Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Hunt: Perfect Face Foundation

So i stayed up really late last night because i was browsing through ads and reviews of foundation for oily skin. I took screen caps so i wont forget and earlier today i brave the traffic and went to the mall near my house.

I was seriously eyeing on drugstore products like revlon, l'oreal, maybelline, cover girl, and max factor. Unfortunately, some products werent available or maybe i was just blind not to find them or i didnt get any help with the counter ladies who assisted me. It's a pity. Anyway, i thought if i walk a little more i'll find watsons in the opposite end and that, of course; happened.

I got myself the Quick FX tinted moisturizer and the Quick FX CC Cream. I already tried them tonight and so excited to use them tomorrow and take pics! Has anyone of you tried one of these already? It looked promising. Im excited for tomorrow.


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Monday, January 26, 2015

What is my Skin's Undertone Color? Help!

On the hunt for the perfect red lipstick? Or foundation too peachy for your skin that it feels so wrong? It is very important to take the Undertone test as this is like the ABC in makeup. Once you know your skin's undertone color then everything else will be easy to understand and deal with.




Just to make it more clear, Undertone is the color beneath your skin. There are 3 Skin Undertone Colors classified as Cool, Warm, and Neutral. Each has its own unique characteristic from the other but at times can be confusing. So i prepped questions and a guide to help you. Hopefully this makes everything else easier.

How to know your Skin's undertone?

1. When you check your wrist-veins in natural lighting condition aka sun is the source of light, what is the color of the veins on your wrist?

A. Blue or Violet
B. Sligthly green or Olive
C. Blue-Green

2. When you look at your skin closely what colors do you see?

A. It has pink, red and blue tinge to it
B. Yellow, Gold, and peach tinge to it
C. Neither pink, red, blue nor yellow, gold, peach but somewhere in-between

3. What color of jewelry flatters your skin the most?

A. Silver jewelry flatters your skin more than gold
B. Gold jewelry flatters your skin more than silver
C. Both gold and silver flatter your skin

4. How does your color appear when you look at it under the Sun?

A. It appears bluish
B. It appears yellowish
C. It appears greenish



Answers:

ALL OR MOSTLY A's
You have a Cool undertone. Your veins are blue and/or violet. Your skin has pink, red, and blue tinges to it. Silver jewelry flatters your skin more than gold and when you look at your skin under the Sun it appears bluish.

ALL OR MOSTLY B'S
You are have a Warm Undertone. The veins on your wrist are slightly green or olive. Your skin has yellow, gold, peach tinge to it. Gold jewelry flatters your skin more than silver and when you look at your skin under the Sun it appears yellowish.

ALL OR MOSTLY C's
You have a Neutral undertone. Veins on your wrist are blue green. Tinges on your skin are neither pink, red, blue, nor yellow, gold, peach but somewhere in between. Both gold and silver jewelry flatter you and when you look at your skin under the Sun it appears greenish.

To help you understand the Undertone test better, refer to the image below:



Photo Credit: The BlondeShell

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Much love,
Pattieta
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hot or Not: NYX HD Photogenic Concealer


If i have to describe the kind of relationship that we have, then it's the platonic kind. We are somewhere between friends and lovers and from time to time we dont know each other but i stick around because he brings out the best in me.

The NYX HD Photogenic Concealer comes in a tube with wand applicator, it is a light weight creamy formula that gives light to medium coverage and finishes off flawless and smooth on my skin. It comes in an exciting range of (12) shades to blend with any skin color.

Im a CW03 Light/Pale

Photo Credit: HolaMUA.com

From my experience (depending on some varying factors like weather, condition of my skin and etc), it only creases when my oil gland is tremendously active and that is most likely during the summer time in Manila which is March, April and May so i make an effort to pat extra powder to set it perfectly on my skin.

However, I try to avoid it during the months of November to January when the weather is cold. There are spots where it gets a little flaky and additional moisture helps but not all the time (whispers: i know it's my skin that is a little problematic).

This is my under-eye with only a fair amount of moisturizer applied on it.









Notice how this concealer also brightened my skin? In love.

Will i buy another tube once i finish this? Yes. I love how it works for my skin in a normal day when its not summer or the holiday season. I may have some issues with it but it can be resolved without too much effort. It is, at the very least, worth a try.

If youre in Manila and would like to get a tube and be amazed, head over to any SM Department store thats where i got mine for not more than P500.00 hahaha i cannot remember how much exactly. Will update this ASAP.

Do you happen to own one for yourself and have tried-tested the product? What do you think?


Much Love,
Pattieta

Discalimer: Views and opinions above are my own and not influenced by any party or company. Product was purchased with my own money.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 Beauty Cheats

I am not vain but I go on an extra mile to take care of myself so I spare time to read about beauty articles, makeup reviews, and skin care stuff; which i have been doing for like 10 years now. So with that no. of years, can you imagine how many times i had to struggle to perfect a cat's eye? Or to properly contour my face? how many times do i have to do a 'No-Makeup-Makeup look' to make sure the look does justice to its name? Or how many times i have made myself cry while lining my inner rims or threading stray hair off   my brows? That is why i am excited to write about and share 5 of the many makeup cheats i have learned by myself throughout the years (I can only think of 5 at the moment). Read on to learn more about these cheats that you need to try ASAP:

1. Thick natural-looking lashes



  • If you want your lashes to fake a fuller set, only attach demi-lashes (or cut into half your regular falsies) from the outer corner of your eye to one-third in or half-way in.
  • Apply mascara to marry your natural lashes with the falsies.
  • Or if you want to ditch the falsies, dust lashes with powder in-between mascara coats.

2. Very bibo eyeshadows
  • I remember when i was still in school and didnt have enough  money to splurge on cosmetics, i just take out this 18-pc palette with pinks, blacks, browns, nudes and grays and all that important-kind-of hues and use all them for different kind of things, like-- a blush, highlighter, contour and a filler for my brow; and i think i just grew up doing it cos i still tend to do that when Im doing my makeup and a hold of a palette that has all the colors i need.

3. Space-saving lippies

  •  I sometimes use my Lipstick as a blush to make space for other much needed prettifying weapon, i just dust it over with powder after to set the creamy lippies on to my skin. 


4. Tame that liner
  • I have no problem making my eye liner last the whole night but i do have a problem making them stay in one place, ever had the same problem? Laura Mercier has a "Tightline Activator" to help you make those naughty liners from running around your face. If you dont have much budget you may want to check out ELF's makeup sealer.

5. Multi-purpose brushes

  • I use my concealer brush as a lip brush, it makes application easier and faster.
  • I have a lot of foundation brushes cos i use them in so many ways like spreading and blending concealer under my eyes, applying bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks and the same goes with my highlighter 

I dont have a sensitive skin (just an oily one), which is cool because i get to experiment with my makeup to know how else i can use it to my advantage, that is why I have this post. And, i've had the same face for the last one hundred years so i have familiarized a way of working with my brain, face and hands so they are somewhat BFF's; having said that some of my cheats might work or might not work for you and you might find yourself not comfortable cheating with them and that is fine but if all 5 cheats worked for you then that is seriously amazing!

This is part 1 of the Beauty Cheats series and i am sure that i will have more posts like this in the future. Have a great week ahead.

Oh and, Dont forget to follow my blog and share this post because as we all know sharing is caring.

Much Love,
Pattieta

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sharing is Caring

Disclaimer: I dont own any of the photos unless otherwise stated. Furthermore, i dont take credit for the photos posted and if you happen to own any of them please let me know in the comment box below so I can give you credit properly. 

Missed the first chance of seeing Pope Francis yesterday, was suppose to brave the sea of people along Roxas blvd. to catch a glimpse of him but my problematic eye irritation didnt let me. Hopefully, Sunday will be a different story and I am looking forward to that. So, while on TV waiting for papal visit updates, I was on pinterest and pinning random stuff and i thought, i should be sharing more than i am already doing. Like i always say, 'Sharing is Caring' and because i am so inspired to do good because of Pope Francis I am going to make Fridays more special.


PIN-DAY, FRIDAY.
I love my pinterest boards so much I am sharing my pins here on my blog every Friday. I wish i can do more than that but I am sure I will be able to in due time and I am so excited so just have patience.

Every PIN-DAY, FRIDAY, i will be sharing 5 pins or 1 pin for each of the following:
Health or Fitness
-- Fashion, Trend or Style
-- Self or Beauty
-- Skin care, Nails or Hair
-- Random pin, Requested pin (message me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

And we shall start.

Currently trying these exercises with the hopes of 'growing' abs. We should do it together. Right click to save and let me know after two weeks if there were any changes. Good luck to us!



Summer in two and a half months and it's seriously the best time to shop for sunnies. Let this pin guide you through your hunt.



For the strands that make us oh damn gorgeous, here is a pin to help you understand better what hair tools are best to use for your crowning glory.



Right click + SAVE.



For the random shizzle that should make you jiggle,


Just limit your coffee intake. We still want to be healthy.

I hope everybody enjoyed this read as i enjoyed writing, searching and putting together all those pins for you in one entry. Dont forget to like and share this post to your social media accounts Sharing is Caring.


Much Love,
Pattieta

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