Fun

High School Girl?

Shiseido is a Japanese cosmetics company. They released an ad in the late quarter last year that I’ve only seen yesterday.

Makeup really is amazing even though it didn’t seem like they have a lot on for the ‘transformation’ similar to those we could find in YouTube. Then again, Japanese males are quite androgynous. 馃檪 I actually didn’t want to accept that two of the boys were actually _boys_. LOL! I ♥ the music in the cm too. It makes me want to songs from the same artist for my vlogs. 馃榾

Eyes, Face, Lips, Makeup Reviews

An oldie, but still a goodie – The Korres Goddess Beauty LE Color Collection

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Korres is one brand that I so want to love and be a favorite, but that they’re not easily accessible so that makes it impossible. I was on a trip to US at the time they released the Goddess Beauty, which contains several of their makeup. I knew I could get it. I could try several Korres products in one purchase. But I went to a couple of Sephora stores (I remember my mom complaining) and didn’t find it. Then I went to a branch near the hotel I was staying at and found a few. I thought hard whether or not I should get it. I browsed the store twice, but I knew it had taken my heart. LOLOL!

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Lips

First impressions: Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips

There’s a huge hype with the Colourop Ultra Matte Lips among beauty fans, with so many good reviews and very few (and very) minor drawbacks. I knew I had to try them too especially that I’m always for lipsticks that have great longevity. They say the Ultra Matte liquid lipstics do last long.

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips has a wide range of colors. That just means, for me, more colors to like and want. O_O But these four I really really like especially Kapow and Bumble.

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Lips

City Color Be Matte Lipsticks in Brianda and Gwen

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I have a few matte lipsticks already, but lately I’ve been buying more especially after discovering Wet n’ Wild’s Megalast Lip Color. I’ve been on a lookout for other budget matte lipsticks since. I found City Color’s Be Matte Lipsticks while I searched for Wet n’ Wild’s Vamp It Up (or was it Cherry Bomb?) at Pure Beauty Glorietta. I bought two shades, which were on sale as a Valentine’s Day promo.

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Cheeks

My most favorite blush – Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color

Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color in Barely Pink

Among my high-end blushes, Laura Mercier’s Second Cheek Color is my most favorite. The blush is velvety-soft, easy to apply as it goes on smoothly and evenly on my cheeks–it’s hard to go wrong with it– and buildable without looking cakey.

I own two shades so far, but Barely Pink is the one I use often. It’s a pale pink that truly brightens my cheeks. It stays true to color almost whole day on me. 馃檪

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Cheeks

Lanc么me Blush Subtil in Shimmer Mandarin Sky

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You thought I would forget my third installment of recommended blushes, didn’t you? 馃榾 Now that I’ve had dinner and a nap after what seemed like forever at work, I will do my best to get this review up before midnight strikes. 馃檪

Lancome Blush Subtil in Shimmer Mandarin Sky

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This Lancome blush has been with me for quite a while now. Before I had it, it has been in my wish list for a while too. My Aunt/Godmother gifted this to me when I sent her my beauty wish list. (Yay! Thank you, Tita!)

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Cheeks

Deborah Hi-Tech Blusher in Mogano

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Some more background on when I bought the Deborah Hi-Tech Blusher in Mogano — The person who made the request asked me about Catrice. I haven’t tried anything from the brand, but some of their products have good reviews. So I tried all their blushes and they were either too shimmery and powdery–Fall-out was bad. 馃檨 The sales lady recommended Deborah since it was at the next aisle. I’ve been curious about the brand too because that’s usually the first I see when I go to SM Makati’s beauty section. 馃檪

I wasn’t too impressed by the first set of blushes I tried, but their Hi-Tech Blushers are good! I was sold, so I got one.

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Cheeks, Eyes, Lips

The palette I often grab atm

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Normally, I stick to one palette for a month then move on to another by next because I have so many! I meant to use only the Laura Mercier Holiday 2013 Palette for this month, but I can’t keep myself from also using In theBalm of Your Hand.

When I saw the palette online, I knew I had to have it because it has Mary-Lou Manizer, Bahama Mama, and an Instain blush. Oh my goodness, I so badly wanted it! I made sure I had the dough before I checked Beauty Bar though, so I can quickly purchase it in case they have it. Of course it was a happy ending for moi. 馃榾

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Before I go on my review, just an fyi that the lip colors aren’t included in this review.

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Base, Face, Looks

Gotta Love Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation

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Managed to purchase a Silk Cr猫me Oil-Free Photo Edition Foundation from Laura Mercier this summer, and it is so divine, it’s聽fast becoming my favorite foundation.

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To start off, it is unfortunate this has the same name as an older foundation as it is completely different so there will be comparisons. This foundation leave a matte finish and can maintain a long lasting, smooth, oil-free finish. It promises 12-hour of wear, and it stays on pretty well, but oily areas will definitely begin seeing shine in a couple hours or less, even if powder is applied afterward. That’s not a deal-breaker, just don’t expect this to control oil for half the day.

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Base

First impressions: Maybelline FITme! Matte+Poreless Foundation

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My oily skin issue is getting worse… And I blame the weather! I still like my CoverGirl foundation, but I thought I would switch for now with the Maybelline FitMe! Matte+Poreless Foundation.

My first impressions:

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  • I thought it was a pump foundation, but it’s like the L’Oreal foundation I used. No biggie because there are times I prefer this over a pump.
  • Coverage is light to medium and buildable.
  • Yellow-toned, which is great for those with warm undertones. Though I think I fall under olive undertone, this is still good match for me.