Paging all makeup addicts! I think you might like this!
Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting 3-in-1 Brow Pen and 2-in-1 Lip Pen.
When I first tried the brow pen, I wasn’t too crazy for it. I liked the color (because it’s perfect for dark-haired brunettes) and the slanted tip (because it made application so much easier). What I didn’t like was that I didn’t get the precision I longed for and I couldn’t get the tip to fill-in those tough-to-reach sparse spots.
But don’t let first impressions fool you! It’s actually quite good once you get the hang of it.
And it breaks apart like this! It’s the Transformers of makeup! LOL
As you can see, it’s a 3-in-1 pen because it has the actual brow pen, a spoolie, and a highlighter. The brush is actually pretty good, because it allows you to soften as you blend without removing the pigment completely. As for the frosty highlighter? It’s just okay. It didn’t really show up on my skin.
The shade I got was 30 and it really is the perfect shade for gals with dark brown hair.
I wasn’t completely sold on the pen upon application, but here’s what got me hooked—I took a photo to document my brows for you and it looked really, really good. I scored fuller-looking arches without the need of brow mascara or powders.
Christmas is in a few days and I’ve only bought like two presents. I’m obviously a last minute shopper and if your shopping habits are just like mine, then scroll through the list below to check out where you should go for fab beauty finds:
1. Jo Malone Why You’ll Like It: The quaint store finally opened in Greenbelt 5 and it’s so elegant! Anything you buy comes packaged in the iconic Jo Malone box (yay for no gift wrapping) and you’re guaranteed to impress whoever you’re shopping for.
Such a pretty store! Read more about Jo Malone’s philosophy on scent layering here.
What To Check Out: Their famous fragrances and the different holiday sets that are available for every budget. The candles are also perfect for your gal pal who just got married or is moving into a new apartment!
Such elegant gift sets—perfect for your guy’s mom or the tough-to-impress sister.
2. Acca Kappa Why You’ll Like It: The brand is understated, classy, and there’s just an elegance about the craftsmanship of their products. They’ve got stores in Rustan’s and BGC Central, too.
My favorite wooden paddle brush! Click here to read more about my hairstyling secrets.
What To Check Out: Their brushes are fantastic and you’ll feel like a queen whenever you run it through your hair. But my favorite will always be the Muschio Blanco line—I always get compliments whenever I wear this scent!
I’m seriously thinking of getting this for myself, guys. I want the soap and the solid perfume!
3. Burt’s Bees Why You’ll Like It: If you’re into beauty products that pride themselves in being 99% natural (on average) and environmentally-sustainable, then this is a brand you’ll definitely want to support. Shop over at Beauty Bar, Estancia, or click here if you want to do it online!
A radiant gift set from Burt’s Bees! They have more sets that range from P795 to P1,495, so there’s something for every budget.
What To Check Out: They have lots of affordable holiday kits, but if you’re only shopping for one thing, make sure it’s a lip product. Considering that women reportedly eat about 7 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime, you’ll be glad that you’re ingesting something that’s practically chemical-free.
Fab stocking stuffers for your Kris Kringle baby. The individual lip balms in holiday packaging are only P225 each.
4. The Aivee Clinic Why You’ll Like It: The reflective crystals and plush interiors in this beauty sanctuary can really help erase all the stress that accumulated throughout 2015. It’s also one of the most trusted derma clinics in town because of their constant innovations in the skin and cosmetic surgery arena.
Here’s a peek at the luxurious lobby at their Alabang branch. Click here to visit their site and find clinics closer to you.
What To Get: Grab a gift check for your friend who’s in need of some R&R. This way, she can choose whatever service she likes (I reco the Geneo facial) and welcome the new year looking absolutely fresh and gorgeous!
I could spend all day here! It really would be the perfect way to pamper yourself for all the hard work you did this year!
5. Benefit Cosmetics Why You’ll Like It: Their stores always look Instagram-worthy and you won’t get overwhelmed when you’re looking through their displays. I always enjoy reading the fun and witty packaging while testing out their latest products on counter.
This is their newest (and biggest!) store in SM Megamall! More store locations here!
What To Check Out: Definitely get their 12-Days of Gorgeous Advent Calendar because you’ll get to sample all of their best-sellers for just P2,500. Watch my unboxing below to take a peek at all the goodies you’ll get!
There are SO MANY more lust-worthy beauty products to spy on (even if you’re just “window shopping” for yourself). Check them out after the jump! Continue reading →
I like matching my outfits to my makeup—not the other way around! I’m not really a fashion girl, so this helps me get a little more excited about picking out what clothes to wear.
It’s errand day, so I just wanted something casual with fun pops of color. As for my glasses? I don’t really need ’em—they’re just for my “feeling hipster” days. Hehe!
I had fun playing around with the Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Artist Plexi-Gloss today. What I liked about the samples that were sent my way is that I had one with a pearl finish (the light beige shade) and one without (the orange shade). But what I really loved was the wand!
The MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss has a split-tip applicator, so you get the perfect amount of gloss with each swipe.
Compared to the usual doe-foot wand, I found this had a lot more grip in the sponge. It was flexible, so it was able to hug my lips as I swept it over each curve. I liked that I got more precision and that I didn’t waste a lot of product or have to blot any excess gloss off. If you have thicker lips like mine, you may need to dip the wand into the tube twice to pickup more gloss—once for your upper lip and once again for your lower lip—for full coverage. If you’re just using it to highlight the center of your pout, then there’s no need to double dip.
Take a closer look at the colors and find out if I think it’s worth your moolah after the jump! Continue reading →
Oooh…I didn’t know that Make Up For Ever has been around for sooo long! Since I’m a beauty geek, how about we review our makeup history and check out how MUFE got started? Trust me—you’ll love the brand more when you get to know the kooky creator, Dany Sanz! She’s larger than life and I’m such a fan of her individuality. Watch!
To celebrate the big 3-0, Make Up For Ever is also bringing in all 210 shades of eyeshadow in September. That’s next week! I’m so excited I got to take a sneak peek at some of the colors and finishes. Take a look:
Swatches first! Wow, I didn’t know I looked so serious when I test makeup.
Here’s a closer look! What I like about MUFE is that it’s not just about the colors or pigment. They also have different textures like matte, satiny, iridescent, metallic, and diamond.
We also got to play makeup artist for the day by doing the model’s eye makeup. I miss being on this side of the chair!
Just swept my three favorite colors over my model, Joanna Kennedy’s, lids. The shades: I-300, ME-310 and I-238. Obviously, I prefer the iridescent texture. What do you think? I love the blue + green combo!
I got to take a home an artist palette! At the store, it’s P300 for the case + P875 for each eyeshadow. I definitely want to go back for the colors I used on the model. Can’t wait until they arrive in September!
It’s a happy day when I get to play around with makeup and go home with a hand full of swatches. Thanks for the sneak peek, Make Up For Ever! Happy 30th to you! <3
Beauty Directory: Make Up For Ever Available at Greenbelt 3, SM Mega Fashion Hall, and TriNoma malls. Visit their Facebook page here for more info.