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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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!
It’s the last week of January already! Time sure flies, I haven’t even greeted our readers a happy new year. So while January hasn’t ended, happy new year, my pretties! 😁 I hope you all had a great new year celebration and no injuries due to firecrackers — that are already banned, by the way!– and I hope there was an abundance of great food, bottomless booze, and awesome company.
What’s in store for Glam Love this year?
I couldn’t help myself that I ordered directly from Colourpop‘s website a couple from their My Little Pony Collection, since I sometimes get from resellers (to support them). Man, my childhood in makeup! ♥ I was very excited when I first heard about the collection. 😀
I usually do swatches first for the blog and Instagram before I actually use new makeup, but I just had to use the eyeshadow palette right away. Oh, before I show my FOTN selfies, I’d like to remind that I always let my brows grow and keep them that way until I feel they need to be groomed. Anyway… On to the photos!
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.