I remember when Benefit released their The POREfessional Primer; I was fairly new to makeup, and I wasn’t really sure what a primer was. Regardless, I received a sample of it when I purchased my first Benefit blushes, and I wasn’t too impressed. I found a lot of different alternatives that I liked better, but … More A Review of Benefit’s The POREfessional Pearl Primer
Like many Filipinas, I too occasionally suffer from an oily and congested scalp. I’ve never tried clarifying shampoos; I’m afraid they’ll strip my hair too much, but it’s all good because I have my handy-dandy Rinsing Vinegar from Yves Rocher. In this post, I’ll explain what a Rinsing Vinegar is, how I use it, and … More A Review of the Yves Rocher Rinsing Vinegar
Brow powder is pretty much my eyebrow product of choice. I prefer it over pencils and pomades. Even when I do other people’s makeup, I draw them and fill them in using powders. With that said, I’m super picky about the brow powder I use. A lot of the brow products in the market come … More A Review of the Benefit Foolproof Eyebrow Powder
Last week, I finished the Beauty Essentials course at MUD Studio Manila. As I mentioned in my post about going to makeup school, the Beauty Essentials class in an introductory course to beauty and corrective makeup, and it’s a prerequisite for the Level 2 courses that I’ll be taking in March. My batch had only … More Beauty Essentials Class DONE!
Happy New Year! I must say I’m very excited for 2018 because I’ll finally be going to makeup school! I’ve been a freelance makeup artist for quite some time, and being self-taught is nothing to be ashamed of (it’s impressive even!), but I recognize that I still have so much more to learn, especially if … More I’m Going to Makeup School!
Despite my enormous collection of lipsticks, I always like to try new ones. Enter Slay Colors. They’re a Philippine-made indie cosmetics brand that caters to strong, fearless women. They’re fairly new to the beauty scene, but that doesn’t stop them from empowering independent Filipinas by creating bold, high-quality lipsticks for them. I have the shades … More A Review of the Slay Colors Lipsticks
Here is the last installment of my Justice League makeup series! The Justice League movie is coming out next week, and I’m super excited! The looks in this post were inspired by Superman and Batman. Batman Batman exudes mystery, but I also find him to be very polished. I decided to go dark with the … More The Justice League Series: Batman and Superman
Here is the second installment of my Justice League makeup series. For this post, I’ll be sharing the looks I created that were inspired by Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Wonder Woman After watching the Wonder Woman movie, I can confidently say that she is my absolute favorite from the league, and I’m excited to see … More The Justice League Series: Wonder Woman and Aquaman
The Justice League movie is coming out this month, and I’m really excited about it! I may not be a superfan, but I do appreciate a good superhero movie, and this one looks really promising. To express my excitement, I decided to create a series of makeup looks inspired by the heroes of the league. … More The Justice League Series: The Flash and Cyborg
With celebrities like the Kardashians/Jenners and Rihanna launching their own makeup lines, it was only a matter of time before Filipino stars started their own beauty lines as well. Filipina actress Anne Curtis-Smith launched BLK Cosmetics last September (and I really want to try her products!), and recently, comedian and actor Vice Ganda launched his … More Ganda for All: A Review of the Vice Cosmetics Good Vibes Lipsticks