Review: Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette (Sephora PH, P2,860) If there’s one beauty product that I allow myself to splurge on, it’s a good eyeshadow palette! I’m a full-fledged drugstore girl but when it comes to eyeshadows, I prefer high-end because of the unparalleled quality. I end up using it every day and eventually empty the pan […]

K-Beauty Corner: Exclusive Althea Korea “Kissed by the Sun” Box

Althea Korea “Kissed by the Sun” Limited Edition Box (P1,340 – originally worth P4,980) K-Beauty, in all its darling eccentricities, is *quite* foreign to me. I’ve always wrestled with Korean standards and/or style(s) of beauty. I have v. prominent Filipina features – morena skin, big eyes, full lips – and my style of make-up has […]

This P185 Drugstore Liquid Lipstick is Your New Everyday Fave

(From L-R: Ever Bilena Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Dusk, Toast of New York, Siennas, and Sexy Nude  from Watsons, P185) I remember my first tube of Ever Bilena lipstick. It was stored in the infamous plastic black bullet with a sneak peek of the color on top. I was a junior in college, completely oblivious […]

Battle of the Holy Grail Drugstore Matte Foundations

(On the photo: Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in Sun Beige) With today’s technology and innovation, it’s easy to find a holy grail foundation from the drugstore. Brands just keep delivering one exceptional release after the other! Some of my favorites include the Flormar Mat Touch Foundation, L’Oréal True Match Liquid Foundation, and Maybelline Dream Velvet […]

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

(Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette from Sephora US, $42) With an endless assortment of warm, earthy tones – that can probably last me a lifetime thanks to the Morphe 35O – in the market, it’s difficult to find a good, versatile eyeshadow palette that offers a selection of berry tones. I’ve had my eyes on […]

Affordable Beauty: Top 4 Peach Drugstore Blushes

Summer may be over but a peach blush is always a good idea! That healthy flush makes a statement without going overboard. It looks beautiful whether you’re morena or mestiza! It looks good alone for a quick drugstore run or with a full make-up look for a Friday night out with the barkada. This is […]

Plump, Hydrated Skin with SON&PARK Beauty Water

(SON&PARK Beauty Water from Shop Pibu, P1,200) If you’ve been neglecting a toner in your routine all these years, it’s about time to include one! It restores your pH level – retaining moisture to the skin – and prepares it for the rest of the steps leading to better absorption and protection. You basically add […]

Favorites, Lately: Base Make-up from the Drugstore

(On the photo: Flormar Mat Touch Foundation in M301) For April’s Favorites, Lately, I’ve been enjoying a variety of make-up bases from the drugstore for every mood…and skin issue. I’ve been a firm believer in a good full-coverage foundation for the longest time until I discovered some make-up game-changers: the cushion foundation, tinted moisturizer, and BB cream. […]

Reading List: The Little Book of Skin Care

I was (am) in my early 20s, still using the classic Pond’s Cold Cream to remove make-up, a generic Western facial wash that stripped my skin of moisture, and a harsh alcohol-based toner – masabi lang na I was doing something for my skin. I was clueless, hoarding the latest in beauty knowing I can cover up my skin […]