Tuesday, August 27, 2013

No More Dark Under Eyes

Every morning at work, I always tell myself that I will go home early.  Today is not an exception.  I have - and want - to go home early today, so I can sleep early later tonight! Unfortunately, that rarely ever happens lately.  I always come home late from work.  My skin has been suffering a lot from all my overtime work hours.  And my eyes are the living proofs!

Luckily, there are wonderful products out there somewhere that make me less worried about having to sport dark under eyes everyday.  Well, at least something that would prolong that from happening.

Have you heard of the wonders of the sunflower oil?  If you've been hanging out in major beauty blogs, I'm sure you've heard of them.  I also made a post about it at one point here.  But for today, let me show you one of it's many amazing effects on skin. I use this particular bottle from my favorite Human Nature brand.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Liebster Award

Wow, I'm really honored and happy to open my blog just now and discover that My Purple Points had been nominated for an award.  Thanks so much, Yen of The Tinted Quill!

What is The Liebster Award?
It's an award given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers, so other bloggers can recognize them in the blogging community. I think it's a great way also to get to know and visit other blogs and learn more about beauty blogging!  Honestly, it's a fun way to discover not just new product reviews, but also new friends in the blogosphere.

Here are the simple rules to follow:
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions asked by that blogger (the one nominated you).
3. Choose 10 bloggers who have under 200 followers and nominate them.
4. Come up with 10 questions to ask the chosen bloggers.
5. Go to your nominees' blogs and notify them.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Smoky Eyes Friday

It's been a long time ago since I posted a makeup look. And as part of my vow to update this blog as often as I could, I'll be doing some daily quickie posts using either my phone or my Ipod touch, whichever is convenient.

So for today, it's all about the eyes. I wanted strong brows and dark eyes, yet I have to make it wearable at work, too.

Here's what I came up with for today:

Everything pale, from lips to cheeks, except for my eyes. 

Products used:
MAC Snob, The Faceshop blush in baby pink, In2it 2 way powder foundation, Etude House gel liner, eyebrow powder & my NYX Runway eyeshadows.

A happy Friday to all! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Essence Lipsticks in All About Cupcake and I'm a Lobstar

Hey hey hey!!!

I missed blogging! I can't tell you how much I missed it, it's like I haven't seen a friend for a long time.  It's quite refreshing actually, a huge break from what I usually write or do on a daily basis.  You know, work! So from now on, I really vow to post at least  every weekend.  It's not that I haven't really been into makeup and beauty lately.  I mean, I have a ton of new products waiting to have their share in the limelight.  I just really don't have the usual free time anymore. But really, I promise to update my blog more frequently.  

So starting today, here's a lipstick review from a drugstore brand that just came into our shores - Essence!  I remember posting about it at the time I went to Malaysia.  I raved about how great their products were and I wished someone would bring the brand here.  I guess somebody heard my wishful thinking, so now, Essence is here! You can find their products at any SM department store's Beauty section.  And because the products are so affordable, you will go crazy trying to choose which ones to buy at one go!  

I already posted about one of their mascaras and lipsticks.  And since I really love their lipsticks so much, I got two more shades!


Place bought: SM Megamall,  Beauty Section
Price:  Php 149.00 for a pretty tube.
Packaging:  the lipsticks are encased in a plastic tube, in the same shade of the lipstick.  It has a tiny transparent part, where you can see the actual product.
Shades:  I got two! All about Cupcake is a pretty pale pink in a warm tone.  Meanwhile, I'm a Lobstar is a bright orange shade with lots of silver glitter.

If you  like sheer lipsticks in a light formula, these are your bets!  From the swatches here, you'll see that these aren't your usual pigmented lipsticks.  They apply light, sheer and glossy.  It's like a lipgloss that came in a tube.  So don't be deceived by the bright colors, especially of I'm a Lobstar, because the orange doesn't show except if you really pile it on.

All About Cupcake
This shade, All About Cupcake, has been raved in the beauty blogging world.  I didn't know that when I purchased this, but when I googled about it, that's when I found out that it has become a favorite.  Maybe it's because of the creamy texture, and how the shade flatters almost any skin tone. Personally, I love how the pale pink shade looks on me.

 Ain't it pretty?  You'll notice how it looks different on the tube and when worn on the lips.  I guess that's why it's a hit, because the shade varies depending on the shade of your natural lips.

I'm a Lobstar
As for I'm a Lobstar, I got hooked on it immediately when I opened the tube.  It's a unique shade for a lipstick, yet it's not as bright as when you apply it.  You know how I love glitters on my lips, so I guess this one's a no-brainer.

Again, the shade is different on the tube and when worn on the lips. It's amazing how it changes!

Wear time is about two hours, or until your next drink or meal.  They also smell like candies, which is a plus for me, but if you don't like fragrant cosmetics, then the scent might turn you off.

What I really like about these is that they're super moisturizing.  They don't dry the lips at all.  On days when I feel that my lips are extra dry, but I also wanted some shine and color on my lips, these are the ones I grab. I don't mind applying every so often, because I really like how they smell.  

Maybe the packaging could be improved a bit, because the plastic tubes can break easily if you're clumsy.  But other than that, aside from being so affordable, I really like the wear of these.

Here are swatches on my hand to show how sheer they are:

left: I'm a Lobstar;  right: All About Cupcake

Have you tried any Essence product yet?