Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sleek Lipstick in Private Booth : Swatches & Review

I never have a lipstick from Sleek Makeup that when I saw there was a sale on their lipsticks at Zalora Philippines website, I didn't pause for a minute & just click the shade that I don't have from my collection. Since their eye shadow palette & their lip liners really do give me a very excellent impression that I said to myself I've got to try their lipsticks as well.

The shade I chose from their Lip VIP Lipstick is Private Booth. I love neutral shades & MLBB (my lips but better) shades. 


Sleek Makeup VIP Lipstick in Private Booth


Net Weight : 3.6 g / 0.12 oz

On their website, they have 26 shades available from the most lightest neutral shades to the darkest shades of reds. So, you have a ton of shades to choose from.


Packaging : The lipstick is encase in a plastic black square tube, at the bottom of the tube is a transparent case where you can see the shade which I like in a lipstick packaging.




SCENT : There's a slight mild rose-y vanilla scent on the lipstick.


Above is the swatch of the Private Booth on the back of my hand. It's like a neutral pinky rose shade almost like a brown neutral one. Upon applying on my skin, it's creamy but when I applied on my bare lips without any application of  lip balm or lip primer, there's a hint texture of matte-ish-ness on it where you can feel like a stopping motion or doesn't glides on easily like most of the problem in a matte lipstick I think. You need to really prepped you lips first & then, blend it with your fingers after applying it on in order to spread it evenly on your lips or use a lip brush in applying it. But I am surprise that it's very hydrating on my lips though the lines on your lips are visible. I suggest you apply a lipgloss on top to lessen the visible-ness of the lines. It lasts on my lips for 3 to 4 hours but it can be shorter because it easily transfers (example if you are drinking your cup of coffee or having a bite of your sandwich).
It says in the packaging that it's a semi-matte but for me it's actually not. It's more of a cream than a  matte but you could see shimmers too!
I compared this to one of my MAC cremesheen lipstick & honestly this one is more creamy. 

OVERALL : Sleek VIP lipstick is still a must have drugstore product. 

Have you tried their VIP lipstick range? What do you think?

PEPPERMINT CRINKLES' APPROVAL : 4 / 5

XO,

Mary Ann

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Monday, May 7, 2018

What I got from my First SampleroomPH

As a beauty & lifestyle blogger, I love to try new things whether high end or drugstore products. Whether international or local brands, I just loooove to try new things & like to share them to my readers here in my blog. 

It was my first time to be part of the SampleroomPh customer & hopefully someday, be a beauty insider (one of my wish)

They have given me 100 points upon registering so I immediately use it to try things I haven't tried out yet, you just have to pay the shipping fee. When I received the package I was so excited, the product was neatly packaged & they will give you an update of the delivery on your email once you have deposited your payment of the shipping fee.

The first samples that I got was the a small size jar of pond's age miracle day cream & 5 different scents from Bambini Cologne.


These are the things I got from SampleroomPh


The first product is the Pond's Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Day Cream. If you have read my morning routine, you know that the moisturizer I've been using is the Olay total effects before I apply my primer & foundation.


This has an SPF 18 PA++ which I always want in a day cream. It should have an SPF in it. 


Net Weight : 10g


As you can see the size of this moisturizer. It's so cute. This was also sold in stores everywhere for just Php 99.00. They have also a bigger size 50g which was priced at Php 499.00. You can also buy this online at Zalora.ph, BeautyMNL & Lazada.ph.


Pond's trademark cream color is a light baby pink - very feminine. It has this mild creamy scent to it which is been known even before.


The texture is very smooth & light which easily can be absorbed to the skin. I think it has more water base rather than a silicone one. Basically, it acts just a moisturizer. Because it's so light & it's like a gel like form that easily melts so that's why it easily absorbs by the skin, it can't act as a primer not like other moisturizers that are creamy in texture which it can act as a moisturizer & primer in one. Not that I don't like it, don't get me wrong. I also love this type of texture. 


As you can see the swatch above when it's blended. 


The next product that I got is from Bambini


It contains 5 pcs. of different scents in a 50 ml bottle encased in a pouch.


And look what it says on the pouch, how wonderful.


These 50 ml bottles are also sold in all nationwide stores near you. 


Sunny Playtime - light orange-y powder scent that reminds me of morning sunshine. Like you just an aftermath of taking a bath. Smells fresh & new.


Ocean Kisses - smells like ocean breeze that reminds me of seaside scents where you can feel splashes of ocean waves hitting the stones as if giving you lots of kisses.


Cotton Cuddles - smells like cotton candy berry flavored scents that makes me feel like being wrapped in a soft blanket while sleeping in my bed.


Starry Lullaby - a light sweety scent that imagined myself going to a very peaceful sound evening.


And lastly,

Morning Tickles - a sweet orange, lemony scent that ticklishly wakes you up in the morning which makes you giggle.


Overall, I love the things I got from SampleroomPH. The Pond's Age Miracle helps you to achieve a youthful glow while Bambini Baby Colognes brings you back to your childhood memories. 


Xo,

Mary Ann


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Swatches & Review

I know I am in a late wagon here but to defend myself, before I ever buy a new makeup product I just want to research for a moment & think it through because :

            A) I have already tons of bronzers in my makeup collection
            B) I don't want to waste my money in buying something that I will regret later on

aaand

         C) If ever I will buy it, when will I ever use it because - refer again to my first reason hahaha.

Last year 2017, one of the makeup trends in the runway was less is more in applying makeup, meaning let your skin breathe, no highlighter, contours & blushes just either bold eyes or bold lips. But what about those people, including myself, who've experienced some dryness or blemished skins like a bad hair day? Or like me who have a very dull skin or when you didn't have enough beauty sleep or feeling unwell & yet you want to look glow-y & fresh? Aaaannnnd THAT'S my friend is  when bronzers & blushes & highlighters comes in but then what about the trend??? If you are concious of it? It's fine if you're not but what if?!?!

In my case, I will look in my collection for makeup that not only helps me look fresh & dewy (which the look I like the most rather than matte or dramatic) but also, helps improves my skin. It's a 2 in 1 right?

That's what I found in this product. The Physician's Formula Murumuru butter bronzer. I've been eyeing this for a while ever since they've introduced this in the makeup industry & I was suddenly curious of the word Murumuru? I've never heard of this word before, it's my first time. So, I looked at the internet for it's benefits. Guess what?! This is such a wonder! It's a moisturizer to the skin! Leaves a protective layer to the skin like silicone only it doesn't clog pores. Contains Pro Vitamin A which helps restore elasticity to damaged & aging skin & makes highly suitable ingredient for use in anti-aging formulations. It's also a soothing addition intended to heal dry & cracked skin, eczema & psoriasis. Talk about retinol baby! It's not only beneficial to skin but also to hair because it nourishes hair & have moisture sealing properties & boost hair's shine like coconut oil.

Now, let's jump to the product shall we?


Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

Packaging : It has a bulking packaging. It has palm printed design but the center of the cover is transparent where you can easily see the shade of the product which I love the most in a product packaging. A plastic case that is opened & closed in snap like. A "Butter Bronzer" printed in a handwritten like on the center.


The shade that I chose is in Light Bronzer because I want this as an all over bronzer but not a contour one. At the bottom of the package, the shade, net weight & the company is printed.

Net weight : 0.38 Oz / 11 g which is a slight heavier comparable to a MAC compact. 



When you open, the product  has this wave-y design which reminds me of MAC's extra dimension skinfinish. It has this vanilla coconut scent which one of the scents that I love so much aside from citrus-y.




Underneath the product itself is another where you will find a mirror & a sponge-y applicator which for me is of no use. I prefer a fluffy brush than this, to be honest.




A mild coconut scent can be smelled upon applying it on my face & lasts for 2 to 3 hours. As you can see on my swatch, it's so light & there's some powdery form upon dabbing my brush on the pan. This shade is perfect for light / fair skin tone. It has a satin-matte finish so perfect for a fresh glow on the tops of your cheekbones or a blush for those medium skin ones. This shade is also good for those heavy handed as I am too! Haha.

So, have you tried Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer?

Xo,

Mary Ann

Peppermint Crinkles' Approval : 4.5 / 5




Sunday, April 29, 2018

NOTD : Pastel Green with Fairy Dust Shimmers on Top

Spring or Easter Day had long gone but I just can't help myself from posting what I wore during the Spring or Easter Day season. Truthfully, Easter for me means hope. Hope that God send His only Son to die on the cross to save us from sins. 

Spring - the first thing that pops up in your mind is that filled with pastel colored shades & the nail polish that I'm showing is perfect for this time of the year.






NOTD : Pastel Green with Fairy Dust Shimmers on Top


My first nail polish that I applied in 3 coats is from Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess


Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess


Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess is a cream pastel apple green with green & blue shimmers that it shifts it color shimmers in the light from green to blue to sometimes a hint of purple.


Then, on top I applied 2 coats of Essence Effect in Pixie Dust


Essence Effect in Pixie Dust


Essence Effect in Pixie Dust is a holographic shimmers filled with tiny glitters in red, pink & white.

What nail polish did you have on during Easter? Would love to read them on the comment below.

XO,

Mary Ann






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

My Makeup Treasure-Trove : MAC Paintpot - additional Wishlist!

MAC paint pots - one of my favorite products from MAC. They have a wide variety of shades fit for any skin tone both permanent and once in a while they would have limited edition ones.

I love them so much because : 
            A.) I never had any problem of creasing during the entire day when I applied it on my oily lids. 
And... 
          B.) A combination of primer and base in one. Perfect for a very quick eye makeup look whether a natural look, smokey look or grudge-y look. 

I have a lot of MAC paintpots in my collection  You can check them HERE. As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have a few more shades in my wishlist and here they are.



MAC paint pot 


The shades of MAC paint pot on my wish list are : From bottom left (clockwise) Groundwork, Tailor Grey & Quite Natural.










As you can see in the swatches above how opaque and pigmented they are. Tailor Grey obviously is more grey in shade, it's a cool toned one & matte . Goundwork & Quite Natural are both in the same brown family but for me Groundwork is a cool toned brown with a  hint of grey undertone & with slight of shimmer while Quite Natural is a warm dark brown & it's matte. 

So, have you tried MAC paint pots? What are the shades that you have?

XO,

Mary Ann


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Elf "Mad for Matte" Palette Swatches & Review

When both high ends and drugstore brands created palettes, it was a huge success but none of any makeup brands done a palette which is completely all matte finishes as a lot of beauty enthusiasts wish for it. So, when Urban Decay (who started it all) did make a palette called Urban Basics. Other makeup brands did their own versions as well. One of them is ELF cosmetics. So, I've been eyeing this for a long while now and when I heard that they have a 50% percent off, I immediately contacted my local reseller to buy me one because I've heard so much great things about this palette.

When my package arrived, I was so excited like a child receiving her birthday present with a glee. I quickly took swatches and boy, I was really impressed by it's pigmentation! But down scroll down yet! Just bear with me a little longer. Haha.


The outer packaging  has a black background with the picture of the shades of the palette and the name and the net weight.


At the back is the description and the ingredients.


The eyeshadows are consists of 10 shades and are encased in a black plastic case that's not magnetic which I am happy about it that's best for traveling and with the brand's name written in white and in the center.


At the back is the name of the palette.

Net Weight : 0.49 oz (14 g)


When you opened it, there's a mirror which is nice and lo, and behold 12 shades of matte eyeshadows from creamy white vanilla to the darkest black. 


Usually in a palette, it's hard to find an opaque dark shades and here, they're not! Talk about a great pigmentation and take note, from a drugstore brand that's so affordable!


And here are the swatches!

Do you have ELF Mad for Matte palette? If you don't I highly recommend it that you buy it!

Thanks for dropping by.

XO,

Mary Ann

Peppermint Crinkles' Approval : 5/5