Friday, November 20, 2015

BDJ ELITE BOX: PINK SUGAR

A subscription box that contains only makeup. Perhaps, that’s the best thing that could ever happen to a beauty box. Let’s admit it ladies, we are more loyal to skincare than to our makeup. In fact, I bring with me at least 3 lipsticks everyday! I’m pretty sure you have more. 

We have tried tons of foundations, blushes, lipsticks… no matter how good our current makeup products, we just can’t get enough of makeup. 

So imagine my joy when I found out that BDJ Box has collaborated with Pink Sugar for the November subscription box. It’s not hard to guess, the candies and pink photo that BDJ Box posted early this week says it all. 

Anyways, I was on my vacation when this box came into the house. And a lot of BDJ subscribers have already shared what's inside the box. 

By now, I'm probably the last person to post this unboxing. Hence aside from unboxing, I decided to also include my "first impression review" on these babies! Likewise, I attempted to do an everyday makeup using only the products inside this month's box. 


BDJ ELITE BOX: PINK SUGAR

Pink Sugar Cosmetics was created as a makeup solution for women looking for products of high quality and great value.

Their products go beyond their creative packaging and catchy names by providing distinct ingredient benefits for your skin. The selection of wearable colors available for each of our products have been expertly curated by makeup professionals to complete a woman's make-up collection and to complement the Filipina skin.

Pink Sugar cosmetics are free from animal testing and are made without Parabens.
 
IT'S AWESOME BB CREAM
Price: 30g, Php 449
Inside the Box: 30 g, Php 499

WHAT IT CLAIMS
A multi-benefit beauty balm for flawless overage that nourishes skin
HOW TO APPLY
Using your fingertips or foundation brush, gently apply to face, blending onto skin until desired coverage is achieved.
MY THOUGHTS
It smells, feels and works like a legit-bb cream. I've tried several western-made bb creams including bb creams made by our local brands, however, they don't feel anything like a korean-bb cream. But this one, it's like a korean bb cream but with warm undertone. 
The shade I have is LIGHT WARM, which fits perfectly on my skintone. Good job, BDJ BOX! 
I love how it smoothens and moisturizes my skin. You can really feel the moisturizing effect it gives. One of the best things about this product is, though it is moisturizing, it doesn't feel oily on my skin. When I swatched it on my hands, I noticed tiny shimmers which were not noticeable when I applied it on my face. Maybe, that's the reason why it has a glowy effect once applied on skin. 
Another thing I like about the product is that, this bb cream gives my skin a glowy but not dewy-effect. You can check the photo I posted above, it didn't give me that "dewy-skin" that most bb creams have -- which is a good thing if you have oily skin.
I love that it contains SPF 25, since I'm so "tamad" to apply sunblock these past few days. 


PINK SUGAR OUR LIL' SECRET CONCEALER
Price: 13 g, Php 299
Inside the Box: 13 g, Php 29

WHAT IT CLAIMS
A creamy concealer that covers blemishes and other imperfections with ease

PINK SUGAR DUAL FINISH FACE POWDER
Price: 9 g, Php 499
Inside the Box: 9 g, Php 499

WHAT IT CLAIMS
A face powder that can be applied dry or wet for a fresh, flawless look all day

HOW TO APPLY
After BB Cream, apply concealer under the eye or on other uneven spots, like acne marks, on the face. Then blend well.
After that, use your powder brush or the sponge included in the packaging to apply the foundation in a press-and-roll motion. You can use either wet or dry. 

MY THOUGHTS
The concealer reminds me of Mary Kay concealer, but a bit more heavy. The consistency is so thick, hence, perfect for concealing acne marks. 
However, it was difficult to use it on a wrinkled underye.  The formulation is liquid but dry, making it difficult to blend on skin. I think it's a good concealer to cover acne marks, but not a good undereye concealer -- if you want to use it as undereye concealer, I highly recommend using moisturizer or primer prior to application.
The concealer is a water-resistant concealer. It had to scrub it well just so I can remove it on my hand. I even had to wash it with Biore facial oil twice just to remove it.
For the foundation, I like how soft it is. It goes really smoothly on my skin, absorbs oil and minimizes the pores. I like using this with a sponge than face brush, because it's really powdery. In case you're wondering, the shade I received is Natural Ochre.


SWEET CHEEK HD CHEEK COLOR

Price: 6g, Php 499
Inside the Box: 6g, Php 499

WHAT IT CLAIMS
A high definition colored powder compact

EYE CANDY EYESHADOW PALETTE
Price: 12 g, Php 699
Inside the Box: 12 g, Php 699
WHAT IT CLAIMS
Pink sugar's professionally curated 10-color eyeshadow palette with an expert selection of matte and shimmer shades. Finely milled powder adheres to skin beautifully.

HOW TO APPLY
Using a floppy blush brush, apply the blush lightly on skin. 
Since Pink Sugar doesn't have eyebrow product, I used the dark brown shade on the palette to fill in my eyebrows. It's not visible in the photo, but I also use the shimmery bronze shade on all-over my lids for that effortless eye makeup look.

I also use the lightest brown shade to contour my cheeks and to lift my nose. (opps, I already applied duo eyeliner on this photo)

MY THOUGHTS
The shade I have for the blush is called wanderlust. It's a hot pink shade that has fine shimmers. The shimmers aren't too overwhelming, which is a good thing. You need to use a floppy brush (loose) to apply this on cheeks since it's so pigmented. It has a decent staying power.
I love products that I can use for several purpose. The eye candy palette is now my new fave product to use on my eyebrows. I'm so impressed with how it stays on my eyebrows throughout the day, even without setting it with a brow mascara.

I like the color selection, reminds me of my favorite Sleek Palette in Divine. All the shades are very wearable, and pigmented. 


HONEY I'M GOOD EYELINER DUO
Price: 1.2 g, Php 349
Inside the Box: 1.2 g, Php 349

WHAT IT CLAIMS
A retractable pencil tip on one end and felt tip on the other; pencil liner delivers smudge-proof everyday definition and is safe to use on waterline; felt tip line creates a bolder, longer-lasting stripe of color, but easily draw thin to thick lines for natural to dramatic look
HOW TO APPLY

MY THOUGHTS
Surprisingly, the felt tip liner is easy to apply. When I first saw the tip, I was like, "Oh, it's thick. I might not like it." For me, for liquid liner, the thinnner, the better. But this one, it's thicker than my usual liquid eyeliner, but stiffer. Hence, I can create thin to thick lines easily. I like the color of brown for both eyeliners, it's not too light nor too dark.

However, they tend to smudge a little especially if you have oily lids. 

LIP AND CHEEK TINT
Price: 9g, Php 349
Inside the Box: 9g, Php 349
WHAT IT CLAIMS
A long-lasting, light weight formula; delivers a lovely matte finish; moisturizes, nourishes and soften lips during use.


CREAMY MATTE AND HD LIPSTICKS
Price:
Creamy Matte: 3.4 g, Php 349
HD: 3.4 g, Php 299
Inside the Box: 
Creamy Matte: 3.4 g, Php 349
HD: 3.4 g, Php 299
WHAT IT CLAIMS
Creamy Matte -  Covers lips in gorgeous color with a soft matte finish; highly pigmented formula glides on smoothly; formulated with vitamin E and shea butter to moisturize, nourish, and soften lips during use; comes in 10 bold shades

HD Lipstick - Delivers maximum color payoff in a variety of highly-pigmented shades; formulated with vitamin E and shea butter to moisturize, nourish, and soften lips during use; glides on smoothly and blends easily.

MY THOUGHTS
I'm obsessed with liquid lipsticks recently. I have several liquid lipsticks: nyx soft matte, colourpop ultra matte, la splash, ofra liquid lipstick and now, Pink Sugar Tint. And unfortunately, among all these liquid lipstick, Sugar tint is my least favorite. 
I dont know if it's because of the shade, Coral Bliss, I received. But it is so difficult to apply. I always end up with patchy-lips. huhu. *Detailed review comparing it with other liquid lipstick will be posted soon*
But their tube lipsticks are worth-purchasing, if ever you're planning to get one! They glide smoothly, and feel comfortable on my lips. 
Naked (HD Lipstick) is one of the best nudes I've tried. The finish is "creamy" than satin. It has a nice sheen that makes my lips appear well-moisturized.
First kiss (Creamy Lipstick) is a nice pink, that can complement a lot of skintone. It has a more satin-y finish than Naked.


• OVERALL  •


Overall, this is the best bdj box I received this year! I'm actually planning to buy Pink Sugar tint prior to this subscription. Thankfully, BDJ Box has saved me from disappointment. 

Except for the lip tint, I am more than satisfied with all my Pink Sugar products. My favorites are the BB Cream and Powder foundation. 

Thank you, BDJ BOX for this month's subscription box!! 

To know more about BDJ Box, visit my first unboxing blogpost HERE



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