LIPSTICK EXPERIMENT

Got a bit bored and experimented with two lippies (Wet n Wild and LA girl) that I rarely use to come up with a new shade. Topped that off a moisturizing lip balm (Baby Lips from Maybelline). Enjoy!

No Makeup MakeUp look

So today I decided to stick to nude colors to achieve this No MakeUp MakeUp Look.  I did not put too much on my eyes today and skipped the eye liner. But for my eye brows I have to fill in all the spaces there since I also colored it when I dyed my hair and it looks like I don’t have my eye brows. (I miss my old eye brows)

img_0276Also, I had my hair braided today by one of my friends at work (thanks Jenn!). I have listed below the products that I have used for today’s No Makeup Makeup Look.
img_0277Eyebrows: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Eyelids: LA Girl Nude Eye Shadow Palette
Eye lashes: Maybelline HyperCurl
Lippie: Maybelline Matte lipstick in Darlingly Nude
Cheeks:Revlon Matte Balm in Showy
Contour: BYS Eye Shadow Powder
Face: NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation
That’s all for today. Just a quick tip, this No MakeUp Makeup Look always depends on your skin tone and don’t ever ever skip the blush and the lips. You don’t want to look sick. The goal is to look effortlessly natural and fresh. I want to hear more of your ideas by leaving it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: Must-Rush Makeup

Back in my high school days I remember that I’m really not into so much makeup. When I stepped into junior high I started fixing myself and my must-haves are: lip balm, face powder and sometimes an eye liner and that’s it!

Growing up I discover new stuff about beauty and it’s just overwhelming that nowadays there are lot of stuff that you can put on your face especially makeup. It’s as fast-paced as technology.

Way back then, makeup is just about covering imperfections and enhance a few features on the face. But now, there’s contouring, strobing and etcetera! And sometimes when I do my basic makeup, the basic doesn’t feel so basic anymore. I put on my concealer, foundation powder, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, blush, lipstick and sometimes even contour!

There also those in-a-rush days or lazy days wherein I don’t really pay much attention to my face but still care to look presentable. Or rather put an effort not looking pale or sick.

  1. Eye brow pencil
    The eye brows literally frames the face and it can actually do a manor change on how your face actually looks. Personally, I go from my natural shaped eye brows with a slight arch to full eye brows. Depending on my mood actually.

    I’m not really particular when it comes to brand of eye brow pencil but A few good brands that I have used are NYX, BYS and Clinique. I was supposed to put mascara here but… Eye lashes doesn’t really have a huge face framing factor unlike your eye brows which really is a game changer. #EyeBrowsForLife
  2. Foundation powder
    I am literally the Queen of Oiliness. And I just can’t go on with my life without a good foundation powder that will help me get through the day with minimal touch ups.
    Right now I am using NYX Stay Matte not Flat Powder Foundation and ELF Two-way Foundation Powder.
  3. Lipstick
    I’m a sick-looking kid without lipstick. That’s why I make sure I always have one one on me. For a bolder look I always go for those shades that are dark red, burgundy or close to maroon. I’m not into shiny lippies. I actually go with something creamy to matte finish. And I double the duty by applying it as a blush too.

    Right now my dual purpose lipsticks are Revlon Matte Balm in Showy and Maybelline Matte lipstick in Ravishing Rose and my go-to red lippies up to date are Jordana Matte lipstick in Berry and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague. (Disclaimer: Prague is not actually red. It’s actually dark pink in color. And it may look red for some)

And that’s for my Tuesday Top 3 for this week. I want to know your top 3 makeup must-haves too and your makeup recommendations for those lazy days by sharing it on the comments section below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Five Friday Faves: Beauty hacks

When it comes to products. Not only beauty products, I believe that it has lots of use and it can become an instant remedy. I’m talking about general stuff here guys. But since this is a beauty blog, I want to share some hacks that I’ve learned through the years that I have applied personally. Let’s get started!

1. Dried up eye liner pencil?
Use a lighter to heat your eye liner pencil for just a few seconds only. The heat will slightly melt the eye liner, making it easier for you to apply it again on your eye brows or eye lids. Remember: heat it for a few seconds only!

2. Broken eye shadow palette?
Head to your toiletries and get your alcohol (isopropyl or ethyl, it doesn’t matter). Pour it on the broken eye shadow palette and piece it together and flatten it with your fingers. Leave it for 30-50minutes until it totally dries up. Voila! You’ve got your eye shadow palette pieced back together again!
TIP: You can also use the same technique on a broken foundation face powder.

 

3. Hair and scalp too oily and sweaty?
Now this I sweat it really works for me especially when I’m done with my workout and I don’t want the feeling of oily and sweaty hair and scalp. Grab a baby powder and put a good amount in your palm if you have long hair. Then comb your hands on your hair and massage it. The powder will absorb the excess oil and sweat. No need to worry that it will leave white spots on your hair. As long as you’ll towel it off or even just a tissue, will do the trick! Plus this beauty hack gives your hair volume too!

 

4. Dry lips?
Of course you wouldn’t want to apply your lipstick on dried lips. There are instances that there’s this dryness even if you applied your lip balm. Then this means your lips needs a little exfoliating. You can apply your favorite lip balm or even a petroleum jelly on your lips then head to your kitchen’s cupboard to get a half teaspoon of sugar (or even less) then scrub it on your lips. This will help buff out the dead skin off from your lips then wipe it off with a tissue then you’re good to apply your lippie. And why sugar and not salt? Because sugar is somehow rounder than salt and incase your lips are chapped or wounded, at least the sugar won’t burn or sting. Got it? Good!

 

5. Almost dried up mascara?
Yep you’ve read almost because it this technique that I honestly use on my mascaras but I just have a feeling that it wouldn’t work on totally dried up mascaras. So last but but not least of my five fave hacks… Boil water enough for a tea or coffee cup. Once your poured the hot water on your cup, soak your mascara on the cup. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then remove it from the cup and dry it. Since your mascara was heated, it’s easier to apply it again on your lashes.

There you have it guys! It’s good to know these hacks for us ladies especially to my fellow beauty addicts out there because this is a matter of beauty emergency and we wouldn’t just want to throw our products away or just use it for it’s sole purpose only.

Also I want to know your ideas or if you have your beauty hacks too! I would love to read them and let’s share it with each other by leaving your comments below. Thanks again for reading! 😉

Work week makeup

On Wednesday’s we wear pink

As popularized by The mean girls. My look for this blog is inspired with pink shades.

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For my mascara I use my favorite Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express and on my lips and cheeks (yeah I doubled the duty) I used my Maybelline Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose. I played up 3 colors on my eye shadow palette that has shades of pink (or old rose rather).

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This was actually my makeup look yesterday and for today here’s my makeup look.

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For today’s look I just kept my eye brows filled and clean by brushing it with a brown mascara (the running-out-and-dried-up one. I love the neatly brushed effect on my eye brows). On my eye shadow I played up with only 2 shades of nude with shimmer on it and lined my upper eye lid very close to the lash line with liquid eyeliner. And as usual I used my trustworthy and favorite Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express mascara for my eye lashes. LA Colors in Labial to give my face a bolder look.

And there you have it! At least 2 of my makeup looks that I tried during the work week. I want you guys to also share your makeup look that you do for work or any makeup look that you wanted to share. Let’s collaborate and stay connected! Thanks again so much for reading! 😉

Tuesday Top 3: Makeup Removers

How do I remove my makeup?

On today’s blog I would like to share with you guys my top 3 makeup removers that I’ve tried and tested.

These are the makeup removers that you can easily find in your local drug stores and I swear by it definitely removes dirt and makeup.

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1. L’oreal Cleansing Milk

This makeup remover right here earned it’s number one spot on my top 3 makeup removers because it totally removes all traces of makeup on my face. It has a milky texture and smells really fresh and doesn’t sting (it’s a huge factor for me). I apply it on a cotton pad (or a stretched out cotton ball) then swipe and massage it allover my face. I also put a very small amount on my fingers for removing traces of mascara and eyeliner and continue swiping it with cotton. I sometimes use it as a moisturizer after washing my face.
From what I recall, I bought this one around 300 to 400 pesos i think. It’s kinda pricy but worth it.


2. Avenè Micellar Lotion

This is my next fave makeup remover that I got from the Cosmo Beauty Block event. And until now I still can’t find where to buy one!

Anyway, i love this product because it’s very gentle on my skin. And again it doesn’t sting. I just apply it on a cotton pad and swipe away those dirt and makeup. I have to admit that the downside of this makeup remover is it doesn’t totally remove my mascara. Especially the water-proof and smudge-proof ones. So I still use baby oil on my lashes and swipe it away with my cotton pad with Avenè.
I love it coz it doesn’t sting at all even if it gets into my eyes. This is a must-buy for me. If somebody knows where I can buy it. Please hit me up on the comment section or on my social media accounts.

3. Nivea Refreshing Cleansing Wipes

As usual I’m into makeup removers that doesn’t sting and feels gentle on the skin. This one doesn’t feel like an ordinary baby wipes (some baby wipes have a slight roughness-feel). The Nivea Cleansing wipes feels like a wet cotton cloth though I’m not sure if it’s comparable to a muslin sheet (kindly google that one for description.

Anyway, this one is good to use if you’re always on the go and lazy to prep in removing your makeup. This only cost me less than 200 pesos.
TIP: I tear one Nivea cleansing wipe into two (or sometimes even three!) to conserve the cleansing wipes. 😉

I have to admit that it’s not practical spending a good amount of money just for removing your makeup. But of course I wanted something cheap, does the job, and still cares for my skin. So, BEHOLD!!!

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Been using the Belo Essentials Pore refining toner ever since it came out from the market (it’s actually one of the leading skin care brands here in the Philippines). I put a good amount of this toner onto a cotton pad and with 2 drops of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil then swipe off all of my makeup. It doesn’t sting even if I swipe it around my eyes (reiterating: that’s around my eyes, not inside my eyes). My skin doesn’t feel dry after using this and I strongly suggest that you should try it too. Ü

I hope you have learned on this blog today and if you have something to share, please do so, I would love to hear from you guys. Thank you again for reading! 😉

Five Friday Faves: Random Beauty products

Hi guys! It’s already Saturday here where I live but it’s still Friday somewhere else in the world and on today’s blog I want to share my favorite stuff from skin care, to makeup to perfume.

1.  365 Daily Mask from Beauty Buffet (by Watson’s)

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A mask is a must! Koreans swear by it and even Sandara Park of the band 2NE1 said that she’s using a face mask daily! Yep daily!

What I love about this face mask is its attached to a plastic-like thing to prevent it from tearing since the mask is like a thinner version of your regular mask or baby wipes rather and it doesn’t have a strong smell.

I tried using it for 5 straight days and I noticed how smooth and supple my skin is and it really looks hydrated. And also it appears to me that it’s a lot easier for me to put my moisturizer and makeup coz it glides well and blends well on my face. And it’s only 59 pesos!

TIP: I put on my moisturizer first then leave the mask while I sleep and remove it when I wake up in the morning. (Sometimes I wakeup without it anymore coz I tend to move a lot when I sleep).

2. Avenè Micellar Lotion

This ones is not actually a lotion. It’s a makeup remover. I just got the chance to try this one because I got it for free from Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Block event. And I actually love it!

It smells so mild and it totally removes all the trace of makeup from my face. Well except for water and smudge proof mascara. It doesn’t leave your face dry nor, oily nor greasy. I highly recommend it!

However, I don’t know where to buy this holy grail of makeup remover. Perhaps I can email cosmopolitan about it.

3. LA Girl Nude Eye Shadow Palette

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I know! I’m self confessed that I’m over reiterating this eye shadow palette on my blog!  I love all of its shades and I’m trying my best not to use it on a daily basis.

It’s actually my childhood best friend who recommended me the brand LA girl. The thing is, she’s actually recommending me the concealer. But when I’m at the LA Girl section at a department store, the nude palette got my attention and I bought it! (Yeah I totally forgot about the concealer)

4. Nyx Soft Matte Cream lipstick in Prague

This nyx lippie is love! I know that on one of my blogs I’ve mentioned that the Revlon Matte Balm is my go-to lippie. However, the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream is my next favorite.

I like the mild vanilla scent and how creamy it is when I swipe it on my lips. It’s one of the US-branded liquid/cream lipsticks that I find affordable.

TIP: After applying this lippie, I pat it with my finger and swipe another layer and pat it with my finger that I dabbed onto a baby powder or face powder. Whichever is available. This is how I make this lippie last. ü

5. Revlon Love Is On perfume

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This new scent of Revlon is basically Love. I don’t know how to explain the scent besides that for me it smells sexy with class. So I did a little research on what is the base of this perfume.

I found out that it’s actually plum blossom with ginger, cardamom and sandalwood, and musk, vanilla and amber. I just love anything vanilla maybe that’s why I really like this scent.

I only have a tester bottle of this one at home but once it’s out in the market. I’ll definitely buy one. I discovered that a percentage of its proceeds will go to breast cancer victims. So think of it that if you bought Revlon Love Is On perfume, you’ve done a charitable work and smell sexy too. 😉

 

That’s all for today guys. Feel free to interact with me on my social media network found on the stay connected section on this blog and you can also leave your comments. 😘

App of the week: MakeUp Plus

First thing’s first. Thanks to Makeup Plus ph for posting this on Instagram.

"Dare to be fabulous" #MakeupPlusLFW #MakeupPlus

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Can’t seem to get enough of using the app as you can see below. I’ve edited another photo ü (that’s me killin it)

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You can actually fully customize your look. From foundation, to lipsticks with more than 10 shades with different kinds to choose from like satin, matte or glossy (I personally love matte ü). There’s several blush shades to choose from and many styles on where you want the blush located on your face.

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And ladies! You can also choose different types of contour (plus strobing. You read that right). Don’t forget your eye brows too! It has several selections of shapes and 3 colors for your eye brows: black, dark brown and light brown. And also a palette of eye shadows too choose from (amazing!ü)

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This Makeup Plus app will totally give a you a brand new look that actually highlights all your facial features. The app also allows you to change your eye color (I usually use Hazel, Honey, and Grey. I really think it brightens my eyes and compliments with my skin tone). The app also has varieties of eye lashes too choose from!ü My choice of eye lashes are always the ones that has a lower lash lines coz I’m always into brightening up my eyes. This feature I’m not actually expecting which is the eye lid option. Yep! The app is concerned with all kinds of eye lids especially the ones with no eye lids (great job!). I still use this feature even if I have slightly meaty eye lids. It enhances it and I love it!

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And lastly they have decorations for the face if you still think you need to add some stuff on the face. I like how the maker of this app thought of putting the freckles on it. But I personally love the boho thingy there. Ü

Girls! This is just very easy to use. Once you upload your photo, the makeup plus app will automatically select the focal points on your face and then tap and swipe away. You can experiment with whatever look that you prefer. You can even get makeup inspirations from the looks that you’ve tried on the app and apply it to yourself!ü

I hope you guys are excited as I am experimenting your looks on this Makeup Plus app! Thanks so much for reading!😘