Wednesday, October 5, 2022

How to Define Your Lips


Get Ready with Me with  a defined lips!

I have thick lips and wearing lipstick alone is ok but once you go beyond the blurry lip line, I'd look like Angelina Jolie-LIPS in steroids!

So here's my best way to do the defined lips trend.

Before you go crazy applying lip liner, remember this tip!

Apply Lipliner on FULLY DRY LIPS - meaning, no need to prepare your lips with lipbalm or lip moisturizer.  The lipliner will slide off easily!  What if your lips are dry???  

WELL, I am the right person to answer this problem because DRY LIPS = ME!

HYDRATE your lips with a non-wax lip balm AFTER lipliner and lipstick application.  You only need to dab the product at the center of your lips to hydrate your lips but preventing it from making lipstick pigment slide off!

Another tip?  You do not need to buy a pair of similar shade LIP LINER and Lipstick!  Close enough shade is goo but feel free to mix and match!  Be creative!

And lastly, watch this quick reel to see how I did this look!

@lorealparis LipLiner
@rarebeauty Lip Souffle available @sephoraph
@googoo_beauty Balm

What's your favorite lip liner brand?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


Monday, October 3, 2022

My First Mikana Collection


Since turning into a mom, my accessories area was left with spider webs --- Just Joking.  
But I haven't touched my accessories bags and kit for the longest time.  Fellow moms would understand especially if you are a very hands on mom!

Some moms can slay it, but I can't!  I breastfed, I cook, I wash my child's bum, I feed him, I chase and ran after him.  I am just always the go so getting ready --- takes a couple of minutes so no time to mix and match with accessories --- and being close to your son at all times - I'd rather not have any accessories for safety.

That said, when my son turned older --- and less clingy :P  I can finally dress up and take time to wear my favorite accessories.

Timing, I was sent a MIKANA Collection which I have been eyeing on Shopee.  

If you check out their Shopee page, they have many designs for earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets!

My favorite is this pair of dainty earrings with ribbon ear cuff! So cute!

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Brow Grooming Tutorial (Plucking edition)


I did the post How To Trim and Groom your Brows the easiest way year 2012.  OMG, that was exactly 10 years ago!  

Things did not change, I still trim and groom my brows the same way but this time, I am updating it for friends who are brave enough to use TWEEZERS!

I find using tweezers my favorite and MOST disliked way --- talk about being a girl! :P  I love it for the fact that brow hairs grow slower as compared to using a shaver.  The dislike?  You all know how it can put you to tears!  Especially since I really have thick brow hairs!

Without further ado, I have been fixing, trimming and grooming my brows this way the whole pandemic.  I haven't gotten the chance to go to a Brow Waxing Salon aka BENEFIT BROW BAR so...sariling sikap!

To further explain and for you to understand it more...feel free to watch this short IG reel that I created particularly for you to see how I trim, pluck and fix my brows!  Happy Watching!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


Monday, September 26, 2022

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)


Lugging around (no joke) 50 plus brushes in my belt bag is the usual things for a Make Up Artist.  Losing a couple is also normal even if you label it with your name!  That is why it isn't unusual to own 3-4 similar brushes just for back-ups.

Waste of Money? YES

Part of the Profession?  YES YES YES!

Because of the pandemic and how everything was put on HOLD and how life has been simplified.  Even the makeup world - in my world - has also simplified and here, I am finally sharing my MUST HAVE Eye Makeup Brushes.  My ride or die brushes when I get stuck into an isand --- nah!  I won't be bringing any makeup when I'm stuck in an island #REALTALK :P

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)


I call this my eyeshadow "packing" brush.  This is the brush I usually start with whether to apply cream-based shadow products as base or eyeshadow primer.  It just packs the right amount of product properly.  

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

I mostly go for natural haired bristle to pack powdered products and synthetic version for cream/liquid based eye products.  That said, you can opt to purchase 2 - if you must buy only one - pick the natural bristled one.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)


A brush I seriously can't live without.  I can probably miss a flat shader brush but NOT THIS ONE.  This is my eyeshadow blending brush and this size works even for small eyelids!  I own more than 10 of this type of brush from different brands because I just can't get enough of it.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)

Aside from used as blending, you can also use the tip of the brush to "grab" eyeshadow powder pigment and apply directly on to the lid.  The effect isn't as pigmented as using a flat shader brush but you'll get a natural flush of color on your lids every single time --- no demarcation marks if blended properly.

The famous "Wiper Motion" is also used for this brush!  You will be the master of blending your eyeshadow if you practice with this brush.

My Favorite Eyeshadow Brushes (2022 Edition)


Since I am always for OPTIONS - this is another brush to invest on if you have bigger eyelid space.  Even with small eyelid space, I find this brush super useful in so many ways.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Glossy Brown Lips is My Thing!


Remember when matte brown lipsticks are super "in" in the 90's?

My friend who came from Canada gifted me with a gorgeous matte brown lipstick from MAC Cosmetics.  It was so beautiful but my lips were the same as today - dry and parched.  And it was not a great sight to see matte brown lipstick on a dry lips!

Fast forward to 2022, I still have my dreams of looking like a cool kid in the 90's.  And a lot of 90's fashion are coming back anyway right?  And guess what?  I finally found a brown lipstick that would look great on me!  And to YOU who also have dry lips like I do!  Let's all raise our arms and thank the makeup heaven!

Glossy Brown Lips

Mary Kay Unlimited Lip Gloss
Shade: Tawny Nude
Price: USD16.00 (Approx Php800.00)

Glossy Brown Lips

Thankfully, this comes in a lot of shades to choose from and each tube is formulated with Vitamin C and E that is why it is very comfortable to wear.  

Don't be tricked though as they have 3 types of finishes - Cream, Pearl and Shimmer.  So you really need to check out various swatches online or probably look for a Mary Kay agent locally so you can try on testers.

Glossy Brown Lips

This shade goes up to my favorite brown lipstick list - there's NONE!  As I only have a few to almost NONE as of the moment to call as my favorite.  So yes, this tops them all!

Glossy Brown Lips

What about you? Have you been around the 90's brown lipstick fad?
Have you found the best brown lipstick as of the moment?  
Comment down below your favorite brand and shade!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!