EOTD: NIVEA Glam Express Event.

Here’s my first (and kinda futile heh) attempt in making an FOTD/EOTD. I was inspired by Jill to produce one when we had the chance to talk a couple of days ago from a special event (to be blogged very soon[!]). Good thing, I mustered my guts to document this look way before we talked, halfheartedly planning to post it on my blog — which I wholeheartedly just did! 😀

I was aiming for a simple look  that’d blend well with the afternoon’s affair. I used blues and whites for my eyeshadow (which clearly matches my blue and white NIVEA-themed ensemble), a dash of nude pink shimmer for my cheeks, and a nectar colour for my pucker.

For the Face:

Tony Moly Baby Doll BB Makeup Base

Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover in O10 (review here)

Cinema Secrets and MAC Concealers

Monave Mineral Setting Powder in Angel (available at Beauty & Minerals)

For the Cheeks:

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Afterdusk

For the Lips:

Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm

Tony Moly Berry Berry Magic Lip Tint in 01

Human Heart Nature Love Minerals Passion Fruit Lipstick in Sweet Nectar (more…)



Here Comes the Mac Holidays for 2009~!

The most anticipated Holiday Collections from MAC Cosmetics are finally here, and will be hitting the stores real soon!

From from tools to makeup palettes and sets, looks like everything you crave for is in store this season. 🙂

MAC Magic, Mirth and Mischief Collection

MAC Cosmetics Magic, Mirth & Mischief Collection Holiday 2009
The collection features mineralize eye shadow duos, softsparkle eye pencils, pro lash mascaras, lipsticks, cremesheen & dazzleglasses, mineralize blush and nail lacquer–all sure to bring the shine, sparkle and seduction you need to dazzle and delight this holiday season! Sport a dollface look with this wonderful collection.

I’m soo eying the mineralize eye shadow duos in It’s A Miracle, Under Your Spell, and Blue Sorcery and cremesheen glass in Partial Pink in particular. View the complete collection here.

MAC Lip, Eye and Face Kits

MAC Cosmetics Lips, Eyes and Face Kits Holiday 2009

If you’re a wee bit practical about spending on makeup, then these eight precociously pretty holiday palettes are sure to love your purse literally and figuratively, as each set is impeccably packaged in a posh, bubbly compact.

The Sorceress, Mystic Cool and Devil May Care eyeshadow kits caught my attention big time! View the complete collection here.

MAC Exclusives

MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Exclusives Holiday 2009

If you’re a mineral makeup lover, then these sets are perfect to satiate your MMU craving! The collection features  two mineralize sets, each with a mineralize skinfinish, mineralize blush, mineralize eye shadow duo and 181SE mini buffer brush. View the complete collection here.

MAC Lip and Eye Bags

MAC Cosmetics Lip & Eye Bags Holiday 2009

If you wanna give your either peepers or smoochies an extra treat, then you could  grab one of these lip or eye sets stashed inside a fab high-tone metallic bag. Grabbing one is like owning your very own kikay (makeup) kit in a single purchase! View the complete collection here.

MAC Brush Bags

MAC Cosmetics Brush Sets Holiday 2009

Applying makeup won’t be complete sans the right tools! Each of the three sets consists of 5 special edition short-handled brushes that caters to your direst needs–Eye Brushes, Buff and Line Brushes and Sweep and Define Brushes–all complete with purple tinge brush bags for that glam packaging these fabush brushes deserve! View the complete collection here.

Mischief Makers

MAC Cosmetics Mischief Makers Collection Holiday 2009

The collection features an assortment of lip gloss (lip/lusterglass) and loose eye shadow (pigments/glitter) set in a fancy metallic box that’s just perfect for holiday giving. Avid lipglass, lustreglass, pigment and/or glitter junkies will surely rejoice grabbing one of these shiny, iridescent sets in six glam-ly giftable versions. View the complete collection here.

Miracles Happen Viva Glam

MAC Cosmetics Miracles Happen Viva Glam Holiday 2009

MAC’s Viva Glam Lip Kit is perfect for giving in so many ways, as every cent of your purchase goes directly to MAC AIDS Fund. View the complete collection here.



Sharing : My Recent Makeup Kit

Looking back, my makeup kit (so-called kikay kit) has evolved in years. Before, it started as a tiny pouch with press powder & chapstick in it. Then, it grew up by adding liquid foundation (I used Cover Girl then), lip gloss and concealer (I used Avon concealer stick).

Back in college, I made a full switch to using VMV Hypoallergernics products: from powder-foundation down to concealer. As soon as I started working, I upgraded into using MAC Cosmetics, hence the studiofix, concealer and lots of lip glasses.

I just hate to see blemishes standing out on my face, so I stashed in Cinema Secrets Concealer to do its job.

Due to my studiofix rant (couple it with my being adverturesome when it comes to makeup), I decided to make another switch, yet again, to Shu Uemura White Recovery RX Powder-Foundation, along with its Pro Concealer.

Oh well, much has been changed. First, breakouts are finally going, going, gone (I hope this is gonna be the last time I’ll be seeing you, zits!), that’s why I don’t have to put on loads of kabuki-thick makeup. 😛 Then, I finally learned how to set my makeup to last longer (thanks to my mattifier, oil-blotting sheets and loose powder), and to practice the cardinal rule of skin care by wearing sun block everyday.

Enough gab, here’s my present kikay kit:

Wicked Sista Makeup Bag

Starting off with my Wicked Sista makeup bag from Beauty Bar. They got pretty makeup bag designs that’s proven to be durable and waterproof. I’ve been avidly using these for almost a year. xx

Inside my makeup kit

Here’s what’s inside my makeup kit. I know it’s not a lot, but these are essential stuff meant for everyday use (well, at least when going out!). Products are:

Shu Uemura Sheer Colorless Loose Face Powder – Lurve this. Sets my makeup well for a smooth, flawless finish
Shu Uemura White Recovery RX Powder-Foundation in 754 – My new makeup BFF. Not too sheer, nor too heavy. It gives just-right coverage
Shu Uemura Pro Concealer in 7YR (Blendable. Perfect for Tropical Climate. I used Cinema Secrets though when I was in Belgium, coz this one was as hard as a rock! See review here)
Bloom Shadow Liner in Ebony Brown (My HG eye liner)
BeneFit Eye Shadow Duo in Fate Made me Do It (Lavender/Smoke Gray)  – I don’t really use it that often. But, this is the smallest e/s set I can stash inside my makeup bag
Lancome Virtuose Mascara – Lengthens and Defines my Lashes. See review here
Smashbox Anti Shine – Great for keeping oilies at bay. Sometimes heavy on the skin, so I don’t use it everyday. More review soon!
Chanel Lumiere Lift Concealer in Beige Lumiere – I’m a freak when it comes to anti-aging stuff. Lurve how it blends and moisturizes the skin around my eyes. Lessens its puffiness to boot. Can double as liquid foundation See review here)
MAC Slimshine Lipstick in Gaily – I don’t hafta wear lipgloss over it, coz it’s that moisturizing
MAC Lip Glass in Soft and Slow – Only if I wanted nude lips xx
MAC 3D Lip Glass in Wondershine – Has rich red color for a bolder look.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain – Good thing Body Shop reformulated this from liquid to gel. Use it everyday for that just-bitten, reddish lips.
Agent Provocateur Lip Balm – Not really that effective to keep lips from chapping. But, heart its cooling effect, making my pout look naturally redder xx
Diesel Fuel for Life Unlimited Sample – I just put it for the sole purpose of making my makeup bag smell good. Ha-ha!

(Not in pics: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blotting Tissues, Neutrogena Dry Touch Ultra-Sheer SPF 50 Sunblock, Shu Uemura UV Base and Shu Uemura Curlash)

Hoping to see what’s yours soon! xx




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