Friday, July 21, 2017

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Hey guys!

Have you ever experienced something like you didn't have much expectation from a product, but then it completely blew your mind? That's what happened to me when I used this product...

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

I got this along with twi other products when I bought a makeup trio set from Smashbox that was on sale at Beauty Bar.

Smashbox On The Rocks Eye Essentials -  PhP 1,017.50

Original price is PhP 1,850.00

When you buy it alone, it's PhP 1,150.00. 

Info from Beauty Bar's Website:
Sometimes emotions run high in our L.A. photo studio. We developed this long-wearing, waterproof mascara to handle teary moments, rainy days—even a dip in the pool! It's a high-impact, high-gloss, fiber-rich product that looks flawless and stays put for 10 hours. It also delivers length, volume and thickness without clumping, smudging or flaking out. Swipe on instant drama and face up!

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Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.


Info from the brand's US Website:

A fiber-rich mascara that increases lash volume by 104% with every swipe.

TIP: Flip brush and use it vertically to literally paint mascara on individual lashes.

  • Sweeps on big, glossy lashes
  • Adds natural-looking length and volume
  • Builds thickness without clumping, flaking, smudging or spider eyes
  • Large tapered brush grabs lash at root for extra coverage
  • Creates scene-stealing lashes from every angle

  • Cruelty-free

  • Usage: Starting at the base of lashes, sweep mascara up and out. 
    Apply a second coat for added fullness and length. 
    Build mascara while the product is slightly damp. 
    For best results when layering more than one coat, do not let the product dry completely.


    Formulated without Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, Fragrance & Talc.


    I'm not a fan of Smashbox eye products. They are good, but not as good as the ones I really like. So when I bought the set, I just thought that it was a good deal and that I was already running out of mascara so I need to get one soon. When I saw the deal, I thought, I get a mascara, an eyeliner, and a makeup remover? Why not? Go get it, girl! 

    So yeah, I bought it and I was really impressed. Here's why...

    I love the design of the tube. The clean fonts and that eye-catching large red X on black looks so classy and edgy! I love that the shape is so simple and non-bulky.

    The wand is a bit big, but I like big wands as long as the tip is small just like this one. I feel like it gets the job done of coating my lashes faster.

    Here's a swatch on my hand.

    The formula is not too wet which is something I like. I like it's blackness too.

    Now here's how it performs on my lashes...
    Bare lashes

    Lashes when curled

    with one coat

    with two coats

    I like that even with two coats, my lashes did not clump together. I like how natural it looks too. What impressed me the most is that even without curling my lashes with a lash curler, my lashes just simply curl up! NO JOKE! I don't use a lash curler anymore, unless I want my lashes curled more.

    It's so long-lasting that it can last the whole day WITHOUT smudging. It's awesome! It would easily be one of my better ones except I would have wanted more length and volume. I obviously like drama for my lashes! Haha!

    And that's my short review!


    Cheers,
    DAWN


    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter

    Hello loves!

    Since the time I was convinced how much strobing can improve my makeup by giving me a youthful glow, I've been consistently using it whenever I apply my makeup. I actually have quite a number of highlighters, and as much as I want to limit them down and maybe give some away to friends, I can't. They are just too gorgeous!!!

    Here's one that I love to use lately...

    Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter
    This is PhP 499.00. Unfortunately, this is limited edition and it's probably not available anymore. I wish I knew about this earlier so I could have blogged about it sooner. :(

    The shade is C01 Strobing Surpreme (Supreme?)

    Further info from the website:

    Light-reflecting shimmer powder
    Perfectly aligned shades
    For flattering highlights on the face and neckline

    Reflections. The fine powder contains light-reflecting pigments to set accents on the face and neckline. The perfectly aligned shades in champagne and rosé-apricot flatter light and dark skin types and guarantee a radiant look.


    It looks simple but I really appreciate how minimalist it is. I like the texture and that you can see it through the clear plastic compact. It doesn't come with a mirror nor an applicator, but I don't really mind it.


    The highlighter has two tones. Majority of it is a champagne-like color while the other has a pinkish, sort of a light pinky peach rose, tone.

    Here are the swatches. The one on the left is the pinkish one, the middle is the champagne, while the one at the far right is when mixed together.

    I like it the best when combined. The product looks sheer when used with a brush and gives a very natural glow. If you like more visible highlight, you can use a sponge or your fingers.

    Check out how it looks on me...
    Left is my cheek without highlight while the right one has the product on.
    See that beautiful highlights? It gives that instant youthful glow on our face! 

    I like that this product is buildable and it's also not powdery. It glides smoothly on your cheek and can last around 5 hours before I need to reapply (mostly because of my oily skin and had to blot which leads to some of my makeup getting removed). It's a really awesome product and you get a lot of it with such an affordable price. Also, let's not forget that Catrice doesn't test on animals! ;)

    And that's all for the Catrice Cosmetics Strobing Duo Highlighter!
    What's your favorite daily highlighter?


    Cheers,
    DAWN


    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick in 03 Selfie Coral and Red

    Hey dolls!

    Still looking for a dual-toned lipstick that is much more affordable than the popular one from Laneige? Here's one that I discovered from my officemate a few months back...

    Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick

    You can get this for only PhP 280.00 from Althea.ph. Original price was PhP 750.00!

    The shade I'll be sharing is Selfie Coral and Red. It's actually my officemate's, but I find it too pretty so I'd like to share it with you. My friend even let me try it first! Haha!

    Anyway, here's the product detail from the packaging. I really appreciate that they include english descriptions. :)


    The expiration date is also indicated. 

    More photos and swatches of the two other shades are available at the Althea website.


    The packaging is simple. I like the black classy container with a few quirky design like the stripes and the witch hat. I also like the font chosen—plain but not too serious. 
    The shape in non-bulky which makes it an easy travel buddy!


    Speaking of traveling, since this is two-toned, you get to bring two shades already! Although I don't think I can wear the coral alone as it is too bright and light.
    Just see the swatches below.


    When swatched once.
    See the color payoff? It's pretty good!

    When blended, it gives a smooth gradient finish. The combination looks nice. It gives me a cute but sexy feel.

    On my lips

    I find that this kind of lippie makes dry lips more obvious... like the flakiness or chappy parts more visible. But if you moisturize and maybe some help with a lip scrub, it would look really nice. The formula is moisturizing. It feels like I'm wearing lip balm.

    What I like most about this is how easy it is to create the gradient finish. I like the shape of the bullet and how the red shade is thinner than the coral.

    Overall, I think it's a good addition to the kikay kit, especially if you're into Korean makeup. 

    What are your thoughts on the Witch's Pouch Selfie Like Shot Dual Lipstick in 03 Selfie Coral and Red?


    Cheers,
    DAWN




    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    We're 7!!! The Peachy Pink SIsters' 7th Anniversary Giveaway!

    Hello everyone!

    I just realized that we hit our seventh anniversary in blogging last June! Woah! 
    I know we haven't been as active as before, but we try our best to share with you our experiences with some beauty products and bring you honest to goodness reviews. We're grateful that you guys have been there with us during those seven years.

    So to celebrate this occasion, here's a little giveway!


    Mechanics is pretty much the same as always:

    Must be a Philippine resident
    Only one winner for this giveaway
    Winner will be picked randomly via Rafflecopter
    Invalid entries will not be counted
    Giveaway will run until the end on July 29, 2017!

    You get to win these prizes...



    Sachet samples of TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner
    A Zenibell Green Tea Ultra Hydrating Essence Mas
    A sample of Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb
    A Sample of Nature Republic Hand Cream in Peach


    A Travel size Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Perfect Fit
    BYS Eyeliner Pencil is Sky Blue and Silver Glitter
    CANMAKE Color Stick in Skin Beige
    Lips and Hips Attract Lip in Hot


    The Skin Collective Body Wash 
    White Bath Scrunchie



    Thanks for joining and visiting/supporting the Peachy Pink Sisters Blog! Here's to more years to come!


    Cheers,
    DAWN



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