Lipsticks aren’t inferior goods, economists say, but they could be small indulgences, an inexpensive treat meant to substitute for a bigger-ticket item. Or lipsticks could also be morale boosters, like Charlie Chaplin films were during the Depression. A warm shade that perfectly matches your skin tone might make you forget how far your 401(k) has tanked.   They call this the ‘The Lipstick Effect’ where women are said to spend more on beauty products during recessions a study in the US said. I don’t know about you but I carry at least 4 different shades of lipstick when I go out.  I have pink, I haveRead More →

It was the first time in many years that I forgat to bring along with me any makeup (facepowder, eyeliner,lipstick or even just a lipgloss!) to do a re-touch as I go along my day shopping yesterday! But I was surprised how my face didn’t get oily or dragged out despite a long walk from GT Towers in Makati to Greenbelt5! I would have to give credit to the the face powder I used before leaving the house. Product Info Nature Republic Vanilla Sky Pact with SPF30 PA+++ is a vanilla scented pact that makes the skin moist and gives it a matte finish. TheRead More →

Another Korean cosmetic brand now invades the country, Nature Republic who just opened their SM Fairview branch last Friday (11.11.11) But what will make Nature Republic click in the Philippine market? Mr. Tad Huang said the superior quality of their products will set them from the rest. With competitive prices and interesting skin care and makeup products they offer they are confident that they will have a high following of consumers in the country. In fact, they have stores in Festival Supermall in Alabang, SM North EDSA at The Block and ground level and are planning to open 10 stores next year! Here are someRead More →

In my world, there’s no competition.  All makeup brands are good you just have to know how to wear it .   Click on the brands and see which product I have reviewed and what I think of them.REVLON SHU UEMURA L’OREAL MAYBELLINE ESTEE LAUDER MARY KAY KANEBO COSMETICS CINEMA SECRETS LANCOME AVON WET ‘N WILD L.A. COLORS MAKE UP FOR EVER BENEFIT COSMETICS NATURE REPUBLIC TONY MOLY KOH GEN DO HD Makeup THE BODY SHOP EVER BILENA LAURA MERCIER VIRGINIA OLSEN MINERALS BYS Complete Cosmetics  Read More →

As promised, I will try to create at least one makeup video tutorial each month, and so here it is my 2nd video tutorial featuring a look you can try for your graduation ball!   It’s not that super bongga but a look that is simple, a little sweet, a little sexy and a little professional all combined into  one look (char!)  I hope you like it! You can wear your hair up or down, depending on your outfit for the big day. Or may I suggest during the program have your hair up and later on in the day you can let your hairRead More →

I got a lot of inquiry with regards to the best eyebrow makeup available in the market they can use.  I understand the concern as the eyebrow makes or breaks a look.  If you wear your eyebrow too thick you look like someone who doesn’t know what threading, plucking or shaving means.  If you wear your eyebrow too think, you will look 10 years older than your actual age.  If you wear the wrong colored eyebrow makeup, it will also ruin your look.     In my opinion, the best eyebrow makeup looks natural and not too painted.    Here are some of the eyebrowRead More →

Today, I am debuting my first ever makeup video tutorial that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I made a very simple look that screams fresh and radiant , which represents what I feel for the  new year 2013. This is a no-talk 6 minute makeup tutorial, I hope you all will like it and find it useful too. My first ever video makeup tutorial features a lot of luminous and shimmery makeup products that some people are afraid to use because it is too glossy almost close to looking oily and greasy but after this look I created I hope it willRead More →

Due to insistent readers demand,  I will teach you the basic makeup look that you can wear from daytime to nighttime without so much fuss. What you need: Liquid or creme foundation which will be the base for your makeup to make it last longer . Makeup is like painting and to create a beautiful artwork you need a clean canvass to start with.  (Tip Liquid foundation or creme makeup works best for ladies aged 30 above. Tinted moisturizer, or pressed foundation/ powder works best for 29 below.  BB creme and CC creme is an exception to both address skin problems such as acne) Eyebrow pencil to fill yourRead More →