Monday, July 18, 2016

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer Swatches & Review

If you've been following my blog, you'll noticed that I've been posting "My Top 3 Favorite" from foundation, eye shadows all the way to summer essentials. Then I also tackle face primers & one of them is Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer. 

A primer is like a barrier between your moisturizer & your foundation. The purpose of this is to improve coverage & lengthen the amount of time the cosmetics lasts on the face. It acts as a primary coat to your face as it evens out the surface of your face so that after applying a foundation it would have a smooth finish. Primers have 2 different types - water based & a silicone based. Some contains sun screen protection, some don't. There are a lot of different kinds of a primer - there are primers that are like moisturizers, primers that gives a matte appearance or like the one I am about to do a review, gives a luminous appearance.

Packaging : Comes in a squared glass bottle in goldish bronze color, the cap is plastic (upon checking on their website this is an old packaging)

Comes in a pump form which is good to prevent from the product to spill & a controlled usage of the product as well.

The product comes in a bronze-y color but when blended it turns to a luminous shade that give a perfect glow & a water-based formula perfect for very oily skin or to those folk with sensitive skin for silicone based.

Overall : I love this primer because it gives a dewy glow even though it's a water based formula. I usually use this & the very first thing that comes to my mind when my face looks dull, lots of blemish & redness especially those times when my face is so oily hence, one of my top 3 favorite primers to use. 

How about you? Have you tried this primer? Care to share your thoughts?

Thank you for stopping by!


Mary Ann

Peppermint Crinkles' Approval : 5/5

Disclaimer : I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with this company. All written in my blog is in my honest opinion & point of view.

Product Name : Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer No. 1 Even Skin

Product Edition : Permanent but the packaging has changed. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

My Top 3 Favorite : Concealer

Hi, guys! It's time for my Top 3 Favorite. This time concealers, which everybody knows one of the beauty step in doing makeup. This is a one step that you shouldn't miss because it helps you look so fresh! Not everyone has a perfect face. A lot of us do experience redness & blemishes that it takes days before it is completely gone. Thank goodness, there are products called concealers to help covers those imperfections to make our skin looks flawless.

Here are the top 3 favorites of mine.

From top left clockwise : Missha Signature Extreme Cover Concealer, Tony Moly Cover Pot Conceraler & The Balm Time Balm Concealer

All the 3 concealers' packaging comes in a small jar with a twisted cap to open or close.
I have already done an in-depth review on Tony Moly Cover Pot Concealer you can read it on my blog just click the name. While a late review will be posted soon on Missha Concealer & The Balm - do watch out for that.

As you can see, all of my top fave are in cream form because I can use this as my facial concealer or my under eye concealer. All of the 3 are more yellow undertone. I apply my concealer after I applied my corrector which I'll be posting also soon My Top 3 Favorite Correctors.

How about you? What are your favorite concealers? Let's connect.

For the Rest of My Top 3 Favorite, below are the links.

  1. Foundation
  2. Summer Essential Foundation
  3. Eye Base
  4. Eye Primer
  5. Face Primer - Part 1 & Part 2
  6. Wet n Wild - Trios , 6 pans & 8 pans Palettes & Single Eyeshadows

Thanks for dropping by! 'Til the next post.


Mary Ann

Thursday, July 14, 2016

ELF Baked Bronzer in St. Lucia

One of the drugstore brand that I love & know that's cruelty free is ELF Cosmetics. From time to time I checked on their website for new products & everytime I checked, new interesting products were posted that made me so excited to try it immediately. When they introduced their Baked Bronzer line a few months ago, without any second thoughts I bought one. The time my order arrived I was so happy to test it out. Oh, ELF you never cease to amaze me.

Packaging : It comes in a small domed, see through plastic lid & lies in a black base.

The Net Weight of the product is 0.21 oz / 6 g which is written on the box as well as the ingredients. 

The shade that I got is St. Lucia. The shade of the baked bronzer is located underneath the product. Wish it was written a little bigger to read easily.

I just hope the packaging is a little thick to prevent from slipping from your fingers because it's hard to open. 

It's a light satiny brown with a little shimmer. Of all the 3 shades available, this is the light of all & with a tad bit of orange undertone. For a drugstore brand, the product is so pigmented. This is a product that you can use it an all over bronzer or a blush like the famous Harmony blush from MAC though it's more matte while this one has shimmer on it.

How about you? Have you tried ELF's baked bronzer?

Thanks for stopping by!


Mary Ann

Disclaimer : I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with this company. All written in my blog is in my honest opinion & own point of view.

Product Name : ELF Baked Bronzer

Product Edition : Permanent

Shades Available : St. Lucia, Los Cabos & Maui

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Celeteque Acne-Clearing Concealer Swatches & Reveiw

These past few days in the late summer, my face had gone through a lot of blemish & red spot. Though concealer are good in covering them up but then, I need those with some beneficial ingredients that help to dry them more quickly. A few weeks ago, i come across online an acne solution concealer stick. This is one of the hauls that I bought from BeautyMNL . There was a BOGO sale last time from the website when I bought this. 

Packaging : The product comes in a pencil like package.
Upon looking at the package it reminds me of the discontinued Maybelline Pure Concealer Blemish Stick which contains an active ingredient of 2% Salicylic Acid! Though, this had been long gone discontinued you can still hunt this down on Ebay or Amazon but with a higher price.

I did have one of the Maybelline Pure Concealer once, I was so happpy about it, it really helps me when I have blemishes. A 2 in 1 combo - a concealer & an acne treatment. So, I can use this when applying makeup. There's a fast result on my blemishes. It's just so disappointing that it's discontinued. Maybelline, yes you, shouting to bring it back! I haven't seen any drugstore concealer brands that manufactures acne treatment concealers.

Net Weight : 250mg

At the back of the overall package are the ingredients listed but sad to say, the one ingredient that I am looking for & which should be active is Salicylic Acid which is a great ingredient in fighting acne prone skin & good for sensitive skin too!

It's a twisted automatic pencil concealer that you don't need to sharpen which is good. The downside is that there's only one (1) shade available.

After swatching a couple of times, I find that the product is so dry that there's tugging of your skin when you apply it directly. Since only one shade available, it's not suitable for all skin types. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this. Aside it's only one shade, the texture is dry, not creamy & with a net weight of 250mg it's not worth of your money because if by estimation that you're using this every single day, it would only take you for a very short time to finish this. Also, a possibility of breakage too!

Peppermint Crinkles' Approval : 2/5

Disclaimer : I bought this product with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with this company. All written in my blog is in my utmost honest opinion & point of view.

Catrice Coverstick Concealer Swatches & Review

I must admit, my skin doesn't look good all the time. There are times when I am having a very bad blemish face & that even a full coverage foundation won't cover them & that's sucks right? I've been hunting for a drugstore concealer because the one I've been using is a slight higher price. So, when I saw that Catrice Cosmetics have one that have same function as the one I have right now I got curious & bought one to test it out.

Packaging : Comes in a flesh colored stick form.

Net Weight : 3 g / 0.10 oz.

Before I continue let me give you a brief background. Catrice Cosmetics is a European brand specifically in Germany that markets mostly to more adult/mature women. A sister company to Essence Cosmetics who targets to more teenagers. Both of these brand are owned by Cosnova Beauty established by Christina Oster-Daum in 2001, a cruelty free brand.

I have also twisted the base of the concealer to its extent just to show you how much quantity of the concealer that you're getting.

What I have is the lightest shade available. Here, as you can see when blended it has a medium coverage & it has a little peachy undertone.

I love, love it! How about you? Have you tried Catrice Concealer Stick?


Mary Ann

Disclaimer : I bought this with my own money. I am not paid, influenced nor affiliated with this company. All written in my blog is in my honest opinion & point of view.