Happy Friday people! Today's post is dedicated to readers' query. I haven't been doing this much because I've been answering queries directly! I believe I have to learn so much still, so I will definitely open this comment section for people who can add up to the advices for our AMW Readers' Query. :)
(note: all queries shortened to make it straight to the point)
Q: "Are waterproof mascara bad for the eyelashes?"
AMW says: Both waterproof and non-waterproof mascaras aren't bad for the lashes. As long as you check on the ingredients and you are not allergic to any of those ingredients. Your lashes will be fine! To answer your query, I personally think waterproof mascara doesn't give out a huge negative effect on your lashes as long as you learn to remove the waterproof mascara properly. It takes twice or thrice the effort to remove waterproof mascara so please use the right eye makeup remover to prevent lash fall out and eye infections!
Q: "I find a lot of good pressed powders are pricey, can you recommend a cheaper alternative that works just as well as the pricier ones?"
AMW says: I know I've reviewed a couple of pricey pressed powders or foundations, why? Because I do makeup for clients and most clients, sad to say, are very particular with the brands I use so I have to invest on those pricier range. Because of that, never think that I don't give chances to the cheaper alternatives! Prior to all those pricier pressed powders, I was once a Maybelline Clear Smooth Face Powder user, back when I was still an "oily faced" girl! :)
The Clear Smooth's ultra-fine shine free pressed powder has SPF18 and it can control shine for almost the whole day! The texture is finely milled and I use this to pat on the "oily" areas and it feels light, doesn't cake and it doesn't give out a "heavy makeup" look. The best part is its price! It's available at local Maybelline counters for Php199.00 (approx. $5.00). Available in 4 shades: Natural, Honey, Light and Nude Beige.
My sister loves this too and finished 2 of these compacts and she's on her 3rd! On the downside, well it's not really a downside but I prefer the old packaging! The old packaging looks better and of course, the price was higher then! Maybelline reduced the price so the packaging changed! It's ok, as long as the quality is still the same!
Q: "What shampoo and conditioner do yo use?"
AMW says: I've been loyal to The Face Shop's Changpo Magic Straight line, I've used more than 4 sets of the shampoo and conditioner and I think my hair is already on its saturation stage!
I'm almost done with my current set so my next shampoo and conditioner set will be Shiseido's Aquair! It was gifted to me by my brother :) Will let you know if it works for me.
Q: "I've got dark elbows and knees, any secret?"
AMW says: I smiled with this query! I never even care about my elbows and knees til 2 years ago when I was preparing for my wedding! Though I don't have super dark elbows or knees, I was quite conscious about them so I purchased Amira Magic Soap as I heard so many raves about this!
Another secret you want?
On my mission to "Be Stunning for a Steal", I got Garnier Light Milky Lightening Dew to take home! I try to steer away from toners that has alcohol plus lemon due to my dry skin, I've found a great way to use this! Like how I usually use a toner, I soak this on a cotton pad and gently wipe this on my knees and elbows every night before I go to sleep! See? I don't waste products!
I am sorry my answers took some time :)
I'll do more Q&As in the future!
Keep the emails and comments coming!
You, my dear friends, rock my world!