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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Vice Cosmetics Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick in Kyemerut

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       I know, I know. I'm late with the bandwagon. Haha! Vice Ganda's cosmetic line, Vice Cosmetics, has been around the local market since last year. If I remember correctly, this brand was released as the same time with BLK Cosmetics (Anne Curtis' makeup line). I have to try that brand yet, I've heard good reviews about the products. Anyways, this brand is PETA-Certified, Paraben free, Made in Los Angeles, and super affordable. Bongga! :)

              My bestfriend and I was strolling around the mall last month and we have stumbled upon the Vice Cosmetics kiosk. We swatched almost everything available at the kiosk and it was really fun. My bestfriend bought something from the Good Vibes Matte Lipstick line and I bought one form the Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick line. I was actually looking for the lipliners but there wasn't any so I guess they were sold out. All of the lipsticks are sold for only Php 195 each! Bongga talaga!

Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick in Kyemerut
          I'm currently into nude lipstick shades so I bought as it looks natural and warm. The website describes this as "soft, cool nude shade". Wait, what? Cool nude? This is definitely warm! The sun cannot deny that fact. Haha! What's going on here? Not being shady, okay. I guess the shades varies depending on the lighting being used, lip color and skin tone. :)

          I tried to had a wear test with this liquid stick but kinda failed, so I guess I'll just have to review it then. What does this product claims? The Phenomenal Liquid Lipstick is "a vibrant pop of color on your lips that's light and lasts all day.  It's smudge-proof and comes with a beautiful matte finish. " Are these true? Let's find out!

Primed my lips with a lipbalm

          Lip balm is an essential product to put on the lips before applying any lip color. Liquid lipsticks make your lips unattractively dry and and leave dry patches. I'm currently using the Himalayan Lip Balm, if anyone is wondering.

Waiting for the lisptick to dry
          For this review, I haven't used a lipliner because I you to really see what shade looks like on my lips once it dries. The lipstick is pigmented and I only applied a coat on the picture above. I looks like mauvey brown shade at the first glance. It applied smoothly and felt light. It doesn't have a bothersome smell. 


My makeup for the day. No foundation for this day.

          This lipstick shade goes well with most of the eye looks I make. Eversince I bought this, this was the lipstick I have been reaching for the most. I used this at least 3 times a week. That is how much I love this liquid lipstick. It is ultra matte once tried up, kinda clings on the wrinkles (is what you call the lines on the lips?), but it is comfortable on the lips. 


After drinking coffee and eating lunch
          The lipstick lasted long though the inner part of my lower lip faded because I drank coffee and ate lunch. I went ahead and retouched my lips because I still had to work on the office the whole afternoon. I love how the lipstick didn't leave any patches as I have added a layer on top of the first layer. Some liquid lipsticks do that to me and my lips looks nasty. I love this formula!

I used a warm brown lipliner underneath
          This is a selfie I took wearing the same shade but with a base of warm dark brown shade underneath. I love this lip combination and is my go-to as of now. This liquid lipstick will even last longer if applied on top of a lipliner.

Overall thoughts:

  • The product is worth the money and I think it's an affordable alternative to high-end brands.
  • It's creamy, lightweight, dries quickly, long lasting if you do not eat and doesn't dry the lips heavily.
  • It's pigmented, covers the entire lips with one application.
  • It doesn't have any bothersome smell.
  • It's cruelty-free and doesn't have any parabens. Kudos to that. Yehey!
          If you haven't tried this one yet, please do so. It's only Php 195! Perfect for beginners or lipstick collectors. It fits the budget well and has a high quality. I will buy more shades and I also try the Good Vibes Matte Lipsticks. I hope you learned something from this content and I convinced you to try the lipsticks from this brand. Please leave your experiences or thoughts on this lipstick if you have tried one so we will know what you think. Thank you for stopping by. Please stay tuned for more contents. Have a nice day! XOXO


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Shopee Makeup Haul: L.A Girl and Essence

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         Hi, y'all! How's your weekend? Mine's pretty chill because I stayed home, watched movies and beauty videos. Anyways, for today's post I decided to share with you my collective makeup haul from Shopee. If you don't know what Shopee is, it's an online application that houses various shops selling products for affordable prices. Shopee is also generous in giving their customers a bunch of discounts, coupon codes and Shopee Coins (which can be used to get more discount). It's one of my favorites applications and my makeup collection has grown so much since I started shopping from them.  If you have time, please check it out. You'll be addicted!

      The first two makeup products I'm about to show you were bought from the shop called Radium888. I bought from them the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Peach Corrector and the L.A. Girl Endless Auto Eyeliner. The shop sells US and Korean authentic cosmetics and they are also a Shopee Preferred shop. They sell makeup at lowers prices compared to other shops and so you better check them out.

L.A. Girl Pro Peach Corrector 
          I bought this corrector because I really wanted to try it since a lot of people use it and talk about it. I love this because it cancels my undereye dark circles, though it could look cakey with some concealers. They also have an Orange Corrector, which is intended for darker eye circles. It looks good under foundation and is easy to blend. I cannot yet say that this is the best peach corrector since this is the first time I have bought on. I bought this for only Php 169. 


L.A. Girl Endless Auto Eyeliner in Very Black
          This eyeliner is surprisingly long lasting! I never heard anyone talked about this on the beauty community. I have been searching all my life (that's exaggerated!) to find an affordable plain black pencil eyeliner that stays for hours put and doesn't give raccoon eyes once it fades. It's not very black though; I need to build this up, maybe 3 swipes to get an intense black line. This is perfect for tightlining because it doesn't budge on the upper lashline. I do recommend this if you are looking for a black liner. It only costs Php 150 at this shop!


          The next makeup items I'm about to show were bought from the shop called Best Price. They sell Essence makeup products with the lowest prices! I was planning a few weeks ago to blog about my full face using Essence Cosmetics and do a short review, so I searched for a shop that sells a lot of them and I found Best Price. I didn't get any much face stuff because since they sell mostly items for the eyes. Anyways, I'm still thinking posting about the idea and might do it soon. Maybe this Holy Week? 

Essence All About... Chocolates Eyeshadow Palette 
         The first item I got from this shop is this Chocolates Eyeshadow Palette. I wanted to try one of their eyeshadow palettes. I only got this one and I think this is a Limited Edition Palette. I love that these are neutral shades but with different tones. The only downside to this is that there are no any matte shades and I don't have anything to use on my crease. The white shadow on the top row looks like a matte shadow but once you swatch it it has a sheen.


          The shadows are nicely pigmented and some has duo-chrome effect that shows once applied on the lids.  I used this once and I liked how it lasted all throughout on my eyes with a primer. I don't think you need this palette if you already have a lot of neutral shadows since all of these have dupes all over the world. But if you like collecting eyeshadows, then go ahead and buy. :) I got this for Php 199 only!

Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
          The best mascara I have ever used! This mascara is all over YouTube for a long time and I just tried it. Jeez! This mascara does give a false lash effect; it clings to every hair of my lashes and gives a lot of volume. I will buy this again if I ran out of this. I'll insert a link (here) of the picture using this mascara. It's not waterproof but it lasts all day long. It's also easy to remove. I bought this for only Php 149.


Essence Gel Eye Pencil in Gunmetal
         I also got this gel eyeliner pencil because I was curious about this product and have been wanting to try for the longest time. If remember correctly, this came out around 2015 and most people said that they liked this. This was faced out already but some online sellers managed to hoard these liners (haha!) and so I got one. Anyways, this eyeliner stays on the water line all day though it fades as the time passes. I love how pigmented and vibrant this is and it only costs Php 139. 


Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Borwny Brows
          The last item I bought from this shop is the eyebrow gel mascara that everybody says is a dupe for the Benefit one. Unfortunately, I don't have the Benefit one but I can definitely say that this is the best eyebrow mascara I have ever tried! It makes by brows stay in place all day. The only downside I can see with this is that they only have 2 shades. Overall, i think it's a great product and I might repurchase this once I finish this one. 

          Those are the products I bought from Shopee the last couple of months. I have been addicted to Shopee ever since my purchase and I buy most of my makeup from them. Do you also love Shopee? If so, what shops do you recommend to buy makeup from? Let us know by leaving a comment. It will be much appreciated. I hope you liked this haul of mine and please stay tuned for more. I'm thinking of doing a wear test for a local liquid lipstick and blog about it. Anyways, thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! XOXO



Sunday, March 11, 2018

Products I've Hit Pan On 2018

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          Can you believe it's already March!!!??? Oh my! How time flies by so fast! Hey, guys! I'm Sylden and welcome to my blog. For today's post, I will showing you the products I've hit pan on the past years. Yup, some of these were loved a long time ago and I kinda forgot about using them again and so they just sit on my stash like they don't exist. Haha! Some these are the results of my project pans and one of them were hit pan easily because it was repressed. Anyways, if you are interested on this post, just keep on reading. :)

MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow (Veluxe Pearl)
          I have this since 2011! I'm not even kidding guys. I bought this eyeshadow when I was 18. Eeeeeek! You might be saying that this is really gross and I should've thrown this a long time ago. I'm not gonna throw this though; the quality hasn't changed overtime, doesn't smell stinky, doesn't irritate my eyes and it's expensive. I can't just throw away my $18, guys! I loved this shadow back when I was in college, when MAC was really sought after and popular within the YouTube beauty community. I was excited to buy this and I was willing to cash out a lot of money for MAC. I still love this eyeshadow and I might include this on one of my project pans and use it up. The shade is unique and I haven't discovered an 100% exact dupe for this yet. If you are looking for a peach shade with gold pearl finish, I suggest getting this one. 

Ever Bilena Blush Duo in Golden Goddess


          This is my favorite bronzer from the local market. I have used this a lot when I bought this and I have hit the pan after a few months. I like how light this is and I could layer it for darker bronze on my face. I was addicted to this, I used this everyday and I have hit pan on it like 3 months after I purchased this. I'm not a fan of the blush though; it has a metallic gold sheen that I don't like. I love matte blushes more than anything. Anyways, if you are looking for an affordable bronzer from the local market, you need to try this. 


Ever Bilena Matte Eyeshadow Trios in Tango
          The best matte eyeshadows I found on the local market! I bought this back in 2015 and these are my first matte eyeshadow purchase. The red is so pigmented! It's insane for a local drugstore product! I used the custard mid-brown shade a lot as a transition shade back then on all of my looks and I love the warmth it gave. They don't sell this anymore but how I wish they would. I might be decluttering this as this is old and I have other matte eyeshadows in my collection that I use more often. 


Essence All About Matt! Fixing Powder
          A cult favorite from Essence! I love this powder because it feels so smooth over the foundation, doesn't look cakey and isn't drying. The only problem I have with is that it leaves a white cast which changes the color of my face a little bit. I wasn't happy with the formulation of this product though, it was easily cracked and I haven't have this for a month when that happened. Why Essence powder products so fragile? I have to repress this with water since alcohol would change the consistency of the product. I have hit pan on this after a few uses since I have repressed this. I love this but it so fragile to travel with. 

theBalm Autobalm California Face Palette

          The only reason I have hit pan on the highlighter is because they are included on my Project Pan 2018. This a so-so palette that lacks pigmentation on some of the shades. The highlight shade looks gorgeous on face but isn't visible on the eyelids. I love it so much that I have hit pan on it not more than 2 months after using this continuously. The blush gives a pink flush which I really love. This blush was hard to hit pan since this was hardly pressed on the pan. This a small sized-blush but it will take me a while to use up. I'm not sure if this still available at The Balm stores but maybe you could find some on online stores. 


I Heart Makeup #SELFIE Palette
         If you have read my previous posts, you know that this is the eyeshadow palette I use for my Pan That Palette 2018. I love this palette and I gave this as a gift to myself during my 23rd birthday. I love the brown matte eyeshadow the most I plan on finishing this palette this year. 

       These are the products I have hit pan on as of now. I have hit pan on a lot of products ever since I have collected makeup which was during my college days. I have always kept my collection on a minimal level because I don't want to waste products and let them expire without being given some love. What makeup products have hit pan on? What are your tips for using up makeup products faster? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I hope you find this post motivational and use products that you have. I will talk to you soon. Have a nice day! XOXO


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pan That Palette 2018 Update #3

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          Hey, guys! What's up? How everyone's weekend? Mine is a long weekend since Friday was declared a holiday and so I have an extra day off to relax and do nothing. For today's post, I will sharing the progress that I made on my I Heart Makeup #SELFIE Eyeshadow Palette. This palette reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked Original Palette. This palette is like a mini version of the UD Naked I, containing some dupes of the said palette. I love this palette but I wish there could be another matte shade aside from the chocolate brown shade. The quality of these shadows are nice though some of them are being inconsistent. They are blendable and pigmented but some of these will work really good if applied wet. 

          I started this project last year November and I have so much progress already and I am really happy about that. I have been using this constantly for 3 months and I'm not sick of this so far. That's good to hear, right? It means that out of all the Pan That Palettes I've tried, this might be the first palette that will be a success and there's a possibility that I will using up the shadows completely. I'm thrilled! Anyways, let's jump right into the update because I intend to keep this post sweet and short. I will be showing you first the pictures of the introduction and previous posts then the current progress.

Introduction (November 2017)


Update 1 (December 2017)


Update 2 (January 2018)


Current Progress (as of February 2018)


          I've hit pan on Check Us In (shimmery beige) and #Love (taupe pink)! Yay! I have hit pan on two eyeshadows on January. This is exciting! I have also widen the pans on the shadows I have previously hit pan on. 


          I wasn't expecting to hit pan on Check Us In because my goal was to work hard on Goldigga (gold) and hit pan on it. I'm not mad about at it though. Haha! #Chocfix (matte chocolate brown) might crack soon, especially if I hit the bottom part of the pan. I really don't think I would repress this shadow because I don't like the effect of alcohol on the formulation of makeup products. 


         #Love is a supper pretty lid shade but it doesn't show on the eyes as brightly as it was before. I need to wet my brush before dipping my brush into this shadow to make in stand out on my lids. I think that was the reason why I have hit pan on this shadow pretty quickly. 

      My goals for February are to hit pan on Goldigga and #Trashy (bluish-silver shimmer), deepen the pan on How Many Likes (metallic dark brown), and widen on the pans of shadows I have already hit the pan. 

       That's it for my 3rd Update, hoping you stay tuned for the 4th one which will be posted in March. I hope you guys join the panning community as it feels to use the products you have and get your money's worth. I hope you enjoyed this post and find it motivating to start your Pan That Palette project. I will talk to you again soon. Have a nice day! XOXO

Introduction (including 1st and 2nd Update):
http://delightfulillusions.blogspot.com/2018/01/pan-that-palette-2018-i-heart-makeup.html

Project Pan Porn 2018 Introduction:
http://delightfulillusions.blogspot.com/2018/01/project-pan-porn-2018.html


Friday, February 16, 2018

My Travel Makeup Bag

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          Choosing what makeup products to bring on a travel is kinda hard. Really, it's hard. I was one of those people who would bring my entire collection on a trip. Yes, I was ridiculous like that. Haha! I used to bring my makeup collection on trips when I was college; when I was just started collecting makeup and got addicted to them. I have always brought stuff that I haven't even used on my travels. It was unwise and wasn't practical at all. I already my learned my lesson and I am very much confident that my travel makeup bag nowadays contains products that are multi-functional, light to carry and versatile in terms of color and usability.



          I am showing you today the makeup items that I brought when we traveled to Boracay Island (link here) last month. Most of the products I brought were the makeup items I am currently panning in 2018. The only bag I brought with me to store my makeup is the one shown above. You might be wondering why it's small and how could worth of full-faced makeup products have fitted in there, right? I am the type of person to travel lightly and I don't want anything unnecessary or things I know I won't be using on the trip. Anyways, I have this makeup bag since 2015 and it's my favorite to travel with. I know the faux leather has already peeled off on some parts but I just can't let go of this one yet. Haha!



          I stored the brushes I brought in this little brush pouch that came in when I purchased a makeup brush set a long time ago. Keep the guys, they're really useful in travels or makeup gigs you have. I know this pouch is a mini one and the brushes I could bring are limited to a lesser quantity; I love it though because I get to pick the brushes that I really love and use them on more than one purpose.


Face Brushes
  • Mini blush brush - I this for my mini blush from the The Balm California Palette which will be shown on the late part of this post. Then pan is really small, it's like a sample blush and my regular-sized blush brushes doesn't pick up a lot of products if use them on that particular product. I also used this to apply the loose setting powder I brought on the trip.
  • E.l.f Blush Brush - I used this to contour and bronze my face. It's a blush brush it works just fine on contouring my face as well. 
  • Large eyeshadow brush - Though it's meant to be an eyeshadow brush, I use this to apply highlighter on my face. It blends the product really well and the bristles are soft. This is my new favorite highlighter brush.



Eyebrow Grooming

  • I brought the spoolie to brush my brows and an angled liner brush to apply shadow on my brows. I live for a natural look and these tools give the best natural effect.



Eyeshadow Blending

  • Wet n' Wild Crease Brush - The best crease brush ever! I need to try their other brushes. What do you recommend?
  • Target Smudger Brush - I used this to blend the shadows below my lower lash line. 
  • San San Eyeshadow Brush - I used this to blend the shadows on my upper lids and crease, to smooth out the harsh lines.



Eyelid Brushes

  • Angled Liner Brush - I used this to set my eyeliner with a black eyeshadow
  • Pencil Brush - I used this to blend shadows on my outer-v
  • Flat Shadow Brushes - I used this to blend 

          Yeah, those are the only makeup brushes I brought on my trip. I also two sponges to blend my foundation which I already threw away. It's gross to show you guys my dirty sponges. Haha!



Eyebrows

  • Avon Eyebrow Duo in Deep Brown  - This isn't my color anymore but this was the I brought since it didn't take a lot of space on the bag
  • E.l.f. Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown - Again, this isn't my color anymore. I don't like the formula but this in my Project Pan 2018 so I brought it.




Primer, Mascara and Liners

  • E.l.f. Eyeshadow Primer in Sheer - My holy grail eyeshadow primer! This is my 3rd one.
  • Essence Long Lasting Eyepencil in Black Fever - I like this eyeliner, not the best one but stays on my eyelid all day. It doesn't last long on my waterline. 
  • Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in C'est Levie - a metallic silver that lasts all day on my waterline. 
  • LOL Cosmetics Auto Eyeliner Pencil in Sea of Love - I thought this was perfect for the beach vibes. This is also included on my Project Pan
  • MAC Haute & Naughty Lash - It's not amazing, but isn't bad though. This is the only mascara I have that hasn't gone bad so this is the one that I brought.



Eyeshadows

  • These palettes look familiar because the #SELFIE Palette is the one I'm using for my Pan That Palette 2018 (link here) and the Ever Bilena Brown Palette is included on my Project Pan Porn 2018 (link here). I won't be showing the shadows since they will spoil my upcoming project updates. :)



Lippies

  • Pinkies Collection Lasting Lip Liner in Galactic - This isn't included on my project pan. I just brought it to have a cool toned brown lip liner. It's so creamy!
  • Avon Simply Pretty Lip Liner in Nude - It's a nice warm nude shade. I have already thrown this away because it's old and pretty close to being gross. :D
  • Lipz Diva Creamy Matte Lipstick in Like A Virgin - My go-to pink shade for everyday use. 
  • MAC Matte Lipstick in Love Me - Another pink nude option that I brought. It's creamy and smells so sweet!
  • Essence Sheer Lipstick - A dark red almost lip-gloss lipstick that looks nice on top of lip liners. This is included on my project pan as well.
  • Careline Liquid Lipstick in Glaze - My favorite nude mauve lip shade! So versatile it pairs well with different lip liner shades. 



Blush, Highlight, and Bronzer

  • The Balm Autobalm California Palette - The blush and highlight is included in my Project Pan. The blush has a pink flush which is suits my light skin. The highlight looks pretty when blended. Love the combo!
  • Fashion 21 Blush Duo - I used this warm up my skin. 



Base, Foundation, Concealer and Setting Powder


  • Olay Natural White Day Cream in Light - I used this as a moisturizer
  • Missha Layer Blurring Pore Cover Primer - a silicon-based primer that works pretty well in making my makeup last all day
  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation in Warm Nude - I like this foundation and thought it would be nice to bring this with me to Boracay
  • Ever Bilena Perfect Undereye Concealer - A thick concealer for daily use
  • 3CE Clinic Professional Natural Makeup Powder - I haaaattttteeee this powder. It clings on to the dry patches on my skin. I'm trying to use this up as part of my Project Pan.
         Those are the makeup items I brought on my travel to Boracay. It was a 4-day trip and the amount of products I brought were fit for the days we were there. I wanted to keep my makeup really simple and basic since I'm not comfortable doing my makeup when I'm not on my own house. I tend to be conscious and shy doing my makeup around with my workmates. Who feels the same way? Haha!

          Please stay tuned for my next posts because I will share my update for the Pan That Palette and the makeup items I have decluttered. I have been feeling uninspired lately that's why I haven't posted in almost 3 weeks. I apologize for my absence! I hope you liked this post and If you have anything to share or suggest, please leave me a comment. Thank you much for stopping by. Have a nice day ahead! XOXO



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