MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Matte Lipstick

I’ve always been excited by each new Viva Glam release from MAC. It’s a great excuse reason to add to my lippie collection while also doing a good deed. But at the same time, I still want to pick out lipsticks that I know would be a flattering choice. From reading the reviews, seeing the swatches, and taking into consideration how flattering fuchsia lipsticks are, I instantly knew that
I just had to have the MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson Matte Lipstick (USD 17.50 / PHP 1,050).

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P Henson

Quick Specs: 3 g / 0.10 US oz ; made in Canada

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Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

So… I’m back from a months-long hiatus! This was completely unintentional, but I had to go on a trip and make up for missing work. And then when I was about to start writing again, there were issues with my photo hosting site that rendered a good half of the blog entries here photo-less. (Arg!) Long story short, I got a little overwhelmed and decided to take a break, so I wouldn’t put too much pressure on myself and burn out. But I’m back now, and I’m gradually fixing old blog entries to regain their photos.

In my extended leave of absence, I had the chance to re-evaluate my beauty collection and rotate skincare and makeup products, so this gave me a chance to try out a bunch of new stuff that I can’t wait to share. Without further ado, let’s get things started (again) with Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (P1,725).

Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Face Wash Quick Specs: 7.8 fl oz / 230 ml ; made in USA Kiehls Calendula Ingredients Continue reading

Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer

I think I’ve figured out my 2017 beauty goal halfway through the year: I’m planning to explore the world of stick concealers! Why cover-up sticks specifically? They are so convenient to tote around that I can see myself popping one or two sticks in my daily makeup bag for a quick round of hide-and-seek with blemishes and dark circles. I’ll start off the collection with Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer in 22 Natural Light (PHP 1,350).

Shiseido Perfecting Stick Concealer

Quick Specs: 5 g / 0.17 oz ; made in Japan

 

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In Her Element Low pH Rose Gel Cleanser

I mentioned before that I’m legit starting to get into the whole rose skincare trend after reviewing an eye cream. It all fell into place organically. A few weeks after I started using my eye cream, In Her Element Low pH Rose Gel CleanserΒ (PHP 675) made its debut in a bazaar/fair booth I was helping man. After seeing the tester in action, I purchased mine right away.

In Her Element Rose Gel Cleanser

Quick Specs: 100 ml ; made in the Philippines

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Peripera Peri’s Ink Velvet in Dollish Beige Rose

If you go through my makeup stash, you are sure to find a collection of lipsticks and, to a lesser extent, some liquid lipsticks, glosses, and a couple of lip tints. It will become apparent to you that I still prefer the more traditional delivery system of lip color. And it’s not because I am a purist. It’s just that I’ve always had trouble embracing the experience of other lip makeup. So rarely do I find a formula that isn’t sticky or drying, and I especially hate claims of long-wear lippies.

But let it be known that Peripera Peri’s Ink VelvetΒ in Dollish Beige Rose (PHP 450) is a glorious exception. Thank goodness for yet another case of FOMO.

Peri’s Ink Velvet

Quick Specs: 8 g ; made in Korea

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