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.
On the label, it says it has:
azelaic acid; and
So what good are these ingredients? That’s what we’re going to find out.
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, 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.
This is used to remove the bumps, lesions, and swelling. It does not only treat acne, but also rosacea and flaky skin!
Lemon extract is a natural astringent that reduces oil and pushes it out of our skin. It also removes pimple marks and spots.
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!
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What do you do when pesky pimples attack your precious face? Which is/are your go-to product/s? Don’t forget to leave a comment below!
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”:
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Cathy Doll CC Cream Speed White
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.
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.
Now to finish the entire look, I used the following 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where I bought it: The SM Store Beauty Section
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!
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.
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!
Where I bought it: It was included in the kit during the Enhance Cosmetics Workshop.
But you can get it at: Enhance Cosmetics
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.
Where I bought it: BeautyMNL
Price: P75 (SALE; Reg. Price – P100)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Now, let me give you my two cents on this box.
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.
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.
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.
Another plus for me is that I don’t feel anything strange in my mouth and throat whenever I wear it.
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.
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 A for convenience!
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.
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.
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:
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?
I know I have been raving about this brand for so long and I’m not (not even once!) disappointed. I LOOOVE Colourette Cosmetics!
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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 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
“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.
Makeup World Cover Up Concealer in the shade Nude
“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.
Makeup World Cover Up Pressed Powder in the shade Natural
“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.
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.
It comes with a puff that can pick up enough product and can apply the powder properly on the face.
Makeup World Eyeliner Pencil in Black
“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.
Makeup World Transformation Palette in Natural/Glam
“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!
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:
Now let’s move on to the lippies.
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.
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.
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.
Makeup World Pucker Up Lipstick in the shade Dublin
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:
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.
A look cannot be complete without an eyeliner. It’s like an almost perfect cupcake without the frosting.
Eyeshadows look more fabulous with a beautifully lined eye. The only problem you can have is getting panda eyes! Unless you wanna pull off a Lady Gaga:
Or if you’re channeling Bey-Bey’s cry face:
Or, maybe it’s because you just love Po in Kung Fu Panda and you wanna look like him.
We all know how difficult it is to apply an eyeliner, especially if you wanna do the cateye. Even the slightest wing needs to be applied with extreme caution.
And when we DO make it, at the end of the day, it’s either rubbed off or smudged.
That’s the very reason why I usually don’t put eyeliner on my waterline. If I do, I just use my Tony Moly Back Gel Liner on the outer half of my waterline. I gently apply it with a pen brush then spread it with a small flat brush. Then add a touch of an eyeshadow.
I have tried a number of liquid eyeliners, and not one of them lived up to their claims. They all said they were waterproof and smudge proof, but they all LIED! Okay, perhaps they WERE waterproof, but they didn’t survive my oily skin.
Anyways, some of the liquid [and gel] eyeliners that I’ve tried are:
Almost every eyeliner from Avon.I don’t know why, but most makeup products from Avon make my eyes feel watery, droopy, and sleepy. Shortly after that, I would start having headaches and then my day was cut short – because I just had to sleep my headache away! Not to mention, the product smears around my eyes. (Don’t have photo of them. Some of them were emptied, while some were given away.)
A cheap “Korean” dual ended pen eyeliner from an unpopular brand called “Can Ya”, which I doubt is Korean, because I bought it in a Chinese thrift store. But if you check this page http://www.dhgate.com/product/1-x-canya-new-brand-makeup-beauty-sharp-black/378053421.html, it says it’s Japanese and Korean. As I have mentioned, it’s dual-ended, which means, one end is a pen eyeliner; while the other end is a stamp in the shape of a star. It’s also easy to use, but it doesn’t last long. I didn’t really expect much from it because it was really super affordable.
EB Advance Dip Liner. I bought it because: (1) I was going to create a makeup look and I needed an eyeliner; and (2) because it was super cheap it only cost me less than a hundred pesos. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well after the first use. The brush tip became loose and stiff and it wouldn’t glide on smoothly. Because of this, the product couldn’t be distributed evenly, not even properly. Even though it was very affordable, I felt like it was such a waste to still have so much that I couldn’t use. As for the main product itself, it dries pretty quickly and finishes into sort of a film, if I may call it that. You can actually scratch it or peel it off.
Shawill Eyeliner HD.This is a local brand, but the product is made in Korea. So, technically, it isn’t really local. However, it is sold at a very affordable price, so it is perfect for people like me, who are on a budget.
This eyeliner has a very thin brush tip, which is kinda good, because it enables you to correct and perfect some crooked lines in your eyeliner. The downside, though, is that due to its thin brush tip, it isn’t good for lining and shaping your eyes. It will take you a while before you finish one eye! It also finishes into a film, which can be peeled off, too.
Maybelline Hyper Matte Liquid Eyeliner. At first I thought, “This is Maybelline, and most Maybelline products work just fine. So perhaps this will be just as good.” The first time I used it, I was impressed. The second time I did, I thought I did something wrong because it wasn’t as manageable. The product had become chunky and it wasn’t as smooth as the first time. I gave the bottle a little shake, I cleaned the brush tip, and dipped it again. But to no avail, it just got chunky still. (Can’t find mine. Did I throw it away? I don’t think I did, but I can’t find it!)
Again, it was such a waste of money and I was so heart broken. So, I searched again and found…
Tony Moly Back Gel Liner. I saw on some reviews that it was a really good gel liner because it didn’t smudge. They would even rub it and it didn’t budge. Impressive! My first gel liner was from Ebay and it sucked because it never dried up. It was like a tinted petroleum jelly.
I have never used other eyeliners ever since I got this one from Tony Moly, on Althea Korea. The Back Gel Liner is, indeed, smudge proof, but it isn’t invincible. Somehow, it still can’t withstand the oiliness of my face. It still smears a little, but it isn’t as bad as the others.
It comes with a brush, which is really soft. However, I personally prefer a thin brush to apply this gel liner.
I was really satisfied with it UNTIL THIS CAME…
BH Cosmetics BH Liquid Eyeliner, which I got along with a BH Cosmetics Blending Brush #12, when I purchased their Shaaanxo palette. It was their Daily Deal at that time. I wasn’t, at all, excited, until I got to use it on Friday. That night, (Warning: Graphic Content. LOL) I fell asleep with my makeup on! (Don’t do this at home! xD )
When I saw myself in the mirror, I was shocked! My mascara had smudged, but my eyeliner was still intact! Actually, it was the ONLY makeup product on my face that was still holding up! I rubbed it and it still didn’t budge! WTF, right?! You can’t imagine how impressed I was! The swatch on the back of my hand was still there, even though I had washed my hands several times throughout the day! But don’t worry, girls, you can just simply use a makeup remover or micellar water to remove it. 😉 In addition, I love using pen eyeliners because it’s easier to control and use.
I was watching Jeffree Star and Lipstick Nick’s video on YouTube yesterday when I thought of trying it out myself. Lipstick Nick was covering up Jeffree’s tattoos to recreate one of the photos in his Beauty Killer Campaign.
However, I do not have a full coverage foundation, so I only used what I have. Because of this, I had to work on layers and the thicker it got, the harder it was to blend and to make it look natural. Not bad, though… 👅
Here’s what went down:
So, what do you think? To watch Jeffree Star’s video, please click ➡here⬅
Goss Method… Backstage foundation… And other beauty hacks found in different blogs and tutorials…
I have tried these, but none of them truly ever worked on me. The oiliness of my face is beyond normal. It can get oily even within an hour of the application of my makeup. You can imagine how frustrating it is to see your makeup caking up and getting patchy when your day isn’t over yet. I can’t even make beso-beso!
Recently, a weird technique has been popping up on Facebook, so I went to YouTube to check it out. So, there’s this foundation technique that’s been really popular nowadays and it is said to originate in Japan.
Many who have tried swore by its effectivity and that it has truly made their makeup last longer.
So I decided to dive into the trend!
This foundation technique is called “JAMSU”. “Jamsu” (잠수) is the Korean term for “diving” or “submerging“. A number of beauty enthusiasts all over the world have tried their hands on this technique, as well!
Basically, you have to submerge your fully-powdered face into cold water for 20-30 seconds and this will make your makeup set better and last longer.
However, I tried the other method, which is the more convenient one – the Spray Bottle Method! I used The Beauty Bakery Witch Hazel Facial Mist.
All you need to do, is to apply your makeup as you normal do. As for me, I moisturized, primed, and put on my foundation. You can also apply concealer and your cream contour and highlight (depending on your preference).
This is were the whole routine changes. Instead of baking only some parts of your face, you put on powder all over your face – Kabuki style. Meaning, it should be more than the amount you normally apply. Make sure that it is even. If you have fair skin, use baby powder; but if you’ve got tanned or darker skin tone, translucent powder will be a better choice.
After applying the powder, submerge your face in a bowl of cold water. If you’ve got normal to dry skin, you need to do it for 15-20 seconds; and 30 seconds for oily skin. The drier the skin, the shorter the time.
As for me, I used my facial mist. I sprayed it all over my face until my face was completely soaked and had started dripping. I dried it with a paper towel. Do NOT rub. Gently pat and let it dry.
You will notice how smooth your face is and the foundation looks flawless. You will also notice the excess powder sitting on top of your face. Gently dust it off with your brush.
Then finish your make up as normal.
I have tried several techniques but this one is the best I’ve tried! No exaggerations there. I have never been this satisfied!
Watch my video below and see how it went:
Comment below what you think of this technique and if you’ve tried it, let me know if it worked on you.