Subtle Glam Makeup Look – Step by Step

Neutral eyeshadow, defined brows, intense highlight & a natural lip color.

This is an easy look that can easily be worn from day to night and looks great on every skin tone!

1st step: I moisturized and primed my face then used Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation (Sand Beige) for my base, blending it using Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.

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2nd step: Then I used Revlon Colorstay Concealer (Light) on my undereye and blended it using my fingers.

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3rd step: I set my base lightly with Maybelline Clear Smooth Pressed Powder (Honey) using a buffing motion.

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4th step: Using a fluffy blending brush, dust a soft brown shade into the crease and blend outward.

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The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer – HG Highlighter!

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Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow.

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Retails for $24 or P1100. Beware of counterfeits! This is not available here in the Philippines so always buy makeup only to your trusted sellers. There’s a lot of fakes out there. Check this link out to make sure you have the real one.

Ingredients are printed at the back of the box.

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Swatches!

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Overall

I’ve been reading reviews about this product before I decided to try it and it was worth it!

It is a light champagne color that can suit most complexions and give them the perfect hint of glow. The pigmentation is stunning, it is so pigmented that you only need a tiny bit of product. The texture is very smooth and finely milled, no chunky shimmers or glitters at all.

I also love the packaging! (of all the products from TheBalm Cosmetics actually) And you get a really good amount of product that I’m pretty sure would take years to finish and it’s absolutely gorgeous.

It wears well throughout the day even on my extremely oily skin and it didn’t break me out either.

It may be more on the expensive side but considering the quality and quantity you’re getting, it’s definitely a steal! 10/10

City Color Be Matte Blush – Guava

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Product Description: 

City Color Be Matte Blush comes in eight revolutionary matte colors, giving your cheeks a rich but natural look. This blogger favorite blush is formulated with ultra-fine pressed powder, making for easy-to-blend application. The vibrant pigmentation allows you to apply lightly for an elegantly subtle glow, or increase color for a dramatically bold look.

Now for the swatches!

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Overall

I love this blush so much!

Guava is a coral pink color that is a great everyday blush. Would suit lot of skin tones.

This is extremely pigmented. I mean really, a little goes a long way. Always tap off the excess and use a light hand.

It’s long lasting and wears off nicely. Also very blendable and soft to touch. This is kinda powdery when swatched but not on the cheeks.

It contains a lot of product and is very affordable. Also, cruelty free! ❤️

DIY – Makeup Swatches Book!

This is my first DIY post, so here’s something makeup-related for you all. It’s very easy and I hope you’ll like it!

Since I’m planning to stop buying makeup for a while, I wanted to keep track of all the shades/colors that I own for reference.

It’s very easy, just look ate the photos below and read the caption.

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1 *any notebook will do
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2 *optional: print out the name of the shades
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3 *cut the printouts
*swatch!
4 *swatch & let it dry overnight
*swatch!
5 *just spray a little hairspray after swatching
*swatch!
6 *swatch & let it dry overnight

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After all that, just glue the cut outs in the notebook and you’re basically done!


Few pages on the final outcome: 

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My Skincare Routine – Oily Skin

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I’ve been struggling with acne since I was 13 years old. I had no idea about the importance of skincare routine. I wish I knew better back then.

I believe that skincare should be simple and realistic. I’ve seen skincare videos where they put A LOT (it was 11) of products on their face, it’s too much to be honest. Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!

I want to share what worked for me and hope it could help even a little.


1 – Cleanser (Morning & Evening)

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No matter what your skin type is, you should always use a gentle cleanser. Don’t use any harsh facial wash or facial scrub. It will only dry your skin and make your oil glands on firrrreeee!

2 – Toner (Morning & Evening)

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I use this immediately after the first step to make sure that my face is thoroughly clean. I found that this helps the absorption of the next products. You can use whatever works for you the best, just try to use alcohol-free toners.

For me, this is necessary if you wear makeup. But if you don’t, you can skip this.

3 – Moisturizer (Morning & Evening)

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I have extremely oily skin, and I still use a moisturizer. And I recommend you do too! This is important, do not skip.

There are loads of moisturizer products out there, choose whatever works for you the best. And be careful not to over-moisturize.

4 – Acne Treatment (Evening only)

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If you have acne like I do, I would totally recommend you this one! This is the only product that worked for my skin. It may take weeks to see improvement but this is totally worth it.

5 – Sunscreen (Morning only)

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Since I live in a tropical country, I use this everyday.  My acne treatment also makes my face very sensitive to sunlight and more prone to sunburn. Don’t skip!


Additional :

Exfoliating Scrubs (One or Twice a Week)

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I use this twice a week in place of my daily cleanser. And make sure that it’s not too harsh on the skin. This is essential to remove dead skin cells which can clog up your pores.

Be gentle when using this, don’t scrub too hard!


And that’s it! Always remember to stick to your routine. And never sleep with your makeup on.

Colourpop Lippiestix in Lumiere – Review and Swatches!

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I have been wanting to try ColourPop’s Lippie Stix for so long! Colourpop is a cruelty free brand and all of their products are made in US. It’s a new indie makeup brand that made a really good impression for their quality.

Lumiere (matte) – A dusty mauve pink in a matte finish created by the lovely @KathleenLights – “I wanted a color that both bold and shy people could wear. It’s not a nude..it would look great on EVERYONE​!”

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— Price: P350 to P400 — Availability: Online Shops (not available locally) —

Now for the swatches!

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This was taken under natural daylight and it looks pink in these photos but it’s definitely more like a mauve-y in real life. 

Overall

The color is really pigmented and can be opaque with one or two swipes of product. I was worried that this color will be too light or too mauve for my skin but it looks fine.

It is very easy to apply but feels a little waxy at first but goes away after it dries. They last about 4-5 hours on me before I need to reapply because it settles on my lip lines. It also has a vanilla scent kinda similar to MAC lipsticks. It’s also cruelty free so that’s a plus.

If you’re into the Kylie Jenner lip trend, this may be the one for you!  However it may appear ‘grayish’ on some skintones and it’s not a universally flattering shade.

Overall, this Lippiestix line is definitely worth checking out. Affordable, great quality and amazing pigmentation. 🙂