Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Vera and Raquel (Review and Swatches)

I’ve been on a roll the past weeks. I think this January is the most I have posted in a month. I have a lot products in the back burner so I hope I could sustain this.

Okay, so for this post I will talk about NARS Audacious lipsticks. NARS released this new range of lipsticks Fall 2014 in celebration of its 20th anniversary. I’ve already mentioned Vera in this post.  It comes in 40 shades and I will review 2 for you here, Raquel and Vera.

Nars Audacious 1

Nars Audacious 2

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MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick Review and Swatches (Prabal Gurung Collection)

Prabal Gurung teamed up with MAC for this collection.  This was released last December 2014 here in Manila. He’s a Nepalese American fashion designer based in New York City.  He’s pretty young at 35. His designs have been worn by famous celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga among others.

I wasn’t planning to buy anything in this collection when I saw Temptalia’s post on this. But when I passed by MAC’s counter in Glorietta one weekend last December, I swatched Carmine Rouge and I was super impressed by the texture and shade and I knew I had to go home with it.

After seasons of backstage-to-runway beauty partnerships, M·A·C and Prabal Gurung debut their highly anticipated makeup collaboration. The modern glamour and immaculate style of the designer comes to life with M·A·C in an exclusive colour collection featuring smoky, gilded hues for eyes, lips and cheeks in ultra-luxurious, custom gold packaging.

MAC Prabal 3 MAC Prabal 1 MAC Prabal 2

The packaging looks immaculate. Come on, look at that. It’s a far cry from the usual MAC bullet that can be a little boring. This packaging reminds me of YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. It has a weight on it too, so it feels more luxurious than the black bullet. Packaging gets an A+  from me!

Read more about this shade after the cut.  Continue reading MAC Carmine Rouge Lipstick Review and Swatches (Prabal Gurung Collection)

Gem in the drugstore: Prestige Total Intensity Eyeshadows (Bewitched and Hocus Pocus)

Total Intensity ES 1

During one of my Beauty Bar visits, I chanced upon swatching Youngblood eyeshadow quads. There were some quads in their sale section but it was all purples and blues which didn’t appeal to me very much. I am one of those who lean towards neutral eyeshadows. I went to the regular line and checked out the eyeshadow quads and I swatched the most amazing warm taupey-mauve shade in the world. It’s so creamy and pigmented and has the most beautiful sheen huhu but the palette is so freaking expensive. It’s more than 2500 pesos. Really for a quad?! I don’t want to spend too much since I know I only liked one eyeshadow. So I tried roaming around looking for dupes for that particular eyeshadow. I found alternatives in the Total Intensity line of Prestige. They are both my first duochrome eyeshadows and I think I am in love. <3

Read more about these eyeshadows after the cut.

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Bold and Berry

All About Plum 3

Winter is not yet over so I think it’s still not too late to talk about  about bold lips. Most specifically, berry lips.  I love dark lips. Be it red or plum/berry – I really love the look of it. It’s a great color that can easily brighten up your bare face. I remember seeing Heart Evangelista on TV 4 years ago sporting a beautiful vampy lip and I thought to myself: I want a lip stick like that. I asked my aunt from the US to buy me my very first MAC lipstick, REBEL. I loved it so much that I didn’t bother to buy or look  for any other plum lipsticks. It’s a dark purple that looks great opaque and looks great when sheered out as well. It also fades gorgeously into a light purple/pinkish stain. This is probably the “driest” of them all when it comes to texture. It’s a satin so it has a bit of a shine, but it feels a little bit drying on the lips as I wear it throughout the day.

Read more about the other shades after the cut! Continue reading Bold and Berry

Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie (SM Mega Fashion Hall)

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetEver since Mega Fashion Hall opened, our food choices in SM Megamall have not been limited to Yabu and Jipan anymore. Chard and I obviously love Japanese cuisine. So when we were deciding on our lunch date last Saturday, we decided to try a restaurant we haven’t visited yet.

Read more about our experience after the cut.  Continue reading Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie (SM Mega Fashion Hall)

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