Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara

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Mascara. I used to be not a fan of this beauty product. I never found the need to have one. I was thinking that since I have long eyelashes already, I don’t need it anymore. I was so wrong. Definitely wrong. I now love the fact that one coat on my eyelashes can do wonders […]

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 […]

Eye MakeUp: COLLECTION x Bold Definition

Mascara, Collection Cosmetics, Super Size, Fat Lash Mascara, Extreme, Coloured Lengthening Mascara, Multiplier, Volume and Definition Mascara, Makeup | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Before you write me off as a makeup hoarder, please do take note that these came in the mail in bulk from Collection Cosmetics. I couldn’t say it enough that my general approach when it comes to makeup, albeit experimental, is calculated. I’m a creature of habit and I tend to stay loyal to a […]

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 […]

RiRi x MAC


RIRI HEARTS MAC Finally! This whole shebang about lipstick is finally getting to me. Hooked on the famous Ruby Woo, imagine my excitement when I heard of MAC’s first collaboration with pop icon (style icon! Queen!) Rihanna which has her whipping up a mix of colors and textures that will suit the lot of us. […]

Beauty Bites x FOTD, Laura Mercier

Sasha Manuel, FOTD, Montage | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

As a self-confessed lippie addict, it would come as no surprise when I would experiment with a variety of lip makeup from different brands. All eyes on Laura Mercier and their selection of lip glosses which I thought would be a great gift idea for friends last Christmas. Of course, I ended up getting me […]

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 […]