Beauty on a Budget: Maxipeel Concealing Cream– The Matte-finish, No Make-up-Look Make-up Base with SPF 20

Anybody would kill for a whitening, mattifying make-up base that conceals scars, flaking and blemishes and has SPF. I could think of top brands that cost more P1000 but here’s something new – all these benefits for less than P100. (Sorry, I forgot how much it costs. XD)

How I came across Maxipeel Concealing Cream:

At first I thought that Maxipeel isn’t a brand that I would want to get into since this brand is known for their strong astringents (Maxipeel 1, 2, and 3) that are used to peel off skin (but on the process,the skin gets burned by the sun and one ends up with darkened, burnt skin).

However, they’ve managed to become a Megabrand in 2008 which meant that their sales have reached the P1 Billion benchmark – now that should say a lot about the trust that Filipinas give them.

Moving on, I came across this product last year while i was living with my older cousin. She recommended it and told me that her acne scars lightened with the daily use of this product. As I read through the product’s label, I learned that it has SPF20 and claims whitening benefits. So I tried it.

MaxiPeel Concealing Cream - fair

Consistency: Thin

Color: Light Brow, with a yellowish undertone, easily blendable.

Coverage: Low, can conceal eye bags and help lighten scars but can’t hide reddish zits or heavy acne scars.

As  a make-up base: I tried putting this on and putting BB cream on top of it. But let your skin absorb this product first as it tends to form clumps under the BB cream.

Whitening benefits:  The product instantaneously lightens your skin tone and I haven’t used this solely for weeks to know if it can significantly provide skin whitening. It does promise an improvement on your skin tone in an early as 7 days.

Final Verdict: I’d classify this as make-up-on-the-go. Like a 5-minute make-up routine. This would probably be something that I’d put on early in the morning (gotta love the SPF bonus!) if I was running really late for work or school, just to even out my skin tone. Then I’d probably just dab on a lip and cheek tint on my lips and apples and that’s it – school/work ready.

Under regular circumstances, I’d still prefer my BB cream. I’m a fan. 🙂

Also, since the consistency is thin, it doesn’t feel heavy on the face and after putting this on, you’d look like you’re just mattified with this really fresh, no-make-up look. Perfect for those beach getaways too.

Also, I’ve been thinking, I guess if I were a boy and I would want light make-up, this will be my go-to-product. This product is also perfect for those who do not like or isn’t comfortable wearing a face full of make-up.

If you want to try this product, they have a sachet version of this which could last you a good 7-10 days. Please let me know what you think if you did try. Just hit Comment below. 🙂

NOTE: They’ve changed the packaging already. I just don’t have the picture of the new packaging with me now. Peace out. xoxo

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How to Control Oily Skin: Garnier Pure Sauna Self-Heating Mask Review

Garnier Pure Sauna Self-Heating Mask Review

Oily skin? This IS an issue. Oiliness is next to ugliness. MUST always keep a clean, fresh face.

You know how your face gets too oily that it seeps through your make-up? Problems with getting your BB cream/foundation to last?

Garnier Pure Sauna Self Heating Mask is probably one of the most amazing product I’ve ever tried that has been poorly advertised. I use this twice in a week if my problem with being too oily gets worse than normal. Oily skin is hard to get rid of instantaneously. But this product does it.

Buying one pack actually gets you two sachets which means that you can use this product at least twice. Usually, I share one sachet with my best friend or my sister. And keep the other one for the next sesh. One sachet could actually be good for 4 uses – If you use it just on your T-zone.

Garnier Pure Self Heating Sauna Mask

Prior to putting this on though, please, please, thoroughly clean your face. I usually have a zit or two a day after applying this if I don’t clean up well. My sister doesn’t have any problems with zits though for this product.

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Good for: combination to oily skin.

Used for: Oil Control.

Contents: 2 sachets x 6mL

Things to expect: 

Texture: Thick, creamy. Things will heat up though once it touches your face. Don’t panic, this is completely normal and it wouldn’t burn your skin even if you leave it on for more than 3 minutes.

Dryness/ No more oil!  – Although your skin will not be purified completely (and definitely wouldn’t feel soft and velvety like when using SkinFood sugar mask!), just like how the product claims, but it will leave your skin feeling dry and oil-free post application. And for me, it felt like that for a good 3-4 days. I also noticed that I became prone to blackheads and  .

My workaround: Make sure to clean your face every morning and evening and use a moisturizer at night. Or use a Moisturizing, Hydrating or Sugar mask on the next day. We want to be oil-free but not too dry as well.

This stuff also doesn’t harden or dry up where you can peel it off so to remove the product, simply wash your face.

Repeat the process after a week or if your skin is like mine, I do this routine twice a week.

Other Cons: I wish it came in a tube. Sachets are messy especially if the other half doesn’t get used up and you have to store it.

Would I buy this again? Yes! 

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Shawill Two-Way Eyebrow Cake Review

Product review: Shawill Two-Way Eyebrow Cake.

How I came by it:

A month ago, I was strolling through Watsons to look for a mascara and there was this sales lady who offered to give me a makeover using Shawill products.

I was kind of hesitant at first since I had my own (full) make-up on and personally, I just didn’t trust strangers touching my face. Also, Shawill wasn’t a brand that I’m familiar of BUT I haven’t had a makeover done before in the mall and I had enough time on my hands so I agreed to having her redo my makeup. ☺

Experiment time!

She used this for my eyebrows and it was so good because it stayed on my brows for a good 6-7 hours and it wasn’t messy. You could say I’m happy that I had that make over. This is such a great find. Inexpensive too.

Trivia: Shawill is a Philippine-based company with their ingredients coming from Italy.

Eyebrow Cake

Shawill Two-Way Eyebrow Cake | Shade 002 | 3.7grams | P128.00 | Watson’s

Shade: 002

(If you think this is too dark they have another lighter than this shade)

Weight: 3.7 g

Ingredients: Ingredients: Talc,Mica,Biotite,Titanum Dioxide,Magnesium Stearate,Polymethyl Methacrylate,Squalane,Isopropyl Palmitate,Iron Dioxides,MethylParaben,Propylparaben

Price: P128.00

Texture: Rich, Creamy

Staying power: 6-8 hours

Precision: 4.5/5

Other Pros: It’s not messy. I like applying it dry. If you know how to use the brush and not just rub it in, the finish looks clean and matte. and there’s no need to put on a brow mascara after. More natural look than drawing your eyebrows in with a pencil.

Cons: Packaging isn’t anything that looks special and the brush is sturdy but too small.

Will I buy it again? Yes.

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