FOTN: Sin on NYE

This was my makeup for New Year’s.

The family and I only stayed home, so it seemed this was too much. But I wanted to play with makeup. ๐Ÿ˜› I also missed wearing my Mac Sin.


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Too much makeup shopping!

A collective post on my loot from third quarter this year to present. There are some I couldn’t find photos I took of, so I didn’t include them here. I don’t want to retake because I don’t remember when I bought them should I remember which ones they are from my makeup stuff. Anyway, I added my initial impressions per product below.

Benefit Rockitude! and the Porefessional
These were purchased earlier than 3rd quarter of this year.

Benefit Rockitude! – I only wanted the Benetint, but I saw this and thought this was such a good deal. I get to try the High Beam too!

Benefit Porefessional – This great for travel since, for a face powder, it comes with a brush instead of a puff.

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FOTN: Stone Fox

Yesterday, I posted in my website a review of NYX Liquid Suede in Stone Fox–A deep gray with blue undertone liquid creme lipstick. I mentioned that I did a look with it.

With a gray lipstick, it’s easy to look dead or washed out. So I did this makeup somewhat as a guide to help create a look to match with the rockin’ Stone Fox. ๐Ÿ™‚ Tbh, I forgot most of the products I used, but you don’t have to limit yourself to the same products. You can use what you already have or something similar.

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September favorites

Hello, lovelies! We are finally doing monthly favorites. This has been a long time coming. ๐Ÿ™‚

Joiz’s September Favorites

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction


The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor range is one of the good liquid lipsticks in the drugstore imo. No surprise that Joiz likes it as well, specifically Seduction that she uses for her everyday or work makeup look.

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Clinique Lip and Smile

I had confused this with another Clinique event and it has taken this long for me to realize this Lip and Smile and that Play with Pop were different. LOL! Anyway, the Clinique Lip and Smile was a free makeover offer with tips and tricks on makeup on-trend such as thick brows and ombre lips. I had the ‘boyfriend brows’ and bold lips, which were both suggested to me, and Joiz had the ‘Rebel Chic’ look.

20160715_193437 Clinique Lip and Smile

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Back to pinks

It all started with the The Body Shop’s Dusty Rose Lip and Cheek Stain. There’s nothing like having natural-looking pink flushed cheeks to brighten my face and make me look more awake (especially during long hours at work!). Then when I was persuaded to stay for a night in Shangri-La Fort because it was already late when I got done with gym, I only had my mascara, powder, concealer, and Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain Honey to use. My face looked flat and pale, but the Balm Stain really gave my face the ‘life’ it needed. My liking for pinks have rekindled. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since my birth monththis month started, I switched up my makeup with more pinks–Mostly lippies that are great for either day or evening looks. I haven’t thoroughly checked my collection, but these are my picks so far:

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New buys from NYX, Maybelline, and The Body Shop

I only wanted to check the NYX stall in SM Makati, but ended up buying and even two more items.

NYX Liquid Sude in Stone Fox, Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice, and The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037
Left to right: NYX Liquid Suede in Stone Fox, Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice, and The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037

Initial thoughts:
NYX Liquid Sude in Stone Fox: I’ve only used once so far. It felt comfortable on my lips, but I have yet to test this longer.
Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice: This sold out quickly when it was first released here. I had to get one the instant I saw it at Maybelline’s, but this was actually disappointing. ๐Ÿ™
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037: I thought I had a dud because there was a build up of product on the applicator. ๐Ÿ˜ It has a thick consistency unlike Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain.

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