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Monday, March 28, 2016

Beauty News: L'Oréal Infallible Makeup is Here!

Say Goodbye To Makeup Meltdown & Hello To #NeverFail Makeup

Put together an effortless look without compromise from AM to PM with the newest Infallible Pro-Matte powder and Infallible Makeup Extender and Setting Spray. And say hello to L'Oréal Paris newest muse, the beautiful and multi-talented Solenn Heussaff! 

L’Oréal Makeup Designer/Paris finally launches in the market its globally renowned franchise INFALLIBLE with the Infallible Pro-Matte 16HR powder as its first introduction. Boasting 16 hours of long-wear, this pressed powder promises lasting matte finish that’s never cakey and never flat – perfect for the multi-tasking Filipinas of today. The air-fine texture ensures that it stays lightweight and comfortable all day. Formulated with ultra-fine pigments, Infallible Pro-Matte keeps skin matte without caking, making it the ideal powder for setting liquid foundation.

Say no to cakey matte and yes to Infallible Pro-Matte this summer, available for only P450 (from regular price of P600) during The Great L’Oréal Summer Sale until April 3. Infallible Pro-Matte is available in 6 shades at L’Oréal Paris counters nationwide.

The new standard in long-wear has finally arrived! With the launch of Infallible Pro-Set & Spray, the first makeup extender and setting spray from L’Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris, experience all-day perfection and makeup without touch-ups. Known to lock-in makeup for a “just applied” look to keep makeup looking fresh all day, Infallible Pro-Set & Spray is totally lightweight, oil-free and non-comedogenic just like a barely-there mist. 

Apply it on the whole face in X and T motion to set the total makeup look on face, eyes, and lips. In just three easy steps, prevent smudging and setting into lines all day!

Steal the secret to long-lasting makeup and do it like a pro with Infallible Pro-Set &  Spray for just P375 (from regular price of P500) during The Great L’Oréal Summer Sale until April 3. The Infallible Pro-Set & Spray is available in all L’Oréal Paris counters nationwide.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

What's in the Maybelline #MakePerfectSummerHappen Box?

The hot summer is already upon us, and I know this so well given how much walking I do on a daily basis. This is also why it didn't come as a surprise when Maybelline sent over all these products so we ladies can look hot this summer. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Beauty News: Say Hi to Maybelline Dream Satin Skin!

Forget what you used to know about foundations—the cakey and oily variety that does not let your skin breathe and clogs pores, especially under the summer heat! Begin your daily makeup look with the perfect satin-like finish with Dream Satin Skin liquid foundation and two-way cake.

This summer, go for light makeup in perfect airbush finish – ultra-lightweight, non-oily feel, non-pore clogging, and perfected with a satin finish. So light & easy to wear, that it looks and feels just like your skin! Achieve your dreamiest look with Maybelline’s Dream Satin Skin liquid foundation, and set it perfectly with its two-way cake for everyday airbrushed perfection, sold for Php499 and Php399, respectively. What’s even more exciting this season – Get these Dream Satin Skin products at 50% off from March 17 to April 3 during the Maybelline Flash Sale!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Beauty News: Maybelline Hyper Sharp Power Black is Here!

Transform your whole look with just one swipe with the blackest black precision liner from Maybelline’s HyperSharp franchise – the newest Power Black eyeliner. HyperSharp Power Black makes the ultimate cut above the rest as it transfers one shade blacker versus regular liners in the market, in just one swipe. Perfect for black impact seekers, this newest liner is waterproof and promises a 24-hour intense staying power.

Super black, highly pigmented, and glides on easily – say goodbye to dull, faded liners and transform your eyes with the newest Power Black for bigger, bolder eyes every day for only P299 (promo price at P249 from April 1 to 30, 2016).

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beauty News: Maybelline Vivid Matte is Here!

GiGi Hadid is probably one of the best things Maybelline did. And this lipstick is the other best thing they did! Celebrate summer with bold, bright, and vivid lip colors guaranteed to make a sensational splash for the season with the newest lip collection from Maybelline New York, the World’s #1 Makeup Brand – VIVID MATTE from Maybelline’s hottest lip franchise, Color Sensational.

“With our newest Vivid Matte lip collection from Color Sensational, mattes really come alive with the most vivid colors perfect for the trendiest Maybelline girls this summer season,” shares Kat Diaz, Product Manager for Maybelline New York. “By even having just one Vivid Matte lippie in your makeup kit, you can readily transform your makeup collection to create that enviable summer look.”

Perfect for planning a colorful summer ahead, the new Vivid Matte lipstick collection features the trendiest shades and finishes with a superior long-wear matte formula.  Get sinfully fashionable this summer as these Vivid Matte lipsticks are highly pigmented yet hydrating and lightweight on the lips. Pick from the 4 on-trend shades by Vivid Matte: VIVID1 SCARLET RED, VIVID2 NEON PINK, VIVID3 VIOLET PINK, and VIVID4 ROSY ORANGE.

Not quite sure how to perk up your summer look with the most fun and vivid matte lips? Maybelline’s Makeup Artist Chuchie Ledesma dishes out how to simply rock bold lips with these bright tips:
·       Outline your lower lip and Cupid ’s bow with a concealer to highlight it and make your summer lips look sharper.
·       Make sure you flash that summer smile when applying Vivid Mattes to evenly spread lip color on your lips!
·       Keep your face and eye makeup this summer simple, fresh, and easy as sporting vivid lip colors already help in brightening up your complexion.

What are you waiting for? Make your perfect summer happen with Maybelline New York’s Vivid Matte by Color Sensational available in all Maybelline counters nationwide for only P299 starting APRIL 1, 2016. Products are exclusively imported and distributed by Maybelline. For more information about Maybelline, please visit

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nivea's Summer Essentials

Weeeeee!!! The sunscreen obsessed person in me was so happy to have received this whole bag of sun care products from Nivea! 

I have my faith and trust in Nivea because I put it to the test when I took swimming as my PE in school awhile back. UP's pool has no roofing, and my classes were at 8-9AM, Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is why it was relatively hot already. Only the 7-8AM class didn't experience the heat of the sun because perhaps the times have changed due to ozone layer depletion. I used Nivea face fluid before each class, and at the time I used a different brand on my body. Lo and behold after almost four months of swimming, my face and neck did not darken while on the other hand my body did (I even ne,eded to use papaya soap for like half a year to even it out!). This is why I got so excited to get this bag of products as I really use their stuff!

They were like 'oh please share how you spend your summer with these' and I'm like K. I have school so I'm in school for the 'summer,' but I actually think that that actually makes even sun care more important. I've always believed that sun care is not a summer affair, it's a concerted year long effort because, well, the sun shines all year round. And it's also because we are do so many activities not often realizing how much sun exposure we're getting. I walk in school so much every day, and I walk under the sun, so it's even much more important to protect myself everyday. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner (Brown) Review and Swatches

I have this internal rule of using just one eyeliner per category at a time (i.e. only one gel and one liquid eyeliner at a time) to prevent drying that it's so rare for me to be able to do reviews on my eyeliners! This is why I myself am so amused that after a long time I'd be able to do an eyeliner review again here. 

So this is Maybelline's Lasting Drama Gel Liner in brown! This is the first brown eyeliner that I own for eyeliner purposes. I bought a Maybelline eyeliner waaaay back for my makeup school finals and it wasn't really for eyeliner per se. It was for drawing all sorts of shapes on the face. I also never got to explore the said product for actual eye liner use. So when I got this, I was intrigued and amused at the same time because I wanted to see how it'd work.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

5 Kylie Lip Kit Dupes in the Philippines Under 500 Pesos

Yeap. This is it. The post you've all been actually waiting for. I am so smitten by my Kylie Lip Kit, but of course I understand how difficult it is to get them that not everybody has the time and energy to devote to hunting in order to get one! You have seen in my 'how to shop' post as to how hard it is to get hold of one not just in the US itself but more so in the Philippines so this post will be all about locally available products that may pass off as dupes while keeping your budget in check! 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

How and Where To Buy and Get a Kylie Lip Kit in the Philippines

So yaaaay! This is the revelation time! If you saw my Kylie Candy K review, you may have seen that I explicitly did not reveal the store nor the price I got it for. For some reason, Kylie's Lip Kits are just so hard to get, more so here in the Philippines, that I thought I'd do a post about my whole shopping journey plus my own tips on how to snag one. 

I'm sure these questions have been running in your heads for the longest time: how much is a kylie lip kit in the Philippines? Where to buy a Kylie Lip Kit in the Philippines? Where are Kylie Lip Kits for sale in the Philippines? Can i find Kylie Lip Kits in the Philippines on OLX? Where will I find all these Kylie lipsticks in the Philippinnessss??? 

And weee this post is all about that. 

So I got my lip kit from @makeupbarmanila on Instagram for Php 2800, and as far as I'm concerned Kristine (the seller) is new to the business, which is why her store's name may not be as familiar as some of the big time resellers we buy from. And that does bring me to my next point that be prepared for a struggle and a whole chase and everything because the big name resellers seem to have decided to not sell this. I asked my usual girl Beautyholic Manila and she didn't stock them. I also inquired incessantly with Royal Vanity, but they also didn't stock up on it. If I were also them I'd also probably not be too fixated on these lip kits as I already have enough business from all the other Urban Decay and Anastasia products that i had to sell that I wouldn't spend so much time and energy to snag some on the next restock. 

So here are my tips:

Friday, March 11, 2016

Maybelline Lip Gradation Lipsticks Roundup Reviews and Swatches

It's roundup tiiimeeeee!!! I now have with me the complete verdict over Maybelline's Lip Gradation lipsticks. You have already seen my review for each shade, so I thought it's time to give a general verdict on them. 

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kylie Lip Kit Candy K Review and Swatches

It's. Finally. Here. 

After a very very extreme struggle to snag one of these, I finaaaalleeeh have my Kylie Lip Kit! I purposely did not write about where I bought it from and its price in this post because for one, I just want to get you guys focused on the product, and the other is that I reserved it all for a shopping tips video featuring my own journey because it is honestly so hard to get one. You can see that shopping post here.  

I think I am the first person who has found an imperfection in these, so I'll be discussing that. But in general, this product is really, really, really worth the hype (and perhaps the money). Never in my wildest dreams that my dry lipped self will be able to enjoy a liquid lipstick like this! I'll be talking about it further in this post ;)  

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Maybelline Lip Gradation (Mauve 1) Review and Swatches

This is Maybelline's Lip Gradation in Mauve 1, but I know it's on the news not because it's great for gradation, but more so because it's one of the most affordable and best performing Kylie Lip Kit dupes out there.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Maybelline Lip Gradation (Fuchsia 1) Review and Swatches

Welcome to yet another review and swatch episode of Maybelline Lip Gradation lipsticks! This is in Fucshia 1. 

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Maybelline Lip Gradation Lipstick (Pink 1) Review and Swatches

I know the whole world is obsessed with matte lippies right now, and this is one more of those products that can do that. This is Maybelline Lip Gradation in Pink 1, and while it is being promoted for gradation lips here in the Philippines, in other territories it is also being sold as Color Blur lipsticks. And I will not wonder if it is being sold under some other name in some other territory because it does so much. More so this shade in specific.