Review: Perricone MD “No Makeup” Makeup Line

I am obsessed with everything from Perricone MD. Their skincare delivers fantastic results (even though it may not smell so good—read about it here), and now, their “no makeup” makeup line is becoming something I constantly use.

These have earned a spot on my vanity table and in my travel kit!

These have earned a spot on my vanity table and in my travel kit!

My ultimate favorite will always be Perricone MD’s No Foundation Serum (find out why here!). If you’re just starting out and want to invest, this one’s a must. But if you’re already hooked and want to explore more from the line, here’s what I have to say about these three products.  Continue reading

#GetLippieTuesday

Remember my US Beauty Haul video?

 
Well, I finally tried the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Spiderweb, US$18! As I mentioned in the video, I got it because I wanted to cop Gwen’s signature, vivid red pout.

Yup, that's the color I'm looking for! Her signature red.

Yup, that’s the color I’m looking for! Her signature red!

I didn’t get to see it in person, so I was super hoping that I made the right choice and that it’ll look great on my skintone.

Saw this on Mariel's IG and the shades (listed in the photo's comments) are so pretty! Want, want, want!

I actually posted about lusting for Gwen’s lippie collection here. So I did a lot of IG stalking and debated between getting Spiderweb and 714.

Obviously, you know I went with this choice.

Obviously, you know I went with this choice.

But the real question now is, did it give me the va-va-voom red that I’m looking for? Find out after the jump! Continue reading

Review: Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation & Concealer

I was thrilled when Urban Decay emailed me and said that they wanted to send me a few items for review. I thought I was dreaming! Urban Decay?? It’s like one of the coolest makeup brands out there and I’m on their beauty radar! Yay!

Getting a kit from a US brand was so different. Locally, they usually send a printed write-up about the product and brand (with a CD or USB filled with photos). UD sent a short note and a little info card that mentioned all the highlights about the Naked Skin line. It was short and sweet and straight to the point—I likey!

Wearable contour? That sounds like a good challenge!

Wearable contour? That sounds like a good challenge!

If you watch my YouTube videos, you know that contouring isn’t part of my makeup routine. But wearable contour? I can get on board with that. I was beginning to notice that my face was looking a tad long and flat lately in photos, so maybe adding more natural shadows might help (more about that on my YouTube channel soon!).

For now, let’s do a thorough review of these makeup goodies!

Let's start with the foundation! Isn't the rose gold box and sleek packaging pretty?

Let’s start with the foundation! Isn’t the rose gold box and sleek packaging pretty? I can’t get myself to throw them out just yet!

Okay so here’s the scoop on the foundation: It’s gives you major coverage without feeling heavy, there’s also a blurring effect that’s supposed to happen, and it has light-reflecting spheres (and peptides!) to help lessen the appearance of fine lines. Sounds good so far, right?

More swatches, my take on the “wearable contour” technique, and see what the foundation looks like on me after the jump! 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

#GetLippieTuesday: Stila Liquid Lipstick in Bacca

Check out one of the latest lippies from Stila’s Spring 2016 collection!

It's the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca!

It’s the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bacca! Click here to see the other shades from their Spring collection—they have 5 including this one!

The color is gorgeous! I’m a sucker for bolder lip shades, so I’ve been using it almost every day now. It says it’s similar to raspberry on their website, but to me, it actually looks more like a deep, cranberry red. What do you think?

This creamy matte can last up to 6 hours and it feels pretty light on your lips.

This creamy matte can last up to 6 hours and it feels pretty light on your lips. Win!

Because it’s long-lasting, you will need to use a good makeup remover to get it all off at the end of the day. But other than that, you’ll be happy to know that you can wear this without prepping your pout with lip balm without drying it out (its formula has moisturizing avocado oil and vitamin E). The color is also über rich if you apply a full coat, but I actually like wearing it as a stain for a sexy, just-kissed effect.

Just dab a bit of color on your ring finger and then press it into your lips.

Just dab a bit of color on your ring finger and then press it into your lips. I’m also wearing it here if you want to see another pic.

You do have to be careful when applying it to make sure that it doesn’t go past your lip line (just use a brush for precision). I really like using this lippie on days when I have lots of meetings and can’t be bothered with retouching. And honestly, guys? I’d say this is waaaaay more worth it than the Kylie Lip Kits if you want a matte, liquid lipstick that you won’t get tired of. It may not be as exciting or hyped up, but trust me, you’ll use this (and end up loving it) more in the long run. Haha, kinda like the good guy you should date :p

Not into darker lip colors? Click here and here to check out my other Stila lippie reviews! ♥

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Stila Available at Rustan’s Department Stores. Click here to visit their international site.

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