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?