Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Simple Review: Laura Mercier Camouflage Concealer

How I wish I could be as flawless as most of the actresses and models on the glossy paper. But just like anyone else I don't have perfect skin. I also suffer  dark spots, discoloration and the works. Having that even skin tone, no blemish look seems so unreachable and so I have to camouflage some of them just to have it even only for a good few hours. 

Anyway, today I'll give a review about Laura Mercier's  Secret Camouflage.   

What it is:
A dual-tone concealer that completely camouflages dark circles, minor imperfections, and discolorations.

What it does:
This versatile concealer contains a unique two-shade system: one to match the skin's depth of color and one to match the skin's undertone, making it possible for every woman to custom-blend her own perfect shade. The high level of pigment requires very little product to achieve perfect coverage.

What else you need to know:
Dermatologist tested

Laura Mercier has been good to my skin as far as I'm concern. I love their tinted moisturizer in bisque. The pan of the secret camouflage is bigger than of the regular concealer that I see in the market plus only a small swirl and I can blend it out nicely on my skin without any problems. They're both in creamy form. 

Doesn't feel heavy on skin and I find it very versatile. I use this not just on my face but also on spots on my neck and  chest which at the moment looks blotchy and patchy. 

They may be expensive at Sgd 48 - Php 1,579.65  but the end result is amazing. worth every penny as I always say it. 

 So far Secret camouflage  is now  my new bff when it comes to concealing dark spots. Aside from my fave Sleek Hide it concealer.  It's really pigmented and the cover is super rich. one swirl and you wouldn't see that dark spot. Giving me an even skin tone in an instant. 


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple Review: MUA Blush Perfection Cream Blushers

I've only own a cream blush once that was in 2006 and  it was MAC cram blush (i can't even remember the name of it) which I gave away as soon as I got it. I don't know why I gave it away  but maybe I was just not into it at that time. 

Now I'm more curious on what cream blush would look on me so I purchased these MUA cream blushers. Most of the reviews I read say's the pan is so small but for a first time cream blusher user like me I think this is packaging is just great. And hello with a price tag about Php 300 a pop I think is very inexpensive.

So today I'll give you MUA Blush Perfection  Cream Blusher   

Item Description

Enhance your complexion and say goodbye to dull-looking skin!
These cream blushers are very versatile and multi-purpose. They can be directly applied to bare skin, layered over foundation or set with the matching matte blushers. You can use blush perfection to highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity. The colour effects range from a light pink to warm shade, depending on method of application.

Swatches on the pan

I agree with the the bloggers who said the pan was so small I could only use the product by dabbing my fingers on the pan and pat it on my cheeks. But hey they come in cheap so can't complain too much right? 

 The texture though  is nice because I don't have to tug my skin to spread the color. It blends easily and it doesn't feel sticky at all.

 I can also build the color from light to dark if I wanted to . Which I find it really pleasing  Jut let it sit for a while before dabbing your powder  to set. 

All three colors could be used from day to night without giving you a dull look. =)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Simple Review: Sleek Make Up Shangrila LE Collection

Finally got my hands on these beautiful eyeshadow palette. 

The color combination of both palettes are delectable. Very nice to play with. The colors are great from spring  and summer tones. That's why I fell in love with them 

These palettes are a collaboration between london based fashion house PPQ and Sleek Make-up.
PPQ is a fashion house launched by Amy Molyneaux and Percy Parker.
They are responsible for such trends as the drain pipe jeans and for dressing major music artists such as Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty.
Inspired by 60's motown and both are filled with 12 vibrant, high pigment powder eyeshadows.


Supreme Palette

This on great for people who prefer the more earthy tones. The Greens, ochres, yellow and blues. Perfect for a sultry stained eye. This palette is mainly matte but also has frosted shades good for  highlighting. 

Respect Palette
is a mixture of warm toned neutrals, plum and corals with a hot pink thrown in for good measure. this palettel is a little bit scary  for my liking as I haven't used any red on my lids. But Let's see maybe I can blend it down to soften the outcome and mix it with natural colors. hihihi! 
Crossing my fingers on this one. =)

I don't have swatches yet as I don't want to disturb their immaculate look. Yes I've been staring at them since I got them. =)) And I really wanted to try them out soon. 
hmmmm..... maybe I get to use them on Valentine's Day! yay!


Monday, February 4, 2013

MAC Spring Collection 2013

Have you see the New MAC Spring Collection? 

My inner make up junkie has leap out to me when I saw the Spring Collection 2013!!!

MAC Spring 2013 Apres Chic Collection

Lipstick – Limited Edition – € 19.00
  • Après Chic – Pinky brick red (Cremesheen)
  • Haute Altitude – Mid-tone blue pink (Amplified Creme)
  • Hot Chocolate – Mid-tone plum (Satin)
  • Cozy Up – Deep caramel (Matte)
  • Warm Companion – Beige with gold pearlized pigments (Frost)
Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm – Limited Edition – € 20.00
  • Pure & Tender – Plumy creamy nude
  • Slightly Nude – Nudey subtle coral with pink pearlized pigments
  • Nice & Simple – Bronzy gold with multi-dimensional pearlized pigments
  • Rosy Romance – Bluish plum with subtle pink pearlized pigments
  • Stay Warm! – Creamy light pink
Mineralize Eye Shadow – Limited Edition – € 21.00
  • Ice – Light peach base with white veining
  • Silver Birch – Grey base with peach veining
  • Fireside – Deep plum with gray veining
  • Frost at Midnight – Deep blue-gray base with purple veining
  • Winter Pursuit – Copper base with gray veining
Pro Longwear Eye Liner – Permanent – € 18.00
  • Black Ice – Rich black
  • Rich Experience – True Brown
  • Mountain Air – Vibrant teal
  • Night Trail – Deep navy blue
  • Snow Shadow – Purple Violet
Zoom Waterfast Lash Mascara – € 19.00
  • Black
Mineralize Skinfinish – Limited Edition – € 27.00
  • Porcelain Pink – Soft pinky coral with gold veining (Repromote)
  • Stereo Rose – Coral with golden bronze shimmering nuances (Repromote)
Mineralize Blush – Limited Edition – € 24.00
  • Amber Glow – Warm peach
  • Gentle – Raspberry with gold pearlized pigments (Permanent)
  • Alpine Bronze – Mid-tone caramel
Nail Lacquer -  Limited Edition – € 14.00
  • Dangerously Fun – Berry tone blue red (Cream)
  • Hangin ‘Loose – Mid-tone pink nude (Cream) (Repromote)

  • 187 Brush – Duo Fibre Face Brush (Natural / Synthetic Fiber) (permanent) 49.50 €
  • 287 Brush – Eye Shadow Brush Duo Fibre (Natural / Synthetic Fiber)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Simple Review: Face of Australia Gentle Make Up Remover

Another gem from Australia has landed on my lap.The Face of Australia Gentle Make Up remover. I know I still have Bioderma make up cleanser which I really really love but I just can't resist to get this paraben free stuff from Australia that my friend  Weng recommended. Thanks Weng! 

So today I'll give you a very quick review about this. 

FACE OF AUSTRALIA  has been existing since 1930's but launched its first range of colour cosmetics in 1997.   Since then, the range has evolved into one of Australia's leading colour cosmetic brands.  

FOA is 100% against animal testing 

Item description
FACE OF AUSTRALIA presents our innovative Make-Up Remover that is a dual phase formula containing no Oil or Parabens.

This super gentle fluid is activated when liquid is shaken combining the two phases for the ultimate make-up removal. With a tear compatible pH, this fragrance free formula melts away all types of make-up including stay-put and waterproof and will not sting sensitive eyes. Contains soothing Cornflower Extract.


FACE OF AUSTRALIA Gentle Make-Up Remover Lotion is an innovative "tear Compatible" pH sensitive formula that is perfect for all skin types particularly those with very sensitive skin or eyes. The dual phase formula is Oil and Paraben Free and contains soothing Cornflower Extract.

How To

Shake vigorously till phases have combined, then apply liquid onto cotton pad/ cotton pad. 
Wipe gently over face beginning with closed eyes, being careful 
not to rub make-up into the eye area.

Packaging is only 125ml but don't underestimate its power.

a few drop on a cotton pad and you're ready (look at my wrist that's the Lip boom lipsticks I just swatched and I needed to take off with this)

So off I swiped the cotton pad on my arm and I was fascinated by how quick FOA takes off the lipstick swatches I have on my arm.

Still with the same cotton pad 

and after a few sec look at my arm (the lower part only please) he he he! 

Viola !!! 

All lipstick swatches are  GONE!!!

easily use
 Non Oily 
Non Drying 
No Sting


Not available at your nearest  beauty shop 
but can easily be ordered ONLINE

Now that's what  I call quick review! Thanks to my dearest Dannielle for being my photographer for this review. =))


Friday, February 1, 2013

Simple Revew: Avene Trixera Emollient Lotion

For the longest time it's my dream to find a body lotion that doesn't feel sticky but gives me all nourishing and moisturizing that I needed as my skin tends to be so dry. I've tried different kinds of lotion but i always end up not finishing them. 

Anyway today I'll give you a simple review on Avene's Trixera  Baume Emollient. this lotion was recommeneded by a good friend Pao and because I know her being so picky on things so I decided to give it a try.  

Ultra-rich, emollient cream severely dry, atopic skin
Avène TriXéra+ Selectiose Emollient Balm is an ultra-rich, emollient cream for severely dry, atopic skin conditions that nourishes, restores the skin barrier, soothes irritation and reduces skin hypersensitivity. Emollient balm is the sister product to the Emollient Cream, but is specifically for severely dry skin.

  • Sélectiose reduces skin hypersensitivity and irritation and controls skin inflammation response
  • Relieves itching
  • Restores the skin’s barrier
  • Prevents moisture loss and soothes irritation
  • Suitable for infants, children and adults
  • Fragrance-free, paraben-free
  • Avène Thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
How to Use: Apply once or twice daily on the very dry areas of the face and body.

This is very interesting product as it is nt just your ordinary lotion. you can use it as face moisturizer too.

I love the it's paraben free. 

Parabens are preservatives that are found in numerous household products, especially beauty products, including shampoo, sunscreen, lotion and makeup. Manufacturers use parabens for their preservative and antimicrobial benefits. When you use beauty products that contain parabens, they absorb into your body through your skin. The parabens wash down the drain when you bathe and end up in the water supply, eventually finding their way into your drinking water and into fish and other aquatic life.

More details on  LIVE STRONG

Also For most people with normal skin, parabens are non-irritating. However, the four most common parabens—methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben—can cause an allergic reaction called contact dermatitis and other skin irritations in people with certain sensitive skin conditions such as Rosacea.

This is the reason why as much as possible I was trying to avoid any beauty product with   paraben. (but that's just me)  

Anyway, going back to my review. 

For the Price I find it more expensive SGD$ 31.00 x 33= Php 1,023 /200ml tube. See what I mean? But hey! it' has 200ml in it so surely one tube will last a long time. And besides Pao says I only need a small amount to put on body so I though yeah maybe that price is  alright.  

At first application I find this product a wee bit sticky specially I put a lot on my dry skin. Yes I did put a thick layer  especially on the part of my body that I really feel dry or problem areas as we call it and that's my arms and lower leg to be very particular. But later on I noticed that it was quickly absorbed by my skin and I feel my skin more moisturized and supple which I think was great.  

Pao says I have to give it about 3days before I can see the some results so I did waited for 3days. And true enough it actually worked. My arm looks better no more gaspang feeling. Happy Dance!!!

Will I purchase it again. Yes ! but I guess not too soon.


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