Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Review: Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combo/Oily

For many years, I've been searching high and low for a foundation that:

A. Matches my skintone
B. Is long-wearing
C. Feels weightless on my skin
D. Wont clog my pores and break me out
E. Wont cost me too much money
F. Looks natural
G. Wont look streaky and cakey

At last, I've finally found it. Yes, ladies I'm talking about Revlon's Colorstay Foundation. Wow, what a superb product. I've tried countless foundations over the years from MAC, Everyday Minerals, Shiseido, Covergirl and Bare Minerals but I have to say that this is hands down the best I have ever tried. I'm so completely satisfied that I don't have the urge to try other high rated one from makeup forever, Nars and Dior.

Okay, enough blabbing and on to the pictures :D

What I used

This is me, with a bare face :) As you can see, I have some discoloration and unevenness

The coverage is good, this is just the foundation, no concealer or powder

My pore are huge, but look! no cakiness!

With blush, lipstick and eyemakeup

Shu uemura beige e/s (lid)
MAC Wedge e/s (crease)
MAC vanilla e/s (browbone)
Revlon Colorstay black eyeliner
Loreal Telescopic mascara

Nars Desire blush
Smashbox softlights lens ( highlight)

MAC Bombshell lipstick

Monday, September 27, 2010

Haul: Shu Uemura, Essie, Seche Vite, Clarisonic & more Unii Palettes

August has been a very successful shopping month. Granted some of these were ordered last month, they all got to me this month :)

Seche Vite & Essie Nailpolish in Sew -Psyched and Lilalism - Finally caved and got the Seche Vite after reading a ton of beauty bloggers rave about it :) Will review if it lives up to it's reputation :)

In a September issue of Life & Style magazine

Shu Uemura M Beige 821- My eyelids are darker than the rest of my face and since this beige is very close to my skintone, this helps even everything out-giving my whole eye area a brightening effect. This is my first Shu Uemura eyeshadow and I love the texture, pigmentation and finish. Now I want all the shades..OH NO!

Unii Palettes. I love them so much, I ordered 2 more palettes- in pomegranate and snow. A little excessive I know, but seriously, they are awesome!

Clarisonic MIA --SOOOOOO excited about this purchase. I will post a review after I really test it out. Probably after a month :D

PS: I've gotten a couple beauty related questions on Formspring and I'm so happy about it! Feel free to ask me more questions :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

NOTD: Orly's Cashmere Cardigan

I'm usually a OPI whore but I'm starting to LOVE Orly nail polishes. The selection in Marionnaud ( Mall of Asia) is massive and I'm tempted to buy all the pastel colors. They are soooo beautiful to look at and I want it all!!

Don't you just love the name?

Tell me that isn't the most gorgeous color ever!

PS: I'm proud that it turned out pretty good considering I painted my nails after midnight and I was getting sleepy! I guess I had to concentrate more! LOL

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Haul: Unii Palette

It took 27 days and an angry letter drafted to Philpost, but I finally received my UNII Palette from uniicosmetics! I got so impatient with the long shipping, eventhough the company emailed me and told me that shipping to manila could take up to 4 weeks,due to customs. Whatever, it's here and the wait was worth it :)

Pretty packaging

Instructions on how to depot, what refills can fit etc

I got the color eggplant--so pretty :)

It's got a thumb grip and a big mirror. Very convenient when you're on the go!

It comes with a extra sheet of magnet

Makes my heart flutter

I really really love this palette, it's made really well and you know your makeup is safe because it feels really sturdy. Not like the mac palettes, which feel flimsy. I suppose you can fit more pans if you arrange them better, but I'm pretty lazy so i just popped these in, not bothering to arrange them properly!

Overall, these palettes are great, especially if you have a ton of eyeshadow and like to depot them. I'm super in love with them, I ordered 2 more palettes!! One in snow and promograte! So frigging excited!

Monday, September 13, 2010

August Favorites

So I totally forgot to post my August favorites, but since a lot girls seems to be late on doing their favorites, I thought what the heck! Haha. Better late than never right?

1. Rosken Bio Serum
2. Lush Mint Julips
3. ELF blending brush ( My HG brush soooo perfect)
4. MAC e/s # modest tone
5. MAC e/s # wedge
6. MAC e/s # shroom
7. Lucas Papaw ointment
8. MAC lipstick # blankety
9. Covergirl lash blast length ( perfect for lower lash line)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Review: Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

I like the chic packaging

The tube has 10g / 0.35 oz of product

It has a slight shimmery finish

- Very affordable at P 298 ( roughly around $6.78 )
- Cute packaging
- Very effective. My shadow did not crease for hours
- Makes my eyeshadow more vibrant
- Creamy and blends well

- The packaging is cute but when I go through the product more, It might be a pain to get the product out
- It's not available in ALL the malls in Manila. I guess I need to go to SM Manila more :)

This is a fantastic primer. I still have TFSI and a backup but I find myself reaching for this all week. My eyeshadow stayed put for the 6 hours I was out last night and I'm sure it would lasted longer than that. I can't say it is better than TFSI or UDPP but it's definitely comparable. So if you're on a budget and in need of a primer, BUY THIS PRODUCT!

Will i repurchase?
YES! When I run out of my TFSI and my backup :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Haul: Etude House

I'm supposed to be on a shopping ban but when my sister and I passed an Etude House store, I couldn't resist dropping in and picking up a few things that I have heard so much about :) I promise to review all these products, but from the looks of it and the reviews from other people, I'm gonna love all these :)

1. Black Charcoal Chin Pack
2. Gingko Lip Patch
3. Proof 10 Eye Primer
4. Fresh Cherry Tint #2. Pink

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Haul: Revlon Colorstay Foundation & Falsies Container

I finally caved and bought myself a bottle of the infamous Revlon Colorstay foundation! I don't wear foundation on a daily basis, only on special occasions like weddings, dinners, drinks with friends etc. so i didn't want to spend on MAC's Studio Fix Fluid ( which is double the price) People have been touting this product as their holy grail so I really couldn't resist it anymore :)Hopefully I wont break out though :/

The falsies container is actually a pencil case from BEABI. A local store like MUJI. I wanted something to store my falsies in when I travel and I thought this was perfect!! It cost P70 which is like $1.25? Very cheap and a very good buy :)

PS: You can fit more that 2 pairs of falsies in the container, it depends on how you store them :) I"m not really good at maximizing my space though :) hehe

So that was my mini haul of the week! What did you buy this week??