beautyblender review

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beautyblender is a beautiful miracle!

I finally took the plunge and purchased the award-winning beautyblender.   I have been on the fence for a while because of the price of a sponge.

I’ve bought the lookalikes before and didn’t like them so I didn’t give them much thought because of the cost and I already have my MAC and Sigma brushes.

I was in Sephora last weekend and took the plunge.  It’s an early Christmas present for me.

Well well well…..

It is so worth the $20!

I put my foundation on a flat glass container and put a little water on my beautyblender and dabbed the foundation with the bigger side of my beautyblender and dabbed away at my face. It is a flawless look.  Then with the tip of the beautyblender I dabbed my MAC concealer under my eyes to hide my dark circles and highlight.  So excuse the next picture because it does have some products on it.

Beautyblender juvy

The beautyblender website describes it as:

The original beautyblender® is a revolutionary makeup sponge applicator with 360 degrees of usable surface for creating absolute complexion perfection. This five-time Allure Best of Beauty Award-winner is ergonomically designed to meet your makeup needs. beautyblender® is the first high definition, neon pink sponge application tool that gives you everything from amazingly sheer coverage to a buildable full coverage.

Would I purchase this again?

Most definitely YES!!!!

I think my brushes are going to be just a little jealous for a while.

Until next time Dolls….

What are your thoughts and experience with the beautyblender??

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

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MAC HEROINE LIPSTICK

MAC Heroine Lipstick

MAC Heroine lipstick is back!!

The powerful purple of Heroine Lipstick is back – so you can now get the breakout fan favourite from M∙A∙C Fashion Sets any time you like. This vibrant matte is now available exclusively online. In stores permanently this January.

www.maccosmetics.com

xoxo

Until next time, who’s ordering yours now??

FilipinaMacBarbie

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KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening cream First Impression

Korres Wild Rose moisturising cream

KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream

My 1st, First Impression review of many to come.

I went to Sephora yesterday to get some much-needed products.

During the Spring/Summer time, I have combination and sometimes, super oily skin.  During the Fall/Winter, my skin does a complete 180º and is dry.

While I was at Sephora,  I looked at the moisturizers and started comparing.

  • Packaging
  • Scent
  • Size
  • Price
  • Skin benefits

Out of all of them, I chose the KORRES Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturising & Brightening Cream.

Packaging: amber-colored glass jar with a white twist top.

Scent: very light rose scent. Not overpowering like the others that I tested.

Size: 1.35 fl. oz (40 ml). This will last quite a while.

Price: $35

Skin Benefits: moisturizes,  repairs the look of fine lines and skin discolorations.

The cream itself is a pretty thick white cream.  I dabbled some on each of my check, forehead,  and chin then spread it all over my face to include my nose.  It dissolved quickly and feels great on my face.  Not greasy or oily at all.

Don’t let the Wild Rose name scare you off with the scent.  I can barely smell it.

So far I’ve used it yesterday evening and again this morning after I washed my face.

I plan to continue using it twice a day.  Once after I wash my face in the morning and then again before bed.

I will give my full review in 30 days.

Until next time…..

What face moisturizer do you use?

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

FilipinaMacBarbie

Best Burgundy lipstick • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Endless Drama

MAC Pro Longwear Endless Drama

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Endless Drama 3.6 g / 0.12 US oz

Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat- and still lasts up to 12 hours. Won’t feather or transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated

I just went out and bought this yesterday at the MAC store.

I’ve been wearing MAC Diva for the past few weeks and everyone has been giving me complements at the clinic that I work at and also everywhere else that I go.  People stop me to ask about my lip color.  I paired my MAC Diva lipstick with MAC lip liner in Vino.  Although I love MAC Diva, it is somewhat a little drying.

I’ve been on the search for another Burgundy lipstick and I found another fellow beauty blogger Temptalia had posted about Burgundy lipsticks and saw the MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Endless Drama and fell in love.

MAC pro long Endless Drama

I had to go out and try it.  I love the MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme line because they are moisturizing yet stays put on your lips.  With darker lip colors, you don’t want to have to keep reapplying throughout the day so MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme’s line is the way to go!

I also bought MAC lip liner in Burgundy to pair it with MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Endless Drama.

I am Filipina so I have an olive/medium complexion.   Here is a swatch on my wrist.

Mac Burgundy

I love the feeling on my lips when I have this on.  I glide on a little bit on my lips then line my lips with the Burgundy lip liner then I glide on some more lipstick for the finishing touches.

MAC Endless Drama and MAC Burgundy

I highly recommend these products if you’re in the market for new Burgundy lipsticks.

What is your favorite Burgundy or Plum colored lipstick?

Until next time….

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

FilipinaMacBarbie