Monday, February 23, 2015

Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher

Summer is just around the corner! Can you already feel the heat of the summer vibe? How about the sand on your toes? I can't wait to spend time lounging in the beach! So before we book our tickets and/or finalize our itinerary, let us talk about a makeup essential one has to have during summer -- a bronzer!

Bronzers bring that summer goddess vibe regardless the season. The trick, though, is to get one that flatters your skin. Without the perfect product, the great tool and the proper blending skills, our dream bronzed look will turn out to be muddy. Just recently, I found myself falling in love with Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher which, in my opinion, would look good even without a great tool and the proper blending skills. So yeah, it is, indeed,perfect bronzer!

There are products that are so aesthetically beautiful that I cannot find the courage to use it.The Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher is definitely one of those products. It is so beautiful that it took me months to finally have the heart to use it. But can you blame me? Who, in her normal mind, would ruin those beautifully embossed designs in it? Then again, it is a makeup meant to be used and not a mere eye candy.

There are three luxurious shades in this bronzer/blusher, that give cheeks a nice bronze with a dose of highlight. The shades start from a pink to peach to coral, all has that soft golden shimmer that leaves the skin glowing. When blended together, the shades give off that perfect bronzed color.

I would normally use the blended three shades on the hallows of my cheeks for that slight contouring effect and the pink shade on the left for a hint of blush and highlight. That trick gives my face the complexion I have always wanted -- bronzed and glowing.

And as expected from Artdeco, the Bronzing Glow Blushed is housed in a beautiful packaging. The one I have is from the Jungle Fever collection, hence, the design.

Verdict? The Artdeco Bronzing Glow Blusher makes it to the book of my summer makeup essentials. No, let me correct it -- it is perfect for that year-long bronzed glow! The glow it gives my skin is so irresistible that I always find myself reaching out for it. Oh, let us not start with the packaging because I could have purchased it just because of that beautiful design.

Artdeco is available in all Beauty Bar stores nationwide!

♥ Jes ♥

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Shake Up Your Makeup with POP Beauty

Don't you just love how the makeup brands that are being used and loved by international beauty bloggers and Youtube beauty gurus are slowly finding their ways to our local shores? Just recently, POP Beauty was brought in by Glamourbox to shake up our makeup!

I first learned about POP Beauty when Michelle Phan used the POP Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in her video. That particular mascara comes in a revolutionized packaging that I wished to get to know the POP Beauty more because of it. The beautiful brains behind Glamourbox may have heard my wish because they paved the way to bring in POP Beauty within our reach.

The launch was held a couple of weeks back at Blo Blow Dry Bar, Megamall. Guests were welcomed by these desserts, all topped with POP Beauty fondants.I just need to say this -- the combination of pink and black screams beauty! In my opinion, at least.

POP Beauty is designed to make beauty pop and to help people express individuality with a little punk. Indeed, with right application, POP Beauty products can truly make a look pop!

POP Beauty treated the guests to an afternoon of beautification. There was a makeup station where we had a chance to try POP Beauty makeup products, a nail station where we had our nails done with POP Beauty Nail Glams and a hair station where Blo Bar glammed up our tresses.

Here's Kira of Elegantly Wasted having her makeup done by Daisy.

As for my makeup choice for the launch, I opted for a smokey eye.You know how much I dig strong makeup, right? I felt love at first use with the Bright Up Your Life Palette in Smokin' Hot. It glides on smoothly and evenly on the lids. Its pigmentation is superb as well. To give the look a little more kick, a good dose of Peak Performance Mascara in Indigo was applied to my lower lashes.

Too bad, I don't have a close up of the look that I had. Should I recreate it and have it posted here? :)

For my tresses, I went with POP Curls. My super thin hair was given volume with Blo Bar's service. It was my first time to get my hair did in Blo Bar and for sure, I will be coming back!

POP Beauty is indeed a brand worth checking out! I am totally lemming for the Brow Shape & Shade that I don't know until when I can hold my patience of not getting it for myself! Haha!

To know more about POP Beauty, follow PopBeautyPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You may also visit Glamourbox to see what the brand has in store for you!

So are you ready you Shake Up Your Makeup with POP Beauty?

♥ Jes ♥

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Suzie | Charm Travel Pro 14-pc Makeup Brush Set

As Francois Nars once said, "You cannot achieve good makeup without good tools.", I believe a makeup enthusiast should really invest on one quality makeup brush set. Regardless of the tons of great makeup one has, without great-performing brushes (and some blending skills) the look will still look blah. There are a lot of makeup brush sets available in the market but Charm offers quality and glamour without hefty price tags. Just recently, alongside its bestsellers, Charm came out with Suzie, the Limited Charm Travel Pro Makeup Brush Set.

Charm Travel Pro Suzie-Edition | Php2,750.00

Just like first Charm Travel Pro, Suzie comes in with elegance. All brushes have rose-gold ferrules and sleek black handles, and are housed in a metallic rose-gold case. It shouts femininity and luxury.

Charm Travel Pro brushes are bigger than the usual travel-sized brushes so it won't slip out of the hands. The hairs are made from the blend of animal and synthetic hair that guarantee the softest touch on the skin. 

Top to bottom: Stippling Brush | Powder Brush | Angled Blush Brush | Foundation Brush | Concealer Brush
Left to right: Brow Spoolie | Lip Brush | Pencil Point Brush | Blending Brush | Angled Eyeshadow Brush | Wet/Dry Eyeshadow Brush | Flat Liner Brush | Eyebrow Shading Brush | Bent Eyeliner Brush

It is quite obvious that Suzie has everything a makeup enthusiast would need when traveling. No need to bring along those long brushes because Charm makes sure the essentials are in one case.

Charm brushes feels like heaven on the skin. These are so soft that you will find yourself enjoying every stroke. No, there are no exaggerations here. Some think Charm brushes are expensive but the experience with each and every brush makes its price more than worth it.

And as usual, I am, yet again, Charm-ed by Charm. And this time is with my now favorite girl friend, Suzie.

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♥ Jes ♥

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Beauty Must-Have | Pantene New 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner

If you are a longtime reader of this blog, you probably have noticed that I seldom talk about hair products. Not that I am not interested with those but my hair is too thin and sensitive that I no longer want to subject it for possible causes of hair fall and breakage. Actually, though I badly want to, I cannot grow my hair longer than its current length because it becomes unmanageable and even more sensitive. It is somehow frustrating and depressing that I always have to hide the flaws of my hair through a ponytail, a bun or a short haircut. But what else can I do aside from wishing for a miracle to happen?

The gods of our crowning glories (that sounds good noh?) know our hair's desperate need for a miracle that they sent one through Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. I got the firs dibs of this product through Sample Room and if you follow me on Instagram (@jesroque), you have probably seen teaser posts of this #CosmoBeautyCrush.

Curious on how it works on my hair?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Clover

If I would choose only 2 neutral eyeshadow colors to play with for the rest of my makeup life, that would be a shimmering pink and a medium brown. I love how these two colors match perfectly and give me the neutral eye makeup look I want. I have a number of palettes with those two colors but when I was given the Elizabeth Arden Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Clover as a gift, I still felt ecstatic. Come on, it has the colors that I want in a much more compact packaging!

If you look at the Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Clover in the Elizabeth Arden's website, the packaging has changed. Now, the colors are in a square pan compared to the circular pans that I have. Nevertheless, everything looks very similar.

It comes with a mirror and a sponge applicator. Throw away the applicator, I tell you. Frankly, it's useless. 

Two complementary shades to wear together or alone for the ideal look. Rich, true colour that lasts all day.

The pink shade in the duo is light enough to brighten the eye area while the brown shade is perfect for crease definition. Both give decent pigmentation even without a primer underneath. Given that I have not-so-oily lids, the colors stay for long hours too.

It is so easy to use these kinds colors without the fear of it looking muddy. Just swipe the pink shade all over the lids  then contour the crease with the brown one and you're good to go. 

Since it is from Elizabeth Arden, expect that it is pricey. In my opinion, it is not practical to shell out a fortune for this eyeshadow duo but I insist on you getting something similar to these shades. These are perfect for the I-am-on-a-hurry kind of makeup look. As for me, I am very happy to be given a compact with these two colors. This duo is now a permanent resident in my everyday makeup kit!

♥ Jes ♥

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