Lancome Matte Shaker in Completely Nut! and Plum Plum Girl

If you’ve seen my Instagram post on these Lancome Matte Shakers, I mentioned that these shades Completely Nut! and Plum Plum Girl are my first Matte Shakers. The Sephora sale last December 2017 for it was such a good deal that I nearly bought all the available shades. I’m part proud that I only bought 2 shades, but disappointed at my self-control. XD I really ♥ the Matte Shaker formula.

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Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Buff Bisque

Before I begin the review, please note: This review could be helpful for those with normal to oily skin. I have oily skin particularly on the t-zone.

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CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes and Goldens Eyeshadow Palettes

I got my hands on the CoverGirl TruNaked Nudes and Goldens eyeshadows palettes before they were released here because I couldn’t wait. Actually, I didn’t have a good experience with an affordable/drugstore eyeshadow. It was a quad of neutrals that looked muddy on me and would darken over hours of wear. I didn’t like it. But I hate not using makeup or putting makeup to waste, so I just used the dark shades for my eyebrows. Since then, my eyeshadows of choice were from high-end brands. But the postive reviews on the CoverGirl TruNaked palettes got me intrigued and their swatches were promising.

CoverGirl only had three TruNaked palettes at the time–Nudes, Goldens, and Roses. I would have gotten Roses too, but I wasn’t into pinks. Read on further for a review per palette. 🙂

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Pony Effect Defense Longwear Cushion Foundation in Sand

I was curious with cushion foundations, but knowing it has less product and could cost the same or more compared to a full-size bottle foundation has kept me from trying it. However, I could see it so convenient for travel. As I had a few trips lined up last year, I had the urge to get one. So I got my hands on Pony Effect Defense Longwear Cushion Foundation. Gotta have a Korean brand for my first cushion foundation. 🙂

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Addiction Cheek Polish in 09 Sensually

About the brand

ADDICTION is by Ayako Yoshimura who was the right hand of Francois Nars before becoming NARS’ International Creative Director. In 2009, she released her brand under Kose in Japan.

When a friend told me of Ayako’s work history with Francois Nars, that confirmed why I found ADDICTION reminiscent of NARS makeup.

Cheek Polish

The only Addiction item I have (at the moment as I want to get more in the future) is the Cheek Polish in 09 Sensually.

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Catrice Prime and Fine Pore Refining and Anti-Shine Base

After going through reviews on affordable primers, I decided to get the Catrice Prime and Fine – Pore Refining and Anti-Shine Base because it is liked by oily skin girls and accessible. I also felt the need to support a brand that doesn’t seem talked about much locally.

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Chanel, Why Do You Do This To Me?

Last August 17, I tagged along Shabby to this Rustan’s Beauty Addict Beautiful You convention in Makati. In all honesty, I came for the drinks (haha!) and checking the goods was second priority. At some point that night, I ended up in Chanel, swatching their Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour, boy oh boy, I fell in love with one particular shade: 154 Experimente.

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Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++

I have a couple of Biore sunscreens that I loved, but they eventually irritated my skin. It’s disappointing because they worked so well under makeup and kept my face matte for nearly eight hours. So I had to do another research and discovered through another oily-skin girl the Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++. 🙂

Anyway, in Canmake’s website, the gel sunscreen is described as so:

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Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray

Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief

The Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray is the second face mist I have used.

How to use (from Clinique)

Hold 10-12″ from face. Close eyes and spray a light mist.
Use in addition to daily moisturizer, under or over makeup, whenever skin feels thirsty.
Avoid spraying into eyes.
For all skin types.

How I use it:

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