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Choice lippies for end of 2015

I mentioned in my 2015 Best in Beauty that I would be reviewing the Laura Mercier Lip Paint in Vermillion Red separately. (I still love that lip gloss.) That’s queued for review, but I thought I would post ahead my last quarter of 2015 choice of lippies. Even though there is no fall or winter in the Philippines, my choices were based on those seasons 😛 I have shades for daily/work and night looks.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Bare It All (902C)

I fell in love with this the moment I used it.

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Since I have fair skin, I often skip nude lispticks because they are usually too pale for me and would wash out my face. But I got curious with a certain Wet n Wild’s MegaLast nude lipstick because it had rave reviews. So I got Bare It All, which was the seemingly the only nude lipstick at the Wet n Wild stall in The Landmark Makati. The lipstick with rave reviews was actually In the Flesh. But I did like Bare It all from the moment I swatched it on my hand. It is medium beige with no hint of pink. Just what I want in a nude lipstick.

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Eyes, Makeup Reviews, Reviews

Heroine Make Kiss Me Smooth Liquid Eyeliner

A few months ago, I  ran out of eyeliner and there was an event I had to be in which needed me to have eyeliner that was waterproof. So I ended up looking for a cheap waterproof eyeliner on the fly.

Unfortunately, if I wanted it cheap, my selections aren’t very promising… Until I found Isehan Heroine Make KissMe Eyeliner.

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Lips, Reviews

L’Oreal Tint Caresse Powder Lipstick

Earlier this month, L’Oreal Philippines decided to highlight their powder lipsticks on Facebook. So while this product has been around since November last year (or even earlier), and I got one after my birthday, only get to review this now because I forgot about that purchase, and only remembered it when I saw the promos.

So here we go.

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Fun, Looks

(Throw)Back to Basics (and an FOTD)

Welcome to the first Thursday of 2016! Happy new year everyone! Did you get all glam and fabulous when the ball dropped? Me? I was asleep before 12midnight. Does that mean I get to sleep a lot more this year? I hope so! My eyebags are a disaster lately. We’ll get back to that later.

As I said, it’s a Thursday. You know what that means? Throwback! It’s also the start of a new year so I try to tidy things up a bit. Get things BACK to the bare essentials.

If you know me, I’ve been lugging a big pouch of make-up for the past so and so years. Today, however, I’ve managed to reduce my daily make-up/kikay kit to this small black fishnet bag. 

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Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze and Creamy Beige

I love my two shades of Maybelline 24HR Color Tattoo. They are the (25) Bad to the Bronze and (80) Creamy Beige. I find myself being able to do my eye makeup faster when I use them for the reason that probably I have more application control. I actually use my fingers. I tried using a brush and it was a big fail. I couldn’t get any color on my lids.

I only got to look closer at the covers of these today. The differences are, besides the obvious labels, the Bad to the Bronze shade has ‘Gel-Cream Eyeshadow’ written on it, while the other is ‘Leather by EYESTUDIO.’ Also, the former is made in China while the latter is in USA.

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L’Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder

I wanted to do nothing (like laze around at home) during the long holiday thanks to Bonifacio Day, but I had to make changes with my personal domain/blog and other sites associated with its hosting. Until now I’m working on it. So, yeah, more delay in my posts here. I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend though. :)

Today’s review will be the L’Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder — One of my L’Oreal sale buys around summer this year. The shade I have is Vanilla Ivory. I’ve actually hit the pan, but there’s still left enough to last me with everyday use until the end of the month.

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Maybelline The Hyper Curl Mascara

I’m glad I was able to unwind after a boring day at work with a couple of my girls from high school even for a while. I was late for their Christmas gifts shopping, so I was only in time for dindins which is better than missing the opportunity to hang out with them. :) I had a cup of Joe to go thereafter, so now I’m in a good mood to getting my Maybelline The Hyper Curl Mascara review done. 😉 This was meant to be my last post while I was in Bangladesh, but besides being a tourist and watching CNN and National Geographic, I just lazed around at my parents’ house. XD;

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The Maybelline The Hyper Curl Mascara is from my emergency buys months ago. I already used a Maybelline mascara before, so I didn’t think twice for purchasing this. Not to mention, it’s very affordable price of PhP199!

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Essie’s Cashmere Matte ‘All Eyes on Nude’ nail polish

A former intern wore nude nail polish. I got envious because not only did it look so classy and neat, but I thought it was great for travel. A chipped nude nail polish wouldn’t instantly be noticed. So I searched for a nude shade that would look good on me. I should have asked the intern too what she was wearing. ^^;;;

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