#FOTD

I’ve been playing around with a cleaner, more minimalist makeup style. I’m thinking it’ll be good for gals who need to look fresh and put-together at the office or just want to look gorgeous for their weekend dates ;)

What do you think? And to think, I'm running on about five hours of sleep here!

What do you think? Full disclosure: I’m running on about five hours of sleep here!

I mixed my favorite Maybelline foundation with the Kate Makeup Lock Primer, P550. It’s great for brightening up tired-looking skin and it gives you a powdery, oil-free finish.

Here's a look at everything I used on my face from Japanese brands Kate, Kanebo, and Lunasol.

Here’s a look at everything I used on my face from Japanese brands Kate and Lunasol. Let’s review them all, shall we?

I think the crucial element to this look would be the Lunasol Skin Modeling Eyes Kit, P3,000. It’s a limited edition set that comes with an eyeshadow palette, shiny pencil eyeliner, and peach-toned treatment gloss.

Cute, right? Very subtle, but it does pack some oomph. I blended all the shadows + used the eyeliner here.

Nice, right? Very subtle, but it does pack some oomph. I blended all the shadows + used the eyeliner here.

I loved the colors and I was really surprised that it translated well on my lids. Browns always surprise me, to be honest. They really help you look more awake and put-together.

Swatched! Y'all know I love sparkles, but on eyeshadows, not so much.

Swatched! You can’t tell so much, but the darker shadow has a lot of little, glittery flecks.

I have to warn you that you will definitely need to use these eyeshadows with a primer to make them last all day. There’s a lot of fallout (especially glitter-wise), but it can be managed if you prep your lids with a good primer and don’t go too crazy when you load your brush.

And this is the set. It's pricey though, but super nice for beige and champagne shades for Pinays.

And this is the set. It’s pricey though, but super nice beige and champagne shades for Pinays. If you want to know which Kate product I used for my brows, click here!

I think what I should really credit for my fresher than fresh look is the blush. That pop of color on my cheeks was just amazing and it really brightened up my face.

I think these cheek enhancers were what made me look super fresh though!

Loved these cheek enhancers!

I placed a very thin layer of the Lunasol Coloring Creamy Cheeks EX01 and dusted the Lunasol Coloring Sheer Cheeks 04 (P1,372 for the refill only) on top. You can use the cream blush to create subtle contour if you’re into that, but honestly, I’d say investing in this blush what you should really do. It’s my fave out of the bunch! It goes on sheer, is very buildable, and it’s not super obvious on your skin. Tip: Just get the case for P800 if you want to tote it around.

Here are the swatches of all the products I used.

Here are the swatches of all the products I used.

For my lips, I used the Lunasol Double Coloring Lips 04, P1,630. Super pricey, and if you swatch it at the counter, it won’t look like much—I don’t think it’ll even impress you. But when you apply it on your lips, it gives you a gorgeous, MLBB (my lips but better vibe). If you look at my swatches above, there’s one with and without the gloss. Personally, I like the effect with the gloss a lot better (check my selfie to see what it looks like) since applying it helped spread out the color and made my pout look very kissable.

If the Lunasol price tag is too much, check out their budget-friendly counterpart: Kate Tokyo!

If the Lunasol price tag is too much, check out their budget-friendly counterpart: Kate Tokyo!

The brand is under the same company, but this is their more affordable line. I love their brow pencil and their eyeshadows are actually pretty good, too. I think I actually like them better because they don’t have flecks of glitter.

Kate Tokyo Trap Impact yes, P880 (left) and Kate Forming dge yes, P770.

Kate Tokyo Trap Impact Eyes, P880 (left) and Kate Forming Edge Eyes, P770.

These shades are perfect for gals with smaller eyes (just use the highlighter shade on the inner corner) and you won’t break the bank if you decide to invest in one. My pick from the two though? The Trap Impact Eyes since I like the colors more. But don’t let me dissuade you—look at the swatches first and see which colors you think you’ll wear more.

This is the Trap Impact palette. The green is a really interesting twist to the neutral shades.

This is the Trap Impact palette. The green is a really interesting twist to the neutral shades.

The Forming edge eyes palette is designed to make almond eyes look bigger and brighter by emphasizing the inner and outer corner of your eyes with the lightest and darkest shades respectively.

The Forming edge eyes palette is designed to make almond eyes look bigger and brighter by emphasizing the inner and outer corner of your eyes with the lightest and darkest shades respectively.

Phew! That’s a lot of makeup, right? Which one’s your favorite? My Top 3 picks would have to be the Lunasol Coloring Sheer Cheeks, Kate Tokyo Trap Impact Eyes, and the Lunasol Double Coloring Lips. If I’m going all out though, I’d get the primer also. You can use it on both your face and eyes!

And here's a little beauty announcement: Kate's on sale right now! It's selected items only, so visit their Facebook page here for updates.

And here’s a little beauty announcement: Kate’s on sale right now! It’s selected items only, so visit their Facebook page here for updates.

Think you guys will try any of the products here? Tell me what you want to shop for in the comments! ♥

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  • Crissy Rillo

    Hmmmm can I shop for all? Haha. But on a serious note, I would love to try the cream blush – It had me at the packaging, the Lunasol eyeshadow and the eyeliner. Makes me want to go to Rustan’s tomorrow to check. Thanks Nic.

    • Do check it out! I know they have fantastic sales and promos, too :) Watch out for those!

  • Trueeeeeeee :(