Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beauty: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1

Yehey! Finally I got my hands on the original Naked Palette 1. I know, I am too late on the craze but finally after some intense decision making haha. I did ask my friend to buy me one from SG and boy, I know now why everyone go gaga over this beautiful palette.

This palette composed of 12 beautiful shades namely:
  • Virgin eye shadow – Nude satin
  • Sin eye shadow – Champagne shimmer
  • Naked eye shadow – Buff matte
  • Sidecar – Beige with glitter
  • Buck – Brown matte
  • Half Baked – Bronze shimmer
  • Smog – Golden brown shimmer
  • Darkhorse – Dark bronze shimmer
  • Toasted – Taupe shimmer
  • Hustle – Mocha shimmer
  • Creep – Black with sparkle
  • Gunmetal - Dark grey with sparkle 
(from beautybay.com site)

The first time I used this palete for that soft smokey eyes, I noticed that there are some fallouts. Regardless, the longevity is really superb even without putting an eye shadow primer. I really love  how each shade compliment each other. The matte shades are perfect for base color and the shimmery shades are perfect for creating that glowing eye look.

This is gonna be the most expensive makeup item. Nevertheless, I am happy that I did purchased this.

This is really useful whether it be for a bridal makeup,special occasions makeup or a simple everyday makeup. So for those makeup lovers out there who would like to invest on a good neutral shades palette, this is really a good one. I'm eying the Bobbi brown rich chocolate once, and did want that over the UD nakedpalette. However, UD palette has 12 shades compared to the Bobbi Brown one so I did chose the UD naked palette 1.

I know that UD Naked Palette 3 is coming this 2013 and from what I have researched  from Temptalia, the naked 3 has pink shades which for me is a win win. I love pinks and it really do flatters my brown eyes, so if ever i would have some extra money for the naked palette 3, I might give in. but I know that would a splurge, and so I know I might pass on that one.

Where to buy?

My friend bought this one for me at Sephora SG since this is not available to us locally.

Go ahead Ladies! Till ou next beauty session!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Non-Beauty Related: Volunteers on Helping Typhoon 'Yolanda' (Haiyan)

For those locals who lives here in Manila can join in the repacking of clothes, goods, food etc and any thing that would help them please call these number and schedule for your shift:

DSWD:  (02) 851-2681

SAGIP KAPAMILYA:  (02) 411-4995

TV5 Tulong Kapatid: (02) 689-3355

Red Cross: (02) 527-0000

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beauty: The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer

Oh, the wait is finally over. I've been lemming to try a matte bronzer for a long time now, until I have this upcoming makeup gig and I think a matte bronzer for contouring is what's been missing on my makeup essentials. So, I visit the beauty bar store and finally got my hands on this affordable yet superb product. I researched on the internet which among the matte bronzer performs well but at the same time will not make me broke and this one is a sure good find!

The Balm's packaging is super cute, a cardboard with that cute picture of a girl. It is sturdy and very appropriate for that kinda travel makeup necessities. I tried the Smashbox Bronzer which is Kim K's favorite however, for my Asian skin, that really don't do much contour on my skintone since it is light. So The Balm Bahama Mama is the best choice for me!

This is darker compared to Hoola Bronzer by Benefit and Smashbox Bronzer so if you plan to dust it over your NC30 skin, it will look muddy or super tan. Better way is to first pat off the excess bronzer on your brush and dust it all over the face for tan look. For contouring, this is for me very promising! You simply need an angled blush brush, and dust it to just underneath the apple of your cheeks. Don't forget to swirl the color on your cheeks to erase the hard edges and to let it just combine with blush.

My Verdict:

This is a winner! The pigmentation is superb, a little goes a long, long way. The longevity of the product once applied on your face is impressive. The product content I think will last me a long time since you don't need a lot of it for contouring. and the price, affordable. So this is actually a good beauty find! I can use this for bronzed look or for my makeup gigs especially for those with darker skin tones to create that sun kissed look.

Where to buy??
If you are in Manila, you can buy this at your nearest Beauty Bar. Mine I bought in Beauty Bar Glorietta for Php 775. I think for those who wants to contour their face in such a way that they want to make their face look thinner, well, a matte bronzer is what you need! Though I've been lemming to try the Nars Laguna Bronzer but for me it is pricey so this Bahama Mama Bronzer can be of a great substitute.

 Till our next makeup session!



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