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MAKEUP ESSENTIALS BY BROWHAUS MNL

Browhaus initially began in 2004 as a Singaporean brow and lash salon.  Your friendly pitstop for those arches is now in 9 cities globally, Manila included.  We’re ever so glad they’re here and they’re a popular spot to hit up especially before big events and weddings just to get those brows and lashes sorted.  It’s been a couple of years in but Browhaus Manila haven’t massively announced a certain fact about what’s in their boutiques.  They’ve only had mini launches, ’til last week that is.  Browhaus Manila carries makeup, too, the sort of makeup range that’s eye-catching yet utilitarian at its core.

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  1. Browhaus Classic Brow Lead Php 648.00
  2. Browhaus HD Mascara Php 998.00 
  3. Browhaus Precision Eyeliner Php 750.00

You might have read me raving about their HD mascara, it wouldn’t hurt to rave twice and mention their other stuff.  With this sort of makeup range, it so easy for a blogger like myself to put up a post.  I don’t need to explain away on each thing fully because the photos speak for themselves.   Read on for the full post and my obliging face with different things on.

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MY TOP 5 WATERPROOF MASCARAS 2016

I just realized we’ve got a theme going, revolving around the number 5 to be exact, and you’ll be seeing that number for a couple of weeks I should think.  Yup, I’m doing an updated journey through my top 5 favorites in different categories (I just noticed so many of you are looking at my 2013 top 5 picks and we need to fix that).  The weather is slowly warming up and I’ve got myself thinking about my desert island picks and all that jazz.  All I know, for sure, that if I was going to pick just one makeup item to bring on a deserted island it certainly would be waterproof mascara and for tools a lash curler.

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I am about to show you what I think are my locally available top 5 waterproof mascaras.  I put my foot down on the selection to make sure they are all locally available, at least here in Manila.  Please note they are not necessarily the cheapest mascaras they’re the best mascaras available here in my opinion (department store brands included). Read on to see what brands they are.

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Revlon Lash Potion (Grow Luscious) Mascara | Length + Volume the Wispy Way

Since my last favorite L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara is on its way out past the 6 month mark (you should see how horrid the tube looks, peeling to bits) I picked up the locally available NEW Revlon Lash Potion Mascara in the waterproof variant (often, non-waterproof mascaras don’t hold lash curl).  I’m quite the sucker for cute packaging and I think Revlon went really smart and magical with the colorway of this tube, I like having it in my pouch.  The performance catch most great mascaras have in exchange for photogenic lashes is the stiff brittle texture on lashes.  Last year I raved about Maybelline Full N’ Soft waterproof mascara which isn’t available here.  That was a good all-around daily mascara that wasn’t clumpy for me, held curl well, and didn’t make my lashes completely feel like they’d passed through a deep fryer.  This one by Revlon is a comparably similar conditioning, intensifying formula that still leaves behind detectably attractive wisp and flutter on those lashes without the clumps.  Someone commented on my recent Benefit Gimme Brow review asking what mascara I was using because my lashes were more natural looking and I suppose they were also still noticeably bold and out there.  This was what I had on.  It’s my very first Revlon mascara purchase and I’ve never tried the original Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in the green tube which the Pixiwoo sisters on Youtube use quite a lot so I won’t be making a comparison between this and that.  Basically, Revlon’s Grow Luscious mascara range combines a nourishing lash treatment formula with mascara.  The treatment does not cause lashes to grow but discourages breakage with strengthening proteins as lashes repopulate.

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“Magically transform lashes to lush, long and lustrous. A potion with strengthening proteins drenches lashes for volume. Triple-groove wand combs through for clump-free length.”

Volume and length provided by this mascara is moderate but noticeable.  So if you don’t want to go over the top this is great.  Note that you can build thickness with this beautifully so if you want to “Go bold or go home” this can do that for you if layered twice or thrice properly.  If you’ve been wondering about Maybelline Full N’ Soft in the U.S. Revlon Lash Potion  is extremely similar, it just comes with a bigger more traditional brush instead of plastic wand that separates lashes nicely for me, but I do wish the brush was tapered smaller at the tip  like the original Revlon Grow Luscious wand.  My only peeve about this brush is for small to medium eyes (especially Oriental lids) application can be a bit messy against the edge of the eyelid because of the size of the brush, but for more than medium to large eyes you will love this.  My eye size is right smack in the middle so I’m fine working with it.  The way this mascara makes my lashes appear and feel more wispy instead of crispy is totally worth the once in awhile small smudges I get upon application.  The waterproof variant, which is what I have, lasts well throughout the day without smudging along the top lashline, on the bottom lashline it’s not as effective, it smudges just a wee bit but doesn’t make a huge mess.  Ergo it may not be the best bottom lash mascara so use it sparingly along there.  For the waterproof varian there is some strong resistance to makeup remover but not a whole lot to cause a headache.

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At the moment I’ll throw in a “better together” mention with the Kevyn Aucoin lash curler.  Compared to the Shu lash curler the KA curler (red silicon pad), which Lisa Eldridge uses alternately sometimes, gives a different  effect.  It doesn’t give a tight “C” showbiz sort of curl across all lashes, it gives a more gentle forwardly flared out curl that looks more natural as you’ll see in the photos I’ve just posted.

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Just as I hate corkscrew curls that aren’t brushed out after a curling iron I cannot stand over-curled lashes that bend back on themselves.  For majorly stubborn lashes though that uncurl on their own I still recommend the Shu Uemura curler for a super tight perm because the “C” will uncurl slightly to give that natural effect  if your lashes are stubborn.  I like how the KA curler works for me in the sense that it flares the lashes at the outer eye corner enhancing the wispy effect of Revlon Lash Potion mascara even more.  I purchased the Kevyn Aucoin lash curler for Php1,000 via Pure Beauty at Serendra (2nd floor above Mamou then walk right)  Note to buyers, for the Revlon Lash Potion mascara it’s not one of the cheaper mascaras locally, it’s about Php750…which is practically double the U.S. price ($7.99/Php360+) but it’s nonetheless here, within reach in leading department stores and PCX plus Watsons boutiques.… To full post & COMMENTS...

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The Winner of My Lovely Lashes Giveaway is…

…BABY YAP!  Congratulations!! Sorry in being late to announce that you won this pair of lash-lovely goodies…

Congratulations, BABY YAP!  Please send me your shipping details via email at probinsiyana@gmail.com and I’ll do my best to send your prizes out this week.  Thank you very much 🙂 <3  Heiiiii, haba ng lashes mo!!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THIS GIVEAWAY WERE:

  • Open for entries NATIONWIDE.
  • ONE (1)winner who has completed all 4 steps will be picked randomly from the blog post comments.
  • Blessmybag.com is the sole promoter of this competition
  • Competition closes on September 30, 2012 at 11pm
  • ONE (1) winner will be announced and notified within 5 working days from giveaway closing
  • Prizes will be shipped to the winner by blessmybag.com
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Lovely Lashes Giveaway, Until Sept.30 – Maybelline Full N’ Soft Mascara & Face Shop Lash Curler

It’s time to get with it :)!  Nationwide Giveaway, time, gals!  Sorry this took awhile, I wouldn’t sit still and put my head together for it, but it’s here now!  Giveaway mechanics at the bottom!

THE PRIZES (new and boxed)

 Maybelline Full N’ Soft Mascara (FROM U.S.) – a lovely waterproof, defining mascara that I have reviewed here.

The Face Shop Luxury Lash Curler – a lash curler that doesn’t pinch me and has two spare replacement silicon pads which I also reviewed here.

HOW TO JOIN MY LOVELY LASHES GIVEAWAY in 4 STEPS

1.) Share a sincere one liner in your Facebook status on why you like the blog and beneath it copy/paste the blog’s homepage link http://blessmybag.com below that so it looks like this.  FB should load and read the link.  After pasting the link wait a few seconds and you’ll be shown arrow options to choose a nice thumbnail for the  link post.  If due to your net connection a thumbnail doesn’t load…don’t worry it’s ok just post the link.


2.) LIKE the blog’s FB fanpage HERE http://www.facebook.com/blessmybag

3.) FOLLOW @blessmybag on Twitter and copy paste this as a Tweet: Join @blessmybag’s Lovely Lashes Giveaway #giveaway #beauty #mascara #lashcurler Giveaway link here http://blessmybag.com/2012/08/29/lovely-lashes-giveaway/

4.) LEAVE A COMMENT below this blog post with your name and email

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Open for entries NATIONWIDE.
  • ONE (1)winner who has completed all 4 steps will be picked randomly from the blog post comments.
  • Blessmybag.com is the sole promoter of this competition
  • Competition closes on September 30, 2012 at 11pm
  • ONE (1) winner will be announced and notified within 5 working days from giveaway closing
  • Prizes will be shipped to the winner by blessmybag.com

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The Face Shop Luxury Lash Curler – Less Hype, More Ease

After the recent Face Shop event I attended, I’ve become an instant lash curling convert.  Something felt more ergonomic about these lash curlers the minute I tried a tester one over at one of the makeup counters, though the tester one wasn’t in a gold finish it had the same make.

For me personally this felt even better than the iconic Shu Uemura one I own and is therefore also better for me than the Fanny Serrano one which is like the Shu Uemura one’s twin.  I like that it looks like the Shu Uemura limited edition one that was gold plated if I’m not mistaken especially since this Face Shop lash curler cost only Php205, they also carry an even more affordable one, the non-luxury one that isn’t in a gold finish and comes with rubber spares instead of extra soft spare silicon pads but they still both have the same curler body at Php105.  Read more to get the full review.

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