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Correct under eye problematic areas such as dark circles and bags easily and effectively! Contains vitamins A & E, chamomile, caffeine and green tea to moisturize, soothe, and tighten the skin around the delicate eye area. Blends in easily and evenly to provide a smooth and natural finish. (www.eyeslipsface.com)

Studio under Eye Concealer and Highlighter

ELF’s Studio Under eye Concealer and Highlighter is your typical affordable concealer. I got this for Php 130.00 ($3.oo form the ELF website) at the department store.  CHEAP, yes. The quality is quite satisfactory. This isn’t my type of concealer but this isn’t that bad either. The highlighter is quite ok too although it finishes up like a white stain if not blended and used properly. As for the highlighting effect, it does work somehow but don’t expect a perfect finish from a cheap deal. Both’s consistency is quite watery that you have to fan it up to dry and the concealing part is not that long lasting.

I don’t use it often but this one can work wonders for emergency purposes (for the legs, arms, etc) and since i got the Fair shade, it actually blends well to the lighter parts of my skin. I think this could be a good shadow primer too.

I’d give this product a rating of 2/5.

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Haha! Atlast! I got another Bad Gal Mascara! *tears*

Another $19.00 of addictive black formula for every pair of strong feline eyes.

Gotta order in again before this one runs out. See my previous posts for a rerview on this product! 🙂

From Sephora ION Sg: I already took it off the box

Who loves Benefit?! Meeee-ow!

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I got one in mini size from another Sephora freebie. It’s actually pretty nice. The applicator isn’t bad, though I’m not really a fan of it. It’s got this medium sized bristles which is enough to reach and put product on your lashes. It’s not my favorite mascara but this one is actually pretty okay. It definitely isn’t clumpy at all. You won’t see any traces of thick mascara applied, even if you’ve already used a generous amount. The lashes still looks natural, atleast for me.

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Now this was my “Make up product” for the year 2010. It was last year when I discovered this and I totally fell in love with it! I got it in early 2010 but during that time, I was just using the make up basics since I’m still in college and everyone knows, make up application doesn’t have a place in my hectic busy schedule.  It was only after my last semester in college that I started using this one. And in an instant, I GOT HOOKED! Like crazy! I have 1 in stock and 2 more incoming from Sephora SG and US (courtesy of my friend). See, crazy crazy in love.

High Beam

Benefit High Beam is the final ingridient to my everyday fresh make up look. It makes my fair skin look more porcelain-y. And I could be a digicam addict sometimes and I can really see how the Benefit High Beam makes my skin look radiant.  I guess hence the name “high beam”? hehe

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So..one bottle costs $24.00 (or Php 1056). And it comes in a cute glass nail polish-like bottle, with an applicator attached to the cap. I don’t use the applicator for hygienic purpose, instead I take some of the product and place it in a mixing palette before I use a brush. I have a specific brush solely for high beam use. I really don’t like it when my brushes share a product, especially when I use it often.

Bottle Cap and Applicator

The product looks like a slightly metallic light pink in liquid form. (like a nail polish actually) But when you use it on your face, it blends easily on your skin/ foundation leaving a slightly-dewy-in a veyr good way-radiant glow on your complexion.  Like I said before, It really makes my skin looks like porcelain. =)

I’ll swatch it next time! 🙂

This is practically used as a highlighter. Put it on your cheekbones, brow bone, or even mix it with your foundation to add up a radiant finish. Also this is my first ever BENEFIT make up so it really has this special place in my heart (and in my dresser and on my stash drawer too! hehe!) This deserves a rating of 4/5 from me!


It’s just the perfect every day highlighter! 🙂

“A supermodel in a bottle?! I couldn’t agree more! :p”

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I will be posting the foundations that I am currently using, hopefully soon!

A masterpiece starts with a a well primed canvas which is why choosing a foundation for make up is essential.

Girls don’t want their faces to look shiny and oily nor too dry and cakey for a photo up! Every skin type has its own needs and a suitable product should be considered. Some have oily skins, dry ones or even a combination. So picking up a foundation is something one should carefully do. You have to consider a lot of things like “Do I need sheer, medium or full coverage?” or “Should I use a powder or liquid foundation” and most of all “Which shade fits my skin tone”?

So you see, buying a foundation isn’t just a trip to a mall. It isn’t buying the shade you like from your favorite brand and most of all, it isn’t just buying one that fits your budget! Everyone should know the concept of “Value and Cost.” An expensive, let alone an overpriced foundation, doesn’t it make it a better one for your skin. But of course, you shouldn’t also sacrifice your skin for cheap ones. You should find a product that will suit you. Take note. Everyone and every skin has different needs.

So, for  now I’ll be saying in advance that I’ll be sharing to you my experiences in using the following  foundations: The Body Shop All in 1 Base Foundation, Mac Studio Fix Powder and  Foundation, Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, Cinema Secrets Foundation, The Face Shop 2in1 Powder Foundation and Bare Escentuals Mineral Foundation! =)


Here’s a sneak peak on some of my foundations! ^__^

Revlon Photo Ready, The Body Shop Powder Foundation, Mac Studio Fix Powder and Foundations

Stay tuned! And don’t miss out! ^^

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This lip gloss was bought by my little sister from Watsons. She was adamant on getting a hold of this little lip gloss which made curious and eventually tried it out. It wasn’t really that bad, in fact, it’s flavor was great. It’s got this watermelon scent which makes it likeable. The glossiness and the sheer pink color of this product is quite alright too. It’s not sticky or too wet, which works for me, atleast.

LIP ICE Watermelon Gloss

One tube of Lip Ice Gloss is Php 125.00 only. Yep, it’s a cheap stuff which makes it much much worth it. =)

I am not a lipgloss fan, but I think this is a pretty great one!

Maybe you can try it? =)

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