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.


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My wants list including some upcoming releases

All these are high-end products 🙂

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette

This neutrals e/s palette is Laura Mercier’s release for this spring. When I saw the palette, I wanted it right away. Honestly, I had no idea it hasn’t been released yet at the time I first saw this. I went to the store to look for it. The saleslady told me they don’t have it yet, of course. Now I find out it was released only a few days ago.

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The almost forgotten lip swatches

Adding to my ‘Choice of Lippies for End of 2015‘ post are these lip swatches, which I honestly forgot. I was too excited! Anyway, on to the lip swatches:

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Bare It All (902C)

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Bare It All 20160312_172635

MAC Sin (Matte)

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MAC Sin looks creamy in the photo, but it eventually loses that creamy finish.

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick in Cruella

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella 20160329_213603

My lips were dry in the above photo, but it wasn’t because of the NARS lip pencil. I know I should have scrubbed before the lip swatch. If I did though, that means another day/s delay of this post. 😛

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Choice lippies for end of 2015

I mentioned in my 2015 Best in Beauty that I would be reviewing the Laura Mercier Lip Paint in Vermillion Red separately. (I still love that lip gloss.) That’s queued for review and I thought I would post ahead my last quarter of 2015 choice of lippies. Even though there is no fall or winter in the Philippines, my choices were based on the shade choices for those seasons 😛

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick in Bare It All (902C)

I fell in love with this the moment I used it.

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Bare It All 20151126_065741

Since I have fair skin, I often skip nude lispticks because they’re usually too pale for me and would wash out my face. But I got curious with Wet n Wild’s MegaLast In the Flesh lipstick because it had rave reviews. The stall at The Landmark Makati didn’t have that shade though. I got Bare It All instead. I did like Bare It all the moment I swatched it. It is medium beige with no hint of pink, which is what I want in a nude lipstick.

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MAC Punk Couture Collection – Winter 2013

Glad I didn’t ignore the news of the launching of MAC’s Punk Couture Collection. 😀

Eyeshadow Quad

All Races — Cool light taupe-mauve (matte)
Magic Moor — Rich blackened plum with pearl (veluxe)
Idol Eyes — Silvered violet with gold (lustre)
Carbon — Intense (matte)

Cremesheen Glass, top to bottom: Jet Boy, No Apologies, Dark Outsider

Lipstick — Instigator (deep blacked plum; retro matte)

Lipstick — Punk Couture (deep blackened grape; retro matte)

Lipstick — Studded Kiss (dark oxblood red; retro matte)

Lipstick — Hautecore (true matte black; retro matte)

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MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

MAC Philippines Unveils Betty & Veronica Collection

I was an avid fan of Archie Comics during my early years and amassed a great collection of single and double digests. Archie and the gang entertained different generations of my family. The love triangle between Archie, Betty and Veronica have been resolved by now but loyal Betty fans, including me, will not accept the conclusion.

Last night, March 8, 2013, MAC Philippines unveiled the Betty & Veronica collection at the Mall of Asia and we were invited to the event. We were brought back to the 50s with the event’s diner-inspired entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and, of course, the theme which is the beloved comic book Archie.

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My “firsts” from NARS, Laura Mercier, and MAC

Glad to see Joiz has blogged! w00t! LOL~ Well, we have been busy. 😛 My backlog in this blog has not lessened even a bit with what frequency of my posting. There are just some that have most of my attention. Anyway, enough (again) of the excuse for not blogging for weeks(!). This is no review. Instead, I’ll be showing my firsts from the following — Laura Mercier, NARS, and MAC. 🙂 Some of you may be surprised why I only got a MAC product at this time. Considering those three products, MAC is most likely the popular one. It’s like expected of a makeup/beauty enthusiast to have one in their stash. You know I told myself I’ll never have a MAC product nor own one. I have reasons for keeping away from MAC for so long. ^^;;; But that has changed after reading beauty blogs with almost endless reviews of many MAC products and the discovery of an irresistible red which you’ll find out what in a bit.

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The search for lippies

The MAC Ruffian Collection was released last June 18, 2012 in North America. The collection includes three lipsticks and three manicures. One of the lipsticks caught my eye.

Ruffian Gold lipstick
Ruffian Gold lipstick

I wondered if it has huge gold specks, but it doesn’t. Here’s a swatch by the awesome Christine:

Ruffian Gold lip swatch
Photo credit: Temptalia

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Hauls since January 2012 and the Glam Love ladies on Instax

I don’t haul like mad. I only get what suits me or what I really need. Because, honestly, it’s hard to have other _expensive_ interests such as gaming and toys. Budget is a must for me! For all of us actually. 😛 But I admit I sometimes buy cosmetics on impulse. Lately I have been into buying lipsticks and blushes. The thought of summer made me want some corals although I keep getting drawn away by pretty pinks, reds, and plums that I find. ^^;

Below are what I’ve acquired so far since January this year.

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