August 2018 Empties

I’m always talking about my personal anti-hoarding campaign, but I feel like I’ve actually made a lot of progress this year. I want to free up the linen closet I’ve been using to hold skincare and bath products to hold… well, towels and linen. Out of the three shelves in that closet, I’ve already been able to reclaim one! Now I’ve got a fresh batch of empties and the wish that another shelf will be good to go by the end of the year.

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Revlon Insta-Blush

I am a lazy blush user. I will have the same compact or stick in my makeup bag for months at a time, because I can’t be bothered to coordinate. That’s why I generally go for long-wear neutral blushes. It’s just easier to match with any lip color. When I’m extra lazy, I’ll even skip the powder formula altogether and turn to a stick or cream blush to eliminate the need for tools. On that topic, let’s talk about Revlon Insta-Blush in 320 Berry Kiss (PHP 575 ; ), and if it could be the lazy blusher’s new BFF.

Revlon Insta-Blush

Quick Specs: 8.9 g / 0.31 oz ; made in the USA

Active: Titanium Dioxide 4.7%, Zinc Oxide 2.1%. Inactive: Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Boron Nitride, Ozokerite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-(C12-14 Alkyl PPG-2) Hexamethylenediurea, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Ceramide 6 II, Cholesterol, Ceramide 1, Nylon-12, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Linoleic Acid, Methoxy Amodimethicone / Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Triolein, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sorbic Acid. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Do you prefer a subtle highlighter, a blingy highlighter, or does it depend on the mood? I did a lot of frenzied buying some years back, but cut the whole thing short after I discovered HG goodness of both TheBalm Mary-lou Manizer and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. While I still picked up a couple of compacts here and there—I am partial to powder formulas— nothing major stood out until I swatched the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow (PHP 349 / USD 4.99) at a mall and went gaga for the intense bling.

Quick Specs: 5.4 g / 0.19 oz ; made in China

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In2It Sparkling Eyeshadow

Time and time again, I make it a point to drop by the In2It counter at my local drugstore beauty haunt (a.k.a. Watsons). After trying out this affordable Thai brand’s blush, lipstick, powder eyeshadow, and powder foundation, I generally trust their products to be of great quality and the colors to be universally flattering. On my last browsing session, I came across one of their latest offerings, the In2It Sparkling Eyeshadow in SE04 Rose Gold (PHP 299.75).

Quick Specs: 1.8 g ; made in Thailand

Ingredients

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Catrice Cosmetics Healthy Look Matiffying Powder

I have a bunch of products I’ve saved specifically to use for summer. I guess I do end up changing my lineup per season, but it also serves the purpose of helping me rigorously try out items during the times that they are most needed. And to start off my summer lineup is Catrice Cosmetics Healthy Look Matiffying Powder in 010 Luminous Light (PHP 499)

Catrice Healthy Look Mattifying Powder

Quick Specs: 9 g / 0.31 oz ; made in Poland

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