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MONTHLY FAVES: Jan. to Jun. 2017

Hey there, Playmates! Today, I wanna share with you my favorite makeup items or tools for the months of January to June.

Just remember! The products shown under a certain month, may not have been purchased in the same month. There were times it took me a while before I truly appreciated a certain product.

So without any further achuchuchu, let’s get started!

January

Colourette Colourstick in the shade York

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Eversince I got this, I had been wearing this lippie for the whole month! It’s from their Morena Love Collection. As you can see, it is a delicious greige shade that has a little more brown tone to it. I LOVE bold lipstick shades, so when this particular shade came out, I knew I had to have it. PLUS it’s pigmented, made with natural ingredients, moisturizing, and local!

Price: P499
Where I bought it: Christine Herrera of South Stylista

EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick in the shade Rich Vino

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Another local brand that made into my faves list is this EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick in Rich Vino. In all honesty, although I had some Ever Bilena products, I never used to be a fan. But this particular product changed everything. When matte liquid lipsticks boomed, a lot of Pinoy brands released their own line, but – let’s be honest – a lot of them weren’t even close to those of the expensive  foreign brands. Then this happened. I’m really impressed that for its really REALLY low price point, I hit a jackpot. The color pay off and the pigmentation left me open-mouthed. It felt comfortable on the lips, too. It lasted for hours, and did not budge when I ate or drank. It faded a little but retouching was never a problem. Just remember that it does not dry down to matte in a snap; it usually takes minutes before it completely sets.

Price: P180
Where I bought it: Watson’s


February

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip and Ultra Satin Lip

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For this month, the first on the list are these liquid lipsticks from Colourpop. These were my first Colourpop, to be honest, and that’s when I fully realized why this particular brand gets a lot of love. It’s not just because it’s affordable, but because it does work amazingly! I got two Ultra Satin – Hutch and Calypso; and one Ultra Matte – Notion. Despite the fact that I prefer Ultra Satin than Ultra Matte due to its creamy finish, I still love using either of them whenever I go out. I feel unfazed when I have any of them on my lips; I just know I won’t look stupid with patchy lips.

Price: P410 (might be lower in other sellers)
Where I bought it: @themakeupstore.mnl

Ginger and Aki 

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This isn’t makeup, but this is one of my must-wears this month. It’s a leather bracelet from @gingerandaki and it was included in my Saladbox. As you can see, it’s super simple, but that’s why I adored it. I am in love with its simplicity. The magnetic locks add class to it. I wore this every single day I went out and I felt naked without it. Because of this, it started to wear out, and I need to get a new one!

Where you can buy it: @gingerandaki


March

BH Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette

 

This has become a total must-have for me. Since it’s got 9 eyeshadows and 9 lip colors, what more can you ask for? The pigmentation is amazing. The eyeshadow shades, which are matte and shimmery, are good for day to night looks; the lip colors look and feel good on the lips. I didn’t use to like the lip products but as I kept on wearing them, I started to appreciate them. They actually feel good on the lips and they can stay on for hours! It’s convenient for travelling; you won’t need too many products in your kit.

Price: $14.50 (I got it in a bundle so the price was lower.)
Where I bought it: BH Cosmetics

BH Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner

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Another one from BH Cosmetics, this is the BH Liquid Eyeliner in Black. I got this in a bundle, along with the Shaaanxo Palette. I. LOVE. THIS. PRODUCT. Next to my all-time fave Tony Moly Back Gel Liner, this is my go-to eyeliner. It’s easy to use. It does not clump or cut off during the application. It glides smoothly. It lasts all day! (And all night when I fell asleep with my makeup on!) I highly recommend this product.

Price: $4.99 (Watch out for promos! Sometimes it’s free!)
Where I bought it: BH Cosmetics

Faith. Hope. Love. Coffee Soap

faithhopelove coffee soap

I have two separate blog posts where I mentioned this particular product. Please click the links below:

SPOILER: I AM IN LOOOVE WITH THIS SOAP

Price: P150
Where you can buy it: @faithhopeloveskinfood

Faith. Hope. Love. Cucumber Hydrating Mist

faithhopelove coffee mist

This has become a staple product in my routine. I spray it on after washing my face and before my moisturizer. This is also included in my post “Pinoy Products You Should Try Right Now!”

Price: P160/50ml
Where I bought it: @faithhopeloveskinfood


April

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Minis The Red Edition

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My first high-end brand! Haha! Who wouldn’t be excited to have these?! These are from a friend who works in Dubai. Getting a minis set is so much better than getting only 1 or 2 full-sized products. In this set, I get 4 gorgeous red shades – 3 mattes and 1 metallic. The ones with matte finish are Heartbreaker, Material Girl, and Famous. So that leaves Showgirl. I have used all these shades and have tested their performance. I am in loooove! It has a really thin consistency, but the pigmentation is CRAZY!

Watch this video below for more:

Price: (depends on the seller)
Where you can buy it: @themakeupstore.mnl

Kiss Me Better Lip Creams

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This is Kay’s (aka Mojito Monologues on YouTube) newest line – her very own organic lip creams. I had them in March, but it really hit me last April. I used them almost every day both on my lips and my cheeks. The cooling sensation soothes my lips while giving off a natural color. They’re also really easy to blend, so using them on my cheeks was never a problem. They’re also transfer-proof once they completely set. I have two out of five shades namely: Naked (nude with a hint of pink); and Vamp (a dark shade of red).

Price: P230
Where I bought them: @kissmebettermnl

Terra Merita Natural Oil Cocktail; Watering Cocktail

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I got a handful of product samples from Mara when she came home for Christmas. I was quite hesitant at first, mainly because all the details were written in Japanese. (Thanks, Google Translate!) Basically, it’s a natural facial oil that moisturizes your face. It comes with hydrating liquid that also acts as a toner. Continuous use of this product gives a positive result.


May

Beauskin Invisible Pores Foundation

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L-R: Makeup World Cover Up Foundation, Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation, L’Oreal Stay Fresh Foundation, Beauskin Invisible Pores Foundation, and NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

I have oily skin so I always stayed away from foundations with dewy finish. So when I got it back in April, I felt a little disappointed because it was super dewy, BUT I did love it because it truly minimized the appearance of my pores PLUS it is lightweight. My skin looked really smooth most especially after baking and setting it with loose powder. When we stayed in Baguio for three days, this was my go-to foundation. I thought this foundation was the better choice since it was cold in Baguio. Matte foundations turn really patchy when the weather is cold.

Price: P420
Where I bought it: Christine Herrera of South Stylista

A-Skin Sebo Control Shampoo

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Photo grabbed from Google

This is one of the prizes I received from YEF Philippines. This is not your ordinary shampoo. When it says it clears our scalp and hair from oil, dandruff, and excess sebum, it DOES clear all the dirty stuff! But remember to use a conditioner afterwards, as it could feel a little dry. If you have oily scalp and hair, I highly recommend it! It’s a bit pricey though, so I guess I’ll have to start saving up while I’m halfway down the bottle.

Price: P500 (regular price: P625)
Where you can buy it: YEF Philippines

Karadium

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I looove all these Karadium products! Kindly check out my separate post:

RIXREVIEWS: K-Beauty – Karadium

Where you can buy them: YEF Philippines

Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set

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These are my first Real Techniques makeup tools and I finally understand why they’ve gotten so much love from many makeup enthusiasts. They work like magic! I love how the Expert Face Brush (the big one) blends my foundation nicely and pushes the product into the pores, giving it a medyo flawless na look. The Miracle Complexion Sponge works just as fine, so I can’t really tell which I like more. The Deluxe Concealer Brush can also be used as a blending brush for eyeshadows, but it also does what it was built for. It blends the concealer seamlessly. The only trouble, perhaps, is that it’s too small that working on the undereye takes a longer time.

Price: P1,050
Where I bought it: KALM Cosmetics


 Sheet Masks

 

 

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Photo grabbed from Google (I DO hope, tho, that I have this many!)

Korean sheet masks have finally taken a huge space in my heart! I was never a fan; I didn’t understand what the fuss was all about, until YEF Philippines gave me three awesome sheet masks, and that’s when my love blossomed! I used sheet masks for 5 consecutive days as a treatment or therapy for my terrible skin. Moisturizing is the key to make other facial products work more effectively! It softens the skin making it easier for the skin to absorb any product we apply. Then, I set a schedule for my home facial treatment every Monday and Thursday. (See: Taking Facial Care More Seriously)

Price starts at P25
Where you can buy it: BeautyMNLYEF Philippines, and many other online shops (make sure they’re legit!)

Skin Food Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

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I had seen so many positive feedbacks on this product and the moment I learned it was one of the prizes I received from the YEF PH giveaway, I was thrilled! Although I started using it the previous month, it only started really getting into me three weeks ago. I didn’t regularly use it last month, until I began my own skin care routine this month. I love this product from the smell to its texture to what it actually does to my skin after rinsing. My skin feels uber clean and smooth afterwards, I know it really does remove the nasty stuff on my face. The best thing about this product – it’s made with natural ingredients!

Price: P300 (reg. price of P462)
Where you can buy it: YEF Philippines

And that wraps up this blog. Thanks very much for reading and making it all the way here!

Are any of your faves on my list? What are yours? Hope you leave a comment below and let us know if there’s any that you would love to recommend.


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Let’s be friends!
Spread happiness!
-rix★ϟ

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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.

YEF ALL

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

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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

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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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Spread happiness!
-rix★ϟ

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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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RIXREVIEWS: BH Cosmetics vs Tony Moly vs Other Brands | Battle of my Fave and Not-So-Fave Eyeliners

A look cannot be complete without an eyeliner. It’s like an almost perfect cupcake without the frosting.

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(Photo not mine. Grabbed from Google for reference only.)

Eyeshadows look more fabulous with a beautifully lined eye. The only problem you can have is getting panda eyes! Unless you wanna pull off a Lady Gaga:

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(Again grabbed from Google.)

Or if you’re channeling Bey-Bey’s cry face:

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(Google photo #3)

Or, maybe it’s because you just love Po in Kung Fu Panda and you wanna look like him.

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(Google photo #4)

We all know how difficult it is to apply an eyeliner, especially if you wanna do the cateye. Even the slightest wing needs to be applied with extreme caution.

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Insert one of my fave YouTube makeup vloggers, Say Tioco, who always creates that perfect wing!

And when we DO make it, at the end of the day, it’s either rubbed off or smudged.

That’s the very reason why I usually don’t put eyeliner on my waterline. If I do, I just use my Tony Moly Back Gel Liner on the outer half of my waterline. I gently apply it with a pen brush then spread it with a small flat brush. Then add a touch of an eyeshadow.

I have tried a number of liquid eyeliners, and not one of them lived up to their claims. They all said they were waterproof and smudge proof,  but they all LIED! Okay, perhaps they WERE waterproof, but they didn’t survive my oily skin.

Anyways, some of the liquid [and gel] eyeliners that I’ve tried are:

  • Almost every eyeliner from Avon. I don’t know why, but most makeup products from Avon make my eyes feel watery, droopy, and sleepy. Shortly after that, I would start having headaches and then my day was cut short – because I just had to sleep my headache away! Not to mention, the product smears around my eyes. (Don’t have photo of them. Some of them were emptied, while some were given away.)
  • A cheap “Korean” dual ended pen eyeliner from an unpopular brand called “Can Ya”, which I doubt is Korean, because I bought it in a Chinese thrift store. But if you check this page http://www.dhgate.com/product/1-x-canya-new-brand-makeup-beauty-sharp-black/378053421.html, it says it’s Japanese and Korean. As I have mentioned, it’s dual-ended, which means, one end is a pen eyeliner; while the other end is a stamp in the shape of a star. It’s also easy to use, but it doesn’t last long. I didn’t really expect much from it because it was really super affordable.
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  • EB Advance Dip Liner. I bought it because: (1) I was going to create a makeup look and I needed an eyeliner; and (2) because it was super cheap it only cost me less than a hundred pesos. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well after the first use. The brush tip became loose and stiff and it wouldn’t glide on smoothly. Because of this, the product couldn’t be distributed evenly, not even properly. Even though it was very affordable, I felt like it was such a waste to still have so much that I couldn’t use. As for the main product itself, it dries pretty quickly and finishes into sort of a film, if I may call it that. You can actually scratch it or peel it off.
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  • Shawill Eyeliner HD. This is a local brand, but the product is made in Korea. So, technically, it isn’t really local. However, it is sold at a very affordable price, so it is perfect for people like me, who are on a budget.
    This eyeliner has a very thin brush tip, which is kinda good, because it enables you to correct and perfect some crooked lines in your eyeliner. The downside, though, is that due to its thin brush tip, it isn’t good for lining and shaping your eyes. It will take you a while before you finish one eye! It also finishes into a film, which can be peeled off, too.
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  • Maybelline Hyper Matte Liquid Eyeliner. At first I thought, “This is Maybelline, and most Maybelline products work just fine. So perhaps this will be just as good.” The first time I used it, I was impressed. The second time I did, I thought I did something wrong because it wasn’t as manageable. The product had become chunky and it wasn’t as smooth as the first time. I gave the bottle a little shake, I cleaned the brush tip, and dipped it again. But to no avail, it just got chunky still.
    (Can’t find mine. Did I throw it away? I don’t think I did, but I can’t find it!)

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    Grabbed this from my Instagram @myrikaness

    Again, it was such a waste of money and I was so heart broken. So, I searched again and found…

  • Tony Moly Back Gel Liner. I saw on some reviews that it was a really good gel liner because it didn’t smudge. They would even rub it and it didn’t budge. Impressive! My first gel liner was from Ebay and it sucked because it never dried up. It was like a tinted petroleum jelly.
    I have never used other eyeliners ever since I got this one from Tony Moly, on Althea Korea. The Back Gel Liner is, indeed, smudge proof, but it isn’t invincible. Somehow, it still can’t withstand the oiliness of my face. It still smears a little, but it isn’t as bad as the others.
    It comes with a brush, which is really soft. However, I personally prefer a thin brush to apply this gel liner.
    tony-molyI was really satisfied with it UNTIL THIS CAME…
  • BH Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner, which I got along with a BH Cosmetics Blending Brush #12, when I purchased their Shaaanxo palette. It was their Daily Deal at that time. I wasn’t, at all, excited, until I got to use it on Friday. That night, (Warning: Graphic Content. LOL) I fell asleep with my makeup on! (Don’t do this at home! xD )
    When I saw myself in the mirror, I was shocked! My mascara had smudged, but my eyeliner was still intact! Actually, it was the ONLY makeup product on my face that was still holding up! I rubbed it and it still didn’t budge! WTF, right?! You can’t imagine how impressed I was! The swatch on the back of my hand was still there, even though I had washed my hands several times throughout the day! But don’t worry, girls, you can just simply use a makeup remover or micellar water to remove it. 😉 In addition, I love using pen eyeliners because it’s easier to control and use.
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Over all, BH Liquid Eyeliner is the BEST one I’ve used! (Tony Moly’s the second best!)

My final thoughts:

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I looove it and I highly recommend it. For only $5.5o, c’mon!

Hmmh… This makes me want to make a video on Tony Moly Back Gel Liner and BH Liquid Eyeliner! Why not, right? Just to test out which of my two favorites works better.

What about you? What’s the best and most affordable liquid eyeliner that you’ve tried? Leave a comment below and let me know!


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