What's in? Multi-purpose beauty products! The Happy Organics Tint Bombs are 3-in-1 Clay On Stick products that can be used as a lipstick, a cream blush, and an eyeshadow cream base.
As a lipstick, the shade Mocha Frappe is fully matte, it's a bit drying on the lips so prepping it first is a must.
Red Velvet, Macaroon Kiss, and Plum Pie are on the creamy satiny side, they are really moisturizing on the lips, however they tend to bleed outside the lip lines so use a lipliner first (or if you are going for a Kbeauty look, just apply on the middle of your lips then blend outwards using your finger).
Sugar Cookies and Sprinkle Tart are creamy matte which is my favorite because it isn't drying, stays put and doesn't bleed.
Actually I am not 100% sure if their formulation were made that way to be different from each other or if that is just how natural lipatick products are made.
As a blush and eyeshadow, it sticks for a longer time when applied over your liquid foundation or bb cream then being set with a pressed powder afterwards.
Sprinkle Tart has a touch of peachy nude that compliments light to dark skin tones. Soothes and moisturizes chapped and dry lips. Wear anytime!
Red Velvet - is a cherry red shade that empowers your lips. Make your cheeks pop! Be carefree and be wild. Stand out!
Sugar Cookies - is a shade of pink creates “I’m innocent yet sexy-look”! The shade of pink that it has is a deeper muted version of fuchsia.
Mocha Frappe is a universal nude brown, this shade will never go out of style. Wear it with your skinny jeans and chucks or just feel being a lady with your dress and heels. PERFECT FOR ALL SKIN TONES!
Macaroon Kiss - is a shade of cool hot pink that screams BARBIE!
Plum Pie - plump your lips with this deep shade of plum and show your inner strength and pucker up!
Do I recommend it? Yes if you want a natural beauty product that's affordable and no-fuss to use. For people in-the-go who want to look blooming quick, these products are practical and travel-friendly. Just swipe them on and you're good. I recommend it for highschool and college students who wanna look presentably good without looking too made up. What do you think?
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Having presentable-looking eyebrows is a must for me, however, since I became a mom of two and without a yaya, I could barely have myself pampered nor fix my own brows like the way that I used to when I was still single. This is why, I make it a point to have a pampering sesh at least once a month! One of the services that I look forward to is having a brow waxing session monthly to keep them groomed..
Shaping your brows is one of the quickest things you can do to polish your overall look and open those beautiful eyes.
I had my a Brow Wax session in Benefit PH at SM Megamall. It is Benefit's signature brow arch service which costs Php 700.00 (up to Php1,900 depending on what services you'd like to avail).
I had been to Benefit Brow Bar twice already (scheduled every month for maintenance) so I will be talking about those sessions. I was asked what look for my brows would I like to have at the end of brow waxing session: contoured brows or feathered brows. On my first visit, I chose the feathered style and on my second, the contoured brows look.
Above was my before and after during the first brow wax session last month.
I had an eyebrow microblading and microshading session done last June 2017 but after more than a year, 80% of it has already faded. There is still some shade left that still gives my brows some shape but of course, I still need to use makeup to fill it up to make it look polished. You may also notice that my brows look bushy with stray hairs around. On the right photo, you can see a more polished brows.
What Celine did was waxed the stray hairs to give my brows a nice shape. Afterwards, she used Benefit brow makeup products to beautify them.
A brow wax session last for an estimate of 30 to 40 minutes.
First, the eyebrow area will be cleansed and sanitized.
Second, markings will be drawn around your brows to achieve the perfect arc.
Third, Benefit Cosmetics exclusive eyebrow wax (not for sale), will be applied on the stray hairs before pulling them away with a waxing paper strip.
Fourth, their exclusive Aloe Soothing Gel will be applied on the waxed area to minimize redness, pain, and itchiness.
Fourth, the gel will be wiped outand let the skin dry.
Fifth, eyebrows will be groomed and filled in. You may choose a look that you want either feathered brows or contoured brows.
On my second brow wax session this month of January, I chose to have a contoured brows look, for a change. I like how Celine did it in a way that it matches my red lips and red top! Haha! It made me look bolder, more fierce and polished.
Before the procedure, it is a must to keep your eyebrow area clean and makeup-free. A brow wax session could be painful for some but for me it only felt like a tingle, no big deal. In a score of 1-10, I rate the pain level a score of 4. It could be that I have a high pain threshold or maybe I got used to shaving and plucking my eyebrows in the past.
After the brow wax session, you have to wait for 4-6 hours before washing the eyebrow area with soap and water.
Benefit Cosmetics have LOTS of eyebrow makeups to choose from. For a feathered brows look, the Fool Proof Brow Powder and 3D Brow Tones mascara was used on me. But for the contoured brows look, the Brow Contour Pro pen was used, one pen contains two shades of brow pomade and two shades of cream stick concealer! Wow!
Brow Contour Pro for contoured brows
Fool Proof Powder and 3D Browtones for feathered brows
Celina Astrud, Benefit PH's National Brow Artist a.k.a. The Brow Boss did my brow wax service. She's really good, her hands were light which maybe why my brows didn't hurt much and she's also fun to talk to during the session, it made me feel at ease. We finished after 30-45minutes max. You may contact her in her Instagram @browsbycelina to book an appointment.
What I like about Benefit's Brow Wax Service?
- Reasonable price for Php700 (recommended once a month)
- Waxing session wasn't painful for me at all
- Well-groomed and perfectly shaped brows fit for my face was achieved
- I like that Celina taught me how to use eyebrow products properly to achieve this brow for everyday look.
Do I recommend Brow Wax service?
If you do not know how to fix your brows yourself or you want to learn which eyebrow shape fits you well, yes.
What makes it different than the other brow waxing service that I tried was in Benefit, they assess your face shape and the natural shape of your brows before waxing it. They make sure that it fits you well first before anything else.
Below are some of the eyebrow makeup products that caught my eye:
Visit Benefit PH at SM Megamall, Trinoma, Greenbelt 5, Mall of Asia, Rustan's Shangri-la and Makati, ATC, BGC Central Square, SM Seaside Cebu, SM North Edsa, SM Aura, and Rob Magnolia. Check out their Instagram @benefitph.
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Last year, Ever Bilena released the Lip Define Matte Matic Lipsticks. This collection consists of 6 different shades of nude that aims to be universally flattering to most people. From cool, neutral, to warm, they've got a my-lips-but-better color that can surely suit one's skin tone! The good news is that they claim that its formulation is creamy, moisturizing matte!
CLAIM TO FAME: An easy-to-use crayon that helps you achieve matte lip perfection
FAST FACTS: Comes in a range of wearable shades that flatter every skin tone; chubby pastel easily lines lips and fills it in with pigmented color; retractable tip needs no sharpening; leaves long-lasting color suitable for work or play
PERFECT FOR: Polished pouts in a snap
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick
NET WEIGHT: 2.5g
INGREDIENTS: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), FD&C Yellow No. 5 (CI 19140), Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), FD&C Blue No. 1 (CI 42090), D&C Red No. 6 (CI 15850)
Let's talk about the packaging. In stores, you can see that the crayon-like-shaped lipsticks are encased in a transparent plastic over a thin cardboard. Although it makes the product inside easy to see, I think that this part is unneccessary because once you open it to get the product inside, the outer packaging loses its purpose and it becomes nothing else but trash. If I could make a suggestion, a paper box would be better to protect the casing from scratches.
When it comes to the sturdy casing itself, I like that it is shaped like a crayon and that its color is similar to the shade of the lipstick inside it - easier to distinguish that way!
Its crayon-like tip makes it easier to apply the lipstick all over the lips. No fuss!
The sticker label with the shade names can be seen at the bottom of the stick. The expiration date, net weight, etc can be found there as well.
The Lip Define Matte Matic Lipsticks have a buildable medium coverage that can be sheered out. One layer gives a sheer finish but adding more layers will make it look opaque on the lips. I like that it isn't too highly pigmented in just one application because I tend to have a hard time removing them when I overline my lips accidentally.
It applies smoothly and feels light on the lips - like I am not wearing lipstick at all! It's not drying on the lips even if its finish is matte. It stays long for 1-3hours without having oily and greasy meals.
As you can see, all the shades look flattering on my complexion, except for Buff Brown that seems too cool for my neutral warm skin tone. I think those who have cool to neutral skin tones will suit this better.
Everything else are stunning in a subtle way. It does not look flashy but it has an understated elegance that brightens one's face. It can be paired with either a smoky brown or black eyeshadow, or a no-makeup makeup look. These shades can be easily worn at day or at night.
What do I like about this product:
Affordable for the price of Php180,
The packaging is sturdy and pretty chic to look at,
Matte finish with a creamy moisturizing formulation,
Applies smoothly and feels light, and is non-drying on the lips,
Available in all department stores nationwide,
Can be bought online through BeautyMNL, Shopee, etc.
Do I recommend this product?
Yes! Especially for people who are on a budget, they can get a good quality product without spending that much!
EB Advance is a makeup brand under Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., EB Advance offers products that enhance your individual beauty with quality foundation, powders, eye shadows, blush, and lipsticks. With a keen eye on the trends and an awareness of the modern Filipina’s ever-evolving beauty needs, EB Advance innovates to deliver a beauty line that lets you achieve any look you want—from trendy to timeless—so you can bring out the “Next Level You.
You may buy this at https://beautymnl.com/products/28911-advance-lip-define-matte-matic-lipstick-4a65e44c-2976-4aac-8780-4aa690c8e203
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To make a healthy beauty life, Get it Beauty creates a new beauty ritual with Althea, the trend leader of K-beauty in Southeast Asia for beauty enthusiasts.
Created to suit the hectic schedules of modern urbanites, this product harnesses the goodness of nature and translates that into freshness and vitality for the skin. Treat your skin daily to this easy-to-use, 10 second wash off mask.
Real Fresh Skin Detoxer
Made with premium ingredients sourced from various parts of the world, this 10-second mask is filled with energy and freshness from nature to ensure your skin stays healthy and clean everyday.
HOW TO USE
Squeeze out a generous amount and apply a relatively thick layer onto the dry skin. Leave the product for 10 seconds, then add a little bit of water and massage in circular motions with petal bubbles. Rinse it off after.
Record the opening date. Ensure the product is at its freshest by recording the opening date and finishing the product before it expires.
※ Store in a cool and dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight. This product contains real rose petals which may change color over time. The natural discoloration will not affect its product quality and function, and remains safe to use.
Real Fresh Skin Detoxer has two variants: Green Tea and Rose
The ROSE variant contains real premium may rose petals that smooths away roughness and gives the skin a radiant glow in just 10 seconds. It has 100% May Rose Petals which is hand-picked once in a year during May from Grasse, Southern France, and smoothes your skin like a rose petal.
It blooms once in a year in Grasse, France just for 5 weeks and is gat1hered only by
handpicking. Premium May Rose helps balance out the skin’s pH which is 5 times more effectively than normal rose. It helps moisturize and gives the skin a rosy radiant glow with rich mineral component. The real rose petal pieces in the product help to purify and improve blood circulation, ensuring the skin stays revitalized, supple and bright.
Cleansing ingredients derived from coconut extracts, softly melts down in your skin without irritation and washes off the pack with mild petal bubbles. The natural pack containing the real petals maximizes the nutrition so that the skin can easily get a full mask pack effect only in 10 seconds.
After cleansing my face with facial soap and facial scrub, I immediately used the Real Fresh Detoxer. What I have noticed is that this product is like a cool gel that easily applies on the skin. It's not sticky unlike the other peel-off masks that I have tried before. I tried leaving it on for a minute, more than the 10 seconds recommendation, just to find out what will happen. There was not much difference compared to leaving it on for only 10 seconds anyway.
On the picture above, I used the Green Tea variant here.
Young Green Tea Leaves From pristine Jeju island plantations. It relieves the sensitive skin and purifies the skin to have a healthy boost in just 10 seconds. This 100% natural ingredient relieves and purifies the sensitive skin.
Jeju’s green tea leaves grow under the spring sunshine, allowing them to harness the natural energy of the island. Using only the softest and most delicate baby leaves from the first harvest, the product houses a fresh scent and contains nourishments to cleanse and soothe the skin. The baby green tea leaf collected in spring contains an abundance of Catechin which has 5 times more vitamin C than the lemon does, making them excellent at protecting the skin from UV damage. Jeju green tea powder relieves the stressed skin real fast by controlling the sebum and purifying the dust on skin.
I honestly don't see much difference when using the two of them although they obviously differ in color, appearance and ingredients. When applied on the skin, the product becomes transparent, the scent that it has is very faint so it is unlikely to trigger someone's allergic rhinitis (unless you really are allergic to green tea and rose!)
After washing my face, I felt like my skin is squeaky clean! I loved it! My face may still have blemishes left alright but I can't deny that it gives my skin a li'l boost of glow.
Using this real fresh skin detoxer 2x every week for 6 months, I noticed that at first, it will remove all the purities and toxic stuff that has accummulated in my face for some time which made me breakout for 2 weeks, like, I get pimples every now and then and the comedones just appeared. However, after some time, they diminished slowly until my face was out of those toxins.
Do I recommend this?
Yes, it works and it's not time consuming so you can do much more with your time.
Is it effective?
For me, yes, just don't freak out when you break out for the first week or two - it is just your skin's way of detoxing the accummulated dirt, chemical residue, etc from your face.
Is it affordable?
For the price of Php1,100 (now Php990 on sale!!!) for the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set, it's worth it! It includes 2 containers of masks already and each of them, when used only once or twice a week can last you up for 3-6months each since you only need a tiny bit for the whole face, I think that is affordable enough.
Interested? Purchase this set for onyl Php990 at https://ph.althea.kr/real-fresh-skin-detoxer-set
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