MAC Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection

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I got a few items from the recently released Alluring Aquatic and Kelly Osbourne Collection from MAC Cosmetics. These were released last May and June 2014 respectively in the US.

MAC aquatic bronzer swatches
Swatch Comparison: The Body Shop Honey Bronzer, Aphrodite’s Shell, Betty Lou Manizer, Laguna (Click on the photo for a larger size)

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Alluring Aquatic Extra Dimension Bronzer in Aphrodite’s Shell.

I was able to try this bronzer during a visit to MAC’s counter in SM Megamall last July. I was initially looking for one of their lipsticks because it was featured in Maxine‘s blog. This bronzer is not very pigmented so it’s hard to overdo it.  It turned me off at first but the SA said he’d apply it on me and it looked beautiful. If you check out the swatch, it has a slight sheen to it but it’s not very visible on the skin. It has a slight orange-brown tint that’s quite flattering on the skin. For very pale girls, you can use this to contour, but for light-medium skinned people like me, this is a great product to give your skin a little bit more color. This would be perfect to use on beach outings. A swipe or two of this on your cheeks will give you that sun-kissed glow. I bought this from Carefreeshopper (they still have stock! Oops, no more stocks. 🙁 ) since it was already out of stock in MAC then.

Check out more products after the cut!

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REVIEW: Happy Skin Zit Zapper Second Skin Cream Foundation

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Photo from Happy Skin Website

I have been using this product for more than a week now and I think I am ready to give my two cents on this. I bought this the day after its launch. Yes, I was that excited for Happy Skin’s new product launch. 😛 Initially, I was more excited to try the new and permanent shades of the Shut Up and Kiss Me lippies but when I swatched them in store, I knew I had dupes of them in my stash.  I ended up checking out this new version of SS cream which is catered to acne prone and sensitive skin. Who could resist the cute and bright-looking tube? Looking at the swatch, I knew I have something similar to this consistency and shade. Yes, the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC cream – which I have yet to review. I tested it on my jaw and the shade looks perfect on my light-medium skin tone. I trusted the claim that it’s for sensitive skin so I bit the bullet and off to the cashier I went.

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FOTD #5 – Flawless Base

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I haven’t been feeling my best the past week because my hyperacidity attacks are at its peak again.  I thought I got it under control until l took a few sips of Matcha Latte from Happy Lemon 2 Sundays ago.  Ika nga nila, masarap ang bawal.  Caffeine is my biggest trigger and my hyperacidity acts up and as a result, I couldn’t breathe properly because too much acid produces too much air in my stomach. I feel so bloated when this happens.

So I am back to my usual medication, and I am back to eating small frequent meals throughout the day. Bummer.

Anyway, enough of my health issues. Sharing you another face of the day post!

Face. I finally used my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Beige. I seriously need to put out all my base products so I could use them all up. This foundation is slightly watery so it’s very lightweight but gives a beautiful dewy, medium coverage. I used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand to cover the redness around my nose and some hyperpigmentation on my cheeks. For blush, I used Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Berry Pop to give my cheeks some color. Since I am oily, I used Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder to set my base. This is an awesome powder since it makes my face looks amazingly flawless.  I then set everything with MAC fix+ setting spray.  Continue reading FOTD #5 – Flawless Base

Bold Berry Lip Combo

New bold lip combo

You know when you have so much makeup that you already ignore most it? Makeup hoarders, raise your hands.  Agree with me?  I think my addiction is beyond control already. I know, sad.

Recently, I found some awesome lip products in my stash that I haven’t been using much. I was looking for cheaper alternative to MAC lip pencils when I found these ones from Ever Bilena. The shade that I have is HOT PINK. I swatched all the pencils and not all are creamy and pigmented. HOT PINK is one of the nicer shades. I fill my lips with this pencil and then top it with Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Gloss in Berry Brilliance and you get luscious berry lips. I love the fact that this lip combo is just 300 pesos. Ever Bilena lip pencil is  only 100 pesos and I got the Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Gloss for 200 pesos from Bonmarche.  I checked their site at the moment and the price is now 210 pesos though. It’s still a good price I believe. The gloss is not very sticky and stays on the lips for a good 2-3 hours. EB lip pencil is a no-brainer. It’s pigmented, cheap and it works. I really love this lip combo on days when I don’t have too much eye makeup.

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FOTD #4 ( and some changes in my skincare and makeup routine)

My skin has been acting up recently. I’m not breaking out in particular but I see whiteheads sprouting in places that has been clear before. I think my skin needs time to breathe so I replaced some items in my skincare routine and stopped wearing heavy makeup.

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