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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, 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…)

Rachel’s ready for prom

It was early this week when one of our young ladies in church sent an SMS about not being ready for prom. Rachel dear is practically left to fend for herself and without resources to rent a gown or a decent cocktail dress, let alone have her makeup done in a salon, she was basically cramming for the upcoming once in a lifetime party most students in middle school look forward to. I told her to meet me a couple of hours before her prom in church.  I was able to rummage and find some nice dresses she could pick out from. I also told her I can do her makeup. The bubbly Rachel came to church ready to be fixed up. Here are her before and after pictures.

Now I don’t exactly do makeup services professionally. But I’m actually pleased on how Rachel looked after I was done with her makeup. Here are the products that I used:


e.l.f. love <3


I just love e.l.f.’s philosophy, “Every woman should have the opportunity to participate in innovation, without sacrificing her budget.” Ever since my friend, Iris introduced me to this brand, which I did not bother with previously, I had, not once regretted a purchase.  My confession of confessions: I have practically dropped the well known brands I’ve been using for e.l.f.


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.


Maybelline Colorsensational in Coral Sunrise

Maybelline Colorsensational in Coral Sunrise

It took me quite a bit until I decided I’d go for this shade.  I would have opted to grab two or three, but since I haven’t tried this particular line of Maybelline just yet, I wouldn’t want to risk it.  My lips have a tendency to dry out, even chap, when I use some brands, especially L’Oreal. Yes, inasmuch as I love the colors and how they last.


Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Foundation now available via Tamera Online

Now here is something I would like to road test myself – Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish Foundation! I have read reviews raving about its airbrush effect, flawless blended skin, excellent buildable coverage with sun protection too.  I hope to be able to catch a local review of this. As with the vast of other foundations, it has got to be perfect for Asian skin and can endure the humidity of our climate to fully appreciate it.