Thursday, April 12, 2012

Brush Sets to Love

One of my friend once told me that I am such a late bloomer for loving make-up at this age! Since at the age of 22 years old or even younger, some friends and relatives of mine are already an expert when it comes to beautifying oneself through make-up. Maybe one reason is that when I was in High School, where most girls start applying one, we are not allowed to roam around the school wearing red-kissable lips, rosy-rose cheeks, and very tantalizing eye. But I am not sure if they really have rules and regulation about that. It's just that I don't see any student wearing or applying make-up in the restrooms, no more than lip balms.  Maybe one other factor is that I am a freak. HAHAHA!

But those days are over! I am not saying that I am a make-up guru now, just an obsessed one! HAHAHA! So in this post, I will be showing my brush sets. :))

My first brush set is a Charm 14-pieces Travel Pro Brush Set. I bought this at The Ramp, Shangri-La Plaza Mall but they are available online here. I actually went to Shangri-La just to buy these brushes because I want to try them first before buying them just to be sure of its quality since it's quite expensive! But the quality is worth the price. The hairs are so soft. The length is just right, not too long and not too short for me. I also love the color, combination of black and bright pink, which is such a girly thing. The gorgeous case is also a plus. About the cons, the case is a little bulky so I have to use a large bag in order to bring this everyday. This is the reason why I bought my second brush set!

This is my Charm 8-pieces Holiday Brush Set as seen in my everyday must have on make-up post. I am such a fan of Charm Brushes since my first purchase. Their products are really worth every penny. It is also online available here. The need for a smaller version of the Travel Pro Set pushed me to buy these super lovable babies. This brush set is perfect for those newbies in make-up like me. Everything about this is superb, even the case where I can put my pressed, small eye shadow palette and lip balm which I can carry everywhere I go.

This is my third and last, but definitely not my last purchased as I am planning to buy a professional set soon. It is a 4-pieces Smokey Eye Brush Set from Suesh (you can also avail online here). I bought this set because I am a self-confessed addicted to smokey eye. I love doing it with every color palette that I have. But I haven't actually tried going out with those kind of attention-seeker eye make-up but I hope one day I can.

There it is, my brush sets. This are not all my brushes, I also have individual brushes which I will be blogging soon! Would you guys help me decide what brand to buy next?! Thanksie! :))


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

MAC on the BLOCK

After my post about my everyday must have on makeup, I am now showing you my MAC products. If you know me personally, you would know that my kuripot mom won't buy me and I myself can't afford anything on this post (the bum that I am)! YES! You've read that right! All of these babies are from my sister and all brought in the US of A! I'll forever love you Ate (even without these things). :))

1. MAC Select Sheer / Pressed in NC35
2. MAC Lipstick in Strange Hybrid (A17) - a Limited Edition
3. MAC Eye Shadow in Cranberry
4. MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved
5. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Duo in Medium / Natural and Shimmer
6. MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Two to Glow

So here are some pics showing you how I actually used these babies! :))

Me, Myself, and I!

 My friend, Hazel!

My friend, Wilka!

I actually love all of them and I want to be able to buy some more using my own money (maybe in the near future)! :))


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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My Everyday-Must-Have on Makeup

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”  
                                                                                                                          - Yves Saint-Laurent

As an ordinary person in this extraordinary world, confidence is one key to out-stand the other. That everyday could be a runway to show them the great person that I am. But a runway can also be battle field where your weapons are vital. For me, the most vital weapon aside from a good heart is confidence. And as Tyra Banks had once said, I also love the confidence that makeup gives me. So everyday, I made sure I always have my kikay kit with me. 

So here are my "Everyday-Must-Have":

1. Charm Holiday Brush Set
2. Covergirl TRUblend Pressed Powder in Translucent Honey 3
3. E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color in Butternut
4. ChapStick Classic in Strawberry

As to my everyday brush set, I am in-love with Charm Holiday Brush Set. For me, they are the 2nd most lovable brush set (next to Charm Travel Pro) that I've used. I bought this at the last Cosmetologie Fair. There, I met the beautiful Sophie Uy of Beauty and Minerals.

My everyday pressed powder is from Covergirl! This is the first time I actually bought and used a pressed powder. I love how it provides light coverage on my face giving a natural-look I needed everyday.

For my eye make-up, I use E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color in Butternut. This palette is very ideal for day look. It is composed of warm neutral shades perfect for everyday use. You can create simple 2-color combination to 4-color smokey eye. I usually use the number 2 shade over my lids; number 3 over the outer-V; number 4 on the crease; and shade number 1 over the brow bone. 

For my lips, I usually use Chap Stick Classic in Strawberry! I seldom use lipsticks or if I have to I always use this as my base.

How about you, what are your everyday make-up must-have?! 


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