Review: Maybelline V-Face Contour by Face Studio (Giveaway Inside!)

Do you remember this feature from Preview magazine? I was asked to talk about my favorite makeup move—strobing! But after interviewing Camie about why she loves to contour, I’ve been experimenting with it a bit more. And besides, these new products have been making it super easy for me.

But how could I resist these? Contouring looks so easy with the new Maybelline V-Face Contour line by Face Studio.

How could I resist these babies? Say hi to the new Maybelline V-Face Contour line by Face Studio! P.S. Make sure you read this post until the end for the giveaway!

Can you guess what they’re trying to get you to achieve with this? It’s the enviable (and trending) “V” shape for the face! You can totally sculpt a thinner nose and face with this if you want to, so I thought I’d give it a try!

Whenever I try new looks, I love looking for celeb pegs! This time around, I went with Angelina Jolie.

Whenever I try new looks, I love looking for celeb pegs. This time around, I took my inspo from Angelina Jolie.

When I was researching, I was surprised to see that she actually liked using pretty pops of pink on her cheeks during red carpet events. There’s always a little sculpting underneath to emphasize her gorgeous cheekbones, but it’s very minimal. Based on the photos I saw on IG, I also noticed that she only darkens the contour shadows during photoshoots + movie promos.

After putting my liquid foundation, I used the MaybellineV-Face Duo Stick, P499.

So now that I have my peg, I can start contouring! I applied my liquid foundation first and then I used the MaybellineV-Face Duo Stick, P499.

I placed tiny swipes over the hollows of my cheeks, along my temple, jawline, and the sides of my nose. For the highlighter, I placed it over the highest points on my cheeks and my nose bridge. My first impression? Loved the highlighter, was iffy about the color of the contour cream (keep reading—swatches later!). But surprisingly, when I applied the contour on top of my skin, it was the perfect shade for Pinays! Super subtle!

Clickity-click to read my review of the other products, see swatches + what it looks like on me, and to find out more about the giveaway! One lucky reader will get to take all these home!! Continue reading

#GetLippieTuesday

I have a lot of new lippies to review and couldn’t decide which one to write about first. So I asked the gals on my personal and public Facebook page (follow me here!) which brand they wanted me to feature and Maybelline got the most votes! Why? A lot of women (like me, lol) are looking for budget-friendly makeup finds!

The Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick, P299 each.

Here’s the reader’s pick for today’s #GetLippieTuesday review: Maybelline Vivid Matte Lipstick, P299 each.

Based on the sheer number of Maybelline posts on my blog, you can tell that it’s my favorite drugstore brand. That’s why I was worried when they released a matte line. Would it look chalky? Would a matte lippie this cheap make my pout crack and suffer? Would it disappoint?

Here's what the packaging looks like. Not too fancy or exciting to whip out, but the matte cap is a nice touch.

Here’s what the packaging looks like. Not too fancy or exciting to whip out, but the matte cap is a nice touch.

Find out if these Maybelline matte lippies are any good (or if they made me change my mind about it being my favorite drugstore brand) after the jump! Continue reading

My New Fave Mascara!

I’ve always been loyal to Maybelline mascaras, especially the Hypercurl line. It’s the only one that really works on my Asian eyelashes.

But now I'm a convert! This is just as good—actually, I think it might even be better! It's the Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara, P429.

But now I’m a convert! This is just as good—actually, I think it might even be better! It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, P429.

Honestly, when I first saw the tube and read that it was volumizing, I had my doubts. Fat mascara tubes that aim to plump up my lashes usually end up weighing them down after a few swipes. Check out the mascara wand and see how it lengthened my eyelashes after the jump! Continue reading

Are You A Makeup Addict?

I just got proof that I am. Haha, and that apparently, I am also a makeup hoarder :p See evidence below.

At least my family's supportive, right? Haha!

At least my family’s supportive, right? Haha! P.S. I’m lusting for the Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals.

I was good, guys. I only asked for one. But now, I’m kinda getting antsy. Maybe I should’ve asked for two in case I accidentally drop it and it breaks. Or maybe, I should’ve gotten three in case said backup breaks and I hit pan faster than anticipated because it’s that fabulous. I mean, it’s just US$4, right? No harm done.

Ahhhh…Hahaha, I think I need help. Are you like this when it comes to good makeup deals, too? Tell me I’m not the only one! Better yet, please tell me if this is available in Manila!

Wishing you a happy Monday, my sparkly loves! ♥