powder foundation

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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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! :) 

For more updates and product information please visit the following sites:
Website: www.virginiaolsen.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Virginia_Olsen

Facebook: www.facebook.com/VirginiaOlsenMinerals

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!

Good Times!~


Product Review: 2017 UPDATE Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover in OC10

Sunday, February 05, 2012

     Hi dearies! How's your weekend? I think I'm ready to say my raves and rant about this makeup that I got a month ago. I'm not using it every day because most of the time I stay at home. I only use bb cream when going outside, I just want light coverage with moisturizer and SPF on my face and that's what bb cream is supposed to be. So on special occasions and when I feel I want to look glam, I use to top off my bb cream with powder foundation.

     I want to share with you the powder foundations that I own before. I have used only two powder foundation and one pressed powder and that's Neutrogena Fine Fairness Powder, MAC Studio Fix Foundation Plus Powder and Garnier Light Visible Face Powder. I can say that MAC is my HG among the three. I never hit the pan of my studio fix and just got expired. Since I'm already a mom, money is very important for me. I need to save and budget the money that I get from my husband and buying high- end makeup is at the bottom of my list. But last December, my husband told me to buy the makeup that I'm lemming for a long time. This is the time when I convinced myself to buy this Majolica Majorca powder foundation after reading raves from blog and GT forums.

Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover in OC10

My New Baby + HG Under Eye Concealer and a facial wipes substitute

Monday, January 09, 2012

     Hi dearies! I'm still on a hang over mode after the holidays and my brother, mother-in-law and my birthday celebrations. I know there's a lot of catching up to do. So many items to review and post updates to be done. I just want to share to you what I bought myself before 2011 ends and my new found HG.
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover Powder Foundation in OC10
Garnier BB Under Eye Roll On and Purederm Make-Up Cleansing Tissues
     So far, I'm loving this new powder foundation and will road test it for a month so I can make a review. On the other hand, Garnier BB Under Eye Roll On is love! I can say it's my HG under eye concealer right now. 

     The Purederm facial wipes that I purchased before we left Manila also deserves a review here. I can't say that it can be a HG material but after 3 uses, it can be compared to my Hg facial wipes that is Neutrogena. 

     That's it for now, I need to lose all this holiday weight and stress so that I can get back right on track. Thanks for reading!

Good Times!~


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