Splurge vs. Steal (Series 3)Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I had so much time to kill so I was able to drop by the department store today to shop for the third series of Splurge vs. Steal. So notebook in hand, I was able to shop for 5 more items to show you!
I had to use some stock photos for some of the products because my product shots suck! LOL Enjoy!
1. MAC Wipes (P1,500/100 pcs.) vs. SkinLite Make-up Cleansing Tissues (P99.75/30 pcs.)
The first on my list is SkinLite's Make-up Cleansing Tissues. I have been using this for a while for my clients because it's very gentle on the skin. When I was starting out as a makeup artist, I remember investing in MAC Wipes, and after being years in the industry, it was just silly to spend that much for wipes.
I have tried a few makeup remover wipes in the market, and this is the one that came closest to MAC. Well... Except the scent. MAC has a subtle fresh scent while SkinLite has kind of an aloe, tea-tree oil scent to it. It smells good, it's just a little far from that of MAC's.
I like that the seal sticks well until to the very last wipe. It keeps the wipes very moist! The wipes are very smooth and not scratchy unlike those other wipes I have tried. It really has the same texture as MAC that's why I fell in love with this brand. Plus! It's made in Korea!
You must remember though, that these are makeup remover wipes, you will still have to wash your face with a foaming cleanser to completely remove dirt and makeup. Otherwise, you will break out. Just use these wipes to loosen the makeup, this will not completely remove it.
2. Wet N' Wild 916D Ravin' Raisin (P299) vs. MAC Lipstick in Cyber (P1,000)
3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren (P450) vs. Kokuryu Moist Lipstick in Flame (P164)
Ok, it's one of those lippies that take a lot of guts to wear. But when you do finally get the courage to do so, it's always worth it. I love empowering it is!
I don't know how long Kokuryu's Flame has been around, but I know that Siren has been around for a couple of seasons now. The first time I tried it was last summer when I wanted to wear a bright lip color that wasn't red or pink in Boracay (Yeeeeees....).
When I bought the red lippie from Kokuryu, I saw that they had a bright orange lippie so I bought one too and decided to save it for another series. And here it is!
4. Jacarste Nail Polish in Red (P89.00) vs. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Fire (P1,800)
My makeup artist friend, Mela, was the first one to introduce me to Benefit's Dr. Feel Good. I love using it on women with dry skin because it makes a perfect canvas.
Both have that same purpose, but the Base Magique is a little bit more melted marshmallow-ish. Make sure that you use just a thin layer on your face before applying your foundation. And remember to always cleanse, tone and moisturize! Let your skin absorb the moisturizer for at least 10 minutes before applying primer!
Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope you enjoyed the third series of Splurge vs. Steal! Til next time!
MAC Cosmetics available in Rustan's Makati, Edsa Shangri-La, Powerplant Mall.
SkinLite available in Landmark cosmetics department.
Dr. Feel Good available in Greenbelt 5.
Wet N' Wild available in SM cosmetics department stores.
Jacarste Nail Polish available in Shawill in Landmark and SM cosmetics department stores.
Kokuryu available in Landmark and SM cosmetics department stores.