right brand that will not irritate her skin. There are brands in the market that cater to individuals who have sensitive skin but it's not budget friendly and offers limited color selection. Fast forward today, a European brand has landed on Philippine shores- Bell HYPOAllergenic or Bell Cosmetics. It is a hypoallergenic line that uses very gentle formulas and high-quality ingredients for their products. Know more about Bell HYPOAllergenic after the jump and the sensitive skin's must-haves :)

Feature: Bell HYPOAllergenic Cosmetic  / Bell Cosmetics

Product Review: MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

Monday, August 06, 2018

     I'm slowly building my MAC lipstick arsenal. My first shade was Girl About Town which was a 'pasalubong' pa from my cousin years ago. During that time, I was so obsessed with MAC lipstick to the point that I want to hoard or buy all the shades once there's a new collection. I know it's crazy but a girl can never have too many lipsticks, right?!

     But then I realized that I only need to splurge on the shades that I really want and will suit my skin tone. After all, a lipstick, in general, has a shelf-life of two years after the first swipe and if I will hoard that much, some or all will just be sitting in my drawer waiting to be tossed. I already have a red, pink, and purple shade of MAC lipstick and this time I want a neutral one that I can use every day. Guess what, I've found the perfect neutral shade that I can sport with or without makeup- MAC Kinda Sexy!

Product Review: MAC Kinda Sexy Lipstick

SM Beauty Playground

Friday, May 25, 2018

     Looking for all things beauty? Look no further as SM Beauty launches their very own playground where beauty enthusiasts have all the freedom to discover, experience, and play with the wide array of beauty products and services under one beauty hall.

    I was invited to the launch of SM Beauty Playground at SM Makati weeks ago where I swatched, tried, and tested all the makeup from drugstore to high-end brands. I was in makeup-skincare-all things beauty heaven as the brands allowed us to play with makeups. I also joined in games that the beauty associates prepared for a better understanding of the brand's product offerings. Read the highlights of the event below :)

SM Beauty Playground

My Japan Lifestyle Haul

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

     Hi dearies! Hope everyone's having a great week so far. I miss writing this kind of blog post. When I was starting, I write a haul post weekly because I want to share what I bought from my weekend shopping. I'm always on the look for new and exciting things thus I'll buy them and feature here on the blog. Shopping for beauty products is my kind of retail therapy that I seldom do these days. What we shop weekly now are necessities because of adulting!

     Anyhoo, I'm a fan of Japanese culture. I love everything- Japan!!! From food, toys, fashion, and my fave- beauty, I always make sure to try the latest in these categories. When I was in Japan last March, I had a chance to shop for items that I rarely found here in the Philippines. Read more below to see my Japan haul, enjoy!

My Japan Lifestyle Haul
I was able to fit in my stuff and haul inside this medium luggage :)

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

     There's one thing that Filipinos love to do during free time or the wee hours of the night- online shopping!!! I presume that some of you may have already shopped online and it's an accomplishment if you have successfully purchased an item you've been longing for. Since it's summer, I have a list of must-haves that I want to buy online as online shopping is the most convenient way to shop at the comfort of your home.

     The blazing summer heat kept me under house arrest for days now. I need to replenish my summer essentials and I'm so happy that Shopee Philippines is here to save me from traffic and sunburn. For those who still don't know Shopee, read the post below and discover some of the summer must-haves that I highly recommend :)

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Friday, March 02, 2018

     Hello dearies! I'm back with another feature and review. If you're a long-time reader of this blog, prolly you know that I'm a makeup junkie- a fan of lipsticks, eyeliners, and bb cushions. If there are new products on the market to try, my lipstick loving heart is always ready to do a swatch.

     Earlier this week, I received makeup goodies from Fashion 21 and my heart skipped a beat when I saw lipsticks inside. It's the newest line from Fashion 21- Permanent Matte Lipstick! They also sent their Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract that comes in 3 shades. To know more about Fashion 21 and these products, read more below :)

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Fashion 21

     Fashion 21 was born from the idea of a fresh look for the woman of the 21st century. It was to offer to Filipinas a new brand of imported, good quality and long-lasting makeup at an affordable price. It was dubbed as a brand that showcases world-class products that would fit the woman of the next decade.

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract
photo from Fashion 21 Facebook Page

Fashion 21 Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract P135

     This light, super-smooth pressed powder is the perfect thing to complete your look; its semi-matte finish and translucence make your face look fresh with a natural, healthy glow.

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract
Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract 

     The cucumber extract also hydrates your skin and keeps dryness at bay. This powder comes in three different shades, so no matter what your skin tone is, you can benefit from its amazing effects

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract
Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract comes in three shades. L-R: 1, 2, and 3

Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick P199

     New matte lipstick that gives you a long-wearing and color-rich finish. The intense Matte Permanent Lipstick comes with 10 wearable shades, perfect for all your occasions from day to night! Out of the 10 shades,  I'll be sharing my thoughts on the 5 shades that I have on hand like Melon Coral, Beet Rose, Wild Berry Jam, Apple Pie and Maroon Cherry.

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

     Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick looks like a jumbo crayon. The lipstick is housed inside a twistable tube. No need to sharpen before application because all you have to do it twist it up.

Feature: Fashion 21 Permanent Matte Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

size: 3 g

price: 199 php (Around $3.80+)

place bought: Watsons SM Fairview
Available in Shopee, Tackthis, and in all leading malls and beauty stores nationwide
or visit this link https://www.fashion21cosmetics.com/storelocator/

instruction for use: Pucker up those lips with a swipe or two

ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane and Ethylene/ Propylene Copolymer, Calcium Carbonate, Isobutylmethacrylate/ Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Acrylate Copolymer, Paraffin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Polyisobutene, Paraffin/Synthetic Wax/ Glycol Montanate, Ozokerite, Beeswax, Polyethylene, Phenoxyethanol.
May Contain: Cl 15850, Cl 45410, Cl16035, Cl 19140, Cl 77491/77499, Cl 77492, Cl 77491, Cl 42090

     
     Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick has a velvety texture. It glides smoothly on my lips upon application. It is very pigmented and goes opaque on my lips after two swipes. I like that it's crayon-type because it makes application of lipstick on the outer corner of my lips easy.

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

     The shades are wearable for Filipina skin tone. It's long wearing and leaves a beautiful stain after eating oily food. Even though it's dubbed as matte permanent lipstick, it's easy to remove using a lip makeup remover. 

Feature: Fashion 21 Permanent Matte Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

     I love these shades from Fashion 21. They are perfect for day to night wear. This is one of the most affordable crayon-type lipstick on the market today, great for budget-conscious individuals and students. See the swatches below and let me know in the comment section which shade or shades you like :)

Fashion 21 Permanent Matte Lipstick

Melon Coral- coral and pink shade

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Beet Rose- muted rose pink

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Maroon Cherry- wine shade

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Wild Berry Jam- dark red shade

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

Apple Pie- nude brown shade

Feature: Fashion 21 Matte Permanent Lipstick and Pressed Powder with Cucumber Extract

For more information about Fashion 21
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Happy Skin January 2018 Makeup Collection

Monday, February 26, 2018

     New year, new collection! Happy Skin is here to help you achieve those makeup goals with their Do It ALL in 2018 Time-Saving Makeup! I know a lot of girls are struggling with makeup application especially those who rise early and simply don't have ample time to do their makeup properly. If one of your new year's resolution is to have that plakado brows and luscious matte lips but don't have time then Happy Skin is here to turn those resolutions into reality. 

     Happy Skin— an original, homegrown beauty brand—gives you just what you need to turn a can’t into a can and to give your dreams a solid plan—time. They created time-saving makeup that cares for the skin, Happy Skin gives you the opportunity to do it all by saving your precious time. More about the products after the jump!

Happy Skin January 2018 Makeup Collection

Kris Aquino for Ever Bilena

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

     Ever Bilena is one of the local brands that I noticed to have slowly but surely gained popularity last year. The quality of their makeup has improved a lot. I was a member of a beauty forum group on Facebook and I saw members raving Ever Bilena products particularly the matte lipsticks.

     Looks like the brand will be the talk of the town as the 'Queen of All Media' was announced as the newest ambassador and will be joining their growing family. Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy said that they are so excited for this because Kris Aquino is one of the trusted celebrities by the Filipino. 

Kris Aquino for Ever Bilena
photo from shopgirljen.com

Acquire Aesthetic Expertise at Center for Aesthetic Studies

Thursday, February 01, 2018

     According to Merriam-Webster, Aesthetic means a set of ideas or opinions about beauty or art. The definition may be simple but it's a serious business. 

     As the renowned fashion icon Calvin Klein once said, “the best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” This underscores the reality that looking your best does not “just happen.” Indeed, even professional models, actresses, and beauty professionals have time and tested makeup methods that took years to master and apply. 

Acquire Aesthetic Expertise at Center for Aesthetic Studies

Watsons Happy New You Campaign Launch

Monday, January 22, 2018

     New year, new you! New Year's Resolutions will always be there, it may be the same every year, but there is one thing that you need to do to achieve what's on your list- leave time to love yourself!

     It’s the starting point for every other change you can make, and it’s surprisingly hard to do, but have no fear. This year, Watsons is going to help you nail down those New You resolutions with a few simple tips and a boatload of awesome products. Some of the products you'll see below are tried and tested by yours truly so don't be afraid to try and discover it for yourself!

Watsons Happy New You Campaign Launch

Feature: blk Cosmetics

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

     Prolly you've seen all the beauty and lifestyle bloggers muse their experiences on blk Cosmetics. The brand is owned by the one and only Anne Curtis. Her mission is to launch a makeup line that's all about uncomplicated beauty. Simply put, she wanted a makeup line that's simple, easy to apply, has superb quality but easy on the budget.

     Anne knows how important it is to have a beauty routine that works and won’t take much time. This meant paring down all the possible makeup options to come up with a carefully curated line that carries only the absolute essentials. Know more about blk Cosmetics and why for Ann "less is more, and that beauty should be made easy.”

Feature: blk Cosmetics

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