Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bobby Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation

Here's my review of the Bobby Brown Long-Wear even finish Foundation (whew! what a name). I've had this foundation since June, I've road tested it but I've only had the chance to post a full review. I expected this foundation to be lightweight, not cake-y, and oil-free.

 


Were my expectations met? Let me tell you...

I apply foundation before going to work, I got myself the shade Beige which suits very well my skintone. I didn't expect for it to give a 12 hours coverage like what it claims but I was surprised because when I got home my face doesn't look like a mess!


See how my eyes look sleepy but my face still glowing?



This is how it looks after setting with powder


What I like:

* lightweight - I don't feel like I'm wearing a foundation
* doesn't look cake-y even on humid days
* it doesn't irritate my skin
* Transfer proof
* my face doesn't look flat upon application
* it covers blemishes and pimple scars
* it doesn't oxidize on my oily and acidic skin
* it stays for 12 hours as promised


What I don't like:

- Price (30ml cost P2650.00)
- it smells like chemical (maybe thinner)

This is my favorite foundation to date! I use 1 pump and blend it all over my face using a flat-top brush then set it with a mattfying powder or a powder foundation. I don't use it everyday because I love it to bits that I want to be able to use it for a very long time. The manufacturing date is written on the box so that we can keep track of its expiration.


Thumbs up! Expectations met.

Like it? Leave it? Let me know in the comments below if this is something that you would try. I want to know what you think.

Monday, November 26, 2012

EOTD: Bronze

I had the opportunity to do another eye make-up. I wanted to give a neutral-bronze look a try with a bit of yellow gold as a highlight. I thought I can't go out with this anywhere but I ended up going to the mall with this look. I used a pale lipstick to make the eyes the center of attention but you can also pair this with a darker shade of red or pink. I didn't know how it will end up, you just have to experiment with the lip shade. I put a very light blush on the cheeks. This eyeshadow could be worn on Christmas and New Years eve or even on Christmas party! Enjoy everyone!





 
 
 

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EOTD: Green and Gray

Hello everyone! I'm going out with my sister today but it rained suddenly. The weather can sometimes be very unpredictable.

I decided to go for the green because I want to feel a little bit of nature on my eyeshadow. I made this very subtle for a daytime look. Photos below.





 I listed below the products I used.

Face:

Ellana Make it last Make-up primer
Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream
Tony Moly Concealer
ELF Powder Blush

Eyes:

Nichido Eyebrow Pencil
In2It Brow powder
Artdeco Eyeshadow Primer
Nichido Lenght and Curl Mascara
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Milani Eyeshadow - Almondine
Milani Eyeshadow - Limbo Lime
Milani Eyeshadow - Desert Sun
Ellana Mineral Eyeshadow - smokey
Elf Cream eyeliner - Coffee

Lips

Human Nature Lipbalm - Peppermint
Nyx Lipstick in Thalia

I'm hoping I could post more FOTD's and EOTD's. I'll be working on that. Till next time!
 



Caruso Molecular Steam Hairsetter

When I was in the Hairstyling class, we were given a list of what we're going to use during the whole duration of the course. One of these is a hairsetter. I have a Babyliss curling iron that I can use for setting but to avoid accidents like burning my models skin I decided to also get a caruso hairsetter. It was a good thing that one of my classmates know an online seller who sells Caruso, when she asked me if I would like to get one for myself I immediately said "yes".


I received the set a day after my order. It comes with 30 rollers - 6 petite, 6 small, 6 medium, 6 large and 6 Jumbo, it also has a free carrying case inside!



I set it for 30-45mins on my models hair to achieve the perfect curls. She asked what I did on her hair because it was soft, shiny and bouncy after setting. The molecular hair setter might have done magic on her hair *laughs*.

I did her make-up while the hair sets.


I was amazed by the volume and curls of her hair after setting

Below are the feaures of Caruso Molecular Steam Hairsetter.

* Steam conditions as it curls
* Rated No.1 by professional stylist
* Curls last for days
* For all hair types
* 30 rollers
* Dual Voltage - Great for travel
* Bonus! Carrying case included

This hairsetter is worth a try. It's fast and convenient to use. You can put make-up, eat your breakfast, drink coffee or even read articles while curling your hair.

The Caruse Molecular Hairsetter is not available at the local stores although you can check online sellers who carry hair accessories and the like.

Till my next post everyone!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Learning is Fun at HD Academy


Hi everyone! I hope all of you are having a great weekend. It’s been almost 2 months since my last post and I apologize to all of you guys. I wasn’t lazy to make some blog post but I just wanted to focus on one thing if I have started doing it so the lack of post.
I’m sooooo excited to announce that I graduated yesterday on the Beauty and Fashion Hairstyling Course at HD Make-up Academy. Yes I finally did it! I learned a lot of different hairstyles but I still need more practice. They say we have to master at least 5 hairstyles that we can interchange on different clients. But if I can do more, why not right? Final pictures of the photo-shoot will come after a month but I have few snapshots to show you guys.

Did I also tell you that I took their Beauty and Fashion Make-up course? I bet not but I believe I gave a hint on my last update. Anyway, I took the Make-up course in September and I graduated in October. I enrolled myself in the weekend class just so I can have more time to practice what I learned during weekdays.
I’ve been thinking about going to a Make-up school even before I started to blog. But because I had a very difficult schedule when I was working I didn’t have the time to do it. When I decided to leave my job I thought it was the right time to pursue my dream and so I enrolled at HD Academy.

I searched a lot of Beauty schools in Manila. I’ve read good reviews about HD from other beauty bloggers who also studied there. My mentors were Jeave Gabiana and Stef Chua Sing. Words are not enough to thank both of them for teaching us, their students. Learning wouldn’t have been this fun if they are not the teachers. I had great times in school and I will surely miss all of them. Until now I can still hear Sir Jeave’s voice when I am doing make-up (hindi pantay, hindi pantay) laughs.  Both of them are very patient and they have keen eyes to identify flaws on your make-up. They give comments and suggestions so that you can correct your work and make it look better. It wasn’t easy but it was fun.
Make-up school was full of fun experiences. I enjoy being with people who have the same interest as mine. We show our make-up to each other and talk about it. At first, I just really want to learn how to properly apply make-up not only to myself but also to others. The school exceeded my expectations; because of that I didn’t have a second thought to enroll in the Hair Styling class. I decided to pursue my interest in make-up as a career. This is what I love doing, there are still a lot of things that I have to learn but I do believe that practice makes perfect.

Below are few of the photos I took in the shoot of the Beauty and Fashion Make-up as well as the Hair Styling course. I hope you guys will like them as I do.
 





 
I also wanted to say Thank you to my models Milky Santiago and Anne De Leon. You guys nailed it!
Till my next post everyone. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Liebster Award Nomination

Hello everyone! I apologize for lack of post for more than a month. I've been busy for something that I've always wanted to do ever since so I decided to focus on it.

I have been nominated by my fellow blogger Infinite Elegance for the "Liebster Award Nomination". Here are her questions (and my answers):

How did you get interested in Make up? 

I was 9 years old when I saw my Moms lipstick and eyeshadow in her closet. I put some of it on my face and was amazed how it made my young face prettier. I have loved make-up since then but only got addicted to it a year ago when my office mate showed me a blog site full of beauty products. I hoarded make-up since then!


What are some of the staple products in your purse?

I used to put everything in my make-up kit but I can't live without foundation and lipstick.
What's your most expensive make up/skin care/fashion purchase so far?

The most expensive skincare I have bought so far is the Clinique 3 Steps to Skincare for Oily skin. I haven't finish the Moisturizing lotion till now.


Who/what inspired you to create your own beauty blog?

My kit full of make-ups inspired me to write or blog as well as the blogs that I continue to read until now.

What do you think sets you apart from other beauty bloggers?
 
I would allow my readers to answer that for me. 

Who are your favourite make up gurus or bloggers? Why?

My favorite make-up Guru is Lisa Eldridge. Her make-up is simple but you can see the transformation on the models face. She makes make-up application easy, she's also a top make-up artist.

Do you have beauty no-nos? If so, what are they?

Yes, I don't use my fingers in getting make up products like foundation. I use a spatula, cleanliness and sanitation are important especially if you're doing make-up on other person.


What are your other interests apart from make up?

I'm also into hair styling. I plan to take hairstyling course in the future.


Do you believe that sometimes less is more?

Yes I do, but it also depends on other persons skin condition. More product is needed if there are more blemishes to hide or conceal.


Describe yourself in 1 word.

Mother.


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I'm tagging 10 of my fellow beauty bloggers:
  1. Chilipina
  2. Some Girl Named Jem
  3. Pauwerrific
  4. Viricordate
  5. Assembled Thought
  6. Beauty Thursday
  7. Under the same Blue Sky
  8. Torukogyaru
  9. Axons and Dendrites
  10. Purple Heiress
and here are my questions....

  1. What is your first beauty/skincare product?
  2. Where is your favorite fashion destination? Why?
  3. Complete the sentence "I can't go out without ______.
  4. What is your favorite lipstick.
  5. What/Who inspires you to blog?
  6. What does your Mom teach you about make-up?
  7. If there is a comfort food, do you also have a comfort make-up?
  8. What do you apply first, foundation or concealer?
  9. What are you wearing today?
  10. How do you see yourself 2 years from now?

Have fun answering guys and have a great day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flawless Make-up using Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream

Hello everyone! I'm left alone with my baby today so I decided to make a brief review about the BB Cream that I have been using this past few days.

There have been a lot of raves on BB Cream up to this date. I am not a fan of light coverage make-up because I used to work for almost 12 hours so I thought BB creams are too light coverage for my taste.

I tested few products at the counter to see their consistensy and coverage. I was looking for something affordable but promises better skin in the long run untill I come accross Etude House Precious Mineral Precious Mineral BB Cream. I've had it for a while, almost six months I guess but I don't use it on a daily basis. I still rely on foundation when I go to work.


Description
Precious Mineral BB Cream promotes silky complexion with pear infused sheer coverage. Contains adenosine & arbutin for anti-wrinkle & whitening efficacies. SPF for UV protection. Paraben free. Oil free. Mineral Oil free. Dermatologist tested.


Since I stop working, I don't feel the need to use heavy foundation anymore. So I gave this BB Cream another try and I'm glad I did. I used to apply it using a flat top brush but I learned that applying it using my fingers is better. I think that it looks even when applied with fingers and it makes the product stays longer on my face, maybe that's just me.

 
Two pumps are enough to cover the whole face and neck.

 
This is how a pump looks like. It looks heavy, right?

When blended. See how it covers lines on my hand?
 
I like that it has SPF 30/ PA ++ and it slightly covers my blemishes without the heavy feel of foundation. I use Ellana Mineral powder to set it and the result is just amazing, it's a perfect combo for me! I sometimes put concealer on top of the BB cream if I feel that I will need more coverage during the day.


Etude House BB Cream set with Ellana Mineral powder






Please note that my photos are taken without flash. The coverage it gives is enough especially on a hot humid day. I don't want to look cakey or to see the foundation melting on my face. For less than Php800 with 60g of products it will last more than 2 months of daily use. Just think of it as a tinted moisturizer with additional benefits for your skin.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ELF Get the look Brown Eye Set

Hello everyone! Friday is fast approaching, if you are a working girl I'm sure most of you are busy with whatever task you have to finish. I just hope you'll catch some time to retouch or check yourselves, of course you will!

I was at a Department store checking for a gift to give my sister on her 18th birthday. And what is the best gift to give to her? Of course, make-up. Me being the ever loving eldest sister she has decided to buy a make-up set. I want her to look fabulous on that special night. She will not have the grandest party but I want her to look her prettiest ever!

I checked ELF for some affordable but fantastic make-up kit for her. I saw the ELF Get the Look Brown Eye set and thought that it is perfect. I don't want her to put heavy and colorful eyeshadow, this is also something she can use in School.




The kit includes Eyeshadow, Liquid Eyeliner, Eyelash curler, Eyeshadow brush, and Mascara. All of these are in full size. This is definitely worth it for it's price. Getting 5 products for less than Php400 pesos, what a steal! I'll make an FOTD of her wearing this set.

Has anyone tried this kit from ELF?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

When I play with eyeshadows - Silver, Gray and Black

Hello everyone! Weekend is fast approaching, who's up for a weekend sale? I am! I don't have anything in mind to but but I want to visit malls to see what I can get. There might be something I need that's on sale but again I'm not sure yet "laughs".

Ok...enough of the mall thing. I haven't used gray and black eyeshadows in my usual office/day make-up. I don't know, I just feel a bit uncomfortable wearing them especially if the color is very pigmented. I guess I was afraid to have a big panda eye!

Today, because I'm not going anywhere and I can remove my make-up anytime, I decided to be more creative with my make-up. I tried some silver and gray eyeshadows with a little bit of black. I thought I just want to see how it looks on me then erase it afterwards but I decided to make a full face.

I didn't have any inspiration for making this look but I was thinking of catwoman after I applied the eyeshadows and while lining my eyes. Here's the final look.

 
 
The eyeshadow look a little blue here, maybe that's because of ther lighting.




Just wanted to see how it looks with red lipstick.
I used pink lipstick to make the eye color stand-out

I hope to make a tutorial soon so watch out for that. For now, I'll just be posting some FOTD's. Thank you all for reading my blog I really do appreciate it.

See you in my next post. Muah!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nichido Color Intense Eye Pencil

Hello everyone! Would you believe I haven't taken my lunch? No, I'm not on a diet but I felt like my stomach is still full although my brain is thinking about food. Oh well..I guess I would have to eat after this post.
 
I love eye pencil as much as eyeshadows. There were times that I don't feel like patting on shadows just because I was so lazy to do so. For those lazy days an eye pencil is on the rescue!

I was rummaging counters and counters of make-up at SM Department store for affordable eyeliner. The color should be vibrant and opaque without breaking the bank.
 
I saw these eyeliners lying beside eyebrow powder at Nichido counter. I have tried Nichido products before, I wasn't impressed so I'm not expecting too much from these eyepencil. I tried applying it on the back of my hand and I can’t believe how creamy they are unlike other eyeliners I have tried. I decided to buy two colors that I don't have yet.
 
 
Shading Sponge
 
 
From Left: Vivid Turqouise, Deep Plum
 
Smudged once
 
Water test
 
The color stays on the skin after 6-7 smudges

Likes:
Affordable at Php80 – Steal!
Vibrant colors without breaking the bank
Glides on smoothly without tugging
Creamy and Easy to apply
One swipe is enough to get the color I want
Does not irritate my eyes when used on waterline
 
Dislikes:
Smudges like crazy!
Shading sponge is useless
Would leave a panda eye if used as an eyeshadow
 
Although this eye pencil is not smudge proof, I think it's water proof. I put it under running water but the color stays in place with the same omp to it. I normally use it on my waterline if I want to look awake without eyeshadows. The shading sponge is useless, it just absorbs the color when used. I suggest using a proper shading brush if you want to use it as an eyeshadow base or your finger would be perfect.
It is a very pretty color. If you want a vibrant eyepencil at an affordable price then you should give Nichido Color Intense eyepencil a try. Php80 wouldn't hurt if you didn't like it.
These has remain in my make-up kit and I would definitely repurchase the other shades.