Friday, June 23, 2017

Event: Showcase Your Bold Beauty with Ever Bilena

Hello loves!
Last Wednesday, I attended a blog event! Yeah, you heard that right. I finally attended one after probably two years of skipping. As much as I had fun going to these events and learning the newest in the health and beauty scene, I had to sacrifice it so I could make time with work and studies. Now that I'm taking a break from finishing my post grad stuff, I have time again to join in the fun and get to hang with old blogger friends! 

I do have to admit that I was a bit nervous to return to that scene. I don't know if some of the bloggers that I had the pleasure to hang out with back then would still recognize me. I also had the feeling that this event is gonna be big because it was held at White Space, Makati. Other than my slight nervousness, I was also embarrassed because I was almost an hour late! A huge fire occurred at one of the places that we passed by on our way to the venue. It caused heavy traffic and rerouting. :(

 When I finally arrived, I saw so many familiar faces! Friendly faces greeted me and I was able to catch up with most of them! I was welcomed by the Project Vanity team as well and explained to me the instructions regarding the activities for this event. 

The venue was divided in four. At the left most side is the area where you can eat. Food and drinks were available and I must say, I love the skewers and the fried wanton nacho fusion (I don't know the exact name of that food). The right most side has a photography studio set up. At the middle, you get to see makeup stations complete with mirrors, lights, chairs, and makeup and tools. Across it are counters filled with Ever Bilena products just like the one on the photo below.

The main activity was to choose one of the looks that are considered current beauty trends which you see at the photo above. Each look has at least three Ever Bilena product as its key items to create the look. Each guest will pick one and will get the items needed (we get to take them home too! Yippee!) and proceed to the makeup station where we try to attempt to recreate the chosen makeup look.

The walls have the different looks displayed that we can use as our references aside from the given sketch. They were modeled by the beautiful ambassadors of the brand—Diana Menezes and Loisa Andalio.

Check out the bloggers and influencers getting busy with their makeup application.

While the makeup stations were full, I browsed the counters to check out the different products from EB.

I really wanted to try any of these cleansers. I'm curious about how it works since it claims to cleanse the skin, remove makeup, whiten, and one can even tighten pores. I was able to use the makeup remover when I removed the swatches I made. The remover was really effective for it completely wiped off the waterproof makeup I applied. It doesn't feel too oily or greasy too.

I also noticed the liquid lipsticks! Check out the swatches below (Thanks Tellie for letting me take a photo of the swatches you made! Haha!).

Left to Right: Private Beach, Chocolate Truffle, Jet Setter, Skinny Dip, Fire Opal, and Hotel Heiress

Oh, we were also welcome to borrow any of the testers in one of the counters for our looks. The other counter, on the other hand, is equipped with more stocks of the products which the guests can buy on a discount.

From the nine looks to choose from, I chose to try and create Sunrise Pink. I chose this because I think it's one of the ones that I can get creative but not TOO creative (if you get what I mean). I stayed away from the most colorful one because I will have dinner with friends after this event. Haha!

Sunrise Pink has a strong pink blush accompanied with nude eyeshadow and lips. A clean and precise brows are also important to help frame the face. That being said, to create the look, the key products are the Ever Bilena Matic Brow Liner in Earh, Cheek Blush in Shy, and Matte Lipstick in Skin.

Before I proceeded with my makeup, here's a selfie with my makeup buddy, Tellie of Beauty by Tellie. Yeah, she uses my shoulder as her prop for her poses.

Aside from the given products, I also used some of the tools and makeup available at the booth. The testers were unused too and the mini blending sponges were adorable! I was able to try their eyeliners. The black pen type liquid eyeliner was really black and easy to use. It dries pretty quickly after application. I also used the eyeshadow palette that Tellie has (the colorful one at the photo above), mostly the yellow one for highlight.

Check out Tellie posing seductively while applying makeup. Haha! I noticed back when we had our overnight that she does smile and pose a lot when applying makeup. Haha! 

And just look at how pretty her makeup turned out! She picked the most colorful and probably the hardest one to do among the selections, Color Shift. I kept calling her a spring goddess!

Look who's also in the event! It's my good friend Helen of Lucky Citrine! She chose the Brow Story makeup look.

And here's how it looks! Haha! I added a black winged liner to the look. 

After applying the makeup, we proceeded to having our photos taken. Check out how my photos looked like below.

I wish I fixed my hair before going to the photo studio set up. Haha!

I find the matte lipstick in Skin too pale so I added a hint of color.

And yeah, I took a lot of selfies... and yeah, I already narrowed it down to a smaller number than it originally was. Haha!

BUT WAIT! There's more!!!

We were able to get a sneak peek of the new products to watch out for from Ever Bilena!

They have mascaras, brow pens, liquid lipsticks and highlighters! Woooooot!
Which one is my fave? The highlighters, of course!

Just check out the swatches...

They are so smooth and buttery and not chalky! It's a must-try!

Another one to look-out for is the brow pens. They dry on skin pretty quickly and will stay put until the time I used makeup remover.

The darker shade would work well with my dark brows!

I wasn't able to try the mascaras, but four new kinds will be released soon! I wonder which one gives the best volume and length. 

And check out these liquid lipsticks!! These are the classic matte lipsticks of the brand but in liquid form!

(Thanks for swatching these, Helen!)

And there are new shades too!

From left to right: Juno, Serena, Thalia, Aphrodite, Aura, and Iris

These new products will be at Ever Bilena counters either on July or August so you better watch out for them, especially the highlighters and liquid lipsticks. The rest of the year will indeed be more colorful with these in your stash. ;)

And that's all I can report about the event. For more info about Ever Bilena and their products, do check out their WEBSITE
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Do you think I was able to achieve a Bold and Beautiful face? What do you think of my attempt to create the Sunrise Pink look?


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua

Hey dears!

My love for pinkish nude lippies never faded since the first time I got obsessed with them. From mattes to glosses, I have them in different brands. For now, I like wearing mattes because they have this classy, elegant finish, but I also wear glosses when I feel like I want a simpler but funner look. One of the products I've been using is the...

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua
This is actually my sister's, but she gave it to me. :P

Info from the website:

It's priced at $21.00

Get the staying power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one long-wear formula.

    Get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. Using exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.


    • Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, we created a lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear.
    • Provides high-impact, super rich, saturated pigment in a long-wear formula.
    • Precision tip applicator to allow for a clean, effortless application each time (no liner needed!)
    • Vegan-Friendly

  2. Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicalcium Phosphate Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
    Melted Velvet, Melted Strawberry, Melted Sugar, Melted Melon, Melted Frosting
    Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicalcium Phosphate Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aroma/Flavor, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
    Melted Chihuahua, Melted Villian, Melted Jelly Donut
    Mica, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Flavor/Aroma, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). 
  3. *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabe

As said in the description, it has intense pigmentation, long-wearing, but also has a creamy, glossy finish.

The packaging is in tube form. Not a fan of the design because it doesn't look as cute or as elegant compared to the brand's other products. I do, however, understand why it's in a tube. It really is a melted version of a lipstick. So you just squeeze it and a liquid lipstick comes out and you can either directly apply it or use a lip brush. Any of the two ways is fine. Both give the beautiful finish as you can see below.

The color is visible and it coated my lips perfectly with the warm, pinkish nude shade. There's a slight shine too which gives my lips a hydrated look. If you like it matte, just blot it and you get just that. From just one lippie, I get to create various looks whether I have it glossy or matte, or paired with smokey eyes or natural! 

And it does stay long on the lips! As long as I don't eat anything that has sauce or sip liquids, then it will stay the way it was when I put it on. It doesn't get removed easily if that's what you're thinking, but there's still fading but not as much. It does make my lips feel dry after a few hours. I experience some chapping so better get a lip balm and apply it underneath this.

I get compliments when I wear this so it's one of my go-to products. :)

What do you think of the Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Chihuahua? 


Monday, June 19, 2017

StudioMakeup Soft Blend Blush in Apricot

Hello loves!

Peach is LOVE! I don't think I'll never get tired of it. When it comes to makeup, I like my blushes in the shade of peach or anywhere near that color. One of my favorite to use lately is the... 

StudioMakeup Soft Blend Blush in Apricot

I bought this at Beauty Bar on sale for PhP 347.50 from its original price of PhP 695.00.

Info from the website:

Soft Blend Blush is a silky-smooth highly pigmented blush that glides on smoothly to add long-wearing natural looking color and contour.

Using the Pro Powder Brush, apply blush color to the apple of the cheeks and blend toward the hairline.

Contains Carmine as a Color Additive. Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Iron Oxides CI 77491 / CI 77492 / CI 77499, Red 6 CI 15850, Red 7 Lake CI 15850:1, Carmine CI 75470, Red 30 Lake CI 73360.

I've actually blogged about another blush from the same brand—Petal. It's available in eight shades.

And as I've mentioned in that post, I like the packaging. It's simple and classy. I like that you see the shade because of the clear plastic container.

I love the warm peach shade and that it's so light. When I wear it, it gives a warm, sweet glow to my cheeks.

It's not very powdery and it's smooth. A little pigment goes a long way so better be careful when applying. The good thing about this is that it's a soft shade so even with a lot of pigment, it wouldn't look too harsh. I guess this would be an issue on darker shades.

Love the color and the finish on my cheeks. I like wearing it on pinkish nude lipsticks and winged eyeliners!

What do you think?


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Essence: Lipliner 11 in the Nude

Good evening bellas,

I've recently started using lipliners again. For a long time, I've never really liked using lipliners and it's quite funny why I avert from using them. When I was young, my aunt applied a dark shade of lipliner on me. I don't really remember how my lips looked before that time, but when I noticed the natural dark line defining the edges of my lips, I thought that was caused by the lipliner. This alarmed me when I was young and somehow, the idea got stuck in my mind that lipliners darken your lips.

Then, Dawn steered me back into seeing how the lipliners are good for me. I'm still not touching dark lipliners but at least I've started using nudes.

Here is the nude liner I've been using for the past few months. It's Essence Lipliner in 11 in the Nude.

I really love this lipliner. It glides on smooth and feels very light.

It lasts long and does not transfer easily. It's very wearable by itself.

I love that the color is so near to the hue of my natural lip. I've started using this over my nude lipsticks when going for a no make-up look since it looks so natural on me. Of course, I still do top it with a little gloss as by itself, it tends to make the lips look a little dry.

This lipliner is available in all Essence stall in Watsons and costs Php 99.00.

Anyway, that's it for now.

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