Dec 27, 2016

Beauty Review: Sleek MakeUp i-Divine On the Horizon Palette

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A couple of weeks back, I heard about the 3 new limited edition eyeshadow palettes that Sleek MakeUp was releasing (On the Horizon, Goodnight Sweetheart, and Nordic Skies), and being a fan of Sleek MakeUp and currently being obsessed with experimenting with eye makeup looks, I went ahead and purchased the On the Horizon palette. I initially wanted to purchase two and kept asking about the Goodnight Sweetheart palette, but they were out of stock in the SM Department store I frequently visit which is in Makati. I would get the Nordic Skies too, but I'm still on the fence about that since I'm not totally sure about the shades in that particular palette. 

Now back to the palette that I got. On the Horizon is actually my first choice of palette to get because I've been wanting to experiment with orange-y eyeshadows and the swatches I've seen online were pretty impressive. 

It did not disappoint.

sleek makeup on the horizon

sleek makeup eyeshadow palette 
The color payoff of the shades here are really amazing save for "beech" because that doesn't really show much. It's a very subtle shade that is perfect to use as an eyeshadow base. The "fawn" shade needs to be packed on a lot for it to show on its own, but I personally think that it's better used on top of another eyeshadow (it looks amazing on top of "bonfire"). 

So as you can see, this palette (as with the rest of the Sleek i-Divine palettes) comes with 12 shades; 3 mattes ("beech", "harvest moon", and "willow") and 9 shimmer shades. However, some of the shimmers here look more satin-y than shimmery, and the shade "dawn" which is the deep blue one, leans towards matte more than shimmer, but on the palette it has hints of shimmer on it.  

L-R: pine cone, dew drop, willow, fawn, harvest moon, chestnut, dawn, raindrop, moss, beech, sugar maple, bonfire
 The great thing about this palette is that the eyeshadows are long-wearing. I had this on from around 4pm up till 2:15 am and my eye makeup (all from the i-Divine On the Horizon palette) was still intact, and still very pigmented. I also personally liked the fact that this particular palette came with some mattes just because I find it easier to work with a palette that has both matte and shimmer in it especially when I'm doing reviews or looks on a palette. Application-wise, the shades are build-able and are easy to blend and I haven't noticed any fallouts (which could also be because I tap off the excess from the brush before applying the eyeshadows on my lids). 

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It doesn't look as pigmented on cam since I'm using the front-facing camera of my Samsung S7
Overall, I really don't have any complaints about this palette except that I only wish they would have put the artwork on the box on the palette as well, but then when you think about it, that might cost more than Php695 already and if that were the case, then I'd take the plain old black Sleek MakeUp i-Divine palette packaging. If I were to rate this product out of 10, I'd say this is an 8. 

I also have a video review of this product on my YouTube channel: 

Dec 3, 2016

Beauty Review: Sooper Beaute Wonder Cream

sooper beaute wonder cream
30g Sooper Beaute Wonder Cream 

If you've been following my blog, this product might seem familiar to you and that's because I featured this in my BeautyMNL mini haul. I was running out of BB Cream and I needed something to blend with my Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation because it was a tad dark for my skin tone so I decided to purchase a BB cream or new foundation. Since I wanted to hit a lot of birds with one stone, I decided to get something new so I can do a review of it as well. 

I also decided to go local hence this Sooper Beaute Wonder Cream (yes, it is Filipino made). I noticed on their site that there's an option for currencies therefore it could mean that they also ship to other countries, but I have yet to receive their reply on my query regarding that. (Update: Yes, they do ship worldwide) 
sooper beaute wonder cream

I like that the Sooper Beaute Wonder Cream came in a pump bottle as I feel that pumping out the product is more hygienic than scooping it out with your fingers. 

Okay, so the Wonder Cream has a creamy texture especially when pumped out and it gradually becomes a tad watery when blended out and true to its description, "leaves a powdery veil on the skin". That said, I suggest you apply on as much as you intend to on your face in one go and do your best to blend it out evenly because once it sets, it's hard to build up. I found that the Wonder Cream is not buildable because it does become powdery and it just ends up getting messy (streaky) if you try to build it up (in my case). Also, the Wonder Cream has a light powdery smell which isn't at all too strong nor offensive. 

sooper beaute

I also wouldn't suggest tanned women (girls, men, etc.) to use this product just because even on my skin tone, it still made me look a tad bit whiter or fairer. It does a good job of making my face sort of flawless (also with the help of a somewhat clear skin of course); however, it does not cover under eye circles well so a concealer will definitely be needed especially if your dark circles are a bit difficult to hide. 

The longevity of this product on my face is really good. After 9 hours, that's when I started looking oily on my T-zone so if you're considering getting the Sooper Beaute Wonder Cream, you may want to keep an oil-control film or blotting paper with you or a face powder. For me, that's not a deal-breaker considering how rarely I stay out for more than 5 hours. 

Overall, this is a really good product which I will have no qualms of re-purchasing in the future. 

As of this writing, the 30g pump bottle is out of stock, but both BeautyMNL and the Sooper Beaute site have this product available in a 10g tub which retails for Php 100

I did a video review of this as well which you can check out on my YouTube channel or click to play the video below: