Am I starting a love affair with colorful makeup? Gosh, I hope so! I did experiment with whimsical shades of blue and green a few years ago, but they’re not exactly embraced with open arms in the corporate world. And so I’ve always dubbed them as “editorial colors”. These shades would earn a few stares, and I would get self-conscious. However, the 2010’s make it a-okay to flaunt bold beauty, so I picked up the Zoeva Love is a Story Eyeshadow Palette (PHP 1,106 from Sephora.ph) to have fun with.
Zoeva Love is a Story Palette
Quick Specs: 1.5 g x 10 / 0.05 oz x 10 ; made in Italy
Off the top of my head, there are two ways to make an FOTD more distinct: Color and shimmer/sparkle/glitter. The former is something that I’ve only just started to tap into this year, while the latter has been a longtime go-to that started way back when I was a teenager.
From experience, I can safely say that shimmer, sparkle, and glitter can be as subtle or as bold as you want it to be, depending on where they are positioned and how they are diffused. So you can imagine the fun I had when Althea Korea gave me the chance to experience glitter galore with their limited edition Glitter Box (PHP 1,370).
Althea Glitter Box
Discover the contents with me!
Here’s the deal: I treat makeup and skincare shopping as seriously as I do gadget-shopping. As in, I make these wishlists and canvas prices carefully before making purchases. Most of the time, I am even patient enough to wait for a sale before “pouncing”. So the development of an app that can help me find my next great Kbeauty buy naturally sounds like an excellent idea. And the Althea Korea App, available on both iOS and Android, makes that next shopping session so much easier.
Kbeauty Made Easy: The Althea App
Read more to explore the app and to take a peek at my haul!
The year is coming to a close, and I find myself already thinking about my beauty goals for 2017. For 2016, I was all about highlighting/contouring and picking up bronzer for the first time (review later!), but I want to ring in the new year with a renewed dedication to eyes. Admittedly, I have been sticking to bold lips to make a quick job of it, but I want to put more time towards learning new ways to define eyes. And so I set about to start practicing with the help of Eye of Horus Easy on the Eyes Glamourbox (PHP 1,290) and the new Eye of Horus Bio Lash Lift Mascara (PHP 1,150).
What’s New From Eye of Horus
I’ve received conflicting views on shimmer shadows. On one end, a friend told me that shimmer shadows are only ‘cool’ up until college. On the other hand, have you seen the glam ladies in Japan? The office girls know how to pull off the shimmer shadow there, so I guess I’m trusting the judgement of the Japanese on this round. Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyes in PK-1 (PHP 770) makes a convincing argument as well.
Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyes Eyeshadow in PK-1
Quick Specs: 2.0 g ; made in Japan