Sunday, March 24, 2013

EVENT: Shu Uemura's Art of Beauty Workshop Series

photo credits: Shu Uemura facebook 

Last March 17, I had a weekend at Shu Uemura. I attended their Art of Beauty Workshop held at the newly East Wing, Shangri-la mall. 
Nadia of Shu Uemura doing a small introduction
Workshop was conducted by Internationally Accredited Makeup Artist Patrick Alcober.
He introduced us the new products from Shu Uemura and showed us how to use them and shared a few makeup tips. 

MUA Patrick demonstrating a simple summer day look. 
While doing the demo he also explained what products he used and passed it on to the audience to test it out themselves. 

These are: 

Ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil is one of their new products

Tsuya Skin 
it's a youthful radiance generator essence that promises to reactive your skin’s youth in
7 days to achieve porcelain-fine, petal-soft, & translucent glowing skin

swatched on my hand 
has a mild floral scent, consistency is runny & it has a pearlescent glow

and blended 
was easily absorbed by the skin without any sticky residue 

Stage Performer Insta-Glow
claims to deliver a natural glow, skin instantly turns luminous & smooth

swatched on my hand 
has a medium thick consistency, if you look closely there are small beaded grey specs somewhat reminded of apricot scrub

slight blended 
slowly turned / blended into my skin tone

blended 
it isn't difficult to blend into skin
  
red:juvenus intense vitalizing concentrate

swatched on my hand 
a lightweight translucent gel consistency with a relaxing scent

blended

POREraser UV Under Base Mousse 
has SPF 35 PA+++

swatched on my hand
mousse texture

blended 
as you can see my hand is now smooth with less visible lines

Shu Uemura's famous Cleansing oils

their eyeshadows & blushes

their lipsticks

and the finished look 

they served us mini red velvet & chocolate cupcakes

with MUA Patrick Alcober

with MUA Patrick & his model

chocolate cupcake for giveaway
unfortunately, I wasn't able to grab one as some attendees took 2 or 3 pcs for themselves :(

Thank you Shu Uemura Philippines for the goodie bag

lastly, I got myself a new lippie ^_^


Thursday, March 21, 2013

REVIEW: Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base Mint


Welcome to the second part of my Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Review
This one is #1 Mint Choux 

Same packaging as the the Berry Choux only difference is when you look at the box, on the upper left hand corner the cream filling for the Mint Choux is green. (check out part one review to see photo)  

Has no scent, texture is also soft & fluffy. 

taken with flash on 
reminds me of shrek! though I hope I don't turn out to be one! LoL

Swatches: 

on my hand
blended 
both pictures taken with natural lighting

As you know green is meant to conceal redness, may it be red spots or acne marks. Now let's test this baby and see if it lives up to its promises. 

applied on my face without moisturizer and blended
this is taken under natural lighting and as you can see my face is lighter than my neck

blended and taken with flash on. YES it's reflective in flash photography

Tada! with bb cream, blush and gloss.
Looks au naturel and my pimples are less visible. This was taken at 8am, once again it's errand day. 

taken at 2pm after 6 hours of frolicking under the sun. I did not blot and you can see my oils are starting to show up on my nose, cheek & chin area. 

Overall, I love this product too! Compared to the Berry Choux, I like this one better because the redness of my face was toned down after application.


PRO:
• conceals redness & pimple marks
• SPF 25 PA++ 
• no scent
• Not sticky
• Feels light on skin
• easy to blend
• controls oil
• cute packaging
• three variants available
• made my bb cream/foundation last longer
• a little goes a long way
• P628 for 25g


CONS:
• no spatula
• reflective on flash photography
• glass tub might break if dropped


THE VERDICT: 
Cheaper than other primers, once and delivered its claim.
Do I recommend this: yes, if you need to conceal your acne marks or redness in your face by all means grab this plus with its lasting and oil control power, it's worth it.
Will I repurchase: Hell to the yes :) 


DISCLAIMER: Products were given to me by Etude House Philippines secret recipe launch as part of the press kit.  I was not paid by Etude House Philippines to review this product. All thoughts and opinions expressed are mine. 





Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Collective Haul: Etude House, Tony Moly, Mizon, Skin Shop, Healthy Options


Hey Everyone! I don't have much time right now, but I wanted to share some of the things I picked up recently, since I have been neglecting my blog lately. Thank you for being so patient and nice, I will do my best to update on a regular basis ^_^





Went to Etude House

to restock on their Lip & Eye Remover 

and got these
Baby Doll Puff, Goodbye Pore Ever Pore Primer Essence,  Drawing Eyebrow refill #1, Drawing Eyebrow Pencil in #1 & Soft Touch Auto Lipliner in #2 


they gave me a cute pen for the freebie



Intense Care Snail BB cream

I got a HUGE JYJ Eco bag for a freebie

Skin Shop Snail Vital Mucin Mask Pack &
 St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub from Watson's 



Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque, Original Dickinson's Toner and Dickinson's Witch Hazel Astringent

news digest for freebies


Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream from kkochipida
a trusted online seller 
she included some freebies :)


That's it for now till next time!
Stay tuned reviews to follow soon ^_^

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