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LAFANG! KFC SISIG BURRITO

Last week, Guil and I decided to try the newest item from KFC for lunch. It’s the KFC Sisig Burrito! We both love burritos and sisig, so these two things combined is an UGH-mazing idea!

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Photo not mine; grabbed from Google

So, what’s inside this burrito?

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Again, photo not mine; grabbed from Google

Just like any burrito, it has rice, meat, sauce, and tortilla (There are no veggies, tho). To make it taste like sisig, they used sisig sauce; and because it’s KFC, they used Hot Shots and chicken skin.

Here’s how it looks. Notice that the wrapper they used was the one for KFC Twister.

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You simply have to tear off the middle strip then carefully remove one side of the wrapper to reveal half of the burrito.

Lezzzz dig in!

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First impression:

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The chicken skin was indeed crispy, but it really wouldn’t be a sisig without the sauce. As you may know, a “legit” sisig is cooked in pig’s brain and a good substitute for it will be mayonnaise. With a perfect mix of all the seasoning and spices, comes a perfect sisig.

It’s a pretty bold move for KFC, I would say. I suppose it had been quite a challenge for them to come up with a sisig recipe that would highlight their main specialty – chicken. Since they used Hot Shots and crispy chicken skin, it wouldn’t have tasted like sisig if without the sauce. So kudos to whoever made the recipe, it was pretty spot on. (Although spot on would still be a BIG word.) It’s quite spicy, though!

Guil felt like we could do with some gravy, so…

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Gravy on a sisig burrito? Why the eff not?!

Here’s a closer look of my sisig burrito…

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And there goes my Sleek Matte Me in Velvet Slipper.

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Hahaha! Almost ate the carton. LOL

Just a little update on the lipstick (nope, this is not a “Lipstick and Mukbang” session! haha!)

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Sleek Matte Me survived KFC Sisig Burrito! 😀

The KFC Sisig Burrito costs P95, ala carte, but if you add P45, you’ll have regular Coke and fries. Since it’s KFC, I think the price is pretty reasonable. Though you can get a bigger meal with that price. Especially if you’re with a friend, you can get the KFC Duo Meal, which includes two cups of rice, 2 pcs. chicken, a box of Hot Shots, mashed potato, and 4 pcs. Pillow Puffs, all for a little more than P300.

Guil thinks that it’s not big enough for P95. A bit pricey for a small meal. If you’re really hungry and you have a hundred and fifty pesos, you wouldn’t wanna get this, especially if you have a huge appetite. But, if you’re just curious and would love to know what a chicken sisig burrito tastes like, it’s pretty worth trying.

All I’m saying is, the taste isn’t bad. It’s not the most filling food, and definitely not cheap.

Final thoughts:

 

I’m fine with it, what do we expect? It’s KFC!


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What happens when you lose Z’s and what you should do RIXREVIEWS: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask | K-Beauty

These past few weeks (or maybe months), I’ve been lacking sleep. It’s either I sleep at 3 or 4 in the morning, or I don’t sleep AT ALL. And this is NOT good for my body, as well as for my skin.

I’ve been having breakouts lately – on the forehead, cheeks, jawline, and all the other possible places for pimples to appear. And I know exactly why they keep coming back.

Now, how can my skin be at full rest, if I myself do not give it the so-called “Beauty Sleep”? So, what really happens to our skin when we lack sleep?

1. Cortisol level is UP to the heavens!

Cortisol, in layman’s terms, is a stress hormone. The more sufficient sleep we have, the lower the level of cortisol. It is naturally reduced as we sleep. Now, low cortisol level allows our skin to regenerate. So, if we don’t sleep, the cortisol level goes up causing breakouts and prevents our skin to heal properly. Our skin will age faster if we don’t have enough Z’s than when we do have enough sleep.

2. Our skin gets dehydrated!

As you’ve read in #1, when we lack sleep, the stress hormone called cortisol increases. This destroys collagen – something that keeps our skin smooth and elastic. The skin becomes dehydrated causing fine lines and dark circles.

Ever noticed how much and how easily we perspire when we sleep? That’s because when we sleep, our body rebalances hydration and recovers moisture. So, if we don’t sleep, it’s like depriving our body from doing what it’s supposed to do.

3. Our skin becomes dull.

Our blood cannot flow efficiently all over the body when we do not have enough sleep. This leads to lack of oxygen in the blood. Our skin will look less radiant, more blotchy or ashy.

4. It’s going to worsen our skin’s existing problems.

If you, like me, already have pimples lodging on your face, more will appear if you sleep less. I haven’t been getting enough sleep, so newborn baby pimples appear somewhere on my face. I may have been able to treat some, but there were new ones that came out.

5. Our skin gets prone to skin diseases!

When we do not have enough sleep, our immune system weakens. We do not only get sick, but also our body develops immune-related skin diseases such as eczema.

There may be more reasons why we need proper and sufficient sleep. These five things alone should already have convinced you to stop staying up late at night. (Too addicted to K-drama? hmmh…. I don’t blame you! I’m as guilty as you are! 😀 )

If you’ve got your hands full and your work is up to your eyeballs, and you think it can’t be helped, then there’s one product I am super loving at the moment I recommend…

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This is Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. Want to have skin as nice as Song Hye Kyo even if you’re puyat (wakeful)?

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Photo grabbed from their website

Claims: Overnight mask that gives the skin a lively, well-rested appearance the next morning thanks to its Sleep-tox™ purifying effect.

So last night, I added this to my night skin care routine. This routine is for the nights I don’t scrub and use masks. I washed my face, applied my pimple solution and serum, then finished it with Laneige Water Sleeping Mask.

It smells super refreshing and relaxing. I can’t lay a finger on it, but it’s really so good! It has a texture of a gel, only it’s not as thick and clumpy. It applies smoothly on the skin and does not feel sticky at all. Waking up was the best part! I’m not lying, you guys! My skin felt and looked plump and well-moisturized! Busog na busog sa moisture! OMG!

It felt like I wore a facial mask the night before. I believe it has also helped my pimple solution to work well, because it gave my skin all the good stuff it needs.

According to Laneige website, this product has SLEEP-TOX™ technology that purifies skin during sleep. It helps rejuvenate and normalize skin that is often fatigued during the day (or even at night!) 

It also has MOISTURE WRAP™ that helps retain moisture throughout the night. Some of its active ingredients are Hydra Ion Mineral Water, evening primrose root extract, and Hunza apricot extract, that when absorbed by the skin, it will look and feel as if you’ve had a good 8 hours of sleep!

This mask also has skin-soothing agents that gently help the skin to recover overnight. It’s super light and non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores!).

Moreover, the reason why I feel so relaxed the more I smell it, is because it has aromatic SLEEPSCENT™. “It is specially developed for Laneige Water Sleeping Mask that is an AMOREPACIFIC original. It allows our skin to relax and rest, boosting its ability to regenerate.”

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Alginate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Alcohol, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 42090 

I have a small pot, which is 15ml. It only costs P160! Great deal, huh?! I knowwww! This is just the perfect size to try it out before buying the larger tub. The larger tub has 70ml and it only costs P850! Well, if you know where to buy.

Take note that other online shops sell the 70ml tub for P980 to P1,600. But Gabistar Korean Beauty & Talent, Product Magazine offers this amazing product for a much lower price! Yep! P850 only!

Final thoughts:

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This is definitely a MUST-HAVE! I will surely get the larger one!

I think this is also perfect for the owls in call centers. Since they don’t usually get the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep, this product will help them look as if they do!

Would you try it? Just in case you want to try it, contact Gabistar on Facebook and, do me a favor, tell them you found them here on my page when placing an order. (Thanks!) Also, you can PM me on my Facebook page!

Watch Song Hye Ko’s Laneige Water Sleeping Mask CF here:


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Makeup for Rainy Days with CATHY DOLL

The season for pluviophiles has begun, and it’s terrorizing those who are not. :p I don’t love the rain, but I don’t hate it even. If it rains and I’m at home, I like staying in bed, getting wrapped in blankets, reading a book, or watching a very interesting Korean drama or American TV series, or just SLEEPING! Going out is the last thing on my mind when it pours. (But I DO love the smell of rain on grass.)

There are two things that pop in my mind when I think of the word “rain”:

Gloomy. Fresh.

I know… They’re contradicting, but isn’t it true? The dismal sky turns down our mood meter, but the image of wet grass and trees reminds us of cleansing.

However, rainy season can be quite unforgiving on our skin. No skin type is safe. Whether it is oily, combination, or dry, one thing must be done – HYDRATE.

This is the season when our skin gets really crazy and unstable. It gets dehydrated and dull, but can also become oily.

Might as well use makeup products that can give us protection any time of the day.

Cathy Doll Acne Solution Serum + Foam Cleanser

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As I mentioned earlier, this season can be unforgiving on our skin. Due to high humidity, our skin gets more prone to all the nasty stuff. With Cathy Doll Acne Solution Serum + Foam Cleanser, I thoroughly washed my face. It’s a bit liquidy and it doesn’t get too foamy. It lathers on my skin really smoothly and it smells good. I can’t lay a finger on it but I think it has a minty scent to it.

According to the packaging, it:

  • is anti acne
  • for sensitive skin
  • has oil control
  • is brightening
  • is a spot remover
  • has tea tree serum

My skin felt really clean and fresh afterwards. It felt soft to touch.

This sachet has 6ml of the product and costs only P16.

Final thoughts:

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Cathy Doll Water Splash Essence

Now my face was fully-cleansed, I had to bring back some moisture that I lost after washing. Also, this weather can be super dehydrating as our body does not produce as much liquid as it normally does.

I have two (out of three) Cathy Doll Splash Essence products – one is Milky (the blue one) and the other one is Water (the pink one). I used Water Splash Essence first, not because it has L-Glutathione, but because it claims to tighten pores.

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The product is thicker than the foam cleanser. It’s a bit moussy, but once applied on the skin, it turns watery. It did feel moisturizing afterwards, and it did brighten my skin. No wonder it also says “Sweet Dream Quick Step Whitening” at the bottom of the packet.

I noticed that my pores did seem minimized and I’m happy that it worked.

This has 5g and costs only P50. No worries! A little goes a long way so a small packet can last you for weeks.

Final thoughts:

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Cathy Doll Whitening Sunscreen L-Glutathione Magic Cream

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Just because it rains doesn’t mean there’s no sun. I used Cathy Doll Whitening Sunscreen L-Glutathione Magic Cream to keep my skin protected from the harmful UV rays. This has SPF 50 PA +++ and I LOVE IT for that!

It also has a cooling effect and spreads all over the skin smoothly. It smells like the usual facial cream, very gentle and not overpowering. It also brightens up the skin, making it look fresher and more radiant. I’ll surely repurchase.

This packet holds 8ml of the product and costs P40. Not bad for SPF 50!

Final thoughts:

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Cathy Doll CC Cream Speed White

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To stay looking healthy and fresh even in this crazy humid, gloomy, and rainy weather, I suggest you try this CC Cream from Cathy Doll. It also has SPF 50 PA +++, it brightened up my skin and it made my skin look smooth and clear.

It has a thin consistency, which is good, as it easily blends in very smoothly. It has a light coverage but buildable to medium, but careful not to put too much as it can look too light. I got the shade #1 Light Beige, which is too light for my skin tone, but eventually it oxidized and looked more natural.

It didn’t have a dewy finish. It looked demi-matte, though. Just a teenie bit of tackiness, but definitely not sticky. I was aiming for a natural glowy, healthy look, so I used a liquid illuminator underneath it. I applied it on areas where we usually add our highlighter.

I blended everything with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I pressed it a little firmly against my skin to make it look even more natural. You can also use your finger or a brush, but I think a sponge is a much better choice.

I didn’t bake, but I dusted it with L.A. Colors Pressed Powder, using my fluffiest powder brush. It looked good because it still looked dewy, unfortunately my face had an oil party after about three hours. The good thing was, after blotting so much oil (I used two sheets and it wasn’t really enough), it looked fine again, not cakey or blotchy.

This CC cream has 6g of product and only costs P40.

Final thoughts:

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All Cathy Doll products mentioned above were bought at a 7-11 branch. Unfortunately, they aren’t available in the malls near us, but glad they’re available at 7-11. I commend Cathy Doll for creating affordable travel-size sachets, making it convenient for everybody. I also appreciate the fact that I didn’t have any breakouts or irritation after using all these products.

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Now to finish the entire look, I used the following products:

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Watch my video here:

Which Cathy Doll products have you used? If you haven’t, which ones would you like to try? Don’t forget to leave a comment below!


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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: 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: K-Beauty – KARADIUM

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

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

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

Collagen Moisture 2-Way Cake Foundation in #23

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final thoughts:

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Cream Cheek Stick in No. 5 Shading

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

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

This product has five shades:

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

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

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

Final thoughts:

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Flat Eyebrow Pencil in No. 4 Gray Brown

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the other shades:

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

Final thoughts:

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Shining Pearl Eyeshadow Stick in No. 6 Chocolate Brown

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Photo grabbed from their website

*Price:

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

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

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

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

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

The names of the shades are:

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

Final thoughts:

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On the Top Fiber Curling Mascara

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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

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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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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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