Halloween VOTD: Cruella de Vil

VOTD : Villain of the Day!!! Because Halloween is just around the corner!!

I thought of doing Villain portrayals last night.. I hope I can post every day until Halloween. Wish me luck..and free time for that!

We will be having Cruella de Vil for tonight. She is a fictional character from “101 Dalmatians” and plays as the villain who keeps stealing the puppies for their fur.

I hope I give justice to the cartoon. Hehe please don’t hate! :)) I originally intended to glue my eyebrows to make it easier to conceal. But I do not have a washable one at the moment. Since i am itching to do this make up look, i decided to continue without it. That explains the messy eyebrows. You will notice alot of improvised things here. I used my suesh brush as a cigarette, and wrapped my sweater because that’s the closest I got in my closet that would give that Cruela look.

What I did for this one was just conceal and set my face with baby powder. I made sure to hide my eyebrows and made a higher arc – reaching my forehead. I did alot of contouring since Cruela has a prominent jaw line and pointy nose. For the lips, I simply lined it and swiped on deep red matte liptick.

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Sale Alert: Loreal

I have been checking out the Base Magique Primer at the Loreal Counter near work for quite some time now. And because I kept coming back at the counter just to check and weigh down my options if this primer is really a good buy, I noticed this little sign.

Hooray!! All make up from Loreal will be discounted from Oct 20 -28! We have until Sunday ladies! Is this a sign that I should purchase the base magique now? I am nearly running out on my ellana primer anyway.

I found this at the Loreal counter at SM Department Store (Marikina). Go and check the ones near you!

Please hit a comment if this has been helpful. I really appreciate it! :)) I’d love to know your purchases too!

❤ Katrina

Haul: MAC, The Balm, e.l.f., NYX, etc.

Hello girls!! This is a very very late post, I know! I have been really really busy lately. Good thing my phone works wonders! Lately, I use it as a blogging device. I take pictures here (my phone) edit, and post via the blogspot application! Good for those who are always on the go!

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you girls my September haul. Hehe told you it was really late! These are just accumulated purchases. I haven’t been buying make up lately because I am saving up for Make Up school and league fees for my favorite sport —- Ultimate Frisbee. So here they are:

•MAC Studio Fix foundation (NC30) -P1700 (MAC kiosk at Eastwood)
•The Balm’s Time Balm in medium – P750 (Beauty Bar)
•e.l.f. Stipple brush and Powder brush- P249.75 each (SM dept. Store)
•Andrea modlash adhesive “Lash Grip” – P195 (Beauty Bar)
•False Eyelashes -P300 @kayboodles instagram shop
•Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation in Warm Sand – around $7
•NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk -P200 Pretty goddess booth in Trinoma Pop Culture
•24 pcs brush set -P990 Ensogo Deals

Well, that’s about the rest of it. I really bought only the stuff I needed – or I think I needed.

I bought the Balm’s time balm because I was looking for a concealer at MAC, unfortunately they didn’t have the shade closest to my skin tone so I headed to Beauty Bar which is just beside the MAC kiosk. Luckily I found this gem!

I will be posting reviews later on! Let me know which one’s you’d love to read about! ;D

Love,
Katrina ❤

How to: Spot a Fake Coralista

Hi girls! Well, if you are wondering why I am writing this blog post, that is because (as much as I hate to admit it), I was fooled months ago into buying a fake benefit product. I was aware of  fake benefit make ups lurking around online stores and bazaars. That was why, when I bought my benetint I thoroughly checked the samples they had on this bazaar at Eastwood.
The samples they had were authentic! But I failed to check and inspect the exact product they gave me when I purchased. So when I went home, and I compared it to my old bottle, I was shocked to see that what I have with me was a fake one. Believe me, it feels awful! You were at the thought of saving up 600 pesos (I bought the benetint for 1200) only to realize that you spent more. Lugi! as what we Filipinos always say.
When I was at Divisoria, I found a store that was full of fake products. Mac, Bobbi Brown, Ecotools, Benefit, Urban Decay – and the list goes on. I purposely bought a fake Coralista Box O’ Powder to blog and compare it to my old one which was bought from Sephora. I just don’t like another ‘girl-gets-fooled-into-buying-fake-makeup’ incident. So I hope this blog entry would be a bit helpful to those who will purchase this coveted box o’ powder.
 
 
FRONT PACKAGING:
I am sorry if my Coralitsa is a bit old and worn out. To help you more on comparing, here is benefit’s site, directed to the Coralista blush: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/coralista
Just by the texture of the cover, you would know if it is fake. The original has a matte texture, despite the little shimmer it gives when you move the box. The fake one on the other hand is more glossy. You would also notice bumps from glue when you run your fingers on it.
Check the font. On the lower left of the box, you will see that the original Coralista has a normal font on the ‘benefit’ written on it while the fake has a bold font. Below that should read ‘12.0 g Net. Wt. 0.42 oz’ the fake one has a mispelled one saying ‘12.0 g Nef. Wf. 0.42 oz’. This may vary, but any mispelled label is a fake one.
Check the lettering of CORALista. Notice the ‘t’ on it. The original has a pointed ‘t’ while the fake one has a shorter tip on the upper part of the ‘t’. Also the sticker of the coralista looks more like a foil sticker and it hardly sticks on the box.
 
The edges of the original are more flat and sharp while the fake one is a bit cuved and irregular.
 
 
 
 
BACK PACKAGING:
 
Again, when you find any mispelled word, what you have is fake product. At the bottom, you will see ‘PEEL HERE’. The original one can be peeled twice, and inside you’ll see 17 different versions/ languages of the product content. The fake one that I have cannot be peeled completely, but I checked other’s which can be peeled once, and they have chinese characters in it. If it is all written in chinese, that is one big sign that you have a fake one with you.  Beside the BARCODE you will see a 4 digit number in grey (left side) where as the fake does not have any. You would also notice that the first and last numbers of the barcode should fall right after the first and last lines below. The fake one is a bit far than the original one. On the last paragraph you will se the DISTRIBUTOR. London is underlined boldly on the original one and the site ‘benefitcosmetics.com’ is written in a smaller font and is bold as well.
 
 
SIDE PACKAGING:
 
The original Coralista has the colors, pink (salmon), black and a little bit of gold streaks. The fake on the other hand has less streaks and is in black and bright pink. You will also notice that the leaves on the original one is thinner on the fake and the color is in a lighter green as well.
 
 
 
SIDE (INNER) PACKAGING:
 
The leopard print (correct me if I am mistaken please, this looks like a leopard print to me hehe) is smaller, but fatter than the fake one. The colors are also more of a salmon pink, and this time it has orange ‘streaks’. The fake one has orange on the sides of the leopard print only. Again the edges are symmetrical, flat and a bit sharp on the original. While on the fake one, you will see the sticker peeling out on the corners.
 
 
BRUSH:
 
This one is obvious. The HANDLES of the original Coralista is made out of wood, while the fake one is made of plastic. You will also see that the original is slightly longer than the fake one. While the fake one is already soft, it is still not as soft as the original brush. There is also shedding on the fake one even if it has not been washed yet.
 
 
 
 
BLUSH:
 
OOOPS!! I hit the pan with mine, sorry for the big hole. There you will see that the original has a more salmon tone of pink, it also has a bit of shimmer. While the fake has a baby pink color – not even close to being ‘coral’ as it should be.
 
 
 
SWATCHES:
 
The original is more pigmented and has a hint of shimmer when swiped as swatches. The fake on the other hand is more pink, and chalky.
 
 
This is how it looks like when blended. Not close enough right? Also, try smelling the product, because original benefit make up has a floral kind of scent with it. And the smell doesn’t wear out. The fake smelled a bit musty at firt then it now smells like plastic.
 
 
BOTTOM LINE:
 
It’s better if you buy from the store itself. Benefit opened a number of stores here in the Philippines. Back then, I was lazy to go to Makati to buy Benefit so I resorted in this Bazaar and got fooled by it. (Lessons learned for me!) Well, another good thing is, Benefit Philippines opened more branches and I found one near my area! HOORAY! If you are to buy online and on bazaars, make sure you purchase only to those you know and trust.
 
You will initially feel that you are saving alot when you buy fake products, but quality wise, you still loose in this part. Say, you bought a number of fake products, but since it is not of good quality, you hardly get to use them. The coralista that I have, obviously served me well, as I forgot that I had other blushes when I first used it. And who knows, that 500 peso you saved up from buying the fake one orignally costs 50 pesos on a factory some where in China.
 
The reason high end make up is expensive is that it goes through alot of quality control before being released in the market. They make sure that what you put on your face is safe. This is something you won’t gurantee from fake products.
 
Okay this has been pretty long already. Hehe. I hope this has helped in any way. I appreciate your comments and if you like something to add up in this post, go lang! Stay smart ladies!
 
P.S. To the lady who fooled me into buying fake make up.. I believe in karma. =)
 
Love,
Katrina


 


Bollywood Make Up

Client: Lean Aliangan-Domingo

Face:
•Ellana Make it Last Primer
•Bobbi Brown Compact Foundation in Warm Beige
•Ever Bilena HD powder
•Smashbox concealer stick

Eyes:
•Purple and Brown matte eye shadows from BH cosmetics 120 color palette 1st edition
•Gold eyeshadow from Profusion shimmer palette
•Gel liner BH cosmetics
•Liquid Eye liner BH cosmetics
•Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express mascara
•IN2IT waterproof eyebrow color
•Etude house drawing pencil 03

Cheeks:
•BH cosmetics contour Palette

Lips:
•Carmex lip balm
•NYX round lipstick in Indian Pink