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I’ve had my breakout experiences with some of MAC face products before. Thankfully, this Blot Pressed Powder didn’t share the same harsh effect on my skin. It’s actually a good powder for everyday use. It doesn’t provide any coverage (as if i need one anyway :p) since its just a pressed powder for blotting, translucent in a way. With an oily chin like mine, this powder is a good savior =D


I got mine in Light shade. Scent-free. This sleek powder comes with a powder puff in MAC’s signature sleek compact style. (though I prefer using a kabuki brush) The powder is light-weight on my skin and smooths out on my face especially when it sets.


Just a pop of cheektint and a buffed Blot Powder on your face are the only things that you need for a fresh look. Its actually my Sunday morning look. (Yes, there’s an afternoon and evening look as well hihi)


So one compact cost Php 1300.00 in all MAC stores her in the Philippines. I got mine at Duty Free for only $23 (Php 1000). For a MAC-haul Duty Free is always my first stop 🙂


Id give this a rating of 3.5/5.





Boi~ing! Boi~ing! Boi~ing! Imagine the sound of a twisted metal wire with that boing sound! Now that describes this industrial strength concealer. For the face, upper body, lower body, arms, legs, whatever! Get the picture?

BOI~ING Concealer

One pot is priced at $18.00 A modest price for a modest concealer. So modest that you wouldn’t notice that its there somewhere on your pretty face, doing its wonders covering your most undesirable flaw. It’s got this creamy texture that covers any dark area on your face without creasing hence a smooth and invisible coverage. Huuray!

It comes in a really cute hot-pink and black packaging (the one on the photo appears lighter because of the flash and lighting).  It’s got a clear lid with the BOI~ING logo branded on it.

BOI~ING in Deep Pretty Packaging

BOI~ING comes in three shades. Light, Medium and Deep. Unfortunately the Deep shade got into my items instead of the Medium that was ordered. So I had to give it away. Ordered another one which is now in transit 🙂


I’d give this one a 3/5.

Boi~ing! Boi~ing! Boi~ing!

Smashbox’ HD concealer is still my favorite though 🙂


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. (

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.


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

Back 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”


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! ^^


Of all the make-up essentials, bronzers are what I don’t like the most. I’m not really a fan of these bronzing products. Why? because it makes me look “sunog!” (sun-burned in a very bad way) lol.

That is why I really have no idea why I have one in my dresser hehehe

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in SUNNY BY NATURE

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in SUNNY BY NATURE. It’s got its dome shaped powder in MAC’s signature black plastic compact design.  This shade’s no longer in the circulation since MAC has discontinued manufacturing this specific shade. But I still can’t say that I’m glad to have this one (not really a fan of bronzerrrr)

It can be used as a blush or highlighter or  simply a bronzer if you want to get a tanned glowy look. Some say its natural-looking but for me it a too shiny and shimmery. Probably great on other’s skin tones but definitely not for me.

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. (

Who loves MAC? We do! 🙂



Cinema Secrets offers one of the finest-milled setting powders available, making it the favorite among professional makeup artists.The luxurious powder sets any cream makeup without caking or accentuating fine lines and wrinkles. With proper use, each container delivers for over 1000 applications. (

PW005 Beige

Cinema Secrets’ Ultralucent Loose Powder is my everyday setting powder whenever I use any liquid foundation. It’s a lightweight setting powder that I use for finishing touches. (another staple in my dresser)

You can buy one of this for Php 1,350. The brand offers all its products with a pricey tag, but the quality sure does compensate the high-priced cosmetic products. Their foundations (and its prices) are to die for as well.

With Sifter

A pot has a wide-mouth container with clear UV cap and sifter filament. You can use the puff that comes with the product or a powder blush for application.

This product is a must have. A 3.5/5 rating. This is my second favorite setting powder. Want to know my top 1 favorite? Stay tuned! =)

Alright I’ll give you a clue. It starts with an L and ends with an M.

hahaha isn’t that obvious already??