Lips, Makeup Reviews, Reviews

Meet The Matte That Stands Out

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Traditionally matte lipsticks tend to either be too shiny or too powdery that they’re likely to cake, crack and dry out my lips. And usually the good kind of matte are found under high-end brands which cost an arm and leg to purchase. Enter a new generation of affordable matte lipstick: Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick.

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Fun, Looks

Back to pinks

Estee Lauder, Dior, Revlon Lippies 20160804_233408

It all started with the The Body Shop’s Dusty Rose Lip and Cheek Stain. There’s nothing like having natural-looking pink flushed cheeks to brighten my face and make me look more awake (especially during long hours at work!). Then when I was persuaded to stay for a night in Shangri-La Fort because it was already late when I got done with gym, I only had my mascara, powder, concealer, and Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain Honey to use. My face looked flat and pale, but the Balm Stain really gave my face the ‘life’ it needed. My liking for pinks have rekindled. 🙂

Since my birth monththis month started, I switched up my makeup with more pinks–Mostly lippies that are great for either day or evening looks. I haven’t thoroughly checked my collection, but these are my picks so far:

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Base, Face

Most favorite (at the moment) drugstore foundation and concealer!

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July has passed and I wasn’t able to review the rest of the makeup I was using then. But, actually, only the foundation and concealer are left, both of which I still use. They could still be part of my August makeup routine because I ♥ them both! In order of how I put them on, I’ll begin the reviews with foundation then concealer.

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation 130 Buff Beige

This drugstore foundation has very good reviews and has been highly recommended for those with oily combination skin.

A bottle contains 30ml or 1.0 fl.oz. of product

A bottle contains 30ml or 1.0 fl.oz. of product

I don’t think I have any cons, but only pros on this drugstore foundation.

  • Truly matte with medium to heavy coverage
  • Unscented
  • Yellow-toned
  • Eight-hour longevity and sometimes longer before any shininess peers through
  • Easy to blend (with fingers)

 

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Lips

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 107

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Yay, it’s already Friday! I’ve been looking forward to the weekend because of my recent sleep troubles. I want to get a long shut-eye. Gotta work, work, work, so this day will go fast. 😀

Before I attemptget to work, here’s a quick post on another lipstick I’ve been using for a couple of months now as my after-work or night time look. It’s not just a July pick.

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Cheeks, Lips

First impressions on the Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in Black Honey Glow

Black Honey Glow is the rightmost

I have been waiting for the local Clinique stores to have the Clinique Pop™ Oil Lip & Cheek Glow. I didn’t even know that Black Honey is among the shades. It was good timing that co-blogger Joiz and I was at Clinique (Rustan’s Makati) last weekend for the Lip & Smile event since they just had the Pop Oils in stock for only about a week at the time. The shade I bought was Black Honey Glow.

I’ve used the oil for a few times already since I bought it. Here are my first impressions:

  • Consistency is slightly thick (thus its fluid-gel formula), so it takes some effort to get a natural blush finish.
  • I love the dewy finish on the cheeks!
  • It doesn’t come off sheer on the lips as I thought it would be like the Clinique Superbalm™ Moisturizing Gloss in the same shade.
  • It leaves a red stain when the gloss and shine is gone.

I’m really loving the Pop Oil so far that it makes me want to get another one. I’ll get all if I could! 😀

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Lips

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Touch of Spice

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My day or work lipstick for this month is Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice. It is a matte deep brown-y pink shade, though looks mauve pink in the tube, that was highly coveted when it was first released here. I didn’t even get to see many of the Color Sensational Creamy Mattes range. Maybe Maybelline had too few stocks per store, people hoarded, or I was just too late to the party. LOL!

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For a change, I’ll start with the cons.

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Eyes

Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes

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Upon the start of the month, per usual, I switched makeup for my daily/office look. There are a couple of new items in my July makeup routine. I’ll review them individually and in no specific order starting with an eye makeup. 🙂

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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. 🙂 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. 😀