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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)

L’oreal Moist Matte Lipsticks (Review and Swatches)

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Loreal Matte 2Well, well. I think I may have found a really good matte formula.  This review will be short and quick since it doesn’t need a long intro. (But really, I am just lazy to write a long one.) I bought the first one, Raspberry Syrup, because it was on sale at 400 pesos last May. I didn’t really need a new lipstick (says no beauty lover ever) but the discounted price tempted me and the shade name reminded me of my first Bobbi Brown Lipstick –  Cosmic Raspberry. The color is nothing like the Bobbi Brown one though. Raspberry Syrup is a reddish pink shade that leans a little bit coral. Now for the last two shades, I only got them last week since they were still on sale. (Come on L’oreal, my wallet is empty already.) Spring Rosette is a pretty nice neutral and muted pink. I would call it a nude but many may disagree. It’s a good every day lip color. Glamour Fuchsia is my favorite of the lot. It’s a magenta purple.  I’ve been looking for a matte purple lipstick that won’t look to clownish on me and this is the one. Thanks to Rae for the reco! I’m only wearing Bourjois CC cream and a bit of pencil on my eyebrows on the photos below. Sorry for the change of lighting in the photos. Oh you know, sun.

SwatchesSpring Rosette FaceGlamour Fuchsia FaceRaspberry Syrup FaceThese L’oreal moist matte ones are not drying, stays on pretty long (5-6 hours) and fades pretty nicely. It has this slightly powdery texture that feels lightweight. Super love! <3 These lipticks are still on sale at 400 pesos until June 30, 2015 so grab one if you can! It’s worth it.

P.S. My Glamour Fuchsia broke while I was swatching it. Huhu. They are creamy so make sure not to twist all the way up before you use it. A , warning to you, just in case. 

In love with Colourpop (Review and Swatches)

I first heard of Colourpop through CoffeebreakwithDani and KathleenLights. I saw videos of them swatching their eyeshadows that only cost 5 USD each. Like come on? Really that cheap?! But then I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes so I forgot all about it until I’ve seen videos of them doing swatches of the “lippie stix” which is CP’s version of a lipstick. Again, my weakness is lipsticks so I was curious and bought a few of their eyeshadows and lippie stix from Prettymoody’s IG account. Got the eyeshadow and lippie stix for 350 pesos each. As you can see in the photo, one of the eyeshadows was broken when I got it. Colourpop’s formulation is known to be a very soft, gel-like powder. It feels like cream when you touch it and sets as powder on the lids.  So I just had to press down the crumbs and cracks and they’re sort of back to the original shape.

The lippie stix costs 5USD each too. If you think about it, it’s not really that cheap because it only has 1g of product. MAC has 3.4g. However, if you’re the type who has a lot of lipsticks in your rotation, then you’re good. You won’t be able to finish a tube anyway. 10890877_1584534218456888_1241835932_n

Continue reading In love with Colourpop (Review and Swatches)

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.

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Read more about it after the cut!  Continue reading Nars Audacious Lipsticks in Vera and Raquel (Review and Swatches)

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.

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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)

Bold and Berry

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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

Holiday 2014 Releases from Happy Skin: New Lippies and Lip and Cheek Mousse

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Happy skin, happy skin, oh where do I begin?  /dreamy eyes

Pardon my fail poetic attempt right there. Last Oct 13, Happy Skin turned 1! And they sure celebrated with a bang because of the wide array of new products they released. On the party, they launched their holiday collection, a deluxe set of of eyeliners, an eyeshadow palette, and the lip and cheek mousse! I was so excited about the lip and cheek mousse that I couldn’t wait for November to get it. ;_; I am weak people, I am weak.

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