Monday, August 29, 2016

Makeup Groups made me Buy this: CLIO WaterKill Founwear Cushion

Hello loves! I'm back for another review! This time, I will be reviewing from the brand CLIO and the product is their WaterKill Founwear. 

Just a little backstory
I am part of a lot of makeup groups and this product was so hyped up in one group that I was part of - hence the title Makeup groups made me buy this. Hahaha ^_^ 


This is a limited edition cushion. The regular cushion is in white as seen below. While the Summer edition 2016 is in blue packaging (picture above). 

As far as formula, I know it is the same. It's just the packaging that they altered. 

Trying out the Product 

Just a little Background 
I have normal to dry skin. My shade in MAC is NC35. Most of the time, I buy the shade 23 for Korean Cushions since it's the darkest. 

This is how my face looks like when the product is on. 

As you can see, it's not a perfect match. It's a bit lighter but when I finish my whole makeup, it doesn't look that bad. I do like the finish since its matte and it has a yellow undertone. 

This is how it looks like with the makeup. lol this was the only snap that I had. As you can see, after some hours, it tends to oil up on me. You can see some shiny areas on my T-Zone area but that can be fixed with powder. 

Do I like the product?
Yes! Very much. I think it's one of my HG products as of the moment. 

Would i recommend it to others?
Yes! Highly recommend it 

Would i repurchase?
Probably, if I finish the whole thing. 

Product Rundown
What: CLIO WaterKill Founwear Cushion
Type: Cushion Foundation
Finish: Matte
Undertime: Yellow 
Does it come with a refill: Yes 
Price: PHP1,300 (US$28)
Where to Buy: Korean Beauty Trends Group in FB 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

First Impression Review: Monomola Peel-off Long Lasting Lip Color

Hello Loves! I am back with another review. This time, it's from the Korean brand Monola, and I'm reviewing a very popular product - the trending peel-off lip tint. 


It comes inside a box and the product is a tube with a plastic applicator. 

The shade I'm testing out is the Rose Pink shade. 

The scent reminds me of Elmer's Glue mixed with some Strawberry and Mint essence 

It has a gooey consistency. Sticky when applied. 

Testing Out the Product: 

This is how the product looks on my lips after spreading it. To be honest, it is quite hard to apply because it's quite sticky. As you can see, my application wasn't good. There were places that there was no product. After application, you need to wait for at least 10 minutes for the product to dry out before peeling it off.

After 10 mins

I started peeling off the product and the picture below is the aftermath of the peel-off tint.

As you can see, it gave a subtle pink tint on my lips. Not like the shocking color when I first applied it. 

Do I like the product?
Yes, I do like it even though application is a bit of a mess 

Do you recommend it to others?
Yes, it's an interesting and fun product. I definitely recommend it for others to try. 

Would you repurchase?
I probably will not repurchase this color but rather I would try out other shades 

Was i impressed?
Yes , I was definitely impressed. I had low expectations of the product. I wasn't expecting that it would dry off and peel off but it did. Another plus for me is that because it's a tint, it lasted all day. It actually lasted until the other day which is not surprising. It's just that the tint shade that I got wasn't really showing off. If I probably got like a wine red tint, it would've been great. 

Product Rundown:
What: Monola Peel-off tint in Rose Pink
Where to Buy: SMYLEE group (PH) 
How much: PHP170 + SF60 = PHP230 


Monday, August 15, 2016

First Impression Review: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask

Hello loves! I'm back with another review. This time, it's from the Korean brand Elizavecca and I'm reviewing their most popular product, the Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask. 

I know this product was released a year ago (talk about late? Haha) but anyways, I had reasons on why I didn't join the bandwagon. One, a friend of mine who was a memebox addict, said that she tried this and she had breakouts which gave me a bad impression that it might also do the same to my skin. Second, memebox wasn't available in Malaysia (I was living in Malaysia when this product was released). Lastly, the online shop where I was getting my Korean cosmetics wasn't carrying this brand. Those are the primary reasons on to why it took me so long to purchase this item and review it. Anyways, on to the review. 

This product is a facial mask designed to clean your face and unclog unwanted impurities. It comes inside a plastic tub. It also has a spatula for hygienic purposes. It contains 100g of product. 

This is how the clay looks like. It reminds me of a goo (like a play dough but in slime form). You need to get a chestnut size of it and then close the tub immediately (the bubbles are activated when it becomes in contact with air). 

This is how it looks like when it starts activating. At first it would be dark gray and then when it starts to activate, it would turn to grayish white. 

Do I like the product?
Yes! Definitely. This is a fun product. It's charcoal and it bubbles up. Definitely better than your average clay masks. 

Would I repurchase?
Probably yes but not anytime soon because this can be used for a year. 

Would i recommend it to others?
Yes, if you don't have sensitive skin, you definitely must try it! :) 

Product Rundown:
Name: Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Mask
What: Wash off mask for cleaning your face
Where to Buy: if you live in America you can purchase it via Memebox; if you live in the Philippines you can purchase it via Korean Beauty Trends (FB Group) 
How much: I paid around PHP490 for this item, cheaper than any other shops 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Beauty Favorites: July 2016

Omg you guys! You know what time it is! It's already the first of AUGUST on my side of the world, so it's my Monthly Favorites entry! For this month, I've listed the products that I've been using constantly for July and without further a do, here goes the list :) 

1. Rilakkuma x A'pieu Air Fit Cushion XP - out of all the cushions and foundations that I've tried out for this month, this has been a standout. Aside from the cute packaging and the cushion technology, I really like the finish. My skin is normal to dry and I like that my skin looks healthy and radiant. This does the job. It also is long lasting for me (which is a great plus because of the humidity here in Manila).

2. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral - I'm already out of my favorite MAC Pro Long Wear concealer which by the way, took forever to finish hahaha ^_^ (I think it almost took me 2 years to get rid of it). I tried the UD Concealer which is a cult favorite of many beauty bloggers. At first I didn't like it because the formula was runny but it does the job of concealing my dark unde eye area. 

3. Gudetama x Holika Holika Cream Blush - this was supposed to be a gift for a friend who lives in Australia. She loves Gudetama so much. I actually didn't know about Gudetama not until she introduced him to me lol ^_^ I am so in love with this cream blush. The formula is the same with colourpop blushes. It's a cream to powder formula and the blush gives you a natural flush. Whenever I go out, I just dab it on my cheeks and I'm good to go. 

4. Banila Co. Clean It Zero - Banila Co. Is a popular Korean brand that already made waves overseas. This is one of the cult favorites, the Clean It Zero makeup remover. I have been using this constantly for the month of July to remove all my makeup. This is a sample size that was on sale and I bought it out of curiosity and I love it. I'm planing to buy the bigger size once I run out of it. 

5. Paddle Brush - I think this is the most hyped-up beauty product for this year. A lot of youtubers and beauty bloggers have been raving about this product and it lives up to the hype (at least for me). It makes application of foundations easier. 

6. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Rose Matter - Despite all the controversies that JS is in, I don't really care. I love his products. Don't get me wrong, I also love KVD's products. So far, this is the best liquid lipstick for me that lives up to my expectations. It's not drying at all. I love this better than Kylie's lipkit. 

So those are my beauty favorites for this month. Let me know in the comments section below what your favorites are :)