MAC’s Please Me Lipstick was actually one of the many things that I’ve wanted to buy since 2011. I’ve recently read my wish list for the past two years and found out that I’ve been wanting this lipstick ever since. Naturally, I thought that after two years of waiting to lay my hands on this shade, maybe it’s time to finally grab it. I took my chance and bought it online.
MAC Cosmetics website describes this shade as “muted-rosy-tinted pink”. It’s sold at $15.00 in the U.S. but in the Philippines it’s worth a thousand pesos.
Being a makeup newbie, I have watched countless YouTube videos on the basics of putting on makeup. I became fascinated with how the makeup gurus put on just foundation or powder, blush, light lipstick or lip gloss and an eyeliner or mascara for the “no makeup” look or for their everyday look. I also wanted to try the winged tip that they so effortlessly do. Looks simple enough for a newbie right? So in order to recreate that simple look, I immediately rummaged into my stash and goodness me, I didn’t even own a decent eyeliner pen. Thank God for Watson’s. Good thing that the attendant at the IN2IT counter was very helpful and she even showed me how to use it, and so I purchased the IN2IT waterproof eyeliner pen in EP 01 very black.
From the IN2IT Website:
It’s easy to apply and draw accurate eye lines with IN2IT black eyeliner pens. They are ideal for drawing in a hurry and for learning to draw eye lines. No need to sharpen. Just take off the cap and draw. They are waterproof, dry quickly and easy to remove. Select from three different applicators to draw fine or thick eyelines.
As I write reviews on sunblocks and sunscreens, I came across some surprising facts about them. I visited the FDA site a couple of times and many others about sunscreens or sunblocks to write a good review. They made me more aware and more careful in choosing one. Read on to know what to look for in sun protection products.
SPF or Sun Protection Factor- This is identified by the number indicated on the bottle. SPF pertains to how protective the sunscreen or sunblock is to your skin from UVB rays only. UVB rays cause sunburn. SPF seems to be confusing to most. While we think SPF 30 is twice as protective as SPF 15. That is very much incorrect. In fact, sunscreen and sunblock that has SPF 15 blocks 94% of UVB rays. SPF 30 blocks 97% and SPF 50 are said to protect the skin from 98% of UVB rays. According to WebMD, higher SPFs cannot completely block 100% of UVB rays. FDA has actually released rulings on sunblock labels to limit it to SPF 50 only. Those who claim to have higher SPF has to submit further proof of higher protection.
It’s been a while since I last used a Clinique Lipstick, though I’m a fan of their Chubby Sticks and use that one often. Thanks to relatives who had come to Manila from the states for a vacation, I got a pouch of new Clinique products to try, which I found delightful. The first item I tried was the lipstick. It’s the Clinique Different Lipstick in the shade called A Different Grape.
What Clinique says:
Different because of its smooth, comfortable feel. Moderate coverage in a remarkable range of shades, from cream to pearl. Every one packed with rich emollients.
My skin care regimen has always been so simple. I like washing my face with soap and water, it’s as simple as that. I often neglect and become too lazy to do the cleanse, tone, and moisturize method. Being surrounded by kikay mom, sister and aunts, they would often nag me about taking the extra steps. They would tell me, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and so began my quest for moisturizers. I have tried another popular brand, sadly enough it worsened my pimples. Then I saw my mom’s bottle of Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30. I was really hesitant to try Olay products as it gives an impression of being used for aging and mature skin.
Olay Regenerist Superstructure Cream with SPF 30 helps restore a firmer, more youthful appearance by helping to protect against UV rays and rebuild skin’s surface. Help block direct DNA-damaging rays to help protect skin and maintain collagen’s structural integrity. Hydrate to help restore skin’s firmness and help rebuild skin’s surface. Broadspectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB sunscreen.