Saturday, July 4, 2015

TT MAX 16 HOURS COLOR STAY 2-STEP LIQUID LIPSTICK

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TT MAX 16 HOURS COLOR STAY 2-STEP LIQUID LIPSTICK

This product is a dual-ended, hence the name 2-step liquid lipstick, where one side contains the lip color while the other side is a lip conditioner. 

TT Max liquid lipstick is a Taiwan-manufactured brand. This liquid lipstick is available in 5 shades: (1) Burning Red, (2) Cherry Sweet, (5) Nude Pink, (6) Strawberry Love and (7) Champagne Nude

The shade I got is (2) Cherry Sweet.

Cherry Sweet is a red shade with fine pink shimmers. It has a texture that’s very comparable to a nail polish. I actually tried painting my nails with this lipstick just to test it out. Fortunately, it didn’t work out as nail polish. The lipstick scratches easily on my nails. But at least, I’m rest assured that the formulation isn’t the same as those in nail polish.
On my skin and lips, this lipstick is a bad-ass. Seriously, it stays on forever. I tried rubbing it sooooo hard and yet it wouldn’t budge. It won’t transfer even a bit once it dries up. I’ve never tried any liquid lipstick as long lasting as this, it stays on way better than Mistine lip tint.


• HOW TO USE •


1. Apply the lip color and let it dry for 2 minutes.
Applying the lip color is easy-breezy with its doe foot applicator. Cherry Sweet is quite deep, which gives me that sophisticated touch on my over-all look. 
The lipstick has tiny shimmers that are not that noticeable on my lips unless you stare at it closely. 

The instruction says that I need to wait for 2 minutes to let it dry, though, I only waited for a minute. I noticed that as it dries up, my lips feel tight and sticky. I find it quite uncomfortable.

2. Apply the gloss.
The lipgloss is not like your typical lipglosses,  it's like a lip conditioner that moisturizes the lips and removes the sticky and tight feeling after using the lip color. Though the formulation of the lip gloss is amazing, it sucks that I cannot wear the lip color on its own. There are times that I don't want a "glossy" kind of lips but I can't bear the sticky-tight feeling it gives.
Anyway, the gloss feels light and very moisturizing. It smoothens out all the wrinkles on my lips and made my lips appear luscious and kissable! 
Surprisingly, the lip color didn’t transfer on the lip gloss. I’m not kidding, this is really kiss-proof! Look at the lipgloss side from the picture of the tube below. I took a picture of this tube after taking gazillions of photos with this lip product. And yet, the brush and the lip gloss side still appear clear as if I haven't used them yet! 

Overall, I highly recommend this lip product if you're looking for a lipstick that won't budge even after eating or drinking! This is, so far, the longest lasting lip product I have ever tried since I started blogging. 

The lip gloss is amazing, it doesn't feel sticky, heavy nor oily. Sometimes, I use it on its own.
However, I wouldn't recommend this to girls who are into mattes. This lip product is highly glossy and has fine shimmers that might turn you off. 

PROS
  • Long-lasting! It stays on even after eating or drinking
  • Gives my lips a nice, youthful look
  • Great lip product if you have dry and chappy lips
  • Highly pigmented
  • Kiss-proof

CONS
  • Not available locally
  • Hard-to-remove
  • I cannot wear the lip color on its own
  • Glossy
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

KALA MILK SOAP

Have you seen my previous review from The Cream Factory? I really like it because it made my skin soft and smooth. Though, I must say that it’s hellyah pricey for a soap and scrub.

Thankfully, I found this good alternative for their bath milk soap, which I believe is the closest you can get locally as an alternative to the expensive Netherland goat’s milk soap. 

The brand is called Kala Milk Soap.  Kala milk soap is the first-ever specialty bath soap made from local carabao's milk and the best ingredients. Kala Milk has the highest content of good butterfat compared to other milk products, thus giving it intense moisturizing properties. Because only natural ingredients are used, Kala Milk Soap does not harm the environment like other commercial soaps.


KALA MILK SOAP

Kala Milk soap offers several variants! 
The packaging stays true to its campaign on being eco-friendly products, it uses paper wrap instead of the typical plastic wrap of commercial brands.

The two variants I chose are: Lemongrass and Lavender.


•LEMONGRASS •


Kala milk soap says
"Lemongrass has astringent properties that help treat acne and  other skin inflammations, while the scent stimulates and refreshes."

I say,
Lemongrass has a fresh clean scent with a hint of citrus, perfect soap to boost your energy. It’s the best variant to use to start a day! I’m loving this scent most especially during hot days. The scent reminds me so much of an ivory soap.


• LAVENDER •

Kala milk soap says:
"Calming scent soothes the nerves and eases stress. Lavender also helps increase mental activity"

I say,
Lavender, which by the way is my fave scent, is the perfect scent to end a long, tiring day! The scent helps me calm down and relieve my stress, it’s very soothing. It’s the scent I like to smell before going to bed. Hence, I like to call this soap as my goodnight soap.



• OVERALL •

This soap, surprisingly for a natural soap, lathers really well. I can use it with or without bath sponge. Compared to most soap out in the market today, this isn’t really cheap.

A bar costs Php 115, twice to thrice the cost of normal bar soap in Watsons. 

However, considering that it contains a carabao soap (and other natural ingredients), the price isn’t bad at all. Commercial soap, while cheaper, may contain chemicals that are not beneficial for the environment. Likewise, some chemicals tend to be so strong that they can irritate the skin particularly those with sensitive skin.

Aside from the fact that these soaps are good for your skin and environment, part of their sales also goes to the farmers which helps send their kids to school.

My grandfather is a farmer, which is why I want to promote these kinds of products. I hope you can help me share and promote these products to your friends.

GOOD NEWS:
Kala Milk Soap is on sale from Php 115 to Php 99 ONLY at BeautyMNL. Click HERE to buy!

Overall, I really like this soap. It's good, moisturizing and great if you have sensitive skin.


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Sunday, June 7, 2015

MAKEUP REVOLUTION PHILIPPINES: EXPLICIT CONTENTPALETTE AND AMAZING LIPSTICK

Today’s realization: Put your heart into everything you do.

Full-time employee, part-time seller and review center instructor. My life is a constant battle between wanting to sleep and finishing my module (or sometimes, blogging!). Looking at my life these past few days made me realized how passion can get me through everything. Without it, I probably gave up blogging and teaching. Thankfully, God showered me with people who are always there to support me all throughout. 

MAKEUP REVOLUTION PH is one brand worth mentioning. In spite of being less active to blogging, Makeup Revolution chose my blog to be the “Makeup  Revolution’s Blogger” for the month of June. 

You probably have heard of this brand as it was featured many times by some of the famous youtube gurus,  particularly in UK. 

Makeup Revolution was launched in London in March 2014, and quickly became the number 1 selling brand in Superdrug stores in the UK.

Without further ado, let me share you the two-products I received in the package they sent me.


MAKEUP PALETTE PHILIPPINES: EXPLICIT CONTENT PALETTE AND AMAZING LIPSTICK

I got cray cray the moment I opened the package. It’s all because of this super gorgeous palette.
The palette itself is very compact – considering that the product came with 36 gorgeous shades of eyeshadows. 
The packaging is kind-a cool, it’s a holographic-thingy where you see different images depending on the angle of the palette. It’s really interesting as it made the "Advisory" looks like it’s blinking. 
Parental Advisory Explicit Content palette contains great mix of neautrals, dark, bright, matte and shimmers. This palette is enough to create endless eye makeup look from subtle day makeup to vavavoom night party look! 

The eyeshadows are surprisingly soft and pigmented (though I haven’t swatched them all yet!). I randomly swatch the eyeshadows on my arms and look how amazing are the color payoff of these shadows! Even the white shade is very intense.
Majority of the shadows in this palette are shimmering shades, which I personally like. My top picks are the shades in the middle.
I did a makeup look using just the 3-shades in the 4th row of the palette, since these shades really caught my attention! In case you're interested, I use the right-most shade (orange-gold) as eye color, bronze on the outer V and the rusted shade (middle) to blend the orange-gold and bronze.  These are so divine! 
So here’s the makeup look I came out with! I find this makeup look appropriate for daily wear or you can vamp it up with a red lipstick to add more glamour in the look.
For subtle makeup look, I paired it with Makeup Revolution Amazing lipstick in Dusky. Dusky is a toned-down pink shade with very fine shimmers. I normally don’t enjoy frosted shades but this one, well, is an exemption. It’s like one of those bridal lip color that makes any makeup look appear softer.
If you want to look a bit more glamour, you may pair this makeup look with a matte red lipstick. I think anyone can totally rock this makeup look. 
What do you think of this makeup look? Me? I love it! 
The eyeshadows are really easy to blend!!

• OVERALL •


Overall, the lipstick is just okay with me. I cannot speak for the entire collection of the lipstick as I have only tried the shade Dusky. These lipsticks are available in matte formulation. And hey, you can only get them for only Php 110 at makeup revolution site HERE (click HERE to direct you to the link of their shop).

As for the Explicit content palette, it’s totally worth the price! It’s actually so affordable for its quality. 36-shade palette with great color selection, for only Php 890? It’s a steal, really!



Have you tried Makeup Revolution? What are your top pick products from the brand?


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Monday, June 1, 2015

EB ADVANCE SUPREME LIPSTICKS

Ever Bilena Matte lipsticks – these are probably the most famous line of lipstick from a local brand. From fellow beauty bloggers to beauty gurus in youtube, all of them have something to say about these lipsticks. It became even more popular when these lipsticks were put on-sale for quite some time that customers speculated that these will be discontinued. Thankfully, instead of being discontinued, EB added more shades in the collection.

While I didn’t enjoy matte lipsticks as I have chappy lips, I have to give credit to the wide range of shades available in this line. Offbeat pink and Pink Flame are my top picks from the EB Matte lipstick Line.  

If you’re one of those people who fell inlove with their EB Matte lipsticks, behold, as EB has released their first ever set of lipsticks from EB Advance line, the Supreme Lipsticks.


EB ADVANCE SUPREME LIPSTICK

Ever Bilena says,
Introducing the ultimate lip color to look out for -- the EB Advance Supreme Lipstick (Php 195), Drench your kissers in the rich and on-trend shades of this lipstick named after famous beauty icons and unique colors. The EB Advance Supreme Lipstick comes in 6 matte and 6 creme shades infused with ingredients that condition the lips, keeping it light but still luscious looking over your lips. A swipe of this is enough to make head turns and create impact at a glance

EB Advance Brand and Ever Bilena Brand is under one company yet it caters to different types of women.


• FORMULATION •


I received five shades from the brand. I wish they sent me the whole set ‘cause I want to swatch them all! LOL. I dare to say that these lipsticks are far better than EB Matte lipsticks line—based on my experience.
Unlike the previous mentioned lipsticks, these are available in two formulation: Matte and Crème. You’ll know I’ll pick the latter.
Unlike the EB matte lipstick version which seems to be semi-matte than matte, the Matte formulation in this line is a true matte. No sheen. Just plain, matte shade! 

Since matte are drying, expect that they won't glide smoothly on your lips and have the tendency to enhance the lines when not well-moisturized. The two matte shades I received are OMG, so gorgeous! Pink Punch is soooooo puuurrffeecct while Red Twilight reminds me so much of my fave Loreal Lipstick in Brave red!

On the other hand, Creme formulation gives my lips that rich pigmentation and appears very youthful on my lips. Jackie-O is so amazing, so beautiful, so divine! Perfect mixture of pink, mauve with hint of red.



• LIP SWATCHES •


 PINK PUNCH (Matte)
This shade is totally a head-turner! I was staring at it for a minute or two, it's so gorgeous! If you're into matte, this one is a must have!
 RED TWILIGHT (Matte)
Though the shade appears lighter in picture, it's actually darker in person. Well, not too dark! Reminds me of my ever favorite Loreal Colour Riche in Brave Red! 
 JACKIE-O (Creme)
Gorgeous is not enough to describe this shade. I'm inlove with it, this has got to be my top pick from the shades that I received! It has the perfect mix of red, pink and mauve. It's so flexible, I won't mind using it for work or for special occassions!
 ELIZABETH (Creme)
Elizabeth is like my kind of red. I love how it brightens up my face with just one swipe! So gorgeous and elegant-looking, I would definitely wear this for formal occasions.
  AUDREY (Creme)
Audrey looks nice. It's a toned-down red. I like it, but probably my least pick among the shades I have. This can be a good everyday red shade


• OVERALL •


Overall, I really, really like these lipsticks. My top pick would be Jackie-O. Elizabeth and Pink Punch would rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Red twilight is great if you like darker red. Audrey would be my least fave since it isn’t as beautiful as Elizabeth but still gorgeous.

I'm inlove with these lipsticks. These are creamy, pigmented and affordable!

Great!
  • Affordable, for only Php 195!
  • Available in two formulation: Matte and Creme
  • True matte formulation 
  • Creme has good formulation, glides smoothly like butter!
  • Not drying on me
  • Highly pigmented

I'm Okay
  • stays on for a decent amount of time, as long as you don't eat. 


Have you tried this lipstick, what are your top picks?


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sophie Paris Lipsticks

I have tons of things to work on. It’s exhausting just thinking about it. One of the things I’m really bad at, committing myself with so many things all at once! It’s really draining to multi-task daily. But anyway, today, I’m giving myself a holiday. 

While I’m being stressed out, I try to calm myself with makeup. If you are reading this, I know you’re with me in here! My recent fave lipsticks to brighten up my face and hide all those stress away are both from Sophie Paris, the shades are: ICE PINK and V.I.Pink shade. Take my word, these are the most gorgeous pinks you'll ever have! The entire Sophie Paris Lipstick line is amazing!! I didn’t expect to enjoy these lipsticks as much as I do now! Sophie Paris has never failed to deliver good quality products at extremely affordable price. Do you remember my blog about Sophie Magic Cream few years ago? Hands down, it is still the best and the longest lasting liquid blush I have ever tried so far! If you ask, I like it better than Elf and Benefit. Anyway, for this post, I just want to share with you the swatches of the entire Sophie Paris Lipsticks! 



SOPHIE PARIS LIPSTICKS SWATCHES

Sophie Paris Regular Line Lipsticks
Price: Php 85


BLUSHY PINK
Gorgeous? I know! I'm inlove with Pink shades and I can never get over them. This shade is a flexible shade, can be worn for daily and even for special occassion! 

CARAMEL SUGAR
Another pretty and very flattering shade for most skin tone. It's a pinkish peach shade that's great for daily wear! My friend Genzel of Genzelkisses.com loves this! 

FANTASTIC RED
Obsessed with red shade? You might want to check this out! It's bright and beautiful. Fair-skinned ladies will surely love this!  

ICE PINK
Ahhh! I've been wearing this alot, like seriously! This is my second favorite shade from the line, reminds me so much of Covergirl Lipstick in Heavenly. But I honestly think that this one is more gorgeous and best of all, it's super affordable!

MANGO PEACH
The "perfect' peach pink shade. If you're into coral and pinks, this is the perfect mix!  

RED PEPPER
Surprise! Surprise! Did you notice how it brightens up my face? I really like it. I'm not a red-kind-of girl but I like this!

RED WINE
Looking for a plum-y red kind of lipstick? This one is for you! It's not like your typical red lipsticks. It's plum and red in one tube!

RUSSIAN RED
Daring for today? Why not! If you want to go Sizzling-hot, you better have this shade!

SUMMER PINK
It's pink. Girly. Not so overwhelming kind of pink. Among the pink shades in this collection, this one is the best everyday kind of pink. 

VELVET NUDE
If you're into nudes, you'll love velvet nude. It's a nude, coral pink that won't wash you out!

V.I.PINK
Save the best for last? THIS ONE IS THE GORGEOUS PINK ever! It's the best hot, carnation pink I've tried. Definitely a head-turner!


PROS
  • Affordable, for only Php 85!
  • 10 Beautiful shades: from nude to pink to reds to choose from
  • V.I.Pink is the most gorgeous pink ever. Ice Pink would be my second choice
  • Surprisingly, these are very long-lasting! 
  • Not drying on me
  • Glides smoothly
  • Pigmented

CONS
  • If you're not into lipsticks that stain your lips, this one will. 
  • Hard to remove
  • tends to transfer. not kiss-proof, I highly recommend blotting it with Gatsby Oil Powdered Paper 

Where to buy: Sophie Paris outlet near you. Or you can message me for orders.

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What are your top pick Sophie Paris lipsticks?

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