Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review: Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain

The first time I saw this lip product, I instantly assumed that it's a liquid lipstick. So yes, the beautiful packaging made me skip the reading part. 

Today I'll be reviewing Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in shade 010 LA Exclusive. The Moisture stain promises the hydration of a balm, shininess of a gloss and pigmentation of a stain. I love all the three promises, but the last one I doubt. 

I've read a lot of great hypes for this product so I grabbed one. Actually, it was not something that you will love at first swatch. Parang sayang pera. And I thought that I got the wrong shade for the nth time. The pigmentation isn't intense and I find the staining power minimal. However, after months of using it, I found it great for daily wear. The light color, moisture and hydration is all there. But if you are the type that is after that Pak-na-pak look. This won't work for you.

I use this baby only when I do super smokey eyes. It tones down the fierce look. Also, if i'm going out to pick up something in the market. 

It's really a good product if you want your lips to look hydrated. I bought it for P 250 instead of the original price that is P 625. If this on a regular price, i believe it is not worth buying.  XD

Net weight: 8 ml

Wide petal applicator.

I like the packaging and the hydration it gives. Do I love it? If they will keep selling this for P 250, then it will be worth it. 

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hello 2017!

Have you heard of Maybelline's  year ender campaign? If not, it's #Makeithappen. This tagline of theirs gives a strong message to women, It inspires. You see, a lot of things are happening lately. Aside from political heat, a growing economy and others of that ilk, we have a journey to make. The goal of that journey is to promote not only growth in our career or life status, but also spiritually. Whatever it is that brings goodness, #Makeithappen.

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And by the way, if you are the type who is into planners, you might wanna check out Maybelline's.
Aside from being affordable as a free item for every P 1,000 worth of Maybelline beauty products, it's a great kickoff and monitoring agent. It's absolutely adorable. <3

You see, I find planners a great way to remind us of our goal and to keep track of them. And it is a matter of getting used to all the planning and taking down notes every now and then, Soon it will be a part of the routine.

Well again, Happy New Year and everybody. May the Lord's in our lives be done.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Review: Revlon Photoready Cream Blush

For someone with a huge square face, I'm not really into blushes. I prefer countouring my face than emphasizing my cheek bones. Blush and contour actually go hand in hand, but I don't want to go full makeup especially during field work. Sayang makeup.  

I got myself a cream blush from Revlon just because it's on sale. Got it for P 150. And though it's really cheap, I don't think it's a steal for the shade I got. hahah :( I don't swatch when I buy makeup. I simply pick up stuff so that explains a number of regrets.

Net weight: 12.4 grams

The shade is Pinch which is the lightest shade.It's super light that it barely show up. I believe it will stand out on pale skin and if you're looking for a more natural finish. My reason for picking it up is the shade or color of the product by the packaging. I assumed that it is a vibrant peachy color. Pati sa pagbili ng makeup, assumera pa rin ako. So ayan, regret. 

When it comes to the packaging, you'll find it un hygienic to dip your fingers. 

Lastly, the product is silicon based that means it is less likely to oxidise or change in color. Not only that, it fills up the imperfection of the skin creating smooth texture. The bad news is that it keeps not only the moisture of the face, it also keeps the dirt and bacteria.

Am I still using it? Yes. The product has a light shimmer so I use it to add glow on my skin. I haven't tried the other shades that are wearable so I won't say that won't purchase again.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Review: Revlon Absolute Radiance Two Way Powder

I bought some Revlon products to try out and here goes the first and only star of the items that I bought - It's the Revlon Absolute Radiance Two-Way powder foundation. I got it for sale at P 400 that is originally priced for P 1,000.  Hooray for sale! :) Again, as mentioned in my previous post, I bought the product from the Revlon counter in Farmers plaza in Cubao.

Net weight: 9.1 grams
Expiration: 12 M

The shade I got is 140 Natural Orcher

It comes with a sponge.

Let's talk about coverage. The product gives an amazing and flawless finish. What's more amazing is that it delivers medium to full coverage. With one swipe, you get a lot of product that is build-able It doesn't cake and is great for touch ups too. Ladies and gentlemen, a foundation that is true to its words- an absolute radiance. Bravo! 

I kept mentioning about my work. As a field engineer, believe me, ang lakas maka itim. Also, the tremendous heat is making me look like I went to war - and I surely kept saying this too. hahah. That entails why I kept looking for a miracle worker. And yes, the brightening properties are a lot of help.

FOTD: Featuring Revlon Absolute Radiance

So do I like it? I love it <3 Instant fairness. I'm giving this product a 5/5. 

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Haul: Revlon is on SALE!

Boyfriend and I are on our way to Gateway for dinner and passed by a Revlon counter in Farmers. I immediately noticed the price board so I instantly went to check. They are on sale! :) I get to try some of their products without really hurting my pocket. 

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator
P 175

Revlon Cream Blush
P 150

Colorstay Moisture Stain
P 250

Absolute Radiance Two-Way Powder Foundation

P 400

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: San San Brow Pencil

Whenever I'm in a hurry, I skip a few routines such as foundation. Of all the routines, I believe one that should not be missed is fixing of brows. The brow is said to be the frame of the face. It gives a neat look  despite the bareness of the other parts of the face.

Is it easy? Everyone uses different ways of filling their brows - some uses powders and some uses solely pencil. As for me, I use pencil alone especially when I'm running late. I just brush off the excess product with a spoolie or a cotton bud.

Its cap is also a sharpener.

Before I became a busy person, I was a student with a lot of time to polish my brows. Now that I work for more than 8 hours and has an early call time, I simply grab my San San pencil in Light brown.

What I love about this product is that it is affordable and yet pigmented. Well, why would you go for something expensive and just go through an immense volume of pollution and sweat? As a field engineer, it is challenging to maintain a full makeup. Also, it's not practical to apply pricey products that I'll just wipe off when I got all sweaty. 

With this product, I skip the part of filling my brows with powder. It's pigmented to the point that you can brush the excess product making it look more natural.

Shape your brow and underline the underside of your brow. It should be precise. Lightly line the top of your brows. Brush it with a spoolie! Or fill with brow powder. 

Brush it with a spoolie! Or fill with brow powder. 

That's if for my daily brow routine. :)

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: Ever Bilena Advance Liquid Lipstick

Hi there! I'm back with a new found love. I don't think I feature a lot of lipstick here though I have a lot. And in that case of course, I never had a liquid lipstick review. This one is a first :).  

So I got here an Ever Bilena Advance Liquid Lipstick in the shade Pink Pearl. I have used their matte lipsticks before but it feels  dry and will require some moisturizing. But don't get me wrong, I love their matte lipsticks! 

It's a great thing that EB now came up with a liquid lipstick that gives a cream finish and can be a matte by blotting with a tissue paper. The great part is they are affordable at P 180. Oh di ba, budget friendly. 

Net weight: 5ml
Expiration: 24 M

The packaging is consist of a white plastic twist cap tube with a doe-foo applicator.

The product is super pigmented. It stays for long hours even after drinking or eating. Is it transfer proof? Not really. You have to let it dry or blot first. I believe it is the staining power that is excellent. 

I'm wearing the liquid lipstick on the right portion of my upper and lower lips. See how pigmented the liquid lipstick is? It is really impressive.

The product glides smoothly on the lips  and you can apply it even without moisturizing. 

Is it worth buying? Yes. I'm already planning to purchase the other 5 shades.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow

The search for a long wearing makeup never stops. There are maybe hundreds of brands to choose from but only few can provide that amazing color pay off without fallout and that doubles as base too. Is it really a great product for 24 hours? Of course it is not recommendable to allow makeup to sit on the face for a day. I guess it's meant to last for 24 hours.

The Maybelline tattoo eye shadow is not the "new thing" in the makeup market. Despite the reviews and the great hype for years already, it was just few months ago that I purchased one. First, I have been used to eye powders for too long. Lastly, if I have to make it pigmented I will just apply an eye primer or eye pencil as base.

Here is what Maybelline says about their product:
“Dare to wear 24HR shadow.
• Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
• Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers”

This cream-to-gel mixture makes it easier to apply. You can use your fingers in applying the product.
No fall outs! :)

At the back, you will see the manufacturing date. Oh di ba, 2014 pa pala kaya naka sale na. hahaha

Here's an EOTD look using the Maybelline Color Tattoo

Field work is a plain thing to me now. I go to places to inspect septic tanks/treatment plants and it's not a walk in park wherein I won't sweat. A minute outside is like baking yourself in a 50 degree Celsius heat. And to make one step forward is a major sweating event. My makeup has to sit well on my face. If you notice, my eye makeup featuring the Maybelline tattoo eyeshadow gives that vibrant color all throughout the day.

This is a great purchase. I think I'll buy some more of these. So yeah, a big hype for this product.

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