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Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry

It has been more that three years since I took the Personal Beauty Make Up Course Maquillage Professionnel by Make Up Forever. I intended to blog about it but life got in the way. 🙂

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Above is a collage of a few of the photos I took in the 15 hour Personal Make Up Course that I enrolled in with the pretty girls I am with in the above photos. I can’t believe this was three years ago! Time flies. I was meaning to level up but I had my priorities right in line. I would still love to learn more about make up artistry still. Maybe later when I get the chance.

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#AirbrushedLookEveryday with @MaybellinePH Dream Liquid Mousse

It is always fun to get first dibs to new things. Before we flew down South last weekend, I got a hold of Maybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse with its Duo Fibre makeup brush! I love the Perfect Airbrush coverage that it claims to be able to deliver. I have never tried airbrush makeup before because of the hefty amount that came with it. Understandably, this new makeup innovation got me all curious.

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse setMaybelline’s Dream Liquid Mousse and Duo Fibre makeup brush

Airbrush Finish

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In Search for the Best Mineral Makeup

The first mineral makeup brand I have tried and actually loved was Babydoll. That was back in 2005. To date, I have not really tried very many brands that have made a considerable impact on me that made me really jump fence and say, “It’ll be mineral makeup for me from here on out.” My leaning towards organic and things natural should easily have me do the switch.

The latest mineral makeup I have tried were that of Virginia Olsen Minerals from my December Saladbox. Yes, I love the blush’s pigmentation. But I have yet to try their other products. A few mineral makeup enthusiasts who have reviewed different products have been raving over Pure Body Beauty Mineral makeup. I love that all of their products are free of gluten, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and talc. Were never tested on animals are Hypoallergenic.

Mineral Makeup

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Kanebo and Elite makeup sponges

It was only during the recent Personal Makeup Course that I took at Maquillage Professionel that I learned to appreciate the use of makeup brushes. Before that, I was a sponge/puff girl through and through. Leaving my brushes stashed away since forever. Now that I have the Charm Travel Pro v3, I honestly can’t figure out how I managed all my make up wearing years without these brushes. My review post about it soon. 🙂

I always knew Kanebo was a good brand, so when this makeup sponge cost me P300 (approx.$7), I was certain that there is a good reason behind it.  The fine print on the package is in Japanese. Save for the brand Kanebo, the only English words on the package are “make up sponge” and the sticker that reads who its local distributor is. Go figure!

The Elite Model’s Fashion make up sponges are cheap. It claims to be recommended by Elite Models. Which by the way, I don’t buy. 😛 It’s not cheap cheap, like most disposable sponges are. But the package does come cheap with two sponges for only P165 (approx. $4). It is the latex kind. I bought this before I got hold of my Kanebo sponge last June, which I figured as non-latex. Elite latex sponges are not exactly my favorite. It can be an alternative. Can do the job, even. But it’s not the best, for sure.

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Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in 105 Brunette

I confess, my love affair with my favorite drugstore brand, Revlon, goes wayback.  I have a few Revlon posts to prove that: Revlon Khol in Midnight Blue, Revlon Colorstay Eye makeup, Revlon Warehouse Sale, et.al. I have since appreciated other drugstore brands like Elf and Maybelline. But it was not until my one week Personal Makeup Course in Maquillage Professional last week did I found out what I was missing. Because I was not born with enough brow hairs to even have them shaped, I am left to fashion to them manually every time. So the major keys are the skill to properly shape the brows and the tool/s that is/are used. My mom has tried to convince me time and again to get a tattoo done like hers to save myself the trouble of having to shape them every time. There is a better alternative to that nowadays – the Eyebrow Resurrection that Brow Haus is offering — I will blog about that later. As for the tattoo, that won’t be an option for me.

A great alternative to Make Up For Ever’s Eyebrow Corrector #0 is the Revlon Brow Fantasy Pencil & Gel in Brunette (pictured above) which retails for PhP 575 (approx. $14).

So during my course at Maquillage Professionel last week, I totally fell in love with Make Up For Ever‘s Eyebrow Corrector #0. We were told that all students are entitled to 10% off in the duration of our class. But the thing is, both their outlets in Serendra and Shangri-la have run out of the Eyebrow Corrector #0 and #2. I used both interchangeably during the course.

Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector (above photo), which sells for more than PhP 1,200 (approx. $31) locally is the best that I have used to date. When I went to their Serendra outlet, I was told that it might not be until September til they have new stocks. And there was no way I was waiting until then. So I went to every possible beauty stall in the mall looking for the best alternative. Revlon is great at offering dual ended products – just like the Revlon Matte Luxurious Kohl Eyeliner. (more…)

Personal Beauty Make Up Course Maquillage Professionnel (Supported by Make Up For Ever)

It was some months ago when I stalled on buying a similar deal on Makeup Class from Deal Grocer, I found out too late that the deal was already sold out. Imagine my excitement when this deal prompted on my inbox. I sure grabbed a hold of it first thing yesterday.

15-hour Personal Beauty Make Up Course Maquillage Professionnel (Supported by Make Up For Ever)

Yes, that ‘1 bought’ on the counter was moi! I know, I’m pretty stoked!  As of writing 20 bought, 78 left. (more…)

Holiday Glam with Maybelline and L’Oreal

As parties comes in left and right this holiday season, it is just right to ramp it up, while you are already at it, looking fab and pretty. Last Saturday, Watsons treated us and some chosen BDO Prestige Cardholders to a grand Holiday Glam Makeover by Maybelline and L’Oreal.


The makeover workshop was jumpstarted by Maybelline New York’s Senior Makeup Artist, Harold Santos. He worked on the model and taught us some basics on the 60’s look. Particularly the winged eye look.

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Makeup Basics

If there’s anything women would like to be good at when they get to the teenage years and beyond is to learn to apply makeup like a pro. This is not just to keep us from having to visit the salon for every possible event that we will attend but the convenience of having that everyday look that is done just the way you want it by not having to be at the mercy of your makeup artist.

Although it is not bad to have a favorite makeup artist, it is a must for kikays to know how to fix themselves up. This is where the old adage, “Practice makes perfect,” surely applies. There are a few things to take note of for the basic makeup application. First, is to make sure you have a freshly washed face. You wouldn’t want getting those invisible grime embed itself in layers of foundation and powder. Granting that you have with you the best shade and type of makeup for your skin, you can go ahead and experiment. This is why it is important to know what your skin type is and what’s best type of makeup to use.

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