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Thursday, November 25, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

I will give a short but sweet review on probably one of the best lipsticks on earth. I purchased MAC's new Prolongwear lipcreme while I was on my MAC shopping spree in Vancouver back in September and since then they have been my go-t0-lipstick.

It comes in a different packaging from the regular mac lipsticks and actually looks sleeker. :)

I got them in 2 shades, Perpetual Flame and Unlimited
Notice how much I've used already! :)
Perpetual Flame (Left)
Unlimited (Right)

Perpetual Flame (Top)
Unlimited (Bottom)

What I really love about this lipstick is that it stays put for so long but isnt drying on the lips. When I use this lipstick, I receive so many compliments from my friends since they notice that even after a ton of drinks I still have lipstick! :)

Here's a picture of me and my friends during a birthday celebration. The time of the pic taken was probably around 12 midnight. I applied perpetual flame at 6pm and I have not yet retouched the lipstick and by that time, I already had drinks after the other. Lipstick still in tact! :)

My friend Mar, Moi and Jaja :)

I definitely give this lipstick all stars and thumbs up! :) And I will definitely repurchase and buy more colors! :)

Toodles! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

Don't you just love sudden splurges? I must say yes even though it burns the pocket. I made a sudden splurge yesterday at NARS, I finally purchased their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. I have been wanting this product for a long time now but the steep price always sets me back.

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dolce Vita
$24 in the States
PHP1300 in local Nars Counters
Purchased at: Rustans Shangri-la

"Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Combining the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-sized crayon design, these pigment-rich sticks provide a matte, creamy finish that will not dry the lips. Enriched with emollients, vitamin E, and unique silicones, each gorgeous shade glides on and stays put.

Size: 0.086 oz"

Dolce Vita

After swatching Dolce Vita on the counter I knew this was a color that would fit my skin color. It looked naturally flushed but not too much. The best part of the product is the texture, "velvet matte" it really feels velvetty and is matte but does not feel dry.

The only thing about it is (aside from its price) is that it doesn't stay as long as my favorite MAC Pro Longwear Lipstick, you have to keep applying this product every now and then. :)

Here's me the same night I bought the lipstick over family dinner. I love the color :)

Toodles! :)

P.S Really sorry about the different font sizes, my blogger is acting up. lol

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kryolan Dermacolor Concealor Wheel

One product I am obsessed about is foundation. No matter how many foundations I already have in my kit, I always make it to a point to compare different foundations. This was the case when I visited the Kryolan showroom in San Fransisco. As all of you may know, Kryolan has a ton range when it comes to foundation alone. Because of the wide range they had, I asked for assistance and specifically asked for something that would:

a) Do a good job in covering blemishes without looking cakey
b) Something that is light, not heavy on skin (unlike TV Paint Stick)
c) Has yellow undertones

When I told the helpful SA in Kryolan what I was looking for in a foundation, they handed me the Kryolan Dermacolor Concealor Wheel.

I know what you may be thinking, why but a concealer wheel to act as a foundation when ryolan has so many foundation lines out there. My answer is simple, it can provide the most coverage with very little product and its the only wheel with a yellow undertone. Most of the kryolan foundation palette's closest to Asian skin is in Olives but I was still skeptic. Thus, I got this wheel.

"The most effective and long lasting professional makeup for the concealment of tattoo, scars and skin pigment displacements.

It includes the following 6 colors from dark to light: D375, D100, D61, D4, D3, and D32"

D375, D100,1, D4, D3, D32

From the swatches you can see that the product is really pigmented, and this wheel alone can cover both cool and warm undertones given the red (D32) and yellow (D3). So this product hits 2 birds with 1 stone. :) In the case of asian skin or warm undertones, I mixed both D100 and D3 to match with the client's skin tone. And the result is Flawless, full coverage but light on skin make up. hat i like about it best is that whenit sets, the product looks just like skin! Allowing you a flawless face everytime! :)

Below is my good friend Dia, i did her make up using Kryolan's Dermacolor Concealor Wheel. Dia has some blemish marks left by pimples making Dermacolor a perfect product for her. Here's her Before and After picture. What do you guys think? Isn't she beautiful? :)

(click to enlarge)

Kryolan Dermacolor Concealor Wheel now finds itself a home in my make up kit. It is an awesome go to whenever I need a foundation with more coverage. I am really happy I came about this product. :)

Toodles! :)