A Filipina Beauty Blogger from the Philippines Writing About Makeup, Beauty and Skincare!
November 28, 2012
Here it is, my first ever FAVORITES entry for the month of November. Like I said in my previous post, I’m not one to have an altering set of beauty products I consider as favorites. I may have impulse buys here and there, hoarding sessions once in a while, but when you look at my dresser — I always seem to reach for the same things over and over. This ends up making all my new buys gather up dust in the drawers, forgotten, only to be used months after again when I finish up my tried-and-tested products. Such a shame for great finds! Hopefully with this entry every month, I’ll be creating a habit using new products with the hope of either becoming a part of this list – or the other one I plan to do, the Regret Buys list.
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The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Powder — I don’t use loose powder every day to set my makeup knowing loose powders aren’t at all that cheap (I use Diorskin on special occasions), I was on a hunt for the most economical yet effective pressed powder one. I was in Beauty Bar one time and bought this impulsively, not having researched it properly online yet. However, upon using it for two months or so now, I’m quite satisfied. It keeps me oil-free for almost a whole day, only needing to retouch when I’ve become so sweaty already. No white cast or pigmentation at all, it’s amazing.
L’Oreal Lucent Magique BB Cream — I’ve actually had apprehensions about BB creams and how they leave those famed ghost casts on photos that I’ve stopped buying and being sucked into the BB cream hype. However, as part of October’s BDJ box, this L’oreal BB cream changed my un-BB-liever attitude. I like how it doesn’t feel like BB cream at all, more like a light facial scrub when you apply it on your face. It doesn’t have the feeling of foundation as well, but manages to even my skin tone and eliminate my redness giving me an overall glow. Yet, take note, without looking like I have makeup on! Amazing. I wear this when I have a inner with friends or family to go to and don’t feel like laying the foundie on.
Urban Decay Naked Palette & Primer Potion — I think I need not go into detail why this is part of the list as I’ve been manifesting my love for this all over my blog the past weeks. It’s just a very versatile palette with my favorite neutral colors all in one housing. Whether I wanna go smokey, natural or romantic, I could play up all sorts of looks with this one. The Primer Potion is also a favorite as it makes the shadows even more pigmented and long-lasting.
Bobbi Brown Corrector & MAC Studio Finish Concealer — my two undereye power-packed duo that I wouldn’t know what to do without. Being an insomniac for the past few months (thanks to pregnancy hormones that just won’t let me sleep!), I’ve developed eye luggages even heavier than a week’s worth of shopping in H&M on Black Friday sale. The corrector eliminates my nasty dark circles making them lighter and my eyes ‘brighter’, while concealer then provides coverage for the bags and the color-corrected dark circles.
Benefit They’re Real Mascara — Thinking it was only a hype, I never intended to buy this mascara. My husband actually got it for me as a surprise when we were in Bangkok. Having used it a couple of times, and now almost daily, I now believe in its greatness. It lengthens, volumizes and applies on like a dream. I also love its packaging so that’s a plus! Only downside is it’s not waterproof. Though I haven’t had any problems as of yet with it smudging while wear.
MAC Brow Set in Beguile — A slightly darker eyebrow tint compared to Boy Girl, which I love using everyday to perfectly set my brows without having to worry if my eyebrow pencil or powder has smudged out already. It keeps my brows at place all day, all night. I love the wand as it is the perfect size for putting the product on without worrying if you’ll be looking like Barbie zombie if you’ve placed too much.
NARS Super Orgasm Blush — another surprise buy that my husband bought for me in Bangkok. He knows I love Orgasm a lot (no pun intended there, haha!) and when he saw Super Orgasm, he thought I just had to have it. It’s a more pigmented color of the famed Orgasm and yes, with even more specks of glitters! I love that it’s a richer, more saturated tone that with just one swipe, you’ll be good to go. The glitters have a massive downside of having fallout issues but when photographed, give off a nice highlighted glow without looking oily.
Real Techniques Contour Brush — I use this when I apply my bronzer and blush and it picks up and applies product like a dream! I’ve never been a brush addict but these Real Techniques brushes really have converted me. This contour brush is just one of my favorites, I can’t even begin to express my love for the eye brushes.
LIPS MAC Lipstick in Plumful —A muted medium pink with a touch of plum. Being a lustre finish, you’d think it wears like lip gloss without too much color but it actually gives out great color payoff compared to most lustre lipsticks. I wore this in my Wedding Belles look and a few other looks as it gives a great pink without looking too candy bright nor vampy dark. Definitely my go-to color when I don’t want a very intense lip color.
That’s all for my November favorites! What have been your November favorites? Did I mention anything above worth giving a full review? Do leave it in the comments!