First Encounters: Benefit in the Philippines.

BeneFit Philippines Soft Launch

For sure, you ladies already know that Benefit Cosmetics is already in the Philippines, since its soft launch last December. I had the opportunity to take a sneak peek at them goodies.

I’ve been a fan of Benefit since I owned one of their best selling products the first time — Benefit Dandelion. I also love the cult favourite, Benetint. In fact, I bought a Pocketpal (Benetint + Transparent Gloss) during my first visit in Singapore. I’m so happy that they finally set their first ever flagship store in Greenbelt 5, since I don’t have to buy Benefit products elsewhere. I used to get mine abroad, either by going to Sephora or ordering online; both of which is quite expensive.

Back at the launch, I was able to taste one of these yummy cupcakes, featuring BeneBabes Simone, Gabby and Betty amongst others.

BeneFit Cupcakes - BeneFit Philippines Soft Launch


Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event.

Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event

Sometime last October, Tony Moly Philippines held a makeup event, which I was fortunate to attend. I remember being sick at that time, but braced the under-the-weather feeling and went still.

Despite coming in very late, I was able to catch a glimpse on the event highlights:

Tony Moly’s Korean makeup artists canada goose down bomber jacket with hood canada goose authentic retailers, Yoon Eun Mi and  Cha Duhee, did a makeup demonstration using the brand’s latest products. Dubbed as Disco Diva, I’m sure you already have a clue on what type of look they did.

Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event
Korean Makeup Artists Yoon Eun Mi and Cha Du Hee with their models.

‘Twas really interesting to know how a nighttime, party-ready makeup can still look fresh and effortless. I guess, Koreans have a knack for keeping things simple, as evident on their TV Dramas where celebrities pull off a makeup-no makeup look.  Blame their genetically flawless, pore-less skins for it.

To add, the model on the left was just wearing BB cream as base, which fit her ‘coz she really has nice skin. Pardon for the bad lighting. I still have yet to invest on a good external flash.

Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event

Look closely.

Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event

*Frustration ensues* 😀

Some of the newest products introduced were the Backstage Self Smoky Eye Collection (duo-eyeshadow palette with gel eyeliner), Floria Bloom Ball Busher, and IntenseRepair Live Snail BB Cream.

Tony Moly Disco Diva Makeup Event
One of the hosts holding the Backstage Self Smoky Eye Collection


Covergirl Lip Perfection Event

I had a fun afternoon a week ago binging on sweet saccharine delights at Sweet Bella Café in Burgos Circle, which is just a few blocks away from my office. Not that I was merely exercising my right to be a sweet tooth, I was also indulging myself into trying this newest lip colour range from Covergirl.

I’ve known Covergirl cosmetics for a long time, thanks to my folks abroad who would send me some makeup every now and then. One of my first foundations was from this brand (from the US), along with my first blusher from Shu Uemura (came straight from Japan) and a Clean and Clear powder compact (which’s locally available :P). All of these I owned waay back in high school. ?

Back to the event, Covergirl introduced their latest line of lip products.

[Lip Perfection] is a family of bullets and liners that promise to deliver a new kind of lip transformation.

Covergirl Philippines’ Assistant Brand Manager Jinkie Simbulan told us the story behind the Lip Perfection line.

Jinkie Simbulan - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick is enriched with Silk Therapy Complex, a unique formula that sustains moisture levels on the lips. It claims to improve lip condition over time. Use the lipstick in conjunction with Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipliner for more defined lips. It has 4 exciting hues to choose from.

As for the bullet lipstick, it’s available in 22 lovely shades.

Lipstick Shade Chart - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

One of the exciting parts of the event was emulating Drew Barrymore’s “Lip Perfection” look using Covergirl cosmetics. Drew Barrymore is current image model of Covergirl, particularly for this range.

Covergirl Cosmetics - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

Here’s my teammate Liz, channeling a classy, sophisticated vibe with her crimson red lips.

Liz - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

Martha won the challenge with her sultry look ala Drew’s.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Martha - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

Then, Jinkee gave us another challenge. She handed over 3 unbranded lipsticks. Two of which were from popular luxe brands, whilst one was a Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick.

We got to swipe one of each in a piece of cloth to test which of these three is Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick.

Luxe Lipstick Brands vs Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick
Now, you tell me which is which? ?

I’d love to reveal it right now, but decided to save it until I make a more detailed review very soon! x

Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without these panache finger foods.

Pica pica - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

…and yes, we’re in Sweet Bella. So, we nibbled our way to these yummy macaroons! ?

Sweet Bella Cafe Macaroons - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event

Best of all, I’ve got to take home these goodies! ?

Covergirl Cosmetics - Covergirl Lip Perfection Bullet Lipstick Event
Too bad, the foundation shades don’t match my yellowish undertones.:-( But, I’ve still kept the bottles in case I might need them in the future. ?

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