High End Make Up Review

Every make up addict’s dream? A long lasting look. I’ve tested 2 products during my workout.

Make Up Forever’s Water Blend Foundation & K-palette 2 way eyebrow liner.

1. Water Blend Foundation

80% water foundation, lightweight & sheer coverage.

2. K-Palette 2 way eyebrow Liner

Sweat-proof, water-proof & easy to apply pen for your brows.

Here’s a quick preview!

High End Make Up Review

Sleek Make Up Philippines: Core Collection

Last June 27, 2017, Sleek Make Up Philippines launched their newest collection. 

Core Collection 2017 is formulated for Make Up Artists. My favorite palette from the collection is their Distorted Dreams highlighting palette. 

Aside from the highlighing palette, they also launched the color correcting palette (photo above) 

One thing I love about Sleek Make Up is they keep on innovotating their products not just for ordinary make up enthusiasts but also for professionals. 

Till next post, 


Sleek Make Up Philippines: Core Collection

MET Gala look

I just want to share my favorite look for this year’s Met Gala! The theme is Avant Garde. Rihanna’s pinkish face won my heart for this gala! 

Photo from Vanity Fair

The look is so easy to recreate.

Here’s the photo:

  1. Make-up base: Maybelline Dream Velvet
  2. Powder: Tarte Loose powder
  3. Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette
  4. Lipstick: MAC bullet lipstick, Diva
  5. Contour: LA Colors
  6. Brows: Retractable eyebrow pencil from Miniso 
  7. Highlighter: NYX Cosmetics 

I’ll be making another look! Check my next blog ❤️

MET Gala look

Black Rose Mask

I’ve been using Han Aka’s Black Rose Acne Fighting Mask for a week now and I noticed  wonderful results! For now, I listed some PROS & CONS about the mask if you want to try it. 


  • Softer skin
  • Black heads were removed
  • Acne was diminished 
  • Tighter pores 


  • So hard to remove 
  • Painful (When I say painful, it’s really painful) 

Bought it from 86 shop (Beauty & Cosmetics shop) 

Here’s the address, no. 18 Lane 114, Section 1, Zhonghua Road, 中華路一段114巷18號, Wanhua District, 台北市 108, Taiwan. (Ximending shopping district) or click the link,  86 Shop! 

Black Rose Mask

Skin care 101

My early 20’s face: Combination + Acne-Prone Skin. When you’re starting to age (yes, we’re getting old), a great beauty routine will make your face fresh and glowy. 

So I wanted to invest in a skin care regimen that fits my skin type. 

Here are some of the meds from my trusted dermatologist:

  1. Dermisol
  2. Clarifying lotion
  3. Doxycycline 
  4. Gentamycin
  5. Azelaic Acid

Since my meds are a bit pricey, I bought some skin care products (and make up lol) during my Taiwan trip few weeks ago. 

 I’ll update you guys on my next post for the results! For the meantime, I’m advising you to wash your face 3x a day, moisturize then put sunblock! 



Skin care 101

Finding the right foundation

Beauty preparations for my Taiwan Trip: 
1. Moisturize (I’m aware that the weather in Taiwan is almost the same as the Philippines, so I doubled my moisturizer just to make sure that my skin is ready) 

2. Derma visit: At least, 3 days before your trip. 

3. Picking the right make up! 

I brought my Maybelline Dream Velvet foundation, Tarte loose powder, J.Cat Beauty lipfinity, Anastasia Beverly Hills Pomade and Estee Lauder Highligter.

Since my skin is combination (mostly oily) I decided to have my matte foundation. One thing I noticed all my selfies are very cakey, my lipstick is not consistent & I’m not happy about it. I’m not disregarding you to use the brands, the products are not compatible with my skin in this kind of weather. 

Photo taken by Fujifilm X-A2
Iphone 7 photo

It’s not my first time in Taiwan, so I’m prepared about my skin + beauty prep, I really don’t know what happened, but just to make sure I’m suggesting to bring your best foundation for your trip (HD!! Lol) so it won’t ruin your whole look! 

Can you suggest the best HD foundation? 

Finding the right foundation

Product review: Sylyne brushes

Found a perfect brush dupe for Jessup brushes! I heard a lot of good reviews about this brush set so I decided to order one.

Sylyne brushes are synthetic but soft- bristled brushes that are capable of giving the same outcome as an animal-hair brush.

I got my brush set for 1,000 pesos (Approximately, 20 USD) The set includes a brush pouch and 12 brushes. It’s good for starting make up artists and make up enthusiasts.

Sorry for being idle for weeks, I just got back from a trip!

xoxo, MakeUpMNL ❤️

Product review: Sylyne brushes