All Glammed Up with Kat . . .

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

MAC BLOT POWDER PRESSED

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.

MAC BLOT PRESSED in LIGHT with Puff

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)

ALWAYS SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER AT DF! =)

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.

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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 🙂

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Now this specific product was purchased by me, BY ACCIDENT. A very careless-impulsive accident might I add.  I was actually buying a bottle of Moon Beam and a couple of Benefit products when this had happened. I was only doing my shopping online so I was only able to “inspect” the items through the photos posted on the Benefit Website. And so I had a couple of items on the list already when I decided to ‘checkout’ and then a small photo of this Bag Gal Liner appeared on the sidebar of the site. And then pooof! the rest is history. (Thanks to my good friend for purchasing and shipping those Benefit products to me by the way. You know who you are babe!) 😀

BAD Gal Smoldering Black Eye Liner

Anyway, so back to the primary purpose of blogging… I have never thought of using a dry pencil as a liner since I’ve had bad experiences with smudging aka “the raccoon” look. I have always used the liquid kind, but for the sake of not wasting a couple of bucks I had to try it on atleast.

I was surprised to not have been disappointed. It’s not a waterproof liner but it did  stay on just right. The soft-crayon-like formula works well for creating a smooth thick or thin line. It worked well on “tight-lining” too. (Well atleast for me) Its color is sooooo BLACK, (DARK and INTENSE) that it did justice on its name, “Bad Gal”. I use this one whenever I feel like making my look stronger with feline eyes. Its a great liner for heavy smokey eye shadow look as well.

I'll post a swatch next time =) (sorry shoo tamad)

The Bad Gal Liner comes in a pretty pink and black bulky silky-matte-like box. The pencil itself is thick so a jumbo sharpener is a must. It’s got a black cap for hygienic purposes. The thing about this eyeliner pencil is that, with it being so thick, you have to use an eyeliner brush (I use an angled eyeliner brush) to apply it on since you cannot really rely on the thick pencil. Putting it on directly will result to a tad thick crooked line! Although you can use it as a regular liner when freshly sharpened. Some people don’t use a brush when applying this, so I guess it will always depend on how it works for you.

So one Bad Gal Smoldering Black Eye Liner Pencil costs $20.00 (or Php 880.00) I got mine from SF,California via my friend 😀 There was actually a sale when I got this one so I got it on a lower price, but considering the normal prices, I think this one’s a steal for such quality.

 

This black liner is definitely a staple for me!

But of course Givenchy will still own the throne but that’s a another story(blog!:p)

From your Benefit pal! 

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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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