Posts Tagged dollface cosmetics
1. ORLY NAIL POLISH, P349.75
Before I became I makeup artist, I specifically remember the 2 times I had a professional manicure and pedicure: my junior prom and my sister’s debut. Putting on nail polish never really appealed to me; I see it as a time consuming, unnecessary task. Now, I can’t live without it! As a makeup artist and makeup teacher, my hands are always captured in photos (especially wedding photos) and people always look at them whenever I do makeup demos. So every two weeks, I go to my suking nail spa for mani-pedi to make sure that my fingernails are always clean, polished, and coated in a pretty shade (I couldn’t do my own mani-pedi even if my life depended on it). The spa charges more if you want to use premium nail polish, so I just bought my favorite Orly shades since I know I’ll be using them over and over again. My staple shades are:
Country Club Khaki. A “greige” shade (gray + beige), or as my friend put it, my bangkay-gray shade. :p
I am not a fan of metallic shades, but this one really appealed to me:
Pretty, no? Purbeauty people, are you reading this? SPRINT ASIA PEOPLE, ARE YOU READING THIS??? This would make a very nice Christmas gift! Hehe
2. BEN NYE LOOSE POWDER, P300-400
I’m so happy more and more professional makeup are now available here in Manila through Purbeauty. One that I was looking forward to for a very long time is Ben Nye Cosmetics, an affordable yet densely pigmented line of makeup. Last week, I finally saw them displayed. I will be buying this after I’m finished with my Kryolan loose powders:
Ben Nye Loose Powder in Banana. The powder is very very fine, and at P300, it’s really affordable.
3. MAKEUP DESIGNORY CHEEK COLOR IN GLOW, P925
A dead ringer of Nars’ orgasm, but with less shimmer so it’s perfect for everyday. Very pigmented, too.
3. BDELLIUM TOOLS 10 PIECE BRUSH SET WITH BRUSH ROLL, around P5,000
I was able to use these brushes last week when I taught the personal makeup class, and the quality is good. At around P5,000, the price is not bad at all. It has the basics covered. Plus I like the brush roll, which is very utilitarian chic. Some of my students bought this and they’re very happy with it! I recommend this a starter brush set for newbie makeup artists, and as a personal set for makeup addicts/junkies.
4. GRAFTOBIAN LIP COLOR PALETTE, P1,500
Here’s another professional brand that is worth checking out. Most makeup artists I know carry Graftobian in their kit, and they’re satisfied with its performance.
If only I don’t have yet the shades in this palette, I would have instantly bought this. The color selection is perfect for bridal work. Other palettes are also available with different color selection.
5. GRAFTOBIAN HD PRO POWDER PALETTE, P5,000
I’m buying the refills for this palette. My Makeup Designory co-teacher Georginna Desuasido convinced me to buy these, and I will definitely! I like the full coverage it gives.
7. DOLLFACE EYESHADOW PALETTE, around P850
Who hasn’t heard of Dollface? With a whopping 88 colors in a palette and with an unbeatable price to boot, this is the go-to brand for makeup artists and junkies who don’t want to shell out on pricey eyeshadows yet. The color combinations are endless!
What are your favorite products from Purbeauty? I’d love to hear from you!
Purbeauty is located at the 2nd floor of Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
DollFace Cosmetics has been popular among makeup artists and beauty junkies for their affordable palettes. Imagine, 88 eyeshadow colors for as low as P800! They also offer other products such as brushes, gel liners, and pro equipment. I am currently lusting for this zebra print lipstick palette:
They also regularly feature makeup artists in their website, and Pearl, the owner, asked me if she could feature me and my works there. I readily agreed of course! You could check out the whole feature here. Thanks so much Pearl! =)
I regularly conduct basic makeup tutorial for branch employees of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). At the end of the tutorial they always ask me what makeup products I could recommend to them that aren’t too expensive. Of course I know some, but now I want to make a comprehensive list for them so they have somewhat a guide as to what they should buy, everything P500 and below.
Who would know better about these than than my co-makeup artists? Of course we all invest in our products since we live and breath makeup, but we all have these wonderfully cheap products too that do the job, sometimes even better than their more expensive counterparts. So I made an email thread in Facebook a few weeks ago and asked them, WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS YOU’VE TRIED THAT’S GOOD FOR EVERYDAY USE THAT’S JUST P500 AND BELOW?
And here’s what I got from them. Read on and get ready to storm the department stores after! =)
“Try NICHIDO LOOSE POWDER, P150. It works for everyday flawless look, for touch ups too..” — Faye Young
“ELIANTO EYESHADOW, P149, also ELIANTO LIQUID FOUNDATION BRUSH, P239. I have one and its nice also, hair doesnt fall off.. ” — Wheng Legaspi
“So many nice, inexpensive products out there, so I’ll just shortlist my suggestions based on audience’s usual need, brand familiarity, accessibility, convenience and usage behavior/know-how:
2) MAYBELLINE MOISTURE ENRICH LIPSTICK, P299
- It’s hard to suggest a really really good lipstick that’s inexpensive pa, but the lipstick is the top-selling form of makeup, so you gotta have at least one brand on your seminar. I chose this one because I use it myself because it’s comfortable to wear on the lips, and more importantly because I have allergic reactions to a lot of lipsticks and so far, this is the only inexpensive brand that I don’t react to. I just use Maybelline lipliner before and after applying this lipstick to make sure it stays long. Or I just keep reapplying.
3) FANNY SERRANO EYELASH CURLERS, P125 (small) and P175 (big)
- I think this earned an award from Cosmo Phil. Might be of interest to girls who are just starting out to use this tool because it’s small lang.
– Gold Magtoto
“SUESH BRUSHES (P900, set of 5) are very soft and they don’t shed. Cheaper than most.
DOLLFACE COSMETICS have these huge eyeshadow palettes from matte, silk, shimmery and glittery ones (around P800 each). They break easily lang but if they won’t travel a lot with it they can have a lot of choices for color. They also have a highlight and contour palette that’s P500.
(Ok, so these two aren’t really P500 and below, but I guarantee you they’re worth it! )
EVER BILENA LIP COLORS, P120, and blushers are really ok or Fanny Serrano’s.”
— Jasmine Mendiola
“Can I promote SANSAN COSMETICS?
They have a large range of seasonal products that they can use. But I recommend their PRESSED POWDERS, P92, and MASCARA, P95 (best sellers). All the cosmetic ingredients are made in Thailand so they’re good on skin.
They also have AGE DEFENSE LINE if you want Alpha Hydroxy Acids for aging skin.
LIPSTICKS, p78, also the best.” — Gian Ruiz
“I like FANNY SERRANO BLUSH in Georgia Peach, P275. It has a universal tone ” — Bambi dela Cruz
“You’ll definitely be surprised with what MAYBELLINE can offer. Most products now are priced below Php500 but still maintaining the quality. Few of my faves are the MINERAL BLUSH,P499, BB CREAM, P249, and the playful colors of the LINERS, P359. Visit the fan page and check on the Beauty Buzz (our quarterly brochure)” — Jim Ros
“My super favorite mascara for personal use is IN2IT MASCARA with the fibers, P299. Lengthens, thickens because it has fibers but is so easy to take off at the end of the day. Doesn’t smear either. This is the only mascara i use on myself that isn’t water proof because i hate taking mascara off at the end of the day.” — Georginna Desuasido
“E.L.F MAKEUPS are pretty cheap too. I really like their BRONZERS, P129.75, Warm Tan & Sun Kissed are my faves. I use it as a blush on sometimes. Also, ETUDE HOUSE makeups are some of my cheap faves now. I really like their BB MAGIC CREAM, DR. OIL SOLUTION SHINE FREE MIST and DEAR DARLING TINT in Berry Red.” — Nanan Villalba
“I’ve also used ELLANA MINERAL MAKEUP. I love the CONCEALERS, P120, and the EYESHADOWS. The best seller for the concealer is Awake. Try it. POWDER FOUNDATIONS are also recommendable and they come in different coverage levels. Eyeshadows are highly pigmented. I love doing “Mermadian” looks using greenish-gold + royal blue + dark blue shadows.
Ellana Mineral Make up is owned by Connie Francis she’s one of the pioneers of mineral make up here in the Philippines that’s why I’m very supportive about it. Go Filipino Entrepreneurs!” — Gian Ruiz
“My favorite LIP AND CHEEK TINT is IN2IT in Strawberry, P259.75. Very affordable and lasts long. I use it for my lips (just top it on with lipbalm so its moisturized) and for the cheeks, it looks natural and lasts the whole day. I also use it for lip base before the lipstick/gloss and for male’s lip base as well, it looks really natural on them.
Practical powder for daily use is FANNY SERRANO POWDER FOUNDATION, around P400. They have good ones for dark skin tone like me. Do not to put too much though, a little goes a long way. For personal use just apply where the area needs coverage to avoid cakey effect. Always apply primer with SPF no matter what so skin is protected from the dust, sunlight, and smoke, and also the makeup/powder you apply will last longer.” –Nina Dumpa