I am the most stubborn person when it comes to primers. I seldom buy eyeshadows these days (because hoarder), so I try to opt for ones known for their longevity when I am in the rare mood to make a purchase. But the reality is that I still have some average longevity shadows in my stash, and it’s a waste to see them festering away because they don’t last on my lids long enough. I eventually convinced myself to get Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer (P298) after getting several recommendations from friends and reading raves.
Etude House Proof10 Eye Primer
Quick Specs: 10 g / 0.35 oz ; made in Korea
The piece of makeup that probably wound me up the most this year has been the cushion compact. I definitely started as something of a hater, especially after I heard friends complain of how quickly the stuff runs out or dries up. But then again, there is a reason behind the raves. My dismissiveness shifted into curiosity and, inevitably, temptation. So when a press kit containing Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion in Natural Beige (PHP 1,098) came my way, I couldn’t wait to start furiously patting.
Etude House Any Cushion (Berry Delicious)
Quick Specs: 0.52 oz. / 15 g ; made in Korea; SPF 50+ / PA+++
Are you big on matching your beauty color palette to the current season? It’s not a major priority for me, but the mood does occasionally strike. A fun polish like Etude House Berry Delicious Strawberry Souffle Nail in #9 (USD 3.90 / PHP 178) immediately gives a summer vibe, even when I don’t have any makeup on.
Etude House Berry Delicious Nail Polish
Quick Specs: made in Korea
The Philippine election season has heated up in more ways than one! It has been said that the 2016 election has been the most intense in the modern history of the country. So much drama, and it didn’t even end with the debates and the voting. (In case you’re unaware, there was a Twitter hashtag that trended over the last 24 hours. It concerned the candidates and their family members. It may or may not involve controversial NSFW fictional stuff. Oh my.)
But anyway, the mood struck me to do a full face on voting day. Never mind that it was stifling hot and the line was expected to be at least an hour long! lol
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I think I’ve settled on a theme for this year’s beauty buys: I’m trying to challenge myself to pull off “crazy” lipstick colors. It all started with the Etude House Berry Delicious collection launch I attended for Project Vanity. (That’s right, you guys! This is how I’m announcing my joining the Project Vanity team of writers.) There was a makeover, and the makeup artist suggested a bright orange/tangerine lip that I would have NEVER chosen for myself in real life. I’ve always been scared of how some orangey lip colors tend to bring out the yellow in my teeth. But since it wasn’t a major commitment, I decided to give it a go:
Wearing Berry Delicious OR208
So now I’m getting ballsier with loud lipstick colors. The other day, I even tried out lilac lipstick, and it wasn’t half bad. Today, I’m gamely trying out Etude House Berry Delicious Color in Liquid Lips in RD304 (PHP 598).
Etude House Berry Delicious Colour in Liquid Lips
Quick Specs: 0.12 oz / 3.5 g ; made in Korea