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Wish List: Makeup Edition

19 Dec

I browsed my wish list and most of the products are skin care. I guess I’m obsessed. I have other items on my list aside from that. I suck at many things including makeup. I depend on bloggers and youtubers especially for concealers. I like to see full coverage routine on people who have acne prone skin. They justify if a product gives medium to full coverage.😊

Enough of the ramblings, let’s start~


BB Cream

HOLIKA HOLIKA Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream – approx. P680
This doesn’t provide coverage. I’m planning to use this as my base since it’s feels light on the skin. BB cream gives dewy and glowing look even if it has matte finish. I need it underneath my concealer & foundation to have hint of glow. I have oily skin so I don’t like to overdo it.

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CELETEQUE Brightening Multi-Benefit BB Cream – P325
I love Celeteque’s alcohol-free toner. I think it wouldn’t hurt to try their bb cream. It’s very affordable. I think you can get this at all department stores. It’s only in one shade though. I hope it’ll suit my skin tone.

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Powder Foundation

ELLANA MINERALS Radiant Concealer & Foundation – P499
I’ve never tried mineral makeup before. Ellana is a local brand. It sounds promising because of its dual function. I’m assuming that it will add more coverage. This is specifically for warm tone with dark spots/blemishes. Each tub weighs 6g. It’s quite expensive for me but I’m trying to look for makeup with few ingredients.

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Concealer

Pot/cream concealers usually give medium to full coverage while liquid & stick concealer usually give light to medium coverage.

NYX Concealer Jar – P360
I prefer to use cream/pot concealers because I need medium to full coverage for my dark spots. A blogger said this can be a dupe for MAC’s concealer aside from my all time favorite Tony Moly pot concealer.

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KRYOLAN Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Trio Set – $23.30
Em Ford (mypaleskin on youtube) used this a lot in her videos when she still had breakouts. I’m surprised that it really covers her blemishes. This is also Wayne Goss’ best concealer for 2015. I wanted to get the full size pot but I doubt I’ll get my perfect shade. It’s freaking expensive if I get 2 pots. I thought a palette is great so I can mix colors to get my shade. Or I could just get the refills and look for a container. The refill is $5. πŸ˜›

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COLLECTION Lasting Perfection Concealer – P299
Em Ford also used this a lot in her videos before she discovered Kryolan. It’s very affordable and the coverage is good too. I’ve seen a blogger’s swatch and it covers her dark spots. That convinced me.

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INGLOT Cream Concealer – P895
I passed by Inglot’s shop before. I’ve never heard of it. I searched the brand and looked for their concealers. I found a swatch where this concealer can almost cover a tattoo. It’s 10ml for 895 pesos. I think it’s a good deal. They have wide shade selection to choose from.

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PINK SUGAR Our Lil’ Secret Concealer – P299
Another local brand and I assume it’s promising. A lot of pinay bloggers are raving about this so it must be really good. One blogger said it sets like cement…. Cement, sounds good to my oily skin. I have to try it at their counter to know if I wont have a hard time applying it.

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I dont think too much about lips and brows. I can use anything for them. This wish list is full of face products. I focus on coverage because I have A LOT of dark spots. I wish I could go out without makeup but unfortunately I can’t. I would go out bare faced if our society isn’t messed up.

Review: Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream in 01 Soft Beige

31 May

Annyeong haseyo! It’s time for BB cream review. I bought this because I need something to add more coverage on my graduation makeup. I gave it to my sis after sinceΒ Im still on vacation. Btw, I have extremely oily skin while my sis has combination skin type.

Packaging:
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Before and After (without setting powder)

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Covering dark spots on my arm caused by chickenpox

Pros:
– Not messy & cute packaging
– One of the most affordable BB cream available locally, Php 370+
– It has powdery/matte finish
– Subtle baby scent
– Lasts long (1 application only for the whole day)
– Doesnt get oily easily
– Provides medium coverage

Cons:
– Might accentuate dry areas

Overall, I liked its coverage and finish. My sister’s still using it and she likes it too. I highly recommend this to those who are looking for a 30ml medium coverage BB cream that’s less than 500 pesos only. This is available at all Holika Holika branches and kiosks.

Have you tried this or any Holika Holika product? πŸ™‚

Simple Graduation Makeup (light to medium coverage)

28 Apr

I just graduated yesterday, April 27, 2015. I still can’t believe I survived all the thesis and defense we had to go through since first year up to fourth year. College is over and we are going to face the real world now. 😊

I wanted to do my own makeup. I’ll feel sorry for the makeup artist if I had one because our call time was at 6am. It was so early. Hahaha. I like natural looking makeup without contours and blusher. Just plain makeup used on korean celebrities. πŸ™‚

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Tip:
– I allotted time for my skin to oil up before we head out to the venue. And then I dab tissue on my skin. I’ve observed my makeup looks better after I sweat or become oily. It makes my skin look more natural and not cakey.

Face
1. Prep skin, cleanse and moisturize. I waited for 10 minutes before I applied makeup. I want to make sure that the skincare products were absorbed in the skin
2. BB cream as the base. I used Holika Holika Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream. It is thicker than other bb creams which gives additional coverage for my dark spots.
3. Conceal dark spots & dark circles. I used my trusty Tony Moly Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer in 02.
4. Powder Foundation for more coverage and setting of makeup. It completes the coverage of my makeup to minimize those pesky dark spots. I used Maybelline Clear Smooth All in One Foundation in Natural shade.

Eyes:
1. Simple eyeliner style. I used Yni Picture-esque 3 Dot Liner for outlining. Because Im having a hard time to use liquid liners alone. Then I fill them using Etude House Oh M Eye Line in black
2. A little shimmer. I used Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick in white and spread some of it on the lids and brow bone to give my look some glow
3. Curl and apply mascara. I used Cheek Room’s Curl and Volume Mascara for natural looking lashes.
4. Eyebrow pencil. I used The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Design My Eyebrow Pencil in gray

Lips:
1. Croquis Bulgeum Lipstick in shade 02

My 2015 Birthday Haul

25 Apr

This post combines my haul from February to April (which is my birth month). Some products are not in the pic. I already forgot I purchased them. Lol. They are still in this post. Thank goodness I saved a draft months ago. The serums are in my wishlist so I had to buy them. I just grabbed the others quickly without even realizing it until I paid at the counter. Hahaha. image

The products are in random order. Please click the photo to enlarge it.

SKINCARE

  • C20 Pure Vitamin C 21.5 Advanced Serum – review here
  • Garnier Milky Dew Toner – review here
  • Labdee Alpha Arbutin Serum – review here
  • Lee Ji Ham Tea Tree 90 Essence – review here
  • Lovien Flower Therapy Oil Type Deep Cleansing Tissues – review here
  • Lovien Flower Therapy Water Type Fresh Cleansing Tissues – review here
  • Nature Essentials Maracuja Oil (sponsored) – review here
  • Nature Essentials Rose Water (sponsored)
  • Skinlite Make-up Cleansing Tissues

MAKEUP

  • Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore BB Cream in 01 – review here
  • The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Design My Brow – review here
  • Tony Moly Face Mix Concealer in 02 – review here

FREEBIES / SAMPLES

  • Banila Co Sun Base
  • Benefit POREfessional Agent Zero Shine
  • Benefit POREfessional Primer
  • COSRX BHA Skin Returning A-Sol
  • Etude House Heart Mask Sheet
  • Etude House Pomegranate Mask Sheet
  • Etude House Moistfull Collagen Trial Kit
  • Etude House Remover Kit – review here
  • Etude House Sunprise All Proof SPF 50
  • Etude House Stay Up Foundation in Pure
  • Etude House Precious Mineral BB Bright Fit
  • Nature Repbulic Snail Solution Mask Sheet

There you have it. I have also included the links of those I have reviewed already. I still have a lot to review. These products are interesting for me. I’m excited to try them and share with you what I think about them. πŸ™‚