Naughty & Nice List 2010

Hey guys! I’ve finally started my Christmas shopping. Wow malls are pretty packed, noh? Tsk tsk tsk! Luckily, Robinsons Metroeast isn’t as packed as Ayala malls. One of our stores is in Metroeast so we’re almost there everyday. But I still have a long way to go. Whew!

So anyway, I wanted to join Jen’s (of From Head to Toe) tag. It’s called the Naughty & Nice List 2010. It’s basically sharing my most favorite and least favorite beauty products with you. Jen listed 10 products (5 for her likes and 5 for her dislikes), but since it’s Christmas and there’s 12 days of Christmas, I’m sharing 12 products.

Let’s start with my Naughty List:

Magic by Prescriptives

It’s an illuminating makeup base. This was actually given to me by Aunt L. When I saw it I thought that it would be a pretty good base with the little shimmers. It would be a nice highlight for the face. But I gotta be honest, I didn’t like it at all. It was too liquid, too watery. When I applied it on my face, the oil  and the shimmers separated. It was messy. I had to wash off my face again. I tried using it twice or thrice because I thought maybe I wasn’t doing it correctly, but it’s the same process every single time. It’s such a pity because it looked really nice, even the packaging. And the product itself when I put it on my hand looks nice but when it’s spread, no good.

IMG_0388[3] Fashion 21 Duo Blush-On

I have talked about this before when I bought it, however, it just doesn’t compare with my Fashion 21 Single Blush that I had before. Even though this is pretty inexpensive, I still feel like it’s not worth buying. The blush isn’t pigmented, you need to reswipe so many times that the glitters overpower the blush color. Well I have used this a couple of times to test it, but I’m still not happy with it. I think that it’s still important to check on the quality. And this does not have it.

Fashion 21 White Eyeliner

Again, I have talked about this when I bought it. I got this for my waterline. Putting white or baby pink on your waterline brightens and makes the eyes a little bigger. I’ve already done this a couple of times, and wanted to try a local drugstore brand. I got this white eyeliner from Fashion 21 and let me tell you I have never successfully used this  yet. The first time I used it, it didn’t last me even for half an hour. It just melted away. So I tried swatching it on my hand and tried to slightly rub it (very light pressure), and it’s too creamy that it melts and disappears. Waste of money.

IMG_0773 Clinique Moisture Surge Facial Pack

I got this from my Clinique winnings last time. I have tried using it but didn’t think it worked for me. Although I did feel my skin became a little softer right after use. I thought that the size was off. The placing of the holes for the eyes, nose and mouth was weird. I think that this might work or works for other people, however, I didn’t really find it to be helpful for me.

SAX Eyeshadow in Peach Glow

Before anything else, I apologize for the untidy photo. Ever since I got this, I have only used this twice I think. This was my first SAX eyeshadow and I was very excited to try it. I wanted a light pretty shade that I can use for everyday. But this shade was not good. It looked wash off on my lids. I can’t even find the color. It’s not that I don’t recommend this, because this might work for other skintones. I think it’s also because my lids are quite pigmented. But I personally didn’t like it.

Ever Bilena Blue Mascara

I don’t have a photo because I threw the mascara away. At first, I was very curious and intrigued with the mascara. I have only used black mascara so I wanted to see what effect a blue mascara would give me. The first week it was okay. It actually made my lashes look longer, but it keeps smudging. And then after the first week, it started clumping up and drying up real fast. It didn’t even last me for three weeks, I threw it away. It dried up so fast. I don’t know if it’s because I got an old stock or what, but it didn’t work for me. And again I think it’s waste of money.

Now for the Nice List:

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in Cottage Cheese

I am in love with this! It really completes my look. It gives the best highlight for me. It makes my eyes look a little bigger. I like using this on my tearducts to give a little drama. It can also be used as an eyeshadow base to make the colors brighter.

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Clinique Turnaround Concentrate
Photo from: Clinique’s website

I have mentioned that I don’t like the face pack from Clinique, but what I do LOVE is their Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer. It leaves my skin very soft and it somwehat feels velvety.  It really makes my skin so smooth. And the effect is instant. I feel and see it right away from the time I apply the product and it stays that way for two days or so. I really love this and recommend this to everyone longing for that matte, smooth and baby skin.

IMG_0451[6][3] 688 Lash Extension Mascara

I have shared with y0u my love for this mascara here. And well it’s really one of my most favorite mascaras. First, it’s very cheap. Second, it holds my curls. Third, it gives really good volume to my lashes. Isn’t it what we’re looking for in a mascara? This mascara has it all.

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Megaga Professonal 10s Premiere Set
Photo from Dream Collection’s website

This is by far one of my favorite travel sets. I like the very sleek brush pouch. I also like the brushes included and how soft they all are. I am in love with the handle color. For me, it looks amazing. I regularly use this for my everyday look and bring this on overnight trips. My favorite brush in this set is the powder brush. I actually use it as my blush brush and it works fantastic.

M45R01 MAC 187
Photo from MAC website

Another brush that I adore. It’s MAC 187 or stippling brush. Airbrushed effect is the fad nowadays and using a stippling brush helps achieve that. I have seen, tried and experienced it myself and it does really give such a flawless effect. MAC 187 is one of the pioneers and I tell you, it’s something that I would recommend not just to makeup artists, but to beauty junkies as well. Looking so made-up is so last season. There are other dupes you can try as well such as Suesh and Charm.

Photo from Skin Hour’s website

The best mattifying cream I have ever tried. Not to be biased, but this is definitely something that I can vouch for help mattify the face or at least  reduce oiliness. I have combination skin so it’s very important for me to put oil control because I hate retouching throughout the day. I find that when I use this, I don’t have to anymore. It’s one of my most favorite products of all time. I also like the fact that it already has SPF 15 so it helps protect my skin from the sun’s rays.

Well this is my list. I hope this helps and guides you somehow in buying for yourself or for a gift for a loved one. :) Can’t wait to read your list, so I tag everyone reading this. :)

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