Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Hello Candylovers! :D 
I've been busy doing some makeup services and vlogs these past few weeks and I just want to update my blog about this brand that is one of my favorite go to lip lacquer called MUA LUXE London Velvet Lip Lacquer. This was given to me by my good friend Ms. Glyza Reyes of the Glorified Makeup to do an honest product review and swatches for you. :)

Smooch your way to red carpet glamour with MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers. Long-lasting and kiss proof, these intense formulas come in five rich, vampy shades. Encased in chic frosted glass packaging, these lacquers glide on with ease of a gloss, drying in seconds into a matte velvety texture. They are the ultimate makeup bag must have.

Get the ultimate velvet-matte pout with this richly pigmented, silky smooth lip lacquer. The quick-dry formula glides on effortlessly to leave a gorgeous matte finish, that is smudge-proof and long lasting.

5 shades to choose from:
1. Reckless - Deep Red
2. Funk - Fuschia Pink
3. Atomic - Red Orangy
4. Criminal - Vibrant Pink
5. Kooky - Deep Plum

- I like the design packaging of this product. It looks classy and sophisticated.
-It's very unique in shape (not the usual box/rectangular type)
- The texture of the box is matte and the gold accent is glossy.
- The design layout is simple and clean; very eye catchy (it's impossible for you not to notice it)
- You can actually tear off the label if you just want to bring the actual box with you.
- It comes in a clear cylindrical tube with black cover cap.
- The MUA LUXE London is printed on the black cap. 
- You can see the name of the shade at the the bottom part.
- The size of it is 4.25" in height and 0.5" in diameter. (see the attached photo)

- The consistency of the product is very rich and thick.
- Matte finish
- Very pigmented and vibrant
- What you see in the tube is the actual color you will get when you put it on your lips.

Limecrime Velvetines in Pink Velvet- As you can see, it's very liquidy and it tends to bleed on your skin/lips. It's advisable to use a lip pencil before applying the limecrime velvetines. Also, it takes a while to dry so be careful to re apply another coat on your lips. 

It has a tiny bit of scent. (I can't describe it) :p

Polyethylene, Polybutene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ozokerite, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilia) Wax, Silica, Cyclomethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Iron Oxides

12 grams

Here's what it looks on my lips :) MUA LUXE London Velvet Lip Lacquer in Funk. 

MUA is a UK brand of cosmetics and now becoming a new hit here in the Philippines. I've been using some of their products like the MUA Matte Perfect Primer, MUA Mate Lipstick and I can say that they have a nice range of good quality makeup products. 

My initial reaction when I first saw this was... a perfect dupe for Limecrime Velvetines! Yes! I'm that confident to compare them together. hihi! But when I actually tried the MUA Luxe, they're not that twins anymore.... more like of a sister maybe. 

Just like any other lip lacquers/paints, it can be drying on your lips so be sure to apply your favorite lipbalm before anything else. After that, just glide the wand on your lips and apply it evenly. Wait for it to completely dry and apply another coat for more vibrant look. 

The formulation of MUA Luxe is way better than the Limecrime Velvetines. I like that is has a rich and thick consistency, doesn't bleed on your lips and it's transfer proof! 

One downside that kinda bothers me is that, whenever I eat my meal, the product tends to crumble especially in the center part of my lips.. 

But other than that, I love everything about it! <3 Definitely worth buying! 

After 4 hours of wearing my MUA Luxe London in Funk, you can definitely see that the center part of my lips has already been visible, leaving the residue on the sides of my mouth. (I've been eating and drinking with that span of time).

- Very Rich and Thick
- Highly Pigmented
- Super Matte
- Vibrant Colors to choose from
- Affordable
- Long Lasting
- Doesn't bleed on your lips
- Worth buying
- Dupe for Limecrime Velvetines but way better.

- Can be drying on your lips
- Not available locally
- Has a tiny bit of scent
- Tends to crumble small particles on your lips


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Get Ready With Me Makeup Look :)

Hello Candylovers!!! :D

Sharing you my GET READY WITH ME Makeup Look using my favorite makeup products. :)
Let's Begin:
1. Prime your face, always and forever (Glory of New York Face Primer)
2. Foundation (Glory of New York Oil Free Foundation in FW-03)
3. Conceal your dark circles, blemishes/dark spots (Glory of New York Total Cover All Concealer in 101)
4. Seal your foundation with a powder, I'm using my Glory of New York Dual Mineral Foundation in 41
5. Dust off some loose powder on your entire face for an even coverage (Snoe Poudre in Perfect Beige)
6. Contour your face with a matte powder/bronzer that is 2-3 shades darker than your skintone. (Glory of New York Blush in 10)
7. Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks and blending it upward (Glory of New York Blush in 85)
8. Fill in your eyebrows with the right shade as your hair color or 1 shade lighter. (Glory of New York Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown and Look Beauty Brow Perfect in Light Brown and Brown)
9. Prime your eyelids with your favorite eye primer or you can just use your concealer to prime your eyes. As seen in photo #1
10. Using my Urban Decay Amo Palette, I'm taking the shade Smog and pat it on my eyelids (As seen in photo #2)
11. Loading my blending brush with the shade Oil Slick, I'm putting it on my outer v and blending it upto my crease. As seen in photo #3
12. Highlight your inner ducts with the shade maui wowie. As seen in photo #4
13. To add a bit of color, I take my virginia olsen mineral eyeshadow in the shade tinkerbell and pat it on the center of my eyelids only. As seen in photo #5
14. Line your upper eyes with a black or brown eyeliner. As seen in photo #6
15. Curl your lashes and Apply mascara (Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash in Black)
16. I'm using my favorite pink shade of lipstick from the brand Snoe Rouge Deluxe in Berry Divine.

And here's the finished look:
 you can watch my video makeup tutorial here:

Here are the makeup products used for this tutorial:
Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray is available at:

Glory of New York has an amazing high end makeup products that really makes your skin looks flawless and radiant. It's also organic so you don't have to worry about the expiration date of each product. :)
Also, very safe to use and can lasts long. 
Definitely a must try candylovers! <3

Virginia Olsen Minerals has one of the best mineral eyeshadows I've tried so far. :)

Snoe Rouge Deluxe in Berry Divine
(One of my favorite shade of pink lipstick in my collection)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Easy Fresh Makeup Tutorial

Hello Candylovers!!! <3

Happy 2014!!! 
Whether you are going to school, work, job interview, special date, this makeup tutorial will help you achieve that fresh pretty face as easy as 1, 2 &3. :)

Let's Begin:
1. Prime your face as always
2. Foundation (Glory of New York Total Coverage Foundation in 210)
3. Powder (Careline Pressed Powder in Tan)
4. For my eyebrows, I used Glory of New York Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown and sealed it with my Look Beauty Brow Perfect in Brown 
5. Prime your eyelids (ELF Eyelid Primer)
6. Getting my Props Palette, load your flat brush with a peach eyeshadow and pat it on your entire eyelids, as seen in photo #1
7. Taking my brown/Taupe eyeshadow with a round brush, place it on your crease and blend well, as seen in photo #2
8. Highlight your browbone with a cream/off white matte eyeshadow, as seen in photo #3
9. Don't forget to put the brown/taupe eyeshadow on your lower lashes to balance it out, as seen in photo #4
10. Highlight your tear ducts with a silver eyeshadow, as seen in photo #5
11. To make your eyes look awake, line your waterline with a nude/white eyeliner pencil, as seen in photo #6 (nichido eyeliner pencil)
12. Line your upper lashline with a brown/black eyeliner, be careful not to make it thick. as seen in photo #7
13. Curl your lashes and apply mascara (Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Iris Mascara in Black)
14. Contour your cheeks and apply rosy pink blush/peach
15. Contour your nose
16. Apply Rosy Pink Lipstick or any pinkish shade of lipstick depending on your skin tone (Rimmel Kate London in 102)
17. Apply Lipgloss on top (Glory of New York Lipgloss in 48)
18. Sealed your makeup with a finishing spray (Skindinavia No More Shine)

Fresh Natural Makeup
Also perfect for those who are wearing eyeglasses :)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

My RCMA No Color Loose Powder Review

Hello Candylovers! Happy 2014! 

Have you heard of the brand RCMA? Or do you have any idea what is RCMA stands for?

Today I want to share with you my thoughts about this amazing product where I believe you will love when you get the chance to own one for yourself. This was sent to me by Ms. Glyza Reyes of Glorified Make Up to do a product review about it. :)

RCMA Loose Powder is a staple in the industry and should be apart of every pro makeup artist's kit. There are powders for all occasions. RCMA Powder will keep your foundations set and dry without "caking".

There are 6 loose powders to choose from:
1. RCMA No Color Loose Powder- It can be used for all powdering purposes. Since it has no filler or pigment, it will not alter the color of foundation bases. 
2. RCMA Translucent Powder- Pigments added to our NO Color powder for a slight flesh tone.
3. RCMA AF Powder- An ultra absorbent powder designed to work with Appliance foundations.
4. RCMA Over Powder Pure Pearl- For special facial and body shine effects with an overglow sheen to catch highlights
5. RCMA Over Powder Warm Gold- For special facial and body shine effects with an overglow sheen to catch highlights
6. RCMA Dulling Powder- Fine silica mix to dull shine. Avoid inhaling Dulling powder or getting it into eyes. For professional use only!

- It comes in a clear cylindrical bottle with black cover cap on top.
- It looks like a "salt and pepper" shaker bottle.
- The design layout is simple/plain.
- There are no product description indicated.
- Though the packaging looks cheap, the quality is nice and sturdy. (Unbreakable)
- It can be quite messy to use because of the sifter cap.

Actual product on my finger
- Translucent. Colorless.
- Silky finish
- The texture is so fine and smooth.
- Comparable to HD powders out in the market.

- None.

Silica, Calscium Oxide, Talc & Magnesium Oxide

3 oz

RCMA stands for the Research Council of Makeup Artist, created by the late renowned makeup artist Mr. Vincent Jr Kehnoe in 1962 and distributed in NYC. If you haven't know, a lot of makeup artists use RCMA in the field of film, television, theater and up to this day, remains one of the top brands in the industry. Despite the not so fancy packaging, but the quality that it offers is simply amazing. And the value of the product is superb! 

I've tried some good setting powder in the past and I'm quite satisfied with the result until I came across with RCMA No Color Powder. I did not expect that it will be one of my top favorites to use for myself and for my clients. This powder sets my foundation base perfectly without altering the color of it because it doesn't have pigment. It helps control the oil on my face leaving it shine free and matte. Also, it will not cake up and did not sit in fine lines/wrinkles.

If I'm going to set my foundation, I'll pour some product on my plastic bowl and loading my velour puff with it. Evenly distribute the powder by patting it on my face. Remove excess powder with a powder brush.

Overall, I highly recommend this product and you will not regret buying it. Super worth it! <3

Here's my photo wearing makeup for almost 3 hours with no retouch.
Impressive right? :)

- Superb quality
- Very affordable
- Comparable to HD powders
- No Scent
- It will not alter the color your foundation base/s
- Safe to use
- Perfect for all skin tone and skin types
- Will not reflect light in photography 
- Super worth it (you can use it 1 1/2-2 years)

- Not available locally
- The packaging looks cheap
- No product description 
- It can be a little messy to use 

You can order your RCMA No Color Loose Powder at:

Glorified Makeup
P650 for 3oz 

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser Review

Hello Candylovers! :D 

There's no amount of makeup that can make your skin look healthy. You can't conceal all those bumps/acne with just the use of makeup. You have to know what's your skin type is and what type of facial cleanser that suits your skin. This is the first step of knowing on how to take care of your skin. :)

or you can take this test and find out what your skin is telling you. :)
And my score is 4 (skin is feeling okay).

After taking the test, I tried using the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser for Oily Skin. :)

Mary Kay has 2 nourishing botanicals that benefit all skin types. The Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and Luo Han Guo (also called the longevity fruit) are powerful antioxidant sources that help defent against environmental damage while helping to promote healthy, balanced skin. 

There are 3 available formulas for different skin types.

1. Dry - Enrich dry skin with: 
Flaxeed extract (Flaxseed) - a rich source of fatty acids .
Sea Kelp extract (Sea Kelp) - important for moisturization .

2. Normal - Keep normal skin in balance with:
Frangipani Flower extract (Frangipani Flower) - helps protect against environmental stressors.
Water Lilly extract (Water Lilly) - important for healthy skin.

3. Oily - Contol oily skin with:
Kanuka extract (White Tea Tree) -kanuka is known for purifying benefits.
Guava extract (Guava) - a known source of salicylic acid.

- I like that their box is made from 100% post-consumer recycled content. 
- It makes the "botanical" feel very effective.
- The design packaging is simple but very classy. 
- It has the complete information needed n the product.
- They also provide different languages for their customer to understand their product.

- It comes in a white plastic squeezable tube with plastic flip top cap.
- They also printed the exact information provided on the box. 
- The texture of the plastic tube is matte.
- I like the design packaging. Simple yet classy.

- The actual color is clear with micro beads in it.

- It has a mild scent. (more like organic scent)

Water/Eau, Tea-Lauryl Sulfate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cocamidoprophl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyltaurate, Dimethicone, Kunzeaericoides Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract, Lauramine Oxide, Polyethylene, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Peg-150 Disterate Ppg-26 Butteh-26, Peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dmdm Hydantoin.

Apply to wet face and neck. Rinse or remove with a warm, wet cloth and pat dry.

4oz / 113g

I've been using Mary Kay products when I was in my College years, especially their full coverage liquid foundation. I know for a fact that Mary Kay has an amazing range of good quality products and there's no doubt about it. But little do I know that they also have skin care products. So getting the chance to try their Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser is an opportunity.

Having an oily-acne prone skin is a challenge for me. There is nothing I can do about it but to accept the fact that I really have to deal with my oiliness and acne every now and then. It's in my genes, my poor lifestyle. There's no one to blame but myself.

But there's always some remedies for you to achieve that soft, flawless skin. And I think one of them is the Mary Kay Botanical Effects 3-in-1 Cleanser. This facial cleanser helps control the oiliness of my skin without leaving it dry. It has a micro beads that can exfoliate your dead skin cells and can lighten your darkspots/blemishes. Also, it's very mild on my skin. 

I don't experience any allergies or rashes when I'm using this facial cleanser. It feels very clean and fresh. 
You can definitely use this for 3 months or so. You just need a little amount of product to entirely clean your face and neck. 

Overall, I'm very satisfied with the result and will continue to use it. :)

Suitable for sensitive skin.
Free from alcohol, frangrance and synthetic dyes.
Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy.
Can also exfoliate your skin.

Not available in some retail stores.
You have to order to your personal beauty consultant.
You have to continue to use it in order to see the result. 

You can order to Ms. Kash Bacani, Senior Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay 
or text her at