My 2015 Winter Color

Day 6: Winter Color 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I always say I don’t care much for seasons and I would wear whatever lipstick I want to wear, whenever I feel like it. However, I haven’t experienced winter, so I don’t know if winter season really invokes feelings of wanting to wear red, plum, or berry. Philippines only has summer and monsoon, and I’ve never been to anywhere where temperatures go lower than 22 degrees Celsius. So for this post, I picked out the color I wore for most of last year’s holiday season — nude. I was probably wearing a lot of nude lipsticks because I was into eye makeup during the last…

NARS Audacious Jane Lipstick Review and Swatches

When news first came out that NARS is releasing 40 new lipsticks… I was like: Are any of them matte? No? Hmmmm…. K. But 3 weeks ago, I found myself at the NARS Audacious launch and now we’re here I don’t know if it’s because the lipsticks are really THAT good or because I didn’t have high expectations, probably both.  I was so blown away by the formula and pigmentation that I can’t NOT get at least one of them. I was initially interested in Dominique (because that’s the only shade I remembered). But when I tried it on, it looked grayish…

Foundation Inventory + The Perfect Foundation Tag

The questions for this tag make me feel like a presentor for the Oscars of foundation. Does ‘Oscar’ care for makeup? Let’s name this The Cleopatra instead. (‘And the Cleopatra goes to…’ — has a ring to it, right?). Anyway, here’s a photo of all of my foundations, primers, powders, and a concealer that I mix with a water-based moisturizer. Note: I don’t have the Myra VitaGlow BB Cream anymore because I already gave it away. Best Packaging I admit that my foundation shopping decision-making process is nonsensical. But in all of the times I’ve impulsively purchased a foundation, I’m sure that packaging was never…

Road Test: Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

For 2 years now, I’ve been looking for a flesh-toned eyeliner for the water line. I looked for a cheaper alternative but couldn’t find any so I took the plunge. This is quite expensive. It’s Php 1,200+ at Rustans ($23/ Php 950+ on the website). But I won a Php 500 coupon from House of Flair, now her we are. Here it is on the waterline of my right eye: Here’s a swatch on my wrist: Impressions: – It did a great job cancelling out the pink – Made my eye look bigger, brighter and less tired; and, – It wasn’t as…