Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free Review


I have written a post on how to choose the right shade foundation, or tinted moisturizer, using 2 Laura Mercier shades as an example in this previous post.

That was a year ago and I got the chance to really use this Tinted Moisturizer from the brand for so many times and I am ready to share my thoughts about it as I am almost done with this tube.

Hailed as a light finish matte moisturizer foundation, this gives a sheer coverage formula with blurred matte finish.

As someone who has normal/dry skin, tinted moisturizer foundations are my thing but living in a tropical country doesn't mean I'll pile this product all over and leave as is.  That is what I feel ON EVERY SINGLE tinted moisturizers in this entire planet but not with Laura Mercier.

Let's talk about the effect, I don't call it Matte finish but it leans towards Demi-matte finish.  I love how it gives my skin an instant healthy glow probably coming from the "moisture" that comes with the product.  Checking out the product ingredients, it comes with Licorice Root Extract, Vitamin E, Jojoba Esters, Squalene and Glycerin --- all skin loving, moisture-packing ingredients.  If you are on the oily skin department, fret not, they also have some oil-absorbing ingredient included as I NEVER felt greasy even if I am under the humid weather.

The product boasts to have SPF20 included aside from Foundation and Moisturizer.  Though SPF20 may be good, do not skip your sunscreen because that would never be enough to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun!

On to the coverage, I am LOVING this as it gives light yet buildable coverage.  I mean look at that photo below!  I can get away not using any concealer (but don't skip it if you need heavy coverage!).  The effect is super natural - a PURE definition of NO MAKEUP LOOK!

I like to apply this using my OVAL brush as I can apply more in small areas at a time.  I also like to set with powder still as I NEVER EVER leave home without setting my face with powder.  

How do I feel about it?
I love it! The texture is so smooth and it blends onto my skin like butter!  I also like the fact that demarcation marks are not a thing with this Tinted Moisturizer.  Since it is oil-free, I love how it felt like I am wearing NOTHING.  SERIOUSLY NOTHING!

Will I repurchase?
YES!  And I highly recommend everyone who dislikes using foundation on a daily basis to try this instead.

And can I just say?   I love you guys!  I have been blogging for MORE than a decade now, 15 years to be exact and if you are still reading this after all these years, CYBER HUGS guys!!!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Love, Bonito 11.11 Picks


I love dressing up and I love shopping for clothes.  The sheer amount of clothes you can see in my closet will give you an impression of a shopaholic.  But I am not! :P  (That's what I say!) 

I recently just did a spring cleaning and gave away 3 garbage-bag full of clothes for donation and keeping key pieces that I can wear again and again.  I used to purchase by the "fashion" and buy pieces I cannot wear after 10 years!  

So if you are also like that, I am NOT judging you.

One brand I recently get to love is Love, Bonito.  Their pieces are made meticulously, their designs work through the years and the styles are just .. well...my style - meaning, every single person get to find their style in a Love, Bonito store (in my case, Online store)

For Love, Bonito's 11.11 Singles Day Sale, I've picked another round of my favorite pieces that I can mix and match, wear and re-wear multiple times!  

Are you ready?

Outfit 1 

  1. Teyla Elastic Paperbag Jeans in Light Denim Wash - size runs big so please downsize!  Size 27 is still big on me considering I am really a size 28
  2. Jaelia Crop Camisole Top in Sunflower - go for Large if you want the crop to be not to high, this is not zipped so the bigger the better, I do not have to have a hard time wearing! 
  3. Goldie Textured Collared Shirt in Lotus Green - because this design is loose, I got size Small and it was perfect.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Love Bonito x Kryz and Coleen #LBCityscape event OOTD


I recently attended an event from Love Bonito  held at The Mess Hall and I wore my favorite Love Bonito Pieces.

Love Bonito x Kryz and Coleen #LBCityscape

  • Jazlin Textured Twill Wide Legg Pants 
  • Aideen Classic Padded bustier Top in Burgundy
  • Kalia Classic Tailored Blazer White

How do you like my look?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Real No Makeup vs.No Makeup Makeup


How in the world did I manage to skip a WHOLE month of not Blogging?
September was one of the craziest month!  Aside from being extremely busy with my son's schedule,  Work was crazy (good crazy!).  Been busy working on an important project for a brand as a PR Consultant and my... let me say this for once and cringe after... "INFLUENCER" life is quite busy as well!  *laughs*

I have been attending events in between driving my son to and from school.  It was crazy I tell you, with Manila traffic and all.  I am quite amazed how I can still sit here and type about my September with a cup of iced coffee on one hand! 

Today, I will tackle about the NO Makeup Makeup Look versus REAL No Makeup Look.

NO Makeup Makeup Look versus REAL No Makeup Look.

Real no makeup look is self explanatory.  You wake up in the morning, wash your face and look at yourself in the mirror, that is your real beauty.  Very Beautiful for sure! But on days you want to enhance your look.  What is the look of no makeup with makeup you say?

STILL YOU but super enhanced version - Filtered with NATURL FILTER!

Check out a visual example!
NO Makeup Makeup Look versus REAL No Makeup Look.

No Makeup Look Products used:
@makeupforever Hydra Booster Step 1, Aqua Resist Smoky Shadow, Aqua Liner Pencil
@tartecosmetics Shape Tape Radiance Concealer and Sculpt Tape @sephoraph
@maccosmeticsph Mineralize Skin Finish Powder
@kpalette_ph 1Day Tattoo Nuance Eyebrow Mascara Dark Greige
@cathydollphils Skinny eyebrow Pencil in Coffee Brown
@narsissist Air Matte Mousse in Orgasm
@kaneboglobalph Lister Color Foundation Powder
@silkygirl.ph SilkyLips Multivitamin Lip Balm
@kissmephilippines Curl Keep Mascara Base and Long Up Mascara Super Waterproof
@nipponph Pro Blend Sponge

Some of my favorite star products in this particular look!
The Kiss Me Curl Keep Mascara, the Radiant Concealer from Tarte and their Sculpt Tape plus this Kanebo Luster Color Foundation in PINK is amazeballs!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Issy & Co Look


I read, watched and personally heard people rave about Issy & Co and after owning my first Issy & Co set, I finally understood why.

Just look at the aesthetic, looks so expensive, classy and visually addictive.  I just want to stare at their makeup for hours!  But the true test came after using these for months!  I've done a quick first try and all over makeup look but at the back end, I have been using these products on a daily basis and it wasn't as hard as before when we were on lockdown, I can literally wear them whenever I drive my son to and from school and test them out under strong heat and humidity.

I will be posting the products I like and used a lot one by one with more in-depth review but as early as now, I am telling you guys how much of a fan I am to this local brand.  

These are some of the Issy & Co. items I've used for this full face look ----