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Category: Cheeks

IN2IT Drugstore MakeUp – Pt. 1 SheerShimmer blush

I made a little almost accidental discovery over the weekend on the way to the cinemas.  I came upon the shelves at PCX Alabang and smiled at what I saw.

I had been hoping to find what could be a possible drugstore blush alternative to Rock & Republic’s Pressed blush in the shade “Call Me”.  I reviewed that pricey blush in the shade “Foreplay”  (how obvious can they get)  a few posts back and I do love my R&R blush in that shade, as a matte blush.  I did still want to have “glowy” version with more sheen on hand for parties or more special looks and I recall exactly how You Tube Guru, Jen a.k.a. blogger FrmHeadtoToe went on about “Call Me” as her favorite blush “It’s a very pretty, peachy, pinky blush with a little bit of gold shimmer.”  Yes it is, but Rock & Republic pressed blush retails for $40.00, isn’t that a teeny bit insane?? It was already enough that I got my R&R blush for $27.00, I didn’t want to be “lemming” for another R&R shade, unless by chance I find it’s dropped to like 70% or 80% off.  The only other close but still costly option currently is grabbing one of the R&R “Tempting” eyeshadow compacts in the shade Corset (an eyeshadow can be used as a blush, it’s still your face right) which are simply smaller size versions of the blush compacts, cute actually.  Well, I found what I was hoping to find at PCX without looking for it, and it cost Php329.00.  It’s another Thai manufactured Asian brand that stands tall beside 4U2 cosmetics.  Yes, believe it.  This is IN2IT’s Sheer Shimmer blush in 03 Plum Pearl.  Doesn’t it look like a lovely, petite, French macaron?  They resemble the now made-popular dome baked blushes you see like those by MAC Mineralize

This  is so close to what Jen showed as “Call Me” and her swatch of it (check her video here) that I want to try and contact her and ship her one of these so she can do a comparison.  That’s how confident I am.  Read more to see these swatched and worn 🙂


Blush in Style – Rock & Republic Contrived Pressed Blush

I rave, RAVE, about this one.  You’ve heard of the jeans probably in the U.S., but what some of you didn’t know is that this clothing brand also has an extremely good cosmetic line with undeniably cool product design. Their smaller single eyeshadow compacts look like this, too.

What has undoubtedly become a cult favorite among make-up enthusiasts is Rock and Republic’s decadently packaged, finely milled range of pressed blushes in a wide variety of…ahem…provocatively named shades.  It came in a box like this almost as if it was on a round stage.

This is the peachy nude I sourced online, “Foreplay”,  and ahem, well, these are certainly crafted in passion LOL.  Sorry about my incapacitated digital camera, it messed up trying to process the fine texture, but I took a better close-up, too, after this one.

Read more to know more and see how it looks on me 🙂

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Geisha Glam, IZGO lipstick, & my Japanese roots

I’ve raved about the IZGO lipsticks in one of my last few entries.  I wasn’t able to include 1 of the shades in the photos that time, the Berry Fuschia shade.  Today I decided to have a bit of fun and make use of my Japanese heritage (great-great-grandmother) and go for a bit of geisha glam.  By the way, I am not wearing underwear nor am I naked in any of these photos, okay!!!!???  I happen to have on a strapless cotton summery top.  Read more to see how this all came together, and a nasty thing I endured in between…

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