Make-up noob

It’s ironic that I have this health and beauty blog and yet I am completely clueless about make-up. Well, I can use powder foundation, blush and lipstick. But I don’t have the talent to mix colors from an eyeshadow palette. I’m always on the go so I don’t have the time to apply make-up in the morning.  Even my hair is a wash-and-tie it type, I just wear it in a ponytail because I have no funds for a rebonding treatment yet. Another reason is that in this hot and humid weather, make-up will eventually melt in my face, lol! And re-application is such a hassle for me.

Upon reading other beauty blogs, I always admire their posts on their face-of-the-day (FOTD, EOTD), etc. It’s amazing how make-up enhances one’s beauty, it even transforms one’s face dramatically. So I came to think about learning some make-up basics. Besides, it’s never too late to learn new things. Thankfully, there are dozens of YouTube tutorials out there to have a capacitación en maquillaje professional. It’s spanish for “training in professional make-up”, =).

But for some people who are so serious about make-up, there are also plenty of make-up schools out there. And unlike before that the fee is expensive, there are a number of affordable sessions too, some are being conducted by up and coming make-up artists. It’s just you to decide on what course to take.

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Burt’s Bees Lip Balms – a review

I can’t get enough of lip balms, this time is a review for Burt’s Bees lip balms. I’ve been using Burt’s Bees lip balms for years now, this is the only product I keep coming back to take care of my lips because it works for me.

Burt's Bees Lip Balms

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Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color – a review

I’m not crazy about lipsticks and I can live with just one lipstick for a year, heck, I often find out that lipsticks in my kikay kit are expired already. But because of my dry lips, lip balms and lip tints are my bestfriends. Now for my latest discovery, Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance-Free that I got in Sasa Hong Kong, but they’re also available in Watsons for Php 145.

Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Color, Php 145

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Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm – a review

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm ads and flyers caught my attention because I’m a sucker for natural looking lips or my-lips-but-better-shades. And the idea of long-wearing lip color is too hard to resist!

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm in Frenzy

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Pureglow Emu Mineral Lip Butter Tints – a review

Venus and Mars has come a long way from just selling emu oil-based soaps, they now have emu-oil based cosmetics and a mineral make-up line called Pureglow. I’m a fan of their Emu Lip Detox, a lip balm that does not contain petroleum jelly, but still keeps my dry lips moisturized throughout the day. Venus and Mars’s sister site, Pureglow, made the Lip Detox even better with Emu Mineral Lip Butter Tints.


Pureglow Emu Mineral Lip Butter Tints

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G-lish Duo Foundation – a review

I’m a low-maintenance gal, I just use baby powder on my face and I’m fine. But whenever I’m on a rush in the morning for work, I don’t have time to allow my sunblock to set and to dry for additional minutes that’s why I apply baby powder after. This causes some powder to clump in some areas, unsightly and very childish. So I decided to buy a powder foundation I can use this summer. I previously used Neutrogena powder foundation but I want to try other more affordable brands.

G-lish has stalls in malls and their very pretty and girly kiosks made me check out their products. They have Duo Foundation in a very sleek all-white compact, reminds me of VMV packaging. It’s also very slim, perfect to slip in a girl’s small bag. The sales attendant said that when it’s time to buy the refill, they will replace the whole compact with a new one, just bring the old compact too. Pretty neat especially that the compact is white and it will really get dirty over time.

I got the Duo Foundation in Shade #10 for Php 300. The G-lish Duo Foundation claims to have SPF and oil control.

G-lish Duo Foundation in Shade #10

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