I mentioned in our November-December beauty favorites that the Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder is the best affordable setting powder.
The plastic compact feels slightly sturdy and light. Easy to slip in a purse or vanity kit for touch-ups, but a separate puff or dense powder brush is still needed. The latter works better btw.
I find myself lucky because whenever I run out of any beauty stuff it’s mostly when there are promos. There was also the ‘beauty emergency’ I had and Maybelline was also on sale then. They seem to have a year-round sale. XD;
Some three months ago, my L’Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder has hit pan at last. It wasn’t working well for me anymore either. Even my foundation. My skin has become oilier, which is still a mystery to me but that would be another story. Anyway, I can’t be without powder really, so it was right timing when Maybelline had another sale. Although what I bought wasn’t really at promo price, but still preeeeeetty cheap. It’s the Maybelline White Super Fresh — Claimed as “the no touch up powder foundation” and promises a 12-hour fresh and matte face.
I wanted to do nothing (like laze around at home) during the long holiday thanks to Bonifacio Day, but I had to make changes with my personal domain/blog and other sites associated with its hosting. Until now I’m working on it. So, yeah, more delay in my posts here. I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend though. 🙂
Today’s review will be the L’Oreal Mat Magique All-in-One Matte Transforming Powder — One of my L’Oreal sale buys around summer this year. The shade I have is Vanilla Ivory. I’ve actually hit the pan, but there’s still left enough to last me with everyday use until the end of the month.
I told myself I wouldn’t be buying until I review a lot of my unused products or until I have a bunch of empties. But sales like L’Oreal’s are hard to resist and I needed a new foundation… As if I’ll end up with getting only a foundation. 😛
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! And late Christmas greetings to you pretty ladies! And maybe gents if there are some who accidentally stumbled upon this humble site. 🙂
I skipped all the Christmas/Holiday sets last year because of my very tight budget. Also, I still have lots of makeup that have yet to be used. There was also that trip last month where I had to save up for too. But those didn’t really keep me from buying at all. I bought some Paul & Joe cosmetics. There’s a (yearly) pop-up store near my workplace and they sold Paul & Joe really cheap amongst a vast selection of perfumes and eau de toilette.
I got a matte foundation, eyeshadows, a mirror, concealer, sample foundation (supposedly for my trip but ended up not using), lip glosses, and pressed face powder. This is the first time I’m to use Paul & Joe makeup. The first that I used among these is the Paul & Joe Ornamental Pressed Powder for alternate use with Laura Mercier Loose Powder because I love that, it’s my HG face powder, and I just don’t want to use it up quickly. 😛
I got really curious about theBalm because of the adorable pinup-ish designs and the witty names of their products. That Meet Matt(e) Nude® is just hilarious! XD With the good reviews I’ve read of theBalm, especially of their affordable blushes, I thought of trying them out. I was very much out of powder after a long time, so I decided on getting their one and only translucent powder. After initial canvass of choices from my usual brands, this came on top of my list.
Solely for its price of PhP775! 😀
I already splurged a lot from last Christmas and early this year when I was in the US (because: Sephora). Since then, I always reminded myself I will not buy any cosmetics until this year ends, but there were a few that I needed. About two weeks ago, I purchased this pressed powder from theBalm because my Clinique powder was running out.
A purchase I don’t regret. And yesterday I bought this Burt’s Bees Tips and Toes Kit:
As you see, my Clinique Gentle Light Powder – Glow 03 is only a sample. Surprisingly, it’s been past three months since I started using it and I still haven’t emptied that little jar. This is so convenient to bring. It gave me an idea when I get a huge jar of loose powder although it might get messy when I transfer.
Anyway, the powder has very fine shimmers and gives a natural, healthy-looking glow. I would not have noticed the shimmers if I had not looked at my face closely in the mirror. It worried me that I might look too made up or my face would become washout in pictures, but none of that happened. Glow 03 is a match with my face.