Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bold Lipstick in Pitch Black

Hello loves!

It's a gloomy, rainy Wednesday today. Let me pair it off with a dark swatch post. ;)

Check out this one from Maybelline...

Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bold Lipstick in Pitch Black
It's PhP 299.00


Pitch Black is what it's name says, it's a solid black color! This range has the classic bold red, nude, pink, and purple hues; but it also has other unique shades like a solid white one and even a blue one. You can mix them up together to create a new lippie color!

There are twenty shades available as seen on the website.


Here's the product description from the website:

WHAT IT IS
Color Sensational® Loaded Bolds Lipstick. Maybelline’s creamy lip color is available in a collection of full-spectrum shades from jet black to bright white.

BENEFITS
Hypercolor pigments and an opaque, creamy clay base deliver one-stroke intensity. Sumptuous honey nectar leaves a creamy finish. Maybelline’s Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds is available in a range of pigment-loaded shades from deep plums and electric blues to vibrant reds and natural nudes. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested.

HOW TO USE/APPLY
Step 1. Apply lipstick in the center of your upper lip and follow the contours of your mouth. Step 2. Glide the lipstick across the entire bottom lip.



INGREDIENTS: 
ISONONYL ISONONANOATE ● OCTYLDODECANOL ● OLEYL ERUCATE ● SILICA ● CERA ALBA / BEESWAX ● PHENYL TRIMETHICONE ● SYNTHETIC WAX ● SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL / SESAME SEED OIL ● PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER ● PARAFFIN ● CERA MICROCRISTALLINA / MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX ● KAOLIN ● DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE ● DIMETHICONE ● TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ● PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE ● ALUMINA ● ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ● BENZYL ALCOHOL ● MEL / HONEY ● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE ● SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ● CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE ● POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE ● TOCOPHEROL ● HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE ● ACRYLATES COPOLYMER ● TIN OXIDE ● PARFUM / FRAGRANCE ● [+/- MAY CONTAIN MICA ● CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ● CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ● CI 45410 / RED 28 LAKE ● CI 45380 / RED 22 LAKE ● CI 15850 / RED 7 ● CI 15985 / YELLOW 6 LAKE ● CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE ● CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE ● CI 75470 / CARMINE ● ] F.I.L. D166274/8


I find darker shades make my skin look radiant so mixing this up with my other favorite bold, matte lipsticks would be a great idea. Maybe if I'm a bit braver, I can wear it alone! Haha!

Packaging looks a lot like the regular Color Sensational lipsticks, but the cap is in a different color—blue. The design is pretty simple. It's not my favorite look... but hey, I don't expect to get anything fancy when you buy something so affordable. 

Here's the bullet. 

Here's a swatch on hand...

...and here's how it looks like on my lips.

It has a creamy consistency that makes application easier and also helps blend the colors better if you plan on mixing it up. After a while, I notice it somehow becomes a bit more matte, which is a quality I really like because I tend to mix it with my mattes.

And that's all for this post. I have another lipstick from this range that I completely fell in-love with. I hope you stay tuned for that!


Cheers,
DAWN 



Monday, July 24, 2017

Pre-departure Haul: 1st Shopping Trip

Hello Bellas!
 
I've recently been accepted in a university abroad to study a masters degree and it has been such a busy, frustrating, exciting, and nerve-wracking endeavor. With just a few weeks 'till my departure - hoping that everything else goes well - I've started putting together the stuffs I need to bring.
 
So here is my initial haul:
 
HAPPY SKIN
 
I heard make-up products are quite expensive states-side, so I decided to stuck up on the color correction/concealer I've been using a lot lately: Happy Skin's EYE NEED A MIRACLE.
 
 
Dawn introduced me to this correction tube and it's been my trusty friend ever since.
 
 
I haven't really tried the concealer since the correction tube has served me so well. But since I am not sure of how my skin will transform once I'm there, better be ready.
 
Dawn and I are happy to promote any locally made product we discover that are of a competitive quality. These are just a few of those that we believe are really good. Read our reviews of the correction and concealer if you haven't yet. I hope I get to promote this well to any friend I make there.
 
 
ZARA
 
Zara's July sale is almost ending and I was so happy that I acquired this pretty find in my size! Though it is more appropriate to buy winter clothes there, my choices will be a little limited due to budgetary constrictions, plus Zara has some of the best designs when it comes to coats and jackets.
 
 
 
Here is the coat we found. The textile design is embroidered - not sure how to say burda appropriately in English as I don't think knitted is appropriate as well. GD (G-Dragon - Bigbang) was the reason why we noticed this piece.
 
 
Something about the color and texture just reminded us of this look from one of GD's Chanel show attendance. And it fitted quite well too. So yey!
 
The coat originally cost Php 4,595 and I got it for Php 1,795. What a great deal! Be sure to take advantage of the remaining weeks of Zara's July sale too! 
 
JUST G
 
Just G has some of the cutest clothes. However, I kind of feel like their sizing are only appropriate for teenagers or really petite women. Which is great, but if you're a regular petite woman, or a tall girl, or of average height; Just G's sizes might not fit you well (unless you're ok with mid-riffed/hanging shirts).
 
 
Anyway, I was on the hunt for long sleeved shirts and this weird and cute piece caught my eye. I was so taken by it that even though it was a bit of a hanging shirt, I bought it. My compromise to make it school appropriate? High waist pants/skirts/shorts!
 
It costs Php 799. Some might argue that it's a bit pricey for such a simple piece, but I kind of felt it was ok since the fabric was thicker than all the other long sleeved shirts we took a look at of the same price range.
 
Anyway, that's all for my mini haul. Hope this was informative. If you ever know any good stores with a great sale that I can visit to look for long sleeved shirts at, do let me know in the comments. :)
 
Cheers,
LIZ

Friday, July 21, 2017

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Hey guys!

Have you ever experienced something like you didn't have much expectation from a product, but then it completely blew your mind? That's what happened to me when I used this product...

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

I got this along with twi other products when I bought a makeup trio set from Smashbox that was on sale at Beauty Bar.

Smashbox On The Rocks Eye Essentials -  PhP 1,017.50

Original price is PhP 1,850.00

When you buy it alone, it's PhP 1,150.00. 

Info from Beauty Bar's Website:
Sometimes emotions run high in our L.A. photo studio. We developed this long-wearing, waterproof mascara to handle teary moments, rainy days—even a dip in the pool! It's a high-impact, high-gloss, fiber-rich product that looks flawless and stays put for 10 hours. It also delivers length, volume and thickness without clumping, smudging or flaking out. Swipe on instant drama and face up!

ISODODECANE , WATER\AQUA\EAU , PTFE , DIMETHICONE SILYLATE , SORBITAN OLIVATE , KAOLIN , TRISILOXANE , SORBITAN TRISTEARATE , POLYISOBUTENE , SILICA SILYLATE , PANTETHINE , PANTHENOL , ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT , TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN , DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE , CHOLESTEROL , METHICONE , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX\CERA CARNAUBA\CIRE DE CARNAUBA , MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX\CERA MICROCRISTALLINA\CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE , NYLON-6 , SILICA , NYLON-66 , TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE , POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE , PROPYLENE CARBONATE , QUATERNIUM-9 BENTONITE , HECTORITE , CAPRYLYL GLYCOL , HEXYLENE GLYCOL , PHENOXYETHANOL , MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , BLACK 2 (CI 77266) , BLUE 1 (CI 429) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 429) , CARMINE (CI 7547) , CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289) , CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) , FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 7751) , FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 7751) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , ULTRAMARINES (CI 777) , YELLOW 5 (CI 1914) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 1914)] 

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.


Info from the brand's US Website:

A fiber-rich mascara that increases lash volume by 104% with every swipe.

TIP: Flip brush and use it vertically to literally paint mascara on individual lashes.

  • Sweeps on big, glossy lashes
  • Adds natural-looking length and volume
  • Builds thickness without clumping, flaking, smudging or spider eyes
  • Large tapered brush grabs lash at root for extra coverage
  • Creates scene-stealing lashes from every angle

  • Cruelty-free

  • Usage: Starting at the base of lashes, sweep mascara up and out. 
    Apply a second coat for added fullness and length. 
    Build mascara while the product is slightly damp. 
    For best results when layering more than one coat, do not let the product dry completely.


    Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Fragrance & Talc.


    I'm not a fan of Smashbox eye products. They are good, but not as good as the ones I really like. So when I bought the set, I just thought that it was a good deal and that I was already running out of mascara so I need to get one soon. When I saw the deal, I thought, I get a mascara, an eyeliner, and a makeup remover? Why not? Go get it, girl! 

    So yeah, I bought it and I was really impressed. Here's why...

    I love the design of the tube. The clean fonts and that eye-catching large red X on black looks so classy and edgy! I love that the shape is so simple and non-bulky.

    The wand is a bit big, but I like big wands as long as the tip is small just like this one. I feel like it gets the job done of coating my lashes faster.

    Here's a swatch on my hand.

    The formula is not too wet which is something I like. I like it's blackness too.

    Now here's how it performs on my lashes...
    Bare lashes

    Lashes when curled

    with one coat

    with two coats

    I like that even with two coats, my lashes did not clump together. I like how natural it looks too. What impressed me the most is that even without curling my lashes with a lash curler, my lashes just simply curl up! NO JOKE! I don't use a lash curler anymore, unless I want my lashes curled more.

    It's so long-lasting that it can last the whole day WITHOUT smudging. It's awesome! It would easily be one of my better ones except I would have wanted more length and volume. I obviously like drama for my lashes! Haha!

    And that's my short review!


    Cheers,
    DAWN


    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter

    Hello loves!

    Since the time I was convinced how much strobing can improve my makeup by giving me a youthful glow, I've been consistently using it whenever I apply my makeup. I actually have quite a number of highlighters, and as much as I want to limit them down and maybe give some away to friends, I can't. They are just too gorgeous!!!

    Here's one that I love to use lately...

    Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter
    This is PhP 499.00. Unfortunately, this is limited edition and it's probably not available anymore. I wish I knew about this earlier so I could have blogged about it sooner. :(

    The shade is C01 Strobing Surpreme (Supreme?)

    Further info from the website:

    Light-reflecting shimmer powder
    Perfectly aligned shades
    For flattering highlights on the face and neckline

    Reflections. The fine powder contains light-reflecting pigments to set accents on the face and neckline. The perfectly aligned shades in champagne and rosé-apricot flatter light and dark skin types and guarantee a radiant look.


    It looks simple but I really appreciate how minimalist it is. I like the texture and that you can see it through the clear plastic compact. It doesn't come with a mirror nor an applicator, but I don't really mind it.


    The highlighter has two tones. Majority of it is a champagne-like color while the other has a pinkish, sort of a light pinky peach rose, tone.

    Here are the swatches. The one on the left is the pinkish one, the middle is the champagne, while the one at the far right is when mixed together.

    I like it the best when combined. The product looks sheer when used with a brush and gives a very natural glow. If you like more visible highlight, you can use a sponge or your fingers.

    Check out how it looks on me...
    Left is my cheek without highlight while the right one has the product on.
    See that beautiful highlights? It gives that instant youthful glow on our face! 

    I like that this product is buildable and it's also not powdery. It glides smoothly on your cheek and can last around 5 hours before I need to reapply (mostly because of my oily skin and had to blot which leads to some of my makeup getting removed). It's a really awesome product and you get a lot of it with such an affordable price. Also, let's not forget that Catrice doesn't test on animals! ;)

    And that's all for the Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter!
    What's your favorite daily highlighter?


    Cheers,
    DAWN


    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick in 03 Selfie Coral and Red

    Hey dolls!

    Still looking for a dual-toned lipstick that is much more affordable than the popular one from Laneige? Here's one that I discovered from my officemate a few months back...

    Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick

    You can get this for only PhP 280.00 from Althea.ph. Original price was PhP 750.00!

    The shade I'll be sharing is Selfie Coral and Red. It's actually my officemate's, but I find it too pretty so I'd like to share it with you. My friend even let me try it first! Haha!

    Anyway, here's the product detail from the packaging. I really appreciate that they include english descriptions. :)


    The expiration date is also indicated. 

    More photos and swatches of the two other shades are available at the Althea website.


    The packaging is simple. I like the black classy container with a few quirky design like the stripes and the witch hat. I also like the font chosen—plain but not too serious. 
    The shape in non-bulky which makes it an easy travel buddy!


    Speaking of traveling, since this is two-toned, you get to bring two shades already! Although I don't think I can wear the coral alone as it is too bright and light.
    Just see the swatches below.


    When swatched once.
    See the color payoff? It's pretty good!

    When blended, it gives a smooth gradient finish. The combination looks nice. It gives me a cute but sexy feel.

    On my lips

    I find that this kind of lippie makes dry lips more obvious... like the flakiness or chappy parts more visible. But if you moisturize and maybe some help with a lip scrub, it would look really nice. The formula is moisturizing. It feels like I'm wearing lip balm.

    What I like most about this is how easy it is to create the gradient finish. I like the shape of the bullet and how the red shade is thinner than the coral.

    Overall, I think it's a good addition to the kikay kit, especially if you're into Korean makeup. 

    What are your thoughts on the Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick in 03 Selfie Coral and Red?


    Cheers,
    DAWN




    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    We're 7!!! The Peachy Pink SIsters' 7th Anniversary Giveaway!

    Hello everyone!

    I just realized that we hit our seventh anniversary in blogging last June! Woah! 
    I know we haven't been as active as before, but we try our best to share with you our experiences with some beauty products and bring you honest to goodness reviews. We're grateful that you guys have been there with us during those seven years.

    So to celebrate this occasion, here's a little giveway!


    Mechanics is pretty much the same as always:

    Must be a Philippine resident
    Only one winner for this giveaway
    Winner will be picked randomly via Rafflecopter
    Invalid entries will not be counted
    Giveaway will run until the end on July 29, 2017!

    You get to win these prizes...



    Sachet samples of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner
    A Zenibell Green Tea Ultra Hydrating Essence Mas
    A sample of Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb
    A Sample of Nature Republic Hand Cream in Peach


    A Travel size Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Perfect Fit
    BYS Eyeliner Pencil is Sky Blue and Silver Glitter
    CANMAKE Color Stick in Skin Beige
    Lips and Hips Attract Lip in Hot


    The Skin Collective Body Wash 
    White Bath Scrunchie



    Thanks for joining and visiting/supporting the Peachy Pink Sisters Blog! Here's to more years to come!


    Cheers,
    DAWN



    Monday, July 10, 2017

    Review : Canmake Blessed Natural Foundation

    Hello loves!

    About ten years ago, I remember how important a powder foundation is in my makeup application. I usually wear a liquid foundation then top it off with a powder foundation. That's like double coverage. It made my face look flawless, but my foundation looked thick. As I learned more about makeup and skincare, I lessened the amount of makeup I put on and find which ones would make my skin look better but still have a natural finish.

    Now I still go for liquids just because they have thicker coverage and more natural finish and then set it with transparent powder. However, I still have at least one powder foundation that I carry for retouching. The one I'm currently using is...

    Canmake Blessed Natural Foundation
    It costs PhP 770.00.

    Below are the labels on the packaging:

    Info from the website:
    SPF25・PA++
    Cosmetics that reward your hard-working skin! Happy skin through the bounty of nature. The gentleness of a skincare regime. What busy girls have been waiting for! The new foundation to give your skin a holiday♥
    Give your hard-working skin a holiday!"I'm worried about the condition of my skin because I wear full make-up every day.""I don't like foundation because it feels heavy.""I don't have time to spend on a skincare regime."
    "But I just can't do without make-up!!!
    "We can solve all these problems of busy girls who can't do without make-up!!!Reward (1) Natural design that cares your skin
    Chemical-free formulation - No silicon, parabens, tar-based pigments, ultraviolet absorbers, mineral oils, synthetic perfumes, synthetic preservatives or petroleum-derived ingredients.*Please avoid applying water directly damp sponge to the puff (do not use the method).
    We have created this using no petroleum-derived raw materials.Reward (2) Simple and beautiful, without feeling heavy
    The light, non-powdery texture won't clog your pores, creating a soft, comfortable finish as natural as bare skin.
    Contains highly transparent crystal mica that covers pores and patchy complexions for hours on end, without fading.Reward (3) Reassuring UV-reducing effect
    Worried about the UV-reducing effect of natural cosmetics that contain no ultraviolet absorbers?
    If so, you'll be reassured by this foundation's SPF25, PA++ formulation.
    Ultraviolet rays bounce back off the natural titanium dioxide, preventing UV damage, such as sunburn and dryness.Reward (4) Organic and natural ingredients (moisturizing ingredients) care your skin
    Organic basic ingredients: Edelweiss extract and jojoba seed oil keep your skin moist.
    Natural basic ingredients: Plant-derived squalane is an ingredient that moisturizes your skin.
    Contains Rosehip extract, lavender oil.Reward (5) Saves time - no cleanser required
    You can simply rinse off your make-up at bath-time with your usual face wash.

    The biggest reward for your skin ♥ Getting plenty of sleep is the key to achieving beautiful skin.

    Contains : Organic and natural ingredients (moisturizing ingredients) care your skin
    ● Organic basic ingredients: Edelweiss extract and jojoba seed oil keep your skin moist.
    ● Natural basic ingredients: Plant-derived squalane is an ingredient that moisturizes your skin.


    It's available in two shades—01 Light and 02 Natural. I have the shade Natural.


    It cased in a compact with mirror. When you open it, you see the powder, and there's a second layer where you'll see the sponge applicator.


    I like this kind of packaging because it's more hygienic. I also like the simple design. It's a bit more bulky than those without extra compartments, but it still doesn't take up much space in my bag and it's not heavy at all since the compact is only plastic.


    The reason I bought this product is when I swatched it, it felt so soft and smooth. The shade Natural is also close to my skin shade.


    Here's the swatch. It looks powdery here but it's not that powdery. I guess it's because I swatched it heavily. Anyway, check out the before and after photos below to see how it works on my face.

    Left: Bare face
    Right: With the product on

    The first thing that I noticed is how awesome the coverage is. You can go from medium to heavy depending on how much you apply. I actually like the matte finish BUT I have to make sure to contour and highlight to give depth to my face, or else it will give the skin a flat finish. The shade is more yellow and maybe a shade lighter but once it sets, it blends to my skin and looks pretty natural. I have an oily skin so it adheres to my skin pretty good. It can last the whole day when used alone (no other foundations or BB Cream) when I'm in the office!

    It's a pretty good product. I like it. It's affordable, easy to carry, and works well in giving my skin a flawless look. Pair it with a primer that lessens the appearance of pores and you'll get that beautiful skin finish!

    To summarize:

    What I LIKE:

    - Great coverage (medium-heavy)
    - Warm tones for my warm skin
    - Packaging has mirror and double compartment
    - Matte finish and lightweight
    - Decent lasting power
    - Locally available
    - Affordable at PhP 770.00
    - Has SPF25 and PA++
    - No irritations
    - No breakouts
    - Can be used with a brush (for sheerer coverage) and also wet sponge (heavy coverage)

    What I'm NEUTRAL about:
    - No oil control. It doesn't claim that it does so it's not really an issue. I just appreciate products that help control the shine.

    What I DON'T LIKE:
    - Only available in two shades

    Would I buy again? I probably will... it's just that I wanna try more first! It's still something I would recommend.


    And that's all for my review. What are your thoughts on the Canmake Blessed Natural Foundation? 


    Cheers,
    DAWN

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