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Théophile LeClerc Evasion Collection

Journey back in time to the early 20th century, when elegance and a carefree lifestyle were the name of the game. Théophile LeClerc is presenting its summer 2013 Evasion collection, a colourful and contrastive collection, as fresh and invigorating as sea spray. Read on to see the entire line up! Evasion Pressed Powder (PHP 1,650) At centre stage in this collection is a star powder in a package that will make you swoon. A navy blue and white cardboard case, intertwined with the initials “T.L.” and a boat rope, holds a powder that never fails to surprise. Inside are two alternating shades of powder arranged in concentric circles. Together on the skin, the Translucide and Cannelle shades play off one another to brighten and warm your complexion. Powder Blusher (PHP 1,250) One shade: Goyave A new fruity and invigorating shade of this Blusher that reawakens radiance in all complexions. This collectible metal case, a mini replica of the Théophile LeClerc pressed powder case with mirror, fits in the palm of your hand for quick and easy retouches. Matelot Powder Brush (PHP 1,450) Nothing beats a professional tool for perfect make-up. This real goat hair brush is soft and precise for all blushers and powders. The contrast between its metal body and its red hairs makes this the “lucky charm” of the collection, like the pompom on a sailor’s beret. Eyeliner Feutre...

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T. LeClerc Transparent Lipstick Review

If you remember my T.LeClerc post, as seen HERE, I shared the lovely shades of lipstick of the Loved By You Collection. The moment I received two of those lippies, Charme and Candeur, I had to control myself from swatching! The bold, lovely colors were screaming at me “TRY ME NOW!” LOL! Finally, here’s my review and swatches of T. LeClerc Rouge Transparent Lipstick in Charme (Orange Red) and Candeur (Bright Fuchsia). Product Information A sensual and comfortable lipstick with a creamy texture. It leaves behind a layer that makes your lips feel soft and comfortable. Available in a variety of shades inspired by 1950s icons, this lipstick enhances your smile in just one application. Its clear finish lets you wear bold colours while keeping up your chic appearance. I love it because… it has the signature vintage-inspired T. Leclerc packaging. it glides smoothly on the lips. it comes in various shades- from neutral to bright. it doesn’t dry out my lips. It’s very moisturizing on the lips. it gives a nice sheen to the lips, not too glossy. it’s not heavy on the lips. It’s light enough to see a bit of the lips’ texture, which is why it’s called Transparent Lipstick. This can be a con though to those who want heavily covered lips. it’s affordable for a good quality lipstick. It’s priced at PHP 795 (approximately...

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Make Up Store Lipstick in Tidy Review

I’ve been seeing Make Up Store boutiques abroad and finally, it has already made its way to the Philippines! Make Up Store is a Sweden brand. It is one of the fastest growing companies of Scandinavia, with more than 130 stores in 20 countries and with 2-4 new stores opening every month somewhere around the world. Finally, I was able to get hold of my first product from the brand. Today, I’m reviewing their lipstick in Tidy- a perfect deep red glittery shade. Product Information There is a great assortment of Lip Sticks, just so you can find your own favourite. From transparent, matt, glittery, shimmery and glossy. The Lip Sticks contains sheabutter and avocado oil that nurture the lips. Use a concealer and a lippencil for a longlasting result. And finish the lipstick of with a lipgloss for extra volume. Key ingredients Avocado oil: Gives a slightly oily surface that protects against the environment, keeps in moisture. Softening, strengthening, especially good for dry and sensitive skin. Beeswax: Softens, protects, doesn’t clog pores. Vitamin E: (Tocopheryl Acetate) Binds and maintains moisture. Jojoba: Moisturizes and locks in moisture. Shea butter: Softening, moisturizing, protecting and anti inflammatory. I love it because… it has simple packaging yet doesn’t look cheap. it’s pigmented. A layer or 2 is enough to bring out that beautiful deep red shade. it doesn’t dry out my lips. it...

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Laura Mercier Folklore Summer 2013 Collection

Rich. Earthy. Tribal. This is Laura Mercier’s Folklore Summer 2013 Collection. It’s summer and now is the perfect time to sport that healthy radiant sun-kissed look. Go for that bronzed and sun-drenched look by choosing warm and earthy shades. Let your eyes sparkle with earthy prisms of gold, copper, and bronze. Finish it off by lining your eyes with rich blues and greens and long, lush lashes. For that kissable lips, softly crayon lips in brown and pink tones. Now, can you imagine your summer makeup? 😀 I do! 😀 Laura’s inspiration for 2013 collections draws from the feminine spirit and the many difference expressions of women. For the summer season, Laura travels to the past to find inspiration for the future. From the cultural influence of south and Central American civilizations, Laura takes these richly textural native cultures and expresses them in an earthy summer palette. Inspired by Aztec influences and fantastical rituals, her colours are reminiscent of ancient symbols and artifacts, textiles and jewelry. Imagine the spirit of earth and fire, infused into an illuminating new mosaic of colour. I was able to get a sneak peek of Laura Mercier’s Folklore Summer 2013 Collection during its launch. Let me share them with you. 😀 Illuminating Eye Color (PHP 995) in Sun Glow, Fire Glow and Earth Glow; Faux Lash Mascara (PHP 995) in Sierra Brown; Long Lash Mascara (PHP...

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Review

Remember my review on Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in a pot? What happens when the cream shadow comes in a stick? Bobbi Brown releases a new Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick. I was given the Vanilla shade to try. After weeks of using it, here’s a review. Product Information “Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is designed for the modern woman on the move. Just swipe it on and go—it’s that easy.” – Bobbi Brown Effortless and high impact—that’s the essence of NEW Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick. This do-it-all formula glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. In subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to 8 hours without creasing, flaking or fading, it’s a stroke of genius. I love it because… it’s very smooth to apply. I don’t feel any tugging on the skin. it’s really long-wearing. I can wear it for more than 8 hours without creasing. it can work as an eye shadow base for a more intense color. Since I have Vanilla, it works as my eye shadow primer! I use it as a base for any color of eye shadow powder. it can also work as is, even without eye shadow powder on top. I also use my Vanilla shade to highlight my brow bone area. it has really intense pigment in just one swipe. it’s...

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