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How To: Wear Pink Lipstick Better
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How To: Wear Pink Lipstick Better

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How To: Wear Pink Lipstick Better

Good morning my dear readers! Hope y’all are having a blast since the weekend! Anyway this post will talk about the ways/techniques we could use to pull off that pink (muted, bright, dark) lippie in no time! 

10 Tips for Wearing Hot Pink Lipstick

Such a vibrant lip color can be pretty difficult to pull off, but if you’re bold enough to take the plunge, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Keep it simple! With such a bright lip color, you’ll want to make sure you go easy on the eye makeup, especially if you’re planning on wearing this as a casual, daytime look. Bottom line: Stick with white or black for your eyes.       When you’re wearing hot pink lips, stick with a white, beige or black eye shadows for your eyes. Other colors paired with the hot pink lips will make your face look too colorful. I personally like black glitter eye shadows or black liquid eyeliner on younger women, and shimmery beige shadows on older women.


2. Along the same lines, be sure not to overdo it with the blush. Too much pink on your face isn’t going to be a good look for anyone!  Because we already have the skin with a warm glow, there’s no need to have blush on. We don’t want to overdo the look. Once there is a bright lip color on the lips, everything else on your face shouldn’t compete with it. Keep everything toned down.


3. Though of course there is no “rule” saying you can’t wear bold lipstick during the daytime, if you’re having doubts, you may want to save this look for night, especially if you’ve gone with a brighter fuchsia shade.


4. Hot pink lipstick is also a great alternative for those nights when you want something bold and daring but don’t want bright red lips – it’s also a perfect spring and summer alternative to a classic red lip.


5. Get your undertones right. When choosing a lipstick, you’ll want to select one with blue undertones if you have cooler skin, and if you have warm undertones, then you’re better suited for something more orange or red-based. I have also read in a Yahoo lifestyle magazine that when sporting such vibrant colors on your lips, it is better to keep your skin warm. How? You might all ask? Simple—- Moisturize your face well and don’t overdo your powder or foundation whichever you might opt to use. Bronzing powders can also replace your powder so as to create that youthful, warm glow ^^


6. Many people will tell you that fair-skinned folk can’t pull off bright pink shades, but this obviously isn’t true. If you want to try this look, then try it – you only live once! If it’s something that you want to wear and you like how it looks, don’t worry about whether or not someone else thinks it looks good on you.

7. Wearing such a dramatic, in-your-face lip color isn’t something that everyone should attempt. Make sure you have the confidence to pull it off, and if you’re not comfortable wearing it, don’t. There is no point to buying something just because it’s trendy if you feel absolutely ridiculous wearing it in public!

8. If you’re looking to switch up your beauty routine and get out of your comfort zone (I don’t know about you guys, but I generally gravitate toward lipsticks that are all pretty similar), a hot pink shade is a great idea.Don’t be afraid to experiment with your look!

9. Test it out before you buy. It’s always a good idea to actually try lipsticks before you buy them, since buying them blind is a bit of a gamble – you can never be 100% sure the color will suit you! So head to Sephora or a makeup counter and get testing.

10. It’s best to test the color in natural light instead of relying on department store lighting. Ask for a sample, or have a sales associate test it out on your lips so you can view it later.

     NARS Director of Global Artistry James Boehmer and MAC Cosmetics senior   artist Romero Jennings tips on choosing the right pink shade for your lips:

Try a neon pink lipstick,” Boehmer says, which will look great “if you’re on the fairer side.” Jennings suggests a light peach-y coral color. And for fair skin with a slight tan, Jennings says it’s best to “complement lips in sheer peach shades with a light bronze pearl. These tones will warm up fair skin.”

·         If your skin tone is medium…

                                    


    “I love vibrant, orange tones with golden, deep or bronzed skin tones,” say Boehmer. Jennings echoes that advice, noting that “warm coral and orange shades enhance medium tanned skin.” The basic thing to remember is that, darker your skin tone the more pigment you can wear. So you can go for some deep pink colors like fuchsia, berry, orangey pinks and intense pinks with a hint of purple. Some great shades of pink lipstick shades for olive skin are:

  • Dior Addict Lipstick in It Pink
  • Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Voile de Rose
  • L’Oreal High Intensity Pigments in Black Cherry
  • Lancome Color Fever Lipstick in Pink in the Limo
  • MAC Lipstick in Skew
  • Urban Decay Iconic Lipstick in Hotpants
  • Elizabeth Arden Exceptional Lipstick in Hot Pink
  • Laura Mercier Lip Colour in Camellia
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Pink Wink
  • MAC Pink Nouveau

·         If you’re skin tone is dark…

                                  


“You’ll look great with bright vibrant hues and coordinating lip pencils.” Jennings recommends bold orange shades with red undertones.”

·         Enhance your overall look with a dewy sheen: 

                               

     If you do choose a super-pigmented shade, “contrast classic matte lips by adding a bit of glow to your complexion,” says Boehmer. “Try a tinted moisturizer, or add a bit of illuminator mixed with SPF or moisturizer.”


     As for me, I’ll also try recreating the look that will suit me better and so, I will have to do a trial and error test for my 4 pink lippies! Here are the swatches ^^

    

How about you lovelies? What is your favorite shade of pink? 




credits & references:

www.realbeauty.com
voices.yahoo.com  

google images for the model pics

A Comparative Review on: Klairs Ultimate Dual Effect Eye cream & Klairs Restoring cream

Hello ladies~ another late review on some skin care items that I have received from Wish Company! 

     

Disclaimer: These products were sent over for review purposes. I am in no way affiliated with Klairs nor am I being paid or influenced by Wish Company. All thoughts, opinions and recommendations of the following products are my own.

Before I head on to my review, let me first introduce you all to the brand Klairs and what it promises to its consumers…

business principle

Beauty

Today, Klairs continuously make an effort to achieve peoples and worlds inner and outer beauty.

Honest

Klairs stands behind honesty. We believe in equal partnership and our primary goal is to run a clean and transparent ompany.

Satisfaction

From our products to customer service satisfaction, Klairs firmly stands behind total guaranteed satisfaction.

Social Investment

Klairs continuously invest and support those who are in need with KFHI.

BRAND IDENTITY

Klairs hypoallergenic skin-friendly cosmetics

Klairs products are specifically designed and formulated carefully according to dermatologists recommended formula. All the products will help to rejuvenate, relief, and relax stressed body, skin and mind.

With Klairs 4 No-formula (No Ethanol Alcohol, No Paraben, No Artificial Colors, No Animal Testing), it will bring the best skincare experience.

  • No Ethanol Alcohol
  • No Animal Testing
  • No Paraben
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Enviroment Friendly

Organic + Science:

All Klairs products are made with rare and nutritious ingredients derived from the nature and carefully advanced it with modern cosmetic technology.

Restoration:

Klairs firmly believe in making products that help sooth and rejuvenate stressed body and skin.

Style = Basic & Prestigious:

Klairs do not follow short coming fashion or trend. We believe in basic and prestigious design and quality.

ORGANICCOMPLEX

Whoah~ very informative and detailed don’t you think? I am sure you are all excited to know my take on these babies and so without any further ado, let’s start shall we? ^^

* PACKAGING

                         KLAIRS ULTIMATE DUAL EFFECT EYE CREAM 

      

The product comes in a simple, (boxed) bottle/jar container. Dominant colors surrounding the packaging are white & black while the brown color can be seen on the actual container where it holds the cream. I like that it doesn’t go crazy with the colors since we are talking about skin care products not makeup. I would much rather prefer this type of packaging… nothing too much going on but straight to the point details on key ingredients and mechanism of action of the said creams

       

                                          KLAIRS RESTORING TIME CREAM

       

Another thing that caught my attention upon checking out the product’s packaging, is its claim on its high regard for the environment, no to animal testing and the use of colorants, alcohol and paraben! Nice~ I am digging this concept of Klairs since a lot of cosmetics and skin care products nowadays contain harmful ingredients/toxins that may place a dangerous effect to our skin. We don’t want that right?! I love the fact that the company uses natural ingredients to care and nourish the skin inside out. Consumers are assured that they are not risking their skin to potential harm upon using such products  ^^

* PRODUCT TEXTURE, SCENT, COLOR & CONSISTENCY

                                   KLAIRS ULTIMATE DUAL EFFECT EYE CREAM

                                  

          

                                             KLAIRS RESTORING TIME CREAM

           

           

Both creams possess a rich, white color. It has a smooth texture and light to medium in consistency. As for the eye cream, when it is applied on the lower part of my eyes, I felt that the cream leaves a sticky feeling on my skin. Considering that I have an oily type of skin, I am not too happy about it. I left the cream for a good 5-10 minutes and finally no more stickiness! Though the waiting is that long, I was kinda relieved then because I thought that it would be a struggle for me to use this cream as I personally hate having a sticky feeling on my skin. On the other hand, the restoring cream spreads like butter on my face… smooth and easily absorbed by skin within minutes! With regards to its scent, I believe it reminds me of a a faint herbal/ medicated odor but definitely not irritating or overpowering at all.

* FORMULATION, KEY INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS

ORGANICCOMPLEX

* PRODUCT USAGE/DIRECTION

I would like to stress out that the the following photos were taken before going to sleep (how I apply the eye cream and restoring cream on my face) and the morning after (how my skin immediately looks without washing it first) There may be changes in lighting and color of the pics but rest assured they are not manipulated.

Sorry for photo spamming!~

1. Make sure that face is properly washed. This is to ensure that face is clean enough for the product to be more effective and work its way to the layers of the skin.

     

2. Get a small amount of Klairs eye cream and gently apply it on areas where fine lines, wrinkles and unwanted dark spots usually appear. It may also be applied on the sides of the mouth as well.

     

In my case, I sometimes massage my eye area using circular strokes to promote circulation on my eye areas thereby lessening eye puffiness.

                               

Here is what I look like when I finished applying the cream…

      

3. Let the eye cream settle first before layering your skin with Klairs restoring time cream. I usually just put this amount as what you can see in the pic below. But at times, when I am having breakouts or skin irregularities I double the amount. 

      

Apply the cream on the areas on your face which requires more pampering or if you feel like such areas need treatment.

     

Here is what I look like when I finished applying the cream…

     

The following day after, I immediately took pics of myself without washing my face to really see if there is difference in my eye area or if my face has that healthy look on it… Here are my photos…

     

I touched my face and it was oh sooo smooth and supple. My eyes are still a bit puffy since I woke up early but nevertheless, I noticed that it wasn’t saggy as before. I don’t know if it is just me but I also noticed a tightening/lifting sensation on my face as well… I just simply love it!

After 2 weeks and a half of using both creams, here are my results…

* VERDICT

Overall, I could say that somehow it has worked its magic on me especially for the Klairs restoring cream! My skin had improved since then it went from a dull complexion into a healthy, supple and softer skin. As for the Klairs ultimate dual effect eye cream, it did help in vanishing my unwanted dark spots on my eye areas but to my dismay, I still have slight eye puffiness upon waking up in the mornings. I will still try to finish the whole eye cream though who knows I can still get better results by then.

Would I recommend this to you, my dear readers? YES of course! I personally have tried these creams for a 2 and a half weeks now and I am seeing good results! So far, I have not experienced any irritations or any untoward side effects upon using such products from Klairs. Plus point to consider is that they are all hypoallergenic meaning just all the good stuff for your skin that nature and a little bit of modern technology has to offer ^^,

It is definitely a HIT for me since I have been on a hunt for creams that would help my skin achieve a healthy state. Considering that such topical applications is made up of natural ingredients, I am assured that my skin is free from irritations and further damage just repairing and pampering it from inside out! I give both creams a rating of 4.5/5 ^^ 

P.S. For those who might be asking where to purchase Klairs products, Wish Company distributes them! Kindly visit www.wishtrend.com to view the full product catalogue. 

Till then, stay beautiful my lovely readers! 

A Review: Mustaev Foundation Brush + Klairs supple BB cream

      Hello lovelies~ What a great way to start the weekend by simply relaxing on some good old makeup reads and reviews right? ^^ For today, I will sharing my thoughts on a special makeup tool sent over by Wish Company. 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review thanks to Wish Company. I am not being paid or influenced by the said company. All opinions, thoughts of the said product are my own.

* PACKAGING 

 As you can see, the picture below shows the details and other brush specifications that the Mustaev foundation possess and which I think is understandable and self explanatory right?

MustaeV’s brushes par the quality of the top-tier make up brands with the same quality control standards and the best materials.

A flat and round shaped, mid-size foundation brush with soft, elastic techron

Brand : MUSTAEV

Foundation Brush

Made in Korea

Brush Specifications

Hair: Techron

Total length: 130mm

Hair length: 29.0mm

Hair Width: 22.5mm

So I’ll start this review by saying that I am just loving the pink and black combo going on in here… Yeah, I know you might say its just typical and all but pffffttt, this combination never fails to bring out the “girly girl”/ feminine side of me. Another plus point for me is that the brush itself comes with a protector! Very hygienic indeed! ^^ If you are wondering what it looks like, kindly refer to this pic:

               

* TEXTURE & APPEARANCE

Upon touching the brush, it was heaven for me! The techron hair is soft and somewhat elastic which is a good medium for blending cream or liquid foundation, concealers or blush perhaps; it is carefully plastered in one direction without stray hairs visible!  I like that it is light weight, not too small for the hands and easy to use~ I can just put it in my little makeup bag and bring it everywhere when I’m on the go without any hassle at all ^^   

                                              TOP PART

   

   

                                         LEFT (SIDE) PART

    

    

    

    

* FEATURES, BENEFITS AND PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

     


                                                    Why Mustaev Brush?

The difference

While other cosmetic products expire in time, your brush stays with you forever

Consideration for your skin

Is your brush bacteria-free?

Makeup brushes are generally hand made, but are they germ free?

Mustaev brushes go through a medical-standard anti-bacterial process at the final step of production.

 

Soft hair through hairdressing standards

Did you know that hair roots can irritate your skin? Mustaev brushes take extra caution with hairdressing processes to prevent these type of issues.

 

50 years of accumulated methods and 32 stages of processes

32 processes just for a single brush is how much effort Mustaev invests. 32 processes that take place in a single manufacturing facility with 7 quality control

management programs guarantee consistent, high-quality brushes.


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* Product Usage/Direction

How to use

1. Get a good amount of foundation on the brush and realign the furs, using the back of your hand.  

2. Use the flat side of the brush to apply from in-to-out of the face for a natural, immaculate face.

Upon testing out the effectivity of Mustaev foundation, I thought I’d also include another product Wish company also distributes: it is the Klairs supple bb cream. 

When applied unto the back of my hand, it gives off a creamy, deep, yellow beige color though i am not a fan of its scent somehow :(  I’d really prefer if it had a mild floral scent, but hey that’s just me ^^ It has a medium to full coverage and to my dismay, after I mixed it with my make up base, my face became pale more than i expected. I tried to let it set for a while and tadaaaaa!~ I noticed that my face brightened up a bit and eventually matched my skin tone. I loved the effect! NO CAKING AT ALL. For sure, I shall be saving up real soon just to purchase the full size version this bb cream! If I’m not mistaken, the full size costs around 20.99USD ^^ 

Curious as to how I look like afterwards? Here is my pic :)

* Verdict

This is my first time using a make up tool/ brush from a Korean Company and guess what I am soooo impressed by the quality of the brush that they have! Not to sound too biased or anything, but the first time I laid my hands on this brush, I am totally hooked right away! I have had a fair share in testing out local brush sets here in Philippines like Nichido, and other non branded make up tools & brushes (sold in the internet) and  even high quality replicas of MAC brushes but none of them came at close as to what Mustaev brushes possess. it does live up to what it promises to its consumers.

Yes, the price is a bit high (if you got to Mustaev’s official website it is sold at 25,000 KRW but at WISH COMPANY they sell it for 23.99 USD so definitely check it out!)  but judging from how it does its job, I could really say these brushes are definitely worth SPLURGING for! why not give it a try then?

Definitely a highly recommended product and 5/5 rating for me. It just follows its motto: “Mustaev~ more thank makeup”

For full product catalogue of the other Mustaev brushes/collection, you may visit www.wishtrend.com! You won’t be disappointed… I assure you ^^

have a greeaaatttt weekend everyone! stay beautiful inside out!

Catalina Geo Color Capsule Make Up Base + Klairs supple blemish BBcream & Mustaev foundation brush review

hello make up junkies! I am back with another sponsored review thanks to Korea Cosmetics … They had been soooo generous to provide me with make up stuff to try on and for that I am sincerely thankful ^^

Disclaimer: The following products were sent over by Korea Cosmetics in partnership with Lamy Cosmetics for review purposes. All opinions/ thoughts about the products are my own.

* PACKAGING

          

The make up base comes in a pump like (bottle) form. The box that it comes with has a sleek and futuristic touch to it. I would say “futuristic” since the silver and gold combination it has gives an impression of a new, advanced technology that this make up base promise to offers. It has an edgy side as well judging from the actual bottle, it not your typical “girly girl” makeup base but a newly developed one  (I guess) ^^

* PRODUCT TEXTURE, SCENT, COLOR & CONSISTENCY

                                        

                  

The base gives off a blue color. It has a slight foamy texture with a faint floral scent which I am in love with! With regards to its consistency, I find it light and easy to apply unto my face. The essence is easily absorbed by my skin which is a plus point for me as well; it does not give me a sticky nor heavy feeling upon using it.

* FORMULATION, KEY INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS

> Supplying sufficient moisture to the skin is the fundamental basis of good make-up application.  This product alone can prepare your skin for make-up!

                                

Catalina Geo offers a World First with its color capsule make-up base and essence. The make-up base offers these benefits.

UV filters to protect from our harsh environment. / Moisturizes the skin / Oil free / Non allergenic.

 

Applying smoothly and evenly offering a perfect base for your make-up to last all day.

Comes in three shades (2, 3 and4) each offering different benefits.

            

No.2 Green This neutralizes red, which makes it perfect for camouflaging red cheeks, broken veins and blemishes.

No3. Blue. This is great for people with dark skin or freckles or pigmentation in the skin.

No4. Violet This is used to offset shallowness and to give the face a health glow because of its antidulling effect. It’s a great pick-me-up for the face and will help tone down yellowness of the skin.  It’s ideal for people with olive or yellow complexions.

* PRODUCT USAGE/DIRECTION

Step 1: Pump an appropriate amount onto the back of your hand.

Step 2: Choose a color matching your skin tone and mix well with the essence ingredient on the   back of your hand.

       

                                   

Step 3: Smoothly apply onto the skin from the inside outwards in the following order: cheeks -> forehead -> chin ->nose.

                 

Step 4: Use a brush to improve the affinity with the skin, and so that the skin tone is more cleanly and evenly distributed.

I just love the Mustaev foundation brush! What can I say, it just picks up the right amount of base and bb cream that I used upon doing this review and most of all it has a very soft hair! Btw, I shall also be doing a separate review for this baby as well… So stay tuned for that dearies! For those interested, kindly visit www.wishtrend,com for the full product catalogue ^^

        

* VERDICT

The product assigned for me to do a review on is in the shade # 3. If you look at it it is highly recommended for darker skinned individuals or for those who have freckles or pigmentation; all of which I think I don’t possess. Nevertheless, it did not stop me though for trying out the said product by myself. 

Well to my surprise, it gives me a certain glow that I really like! At first, I was also quite concerned about how my face turned a little bit pale than what I expected, but I guess after a few hours it just blended well with my skin tone ^^ It serves a great primer for my Klairs bb cream since I have not experienced caking on my face whenever I try it on.  Here are my pics ^^ I was supposed to do a tutorial as to how I came with this look but yeah, had no time! But will definitely post it one of these days~ ^^

My only main concern was that when I had it on my face for 3 hours straight, I immediately felt a slight itchy feeling. When I looked into the mirror, I noticed two red spots specifically on my left cheek and chin. so maybe next time I’ll just lessen the time I wear it. I am not sure though if it was an irritation brought about by the base or the bb cream that I’ve used but all I did was to wash my face and put on my trusty recovery mask from The Skin Shop and now my skin is alright!

      

Overall, I give this product a 4.5/5 rating

ReCell I & II plus SPF 50 PA ++ Review

hello everyone~ here is my review for the products that were sent over by Korea Cosmetics for me to try on ^^

Disclaimer: The following products were sent over by Korea Cosmetics in partnership with Tera Enc/Tera Eco Co. for review purposes. I am not affiliated with Tera Enc/ Tera eco Co. All opinions/thoughts are my own.

* PACKAGING 

                   

                   

The full size version of the product comes in a pump like (bottle) form just as what you can see from the picture above but as for me, I just received samples so here is what it looks like (rectangular sachet type)… 

      

As for the sample version of Recell I & II, the only difference is that ReCell I has a metallic silver color and ReCell II retains the black color same as the full size version.

* PRODUCT TEXTURE, SCENT, COLOR & CONSISTENCY

When you squeeze out a small amount unto your hand, the serum gives off a transparent color. It has a light consistency; not your typical serums out there which may tend to be a little sticky or heavy for your skin to take^^. Here is what it looks like…

                                               

     
When applied directly on my skin, it has a soothing almost cooling effect which is what I love about this product! The scent is also not that overwhelming as well… just a mild (herbal)floral scent. I have tried timing it as to how long it takes for both the serums to be absorbed by skin and guess what?! It only takes 20 to 30 seconds for it to dry up and instantly be absorbed by my skin (as seen on the animated gif).

                             

I find this amazing because it only shows that with its fast absorption to my skin, the key ingredients in order to nourish and replenish my cells will be delivered in no time! 

* FORMULATION, KEY INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS

Main Ingredients

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ethanol, Adenosine, Human Oligopeptide-1, Cabomer, Allantoin, Disodium EDTAPEG-60 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Acacia Senegal Flower/Stem Extract, Triethanolamine, Hamamelis Virniniana(Witch Hazel) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methylparaben, Perfume.

Features

This amazing serum gives your skin an younger-looking glow and leaves it feeling incredibly silky. Collagen Fluid care serum is the refreshing. Phytogel type of essence E.G.F in ReCell which is made from pure and natural extracts. It keeps your skin fresh and clear. Collagen Fluid Care Serum highly concentrated levels of active and nutritional to your skin, seals in the maximum daily required as well as strengthen the skin by naturally stimulating collagen production. This helps repair skin imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles while protecting the skin from the aging effects of the environment. Non-irritating. Great for all skin types.

Virtues

It helps removing wrinkles and whitening your face by deeply absorbing and keeps moisturized on the skin. This essence uses pure phyto collagen only.

* PRODUCT USAGE/DIRECTION

This is how I apply the serum unto my face… 

1. Make sure face and neck is properly cleaned since these will be the areas where you will be applying your serum. You may use your “trusty” facial soap or any gentle skin cleanser/ facial foam. Always remember, cleansing one’s face is the most basic step to skincare and for one to achieve a younger, healthy looking skin ^^,

2. For those using the full sized version of the ReCell I & II, 1-2 pumps is enough for your entire face and  neck. Gently apply ReCell I to the areas where you feel needs more nourishing from the serum.

3. Let the product be absorbed by your skin (usually takes 20-3-seconds only in my case!) before layering it with ReCEll II.

4. Again, let it settle first before applying your sunblock. Usually during the day, it is important to put sunscreen to protect our face from harmful UV rays. As you all know    the formulation of the serums might have an effect on our skin  ( further darkening of our skin) if it is overexposed to the sun. PREVENTION is the key! So put on those sunscreens like there’s no tomorrow! nah, just kidding… ^^This is what KC gave me as my back up

      

     

        

       

I find the sunblock a little bit sticky and thick in texture. I don’t like the scent it has though; highly overpowering for me. I like the fact that it blends with my skin well and isn’t irritating at all.

5. This step is optional though. As for me, if I have errands during the day, when I have finished applying my sunblock to seal all the products on my face I usually just put bb cream or mineral powder on my face to look decent. Here is my final look… (eerrrr sorry bout the wet, messy hair! just literally came out from the shower and applied the serum!haha)

    

* VERDICT

And now for my verdict, what can I say?! I just love these two serums! Aside from my HG skincare products from THE SKIN SHOP (RECOVERY LINE pack and cream), ReCell I & II definitely made it to my list! It’s a shame that I’ve only used it for a week or so but nevertheless, I have no regrets! This product made my skin more soft, supple and healthy… So far, I had no skin irritations or any untoward side effects upon using the said products. As to its claim on making skin appear lighter, that I can not answer since I have only used it for a week and it was only provided in sachets (sample sizes) as well but who knows, if you have the full sized version, you may be able to experience the  effect I guess.  I would definitely recommend this to everyone who would want their skin to be soft and younger looking… it really does the job you guys! Thumbs up and loving this indeed~ Thanks KC for letting me try this amazing serum^^

How to: Choose your Eyebrow shape to enhance your Face

"Eyebrows are the most important facial feature. All angles of the face are determined by the brows: they can lift the eyes; narrow or widen the face.”

Not all women are endowed with that perfect brow and so most of us would resort to tweezing our own brows which is a tedious task indeed or for some, a visit to a salon to get the job done right away. Nevertheless, it seems as though as if something is lacking or something is not right… 

This post will talk about ways in which how we can be able to determine what eyebrow shape would suit our facial structures.

Ready? Here we go

1. DETERMINE YOUR FACE SHAPE

Knowing your face shape is the first step 
to creating your most beautiful look…..

… Kevyn Aucoin - celebrity makeup artist famous for his stunning transformations

There Are Six Basic Face Shapes

                            

                             

Oval Face Shape

  • forehead is wider than the chin
  • prominent cheekbones
  • face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin
Round Face Shape
  • face is almost as wide as it is long
  • face is widest at the cheeks
Long Face Shape
  • forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
  • can tend to have a prominent chin
  • has an elongated appearance
Square Face Shape
  • forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
  • squared jawline is the most obvious feature
Heart Face Shape
similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point.

Diamond Face Shape
  • not as common as the other face shapes
  • typically the face is highly angular
  • the forehead is somewhat short
  • the face is widest at the temples

Still not sure? - A simple test

                                         

  • Measure the length of your face with a ruler. (In this case the total length of the face is 8).
  • Divide the total length by 3. (In this case 8 divided by 3 is 2.67 or 2 2/3).
  • Measure the length from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin. (in this case 2 1/3),
  • If the last number (the 2 1/3 number) is larger than the first number (the 2 2/3) than chances are you have a long face. 
  • If the last number is less than the first number than chances are you have a round face.
  • If the last number is equal to the first number than chances are you have an oval face

2. FIND THE BEST BROW FOR YOUR SHAPE

* Oval Shape

> This is considered the ideal face shape. The brows play no role in making the face appear “more oval” -it already is oval.

>The “perfect” brow shape is generally considered to be the soft angled shape. This is in fact our most popular stencil shape, and works beautifully with an oval shape.

               
* Round shape

 > Make a round face appear less round by making the face appear longer.

 > Apply lines that go more up and down the face. This helps draw the eye up and down and lengthens it. Create as high an arch as you can.

                                                
* Long shape
> Apply straight horizontal lines that stop the eye moving up and down the face.
A flat brow shape accomplishes this. It’s horizontal shape makes the face appear shorter. 
               
* Square shape
A square jaw is a strong feature. Balance it with a strong brow or soften it with curves.
A thicker stronger color and shape balances a heavier jawline. A defined sharp peak at the top of the brow makes the brow appear stronger.

                
* Heart shape
Soften your look with curves and create a beautiful heart shape using the point of your chin as the heart bottom and the brows as the top of the heart. 

A low arch round brow creates a natural look. A high arch round brow adds (possibly needed) length to a shorter heart faceshape.

                
* Diamond shape
Soften the angles in your diamond face shape and make the widest portion of the face appear less wide.

Curves will both soften your look and  make the widest portion of your face look less wide.

                 
So there you go ladies! Do you have an idea already as to how you could shape your brows better? Tell me all about it! This is how my eyebrow looks after I have researched my article… What’s your eyebrow story? Share it lovelies~ ^^
         
credits/references:
> annie’s salon in SM cebu for providing me the pictures ^^
> google images!

Wishtrend Updates: Announcement and Good News!!!

hello lovelies~ how’s it going? i am back with another post! this time, i will be talking about a company that i am now affiliated—- Wish Company/Wishtrend ^^

you might all ask… what is wishtrend? what does it do? well, here are the answers:


WISH company? 

We supply marketing, distributing, and network service on beauty, fashion, and entertainment brands. 

- Client solution : We do marketing consulting & research for finding the insight to clients.And we know the way to make the ‘Big hit brand’ through WISH service program. 

- Distributing : WISHtrend helps distribute your items in globally. We can make and deliver the contents of photo & video. And our contents are released to our channel such as New PR, Blog, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

at first, i stumble upon their company through facebook. my co bloggers have participated in their ‘blind test” for bb creams if i am not mistaken later on boxes were sent for review purposes. i must admit, being a korean cosmetic junkie, i was really interested as to what this company offers and did my own research. another youtuber, YELLOWYCREAM supported this brand and from then on i kept an eye on Wish company ever since.

it was just until a few days ago that i gathered enough strength and determination to apply for a position being their product reviewer and brand promoter. This ad was posted on their official site so for those who aspires to become a full reviewer or supporter kindly visit the site to know more of the terms of being a wishtrend blogger(reviewer)/supporter.

luckily, mr.eddie was kind enough to assist me and instructed me on what are the terms for my application. to my surprise, i was accepted and now, i can officially say, i am now representing and fully supporting WISHTREND! —- so that was my announcement

good news? you might all ask? well, for my fellow FILIPINA makeup/korean makeup enthusiats, i will be providing DISCOUNT COUPONS for those who are interested to buy from Wish Company but are on a tight budget… the purpose of such coupons is to reduce the original price of the item you desire! the more items you purchase, the more chances of reducing your total balance! definitely worth a try right?!

secondly, wish company will be cooking up some interesting events and giveaways for this month till JULY so please do support our fan page and promote it to others as well! the admin will just notify the fans regarding the mechanics of the said event/giveaway…  so, stay tuned everyone and WISH that you might be the lucky one during that time ^^

that is all for now lovely readers and please show your love to wishtrend by supporting our facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/WISHglobal

have a greaaaat and splendid day everyone!

much love,

bbcreamaddict

iambabypanda’s monster giveaway! open internationally!

hello pretty ladies out there~ just informing and sharing you all another great news! Iambabypanda is hosting a giveaway to her lovely followers and readers… visit her blog for the full mechanics and don’t forget to follow and suscribe to her blog as well! I joined as well and hoping that you will all spread this good news to others! Good luck everyone~ ^^ 

here is the link to her blog:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iambabypanda.com%2F2012%2F06%2Fiambabypandas-blogiversary-giveaway.html&h=gAQG6B915AQHgmPqAX5L2zWgE_2L0D2AuCOjK2lbozqptmA&enc=AZOpR6a_-FMU4Ig4sP-jXpjUegQp9trv7xY4dupLjW-M_IsEf5IYwbWWikId-ZSNZbFku3aIztCdetwPQigPTS-4