Monday, September 15, 2014

Prestige Light Response Self-Adjusting Undereye Concealer

Hi guys!

I have been so busy these past few weeks juggling work, my blog, and classes at graduate school. I've been doing this for almost a year now but it's just lately that I experienced so much lack of sleep. The reason behind this is one of my classes require me to make so much artworks in just a week. How much you ask? Well, for this week, I have to prepare fifty... FIFTY art pieces. It's only on a 5" x 5" illustration board and we only have to do some curves and circles but the time frame is too little... I have to do this in just one effing week. And you know what's worse? I have to do a hundred paintings on an 18" x 24" support. A HUNDRED! That means I have to start as early as now and do at least 3 a day. Torture much!? I don't understand why it has to be this much and why it has to be that big. I don't even know what I'll learn from it but all i know is that it's giving me a lot of stress and too little sleep... not to mention I have another class that requires us to make artworks that will be exhibited on November. *sigh* I can't wait for December.

Anyway, enough of the ranting. Let's focus on the beautiful things first so that I can stop thinking about stressful stuff for a moment. :P

So even though I have been like a zombie due to lack of sleep, I make sure that my face doesn't show it. I always try to hide the puffy, dark eye bags so that I always look good even though I've been very stressed out this days. One product that helps me to achieve this is the...

Prestige Light Response Self-Adjusting Undereye Concealer

I bought this at Beauty Bar. It was Php 395.00 but I bought it on sale and got it somewhere around Php 200.00 only.

Here are some details on the packaging:

This is a twist-up, brush pen packaging. I like this kinds of packaging when the product is for my undereye because it's soft and easy to apply. Just don't over-twist so that you don't get too much product out.

The bristles of the brush are smooth so no prickly feeling when applying.

Here's a swatch on hand.

The shade has just the right amount of yellow so that it would look natural on my skin. It did say that it is self-adjusting, but it's good to know that even at initial application, it already looks good.

Here's how I use it: 

Bare under eyes

Product applied

When blended

It instantly brightened my eyes and it looks very natural. The consistency is buttery smooth and it's very light which makes blending it very easy.

I never experienced caking with this even when I have some liquid foundation applied underneath. It can last the whole day just make sure that you set it with powder. :)

I'm glad I found this on sale. I'm recently on the look out for good undereye concealers because I just fell in-love with the Clinique one and it's just too darn expensive for my budget, so this is actually pretty good especially when you consider how affordable it is.

Anyway, I'm going back to painting now. :)


Cheers,
DAWN

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dawn's 25 sa 25 Birthday Giveaway!

Hey everyone!

September is my birth month and I'll be turning 25 on the 25th! So just to celebrate this occasion, I prepared a humble giveaway for my beloved readers!


The prizes aren't much but hey! It's my birthday anyway, I should be the one receiving presents! LOL

Anyway, here are the items that one lucky winner can receive:



 A pair of sunglasses from The Closet Queen
A pair of earrings
A purple cocktail ring

Avon Anew Genics Treatment Cream Sample
Nature Republic Argan 20º Essential Toner and Steam Emulsion Samples
Holika Holika Face 2 Change Moist Cushion BB Sample
Beauty Republic Dramatic Green Touch BB Tinted Cream Sample
Etude House I'm Blooming Brightening Wash-Off Gel Sachet
Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer Sample
Too Cool For School Pumpkin Sleeping Pack Sample
Skin79 Super BB Cream Sample

 Dove Damage Therapy Intense Repair Shampoo Sachets
 Dove Damage Therapy Intense Repair Conditioner Sachet
April Bath & Shower Sea Cotton Scented Body Lotion
5 Nail Art Supplies

Cosmetic Bag
Lenovo ID Lace
 Refresh Big Sip Ballpen
C2 Foldable Fan
Shulong Pink Shoe Laces

The mechanics of the giveaway are as follows:

- Should be a resident of the Philippines
- Only one winner that will be randomly drawn via Rafflecopter
- Will run for one month

and you can send your entries here:


So send your entries now and celebrate my birthday with me through this humble giveaway! ;)

Happy birthday to me! LOL


Cheers,
DAWN


Saturday, September 13, 2014

LORAC Blushing Beauty Collection

Hey loves!

I brought back quite a lot of beauty products from my one month vacation in the US last June. One of my favorites is this set from LORAC which is a gift from our Tito. He took us to Kohl's and let us pick what we want and (of course) I rushed to the beauty section and found this. LOL


It was a good deal since this was only $36 and it's overall value is $136.

Details on the box

The set includes 3 eyeshadows, 1 eyeliner, 1 mascara, 1 blush, and a lipstick.
This set has almost everything you need to create a beautiful makeup look. I only need a good foundation and an eyebrow pencil!

So for this post, I'll give you some swatches of the products and an FOTD to see how I wear them. :)

First are the pretty eyeshadows!


I've been wanting to buy the LORAC Pro palette for so long now. I just didn't have the extra money for that... or i find other things to use my money on... Anyway, these three shadows, even though they are already in the neutrals, really convinced me that the palette is soooo worth it. Haha!

These are very wearable and would suit most skin tones. My personal favorite is the Pro Palette Mauve because of its gorgeous matte-ness!


Swatched on hand

And this is how I usually wear them:


They blend together so well! :)

And here's the Lorac 3-In-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil.


This is a twist-up eyeliner. I am really liking the design. It looks so sleek and classy!

It holds a generous amount of product too.

It's not very soft though but I like how black it is in one swipe.

It's excellent on the waterline. It hold on there for a good 4-6 hours. I don't suggest you use this on the upper lids if you have oily lids like I do. 

This is the LORAC Cobra Mascara.

I forgot to post a picture of the wand but the size is a bit big... just a bit. I've used mascaras with bigger ones. 

According to the labels on the box, this mascara lengthens and volumizes. I think it does but not to the point that my lashes look fake. I've used better ones but this one is pretty good especially for daily use. The formula isn't heavy which retains the curl of my lashes and it doesn't cause clumping and smudging!

No mascara

with one coat

with two coats


And here's the blush!

It's a bit dark compared to the blushes I usually buy. But I like it since I don't have a shade like that yet.

It is very rosy and I like the very subtle shimmers.


Swatch on arm

applied on cheeks

Be careful on application though because this is very pigmented. We don't want to look like we've been slapped on the cheek!


And this is probably my favorite among the bunch—The Highly Pigmented Cream Lipstick.

And the shade is Duchess.

I am super in-love with this color and the matte finish is fantastic! The texture is very creamy too and it's not very drying for a matte lipstick.

The lasting power is super awesome too! And it smells super yummy... I think it's Vanilla.

I'm so loving this lippie that I wanna buy another one so I have a spare.

Gorgeous, right?

swatch on hand

on lips

It's so beautiful I can cry. Huhuuhuhu... It's one of my favorite lipsticks now. <3 font="">

And that's all of them. Below are some FOTD selfie when I used all the products from this collection:



I looked "glowing" according to my friends and it looks so simple and romantic. The neutral colors make it very wearable and they blend so well together. I am very, very happy that I got this. We don't have LORAC in the Philippines yet (although there are some online shops that carry some of their products) so I didn't hesitate to take it from the shelf when I was browsing at Kohl's. I'm glad I did. These products immediately became my favorite and also are my go-to products when I do my makeup in a rush.

I guess that's all I can say about the collection. What do you think of the LORAC Blushing Beauty Collection? :)


Cheers,
DAWN

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