Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling

Hello loves!

Do you use peeling gels? I've only tried a few (and also did a couple of reviews) and generally, I like the effects of these products on me. Basically, these peeling gels help in instantly removing the outermost thin layer of your skin... you know, such as the flaky parts. It's pretty much like a face scrub without the "scrubbing" or the beads.

I'm currently using the
Onsaemeein Yogurt Peeling
that I bought from AltheaPH for PhP 300.00 only.

For details of the product, you can check it out on Althea's Website or you can check out the labels on the tub if you can read Hangul.





The packaging is simple and cute. It's a plastic tube with cute peach prints. I like the font choices and that they limit the design to two colors (three if you add the black font labels at the back). The shape is not the usual tub because the cap is a bit chunky that makes it easy to spot among my skincare products.


It's equipped with a spatula too. It's super cute and I love the shape and the spoon-like part at the tip. It makes using the product more hygienic! 


The product smells a bit sweet with a hint of yoghurt. It's very mild—unnoticeable when applied. Its look remind me of paste but it's not sticky at all. It's really like gel.

Here's how I use it...
Using the spatula, I get a little bit bigger than a pea-size amount since I have a big face.
I massage it with my fingers for a minute or two.

And then these bits of what I would call a mix of skin (mostly), sebum, and dirt would appear. It's exfoliation without irritating the skin with scrubs!

This product takes care of my weekly exfoliation. Sometimes I use it twice a week but most of the time I limit it to one and then use a scrub after 3 days (what can I say, I like a good scrubbin'!). 

This product will show the brighter skin underneath. It helps smoothen my face too. And when your face is smooth, your makeup also looks better. I've been using it for months now and I haven't encountered irritations with this product.

Overall, I like this product. i like how it performs on my skin and I also like how easy it is to use. The design is good and I like how affordable it is. I would recommend you check this thing out. ;)


Cheers,
DAWN



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

Hello loves!

It's awesome when you have people who support your "passions." Haha! Whenever they give me gifts, it's either about the visual arts (art materials or books) or makeup! So when my friend, who currently lives in the US, visited the Philippines, she got me a pasalubong! Well, I actually planned on asking her to buy this and pay her later, but she decided to give it to me as a gift instead. Thank God for friends, right?

Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection
It's $36.00 according to the website.


Believe it or not, I don't have a neutral palette. Well... I guess you can put the Lorac MegaPro Palette as a neutral but it also has other shades that are too cool or too dark to be considered "neutral" or "natural." I just want a neutral palette that I can bring with me when I travel and I saw this palette on Facebook and was interested.


I've used products from the brand Too Faced and I loved every single product I've used. That's why I wanted to try this one out. Plus, I just love the design of the packaging! It looks so classy and feminine. I also love the peach color because, well, it's my favorite color!


Anyway, here's the info on the packaging. Click the photo to enlarge.



Info from the website:
Flaunt your natural side with a look that appears so effortless you can wear it before breakfast or after dark. Natural Eyes is a palette of nine richly-pigmented shadows that pair perfectly and blend beautifully.

Look naturally gorgeous for any occasion, from everyday to your wedding day. Our best-selling Natural Eyes collection allows you to perfect the most flattering, most requested look in the glamour universe. Newly made over in the prettiest packaging, the palette features nine matte and shimmer shadows in beautiful neutrals ranging from soft and pretty to slightly sexy and three new shades. Natural Eyes is a 2014 Brides Magazine award winner for Best Palette to Wear On Your Big Day!

MORE TO LOVE:

  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Three, easy-to-follow Glamour Guides teach you everything you need to know to create the perfect Natural Eye for any occasion.
  • Portable: All the shades you need in an easy-to-carry, compact purse-size palette.
  • Rich Pigments: Our exclusive true color, pure pigmented eye shadows offer true color payoff.
  • Blendable: Our luxurious, silky smooth formula blends effortlessly for an airbrushed effect.

Cashmere Bunny
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet CI 77742. 
Chocolate Martini, Erotica
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). 
Honey Pot
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891). 
Push-Up
INGREDIENTS: Mica, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Tin Oxide. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). 
Silk Teddy
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891). 
Heaven, Nudie, Sexspresso
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). *Formulated without parabens


It also comes with a card that acts as a guide on how to mix and blend the shades together.



I like that the palette is a mix of mattes and shimmers! 


I love every shade included... but can you guess which one is my favorite? Hmm?

Anyway, check out the swatches below:

Heaven, Cashmere Bunny, Sexpresso

The matte trio!!! Heaven is a pale, light, warm beige. Cashmere Bunny is the perfect eyeshadow contour shade with it's medium beige shade. Finally, Sexpresso, the darkest shade has this deep dark brown color that can also double as an eyeliner. 

Silk Teddy, Push-up, Erotica

The shimmery trio! Silk Teddy is MY FAVORITE! It's a champagne color that's close to becoming a pale peach shade. Push-up is close to the shade of Silk Teddy but a few shades darker. Erotica reminds me of an oak color with chunky gold shimmers.

Nude, Honey Pot, Chocolate Martini

The combination trio! Nude is a matte light mocha color, Honey Pot is a shimmery gold color, and Chocolate Martini is a rich, warm chocolate shade with gold shimmers.


I tried copying the looks on the card. Here's how I made them...
Combination of
Heaven, Cashmere Bunny, Sexpresso
A beautiful matte eyeshadow when you want a natural makeup look. Perfect for everyday!


Combination of
Silk Teddy, Push-up, Erotica

The classy look. A sprinkle of shimmer can turn any look to extra glam!

Combination of
Nude, Honey Pot, Chocolate Martini

A warm, bronzed up eyeshadow to pair with that perfect bronzer to achieve the perfect sun-kissed glow! 

To summarize,
I love this palette. All shades are pigmented and not chalky. I like all the shades and they can be mixed and match together to create different looks. Yes, you can be playful with neutrals too! It can last long with the help of a good primer. The packaging is beautiful too!

And that's all for the Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eye Shadow Collection! Let me know what you think!


Cheers,
DAWN



Monday, August 7, 2017

Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Shy

Hello dearies!

Almost two months ago, I went to an event that featured Ever Bilena's makeup products and introduced some of their newest products. I also get to create a look that I selected and it came with makeup from the brand that are the key items needed to capture that look.

One of the items I got and was able to take home was the...

Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Shy
Their blushes are affordable at less than PhP 200.00.

See the packaging for more information:

You can also check out the website to see the other shades and other products from the brand.


The shade I have is Shy. To be honest, this is not a shade that I would actually check out on the counter. I find it too pink. I tend to go to the soft pastels, especially peach ones. I just don't like strong blush colors on me.


I have used blushes from Ever Bilena before. When it comes to blushes, I am not particular with any brand. As long as it has the color I want and does not appear chalky, I buy them. And that's what's good about EB blushes, they give good color payoff and they aren't chalky. It's not as smooth as the more expensive ones but once I've applied it on my face, it works just as good.


What I like about this is that it's not completely matte. It has this very subtle shimmer that doesn't make your blush look powdery and flat. The hot pink shade goes well with my warm skin tone too.

Check out the photo below.


I have the blush on my cheek and even used it as an eyeshadow!

I personally think that it looks great. I never would have imagined that I would wear a blush color as strong as this one. What I like about it is that it lasts really long. Maybe because of the strong pigments present in this bold color. If you like hot pink shades, you might like to check this one out!

What do you think of the Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Shy?


Cheers,
DAWN


Friday, August 4, 2017

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder

Hello loves!

Having oily skin is not an easy thing. Your makeup doesn't last as long, there's a higher chance you get acne because dirt tend to stick to your skin because of the oil, you don't look "fresh" after just a few hours because your face looks shiny already. I could go on and on about this because I've dealt with this issue ever since I hit puberty. The thing that makes me feel better is convincing myself that I won't get wrinkles faster than those with drier skin (provided that I make sure I have proper skin care). Still, I try to find ways to prolong the time that my face looks like a disco ball.

One of the things I do is find the right product for my skin type. I look for skincare that addresses my skin concerns and makeup that doesn't add more oil to my face (like if it's water-based, I think that's better, but I still have to try it first. Not every product like it works on me). Another thing that I do is top off my makeup with powder. I find that it prolongs the time it takes for my skin to get all shiny.

The current product I'm using is...

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
It's PhP 260.00. Bought mine from Althea.

I bought it because I've been seeing different bloggers raving about this product. It also doesn't hurt that it's very affordable. Plus, I've been loving quite a number of products from the brand innisfree.

Before I go on with my short review, here's the product description from the website:

What it is
1. Sebum control powder that allows for non-greasy, downy baby skin 
Sebum absorption powder and mineral sebum control powder absorb excess sebum for a bright, downy skin as if presently putting on makeup. 

2. Jeju natural minerals and mint for refreshing control of oil and moisture 
Sebum absorption powder with Jeju natural minerals and mint restores an unhealthy balance of oil and moisture, leaving a refreshing finish. 

3. Absorbing excess sebum and oil for downy makeup and an even skin tone 
Absorbs excess sebum and oil to prevent makeup from becoming patchy, while correcting dull skin tone to keep the skin bright and radiant all day.

How to use
In the last stage of your daily skincare routine or makeup, use powder puff to gently apply onto entire face or sebum concentrated areas. 
Date manufactured / Shelf life after initial opening
use within 36 months
Contact us for faulty items
Livechat & Email: support_world@innisfree.co.kr
Quality guarantee notice
If you find any defects in your item, we will resolve the matter in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Korea.
Warning
1. If the following symptoms appear after using the product, stop using it. If the symptoms worsen, consult a dermatologist. 
1) Red blotches, swellings, itchiness or irritation while using the product. 
2) If the above symptoms appear when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight after using the product. 
2. Do not apply on a scar or any area of skin irritation, such as dermatitis and eczema. 
3. Cautions about handling and storing the product 
1) Keep the product closed after using it. 
2) Keep the product out of the reach of children/babies. If they swallow it, consult a doctor. 
3) Avoid extremely high and low temperatures and direct sunlight.


Ingredients: 
SILICA, CORN STARCH MODIF.IED, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MICA, METHICONE
Errr... I think they should edit their description from the website. haha! But I guess you get the point by checking the key words in it. :P


To be honest, I thought that it was so affordable at PhP 260, thinking that the size would be like that of the Palgantong Theatrical powder. When my order arrived, I was disappointed that it was smaller... like half of it. 5g. But still, I would consider it fairly priced. 

It's in a tub. There's a division between the powder and where you place your applicator.

The division has tiny holes so you get to control the amount you dispense.


The powder is very fine... like cornstarch! It glides smoothly on skin and it feels soft when touched. 


It has a translucent effect. You may worry that it would leave a white cast, but it doesn't.


It just makes your skin matte! At first I find my skin looking too matte but just wait for it to set and the overall finish would look natural.


Some say that the mint properties give a cooling sensation, well, I don't feel that. It just feels like the regular dry powder for me. 

I use it as a finishing powder after I put on my liquid foundation or BB cream. I apply it using a brush because I find the puff that comes with it more time consuming to use. It also moves and absorbs some of my foundation and concealer so I'd rather use a brush.

It works great when you want to set your makeup and give your look a matte finish. It also gives a softer look, like the lines and pores are smaller. But does it control oil?


Here's me without blotting after an 8-hour work day. Still shiny as ever. 

To be honest, I don't see much difference. My face starts to get shiny after three to four hours, just as when I use other translucent powder. 

So to summarize, I think it's a good product. It's effective in giving a matte finish. It sets makeup nicely. It feels and makes your skin look soft and smooth. It didn't irritate my skin. Finally, it's somewhat affordable. I don't think I have anything bad to say about it except that I would have love a bigger-sized product.

But would I say that it's the best? No. I've tried others that I like more BUT if I consider the price, then I would say it's one of the better ones at this price range.

And those are my thoughts on the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder. I hope this was helpful.


Cheers,
DAWN



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