Friday, February 24, 2017

Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup Review




Whenever I visit Benefit Brow Bar, I always ask for the person working there for new product releases.  Because that's how I am #pakialameraToTheNthPower .  I was told their newest Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup products are out on shelves and not a lot of people really knew how "effective it is".  

I raised my newly "waxed" brows and said: "Even better than Benefit POREfessional Balm?"
Well, that's another story, I went home, gave this new PORE Minimizing Makeup a try and I told myself this has got to have it's own portion in my blog....it is amazing, in its' own very special way.


A photo of Nikki Tiu AskMeWhats.com
Brows done at Benefit Brow Bar SM Megamall
The Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup comes in different shades.  I got shade number 2 which is a perfect match for me.

Okay, big question coming from you guys.... "Nikki, you don't have pores, how in the hell can you review this?"

Well, that's the thing guys, I don't have Pores, my skin around the sides of the nose tends to get dry, but why am I even loving this?  I was just amazed as you are!

Don't worry guys, I have photos to back me up on this, so read read muna tayo okay? :D

a photo of Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup review in shade 2.


Benefit POREfessional Pore Minimizing Makeup Says ---

"The POREfessional: pore minimising makeup covers imperfections without settling into pores or clogging them. The weightless, long-wear formula instantly mattifies and controls excess surface oil for 8 hours*, and contains mushroom extract known to reduce the appearance of pores. Available in 4 shades"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cathy Doll RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint Review





Cathy Doll recently launched their newest Brow products, one is called the Cathy Doll Tattoo Tint Pack (which is a peel-off product and lasts up to 3 days), and another one called RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint which I am reviewing today.

Since I help out with the company in terms of Product Training for their Beauty Advisors, I have the chance to get first dibs on their newest products, test them ahead of time before I train the staffs the right way on using them! (A job I don't call a job!)

The RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint comes in 3 shades for our local market ---
01 Light Brown
02 Ash Brown
03 Dark Brown

a photo of Cathy Doll RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint review in shades Light Brown, Ash Brown and Dark Brown.

 It comes in a regular pen-type packaging (like liquid liner or brow liner) but once you open the cap, that's were the uniqueness comes in.

a photo of Cathy Doll RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint review in shades Light Brown, Ash Brown and Dark Brown.


Cathy Doll RealBrow 4D Tattoo Tint Says ---

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Use NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette Medium + Review





Note from your friendly AMW, cream contour and highlighting is definitely NOT for the first-timers!  Even for someone who studied makeup artistry, it is still a challenge to "perfect" cream contour and highlight application and it takes a whole lot of practice!  But once you get the hang of it, the effect is longer-lasting, more dramatic and photographs prettier the "powder counterparts".

I recently got my hands on NYX's newest product that arrived our shores --- the Cream Highlight and Contour Palettte in Medium.  What the hell am I doing with a medium shade when I'm this fair?  Well, trust me, I don't mind!  Though Light will be the more perfect shade for me, I seldom do cream contouring and highlighting on myself and most Filipinas (clients) fall under the Medium division!  

This, my friend is your AMW wearing NOTHING but NYX Cream Highlight and Contour Palette.  As much as I am tempted (very tempted) to fix my brows and wear lip color for this particular photo, I want to prove to you that a 3 dimensional face makes a huge difference on your overall look!  Well, well-drawn brows would look much better but you get the point!

Note: with barefaced photo like this, I usually look like a "bun-face", thankfully, with the right placement of contour and highlight products, I look a bit healthier and slimmer!

a photo of AskMeWhats Nikki Tiu How to Use NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette Medium + Review

Side View on how my contour and highlighter looks.

a photo of AskMeWhats NIkki Tiu How to Use NYX Cream Highlight & Contour Palette Medium + Review

And here's the nifty product I got to test for the past 2 weeks!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AMW Wears: Yosi Samra v2.0





You see me wear heels most of the time on event photos but I have a tiny secret --- I always have extra flats inside the car or bag!  

I can't survive wearing heels the whole day like most of my friends do, I spell heels with "hells" so many times I think it sums up my feeling whenever I wear them!  And flats aren't as comfortable as they seem, I've tried so many brands out there and there are only a handful that I can totally say: "Truly Comfortable."

 So when I got an invite to check out Yosi Samra's core collection which is also their v2.0, I, for once, who owned a couple of v1.0 had to check these out.

a photo of Yosi Samra v2.0 Whiskey_AskMeWhats

The store was located at SM Aura and I immediately spotted the pairs I like to own!  But first thing's first, are they more comfortable now?


I tested a pair over and over again and even had to wear them chasing after a toddler at a park, inside the mall, carry him up and down several flights of stairs just because he doesn't like walking!  Checking my toes and feet right now, they look alright!  And I feel great!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayons Review




Lip crayons are the crazy thing for now!  Even the French Brand Yves Rocher took the plunge and created something unique!  Instead of the usual Matte Lip Crayons you see recently popping out in the market, they created Radiant Lip Crayons.

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon
Php595.00 each

a photo of Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayons Review in shades Rose Clair, Corail Doux, Rose Sorbet, Rouge Flamboyant and Pourpre Lumineux

I got 5 shades to work with for 5 different work days and here are the shades at a glance!  What's your top pick?  What's your least favorite?

a photo of Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayons Review in shades Rose Clair, Corail Doux, Rose Sorbet, Rouge Flamboyant and Pourpre Lumineux

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon ---

"Moisturizes and sublimates lips.Make your smile even more beautiful with the Radiant Lip Crayon. Its moisturizing texture melts on your lips, enhancing them with radiant colour. Shades may be applied on their own for solid colour or two at a time for a trendy “tie-dye” effect.
  
Result: Moisturized, radiant and subtly tinted lips. The Plus: With its retractable tip, the Radiant Lip Crayon never needs sharpening!  Paraben free."