What I’m Testing Now!

I have a lot of products that I’m testing out this month…and it’s driving me crazy! Because I don’t know where to start, I thought I’d show you what’s on my lineup. This way, you can leave a comment and decide which ones you want me to review first. The (beauty) power is yours!

First up: L'Oréal La Palette Nude in Rose and Beige (P800 each) and Color Riche Lipsticks (P400 each).

First up: L’Oréal La Palette Nude in Rose and Beige (P800 each) and Color Riche Lipsticks (P400 each).

I also have a moisturizer and eye cream from French brand, Nuxe.

I also have a moisturizer and eye cream from French brand, Nuxe.

My fave skincare brand! I also have to test the rest of the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup line, but I already reviewed the foundation here and here.

My fave skincare brand! I also have to test the rest of the Perricone MD No Makeup Makeup line, but I already reviewed the foundation here and here.

More products up for review after the jump! Continue reading

Review: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

When I noticed that my undereye area was becoming more dry, I knew I needed to bring out the big guns. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate, which is recommend that women invest a little more when it comes to eye creams—it’s really the secret to looking young.

I've been using the Algenist Complete Renewal Balm, $50.

I’ve been using the Algenist Complete Renewal Balm, $65 at Sephora. Locally,it’s available at Rustan’s Department Stores (will update this post with the price once I find it).

What I like about this balm is that it suits all skin types and it targets all my concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness. Most eye creams I encounter only really focus on one concern, so I like that this is a beauty multi-tasker.

Here's what it looks like inside. When you dip into the pot, it feels pretty dense and cushy—not light or watery.

Here’s a peek at what it looks like inside. When you dip into the pot, it feels pretty dense and cushy—not light or watery.

I do wish that this came with a spatula, or better yet, was packaged in a pump to prolong its shelf life and prevent germs from contaminating the pot. I’m also not that big a fan of the scent (sometimes it smells kinda funky or sour after I pat it on and I can’t figure out why TBH). But despite these setbacks, I still use it! Why? Because it works!

More deets about ingredients that make this eye balm fantastic and swatches (you’ve got to see the sheen) after the jump! Continue reading

Review: Laneige Time Freeze Eye Serum

During the last quarter of 2015, I had a lot of trouble sleeping. I was going to bed at like 2 a.m. and waking up at 8 a.m. Needless to say, it was horrible and my undereye area was definitely suffering.

 And this was my savior!! The Laneige Time Freeze Eye Serum, P2,500.


And this was my savior!! The Laneige Time Freeze Eye Serum, P2,500.

Prior to using this, I was loyal to these two eye creams (see them here and here). Unfortunately, I noticed that the Estée Lauder one I was using had reached its peak and that it wasn’t doing anything for my skin anymore. So I made the switch!

If you want to reduce the sunken-eye look and lighten your dark circles, keep reading! I’ll talk more about the results I got after the jump! Continue reading

Don’t Go To Bed Without Doing This!

No matter how tired I am, there are two things I do before bed: cleanse my face and put on my eye cream. I was in love with the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Eye Serum for years, but now, I have a new favorite.

It's the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. It's earned a prime spot on my dresser, so I never forget to pat it on.

It’s the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. It’s earned a prime spot on my dresser, so I never forget to pat it on.

Compared to the expensive eye creams in the market, this one is pretty affordable at $65. The great thing about it is that it delivers, too. I won’t think twice about buying this again when I run out. After using it before bed for about three weeks, I noticed that the lines around my peepers weren’t as deep in photos. It’s light, intensely hydrating, and is easily absorbed by my skin. It doesn’t do much for dark circles, but it does help (slightly) with puffiness. If crow’s feet is your main issue, then be diligent, sleep earlier, and use this. You won’t be disappointed! Do you use eye cream once or twice a day? The Estée website says you can use this in the a.m. also, so I’m wondering if I should! ♥ Beauty Directory Estée Lauder Available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Click here to visit their international site.

What Is This Undereye Sorcery???

I saw this video on Facebook and it knocked my socks off! It’s a must-watch if you’re plagued by eyebags and crow’s feet. The company claims it works just like botox without all the needles.

Amazing, right? This magical product is called Jeunesse Instantly Ageless and it’s sold-out on their website already! Credits go to a peptide called argireline, which is the revolutionary ingredient responsible for taking years off your face. They say the results can last about six to nine hours, depending on your skin.

If only this was true! Sleep early and start your eye cream now, young ones, because prevention is better than cure.

If only this was true! Sleep early and start your eye cream now, young ones, because prevention is better than cure.

I haven’t tried Jeunsse yet. It has such potential to be a must-have product, but a few Amazon reviews claim that it doesn’t work or that it can also leave a glue-like cast on your face if you put too much. Hmmm, I still say it’s worth a shot though—especially after I saw this other video. P.S. I think I have a new addiction to watching the eyebags of random strangers disappear. Haha!

 

UPDATE: I’m so happy I have friends who are beauty addicts! After posting this on my Facebook page, two things happened: (1) My friend Barbara, who’s based in the US, actually sells this product in her studio—and she says it really works! (2) Nicole, the beauty editor of Town & Country magazine, said there’s a local distributor here in Manila. I haven’t verified it, but a quick Google search revealed that you can contact Jeunesse Global here in case you’re interested. Good luck!

Are eyebags a beauty issue for you? Leave a comment and let me know! ♥

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