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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…)

Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Review

I have always been partial to anything one step, which is probably what first attracted me towards Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. Although I was pretty happy with Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, after a while I got too lazy with the way I have to apply it on my face. After reading reviews of happy Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation users, I knew I just had to try it for myself.

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After more than a month of using Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, I can say this much, there is no looking back for Kikay Corner. I loved it that much! Dear readers know that I have always been partial towards organic products and I know the ingredients of this product aren’t exactly organic,  but as long as I don’t find anything that would top Mac’s performance on my skin, I do not think there is a reason for me to try anything else.

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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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