Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Models Own Lipsticks Review + Birthday Giveaway #4

Yes I know this post is late! I'm sorry. I was too absorbed by my two-day birthday leave (Saturday&Sunday). haha As you may know, I work 6 days a week Sunday-Friday for almost 10hrs a day. My only rest are Saturdays and my small birthday celebration fell on a Saturday. I should've had no rest this week but fortunately, my father didn't open our shop this Sunday, happy me. Come today, I have to renew my driver's license because it expired on my birthday. Which was a total fail because after having my medical done, LTO's server was already down. I have to wait till tomorrow. :(

Enough of my rants... I'm back! haha Hopefully, I can post more reviews for you lovely ladies. Honestly, I can post daily but I'm afraid my posts will be of non-sense stuff already. I want my posts to be always informative and not just my ramblings of usual what-nots! I don't wanna be wasting anyones time here on my blog. I want your visits to be full of happy thoughts and lemmings for good products. haha Is that bad? For the pocket, maybe. 

Let's proceed with the review...

Models Own Hyperbrite Lipsticks
(L-R: Annalise's Pink, Orangeade, Flaming Red, Pink Hawaiaan)

Swatch Time...

(L-R: Annalise's Pink, Orangeade, Flaming Red, Pink Hawaiaan)

  • Very creamy lipstick formulation paves way for an easy application.
  • Color payoff may vary depending on your desired opacity. Use it with a light hand for a flush of color and heavy to achieve the neon hues you want.
  • Smell is heavenly!!!
  • Packaging looks very classy yet UNIQUE. 

  • May not be for super chapped lips because the creamy formulation can seep into lip lines.
  • Will eventually fade after eating. Not so long lasting!
  • Available locally from online shops, click here to shop.

For my last Birthday Giveaway, I am giving away 3 shades of MO Hyperbrites to a lucky reader.

Here's how to join...
- Follow this blog. (mandatory)
- Like my Facebook page, The Makeup Suite(mandatory)
-Follow me on Twitter, MakeupSuite (mandatory)
- Follow me on Instagram, themakeupsuite
- Giveaway is open from Sept 24,2012 (12:01PM) till Oct 1, 2012 (12:01PM). Winner will be announced on Oct 1, 2012 (around late afternoon).
- Open for Philipine residents only, both Metro Manila and Provincial. 

- Will ship this to you for FREE. 

Ms. Anya Lagrosa

Please send me your info at makeupsuite@gmail.com

Before, I end this blog post, I wanna thank all of you who participated in my 4 mini giveaways. Because I really enjoy giveaways and sharing my stuff, I have decided to have a consistent monthly giveaway, "Commenter of the Month". Prizes will be announced at the first blog post of the specific month. 


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Photo Credits to my sister Ann Charmaine Cay. 
She took all of the lovely product photos watermarked for my FB Online Shop. :)

(L-R: Annalise's Pink, Orangeade, Flaming Red, Pink Hawaiaan)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Only thank you's...

Thank You God for the 23years of bountiful blessings you bestowed upon me.

I cannot express how grateful I am of your love and compassion, within those years and the years to come. You are indeed the God of all whose unconditional love I have greatly felt. 

I thank you for surrounding me with beautiful people who tirelessly supports me whichever path I choose. Please bless them in return.

I pray for your continued guidance and blessing as without you I am nothing.

Love Your Child,

A photo back in 2009 when I was starting with makeup.

Happy World Gratitude Day to you Lovelies!
Thank you for visiting my blog. :D

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Etude House Products That I Love

Who haven't heard of Etude House? One of the popular Korean Cosmetic company in the country. I just recently discovered EH this year. They have nice and organized stores, all pink and girly. Even the security guards will greet you "Welcome Princess" as you enter the store premises (which for me is kind of awkward! haha).

I was really hesitant to try their products at first. I am afraid that my skin will break out. This is how I am during my first tries from a cosmetic brand. And also, I don't wanna sound 'maarte' but I don't know the ingredients that goes in the products because they are dirty cheap and super affordable. There are some info written at the back packaging of the products in Korean characters---can't read them though. haha

I have had my piece of ups and downs from EH. As with other cosmetic lines, some products may work and some may not. I will only be mentioning those that work for me. :)

Here are they...

Dr. Oil Solution Oil Control Pact
I always bring this whenever I go out of the house. This is a quick fix for oil control. Although I wouldn't recommend this for girls with darker complexions. This is  a tiny bit ashy on me and I can only imagine have much more ashy it will be on darker tones. Perfect for fair-medium skintone.

Precious Mineral BB Cream
If you're looking for a BB Cream with a decent amount of coverage, this is the one. May come off shiny but can be mattified by powdering on top. Second best from my fave Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream.

Face Color Corsets and Lovely Cookie Blushers
EH has a variety of blushers with different price ranges. The most affordable ones are the Face Color Corsets. I am loving the Face Color Corset in Shadow Lady Fit which I use for contouring (fourth on top). I depotted the blushers I have from them so I can bring them all in one sleek compact, Z Palette. :)

Suprise Essence Liquid Concealer & Surpise Essence Stick Concealer
I use the liquid concealer for my undereye are and the stick concealer for other blemishes on my face. I suggest using a patting motion for applying these concealers. A rubbing motion may cause the pigmentation to appear off. Sheer coverage concealers for everyday use!  

Easy Brow Pencils

Got them in 3 shades: Dark Gray, Brown and Dark Brown. Very easy to pull off making it perfect if you're on a hurry on mornings.

That's it! I hope you enjoyed this post. Sorry for the not so lively post tonight, I am not feeling all too well. Just wanna have something for you Lovelies. 

I would love to know your most loved EH product. :)


What I Bring in my Makeup Bag

I personally don't like touching up through out the day. It takes time and EFFORT from me to do so. haha And I also don't like the feeling of piling makeup on my face either. The combination of oil+sweat+another of layer of makeup is not nice.

That's why I don't bring a lot of makeup in my makeup bag. Just some basics and some options for when I have to go somewhere unprepared.

Makeup bag that I use...

Kate Spade Pencil Case turned into my makeup bag! haha

What's inside at random...

MAC Sheertone Blush in Pinch O' Peach (1)
All time favorite blush for day engagements. It's something I opt for everyday.

MAC 129SE Brush (2)
A short handled blush brush that'll fit any makeupbag. Got it from a MAC collection a long time ago.

Etude House Dr. Oil Solution Oil Control Pact (3)
Powder I use to diminish the shine on my face. It really works but I think its already discontinued or will be discontinued. Please tell me. So sad.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Waterproof (4)
I don't wear mascara everyday but I bring one for when I want an instant eye opener. This is my option for some not so dramatic lashes from a drugstore brand. For daily use!

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (5)
A very trusty lash curler. I've had this for years and I think I need to replace the rubber the soonest. haha

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart (6)
One of my fave shades from the new Balm Stain line of Revlon. It gives moisture and color to my  lips. 

Benefit Garden of Good & Eva EDT (7)
Antoher fave EDT from the Benefit EDT Line. Do you remember my Benefit Ring My Bella in my Most Worn Things Tag?

Hygienix Antibacterial Hand Spray (8)
Gotta have some antibacterial everywhere I go. :)

The Optical Shop Eyeglass Cleaner in Lemon (9)
Something I use to remove dirt from my spectacles. This isn't makeup but I just stash it in my makeup bag. haha

Hair Pins (10)
I'm growing out my bangs because I can't stand having them anymore. haha

MAC Lipstick in Chili (11)
Gotta have that red lippie for an emergency on the go glammer. You know what I mean! ;)

Lovelies, what's in your makeup bag? 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Lime Crime Lipsticks Review + Swatches

Are you one of the brave gals who love to sport BOLD lipstick colors?

We'll this is the brand for you, Lime Crime

Developed by the  Makeup Artist and Unicorn Queen, Doe Deere.  Their mission is to create "fashion-forward shades with unmatched color payoff" (which I can testify to!). Currently, they have 15 shades of opaque lipsticks to choose from that will fit your every mood & fantasy. haha Transform your look from a doll with Great Pink Planet shade to a Goth with Styletto Shade. That's how wide and quirky the choices are.

The packaging is, something your eyes will not miss in a pool of lipsticks. This matches their mascot, a unicorn, serves as a symbol of individuality and freedom of expression.

From Lime Crime Website...

Say goodbye to sliding, fading and sheer-ness with our best-selling opaque lipsticks. Recklessly loaded with pigment for maximum impact, these beauties offer unparalleled coverage in a rainbow of statement-making shades. Creme formula is smooth, non-drying and lasts for hours. Each lipstick comes encased in the signature purple tube adorned with a sparkling unicorn.

Apply directly from the tube or with a brush. Due to high pigment load and creamy texture, these lipsticks are softer and more delicate than others, please keep them away from heat and be gentle when applying.

3.5 g / 0.12 oz

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Diisostearyl Malate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Castor Isostearate Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Vanillin, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vegetable Oil, BHT. [+/-] Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Red #7 Lake (CI45410, CI15850), D&C Red #6 (CI15850), Blue #1 Lake (CI42090), Yellow #6 Lake (CI15985). 

As an animal-friendly company, we take great care to ensure that the products you buy from us are cruelty-free, never tested on animals, and most even vegan (i.e., devoid of any animal products including beeswax). Look for a 'Vegan' sign on our product pages! Lime Crime donated a portion of proceeds in 2010 to a non-profit animal shelter, Bideawee.

Swatch Time...

(1) Airborne Unicorn
(2) Centrifuchsia
(3) Chinchilla
(4) Coquette
(5) Cosmopop
(6) Countessa Flourescent
(7) D' Lilac

After vigorously wiping with my Etude House Cleansing Towelettes.
(on my arm for about 10mins)

(8) Glamour101
(9) Great Pink Planet
(10) Mint To Be
(11) My Beautiful Rocket
(12) No She Didn't
(13) Retrofuturist
(14) Styletto

After vigorously wiping with my Etude House Cleansing Towelettes.
(on my arm for about 10mins)

H I T S :
  • INSTENSE color pay-off.
  • Less touch-ups needed as they last on your lips for a good 4-6 hrs.
  • In some shades, a little swipe goes a long way.
  • Super cute packaging.
  • They ship worldwide.

M I S S E S :
  • If you will buy directly from the website, this is a bit expensive than MAC Lipsticks($15). 
  • Packaging is a bit bulky looking.
  • If you wan to apply a different lipstick within the day, this may require makeup remover as various shades really stain.

Each lipstick retails for $15.99 from the Limecrime Website exclusive of shipping and tax duties.  And good news, they do international shipping. But if you want to get yours hassle-free, please check Starmaine Cay on Facebook. 

If you are unsure which shade will fit you, please refer to the Lime Crime Visual Lipstick Guide

DISCLAIMER: Yes, Starmaine Cay's owner is my one and only sister love. I won't hide this from you. This does not solely mean I am promoting her shop and products purely for business. As I am only promoting products I believe in, something that's worth writing a review for. I personally own 2 shades of these lipsticks bought with my own money. The lipsticks I reviewed are personally owned by my sister lent to me for swatching purposes. 


and PS...

Starmaine Cay is having a CLEARANCE SALE right now (inlcudes NYX, Barry M, Lime Crime, etc.). Grab the opportunity to purchase your most wanted stuff for a fairly low, low price. Happy Shopping!

Should I review the Lime Crime Carousel Glosses?

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup Giveaway Winner

Hi Lovelies!

In the shade 240 Natural Beige

The winner of this Revlon goody is...

Congratulations Ms. KC Borja! Please send me your shipping details at themakeupsuite@gmail.com

For those of you who didn't win, I still have ongoing giveaways and more giveaways to come in the future. Stay tunsssy Lovelies! 

Thank you for all your support. For making The Makeup Suite a family of lovely ladies, in & out! 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DIY Hair Treatments at Home

You know how salon hair treatments can cost you. They are expensive and your stylist tells you to atleast have your hair treated once a month. Hell, NO! I, myself, don't wanna spend that much on my hair except for when my hair badly needs it. For hair treatments, I believe you can do it by yourself provided it doesn't entail the use of harmful chemicals. Those that when left overtime, can cause serious damage to your hair like coloring, highlighting, perming and rebonding. I prefer buying over the counter hair products and do the treatments on my own, in the comfort of my home. This saves me A LOT!

I have tried various hair products from low end to high end brands. I prefer Kerastase Hair Products because they really work for me. But we all know their range can cost you an arm and a leg if you're on budget. After some time, I stopped using Kerastase products because I wanted to find something cheaper. And surprisingly, I have found two products to stick to that are super affordable. You may not believe me but I found both from Watsons. ;)

LORYS Professional Nutri Sun Gloss Hair Cream

Side View of the tub

Back View of the Tub

Tub with a crew cap opening

How it looks inside the tub

LORYS Professional Nutri Sun Gloss Hair Cream

"Cream has been developed for summer hair care, for extreme nourishing, moisturizing and sun protection. A nourishing formulation with NutriMel Hair, 100% vegetal active principle; restores hair structure through a protecting film to avoid aggression caused by the sun, or bathing in the sea or swimming pool."

Opal One Minute Treatment (Deep Repairing Variant)

Back of the tube


Opal One Minute Treatment (Deep Repairing)

"A 1 minute soft treatment contains NaPCA, Vitamin B5, amino acid and Silk Protein to moisturize, sooth and repair, adding strengths, texture and shine to your hair."

I use the LORYS Hair Cream once a week on my off day since I need to leave it for 15mins under a shower cap. Then the Opal One Minute Treatment twice a week to alternate with my daily conditioner since I need a quick fix on weekday mornings for work. 

Both are nice hair products but I think the LORYS Hair Cream is a more moisturizing one. I find that it makes my hair super soft, manageable and SHINY. Well both products have the same effect on my hair but the LORYS' effect lasts longer and my hair is still shiny at the end of the day. Though I don't recommend it for those with oily hair because it can make your hair look even oilier! With the Opal one, no problem. Both can be used for normal, dry or damaged hair. 

I say the LORYS Hair Cream smells more like a typical conditioner would and the OPAL One Minute Treatment has a muskier scent. Not that the smell bothers me! :)

You can purchase both at Watsons: LORYS Professional Nutri Sun Gloss Hair Cream 450g,  185php and Opal One Minute Treatment 225ml, 140php.

Lovelies, what are products do you use for hair treatments at home?


Monday, September 10, 2012

Beauty UK Lipsticks Review + Birthday Giveaway #3

To kick off this post, lemme show you some photos of me wearing different shades of BeautyUK lipsticks...

L-R & T-B: Cupcake, Candy, Tango, Innocent, Naughty & Sunset
(photo of me with a different hairstyle back then)

Don't they look lovely? 

L-R: Naughty, Passion, Sunset, Candy, Cupcake, Innocent, Tango, Chelsea

First off, here are the lipsticks from the UK-based Cosmetic company...









Here are the swatches...

L-R: Naughty, Passion, Tango, Sunset, Candy, Cupcake, Innocent, Chelsea


  • Lipstick formulation is nice for the price.
  • Color payoff is really nice. 
  • The finish may vary depending on the shades. I noticed that pale shades run matte and brighter shades have a satin finish. The orangey shades displays a frost finish. 
  • I like how this lipstick taste and smell, very minty. You know how you reapply your lipstick after a meal? Well this is a nice minty lipstick that makes your lips feel refreshed after munching.
  • Staying power is so-so. The darker shades stain. 
  • The pale shades may come off streaky but will be opaque on your second layer.


  • Only available from online stores here in the country since it is UK-based.
  • I particulary find the pale shades drying. But over a balm, no problem!

I am giving away 4 BeautyUK Lipsticks to lucky winner!

Here's how to join...
- Follow this blog. (mandatory)
- Like my Facebook page, The Makeup Suite(mandatory)
-Follow me on Twitter, MakeupSuite (mandatory)
- Follow me on Instagram, themakeupsuite
- Giveaway is open from Sept 17,2012 (12:01PM) till Sept 24, 2012 (12:01PM). Winner will be announced on Sept 24, 2012 (around late afternoon).
- Open for Philipine residents only, both Metro Manila and Provincial. 
- Will ship this to you for FREE. 

Ms. Redg-Jesy Dizon

Please send me your info at makeupsuite@gmail.com

Thank you for visiting my humble blog Lovelies! Stay tuned for my fourth giveaway next Monday.
And to my new blog followers, welcome to The Makeup Suite!

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