Project Pan 2018

I’m finally doing a project pan!

Until a couple of years ago, I always had to empty or hit pan before I buy new makeup. Eventually, with all the seemingly good releases and my unexpected liking for Dior, I’ve amassed a lot of makeup that emptying or hitting pan has become a challenge. So I’m doing that challenge this year. Not to buy new ones–except skincare, of course–but to lessen clutter and make way for still unopened makeup.

Before 2017 ended, I already listed the makeup and skincare I want to use up this 2018. Some like contour and bronzers could be really difficult to hit pan on, but I will do my best!

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Dior Skincare Suite & One Essential Serums

What I’m going to share this time aren’t products that I currently have, but more of a wishlist than anything else. I have experienced using the products shown in this article a few times since last year through facial services offered by Dior Skincare Suite in Makati. And since I really liked the products used on ma face, I might as well share my experience.

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theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes

Holiday beauty gifts and buys

I’ll start with the gifts.

Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter

Burt's Bees lip balms
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning and Honey Lip Balms

I received these from the exchange gift at Team Aguhon’s Christmas dinner. They came in boxes that can be hung to a Christmas tree. Such a cute idea to instead of placing them under. I already started to use the Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm and it works nice under lipsticks. Lipsticks go smooth and even over it and prevents lip dryness especially from lipsticks that do dry then out.

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Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

November-December 2016 beauty favorites 

Better late than never. 😆

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Not only with the Christmas rush of gift shopping and/or get-togethers, but work deadlines too, which is difficult when you’re already feeling the holidays. I didn’t get to switch beauty and skin care products when December came because I was very busy to bother. Besides, almost everything I used in November I ended up liking so much that I didn’t want to switch yet. Even so, there are only a few that I really loved and would consider favorites. I think the same goes for Joiz. 🙂 I’ll begin with hers.

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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. 😛 I also missed wearing my Mac Sin.

Face:

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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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Dior Rouge Dior 787 Exuberant Matte

Rouge Dior 787 Exuberant is one of the updated Rouge Dior line, which has 57 shades (per the Dior website). This is description in the website:

With Rouge Dior and its cult formula of 16h* comfort, women feel good, no matter the colour, no matter the finish satin or matte.

A palete of colours with iconic reds, vibrant corals, passionate pink, romantic rosewoods and extreme and surpising matte shades.

True object of desire, Rouge Dior comes with a new metallic couture case crafted with secret little details : for a touch of personal luxury, the inside of each cap is attired in the Rouge 999 shade, Dior’s flamobayantly sexy signature.

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September favorites

Hello, lovelies! We are finally doing monthly favorites. This has been a long time coming. 🙂

Joiz’s September Favorites

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction

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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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