Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dollface Cosmetics: 88 Avant Garde Palette

Dollface Cosmetics: 88 Avant Garde Palette 
Price: 900 pesos

 Finally, a new palette after months. Supposedly, the 88 metal palette is on top of my list but later on found the colors too boring for my taste. The avant garde palette perfectly fits my lemming for a new palette that is wearable daily and great for experimenting new looks. 

 This palette is a combination of matte and shimmery eyeshadows. What I definitely love about this is they are not too powdery compared with my 180  palette. They are very pigmented too. There are a few e/s that are duo chrome. They reflect and shimmer beautifully. The palette can be divided into three parts in my opinion -- the daytime neutrals, the fun and funky shades and the sultry smokey colors. 

Back to my first love. I got my first ever palette (the 79 pc one from dollface like 2 years ago) and it is only now that I got the chance to buy once again from their shop. I love that my palette arrived without any damage. It was wrapped very securely. Thanks Pearl. :D

Here are some swatches of the eyeshadows. All are swatched without primer. 

The eyeshdows are really pigmented but I am not impressed much on some matte colors because some shades do not pick up easily. I need to scratch the eyeshadow for the colors to show up but the shimmery ones are very impressive. They are creamy and really pigmented.

Btw, Happy 2nd Anniversary Dollface Cosmetics. In lieu of this celebration, shipping is free for the month of September.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pond's Perfect Care Cold Cream

Pond's Perfect Care Cold Cream
Deep Cleanser

My first every makeup remover is Lancome BI FACIL eye makeup remover given by my aunt way back in college when I started loving makeup. After, I emptied one bottle, I never had the chance to use it again because it is way pricey for a student like me. Then just two months ago, I bought this very inexpensive cold cream from Pond's. I was not expecting much from this because I am  allergic to most of  Pond's products. However, this tiny tub is an exception.This is used as a makeup remover. In my case, I only used it in removing my eye makeup. (I use Eskinol Facial Cleanser as a makeup remover for the rest of my face. Yes, I use it before washing my face and this routine helped my skin a lot. Zits no more even on super stressed days in school.) 

This is an illustration to show you how it removes makeup well. On the first picture is a swatch of Maybelline's gel liner. I rub it gently on my eye area in circular motions to remove the makeup and swipe it off with a tissue. I even tried using towel or cotton but facial tissue is the best. :p The third picture shows that there are still residue of the makeup. Actually, this does not remove all the my mascara and eyeliner underneath my upper waterline in the first application. I have to redo the routine twice or thrice to remove all the dirt and excess makeup. I have no qualms on using over and over again because it feels so gentle on my skin. No dryness or tight feel at all since it is a cream cleanser just right for my dry skin. It has a very nice but subtle scent too.
 Over all, this a very nice product. I will definitely buy again!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

The musings of a Primadonnarence

I have been thinking of changing the name of my blog.
I am very hesitant though. I found out that people google "mylucidintervals" or lucidintervals. It is just now that I realize that my blog name is wayyy toooo longggg.. haha 
I really want  a domain of my own.
It just sucks that primadonna.com is already taken..
Hence, Primadonnarence.

Still thinking...... 
What do you think?

ELF Studio Lip Stain in Fashionista

ELF Studio Lip Stain
Achieve full coverage that lasts for hours with this long-wear formula. Enjoy silky matte color or layer on the moisturizing clear gloss for a shiny look. With key Vitamins A & E your lips stay smooth all day long. 

Apply the Stain to bare lips and allow to dry for a matte finish. Apply the clear gloss on top of the color for a shiny effect and to moisturize the lips if needed. Remove with any oil or cream based makeup remover or cleanser.
(from ELF website)

I am in dire need of a pink lips tain when I chanced upon this product. Initially, I really do not have any intention of buying this one especially this shade.I was actually looking out for Ellana's liptint in smitten but i find it too sheer and light. This looks carnation pink  on the tube and when swatched.. There were three shades available which are: red carpet, birthday suit and fashionista. I wanted red carpet but I still have too many red lipstick and red lip stain. I never thought it looks gorgeous when worn until a lady swatched it on her own lips and I immediately asked the SA what did she put on. She pointed me to this one and I asked again -- are you sure?haha. 

This is not a lip stain at all. The consistency is more like a liquid lipstick. Here are a few pictures of it:

The stain part is very pigmented.
      What I love about this product:
  • The first thing I really love about this product is the shade. I am really lemming for NARS Schiap for the longest time now and I am looking out for cheaper alternative. This is the closest in my opinion. The shade is more like a hot neon pink which amazes because it really looked good in fluorescent light. It makes my teeth whiter too!
  • The price is affordable. It only cost 250.00 and available at ELF counters. I saw this at SM Manila and Robinsons Galleria.
  • Even though the consistency is more of liquid, It lives up to the fact that it is stain. I does not wear off amidst eating and drinking. I do not retouch or reapply I just apply lipbalm to keep my lips moisturized
  • I would always experience staining my two front teeth with lipstick,, I do not know why! It is so frustrating at times but with product I have not experience this at all.
  • I love the fact that I can use this matte or with a gloss. I actually love it matte.

      What I do not like about this product:
  • It dries out my lips more than any other lip product that I used. I make sure that my lips are well moisturized before using this.
  • Honestly, when you use the lipstain matte it can look soo fake. My super friend commented how pretty my lips look and I told her to try this put and it looks weird on her. Quoting her comment, it looks like paint!Ugh!But she told me that will buy red carpet instead.  I think this shade does not look good on all skin tones.
So here are my classic lip swatches that would always get stolen (HAHA.. To those who did and to those who intends to steal my pictures in the future.. Thank you. You are promoting my blog because all pictures have my watermark all over.. and KARMA works.. :D  )

I just love using it matte. It really brightens my face. I actually remember Bea Alonzo's character in Magkaribal "Gelai" where she always wear that beautiful bright pink lipstick. Honestly, I wanted to find out what lipstick brand  and shade is she wearing. 

Worn with a gloss.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wet 'n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Wet 'n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit

Mini brow salon in a handy, purse-friendly compact with all the essential tools to shape, smooth, define, and maintain perfect brows. This five-piece set includes a soft wax that shapes brows, two setting powders for definition, a hard angle brush for easy application, and mini tweezers for stray hairs.

I bought this on ebay.ph for only 120 pesos exclusive of shipping fee. I was really amazed on how good this product notwithstanding its very cheap price. The mirror that came with it broke when it accidentally fell from my kikay kit. The tweezer is not that useful at all but the angled brush is perfect for filling the brows with precision.The packaging is really flimsy and cheap though. 

Just one dab.
The shade I got is ash brown.

The powders are really pigmented and long lasting. It is not chalky at all.The brown shade is just perfect for everyday use.The good thing is the brown does not have any hint of red tones on it.  It matches my brow color really well but the darker shade looks too harsh on me.  

The wax keeps my brows in place. I apply this using my fingers over my brows before applying the powder on my brows. 

This is how it looks on my brows. Very natural isn't it?
 The only drawback is that when it accidentally fell from my kikay kit from then on the powders began to deteriorate until nothing was left. Some good things never last but the good news is that Wetn'wild is now available at landmark, makati. YEY!! i hope this is available at their counters. 

Thank you to my new subscribers.. I hope I can update more often but school is precluding me from doing so.. 
Have a nice day everyone.