Holiday Pick: Collection 2000 Volume Sensation Lipstick Satin Bow x Lock N Hold Lipgloss Body Pop

Collection Lipstick Satin Bow, Body Pop Lipgloss

Heaux, heaux, heaux. Christmas too soon, parties left and right. I’m finally going to reveal my drug of choice, that is, drugstore makeup. A lot of products you find in Watsons for example, are actually awesome AND CHEAP. In other words, I can’t live without ‘em. Yes, there will always be the occasional MAC or [...]

MAC Lippies and the saga of the hunt for the best red lipstick

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Normally, I practice a more prudent choice for lip colour that’s why either the MAC lipstick in Cosmo or NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita are my go-to everyday lippies. However, as the year ended and a new one began, I found myself gravitating to a more adventurous lipstick shade and, what’s more surprising, that I [...]

Weekend by fits and starts; Classic KSWISS x BB Secrets

Classic KSWISS, BB Secrets Beauty Balm | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Fashion, Lifestyle

Echoing in a hollow space between cement and tin roof, fireworks crackle at 5am. Signaling the start of the day’s festivities. We are a country of fiestas, after all. Shuffling of feet and a growing sound of chatter heard from outside my window, it’s starting. And I’m awake. There’s a sense of dread building in [...]

From the MAC Haul: Eye Kohl x Technakohl, Fluidline, Lustre x Frost, and Studio Careblend

MAC Cosmetics, Eye Makeup, Fluidline, Frost Eyeshadow, Eye Liner, Eye Kohl, Powersurge, Gold Mine, Rich Ground | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

It’s funny how each time I would come up to the cash register at some makeup store and wait for the sales person to ring up my purchases, I’d always wonder if, in reality, it’s a waste to be putting in hard earned money on things that I won’t get to use much. Yes, I [...]

Mascara Love: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Clump. Volume. Length. Thick. Drama. Separation. Words you’ll encounter whenever the subject of mascaras is broached. Wanting a fuller lash or curled long ones, it’s either you’re naturally blessed with it or you’ve been spending time, money and effort from the wake of puberty to achieving a quarter of the illusion. Ah, the things we [...]

Do you use lip liners?

Sasha Manuel, MAC, Lip makeup, Lip Pencil, Dervish | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

A renewed love for lip liners stemmed from an afternoon of frivolity — trying out CoverGirl lip makeup and hamming it up in front of the webcam — came as a surprise since I was entering a period of lull and I didn’t need the extra fuss in makeup. Heck, what makeup? But I couldn’t [...]

Foundation Woes and the Flash

Sasha Manuel, Foundation FOTD, Avon Ideal Shade | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a hunt to find the right sort of foundation and for the past few years, I’ve been experimenting on a lot of different brands. There were a couple or so that came real close but there’s always something off. I guess, what makes it hard for me to [...]

Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation in Natural Fair Ochre

Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation in Natural Fair Ochre, Liquid Foundation | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Last weekend, though not entirely part of my shopping itinerary, I had ended up bringing home a fresh bottle of liquid makeup from Shiseido. Yea, it’s time to replace the MAC liquid foundation that I’ve been using the past year (interspersed with a couple of mineral foundation potfrom Mary Kay and Avon for them light [...]

Mineral Makeup Pick: Avon Smooth Mineral Powder Foundation in Almond

Avon Smooth Mineral Powder Foundation in Almond (MP01), Mineral Makeup Review | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Mineral makeup and the right foundation, let’s talk about these two things today. I’ve been experimenting with the former since 2007 and the latter, I’m still searching for the perfect fit. I’ve tried numerous forms of mineral makeup (from eye shadows and illuminating powders to foundations and lipsticks both indie and commercial brands) but I [...]

Mascaras by Avon: Shock or Curl

Makeup Review - Mascara, Avon - Super Shock and Super Curlacious | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

As I venture into experimenting with Avon makeup, I can’t help but wonder if I’ve missed out on good makeup for the past few years. This isn’t saying that I’ll be using Avon from now on, it’s just that I’m finding myself recommending some of the makeup that I’ve tried and have been somewhat impressed [...]