Powder is a local cosmetic favorite here in the Philippines. It is by far the base of choice for many women on the go in humid, tropical countries especially for some with little or no makeup skills. Some are just in for the bare minimum and don’t want a shiny T-zone while others choose to cover a multitude of sins.
To some of you, and I do understand, liquid seems lethal and powder is just…easy. However, it’s just as easy to get powder wrong especially in the shade department. Pick a powder in the wrong shade and you’ve done yourself in. Choosing your spot on shade is the first step in the right direction with powder bases. Today, I want to share three of my favorite locally available powder products. Read on to see how these powder products look when worn and watch the video demo I made to show how I apply them.
If you happen to be looking for a mineral powder foundation that isn’t messy to work with nor harsh on skin then Human Nature’s Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation might just be what you need. It comes in an easy to bag eggplant purple compact and comes in 4 shades to suit Filipina skin.
“Our Perfect Coverage Mineral Foundation gives the right coverage for healthy, even looking skin without suffocating it. With a blend of rice powder and bamboo extract, it gives that velvety smooth finish you’ve always desired. Plus, it’s loaded with natural Vitamin E to help protect your skin.”
INGREDIENTS (no chemical preservatives, parabens, mineral oil, artificial dyes, or other toxic substances): mica, zinc oxide (CI 77947), stearic acid (vegetable derived), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), magnesium myristate (vegetable-derived), silica, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil-derived), lauroyl lysine (amino acid-derived), Oryza sativa (rice) powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable-derived), Bambusa arundinacea (bamboo) stem powder, dicaprylyl ether (vegetable-derived), glyceryl caprylate (coconut, palm and glycerine-derived), tocopherol (vitamin E), farnesol, linalool (+/-): iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
I tried this mineral foundation on myself today and took before and after shots and even simulated evening shots with flash to share with you guys how it performs in different lighting situations. Read more to see how this mineral pressed powder foundation applies and looks on me.… To full post & COMMENTS...
One of the first eyeshadow palettes I ever owned was by Estee Lauder. I brought it everywhere with me when I wasn’t as product conscious then. It was handed over to me by Mom who had an Estee Lauder box set. What I primarily loved bout that palette was that it was a palm-size square compact that had a mirror, and it had about 5 or 6 Pure Color eye shade strips in them. People always complimented me bout my eye looks even though I was only using my ring, pinkie, and index finger to blend (I didn’t have eye brushes then). Those eyeshadows delivered but weren’t overly soft, they were just pigmented enough and blended out beautifully even with fingers. I wasn’t even a beauty blogger yet but I knew for sure that it was an excellent product because I hit pan on about 3 of the eyeshadows and cracked 1 or 2 more. Two months ago I came away from an exclusive Estee Lauderevent and received this beautiful single eyeshadow compact as one of my press samples. Fall season in the western fashion world is just around the corner. Even if you say we haven’t got fall or autumn locally I don’t think you’d deny that the recent weather has been looking a lot like this beautiful hue. PAGASA would agree I think.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in 58 Black Crystals isn’t black. It’s a gorgeous, stormy, gunmetal grey embedded with an elegant amount of silver shimmer. It could be immediately classified as a cool shade because of it being grey but there’s a hint of neutral warmth when you blend it out. In a nutshell, the eyeshadow texture is a satin shade with shimmer. Black Crystals would look lovely as a crease color if paired with a lighter base shade but also makes a beautiful shade choice for all over the lid. Read more to see a swatch and how I made this shade work for me.… To full post & COMMENTS...