The Hit List (April Favorites)

Is it too late to post my April Faves? I have been very busy and sick the past few days. April just flew so fast that I can't believe that next week is already the elections.  I am trying a lot of new products lately that I can't wait for another three months to feature a quarterly hit list. These are the stuff that I have been using almost everyday this month. Here is a quick run down of my April Favorites:
Holika Holika Petit BB Cream in Essential
I have been reaching for this product almost everyday because I find BB cream perfect for the hot  weather in Manila. This Holika Holika BB Cream in Essential has a very good coverage, moisturizing property and has SPF 30 PA++ to protect my face from the harsh sun.  I have reviewed the Clearing version here:
The shade is lighter than my skin tone but I really love how it brightens up my face in an instant. With a darker setting powder, it matches my shade well. Korean BB Creams are by far still the best bb creams out there in my opinion.
Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist
This product magically turns my heavy coverage foundations look like second skin. Click here for my detailed review:
I must say that this is my most fave product for this month. I bring this anywhere and it keeps my face fresh and hydrated despite the scorching heat.
Belo Essentials Whitening Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
I discovered this product through Shen and Martha. I was really happy I bought this deodorant. This only costs 179 or 169 pesos (I cannot remember, I really apologize for my poor memory). So far, this does not darken my pit and  it controls my perspiration fairly well . It sprays a relaxing and cooling mist. The scent of this deo is very nice! This is probably one of the best deo I have tried because it dries quickly compared to roll on deos.
4U2 Superlight BB Powder -I bought this as a touch up powder. Lately,I find the Fanny Serrano 2 way cake too heavy for touch ups. Here is my full review of the product:

MAC Melba Blush - My first MAC blush after the tragedy. I love the staying power of MAC blushes. They stay in place for hours and applies smoothly. The degree of opacity and pigmentation is great. You just need a light hand to achieve that perfect glow. This blush is matte warm peach with brownish pink undertones that looks like a rosy peach on my yellow skintone.
Revlon Colorstay
I got this powder for review purposes from Bon Marche. Can I just say that this is my favorite foundation to date? In terms of coverage, price point and staying power, this foundation beats my all time favorite MAC Studiofix hands down. Review and comparison with my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation will be posted soon. Visit Bon Marche's Page here:

Eye of Horus Eyeliner
I got this from the March Glamourbox and this cost a whopping 960 pesos. I am thrilled I got a full sized sample from Glamour box. This is one of the best pencil eyeliner I have ever tried. The color pay off is amazing, glides like a dream, does not budge nor smudge and is insanely waterproof!!!! This stays on my upper waterline and lashline the whole day with noticeable but slight fading after the 5th hour. 
I am almost through with half of the pencil. You can see how bold the color is. I have tried rubbing it with water but it did not budge at all. 
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
The KPalette Liquid Liners are a must try. I have posted a full review of this product. Click here: to know more about how great this new and improved formulation of  the KPalette Tattoo Liner. 
Watsons Compact Puff
This affordable Cosmetic Puff applies my powder foundations seamlessly. The flocked surface packs on my powder foundation better than an ordinary sponge, thus, can completely blurring my pores. Whenever I use this puff, I noticed that my foundation adheres better on my skin and stays longer than usual. I apply with a patting motion and concentrates more on areas where coverage is needed. This puff is very sturdy too. I have been using it for over a month . Compared to sponge or wedges that can accumulate makeup stains badly, this compact puff is very easy to clean much like washing a cloth. Despite having washed it countless of times, it still has remained it shape and puffiness. I will definitely repurchase this. This only costs 59 pesos (I think, again I apologize for not remembering the prices). 
Nichido HD Lipstick in Pink Tulip
The shade of Nichido Pink Tulip HD lipstick is perfect for the summer. If you are looking for bright pink lipstick, this local lippie is a hit for only 180 pesos.  Also, the staying power is great. This lipstick leaves a natural tint on the lips even after eating or wiping it off.  If you hate having dry lips, I suggest to skip this lippie because of its matte finish, it can eventually dry out your lips quickly. My quick remedy is applying a good moisturizing balm like Carmex. 
Cure (Natural Aqua Gel)
My dad, mom, sister, brother.. Oh let me just say that everyone in our house is loving this product. This removes the dead skin very gently without fear of those harsh abrasive scrubs.  I only use this once a week and it can also removes rough or dry areas of the skin. 
K-Palette 1 Day Lash Perm
Just a quick note on this mascara. This mascara has the lightest wand I have ever use which makes application very easy. This also holds the curl for hours and lengthens my lashes well.  I will be doing a thorough review soon

What are your faves last April?
I would love to hear your recommendations.

Have a blessed day to all!

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  1. Hi Donna, try setting your bb cream with Ben nye banana. it works for me. ^_^

  2. That's a lot of faves! I really want to try the products you mentioned to keep skin hydrated especially these days :)

  3. I love Cure, too! I'm so jelly, you have full sized. hehe.

    XX, IamJenniya

  4. I think the deo looks interesting and the lipstick is pretty!

  5. The BB Cream looks interesting. So cute! Hahaha! :)


  6. The Belo deo is great (I use the roll-on version). I didn't see any lightening effect, but at least it didn't darken my pits XD

  7. I really want to try Cure! Must drop by Beauty Bar soon!


  8. Jill of Kikay Exchange sent me sachet samples of Cure and I loved it. I can't buy one yet coz I have to finish the peeling gel I bought from Skinfood some months back.

  9. The Eye of Horus Eyeliner is SO Pigmented gosh! Sana may dupe nian. :)

  10. i found some product in this list that i may add in my shopping list :) nice list of favorites :)

  11. does it suit morena skin? i mean the lippie.

  12. I didn't know there's a Celeteque Hydrolyzed Moisturizing Mist! Good thing I read this post! I super love the Nichido lipstick <3


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