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I Have Too Much Makeup. Said No One. Ever.

The title of this post is based on the meme that I have been seeing all over instagram for the past few months.

I can relate. I get it. I absolutely agree! My husband said I have too much lipsticks. I am like, “what are you talking about?” 😅

Since I was in hiatus all throughout summer, this will be my “Hello, October! Hi, Fall!” to everyone. Let me show you all the make-up I bought when I wasn’t blogging (that I can remember, ha!). They are not a lot but I like the feeling of the sudden euphoria when I was buying them. 😍

I’m Lady Echeboreche. I’m a makeup addict.

Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Loose Powder & MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 2.0

Benefit They’re Real Beyond Mascara in Black. Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker in Carbon Black. NYX Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.

Hard Candy Fierce Effects Lipstick in Showoff (top) & Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipstick in Desired (bottom)

L’oreal Infallible Lipstick in Everlasting Plum (top) and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague (bottom)

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bittersweet (top) & Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria (bottom)

YSL Rouge Volupté Silky-Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Ultimate Beige (top) & Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita (bottom)

MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam IV (top) & MAC Wash & Dry Lipstick in Steam Heat (bottom)

MAC Amplified Lipstick in Up The Amp (top) & MAC Satin Lipstick in Captive (bottom)
Favorites:

MAC Matchmaster Foundation

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bittersweet

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anita

MAC Lipstick in Up the Amp (Amplified)

NYX SMLC in Prague

NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker

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Unboxing: September 2015 Ipsy Glam Bag 

Hi friends! I am soooooo, raise to the nth power, sorry that I haven’t been blogging for the past 3 months. I have been traveling lately (i.e. Las Vegas, Texas, New Jersey and New York) so that is my lame excuse. Despite of it all, my heart fluttered like the butterfly wings when I saw that my site still gets a lot of visitors from July to August where I absolutely didn’t post a thing! Thank you dear online visitors… from the bottom of my dear heart. ❤️

So let’s go back to business, shall we…

I stopped subscribing to Ipsy, Birchbox and Boxycharm because I got overwhelmed with the sample or deluxe-sized products that I have. But since September is my birthday month (ehem, happy birthday to me on the 23rd 🎂🎈🎉), I decided to subscribe again to Ipsy. Another justification is that the sample products I got from these subscription boxes came in handy when I was traveling. 😅

Still $10 a month, the theme of Ipsy for September 2015 is “Face Fashion”, which is described as “smokier, deeper, richer” as we all transition from summer to fall.

   

I haven’t seen rollers used as curlers for a while 👍🏼

One of the reasons why I chose Ipsy was because I like their cute cosmetic pouches. I am not a fan of brown though so I am a little disappointed this month.  
 So what’s inside?

   

NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio is an exclusively designed palette for Ipsy. It is a regular sized product at 3 grams. At the NYX website, their eyeshadow trio palette (Love In Rio) is priced at $3.
  
Formula X Nail Color in Ignite is a sample size at 0.13 oz. At Sephora, the 0.4 oz. full-sized Formula X Nail Polish sells at $10.50 each.
  
I haven’t tried any Formula X before so I was excited when it was revealed that I’ll be getting one. But due to the lack of my nail application skills, I think this teeny weeny bit will only be enough for my thumb.😅
  
Liptini Special Edition Lipstick in Starlet Cocktail is a regular sized product at 0.9 oz. It claims to be cruelty-free and vegan. At the ‘Tini Beauty website, this sells for $18.
  
I haven’t opened it yet but the company’s website described it as “velvety, buildable long-wearing lipstick in vibrant rich berry” that can be used for cheeks too. I love deep colored lipstick!
  
Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer is a facial lotion that claims to be 100% vegan that is free of sulfates, parabens, phtalates and artificial fragrances and dyes. It is a sample sized product at 0.5 fl. oz. The regular size of this one is at 4.6 fl. oz. and can be bought for $17.95 at Bayberry Naturals website.
  
Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Moisture Mask is described as a “paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, vegan and gluten-free” facial mask. It is a sample that weighs 0.16 fl.oz. At drugstore.com, you can buy the Avene Soothing Mask for $26 at 1.69 fl.oz.
 

My favorite for this month will be the full-sized products. The prices of the NYX Eyeshadow Trio and the Liptini lipstick have more than paid the $10 cost of this bag. However, I was slightly disappointed with the size of the Formula X nail polish and the pouch itself.

I just cancelled my subscription again for October and November and will re-subscribed on December.

Do you think I made the right choice in cancelling my subscription?

  

Review: NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks

The first product that I always buy from a make-up company that I haven’t tried before is a lipstick. I always have this specific product to try first to gauge how good a company is. For instance, for a restaurant, I will order lasagna if they have any. I am THAT weird I guess 😂 or I just absolutely love lipsticks and lasagna.💄🍴

So I, of course, had to buy NYX lipsticks first when I heard about them from a friend who told me how affordable and good they are. The fact that they are cruelty-free is a major plus too.

I initially tried their Soft Matte Lip Creams, but for this post, I will review three of their Matte Lipsticks and the new lipstick that I bought yesterday at Target, a NYX Butter Lipstick. I bought them at $5.99 each.

 

Both the NYX Matte and Butter Lipsticks have transparent plastic in the middle to better see the color of the lipstick. However, the top and bottom part of the NYX Matte Lipsticks are made out of black sturdy plastic while those of the Butter Lipsticks’ have almost the same color to the actual lipstick bullet.
Matte Lipsticks: Whipped Caviar, Tea Rose and Strawberry Daiquiri. Butter Lipstick: Pops Explosif
Pops Explosif is my first and only NYX Butter Lipstick. It applies very sheer on me, almost like a lip balm. However, it is buildable to create a better color payoff on your lips.
Strawberry Daiquiri is my first NYX Matte Lipstick. It has a hint of coral that is subtle and suitable on almost all skintone
Tea Rose looks a bit mauvey to my lips with a nice touch of pink. It seems like that not everyone can pull this off. A friend bought one and she didn’t like it on her because she thought that it washed her out. But for me, it is my fave!

Whipped Caviar is almost similar to the Butter Lipstick in Pops Explosif. Both are good MLBB, My Lips But Better.
Aren’t they all the perfect colors for Spring!

All of the NYX Matte Lipsticks that I have glide on to the lips smoothly and easily, without tugging the lips as some matte lipsticks do. They are also surprisingly hydrating for matte lipsticks.

Butter Lipstick, as expected, did feel “buttery” when applied making my lips hydrated without the feeling of stickiness.

I have a dark pigmentation around my lips and Tea Rose conceals it thoroughly at one application even without a lip liner. I feel that it even makes my lips look more plump ala Kylie Jenner. Well, I have been using this way before the swollen lips challenge! 💋

Tea Rose is obviously my favorite NYX Matte Lipstick. Do you see how small and almost empty it is? This is actually my second NYX Tea Rose lipstick and I will definitely buy my third once I ran out of this one. 

These lipsticks don’t leave much stain on the lips after eating and can last for around 4 to 6 hours when left untouched. But when you do, say goodbye to lipstick and just reapply. Since it doesn’t make my lips chappy, reapplying is easy peasy.

It doesn’t have any distinct smell at all. I promise, I sniffed like crazy and there’s nothing. 👃🏼

If you want to check their website, please click here. But basically, you can buy them at almost all the drugstores and supermarkets near you.

Thanks for your time! 

Pout your lips as you conquer the world! 💋🌍

My Ulta Mini Haul and Gran Turismo

Weird title, right?

It started with not being able to watch Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Another weird connection. 

The AMC Theater is near Ulta so I asked my husband if we can go there instead. I have purchased from Ulta’s website before but I haven’t been to their actual brick-and-mortar store.

But it was only for $36.53… with tax!
The first thing that I saw was the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. So did I get it?

Nah… My goal was to get any drugstore make-up. The cheaper, the better.

I always wanted a new blush so I got this from Physicians Formula because of the great reviews that I’ve seen so far:

Physicians Formula blushes are so pretty! This retails at $12.99.
I already have a Physicians Formula blush that I also love…

 

Bought this one at Target… Love Love Love the design!
The  next goal is to buy tweezers (that I thought I already bought at Target. Read my booboo here).

 

I’m loving the Revlon Marchesa beauty tools lately. This pair of tweezers is $10.49.
But then I saw an equally cute nail clipper, so I picked it up too…

Revlon Marchesa Nail Clipper for $4.99

Honestly, I already have cute old nail clippers and tweezers, and are still usable, but I just like the Marchesa designs of Revlon that I couldn’t resist buying them…

My old but pretty nail clipper
My old but sexy tweezers… woot woot!

And of course, I couldn’t go anywhere else without buying a lipstick…

 

NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar for $5.99

Nyx Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar got me whipped!
Whipped Caviar swatch… possibly my new MLBB

So where is Gran Turismo? Well, when my husband saw that I bought make-up, he said he’ll buy something for himself too.


He bought Gran Turismo for his PS3 because he said it can help me learn how to drive too…

I am a driver noob
I don’t know about thaaaat but I thought it was sweet so I volunteered to wait for the game to install while he sleeps (as he has an army training tomorrow).

Why I’m blogging at midnight…
The things you can do for love. 😂❤️

  

 

It’s an organized chaos and it took several takes to get the perfect image. Whew!

***Using iPhone 6***

  

 

November Beauty Haul

This blog has been in semi-hiatus for the month of November because I’ve been busy at work; “overtime” seemed like a “regular time” for me. Whew! But that didn’t stop me from buying beauty products! No, no, no! It may not be as many as I wanted to but I’m still happy with my purchases. Thank God for a trusted online seller (…and going to the mall when almost everyone was out of town during the All Souls Day, woohoo), shopping had been easy breezy.

So here was my beauty haul for last month:

❤️ Eye Need A Miracle Concealer (Happy Skin)
Happy Skin is a local brand that has just been recently launched in the market but is already making waves due to their über cute packaging, their products’ catchy names and their celebrity owners and endorsers. So when I saw this in instagram, it has piqued my kikay curiousity and decided to buy myself an undereye concealer (mine has been running out anyway… There’s the excuse!😛).

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Bought this inside Plains And Prints at Megamall at around 600 pesos. Not bad.

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I know I need a miracle for my panda-bear-undereye situation so I was so excited to finally buy this concealer. They only have 1 shade available because…

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It doesn’t have a scent, it blends well and a little dollop can go a long way.

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❤️ Elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream

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Very affordable! I bought this at Watson’s Megamall as I practice the art of highlighting and contouring.

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❤️ Nyx Stick Blush in Tea Rose for Php300

I love this blush! It’s pigmented and lasts for hours!

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❤️ Nyx Round Lipstick in Blush for Php280

It’s a “barbie pink” kind of lipstick

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I just took this picture today so let me showoff my Christmas mani too, lol

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️Ecotools brushes for Php750

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️Hayan Eyebrow Pencil for Php120

Another Made in Korea wonder.

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❤️ Ben Nye setting powder for Php1000

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Better late than never, aight? 😜

What’s in your make-up kit?

The evolution of my make-up kit all started with simply bringing baby powder when I was in grade school… Then came the lip gloss in high school… Then lipstick when I turned 18…

Now that I’m at the “right” age *wink*, here’s my make-up kit that I bring everyday at work:

❤️ Stella & Dot pouch (a gift)

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Isn’t this a good way to start your day?

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So cute, right? Just answer “hey!!!” as you raise your hands in the air before you put on your make-up (not that I do that *ehem*)

So what’s inside this pouch?

❤️ Human Nature Mineral Powder in Orient Pearl
– I buy a lot of Human Nature products because they don’t have harmful ingredients, are cruelty-free and are proudly made in the Philippines

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❤️ Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
– I use it mostly as a mirror because it is a lot bigger than my HN powder and I love the packaging

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❤️ 3 concealers
1) Mary Kay concealer/corrector in Ivory 1
2) Maybelline BB Stick (that I use as a concealer) in 01 Fresh – I don’t like the smell of the product on the tube but that smell disappears as soon as you apply it to your face and it goes on smoothly due to its powdery finish
3) Max Factor Pan Foundation (as a concealer) in Olive 30

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❤️ 2 Powder Blush
1) Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Peachy Sweetie
2) Human Nature Mineral Blush in Pink Bloom

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It takes 2-3 reapplication for the HN blush to show color as it is not too pigmented for my skin tone. I’m currently searching for a new blush.

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❤️ Revlon Eyelash Curler
– my ever dependable curler that I have to let go soon (huhuhu)… I’m just waiting for the Shu Uemura eyelash curler that I recently ordered (woohoo!)

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❤️ 2 eyeliners
1) Maybelline HyperSharp Liner (liquid) – that I use for my upper lid
2) Maybelline master liner (pencil) – that I use for my lower lid but I’m still getting the hang of it because I’m used to liquid eyeliner

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❤️ 3 mascaras
1) Maybelline The Falsies
2) Maybelline The Rocket
3) Benefit They’re Real

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❤️ Cover Girl Pencil Crayon for the eyebrows (Please see my pseudo review on this article)

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❤️ 2 lip balm
1) Etude Kissful Lip Care in Cherry
2) Maybelline Baby Lips in Neon Rose

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❤️ 9 lippies
1) Human Nature in Lucky In Love
2) Mary Kay in Caramel Toffee
3) Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Fashionista
4) Maybelline in Coral Crush
5) Nyx in Monte Carlo
6) Nyx in Addis Ababa
7) Mac Mattene Lipstick in Eden Rouge
8) Mac Lustre in Marquis D’
9) Mac Retro Matte in Riri Woo

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Please bear with me as I’m a noob in making lipstick swatches. I made several attempts and most of them looked like I had a bad case of hives on my arm. Here’s the most “decent” of them all:

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❤️ Hello Kitty lip gloss
– that I don’t use. It’s cute, nuff said 😊

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So what’s in your make-up kit?

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