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Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder


I mentioned in our November-December beauty favorites that the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder is the best affordable setting powder.

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

The plastic compact feels slightly sturdy and light. Easy to slip in a purse or vanity kit for touch-ups, but a separate puff or dense powder brush is still needed. The latter works better btw.

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Face, Fun, Lips

November-December 2016 beauty favorites 

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

Better late than never. 😆

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Not only with the Christmas rush of gift shopping and/or get-togethers, but work deadlines too, which is difficult when you’re already feeling the holidays. I didn’t get to switch beauty and skin care products when December came because I was very busy to bother. Besides, almost everything I used in November I ended up liking so much that I didn’t want to switch yet. Even so, there are only a few that I really loved and would consider favorites. I think the same goes for Joiz. 🙂 I’ll begin with hers.

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Looks

FOTN: Sin on NYE


This was my makeup for New Year’s.

The family and I only stayed home, so it seemed this was too much. But I wanted to play with makeup. 😛 I also missed wearing my Mac Sin.

Face:

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Reviews

Clinique and Crayola Collaboration


You read that right–A Clinique and Crayola collaboration! 😀

The brands worked on nine existing Chubby Sticks shades that match with Crayola colors by changing their names to the Crayola equivalent. Their packaging were also changed similar to Crayola’s.

I think I want them all because I loved Crayola. I also remember how I wanted those huge Crayola sets. Looking back, I guess it was right my parents didn’t buy me those because, besides the high price, I doubt I would use all colors like with my eyeshadow palettes. 😆 But all the Clinique and Crayola Chubby Sticks all wearable! I’m sure I would get to use all of them. The question is, would this be available here? 😕

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Base

Essence All About Matt! Oil-Free Make-up


I have been interested with Essence makeup and took the opportunity to buy some on their sale. I got some base makeup that I showed here. The first I will review is the Essence All About Oil-Free Make-up.

(I forgot to remove that sticker on cap.)

Mattifying, oil-free foundation for a flawless and radiant finish. covers imprefections without clogging the pores. the formulation is long-lasting and moisturzing. dermatologically tested.

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News

An FYI on the St. Ives Apricot Scrub


I heard the scrub is dangerous to use on the face because it includes crushed walnut shells. CRUSHED WALNUT SHELLS. I wish this is an April Fool’s Joke. The other day, TMZ reported that two women filed a lawsuit against the parent company of St. Ives–Unilever.

BeautyMNL sent me a sample of it from this purchase. I still have the Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, so I stored the this face scrub. I guess it won’t be used after all. Oh, I got a suggestion to use it as foot scrub. 😛 Actually, I tried it on my elbow, which is usually dry. My elbow did feel smoother, but the scrub was too gritty and didn’t feel like it would be gentle on the skin.

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Eyes

Daiso Eyebrow Gel


I love high-end (and some luxury) products, but I also like some affordable and very cheap ones. By very cheap, I mean Daiso-cheap makeup. For some reason, I always find myself buying eyebrow products from them.

Daiso is a 100-yen shop, similar to a dollar store, that has a lot homeware, kitchenware, stationery, bath, and makeup items. Their products are usually priced at PhP88. Some go as low as PhP22 and high as PhP288. Daiso has a lot of makeup that you can do a full face with. Though not all are “Made in Japan,” which I prefer from them. I try not to be picky, but I need to careful with what I put on my face because it’s difficult and more expensive to deal with skin irritation and breakouts.

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Base

Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15 in 66 True Beige


I realized I didn’t say why the lack of updates in this post. Returning to blogging was difficult with the sudden workload after my trip, though I’m slowly getting back to the groove.

Anyway, I have a foundation review, which I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about. I used this before and almost forgot about it.

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Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF15 in 66 True Beige

Base

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer


All these years wearing makeup, I never used a primer until recently. I want to make my makeup last longer and prevent oiliness for at least 6 hours. The weather and office conditions make my face produce more oil than it usually does. 😕 I consulted Google and found two options including this primer I’m about to review.

I would consider my other option in spite its high price tag, but I remembered I had a tester of the original Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. So I took that out, tried it, and was very impressed how it made my makeup look.

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