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Officially Charmed by Charm Travel Pro V.3 Makeup Brush Set

In all my makeup wearing years, I have never exactly understood the significance of make up brushes until my first day of Personal Makeup Course at Maquillage Professionnel last month. Before Charm Travel Pro V.3 Makeup Brush Set, I used to own a decent one that I bought on a whim but never got to use as much. All because I really was clueless how. I tried to use them for what they are for (thanks to YouTube), but always find myself going back to my good ‘ol fingers to do the job. Not this time. I have come to acquaint myself to each and every brush. Thanks to my teachers over at Maquillage Professionnel, there really is nothing like a professionally done canvas.  Just to give you an idea, the hubby is so convinced even that he allows me to apply on him his BB cream (it’s his SPF cream) with the stippling brush. Even he can see the difference of how much smoother and more even the application is using the stippling brush.

The Charm Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set comes in this sophisticated packaging which practically spells all the fab places you can bring your kit to. It’s way too pretty I can’t bring myself to stash it in the bin despite its now battered corners.

Its pretty color screams to be oh so me! If you haven’t noticed, I have had this hotpink watermark for my photos in this blog and it has been my color since forever! The color itself spells love for me. It was days after Sophie handed me this that I actually got to use them and fell in love with them since. Before I show you the picture of how it looks like nowadays (I’ve practically used and abused the set since I got hold of them), here are photos I took when it was still brand spanking new. (more…)

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…)