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.


  1. DETAILS
    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.

    MORE TO LOVE:

    • 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


    Ingredients
  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? 


Cheers,
DAWN


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.
APPLICATION TIP

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?


Cheers,
DAWN



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.

Cheers,
LIZ

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Estée Lauder Graphic Color Eyeshadow Quad in Vintage Violet

Hey loves!

Here's an easy go-to eyeshadow palette that I use when I'm in a hurry or when I travel.

Estée Lauder Graphic Color Eyeshadow Quad in Vintage Violet


What I like about it is that it's a mix of purple and mauve shades that are wearable and they compliment my skin very well.


It's also easy to carry around because the compact is thin and sturdy. It also has the classic Estée Lauder design that's so elegant to look at (although the sticker at the bottom could be further improved).


I love using the first two shades because they are the most neutral. I pair it with almost every lipstick shade I have in my stash. But the purples at the bottom creates a dramatic statement so I like using it when I go out in the evening.


Below are the swatches from top to bottom:

See what I mean when I say they are wearable? My favorite shade is the second one. :)

What are your thoughts on the Estée Lauder Graphic Color Eyeshadow Quad in Vintage Violet? 



Cheers,
DAWN

Monday, June 12, 2017

Minako Aino-Inspired Makeover

Hello everyone!

Last Saturday, my friend Nico (who I also call Yuki) came over so we can do a practice makeup for her latest cosplay character—Minako Aino. 

Here's what we did...


But before all the makeover details, who is this Minako Aino?

She's popularly known as Sailor Venus from the anime and manga Sailormoon!
She's also my favorite Sailor Warrior! ;) Here's a link to her wikipage for more info.


Nico and some of her friends have this project to recreate the cast of Sailormoon but not in their traditional Sailor warrior costume. They'll create a J-street fashion version inspired from the characters they'll play.


My friend is still the process of creating an outfit. But since it's not yet ready, she brought a different outfit. That big red bow is part of the outfit and she made it herself!


She asked me if I could help her with her makeup so she came over and I taught her how to apply makeup. 

Nico already has clear skin so I advised her to just go with a BB cream and don't make the face matte with powder. She already has dry skin so adding moisturizer or face oil would help a lot so her face won't get cakey.

The key element in this makeup look is a fierce eye with hints of orange and gold; a bold winged liner; and orange lipstick with gold as well.

And voila! See more of her photos below.

Look at her selfie with Mr. Pickles and my phone (the case is Sailormoon).


Oh, I also used a yellow-gold highlighter and it instantly made her skin glow!


Her eyes are already big and wide so I didn't opt to apply so much eyeliner. I did define the contours of her eyes and cheeks.

The makeup looks good one her that she can even do it for everyday makeup!


All photos are taken by Nico on her cellphone. :P


So what do you think of this makeover?


Cheers, 
DAWN

Friday, June 9, 2017

Review : Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer

Hey guys!

If you have oily and acne-prone skin like me, then you're probably familiar with what a concealer is and how important it is to our makeup routine (that is if you also like your blemishes covered like me). Before, I always buy heavy coverage foundations, but now that my skin is getting better and have less blemishes, I settle for more lightweight foundations or BB creams. It doesn't matter as much if they are sheerer than the ones I've used before. I just get a trusted concealer to help cover the darker blemishes. That being said, I do try to find concealers that work best for me.

Although I've tried good ones, my curiosity to try out other concealers from the different brands out there. One of those that I bought out of sheer curiosity is the...

Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer
I bought it for PhP 275.00. But now the price is PhP 315.00.

The shade I have is 02 Natural Beige.

Since the labels aren't in english, I looked for their website for the product description. Unfortunately, there wasn't much there. So I looked at BeautyMNL's website and here's what it says:

CLAIM TO FAME: A creamy concealer that helps create a flawless base

FAST FACTS: Covers and conceals dark circles, blemishes, and other imperfections; easy-to-use twist up stick gives you just the right amount of product; perfect for blending over dark spots and redness; long-lasting formula masks troubled areas for hours

PERFECT FOR: Hiding scars and spots for an even-looking face

SPECIFICATIONS

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Cover & Hiding Stick Concealer
NET WEIGHT: 3.5g
INGREDIENTS: Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxid, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric/myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Ceresin, Triethylhexanoin, Bismuth, Oxychloride, CI 77492 (Yellow Oxide of Iron), Boron Nitride, Squalane, Silica, Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated, Rapeseed Oil, CI 77491 (Red Oxide of Iron), Jojoba Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, CI 77499 (Black Oxide of Iron), Butylparaben, Fragrance, BHT, Pearl Powder, Coral Powder, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Allantoin


What made me buy this was it's shape and packaging. It's a twist-up pencil type so I don't have to dip my fingers or a brush when I use this. I do have to make sure my face is clean when I use it or else I still have to use a brush. Haha! Anyway, the point is it's easier and faster to use


Dispensing is easy because you get to just twist it up. And for it's price, you get a pretty good amount of the product.


Another reason why I bought it is that when I swatched it, I was impressed by how creamy it was but also provided good coverage.

The next few photos are of areas of my face using the product:

Under eyes
Bare 

I apply the product in a triangle shape to also help highlight the center of my face. Although I rarely do this because I usually just apply on the eye bag and dark circle area. :P

When blended

My eyes look brighter and I looked like I slept a full eight hours. Haha! It also goes well with my warm skin tone.

It can also help get rid of the redness from pimples as see on the before and after photos above.

Blending the product was easy because it was very creamy. It's also lightweight so it doesn't feel like you're applying too much product on your face.

It can be long-lasting but my oily face makes the product cake at times. I notice that the areas where I apply this cakes but I get to prevent it if I blot off the oil as soon as I get shiny.


What I LIKE:

- Good medium-heavy coverage
- Affordable
- Twist-up version is easy to use
- Creamy texture is easy to blend
- Lightweight
- long-lasting
- Warm, yellowish tone blends well on my skin
- Didn't experience irritations nor breakouts

What I DO NOT LIKE:

- It cakes
- It doesn't cover darker acne scars and even though it is buildable, it get's cakey if I pile it up

Would I recommend it? Yes, but only to those with clearer skin than I do. As much as I appreciate the coverage and how light it feels, the caking part bothers me a lot. It's still pretty good especially considering how affordable it is!

And that is my review of the Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer!


Cheers,
DAWN



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