Posted in Acne, Pinoy Brand, RixMukap, Skin Care, Uncategorized

RIXREVIEWS: Sooper Beaute Pimple Away Solution

Last week, I received my orders from Sooper Beaute. One of the three things I ordered was this Pimple Away Solution. That time I had some pimple and acne problems so I thought it was just the perfect time to test it out.

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On the label, it says it has:

  • salicylic acid;
  • manuka myrtle;
  • azelaic acid; and
  • lemon extract

So what good are these ingredients? That’s what we’re going to find out.

Salicylic Acid

According to some sources, salicylic acid is used to fight acne. In addition, it cleans the surface of the skin and helps unclog pores. It is recommended to use regularly because once it’s stopped, pores will be clogged again and the acne will come back.

Manuka Myrtle

Manuka Myrtle, aka Leptospermum scoparium, aka tea tree. So it’s just tea tree after all! Oh well, Manuka Myrtle sounds fancy. 😀

Anyways, so Manuka Myrtle aka Leptospermum scoparium aka TEA TREE, penetrates the skin, unblocks our sebaceous glands, cleans and disinfects our pores.

Azelaic acid

This is used to remove the bumps, lesions, and swelling. It does not only treat acne, but also rosacea and flaky skin!

Lemon extract

Lemon extract is a natural astringent that reduces oil and pushes it out of our skin. It also removes pimple marks and spots.

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Apparently, all four ingredients mentioned above are absolutely essential to our problematic skin. Having all these ingredients will definitely clear up our skin and treat our acne problems.

In the photo, you can see the other ingredients in this solution. It contains:

  • Deionized water – it means the water used has been removed of all its mineral ion like sodium, iron, copper, etc.
  • Witch Hazel Extract – a natural acne treatment and removes excess oil on skin
  • Vitamin B3 – helps reduce wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation; also helps heal acne

No wonder why my pimples actually dried up quite fast!

I decided to use this product for 5 straight days, before giving my final review. I skipped one day after my fourth, though, such a shame. But gladly, it did not have any bad effect.

So, here’s what went down:

Day 1 – two big pimples with pus and lesion above my left brow; one red and swollen pimple above my right brow; one on the left jaw; and one right below my right nostril

Day 2 – all pimples are starting to reduce in size; the one with pus had dried up, but all pimples still had bumps.

Day 3 – all pimples continued to get smaller; still had bumps;

Day 4 – all pimples had gotten much smaller, developed a new one on the right jaw and the left cheek

skipped a day

Day 5 – no more pus; the pimples above both brows reduced to the size of a whitehead; the one below the nostril had totally flattened but left a spot; the one on the left jaw and left cheek had gotten much smaller; no more swelling except for the one on the right jaw. It seemed to develop pus, but no biggie.

I asked Sooper Beaute if this solution could be used all over the face, and they said if there were no irritations, then yes it woud be alright.

Initially I thought of using this just as a spot treatment every time I have pimples, but after learning what all these ingredients are for, I think I will use this on a daily nightly basis. Anyway, I use my Sooper Beaute Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract afterwards.

You might think this solution is too strong to be able to treat pimples and acne that fast, but I think otherwise. It doesn’t have any pungent smell; only like a gentle facial cleanser or toner. Despite having to apply it near my eye (three of my “friends” are on my brows), I didn’t feel anything strange. No stinging sensation. But of course, don’t risk it. Never apply on the eyes!

As for the price point, P180 (more or less $3) is already good for 60ml product. It’s not as costly as the ones in the drugstores or department stores, but this is proven effective.

If you have any pimple or acne problems, go ahead and give it a go!

Final thoughts:

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May the PORES be with you… NOT! RIXREVIEWS: Sooper Beaute Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation

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Pores… Pores… Pores… Spare me your mercy!

Hey there, Playmates! How’s it going?

If you have problems with pores and are looking for ways to hide them, but you want to stay within your budget, then you’ve made the right decision coming here!

Introducing…

Sooper Beaute Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation!

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You’re welcome!

(Just a little disclaimer lang, this method does not SHRINK pores permanently. This only makes huge pores appear smaller, and smaller pores look even smaller.)

Okay, first and foremost, keep your face clean! This is pretty basic. We all know that a clean face is a MUST. This way, our skin looks brighter and the pores less visible.

Wash your face with your favorite cleanser; as for me it’s the Faith Hope Love Coffee Soap. Coffee has antioxidants and is believed to help tighten pores. It’s better to wash with warm water first, then finish with cold water. Warm water to open the pores and get cleaned; cold water to seal the deal. 😉

Use a cool facial mist before packing your face with makeup. Pop your mist in the refrigerator and let chill. This will freshen up your skin, close your pores, and keep the safe from bacteria and dirt. I recommend the Cucumber Hydrating Mist, also from Faith Hope Love.

Use a silicone-based primer! Primers can be really tricky. If you used too much or if you didn’t let it set properly, your makeup would just slide off easily. (Charged to experience!) Also, remember to pat it on the problem areas; do not rub! There are different types of primer – water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based. Silicone-based primers are recommended to those who have pore-blems. 😉 They sit on top of our skin and have pore-filling properties. Take note that silicone-based primers work much better on silicone-based foundations.

As for this look, I did not use my favorite primer. Instead, I used Sooper Beaute Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation, which also contains Dimethicone. ( Yep it is silicone!) By the way, this is a Filipino brand, formulated and manufactured here!

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This is the final look.  Refer to my instagram post for the products used.

Packaging

The product is housed in a squeezable plastic dropper bottle, which is pretty neat because it gives you a better control on the amount of product you want to dispense. The plastic screw cap makes it hygienic and secure. Carrying it around is sooper convenient, since it’s small and lightweight. It usually comes in a box, but mine didn’t. Not that it matters. But hey, I want the box, too!

Ingredients

Since the bottle is too small, there isn’t enough space for the ingredients. If the ingredients were, indeed, printed on the label, I doubt they’d be readable. Mine didn’t come with a box, so I don’t know if they do have them listed there. So, I headed over their page and checked the product description.

The ingredients are as follows:

I think they really have to double check the spelling… 🙂

Aqua, Stearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Polysorbate 65, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Triocranoin, Dimeticone, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Iro Oxide,Phenoxyethanol, Buckwheat Ferment Extract, Bee Venom, Witchazel Extract

Like last time, let’s have a quick run-down.

Aqua is water; Stearic Acid is an emulsifying thickener with softening effect; Isostearic Acid is a binder; Polysorbate 65 is an emulsifier and a stabilizer for color; Glyceryl Stearate SE* gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance; Dimethicone fills in lines and wrinkles on the face and acts as a barrier on the skin; Titanium Dioxide is a whitening agent and a UV blocker, but stirred controversy due to some theories that it MIGHT be harmful to our health; Cyclopentasiloxane keeps the moisture locked in; Silica makes the distribution of pigments even; Iron Oxide is for the color; Buckwheat Ferment Extract is used as a natural antioxidant and anti-ageing material; and finally, Bee Venom is said to fight acne.

The other ingredients were excluded because they were either already mentioned in my previous posts or I couldn’t find a proper explanation from a proper source.

*Glyceryl Stearate is said to be comedogenic, so check the ingredients if it has SE after Stearate. If it does, it’s safe. SE stands for Self-Emulsifying.

Learning about the ingredients of the product is truly essential if you want to know which ones are good for the skin and which ones are not. Some of the ingredients are minerals, while some are derived from animals. If you’re vegan, then this is ABSOLUTELY not for you.

Scent

It has a gentle candy-like scent that isn’t irritating or over-powering. I guess it wasn’t named such for nothing.

Texture and Consistency

It has a thin consistency, a bit liquidy but not runny. When I put it on the back of my hand, it didn’t move or drip. I really like the texture of this foundation – smooth and really easy to work on. It blends easily and does not dry fast. It isn’t clumpy either so the application is as easy as pie.

Price

This small bottle with 15g of product only costs P180. I think this is budget-friendly, and would be a good choice for those who don’t want to splurge.

Usage

This product can be used as it is or as a makeup base. If you want to use it alone, you might want to build it up for a better coverage. One layer of it gives a sheer to light coverage, like how a tinted moisturizer would. It can be used with a brush or a beauty sponge, but as for me, I prefer applying it with my ring finger.

For me, the Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation works perfectly well with Beauskin Invisible Pores Foundation. It’s also silicone-based and it makes the skin look even. I have huge pores and pimple scars, and I’m not kidding when I say they appear smaller with these two products together.

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The Invisible Pores Foundation gives you a dewy finish, while Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation is demi-matte – somewhere between dewy and matte. If you’re aiming for a dewy finish, you can leave it as it is. You can also pat on some pressed powder or use a stippling brush. Do NOT swirl the brush! 🙂 If you like a matte finish, then I suggest that you bake your face with loose powder.

REMEMBER! Whichever finish you’re going for, make sure you press your sponge against your skin to get everything blended together. (I learned this technique from Wayne Goss.)  I suggest that you do this after applying your foundation and concealer, after baking, and before you dust off the excess powder from baking.

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This is the final look.  Refer to my instagram post for the products used.

There you have it! For less than P1,000, you can have LESS PORES (if not PORELESS)!

Watch my review on Beauskin Invisible Pores Foundation here:

I also have a video of this dewy makeup look, but it’s still up for editing. I’ll keep this post updated! 🙂

UPDATE: The video’s finally up on my channel! Watch it here:

For now, here’s the final look with these two foundations:

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I didn’t use to like dewy looks, but boy oh boy, I’m lovin’ this glowing, healthy-looking skin! Where are my pores? xD

Final thoughts:

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What do you think on Sooper Beaute Candy POREfecting Cream Foundation? Except for the fact that the name is equally long with their other products? What’s your favorite product and technique as of the moment? Care to share in the comment section below?

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RIXREVIEWS: Sooper Beaute Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract

  • Snail… Slow shelled slug…

One of the things I am not really fond of.

It turns out, though, that snails are super beneficial to our skin; and this tiny bottle holds the magic within!

What makes this serum even more special is the fact that it also has tomato extract, which we all know is absolutely amazing for our skin!

“Ang kamatis ay pampaganda ng kutis!”

According to experts, snail extract, also called snail mucin, has hyaluronic acid, glycoprotein enzymes, Vitamin E, antimicrobial and copper peptides, collagen, elastin, and allantoin.

Before we get to my review, let’s dive in deeper into this snail juicy goodness!🐌

  • Hyaluronic Acid keeps skin plump and firm.
  • Glycoprotein enzymes diminish the appearance of wrinkles keeping our skin youthful looking.
  • Vitamin E keeps our skin healthy and is also a good antioxidant.
  • Antimicrobial and copper peptides kill bacteria, virus, and fungi.
  • Collagen and elastin reduce the typical signs of ageing. They maintain both the elasticity and firmness of our skin.
  • Allantoin has healing properties and stimulates cell regeneration.

Basically, all these difficult words just mean they’re all our skin’s best friends!

As for the tomato, just in case you dozed off in your Science and Health class, it is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, and folic acid! Tomatoes help shrink pores, fight acne, freshen skin, and even out skin tone.

Now that we all know the benefits of snail and tomato extracts to our skin, let’s move on to our review.

A few days ago, as I was browsing Instagram for serums, I stumbled upon this really cute product from Sooper Beaute. It’s called the Baby Skin Snail Serum + Tomato Extract. It’s really small (15ml) and affordable (P180). People who had used this serum were raving about this product and so I decided to give it a go.

Service

My parcel came yesterday afternoon, that’s about 3 days after placing my order through their website. I also appreciate the fact that they kept me posted on my order. I received e-mails and private messages on Messenger when my order was confirmed, being prepared, and was shipped out.

Packaging

The serum is housed in a small frosted glass bottle with a very cute but detailed label. It comes with a dropper, which I like because it avoids spillage and over-dispensing of product.

Ingredients

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Let’s break down the ingredients a bit. Just a quickie.

So Agua is water; Carbomer is for the texture; Glycerine acts as a protective layer to prevent moisture loss; Phenoxyethanol is a non-irritating preservative; Lactic Acid reduces acne breakouts and appearance of wrinkles; Matricaria Chamomilla has natural healing and skin protective properties; Hamamelis Virginiana is also known as Witch Hazel that’s a good skin conditioner and anti-inflammatory; and finally Lycopersicum Esculentum, which is more commonly known as tomato.

Hmmh… Looks like the company needs to edit some of the spellings in their label. 🙂

Everything listed is apparently safe and essential.

  • Scent

It smells amazing! It actually reminds me of Victoria’s Secret perfume – not that it smells exactly like one! It just has that certain fragrance to it that I love.

  • Texture and Consistency

It’s quite watery and not at all oily. It does feel moisturizing once applied on the skin, not dry but not tacky either. Did I mention that this serum is PINK?!

  • Price

As mentioned above, P180 is not bad at all! The bottle might be small, but I think it’s perfect for those who just want to try out some products first, without spending so much on something that may or may not be effective. It’s really budget-friendly, even students will be able to purchase one.

Final thoughts:

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I DM-ed Sooper Beaute and asked them if this serum could be used with the DIY Compressed Facial Mask. The answer was positive, so I’m definitely trying it on Monday (my mask day!) I’ll be creating a separate post for that so watch out for it!

Would you try this serum? What’s your favorite at the moment? Don’t forget to leave a comment below! See ya!

In case you missed my IG Stories, you can watch here:

I tried it with DIY Compressed Mask with my sister. Watch our video here:


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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.

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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: Detail Make Over All Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

I am so happy to see more makeup products that we can call “our very own”. Actually, there are too many now, it’s overwhelming! However, most of them look pretty much the same things, only packaged differently.

Lipsticks, whether they’re bullets, liquid, or tints, are the most common ones. Very, very few come up with eyeshadows, but I think none of them are made here in the Philippines.

I mean, yeah, they’re local BRANDS, but not locally MADE. If you know what I mean…

I noticed that they’re made in China; I’m not saying that it’s bad, it’s just that I hope they’re made here. I’m not sure if they were formulated here and was just manufactured and packaged there; or if they were bought from China, then repackaged and rebranded here.

That makes me wonder, aren’t there any makeup laboratories here in our country?

For lipsticks, I’m sure there are. But for eyeshadows, nah.

Nevertheless, I’m still happy to see that local makeup companies are now coming up with new products – products that are mostly made available by international companies.

Anyways, this is getting longer and nowhere, let me just go ahead and start with the review.

So, as I was saying… I’m happy that local brands are now releasing more makeup products and one of these brands is Detail Make Over by Cosmetix Unlimited. They also have lipsticks, blushes, eyeliners, highlighters, etc. But I think what made them really relevant in the beauty world, aside from their matte liquid lipstick, is their Contour and Blush Effects 4-in-1 Palette. I got mine from Beauty MNL and here’s the first look I created with it:

(By the way, this is quite an old video and I’m sorry for the poor quality! Please excuse my akwardness!)

Detail Make Over recently released their first eyeshadow palettes. I first saw them while browsing Beauty MNL’s website. I looked for reviews, but there weren’t any. So, I decided to just get both palettes and see for myself.

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These palettes are really affordable! P265 for a palette with 9 matte eyeshadows? Not bad! It’s got every shade that I’ll need to create a day or a night makeup look.  Of course, for such a price point, we cannot expect it to be super impressive.

It doesn’t feel silky or buttery, but it does feel smooth on my fingertips. It’s powdery so it has a lot of kick back with the brush, which is a lot similar with their contour palette.

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Arm swatches of the Day palette (left) and the Night palette (right)

The pigmentation is not as vibrant as Morphe or Juvia’s, but it’s buildable. This is perfect for beginners, they won’t pack too much product on their eyes by mistake.

The color pay-off is pretty good. What you see on the palette is also what you’ll see on the swatches.

My eyes did not feel strange or become watery, so I’d say it’s safe to use. However, if you’re conscious about paraben, this is definitely not for you. This palette contains paraben so use it at your own risk.

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Screengrabbed from my video to show you the ingredients. It’s a bit blurry, but it’s readable.

There’s nothing wrong with the packaging, it looks nice and simple. It’s also easier to tell which palette is which, since you can see through the cover. I only wished that, instead of a transparent lid, there should’ve been a mirror as large as the palette.

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My Day to Night makeup look using the palettes

I love the color selection for both palettes. They both consist of light to dark shades. There are neutrals in them, which are perfect for the crease and the outer V. I super love the green one on the Night palette. I think it’s really close to the one in Kathleen Light’s palette, except that the latter is shimmery.

For me, it’s a palette worth-buying if you are a “beauty on a budget” or simply a beginner. But if you’re into high-end makeup, this is definitely not for you.

Final thoughts:

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Watch it in action here:

So what do you think of these palettes? Leave a comment below if you’ll purchase one and if you already have, let me know what you think!

Detail Make Over, by the way, is going to release new palettes and I am SOOOO excited! I saw their IG Story and I thought these were something to watch out for.

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Get yours at BeautyMNL!

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Wink and Pout Cosmetics “Work & Play” Beauty Box

Hey there, Playmates! How’s it going? I’ve had a couple of bad weeks, but no worries! I’m holding up.

Anyway, this isn’t about me, it’s about this really affordable beauty box that I discovered on Instagram mid-June. It’s called the Kikay Beauty Box by Wink and Pout Cosmetics on FB or @wapcosmetics on IG.

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They curate three boxes with different themes. Each box only costs P399. If the items were sold separately, they would cost about P500.

There are also options for buyers if they want to get either of the two cute tin boxes with an additional payment of P50, or just the regular box. I got the black tin one and I’m still thinking of what to use it for. It’s a nice storage for stationery, makeup, etc.

Let me show you the three Kikay boxes:

Lip Care and Bare

This box consists of four lip products:

  • 1 Pil’aten Lip Mask that replenishes, moisturizes, and nourishes the lips (P40)
  • 1 Lip Fuel Lip Scrub that evens out lip texture and removes lip discoloration (P80)
  • 1 Isabelle Dupont Lip Balm that moisturizes and protects lips from cracking or drying (P120)
  • 1 Isabelle Dupont Lipstick which is a HALAL certified product (P250)

Total Cost: P490

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Blushing Belle

This box consists of six (6) products that can give you a “pinkish glow on your face and lips”.

  • 1 AT Organics Lip and Cheek Tint (P110)
  • 1 Daiso Eyebrow Pencil (with refill)
  • 1 Daiso BB Face Cream
  • 1 Pil’aten Pore Strip
  • 2 Compressed Face Masks
  • 2 Beauty Sponges

Unfortunately, I don’t know how much the other products are and they’re not stated on their posts as well.

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Finally, the box that I purchased from them…

Work and Play

This box consists of six (6) products as well, which are perfect for those who “work and have fun”.

  • 1 Isabelle Dupont Lipstick
  • 1 Pil’aten Lip Mask
  • 1 Daiso Eyebrow Pencil (with refill)
  • 1 set of 3 Eyebrow Stencils
  • 2 Beauty Sponges
  • 3 DIY Compressed Facial Masks

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Now, let me give you my two cents on this box.

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Let’s start with the lipstick.

WAP Cosmetics have 7 shades of the Isabelle Dupont lipsticks namely: Lady Boss, Shameless, That’s Vouge, Sultry, Sweet Pea, Winterblush, and Burnished Vamp.

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I initially thought it was a Philippine brand, but upon research, I learned that it wasn’t. Isabelle Dupont is a brand of GIZ Cosmetics, which is based in Turkey.

When I placed my order, they let me choose the shade and I chose Winterblush. It’s a pretty YLBB (Your Lips But Better) shade, which is pinkish nude and little mauvey.

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I like how smooth and creamy it feels as it glides onto my lips. It feels moisturizing and lightweight. My only trouble with it is that it clings onto the dry areas of my lips, so it tends to look patchy up close. It’s just like my Makeup World Pucker Up Lipstick in the shade Berlin. So lip scrubbing and moisturizing are highly recommended when using this lippie.

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Another plus for me is that I don’t feel anything strange in my mouth and throat whenever I wear it.

Final thoughts:

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Let’s now move on to the Daiso Eyebrow Pencil. I had never tried any Daiso makeup so I was quite excited to try it. I like the fact that the shade they gave me is brown, because it is the color I usually wear on my brows.

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The packaging kinda feels flimsy, but after twisting the nib several times, it seems to hold up well. So yeah, to get the product, simply twist the nib that looks like the one on any ball point pens. The product itself is about as long as an average thumb, and you get two spares so it can go a long away.

This pencil creates fine strokes so you can draw fake brow hairs for a more natural look. It doesn’t go off easily and does not smudge. I’m impressed! It also comes with a spoolie, so an  for convenience!

Final thoughts:

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With this eyebrow pencil, I also tried using the brow stencil. It was my first time, but surprisingly, it was not an epic failure! The set comes in three different shapes, numbered 1, 2, and 3. One is arched, the other one is straight, while the other one is rounded. I used No. 1, the arched one.

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The angle is not too high, so I didn’t end up looking like a villain. It’s really easy to use; perfect for beginners!

I personally think that you can use it as a pattern when shaving or plucking your brows. Simply put the stencil in place, trace the shape with a brow pencil, and then remove whatever that’s outside the line.

With a stencil, I think it can make doing our brows a lot quicker and easier. The only thing to watch out for, is the angle. Make sure your brows are parallel to each other.

Final thoughts:

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As for the beauty sponge, I got two of them – a pink and a purple. I used the purple one and I think it feels like my Swan Pro Egg Blender, only smaller. It does not expand and it’s too firm. You can squish it, but it isn’t bouncy. It DOES blend the foundation and the concealer pretty well, though, but nothing particularly special about it.

I also used it for baking with my loose powder, and it wasn’t bad at all.

Watch it in action in my Bold & Edgy Red Makeup Look video:

Final thoughts:

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By the way, I received a free Blackhead Pore Strip as a freebie and I’d like to create a separate blog post for that, as well as for my Pil’aten Lip Mask and DIY Compressed Face Masks.

Overall, this box isn’t bad at all, since it is really affordable. It’s recommended for students or anyone who doesn’t wanna splurge.

In addition, I give their service two thumbs up! I placed my order morning of June 15th. They sent me an invoice in the evening of the same day. I settled my payment the next morning, June 16th, then they shipped out my parcel that afternoon. My parcel arrived on the 17th!

The box was completely and carefully covered in bubble wrap and the items in the box were also wrapped separately. I love the fact that they had handwritten thoughtful notes and helpful instructions. See how much love they put into their boxes!

Oh, and also, you can Mix & Match and make the box more personalized! Check out WAP Cosmetics on Instagram or on Facebook.

So what do you think of this box? Which item/s do you think is/are the most interesting?

Hope you leave a comment!

See you in my next post!

 

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RIXREVIEWS: Colourette Cosmetics

I know I have been raving about this brand for so long and I’m not (not even once!) disappointed. I LOOOVE Colourette Cosmetics!

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Here’s my small collection.

They have Coloursticks (a collection of creamy matte and matte metallic lipsticks in bullets); LipSnaps (lip and cheek cream in a small tin pan, which I think is going to be phased out); Liq Lacquer (matte liquid lipsticks); and their newest product, ColourTint (lip and cheek oils).

I already have some shades from the first three collections, and I confidently recommend them to all lipstick junkies!

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Coloursticks Matte Metallics in the shade Queens

The pigmentation is the BOMB! One swipe is EVERYTHING! Because the bullets are creamy mattes, they feel smooth on the lips, look demi-matte but definitely not drying! These Coloursticks leave a nice stain on the lips, even if they wear off. They smell amazing!

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Colourette LipSnaps in the shade Lit (Metallic)

Lip Snaps smell super good, too! They blend smoothly on the cheeks. They give you a lovely flushed kilig look without looking patchy. It also feels really good on the lips and it also leaves a nice stain after some time.

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Here I am wearing Colourette Liq Lacquer in the shade Erie

Liq Lacquer has one of the most amazing formula in local liquid lipsticks. It doesn’t feel droughty, but it’s pretty lightweight. I’m not gonna lie, I am not a fan of the scent. It smells like the old-fashioned lipsticks our moms used to own. But no worries! It’s not that bad or intense.

Watch my videos below to know more about these products from Colourette and to see some swatches:

Colourette Coloursticks

Colourette Lip Snaps in the shade Lit (@15:04 mark)

Colourette Liq Lacquer

Soon, I’ll post a review on their ColourTints, too. I’ve been hearing lots of good things about them, I’m excited!


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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

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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

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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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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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Spread happiness!
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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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