Thursday, November 12, 2015

Product Love: My Holy Grail (Philippine) Drugstore Eyeliner!

Hey gals!

I'm so super excited to share with you a recently discovered product that has firmly established itself as my HG (Holy Grail) drugstore eyeliner!

I know you lovely Filipina gals are going to love this product!

Introducing the Bobbie Cosmetics Eye Love it! Felt tip Liquid Eyeliner! 

*cue angels singing*

Bobbie Cosmetics Eye Love It Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Now, before I start this review, I want to say that I have oily, monolid eyelids. That means that non-waterproof eyeliners no matter what type (pencil, gel, liquid) eyeliners tend to smudge and give me panda eyes at the end of the day. 

Given the uber warm and humid weather here in the Philippines, I know a lot of gals have this problem as well.

With this eyeliner, I don't experience ANY smudging at all. None. NADA

Here's a closer look at this eyeliner:

Bobbie Cosmetics Eye Love It Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Check out that gorgeous metallic pink packaging! It's really cute and really chic! *swoons* 

*Ahem* let's get on with the actual review, shall we?


Bobbie Cosmetics Eye Love It Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner

As you can see, this eyeliner has a really sharp pen type applicator. What I really like about this eyeliner is that the tip is sharp but at the same time flexible, making it really really easy to control the application. Even beginners won't have a hard time using this!


The formula itself is really smooth, pigmented, and jet black. 

One swipe of this eyeliner and you're pretty much good to go. If you love doing cat eye wings, you'll really love how reliable this pen is!

The formula has stayed consistent throughout the weeks I've been using it. No matter how many times I use it, it doesn't turn dry, patch, or streaky.

Also, you can see in the picture above how the flexible fine tip of this eyeliner can make different lines depending on the thickness that you want. (yes, that little notch up top is included. I used the very tip of the pen)

(Tip: for a thicker line, use the side of the pen instead of the tip. It makes application much easier too!)

Another thing I love is that the liquid dries pretty quickly. You won't have to sit around waiting for it to dry so you can open your eyes and whatnot. 


This eyeliner stays put the whole day on me even through excessive sweating and oily lids (but I typically have primer and eyeshadow on when I use this)

The amazing part is that this eyeliner doesn't even claim to be waterproof but it sort of is! 

What I mean by that is while the formula can easily be removed with only water, it doesn't get affected by sweat or water droplets (if it drizzles and you get caught in the rain, for example)


This eyeliner is super cheapo! I'm not exactly sure how much it is but I'm sure it's only around Php 120-200. Definitely way less than Php 200. It's so so super affordable! 

Where to find it

This product can be found at Bobbie Cosmetics counters or stands at SM Watsons and Watsons branches, so it's super accessible! Keep an eye out for a cute pink counter/stand and that's probably it. Haha. 

Overall rating

This is my new Holy Grail Drugstore Eyeliner. Need I say more? ;)

That's it, gals! I hope this review was helpful! What about you? What is your HG eyeliner? :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Easy Makeup Look: Taupe eyes and Rosy Lips

Hello, lovelies!

Today I want to share with you a quick makeup look that is pretty quick and easy to do. It's not a no-makeup makeup type of look, but I think this look is great to try out if you want to try wearing deeper colored eye looks and you want to veer away from the typical eyeliner-lipstick-only kind of makeup. 

Taupe and Rose FOTD

Notice how the taupe eyeshadow isn't particularly bold or dramatic. If you want to start wearing darker colors on your eyes, you may want to start with neutral shades first. Taupe is an awesome color to try out since it's universally flattering but it is different enough from brown that it stands out. 

For this look, I used the following products:

Taupe and Rose FOTD face products used

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in 130 True Ivory
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Hard Candy Fox in a Box Blush in Hot Flash
Elf Eyebrow kit in Medium
Fashion 21 Duo Eye Enhancer in Honey Blonde
Elf Eye Primer and Liner Sealer
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in 002 Light
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 3 Medium
Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting Cake Powder in 04 Honey
Loreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Carbon Black
Coastal Scents Revealed Palette
Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner in Black
Loreal Paris Color Riche Lipcolour in R401 Flirty Berry

The makeup look itself if really quick and easy. Go ahead and apply your face makeup as per usual, do your brows the way you like them, and then all you have to do is sweep on a good amount of taupey eyeshadow on your eyelids below your crease area and blend, blend, and blend like crazy. 

You want to focus most of the taupey shade in your crease area so the shadow looks darker there and it defines your eyes more.

Close up of eyes

Tip: Make sure that you blend your shadow only until the crease area so that it won't turn out too too dramatic and bold. (unless that's the look you're going for) Use a clean, bare brush to blend if you're new to blending. ;)

After putting on your eyeshadow, just line your lids with eyeliner, pop on some blush and mascara and you're good to go. Easy peasy

Here's a better look.

taupe and rose fotd

taupe and rose fotd

That wraps it up, folks! What do you think? Will you try out this makeup look? ;) 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Best Lip Colors for this Season: Red, Berry, and Vampy Shades

Hi gals!

Now that it's the latter part of the Ber months, it's time to switch from those bright spring and summer lippy shades and go for deeper berries and reds. 

Syempre you can wear whatever lippy you want, but this Halloween/ Christmas season just absolutely calls for deep red and vampy lip shades. ;)

If you're looking for some good red, berry, or vampy shades to try out, here are my top picks!


Clockwise from top right: 

Maybelline The Jewels Color Sensational in 631 Red Garnet
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
BYS Matte Lipstick in Rumba
City Color Be Matte Lipstick in Lana
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 04
City Color Creamy Lips in Sweet Sangria

Here are some arm swatches for you!

L-R: Lana, Red Garnet, Crush, Rumba, Sweet Sangria, 04

Here's a closer look at the lippies:

1. Lana, City Color Be Matte Lipstick (Php 300~)

This lipstick is a great warm red color that pulls towards the deeper berry shades a tiny bit. It isn't the deepest, darkest red shade, but it is a great sort off transition color if you're not sure if deep reds would suit you. (In my opinion, deep reds suit everyone)

2. Red Garnet, Maybelline The Jewels Color Sensational (Php 399)

This lippy is really great if you want to go for that deep, dark, bold, vampy red-berry lip. If you want the darkest color payoff from this product, you can apply 2 or more layers. The lip product itself is super creamy and moisturizing on the lips, making it super comfortable to wear. 

This lipstick is pretty dark on me but the color looks much lighter here as I took the photo in natural light and I only applied a sheer layer.

3. CrushRevlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Php 575)

This lip product is great for those looking for a long-lasting, low-maintenance, no-hassle lippy.

The color itself is a nice deep berry shade that is flattering for all skin tones. The best part is that you can adjust the shade as per your preference. You can put on as much as you want and you can achieve a pretty deep, glossy berry lip if you want to. (No matter how many layers you put on, it feels uber comfortable and nourishing on the lips)

One light layer

4. Rumba, BYS Matte Lipstick (Php 299)

This is a great lip color if you are looking for a deep red that leans a tad bit brown. It's a very striking color that looks great as a bold statement lip that gives amazeballs contrast on light skin and looks very polished and pretty on morena skin.

5. Sweet Sangria, City Color Creamy Lips (Php 300~)

This is a really great, really pigmented liquid lipstick. However, it can be a tad difficult to apply given its creaminess.

The color itself is an amazing deep blood red. If you are looking for a lighter oxblood red type of shade, this is it!

6. 04, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss 

Last but definitely not the least is this amazing deep violet shade from Rimmel. The lipstick itself is creamy and very, very pigmented. Application is not patchy at all! (note that because it is so creamy, you may want to line your lips first though)

If you're brave enough to try it, definitely give this lippy a go!

I can't quite figure out what this lippy's color is as in some lights, it looks like a purple tinged with grey, while in others, it looks like a red-based purple as seen in the pictures below:

Well, that rounds it up, folks! I hope you had as much fun reading this post as I had making it. ;)

What are your top lippies for this season? :)