Category Archives: Makeup

FOTD: Too Faced Sweet Peach palette

Long time no post! My SephoraPH order arrived in less than 2 days so my Too Faced sweet peach palette  is now here. I was so excited for it since I was lemming for this for almost a year. I had the time to play with it yesterday and took too many photos so I thought I’d create a post here. I know my blog hasn’t been active for quite a while. So sorry but I will try to be more active!

I went to a food tasting yesterday and did a light everyday peach eye look and actually got a compliment from the person who took my order at Serenitea. But for the photos below, I took the time to upgrade the look and popped on some false lashes for photography purposes. Sayang naman ang makeup ko.

Face:

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light Medium Neutral

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Light Sand (undereye) and Light Medium

Hourglass Blush in Diffused Light

Nyx Baked Blush in Ignite (apples of the cheeks)

Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow Palette for highlight and a little bit of contour

Eyes:

Nars Pro Prime Eye primer

Too Faced Sweet peach palette

Benefit ka-brow! eyebrow cream cel 04

Benefit Gimme Brow brow gel 03

MAC Fluidline Gel in Past twilight

Red Cherry DW lashes

A little more detail on how I did my eyes: 

After priming my eyes, I topped my lids with White Peach to remove the tackiness of the primer. I then used Peaches n Cream on my crease then added Georgia on top and mixed the two on my crease. Make sure to blend very well. On the lid, I used Just Peachy and topped it with Luscious on the center of the lid.  I used a combination of Tempting and Peach Pit to define my outer V. Then, I went back to my crease and used Candied Peach to give it a more peachy look. I popped Nectar on my inner corner and dragged it up to give me a more wide-eyed look. I used a brown liner and also smudged Peach Pit on my lower lashline. I lined my upper lashline with a dark brown gel liner and popped on some falsies from Red Cherry lashes in DW.

Lips:

Happy Skin Hold My Hand lippie stix

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Blush

 

Product Empties #1

So I am going to start a series here in my blog called “Product Empties.” The post will be about any makeup or skincare item I use up. I will have a quick review on these items when I finish them. Since I have a lot of stuff, expect a post quarterly or maybe less often than that.  The only stuff that I finish up regularly is skincare so I’d only post if I have enough products to talk about. I hope you find this series useful.

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I have 4 product empties for today:

Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Neutral Fair (20.50 USD or approx. 960php). I bought this concealer because of Julia from Blessmybag. I believe we  have the same skintone so I lean towards whatever she uses. She used this as an undereye concealer and it’s actually pretty good at that. The shade I got has a slightly pinky undertone that counteracts dark circles. Would I buy it again? No, just because I’ve used a cheaper alternative (aka Maybelline Fit me in 15 Fair) and it works just as good.

Dior Addict Lip Glow in 001 (33 usd or approx. 1,540 php). This is a very expensive lip balm. “The first universal balm by Dior reacts to the unique chemistry of each woman’s lips to give them a natural flush of custom pink that suits her skin tone. As if revived from within, lips are fresh, full and radiant. “ That’s according to the description box from Dior’s website. During daytime, it’s the first thing I apply in my makeup routine. It’s not too slippery and leaves my lips hydrated and prepped for whatever lip product I’d use that day. At night, I use it before I sleep and when I wake up, I always have plump and moisturized lips. Would I buy it again? No. I got this in a set that I bought in Incheon airport. I thought then I was getting it at a bargain. But then again, it’s lipbalm, Meg. It’s too expensive. 🙁 I get the same results with my Innisfree Lip Treatment and that’s 160php.

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask (17 USD, 50ml or approx. 793php). This thing is the bomb, okay? I really love it. It’s suppose to clear your pores as you leave it on to dry and wash it off your skin. My skin feels super soft every time I use this. I only had a deluxe (but very generous) size of this, 50ml but it really lasts a long time. I’ve used it once a week quite religiously and it lasted me for almost a year. Would I buy it again? YES.

Origins Modern Friction (20usd, 50ml or approx 934php). I love love this facial scrub. I  use it twice a week and it leaves my skin baby soft. This plus charcoal mask combo is seriously my holy grail cleansing combo especially when I am having pesky unwanted breakouts. Would I buy it again? Uhm, I already have a backup waiting to be opened. Hehe.

That’s all I have for this post! Until my next empties <3 That means I need to really start using up my stuff…

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My MAC Lip Pencil Collection (Review and Swatches)

I’ve been on a lip pencil spree for the past 3 months already. I don’t even remember how this started because if I remember it correctly, I am not interested in lip pencils before. I find them useless. I guess watching beauty bloggers like Viviana and Lily changed my mind. They’ve been talking about MAC lip pencils for the past months and it got me interested in it again.

My first MAC lip pencil was Cherry which I got 2 years ago? I bought it together with MAC Red here in SM Aura. I thought I needed a red lip pencil to prevent my red lipsticks from bleeding. I also tried NYX lip pencils a few weeks back but didn’t like them because they were too dry. I thought, that’s it, I’m so done with these lip pencils.

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Happy Skin Prints Made Pretty Lippies (Review and Swatches)

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Hello everyone. I know, I know. I have not posted for 6 months. I was lazy and all because all I want to do during my idle time is sleep and lay in bed. Work has been stressing me out. It hasn’t improved but I am coping. Oh well.

Anyway, let’s get down to business. I am here with a new post about Happy Skin. It’s been a while since I last talked about their products on my blog.  If you’re a Happy Skin fan, by now, you should know that they released a matte version of their moisturizing lippie. The shades that I have here are from their tie up with Plains and Prints. Plains and Prints also release a clothing line with this collection.  Continue reading Happy Skin Prints Made Pretty Lippies (Review and Swatches)

Topshop Beauty Haul (First Impression and Swatches)

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I’ve always seen Topshop beauty in the  vlogs of UK beauty bloggers. So imagine my excitement when I saw the beauty section of Topshop when I visited Melbourne. It was the start of fashion week so they had 20% promo on all regular items from 5pm – 10pm that day. Yes!

Eyes – Nude Eye Contour in Naked (18 AUD)

Topshop Beauty haul

It’s Topshop’s version of a MAC paintpot but this is smaller. Paintpot has 0.17 oz and this one only has 0.7 oz.  I bought this because I thought it looked very similar to Groundwork. But looking at swatches online, Groundwork is definitely darker and warmer.   Continue reading Topshop Beauty Haul (First Impression and Swatches)

Travel Beauty Essentials (Winter edition)

Wassup, I am back with another post! I recently went on a trip to Melbourne and I thought of doing a blogpost of what makeup I’d bring there. But then things got crazy so I wasn’t able to make the post. So now that I am back, I am able to gather my thoughts and do a post that will hopefully be helpful to travellers.

I was in Melbourne for 9 days, it was near the end of winter. Cold, but not snowing. So I opted for dewy foundations/tinted moisturizer and decided to leave the powder behind. I made sure I had all lip color options, a pink, a red, a nude. As much as possible, I stayed away for mattes because it will dry my lips more. I brought a gloss because I know it will save me in the cold weather. I had two cheek options too- one cream and one powder. I brought cream shadow sticks and an eyeshadow palette. As for brushes, I brought a buffing brush, a blush brush, stippling brush and 2 eye brushes. I was able to fit everything in 3 pouches – that include skincare, body care and makeup. I was quite impressed with my packing skills if I may say.

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Palgantong Vita White BB Super Cover (Review and Swatches)

Sorry for the lack of posts. It’s been a crazy 2 months for me. I transitioned to a new role at work and I’m preparing for an Aussie trip! So excited! Okay, so let’s hop on to the review.
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Palgantong Vita White BB Super Cover SPF 30 PA++ ; 30ml

Available at these online shops, BeautyandMineral, BeautyMNL

I got this BB cream as a free gift from Sample Room when I availed of their VIP membership. It was very generous of them to give away a full size product.  I have the shade #10 Light Beige which is the more yellow toned than #20 Natural Beige. Yep, they only have 2 shades.  Palgantong is a Japanese brand and they’re popular for their theatrical loose powder. It’s said to be used by Korean movie stars. Continue reading Palgantong Vita White BB Super Cover (Review and Swatches)