Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil

I am a sucker for anything sparkly, so some unintentional enabling went down when a friend consolidated her cart with mine to avail of a 20% discount from the Sephora website. She picked up two of Rihanna’s products, and one of them was the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats?! (PHP 2,150). Of course, I also had to have one after seeing so many rave reviews.

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb

Quick Specs: 8 g ; made in USA

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Maybelline Master Chrome by Face Studio Metallic Highlighter

If I had to name one category of makeup that I find hardest to resist buying more of, highlighter is the obvious one that comes to mind. And since I’ve had the pleasure of discovering top shelf stuff like TheBalm and Becca early on, I consider my standards reasonably high. I sprung for Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Rose Gold (PHP 499) with an “oh what the heck” attitude when it went on sale, and I have no regrets.

Quick Specs: 6.7 g / 0.24 oz ; made in Canada

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Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Celebrity makeup lines… Where do I begin? Long story short, I’m not one to rush to the store (or online) to try a product owned by a celebrity. There was a brief period in time where I was wowed by the Kardashians’ Khroma Beauty palettes. (Remember how that turned out?) But I’ve become more jaded after 6 years and less likely to fall for the hype. Or at least, I hope so.

And since we’re on the subject of dropping truth nuggets, then I will admit that I am not really well-versed in Rihanna either. It’s more of a casual interest in her music. But this isn’t about how much of a fan I am. Nope. This is about the need to have a portable blush stick in my bag, and Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe (PHP 1,450 / USD 25) happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Fenty Match Stix in Yacht Lyfe

Quick Specs: 7.1 g / 0.25 oz ; made in USA

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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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Zoeva Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette

While I haven’t officially put myself on a spending ban for early 2018, it seems to have crept up and come into effect anyway. Aside from paying only for shipping on some free samples, I’ve actually been spending money on books instead. But this is an excellent opportunity to reassess my collection and work on the review backlog. I’ve had the Zoeva Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette (PHP1,500) for months now, and it’s time to give it the spotlight.

Zoeva Spring Strobe Spectrum Palette

Quick Specs: 4 x 3.8 g / 4x 0.13 oz ; made in Italy

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