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summer is here! it’s time for those “waterproof” makeup to take the limelight 😉

sharing my favorite products that i usually take with me and wear when i go to the beach. NOT all at the same time ok? haha

20120314-185948.jpgi’ve put in foundation, tinted moisturizer, cheek tintssssss, eyebrow liner, eye liners and lipstains 🙂


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for eyebrows, i like to use my K-palette real lasting eyebrow liner because it really lasts a long time and usually doesnt budge! i usually don’t wear eyeliner if i know im hitting the water, but for lounging and what not, i sometimes do. i prefer the MUFE aqua eyes (in dark purple) because it looks less over the top (what? you’re wearing make up to the beach?) and really highlights my brown eyes. but if im going clubbing and i know ill be sweating in the humid beach weather, i like to wear my k-palette real lasting eyeliner 🙂

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for cheeks – as you know i loveeee me my blushes 🙂 there are times where i skip all makeup and just wear blush to the beach. here are my favorites bench’s pretty when pinched cheek & lip tint (cheap and very effective), benetint’s benefit (the MOST coveted lip & cheek tint), tarte lip & cheek stains – i like this because they are easy to carry around. you dont have to worry about breaking the glass (unlike bench and benetint). and it’s sooo easy to use. you just need to swipe and blend blend blend!, theblam stainiac – perfect for carrying around because of the size! very travel friendly. although i find this harder to work with compared to the others.

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im obsessed with lipstains at the moment! i’ve tried the one from covergirl, but i must say that these are so much better! it doesn’t taste like ink (like covergirl) plus it comes with a lip balm. the problem i had with covergirl was it look a bit patchy sometimes and it can be too drying. these lip stains from revlon are awesome!!!!! 🙂 very pigment, build-able and definitely lasts a long time.

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i usually skip foundation / tinted moisturizer but sometimes, SOMETIMES, my vanity gets the best of me 🙂 my choice of products are the laura mercier tinted moisturizer and MUFE mat velvet+ (which says it’s water resistant). both products are oil free. let’s face it… lounging around under the sun will make you oily so you DONT need extra oil 😉

well that’s basically it! 🙂 oh i make it a point to wear lots of sunscreen.

hope you girls find this post useful. my nxt post will be a FOTD using these products.

oh and wish me luck… going for our teambuilding tom… paintballing! im scared!!!

where to get the products:

pretty when pinched – all bench outlets

benefit benetint – greenbelt 5

mufe – boni high street or shangri-la plaza

laura mercier – essences

thebalm stainiac and k-palette – beauty bar

tarte (available abroad)

revlon just bitten – department stores or drug stores

ive been wanting  my hair styled and colored for a while, i have been feeling restless lately and i just wanted a change – i was just too lazy to get my sorry ass to the salon. but yesterday i finally dragged myself to give oliver, of vivere salon megamall, a visit. sadly, he wasn’t around 😦

walked around megamall while waiting for hubby and i happened to chance upon tony&guy and decided to give it a try! i’ve heard of tony&guy before and i know it was going to be more expensive than vivere salon, nevertheless,  i still nearly fainted when i saw the quotation! =p since i really wanted a haircut and color done – i took the plunge! 😀

this was me, before the haircut

this is me today! :p

sorry a bit blurry…

trying on different lipcolor. see what difference a lipstick can make??? 🙂 which one do you prefer on me?

oh! and i wanted to show this very cute earrings i got from ALDO last Sunday. it’s a huge tear drop shaped earrings with lots of bling 🙂

do you like my new hairstyle? i am a bit torn… honestly, i wanted to cry yesterday because of the length and i felt like it uber emphasized my super round face. :p but i do like the color!

however, my hubby seems to love it. so i guess, i should be happy 🙂

products used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (undereyes)

MAC Espresso on brows set with MAC Brow Gel

MAC All That Glitters, Sketch and Carbon on eyes (sketch and carbon used VERY lightly and blended out)

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural to set makeup

1st lip color: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Plum with Viva Glam VI lipgloss

2nd lip color: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

this week, i wanted to try something different. usually i try to play up my eyes… but this week, i wanted my lips to be the highlight of my look, so i tried to tone down my eyeshadow by using white eyeshadow with a very light brown for contouring, black eyeliner and a plum-ish red blush to go with the lipstick. here’s the result:

 

using laura mercier lipstain in mulberry

using revlon’s colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

Products Used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

pur 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup in golden medium

MAC eyeshadows in: espresso (for brows) and carbon (for liner)

Wet ‘n’ wild color icon eyeshadow in sweet as candy (used the white all over the lids and the brown on the crease)

Majolica Majorca Liquid Perfect Automatic Liner (liquid) in black (applied on top of carbon)

Majolica Majorca Mascara in Lash Expander Frame Plus

Chanel  powder blush in plum attraction (the ONLY chanel makeup i own hehehe)

NARS deep throat

Laura Mercier Lipstain in Mulberry (i loveeee this lipcolor!)

alternatively, i used revlon colorburst lipgloss in bordeaux

 

 

im back! 😀

sorry i didn’t have time to post this last week, but better late than never right? 😉

smokey taupe eyes with soft pinkish lips

products used:

nars sheer glow foundation in punjab (which i think is a little too light on me now)

garnier Light BB Eye roll-on

NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base

urban decay 15th anniversary palette – i used the colors omen, ace, tainted and blackout (on the lash line) you can read reviews of this palette here and here.

MUFE HD blush in #7

NARS Laguna

NARS Deep Throat

Majolica Majorca Liquid Perfect Automatic Liner (liquid) in black

Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus mascara

MAC Espresso (used in brows)

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Blush

NARS Angelika Lipgloss

hayayay… today has been a very stressful day… thank God it’s weekend already!!! hopefully next week will be much much better. *fingers crossed*

anyway, enough of my ranting… presenting my FOTW (except today because I hardly had time to put on my make up!!!):

i know this pic of me looks a bit weird (well my hubby thought it is), but it’s the most decent i have hehe.

the look: glowing skin, bronze eyes, peachy pink cheeks and pinkish brown lips

i decided to go for a more bronzy polished eye look. i made the eye the focal point of this look 🙂

close up of the eyes (sorry i forgot to curl my lashes and apply mascara teehee)

products used:

Chanel Vitalumiere foundation in 40 mixed with NARS Orgasm Illuminator

Garnier BB eye roll-on

Laura Mercier foundation to set concealer and foundation

NARS Laguna Bronzer

MAC Melba on cheeks

theBalm Mary-lou Manizer on the inner corners of the eye until about halfway thru

MAC Bronze eyeshadow for outer part of the eye to crease

MAC Espresso eyeshadow for brows and outer V area

MAC Dipdown fluidline to line the eyes

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick  in Soft Rose

 

hope you liked this look! pls feel free to leave a comment below for your feedback and questions 🙂

have a great weekend everyone!!! 🙂

 

mwahs,

mrskendz

 

 

 

The new Revlon Colorbust Lipglosses (P575 at all leading drugstores or department stores) are so lovely to look at! The colors are all sooo wonderful. To be honest, I started with one lipgloss and because i loved it so much, I added a few more to my collection 🙂

Description from the website:

Lips that shine with killer color. This weightless gloss makes lips pop with 5X more shine than patent leather

A pop of weightless color with vivid, mirror-like shine. Outshines everything but you!
•Micro-crystal formula for 5X the shine of patent leather
•Plush applicator shaped to curves of your lips for smooth, even application of color
•Revlon ColorBurst’s Elasticolor™ technology for rich color with a weightless feel
•Moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as sweet almond oil and vitamin E conditions and improves lip texture
•Available in 15 vibrant, on-trend shades

ingredient list

the applicator

swatches from left to right: bordeaux, strawberry, (to update name), rose gold and gold dust

what i like:

–  feels weightless on the lips compared to other lipglosses i have tried.

–  not so sticky nor tacky

–  pigmented enough to wear alone (except for gold dust which i like to apply over lipstick)

– all colors can be worn on top of lipsticks for added oomph or to “color correct”

– each gloss comes in .20fl oz. that’s one of the biggest tube of gloss i’ve ever seen

– the applicator is really nice and really adapts to the curves of your lips

– does not dry my lips, lips feel smoothr

what i don’t like:

– it has a certain smell and taste  that some people might not like

– it’s not as long lasting as i want it to be

– you need at least two swipes to get an even application

– some of the colors are actually sheerer / lighter as compared to how they look in the tube

mrskendz’ verdict: **** (4 out of 5 stars)

for those who love lipglosses, i would recommend these… the price is really unbeatable and the colors are nice as well! i will definitely purchase more if they release new colors 🙂

i bought this lipstick because of this video by eman (a makeup artist based in canada and one of my favorite youtube guru). i just lovveeedd how her lipstick looked! as soon as i saw the video, i texted floe (of essence’s rob place manila) to find out if they had stocks available. lucky me, they had a couple left! 🙂

Description from the NARS website:

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Funny Face (a wonderfully fun fuschia)

A modern semi-matte lipstick that provides full-bodied, velvety color in a highly pigmented and non-drying formula.

  • Long-wearing, full-coverage finish
  • Rich, vivid shade range from neutrals to high-fashion hues
  • Patented blend of conditioners and antioxidants hydrate, nourish and protect lips

possible dupes: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fuschia (P575) (below, left) although Revlon has a glossier finish.

what i like:

1. the color pay off is amazing! 🙂 it truly gives a full-coverage finish

2. though the formulation is semi-matte, it doesnt dry out my lips…

3. stays on for a long time

4. im in love with the color! it’s fun and bright but not too bright for work. (i’ve tried it at work and to my relief, no one was too shocked with the color.)

5. i can wear this with an almost bare face! the lipstick just brightens up my complexion.

 

what i don’t like:

1. it’s a bit pricey… at P1,250 per tube, i can’t afford to wear it on a daily basis!

2. i need to retouch/check my lips often especially after eating. or i risk looking weird… like im wearing a bright line around my lips and nothing else. hehe

 

mrskendz’ verdict: **** (4 out of 5 stars)

i would have given it a 5 out of 5 but it’s just too expensive. but i will keep re-purchasing this when i run out!

i still prefer the finish of NARS Funny Face over Revlon Fuschia because of the opacity and payoff of the color. Revlon goes “sheerer” and doesn’t last as long. But both are great lipsticks! 🙂

 

 

 


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