Friday, August 31, 2012

Guerlain Fall 2012 Makeup Collection..

For this Autumn 2012 collection Olivier Echaudemaison offers seduction with feminine flair and showcases two unique and ultra-feminine looks: two colour universes with orange red and pink nude tones, inspired by the very essence of Guerlain make-up.  So that every woman can play freely with Guerlain’s signature products, reinterpreted in new shades.
With shades ranging from sultry to sweet, the fall collection is dedicated to two iconic Guerlain colours, namely Rouge d’Enfer and Rose Angélique. 

One of the stars of the Fall collection is a new liquid lipstick called “Rouge G L’Extrait” which is highly pigmented, and dries to a lovely matte finish. 

 Rouge G L'Extrait

Packaging is so sosyal, so Guerlain!  What's even greater is that it has Hyaluronic Acid for that soft, and plump lips.  There's also Tiger Grass (Centella asiatica) for stimulating collagen synthesis and boost firming process and Guggul resin, which is used in Ayurvedic medicine to keep lips smooth.

Available in 7 shades

Rose Aux Joues Blush duos

For contouring and a pop of color in one sleek compact.
Available in 6 shades.

Rouge G De Guerlain
Rouge G returns with five new elegant shades marked with the
timeless flame of femininity. Poppy red, deep red, intense pink, brick
orange and shiny beige: jewel shades to arouse every desire.

Kiss Kiss Gloss Extreme Shine
Radiant Colours-adds the finishing touch to gorgeous pouts with its
irresistible touch of shine. This gloss is dabbed onto the center
of the lips to further highlight the saturated colour of Rouge G lipstick.

 Lip Pencil
A silky Lasting Colour High-Precision Lip Liner-makes a comeback with
Rouge Dahlia, which we already know and love, to light up daring red
lipsticks. For angelic pinks, a new product makes its debut: shade 42
Bois des Indes is a nude beige. An essential designed to enhance the
natural tone of the lips.

Eyeshadow palette
Long-Lasting Eyeshadows, Captivating Colours-returns with its new
harmony 14 Les Fauves. A variation between the warmth of oranges
and browns to make red looks sizzle.

Watch out for this gorgeous collection this September at Rustan's Makati, Shangrila and Powerplant Mall.

(Images from


Product Review: Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist

I love coloring my hair and I remember having it dyed to a really light brown a few years back. I know that our hair color should match that of our eyebrows, but did you know that I haven't tried having my brows dyed?  

It's not that I'm chicken to do it, or that I have any issues with using any chemicals on my face (Ako pa! LOL) but why bother if there's a good alternative like my current favorite, Brow and Lash Colorist from Majolica Majorca?

Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist

This is a part of the brand's most recent collection, the Psychedelicious, which aims to color both your lashes and brows.  There are two shades available, BR333 Vanilla Brown and BR555 Maroon Brown and I am using BR333.

I've been using MAC Girl Boy in the past which I also love, and then tried that of MUFE's too.  But after I got to try this one from Majo, I just knew I've found something which is not only cheaper, but also works as good, if not better.

A tapered wand for those hard to reach areas like the inner lashes, should you wish to use this on your lashes.

It has a much lighter formulation, which doesn't clump and looks a lot more natural than others that I've tried.

my groomed brows using K-Palette and The Face Shop brow liner

First I apply it by brushing it in short, upward strokes

And then brushing it in the direction of the hair growth

my brows after

Since I'm already using a light shade of pencil and K-palette is also light, the change is not that obvious.  But it did lighten it a bit more.  I love that it doesn't clump and that it lasts all day.  

No allergic reactions, and it's way cheaper than MAC and MUFE for Php595 a tube.

I wish it comes in more shades though.  

I haven't tried it on my lashes, there's Lash King in Brown for that which I'll be reviewing soon!

I'm not sure if this is limited.  If it is, I guess I would need to buy stocks as early as now.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shu Uemura Chocolat-Donna Mint and Vanilla eyeshadow palette...

Shu Uemura Chocolat-Donna Mint and Vanilla eye shadow palette

The eye shadows are housed in a small, sleek compact that won't take so much room in your makeup kits.  I love that it includes a mirror and there are no sponges included, (which I don't use anyway, since I am so partial with my eye shadow brushes) and that it is refillable!  It looks like a bar of yummy dark chocolate with gorgeous gold script written on it...something you wouldn't want to mess up, so yeah, it's something you'll have a hard time to eat because it's just too beautiful!

Inside, there's an amazing color selection of glittery and matte eye shadows at 1g each. The palette contains the following: glittery amber gold, glittery mint green, matte light mint green, shimmery taupe brown, matte red-toned brown and a matte dark brown.  There's  a gold design on two of the browns which is just on top and goes away right after you start dipping your brush on it.  That's the reason it took me weeks before I finally gave in and swatched this baby.  They are so gorgeous and I can't find it in my heart to mess up such a lovely work of art.  (going emo now, LOL)

Here are the swatches:

(swatched with no primers)

The glittery ones require a proper sticky base, so be ready with your best-bet eye shadow primer.  But the remaining four are just love; they are pigmented, smooth, creamy and so easy to work with.

And here's the look I came up with:

K-palette long lasting eyebrow
Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist in BR333
Shu Uemura Mint and Vanilla eye palette (pan #4 on the lid, pan #6 on the crease and outer-V, a bit of pan #1 on top of the lids)
K-palette long lasting eyeliner in Black
Shu Uemura ultimate natural mascara
Prestige eyeliner in white
Benefit Eye Bright

Revlon Photoready correcting primer
Benefit Boeing and Erase Paste
Yves Rocher Second Skin Effect foundation
Graftobian translucent loose setting powder
Revlon matte blush

MAC l/s in Please Me + Estee Lauder lipgloss

I hope you like it! 

In as much as I wanted to keep this palette, I already promised Mom that I'll be giving this palette to her. So does that mean I now have an excuse to get that Orange and Pistachio palette which I fell in love with the first time I saw it?


NOTD: Greens

Here's another attempt on doing nail art:


Polishes used:  Revlon, Caronia and Zoya

I hope you like it!

Be the Guest of Honor at Resorts World's Majestic Anniversary...

We are all cordially invited to Resorts World's week-long anniversary celebration from August 26 - September 2, 2012:

There will be exciting performances, food fairs, parties, mall sale, daily raffles, and many more!

See you!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shu Uemura's Chocolat-Donna collection...

If most women would go gaga over designer bags and diamonds...yours truly would seriously go nuts over chocolates and makeup!  

So imagine my delight when this two are combined for Shu Uemura's latest makeup collection:

Shu Uemura's Chocolat-Donna Makeup Collection
The 135th autumn / winter 2012 mode make-up collection is a chocolate-inspired collection filled with passion, love, and delight. A delicious make-up confection that lifts the emotion and celebrates your sweet and bitter memories and your delicious future.

So what's exactly in this collection?

Choco-inspired six eyeshadows are assorted in the limited-edition refillable custom case quad, 
which design is inspired by a box of luxurious chocolates.

 Mint and Vanilla

 Orange and Pistachio

Raspberry and Mocha

Glow-ons, inspired by delicious fruit infused chocolate
Php1095/refill pan



Spice up your fingertips with melted dark chocolate and luminous icing accent in these nail colors


Beloved rouge unlimited in extremely matte yet creamy texture with comfortable moisture feel on lips that achieves intense color pay off. choco-inspired colorful confections ranging from milky beige to hot cherry pink.


Complete your chocolat-look with an irresistible indulgence-lashes in brown feather with gold and silver accents called Choco-lash

Here are some Chocolat-Donna inspired looks:
 Bittersweet Memories

Delight Memories

Romantic Memories

Do you happen to know which of the three I like best?

And to top it all, Shu Uemura launches their best cleansing oil to date:

 Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
Php2600/150ml, Php6200/450ml 
the precious essence of 8 exquisite botanical origin oils has been merged together. those were carefully sought out from chinese medicines and beauty oils all over the world proven to have the highest skincare efficacy for a petal-soft silky smooth sensation.
8 exquisite oils from botanical origin for ultimate solution to 8 skin benefits powerful yet gentle botanical origin removal system for superb cleansing.
removes effortless all kind of make-up and impurities. skin feels soften, conditioned, hydrated, nourished from within and glows with a new radiance.

The launch was held at Chocolate Fire in Makati. I can't think of a place that could be more appropriate!

My dinner date, Phoebe

My dearies, meet the Mon Shu girl!

Of course, we didn't pass on the chance to have a photo-op with the uber cute Mon Shu girl:

Phoebs and I had fun measuring our SHUgar level:

We had a sumptuous dinner and of course, chocolate fondue:

Life is really good.  Most especially if you are surrounded with friends, good food (chocolate, most especially) and gorgeous makeup!

I had this for 2 weeks before I had the heart to eat it...

Anything that you like in this collection?  
I wanna get the Orange and Pistachio eye palette and the Framboisier glow-on!

Warning though, be sure you have the courage to dip your brush on to the eye palettes...they are so gorgeous you'll break your heart before you can get to use it.


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