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Cushion Pops Goes to the Innisfree Manila Opening Day!

The revelation that Innisfree, yes, INNISFREE, was going to come to the PH was enough to excite me, and what seemed like a year later, it's here and open for everyone when the brand has now launched their FIRST ever store in the country. The weekend before the opening, I already saw some preparations for the launch happening in the form of raffles, like the #MyLuckyPostcard (I had to pick one of the postcards of either Lee Minho or Yoona and make a flatlay or selca with a few other hashtags. Today, I got to go to the official opening day of Innisfree's first ever store here, and another promo of which was the first hundred visitors get some freebies apart from the gifts with purchase. 


Honestly, the whole interior and the lengths the brand has gone to make a very good promo for the store is just A+. There was the familiar foliage-covered walls, AND there was a big set-up next to the annoying car sales that had a beachy theme going on to fit with the Jeju Island thing going on …
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Moonshot Micro Setting Fit Cushion - Full Day Wear Test & First Impressions

I am back into beauty blogging and what better way to come back than by giving one of Moonshot's newest products (at least to my knowledge) a test run to see if I like it. I'm talking about the Moonshot Micro Setting Fit Cushion.



I got this from freyja for Php 1,600, but you can also order this directly from the Moonshot website as they ship internationally. It's also called the Lisa cushion, after Lisa of Blackpink, just like how the microfit cushion is known as the GD cushion and the moonflash cushion was the Dara cushion. This is also one of their summer releases too. If you didn't know already, Moonshot is the beauty brand under YG Entertainment, thus the reason why GD, Dara, and Blackpink are the brand's faces.



Straight off the bat, I love the packaging of this cushion. It's very in keeping with the name, with all this space/star theme going on (I think I also saw this as one of the wallpapers in Line Deco, LOL) and there's a cute astronaut character w…

Attempted Look: Brown Eyes, Red Lips

So, for this look, I will be using a product that I never thought I'd be using before: Bronzer. Yes, I know, everyone who loves makeup uses it, but I personally don't think it works for me, or rather I don't look good wearing it. But, I'll be using bronzer in a different way, as eyeshadow. I was inspired to do this after watching one of Estee Lalonde's videos. She had this really nice makeup look that I am now inspired to try, and I did, and the end result didn't look as bad as I may have thought. I might consider wearing this look for future occasions, actually.



Products used: 
Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB Cream - Natural Beige
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Innisfree Jeju Color Picker Shadow Kit - #1
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Brow - Dark Brown
Innisfree Powerproof Brush Liner - Brown
The Face Shop Freshian Big Mascara Benefit Dandelion Blusher
Innisfree Vivid Tint Rouge - #4
How-To:  Although you can choose to do your eyes first, I decided to put t…

Attempted Look: A More Polished, Everyday Work Look

I have yet to acquire some new purchases on the makeup end, but this little drought sort of encouraged me to play with the makeup I already have. This is a more polished, more put-together, more dolled up makeup look that I think is perfect to wear to work, or on an everyday basis. Soft brows, natural, dewy skin, a little highlight, with a pink lip. Spoiler alert: No eyeshadow necessary.



Products Used:

Glossier Stretch Concealer - MediumGlossier Perfecting Skin Tint - MediumPeripera Speedy Browcara - Natural BrownBenefit Dandelion DewBenefit Posie Tint Laneige Two-Tone Tint Bar - Tint MintEtude House Play 101 Pencil - 40Peripera Nose Up Shading Highlighter - Pink HighlighterInnisfree Wanna One My Lip Balm - Earl Grey Tea
How I Did It:


I started out with the concealer first. I wanted something that has a little more coverage yet looks super natural so I sort of used the concealer as like a preliminary foundation, spreading a thin layer over my face just to at least veil the blemishes - I…

A One Brand Makeup Look....Almost - Espoir Edition

I am back with an attempted look, and this time, I was inspired to do a one-brand makeup thing, like what the popular Youtubers do. This one, is the Espoir edition. As far as I know, not many K-Beauty addicts outside of Korea know this brand. This is like, as one blog puts it, an equivalent to MAC in the States, and I can agree especially with the way they package their products. It's in the mid to high end range in terms of K-Beauty, or bordering on high end, but they're in the same league in price range as Laneige and IOPE, but not quite on the level like Hera and Sulhwasoo just yet.

This look is rather simple. I got inspired by Awkwafina's makeup in the Build series interview. She's playing Peik Lin in the Crazy Rich Asians movie (hands up if you're watching). This calls for a simple wash of color on the lids, but I put my own twist on it with blue winged liner and a tint. It's a look I could see myself wearing everyday. As implied in the title, nearly every…

What's Inside My Makeup Bag

It's been such a long time since I updated this blog and I must apologize for that. Things on the personal front haven't been so kind to me financially and my budget for the past several months has brought my makeup loving self to the backburner - half the reason is because I'm investing in skin care more than I am with makeup. I've hit a big rut in the beauty game, makeup-wise, to the extent that not much makeup has excited me anymore. But, I owe it to everyone to update again with something I was recently inspired to do: A tour of my makeup bag.


Inspired by a feature I read on Into the Gloss, which is also, coincidentally, the beauty news site I love going to anymore. My makeup bag hasn't changed for months now, and especially since I haven't purchased any new makeup lately, you'll see that it's been the same old products.

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Medium - Skin tints are my jam, mostly because I can't be bothered to put on a foundation - I …

Attempted look: Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Breaking out of my hiatus for a bit to post this as I've been wanting to come up with ways to post here despite the situation I'm in. Here's a look that I've been wanting to do for a long time and only got around to somehow perfecting it. Audrey Hepburn's iconic look in an equally iconic film, "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

It's a very natural, very fresh look that I found very nice to wear on occasions where you want to do a full face of makeup without looking too overdone. This is my spin on the look (which I did at around 2 in the morning, mind you), and I had to change things up a bit to suit not only my eye shape, but my face structure.


Products Used:

-Holika Holika Water Drop Tinted Foundation - 02 Warm Ivory
-Peripera Speedy Browcara - Natural Brown
-Aritaum Styling Eye Palette - 04 Grey Brown
-Etude House Oh M'eye Line Liquid Liner - Black
-Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar - Juicy Pop
-Holika Holika Pro Beauty Enamel Volip Tint - Flash Coral
-Clio …