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I wanted to wear an eyeliner that is not as striking as black for daytime look and something that can withstand the long office hours. I searched far and wide(LOL) for a good option, but only this IN2IT Waterproof Gel Eyeliner passed the criteria. I definitely thought that this is a pricey pencil liner. But since I’ve heard a lot of raves from various forums and blogs, I gave it a try. The first thing that really delighted me was the texture. I never have to tug on my lids in order to create a thin line, though I have a bit of trouble in creating a little, but defined wing especially if the liner is not that sharpened. You don’t want to always sharpen this thing because you’d want more value for your money.
Product Info: A smooth and soft gel liner, that glides onto the skin. The pencil shape gives balance making it easier to hold and apply. Quick drying, waterproof, and super long wearing. No running, no smudging, no panda eyes, no fragrance. Easy to apply and remove.
Availability: Can be bought locally at SM or at Watsons and online.
I was strolling around SM when I came across James Cooper counter. The brand has been mentioned by youtube gurus and in forum as well, so I bought myself this James Cooper Jazzy Collection Cream Foundation.
Weight: 20g / 0.70 Oz
Availability: Can be bought at James Cooper counter in SM Department Stores nationwide.
Shades: CF-01, CF-02, CF-03, CF-04, CF-05
The container looks sleek and small, but surprisingly, it has a lot of product inside. This would take me forever to hit pan! What surprised me even more is the oil that is sitting on top of the product, as you can see in the picture. Cream foundations have oil in them, but I didn’t expect I’d see it like this. I heard that this has very good coverage, so I decided to buy it. Unfortunately, their color selection sucks. The shade lighter than this one, which is CF-02 is way lighter than my skin tone, and has pink undertones. I am yellow-toned, as most Asians are, and for reference, I’m NC 30 in MAC. CF-01 is also pink-toned. What is weirder is that CF-02 is lighter than CF-01 when I swatched them in the mall. CF-03 is a tad darker than my skin tone, at least, it’s not pink-toned. I’d rather go darker than wear something that makes me look pink.
I had a tint phase, where I bought a lot of tints and ended up not using most of them, because I was still finishing some of my previously bought ones. I was close to selling this, until I gave Etude House Dear Darling Tint a try.
Availability: Can be bought locally and online if you don’t have an Etude House store near you.
Shades: 01 Pink, 02 Really Red, 03 Red Orange
I think Etude House Dear Darling Tint has a lot of product. It appears to me it has more product than Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint. Both lasted a long time to me.The packaging is cute, as usual. I think Etude House is also known for its eye-catching, princess-like packaging. I like that I can see how much product is left, because the container is clear, unlike Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint.
The first time I dyed my hair was last December, using the Etude House Bubble Hair Coloring, but in #3 Natural Brown. I was obviously satisfied because I bought another one, which is darker than the previous color. I wanted brown with a hint of red, but want the convenience of a mousse, so I settled for this color even if it doesn’t have a reddish tint.
Availability: Can be bought in any Etude House counter nationwide or you can buy it online.
Shades: #1 Black, #2 Dark Brown, #3 Natural Brown, #7 Mocha Pink, Sweet Orange, Wine Red, Bronze Blonde
The box contains a pump bottle, a solution, hair treatment, plastic cape, latex gloves and an instruction manual written in Korean, which is pretty useless.
If it’s your first time coloring your hair, then this product is for you since it’s noob-proof. When I first dyed my hair, I was actually amazed how easy the process is and how it completely colored my hair evenly, except for the top part since I left it on longer than the other parts.
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I’m always on a lookout for a foundation with medium to full coverage without the heavy feeling on the skin. Enter, Ever Bilena Advance Studio Finish Stick Foundation! I’m a follower of some Filipino Youtube gurus, and one of them, Janah, mentioned this in one of her videos. We had the same skin type and skin tone so I decided to try it. I also used this foundation in the shade Creme, but I’m going to review the Beige shade.
Product Info: Widely used by professionals, this lightly scented studio finish foundation creates moderate coverage with a natural matte finish. This foundation contains Vitamin E that helps moisturize the skin. Can also conceal dark circles, redness and minor skin imperfections. Just swivel up the barrel and viola! The cream foundation will blend easily on the skin without caking or flaking effects.
Availability: Can be bought in SM Department Stores, Watsons, or in any Ever Bilena counter nationwide.
Shades: Creme, Beige, Miel, and Soleil.
Ever Bilena Advance Studio Finish Stick Foundation is a cream foundation that is in a stick, which is something. I find that this works well with my oily/combination skin. It still contains oil, but it doesn’t make me as shiny as some cream foundations do.