Monday, April 21, 2014

Review : Mistine Magic Secret Lip Tint in Cherry

I first heard about this product from Shebbychic & TheProjectAwesome. I've been trying hard to not purchase this because I'm not a huge fan of lip tints but so many people have been giving positive feedback that I finally hopped on the bandwagon and placed in an order for the Mistine Magic Secret Lip Tint in Cherry.

 photo IMG_9651_zpse38750b0.jpg

Product Details:
What : Mistine Magic Secret - dual ended lip balm & tint
Strawberry scented
Made in Thailand
Where : The Mestiza Hub
Price : P250

 photo IMG_9653_zpsb9bf6a38.jpg  photo IMG_9656_zps5e9dfa8e.jpg  photo IMG_9658_zpsb5f8dfef.jpg

What I like (balm end):
It's strawberry scented.
It's moisturizing.
It applies beautifully without tugging on my lips.
It adds a nice sheen when applied as a top coat on the lip tint.

What I don't like (balm end):
If worn alone, it makes your lips look glittery.
You'll have to reapply if you want the moisturized feeling to last all day.
Multiple layers on the balm will alter the true color of the lip tint.

What I like (tint end):
Multi-purpose. I've tried it on both my lips & cheeks!
Gives that healthy "bitten" pinky-red look to your lips.
Light weight formula.
Easy to apply thanks to the doe-foot applicator.
Long lasting.
Buildable intensity (color wise).

What I don't like (tint end):
Dries fast, so you have to work fast during application.
Can be a bit drying when used without the balm.
Tricky to blend out or remove if you make a mistake. *Tip: Have a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover ready

Overall:
At P250, this is a pretty affordable 2-in-1 product. When both ends are used, the effect is a moisturizing long lasting lip tint that brightens up my face. It doesn't settle on my lip lines or emphasize any dry patches and there isn't any smudging once the tint has set. I'm very impressed with this product & would recommend this to my friends.
*Tip: If you don't like the "fine glittery" balm end, you can substitute it with your favorite clear lip balm like I do sometimes.
 photo magicsecret_zps7a1890ff.jpg
A : Two coats
B : Rubbed after 3 minutes

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review : InkHeart Shop False Eyelashes #218

One of my earliest frustrations in life would be my darn eyelashes. They're visible but I'd love some more length & volume to them. Sure, a good mascara helps tons but on those special occasions when I wanna look really doe-eyed or need flirty long lashes to compliment my eye makeup, I head on over to my reliable stash of false eyelashes. False eyelashes or falsies as some people call them, have been a huge part of my makeup life. I personally wear falsies and always encourage my clients to try them out too! Since I started wearing falsies, I'd always be on the lookout for long, flirty but still natural looking falsies available locally. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon a shop called InkHeart Shop that sold just the kind I'm looking for without drilling a hole in my wallet!

 photo IMG_9668_zps1d72bd8f.jpg

What: #218 false eyelashes
Where: InkHeart Shop
Price: P150/box for 10 pairs (P15/pair)

 photo IMG_9670_zps30ded68b.jpg  photo IMG_9669_zps6fb3055f.jpg  photo 1_zps64ff9cf9.jpg

What I like:
Affordably priced at P150/box for 10 pairs.
Lightweight.
Natural looking.
Adds length.
Reusable.
Flirty cat-eye effect can be achieved with these lashes.

What I don't like:
Flimsy lash band that can flip around sometimes.
Delicate lashes can get bent if not handled with care.
Doesn't add a lot of volume to thin lashes.

 photo IMG_1369_zps10e7200c.jpg