I have been asked by a colleague to try these items and give my feedback so here we are. So just a few things first. Beauty 21 Cosmetics which started in 1985, also the mother company is offering the LA Colors line with the goal of being able to offer their makeup line to women of all skin types from all over the world.
With that said, I jumped into the fray and began testing this particular product. And here are my thoughts:
- The Wet to Dry Foundation provides a long-lasting coverage in the sheerest way possible. I have large pores and these pores can still be slightly seen after the application of the foundation but in a not so obvious way. An no matter how much I put on, I still feel like I am wearing light coverage.
- It makes great base for the powder foundation. Because the texture is slightly sticky, it also ensures that the powder settles well. For heavy coverage then best to use a mineral foundation over it.
- Plus it works well with any type of powder to finish your make up, whether its mineral powder, baby powder, or even the regular pressed powder.
- Then I think the best part is that you can buy it for P125.00 – P150.00 per 2-piece set, like cajun accordions for sale at musicians friend!
- Meanwhile, the concealer works with my type of skin being morena. And I had thought that it would be too dark for me, well I was proven wrong. By the way, I had gotten the one in Medium tone and I think I gauged it right when I was asked to choose.
I definitely recommend these to people looking for a great product in a budget. At P150.00 you can get the same skin as those using the expensive ones.
On that note, have you gotten yours yet?
As I was writing the post for the Nail Art article, that I posted before, whose products came from BYS Cosmetics Philippines, I stumbled across their Facebook page to get additional information on what BYS is all about. Along with the many cosmetics kits that they are offering, my eyes were drawn towards the icon that flashes the BYS Selfie icon. So curious cat that I am, I went to explore the link and was pleasantly surprised to find a free makeover offer along with a selfie contest. As you know the term, “selfie” was the term used for “taking portrait photos of oneself”.
So, in order to join this fabulous contest a participant must proceed to any makeover BYS booth that will only be available for a limited time at each location. I had to run off to work early and catch the makeover booth before the mall closes, as i work at night, and met the BYS expert- Hazzle Cruz who is also the resident make up artist for the duration of the contest. And will only stay a week at the said local mall. Of course, the makeover was also the perfect opportunity to see how my skin will react to this new brand.
In this collage, you will find the transformation in each stages. From the foundation to powder to eyes to lips, and of course the result! You will also find the photo posted in my instagram account (don’t forget to follow me there too!), for a bigger version of the after-the-makeover pictures.
The best thing about the makeover is when I discovered a couple of things: One, how the foundation brush will work on my skin, which definitely gave my face a flawless look. And Two, that the BYS Matte Foundation is perfect for my skin tone and does not turn darker despite my acidic skin. It was perfect, specially when partnered with the BYS Mineral Powder. The Matte Foundation which I bought for P679.00 is consistent in giving me the flawless look, even without the use of concealers! Definitely a budget saver for a practical woman like me.
Here’s me working with the BYS Matte Foundation in Medium Beige, together with my ELF Tinted Moisturizer in Beige and Maybelline Pressed Powder in Natural.
The verdict: I absolutely, absolutely absolutely love it. The light coverage, looks like a heavy one that there won’t be a need to really for the heavy one specially if for everyday use. But for special occasions, I recommend a medium one as it will last you for 4-6 hours with no retouch needed. The makeover lady gave me a heavy coverage and it lasted for the whole evening, that I felt I only needed to retouch just an hour before going home. The only thing I noticed is that I really have to exert extra effort as it really settles in the pores that cleansing is just not enough. I still get stains when I wipe some areas of my face where I think I wasn’t able to scrub the makeup off well. But all in all, I think its well worth my money.
Just wish I also had the mineral powder foundation too. Well, its almost Christmas so let’s see. *wink*
I have an upcoming, very important, event coming up and I am checking all my beauty kits for all the things that I will be needing in the event that I will have to fix my own hair and do my own makeup. And as I am looking around, I found that ELF (Eyes, Lips, and Face,) is now, and have been, available at the local beauty store that I have to drop by to check. So I made arrangements to leave at an earlier time and was surprised to find that most, if not all, of the cosmetics line are available in this small corner of the mall. And here are my finds: The ELF Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 and ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick. And boy am I so happy because they are coping up with the all the heat and sweat produced by the humid weather here in Manila.
So here is the ELF Tinted Moisturizer first:
So to the left is with the moisturizer and over to the right is without. Notice the slight change in tone? Yep, its a bit brighter which catches up with the tone on the skin is after the neck. And is exactly what I am looking for.
And next we have the ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick:
Which I find perfect for the day look. It also has this scent and feel like that of a toothpaste as it is slightly minty. Makes me feel like I just brushed my teeth. Plus its perfect by itself, as you can see, there is no hassle to apply a lipstick first then gloss after. More like a web to print storefront software, its an all in one package that needs no add-ons. Its perfect!
So when that special event comes up, I will definitely be covering it and will be blogging about the fashion that rages within.