Collection Cosmetics And Sleek Makeup

As I mentioned before, I went to Crossings department store to find some flats. The hunt for my next go-to flats was a success, but along the way I found some makeup products I wanted to try out.

These brands aren’t that new. In fact, there have been some buzz going on about them. I’m talking about Collection Cosmetics and Sleek Makeup. Both brands originated in the UK. Also, they are very affordable, something anyone will like.

First off, here are my goodies…

Makeup by Sleek Makeup and Collection Cosmetics
Makeup by Sleek Makeup and Collection Cosmetics

So I got the Storm eyeshadow palette and Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac from Sleek. And from Collection Cosmetics, I got two lipsticks, two shimmer shades, and a volumizing mascara.

Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac
Pout Polish in Pink Cadillac

 

 

I’m not really into balms in pot form but the color is just so vibrant! And it did not disappoint. This is now a staple in my makeup bag.

Storm Palette
Storm Palette

The eyeshadow palette has some really wearable shades and I love how this palette has a rose gold shadow I have been looking for. Honestly, As I was buying it, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. I’m just not sure which Naked palette, so I went and compared them.

Urban Decay's Naked 1 and 2 Palette, Sleek Storm Palette
Urban Decay’s Naked 1 and 2 Palette, Sleek Storm Palette

As you can see, the Storm palette has some similar shades with both Urban Decay Naked Palettes. It has some cool and warm shades. So it really is a good mix. Also, the pigment of the Storm Palette is really good. I was a little surprise by the quality, honestly.

Now, onto the Collection Cosmetics…

Shimmer Shades in Way To Glow and Blushalicious
Shimmer Shades in Way To Glow and Blushalicious

These two Shimmer Shades are the first things that caught my eye. This is the first time I bought such a blush product. I was really drawn into, how both blushes have all the basic colors you may need for blushes! Also, you can use some of the cubes as highlighting and bronzing shades (Way To Glow). I have been reaching for these two for a while now, and they are really good. The packaging is a little bulky but the pigments are good. They are not chalky and goes on smoothly. They are quickly becoming my favorite blushes! I love how you can mix all four shades in one cube or choose just one shade. I love the versatility the product gives.

Volume Sensation Lipstick in Cherry Pop and Satin Bow
Volume Sensation Lipstick in Cherry Pop and Satin Bow

I was curious with their lip products so I got some. And as can you see from the photo, I immediately used the shade Satin Bow as soon as I paid for it. Yup, as it went through the scanner, I opened and used it. And I do love it! The pigment is nice and color payoff and good. But the lasting power is not so nice. But that doesn’t really bother me much.

Big Fake Mascara
Big Fake Mascara

I’m not a fan of the Big Fake Mascara. I did like the wand, but I noticed, that after a few minutes I applied the mascara on my lashes, they kind of went back from being straight. That’s been a major issue for my straight eyelashes for years and it has been a little tricky for me to choose the right mascara.

All in all, it was a fun haul! Have you tried any of these products? Share your experiences!

 

xoxo

 

Disclosure: All Products mentioned here were purchased by the author. All opinions are based on the author’s personal experience and research. No compensation was made for products featured and/or reviewed in this post.

 

 

The Hunt For Flats

Ok.. So I didn’t really hunt for those oh-so perfect flats. I already know what brand to look for and where.

Before the heavy downpour we experienced recently, I was out looking for ballet flats; specifically from Anthology.

The very reason I’m buying new flats is because my old pair from Anthology needs to retire. My Mom took pity on it and told me to let it go and buy new ones. I couldn’t really let them go because they are so comfortable. And like any high-quality pair of shoes, they get better as they age, so the comfort level just improves.

In need of retirement Anthology Flats
In-need-of-retirement Anthology Flats

Just look how worn they are now. But I can’t let them go. Even if I have new flats, I still wear this pair at times.

My favorite Anthology flats
My favorite Anthology flats

I went back to Crossings Department Store in Shangri-La Plaza to find my next favorite Anthology shoes. And I did! But instead of getting a pair, I ended up getting two!

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Darker Lips For Fall

Even if we don’t enjoy four season in the Philippines, the rainy season gives us a reason to dress warmly and sport some darker lips.

Here’s my take on it.

Wearing H&M lipstick in Wild Thing
Wearing H&M lipstick in Wild Thing

Plus, I partnered it with a darker nail polish.

Matching lipstick shade and nail polish color
Matching lipstick shade and nail polish color

Dare to go darker? What’s the darkest lip color you have worn?

xoxo

 

Disclosure: All Products mentioned here were purchased by the author. All opinions are based on the author’s personal experience and research. No compensation was made for products featured and/or reviewed in this post.

August Trends!

Check out the hottest trends for the month of August from totalbeauty.com

image from totalbeauty.com
image from totalbeauty.com

 

Nude lips, matte lips, and iridescent eyes are just some of this month’s hottest trends in beauty. And these are just perfect for this rainy season. I’m not so sure about the white on white. Definitely not applicable here in the Philippines.

Check it all out at totalbeauty.com

xoxo

Touch ups on Mookup

image from http://archive.4plebs.org
image from http://archive.4plebs.org

I am currently in the process of making some changes on mookup.com. I apologize since the blog is not yet fabulous. I am working on it. However, I will still keep posting as I unveil the changes.

Thanks for the love and support!

xoxo

 

Finding Mr. Bright

Finding Mr. Bright
Finding Mr. Bright

I like Benefit products, especially their kits. I think it’s a great way to sample their products. I’ve been drawn to their highlighting products like Girl Meets Pearl and High Beam, and have been wanting to try them.

It wasn’t until recently that I purchased Finding Mr. Bright, which is a kit that has both of the highlighting products that I want to try and more in sample sizes. This way, I would be able to gauge which products I would want to repurchase in full sizes.

Finding Mr. Bright
Finding Mr. Bright

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Leave The Mustache To The Men

Ladies.. please leave the mustache to the men.

You know what’s as unsightly as a unibrow for women? It’s having a mustache. Ladies shouldn’t, unless for a play or movie, be sporting one. It is just unladylike. And downright unsightly.

Image from blindgossip.com
Image from blindgossip.com

We get our eyebrows groomed, have our underarm hairs waxed, why shouldn’t we give the same amount of attention to our upper lips? And we should, trust me.

I never really cared about the few strands of hair I have on my upper lips until about two years ago when I was having some head shots of me taken for my portfolio and website. It was when I was reviewing the photos when I noticed a shadow on my upper lip, turned out the camera lens captured my ‘stache. Since then, I have been relying on my Sally Hansen Facial Hair Remover Kit.

Sally Hansen Creme Hair Remover Kit for the face
Sally Hansen Creme Hair Remover Kit for the face

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One Afternoon To Evening Look

Last Saturday I had a full social day. Morning I did my usual writing and by lunch time I was preparing for my afternoon date with the boyfriend. And by dinner time, I’ll be joining the rest of the family for my Papa’s post birthday celebration (his birthday was on June 10).

So taking to consideration I had a full day, and wouldn’t have the time to change my makeup for the night, I went ahead and applied a makeup look that’s appropriate for the afternoon and would last until the evening. Here’s what I came up with:

My Bright-Almost Pink lipstick
My Bright-Almost Pink lipstick

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