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Unboxing: The LAST SC Beauty Box (Spendless Cosmetics) in the Philippines?!

Last year in December, I got my first SC Beauty Box during an event at the YouTube Lounge at Greenbelt. It was Say Tioco’s meet and greet. Prior to that, I had already subscribed to a 1-year plan. But in January, the SC PH team announced that they had to stop operations (for reasons I will not disclose). I was sad, of course, because it was the only affordable subscription box I found to be worth spending on. Some products in the box were not available in the Philippines.

Then this year in June, I saw that their FB page is still active, as well as their website. They had a promo, at that time, where they’d give a free BYS Nude palette when you subscribe to a plan. So I went over to their page and subscribed to their Savers Box, which was the cheapest one, priced at only about $10. I placed my order and checked out via PayPal; I used my GCash Mastercard to activate recurring payments.

According to them, I would receive the free eyeshadow palette on my third box AND that my June box would arrive in July. Come July, but not my box. Another payment was deducted, so that was when I started getting worried. But still, I graciously waited. Continue reading “Unboxing: The LAST SC Beauty Box (Spendless Cosmetics) in the Philippines?!”

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RIXMUKAP: Bold & Edgy Red Makeup Using PINOY Products

Many of us think that we need expensive high end makeup just to create certain makeup looks.

That’s why some resort to using fakeups (short for fake makeups) just because they carry a certain brand’s name. Some people even believe in the so-called “SG Authentic”.  C’mon! If a high end makeup costs too low, you should think twice. A high end is a high end, so if it’s way too cheap then that’s shady.

You only need to look around and be a good treasure hunter! There are so many good local products online and instore that are equally affordable but more effective and safer.

You can create simple looks, even bolder looks like what I did here, with local products.

For my eyes and brows, I used three liquid lipsticks which are listed below.

Take note that two of the products I used weren’t local brands. I used Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer, which is a Korean brand. The Pinoy primer I used to own was Sooper Beaute Express Beauty Blur Cream Primer Foundation (and yeah, it’s a pretty loooong name), but I gave it to my friend because she had never heard of the brand and I wanted her to try it.

The other non-local product I used was Maybelline Magnum VolumExpress mascara. It’s locally available, though. It can be purchased online or your favorite makeup stores. Mine was bought at SM beauty section. I don’t buy mascaras that often, since they have very short shelf-life (THREE EFFIN’ MONTHS!). I heard that Fashion 21 mascara is amazing, so I’m gonna give it a go next time.

Now, here are the Pinoy products that I used to create a monochromatic look:

Once my primer was set, I applied my foundation with a damp mini beauty sponge that I got from my Work & Play Box from WAP Cosmetics. Since this shade is lighter than my skin tone, I had to mix it with my Makeup World Cover Up Concealer.

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Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P299

  • Makeup World Cover Up Concealer in the shade Nude

This shade totally toned down my foundation and even added coverage to it. I used this to spot conceal, to highlight my undereyes and T-zone, also as an eyeshadow base.

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Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P199

I set my foundation and concealer with a loose powder using the same beauty sponge. I pressed and rolled the sponge all over my face for a more even and smoother finish.

leiania

Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P160

I used the shade Vamp on my brows. Because of its thin consistency, it became a perfect base for the other liquid lipstick. I dabbed some product on the back of my hand first and used an angled brush to apply it on my brows.

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Naked (L); Vamp (R)

Where I bought it: @kissmebettermnl
Price: P230

After applying the base for my brows, I applied a darker liquid lipstick on top, concentrating on the tails and the edges of the brows.

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Lica (L); Erie (R)

Where I bought it: Colourette Cosmetics
Price: P299 (50% OFF; Reg. Price – P599)

I used some neutral shades on the crease and lower lash line, and some dark shades on the outer V.

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Where I bought them: BeautyMNL
Price: P265

After putting some concealer on the lids, I swirled my brush all over the rainbow highlighter and applied it on top of the concealer. Doing so creates a light prismatic effect. I also put some on the tear ducts and the inner corners of my lower lash lines.

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Where I bought it: Hello, Gorgeous! by Skinline
Price: P350

Since these eyeshadows are shimmery, I added a little bit of the lightest shade on my lid and the topmost shade in the middle (purplish one) on the outer half of my lower lash line.

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Where I bought it: The SM Store Beauty Section
Price: P85

  • EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick in the shade Rich Vino

I used a plum liquid lipstick to create a winged eyeliner. Just like what I did with the other liquid lipsticks, I dabbed some product on the back of my hand and used an eyeliner brush for the application. This product sets longer than other matte liquid lipsticks, by the way. Careful not to touch it!

This is the same liquid lipstick that I wore on my lips. Matchy matchy!

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(from L-R) Pink Pearl, Chocolate Truffle, and Rich Vino

Where I bought it: Watson’s
Price: P180

I mixed both the contour shades to create shadows on my face, particularly on the hollows of my cheeks, temples, jaw line, and along the edges of my face including the edge of my forehead. I used the lighter contour shade on the sides of my nose, on the groove under my nose, and the crease between my lower lip and chin.

I used the highlighter on the highest point of my cheeks, the bridge and the tip of my nose, cupid’s bow, chin, and a little on my forehead.

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Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P349 (I got it on SALE; Reg. Price – P499)

For my blush, I mixed two shades from this palette. You’ll see which ones I used in the video below. This has a lot of kick ups, so you have to be gentle when picking up some product with your blush brush. This is also very pigmented; make sure to use a light hand.

By the way, this palette has two variants – Blush and Tangerine. As far as I know, the one I got was called Tangerine, because that was what it said on the box. But looking at their website, this palette seems like the Blush one. So, sorry because I, too, am a little confused!

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Where I bought it: It was included in the kit during the Enhance Cosmetics Workshop.
But you can get it at: Enhance Cosmetics
Price: P500

After applying my mascara, I carefully put on my falsies. These may not be as soft as the other lashes, but they’re really pretty and affordable. Make sure they’re not too long as they could poke and irritate your eyes.

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Penelope (Top); Sophia (Bottom)

Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P75 (SALE; Reg. Price – P100)

And this is the final look:

 

Shirt won in Jessica Godinez and The Shirts Project giveaway.

Watch my video here:

So what do guys think? Which brands mentioned above would you like to try? Don’t forget to leave a comment so that we can chika more.

By the way, just in case you didn’t notice, all brands are linked to their Instagram accounts, as well as to the websites where you can purchase them from. So simply click the linked names to get redirected!


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RIXREVIEWS: K-Beauty – KARADIUM

If you have been following me on Instagram or on YouTube, you would know that I was one of the lucky BFF’s who won amazing Korean beauty products from YEF Philippines.

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Most of the makeup products that we received are from the brand called Karadium. Karadium has been in the market since 2010 offering unique products that become international bestsellers. Their products are also paraben-free!

Thanks to YEF, I’ve been able to use these amazing products! Now, let’s get on with the review! 😉

Collagen Moisture 2-Way Cake Foundation in #23

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩26,000 (around P1,147)
  • YEF PH website: P480 (reg. price: P1,083)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion.)

Just like any other two-way cake foundation, this can be used wet or dry. It has a round mirror that’s the same size as the compact itself. Like a Korean BB cushion, it has separate a pan for the puff.

It gives off a better coverage and a smooth-looking skin when used wet. If you’re going for a longer-lasting coverage, this is the way to go. Simply wet the puff or any sponge of your choice, then squeeze out the water before applying it onto the skin.

For dry application, this foundation is good for setting your liquid or cream foundation. I think the finish is too powdery so using a mist afterwards will be a good idea. It can also be used as it is for a light coverage.

Since most Korean foundations or BB creams are light, No. 23, which is the darkest, is still quite light for me. I always have to use a bronzing powder or a darker powder to neutralize the color.

As for the scent, it is really subtle, so it’s okay for those who are quite sensitive with odors.

I like how this looks on my skin once it sets. It also does not make my face too oily after hours. It kinda gives my skin a healthy dewy look. I also love the fact that it has SPF 25 PA++, protecting my skin from the sun. It also has anti-sebum properties that help absorb excess oil.

Final thoughts:

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Cream Cheek Stick in No. 5 Shading

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩25,000 (around P1,101)
  • YEF PH website: P520 (reg. price: P1,042)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

This product has five shades:

  • #1 Indie Pink (blush)
  • #2 Warm Coral (blush)
  • #3 Soft Peach (blush)
  • #4 Highlighter
  • #5 Shading

The shade that I’ve got is for contouring.  But since I, like most Filipinos, have tanned skin, this will not give enough definition on the face. It will only give a really subtle effect, which isn’t bad if you’re going for a natural look.

I really love the packaging and the fact that it comes with a flat top brush, which is placed on the other end of the product. Super convenient! The product itself is soft and creamy that it glides smoothly and blends nicely.

Final thoughts:

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Flat Eyebrow Pencil in No. 4 Gray Brown

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩8,000 (around P352)
  • YEF PH website: P220 (reg. price: P333)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

Initially, I didn’t think I’d like this shade because I normally used dark brown on my brows. It turned out that it was just fine, since my eyebrows are naturally black. It isn’t as dark as black, but it’s definitely good for filling in my brows.

It’s an angled pencil, which I think is perfect for natural brow makeup, so it doesn’t create harsh lines nor does it clump my brow hairs. It can be used alone or with other brow products such as gel, pomade, or powder.

It also comes with a spoolie, which is on the other end of the pencil. It makes doing my brows convenient, since I don’t need to bring a separate spoolie when I travel.

The only downside is the fact that it is a retractable pencil; once it breaks, it IS broken. I may put the broken pencil back into the tube, but it won’t securely stay put. If worse comes to worst, I lose that pencil… then, bye, bye!

Well, I guess I just have to be extra careful with it. 😉

Here are the other shades:

  • #1 Black Brown
  • #2 Dark Brown
  • #3 Real Brown
  • #4 Gray Brown
  • #5 Light Brown

Final thoughts:

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Shining Pearl Eyeshadow Stick in No. 6 Chocolate Brown

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩15,000 (around P661)
  • YEF PH website: P360 (reg. price: P625)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

This is perfect for those who are always on-the-go! With its pen-type retractable eyeshadow that has a really smooth texture, you won’t need high makeup skills to apply it. You won’t also need to bring a separate brush or mess up your finger because it already comes with a sponge tip for blending.

As seen in the photo above, it comes in 10 shades, and mine is the 6th one from the left – Chocolate Brown. What I do is apply it on my entire lid, just beneath my crease. Then, I blend it out with the sponge blender. I want to intensify the crease area so I focus on it more. Then, blend it out again.

This shade can be used alone or with other makeup products. It’s also good for days when I want a natural look. It looks better with a nice eyeliner, too!

The other shades look really pretty, I might try and get some.

The names of the shades are:

  • # 1 Snow White
  • #2 Ice Pink
  • #3 Orange Marmalade
  • #4 Gold Night
  • #5 Honey Beige
  • #6 Chocolate Brown
  • #7 Daily Brown
  • #8 Caramel Gold
  • #9 Rose Gold
  • #10 Reddish Pink

Final thoughts:

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On the Top Fiber Curling Mascara

fiber mascara
Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩16,000 (around P705)
  • YEF PH website: P667 (reg. price: P320)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

This mascara has two variants: curling and volume. Take a look at the photo above. Notice that the wands are different from each other. The one with the curled wand is for curling, (obviously); while the one on the right, the thicker one, is for volume.

I LOOOVE this mascara. The formula is so good that it does not clump my eyelashes. The curled wand is thin enough that it can reach the extremities. I usually find it hard to apply mascara on the lashes near the corner of my eyes, but this product has made it a lot easier. As well as with my lower lashes, the application requires little effort.

One thing that I don’t like about it is, it tends to smudge. I have very oily skin that’s why I prefer using waterproof mascaras and eyeliners. When my face oils up and the lashes touch the skin, it smudges and creates black patches on my under eye and the outer corners. If I had dry skin, I don’t think it would be a problem.

Final thoughts:

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Oh My Lips in No. 1 Deep Red

oh my lips
Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩14,000 (around P617)
  • YEF PH website: P340 (reg. price: P583)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

The packaging of this lipstick is A-OK! Ingenious! Instead of the usual pull-up cap, it has a twist-up cap! Yes, you twist the cap to open, and just twist again to lock it. No more messy pouches or bags! No more dented or broken lippies!

The product itself is really pigmented. I can create a bold look by applying it evenly on my entire lips. To create a “naturally bitten lips” look, I concentrate on the inner center of my lower lip then smudge it with a brush or my finger to cover the rest of my lips. This creates a gradient look – dark in the center and light on the edges.

It’s so creamy it effortlessly slides on my lips and blends beautifully. It does not settle in the lines or crevices or in the dry areas. Like any other cream lipsticks, it is not transfer-proof or smudge-proof.

It has 6 shades:

  • #1 Deep Red
  • #2 Orange Red
  • #3 Tangerine
  • #4 Royal Pink
  • #5 Peachy Pink
  • #6 Pink Beige
  • #7 Pink Balm

Final thoughts:

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Real Water Puff

real water puff
Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩10,000 (around P441)
  • YEF PH website: P270 (reg. price: P417)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

Another Karadium product that I loooove! This puff is so good that you won’t think it’s inexpensive. It’s in a bottle gourd shape, which I find more convenient than the teardrop shape. The inner curves make holding it easier and more secure. IMO!

This puff almost doubles in size when damp. It’s really soft it gently bounces on my face, blending my makeup well without hurting my skin.

The tip reaches the curves and crevices of my face, just like what we all expect from any other beauty sponges.

I haven’t tried a Beauty Blender yet, so I don’t really know the difference. But I can compare it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. To be honest, I find both of them effective and I think they work pretty much the same. The difference, apparently, are their shapes.

Final thoughts:

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They also have a cute collaboration with Pucca, which is a super cute collection! It’s the Karadium x Pucca.

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Pucca Shine Eyeshadow in No. 4 Antique Shine

pucca shine eyeshadow
Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩16,000 (around P705)
  • YEF PH website: P299 (reg. price: P690)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

First of all, it has a really cute packaging. With a transparent cover with Pucca printed on it, this compact single eyeshadow is truly an eye-catcher.

It comes in six pretty shades:

  • #1 Beige Shine
  • #2 Gold Shine
  • #3 Flower Shine
  • #4 Antique Shine
  • #5 Sunshine
  • #6 Smoky Shine

Notice that all shades are really close to skin tones; they are intended to make our eyes look pretty but still gravitate towards natural look. It’s really soft and does not dry our sensitive eyelids. It also lasts throughout the day without creasing.

I love how buttery it feels and does not have a lot of kickback when using a brush. It gives off a proper amount of pigmentation with both brush and finger.

This can be used as it is, but it can also be used along with other makeup products.

Final thoughts:

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Pucca Pen Eyeliner in Black

pucca pen eyeliner
Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

  • Karadium website: ₩14,000 (around P617)
  • YEF PH website: P290 (reg. price: P583)
(*May vary depending on KRW to PHP conversion; may be lower during PROMOS/SALE)

This, among everything I received, is my most favorite! The packaging is super cute! It looks like a pen. The container is thicker than the usual eyeliners, so I find it easier to control because it just feels like any other regular pens.

It has a really soft tip making the application super easy. It’s like an art brush pen; I can create thick or thin lines effortlessly. It is an ink-tank type so the product is dispensed evenly, preventing the eyeline from cutting-off. The formulation is stunning, but make sure you shake it well to get the full pigmentation.

This eyeliner holds up pretty well since it’s waterproof, but it can’t withstand the oiliness of my face during hot and humid weather. The good thing about it, though, is that re-application is not a problem. I just re-apply when the color fades off and it looks perfect again.

Final thoughts:

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Here’s the look I created using these Karadium products:

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RIXREVIEWS: MAKEUP WORLD PH

One of my YouTube friends requested for a one-brand makeup video (shoutout to Ajhay Urbi! Subscribe to her channel!) and I started thinking of which brand to use. I have done it before with Avon products, unfortunately, I can’t really consider it a one-brand look since I used a different foundation. I didn’t have any Avon foundy that time.

I also considered Ever Bilena, but I decided having something not many people had already used. I will still do it with Ever Bilena, though, just not for my first.

I almost ended up with San-San and Shawill, but I saw Makeup World in BeautyMNL. (Special shoutout to Mariel Orolfo whom I first learned about this product. Watch her video using the Ultimate Palette!)

So that’s when I got myself these products:

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I got Cream Silk for FREE! Yay!

I got 6 products from Makeup World, a growing Pinoy brand with a very interesting concept in their palettes.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw all the Makeup World products because of the packaging! You’ll never think that these are actually very affordable, which is a +++ for me!

Now, let’s break this down and start with the foundation.

Makeup World Cover Up Foundation in the shade Natural

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“CLAIM TO FAME: A lightweight liquid foundation for a smooth, flawless look

FAST FACTS: Delivers full color coverage; buffs and blends into skin seamlessly; smoothens away fine lines, large pores, and rough areas; evens out a patchy skin tone; leaves a shine-free natural finish

PERFECT FOR: All-day skin polish”

To be honest, I love this product. I actually thought I’ll be needing to give this away, but I decided to keep it. I have been using this every day ever since I got it.

First thing I noticed is that it has a thick consistency, so you might wanna start with a little amount. It’s buildable anyway, you can add another layer without feeling sticky or heavy. It’s surprisingly lightweight and super blendable considering its consistency.

In my opinion, however, it does not have full coverage; but I can say it’s medium. It evens out my skin tone, but still does not completely cover up my pimple marks.

Aside from being lightweight, it has a demi-matte finish. There’s a little bit of dewiness, but it’s still more on the matte side. It also lasts all day and I don’t feel too sticky with it on my face even on a hot day.

It can be used alone, but to completely enjoy its effectiveness, better hydrate your face with a mist, moisturize, prime, and bake.

My only problem with it, is the shade. My bad, though. I picked the wrong one. I chose Natural, which turns out to be lighter than my skin tone, so I ended up mixing it with the Cover Up concealer which you will read about shortly.

Final thoughts:

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Makeup World Cover Up Concealer in the shade Nude

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CLAIM TO FAME: An all-around creamy concealer that hides spots, blemishes, and under-eye circles

FAST FACTS: Lightweight, highly-blendable formula covers up imperfections; helps smoothen patchy areas to create the perfect base; evens out skin tone; ideal for bare-faced weekends

PERFECT FOR: Color correction and barely-there beauty”

Mixing this with the foundation works wonders on me. It has toned down the light shade of the foundation, so it perfectly matches my skin tone. It has improved the coverage of the foundation without making it patchy or cakey. It also dries down to matte and is really lightweight, so I don’t feel like I have makeup on!

My face does not also go crazy with it. It doesn’t have any breakouts or irritations.

Its consistency is similar to that of the foundation and it blends amazingly, too.

By the way, there is a slight scent to it, which isn’t irritating.

Final thoughts:

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Makeup World Cover Up Pressed Powder in the shade Natural

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CLAIM TO FAME: A full-coverage powder pact for polished, perfect skin

FAST FACTS: Buildable formula covers and conceals blemishes and imperfections; smoothens away fine lines, large pores, and rough areas; evens out patchy skin; leaves a long-wearing matte finish

PERFECT FOR: Keeping excess sebum and oil under control”

Some powders are too powdery that my skin looks weird under them. But this powder does not give you a weird powdery finish, even if it’s matte. It has also helped even out my light foundation, and sets it and my concealer nicely.

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It also lasts for hours and I think it keeps the oil at bay.

It also a mild scent, which is not overpowering nor annoying.

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It comes with a puff that can pick up enough product and can apply the powder properly on the face.

Final thoughts:

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Makeup World Eyeliner Pencil in Black

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CLAIM TO FAME: An easy-to-use creamy pencil that smoothly applies intense color

FAST FACTS: Quickly draws thin to thick lines without tugging skin; highly pigmented formula delivers a bold, dramatic finish; available in gorgeous eye-enhancing neutrals

PERFECT FOR: Standout eye definition”

It’s about 7 inches long which is not bad for only P99. It’s long so it will surely go a long way. It does have a creamy texture so it glides on the skin smoothly. I use it on my brows, too, and I have to keep a light hand as it is so pigmented. I don’t want to make my brows look unnaturally drawn.

Since it is creamy, it easily blends in the skin with an angled brush. You can also have an instant smokey eyes look, by lining your eyes with this pencil and blending it out with a brush.

I guess the only issue I have with this eyeliner is that it is not smudge-proof even when it sets.

Final thoughts:

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I still use it on my brows. 🙂 

Makeup World Transformation Palette in Natural/Glam

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CLAIM TO FAME: A travel-friendly palette that lets you change or enhance your regular beauty look

FAST FACTS: Features 3 layers of makeup in gorgeous glam hues; contains 8 eyeshadows, 8 lipsticks, and 2 blushes; provides natural to smoky shades for added intensity; lets you change your look with a few additional strokes of color

PERFECT FOR: Work and play”

This is, indeed, perfect for on-the-go women (and makeup lovin’ men, too!). With all the makeup included in this palette, this will surely lessen the amount of items in your kikay kit!

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All the eyeshadow shades are perfect for day to night look. The pigmentation is pretty good, for something that’s as affordable as this. The color pay-off is quite impressive as well. It’s not buttery, though. In fact it’s quite powdery and the shimmery shade is a bit chalky, which I don’t mind at all, since it works well.

I love the color selection, because there is a light shade which is perfect for the base and brow bone. There are neutral shades, which are perfect for transition color, and for the lids, too. There are darker shades perfect for creating shadows on the crease and the outer V. Some of the browns are also good for contouring; while the shimmery gold can pass as a highlighter.

Here are the swatches of the eyeshadows:

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Now let’s move on to the lippies.

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All the shades in this palette are wearable, which is good, of course. We can choose a shade that suits our mood for the day. There are reds, pinks, and nudes. They are quite pigmented and they feel good on the lips. I’m not really a fan of the texture, though. It feels super creamy; when you touch it with your finger, it’s like touching a piece of chocolate that starts to melt.

But the good thing, though, is once it sets, it doesn’t feel as creamy. I think it can also last a few hours, because the swatches on my arm didn’t budge easily. My lips also feel moisturized.

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Moving on to the next layer, which contains the powder blush.

There are two blush shades, one is a peachy pink and the other one is a shimmery light pink.

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As you can see the pans are quite big, so you won’t run out of your blush that easily. They’re also very pigmented, so you need to use a light hand as you pick up some product and gently apply it on your cheeks. You wouldn’t wanna pack your brush with it, you might end up looking sick with a terrible allergy or sunburn.

Overall, this is a great palette for travelling, as well as for working. This is good for college students and for practical mommies who want to save some money.

Final thoughts:

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Makeup World Pucker Up Lipstick in the shade Dublin

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It’s creamy and quite pigmented even in one swipe. But, since it has a matte finish, it doesn’t look good on chapped dry lips. Make sure to moisturize and exfoliate. Use a lip scrub or your toothbrush to gently remove dead skin on your lips.

It’s also long-lasting; it leaves a neat stain after a few hours.

The lips feel moisturized, though, despite being matte. My only issue is the swatch in the picture. I chose this shade because of this:

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It looks like a mauvy pink, right? But the actual lipstick isn’t mauve at all. Nude pink, but it gravitates towards pink more.

 

Final thoughts:

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Have you tried any products from Makeup World? If so, how do you like it? If not, would you try and get one? Which of these items would you like to buy first?

You may go to BeautyMNL’s website to check out these products, or visit Makeup World PH’s Instagram @makeupworldph.

By the way, here’s the look I came up with:

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This is my “Office or Thesis Defense Makeup Look” charot!

Watch the video here:


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Pinoy Products You Should Try Right Now!

Tired of using and wasting money on commercialized products? Well, then, just STOP!

You know what you need to do?

Stop looking for products at the supermarket, and go online! Because a handful of good stuff is now on Instagram and on BeautyMNL! They’re natural and LOCAL!

Let me share some of my great finds:

Skin Genie Pit Perfect Underarm Whitening Scrub

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Where I bought it: BeautyMNL

Price: P200 / 100 g

Ingredients: Please see the image below

First of all, notice how witty the name of their product is: Pit Perfect. Get it?

It is, as the name suggests, a whitening scrub specifically made for the dark side of many of us. (tee hee!) I have never used other pit products, other than deos, because I never really believed  they actually worked. Since this is made with natural ingredients and it’s not, at all, expensive, I added it into my cart, proceeded to checkout, and away my money went!

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According to the instructions, I must use it twice a week. I  gently massaged the product on my armpits for 3 minutes. However, I was supposed to rinse it with warm water, but I didn’t because I was also going to take a shower that time and was already too lazy to do it. I started yesterday, and in all fairness, I noticed how smooth my pits were, after bathing! It felt unusually soft and fresh! I love it!

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By the way, it has quite a strong scent to it, which probably comes from the ground oats. But it is neither overpowering nor annoying. This product is promising. I hope that after I finish my jar, I will finally see the light and share before and after photos. hehe!

Or maybe not.

Final thoughts:

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If it DOES whiten my pits, I will truly, truly LOVE this.

The Beauty Bakery Clarifying Witch Hazel Facial Mist

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Where I bought it: BeautyMNL

Price: P265 / 150 ml bottle

Ingredients: Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Tea Tree Extract, Lemon Extract

This is another first of mine – first facial mist I bought. At first I couldn’t smell the lemon scent in it, instead I was reminded of Stay Fresh candies. Remember those small round green peppermint candies?

The product is packaged in a frosted glass bottle, which is the only downside. Carrying it around is NOT impossible, but a little inconvenient. Since it’s heavy and made of glass, it needs to be handled with care.

The spritz is pretty decent. It gives off tiny droplets, so I don’t worry about ruining my makeup. However, I feel like it does not dispose of enough product so I need to keep pressing until I feel my face is freshened up enough.

Ever since I used it, it has become a part of my daily regimen – after washing my face and after bathing. It has become a necessity. After spraying a generous amount of the mist on my face, I immediately apply my moisturizer. I learned that doing so, lets the water get absorbed more by the skin. Otherwise, some of it will just evaporate and not get into the skin.

It was also the facial mist that I used in my JAMSU video.

It’s effective by the way. 😉

Final thoughts:

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For a job well done!

Hello, Gorgeous! by Skinline Rainbow Dash Highlighter and Eyeshadow Compact

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Where I bought it: Hello, Gorgeous!

Price: P350 (quantity/weight not indicated)

Ingredients: (not indicated but claims that all products are made with natural ingredients)

Introducing the first EVER rainbow highlighter from a Philippine brand! As far as I know, the first rainbow highlighter that came out was by BitterLaceBeauty on Etsy, who I believe is based in Florida, USA. Since then, more rainbow highlighters came out and one was the Color Icon™ from Wet n Wild, another foreign brand.

Finally a Pinoy company dared to create one; and boy it IS glow-rious! I love the fact that they made it a multi-tasking product. You can use each shade individually as eyeshadows, too. Despite its cute size, which is about as big as the Macaron lip balm from Careline, it comes with a mirror, which is super convenient you don’t need to fumble in your kikay kit for one.

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Ugh! I knooowwww!

You can sweep your highlighter brush onto the product to get that rainbow glow, you can also just swirl it onto the highlighter to get a sheer prismatic effect.

Check them out on Instagram or their website for more awesome products!

Oh, and don’t they look perfect with these really cute (yet affordable!) Unicorn brushes from Lip Monstr?

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Final thoughts:

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Faith. Hope. Love. Cucumber Hydrating Mist

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Where I bought it: @faith.hope.lovesoapmain on Instagram

Price: P160 / 50ml

Ingredients: Please refer to the photo above.

This was highly recommended by fellow makeup enthusiasts @geekyella and @karenlizescobar (check them out on IG! Karen is a YouTuber, too, btw! Subscribe to her channel!). Anyways, they said they love this mist ’cause it smells good and really helps their makeup last longer.

So, when my Witch Hazel Facial Mist was almost empty, I placed an order through Faith. Hope. Love’s Instagram and Ms. Van, one of the people behind the company, was so gracious and friendly; she was super easy to transact with. You could feel so much positive vibe even in her messages!

So when the package arrived,  I opened it right away, took pictures of the cucumber mist, tore off the protective seal, twisted the cap open, and smelled it… wait….. wait….

It was super sweet and heavenly and refreshing! Ugh! I looove it!

It’s packaged in a lovely purple plastic bottle, which makes it much more convenient to take anywhere! Even the label looks pretty!

However, since the spritz is different from Witch Hazel Facial Mist, I had to get accustomed to it at first. It disposes of more product, there is more pressure, and [juuuust a bit] bigger droplets. So I make sure that when I use it, it’s within an arm’s length. On a brighter note, just a few sprays is all I need.

I will definitely get the bigger one once I’ve emptied this bottle. Just like Ella and Karen, I highly recommend it! It helps the makeup last longer and I can’t wait to try it with the Jamsu technique!

Check out their IG to see more products and feedbacks from their customers. They have a website coming soon, so watch out for that. AND their products are now available at BeautyMNL, too!

Final thoughts:

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Faith. Hope. Love. Coffee Soap

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Where I bought it: (Actually, it was included in my order as a gift! OMG!)

Price: P150 / 100 g

Ingredients: Coffee Granules, Coffee Extract, Marine Collagen, Seaweed Extract, Vit F Forte™, Sunflower Seed Oil, Carrot Extract, Coco Betaine, Lemon Peel Oil, Preservative – Leucidal™

Now, to complete the story above…

When I received the package, I thought there was a mistake. It was supposed to be round, but why did it seem as if there was a box inside? I tore open the courier’s package, and saw the paper wrapper sealed with a sticker with a Bible verse.

I carefully removed the tape on both ends of the packaging and took a quick peek inside. I pulled it out and was truly, truly overwhelmed by the surprise. (Thanks, Ms. Van!)

Now, now, on the product…

As you can see, the printed box is SUPER CUTE! Since it’s a coffee soap, the box has a drawing of a coffee plant and coffee beans printed all over. On the front side, you’ll see the logo, the product name, and what it’s for; while at the back, you’ll see all the other details you need to know about the product and the company.

The flaps are on the side, which is a little unusual, since most boxes like this have the flaps on top and at the bottom. The soap itself is brown; you’ll see specks of black which are actually the ground coffee granules.

I cut it into four to make sure it lasts longer. It was not difficult to cut, because it’s quite creamy, though solid. I also placed it somewhere that does not collect water to avoid “melting”.

The coffee granules in the bar gently exfoliates my skin. I massaged my face with it for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. My face felt really clean. It also felt smoother and softer. I think it has helped my micro-exfoliant fluid to get into my skin better. The best thing about that is, I LOOOOVE COFFEE! And coffee is well-known for its detoxifying properties! It smells like coffee caramel-ish, so lathering my face with this soap is such a breeze and will never be a struggle!

I recommend this soap, so I think I’m ditching my cleansing gel for this!

Final thoughts:

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This is exactly what my skin needs! 


Beauty Arsenals Hair Fairy Dry Shampoo

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Where I bought it: Beauty Arsenals on Instagram and on Shopee

Price: P200 / 100 ml

Ingredients: Hydrocarbon Propellant, Alcohol, Starch Powders, Perfume Oil, and D-Panthenol

I have a separate blog post on this product. If you wanna read my thoughts about it, please click HERE.

So, there! I hope you guys check all these brands and their awesome products! Let’s all support local brands!

What about you? Which local products/brands have you used? Share it/them in the comment section below!


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