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I’m very grateful that this blog gave me opportunities I never thought of, made me dream bigger ones and that it continues to amaze me every single day… thus, I’m always happy to give all the love back to the community. And if there is one thing I’m super compassionate of that would be supporting the endeavors of my fellow content creators. It’s also especially heartening whenever one of us is given the chance to represent Philippines internationally. Sobrang nakaka-proud, no? I remembered watching Raiza Contawi’s winning moment at the Asian Beauty Blogger Contest on IG Stories last year, I was beaming with joy I tell you.

For this, I am pleased to announce that the Asian Beauty Blogger Contest (ABBC) 2018 is now on its 3rd year to find the best and new talent beauty bloggers; create brand loyalty; brand engagement; and brand and product awareness. And I’m encouraging YOU to join!

Eligibility

– Participants must be at least 18- years of age.
– Participants must be willing to represent the Philippines in Bangkok, Thailand during the regional level of ABBC 2018.
– The contest is open to Metro Manila participants only.
– Participants must be able to shoulder their travel expense for the national round.

Contest Entry Submission

– Create a video blog of Cathy Doll products (Combination of short product review and make up demo — can include other brands but majority is Cathy Doll products). The video must run for a maximum of 8 minutes only with 1080 resolution and should not include a watermark.
– Upload the video on YouTube with the title: “ABBC 2018 PH: (Entry Title)”. Email the link to cathydollphils@gmail.com with the subject title: Asian Beauty Blogger Contest 2018- Philippines. Attach the ABBC 2018 Application Form.
– Deadline of entry submission is until Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:59PM. Video status must be “Published” on Youtube on the same day by 11:59PM. Only one video entry per contestant will be accepted.
– Announcement of winners will be on July 17, 2018 thru Cathy Doll Philippines official Facebook page. We will select the Top 5 Video Blogs and winners will receive a Cathy Doll Gift Set.

Schedules & Contest Levels

National Level – It will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 where all Top 5 national finalists will be invited. The Top 5 finalists will undergo two challenges to gauge their skills in the following:

  • Beauty + Fashion + Oral Skills – Contestants will undergo a fashion and makeup challenge. Contestants will rummage thru a set of clothes to choose an outfit to wear. They will then do their makeup. After these steps, they will proceed to ramp and showcase their ensemble and explain their look in front of the judges.
  • Makeup Skills – ability to create a makeup look using selected Cathy Doll products.

The winners will take home Cathy Doll products and the following cash prizes:
Grand Winner – P50, 000;
1st Runner-up – P35, 000;
2nd Runner-up – P20, 000;
Consolation Prizes – P10, 000

Regional Level– The grand winner will represent Philippines in the Regional ABBC 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand on last week of August 2018. Exact date to be announced. He/ She will be one among eleven (11) other Asian countries participating in the ABBC 2018. Round-trip ticket to and from Bangkok, Thailand and accommodation will be provided.

The Top 3 Over-all winners will be selected by Karmart- Cathy Doll’s distributor and will take home the following:
Grand Winner – 100, 000 Baht/ 160,000 Pesos
1st Runner-up – 50, 000 Baht/ 80,000 Pesos
2ndRunner-up – 30,000 Baht/ 48,000 Pesos

Visit http://lifestrong.com.ph/asian-beauty-blogger-contest-abbc-2018/ for more details. Remember, I’m rooting for you!

Now if you don’t have enough Cathy Doll products to feature, the smart way is to get the mini versions of their popular items. For powders they have: CC Powder Pact, Oil Control Film Pact, and Magic Gluta Pact. They also have the Nude Me Liquid Lip Matte in cute size, which is indeed really cute! And finally, the masks that let you express your feelings in a cheeky yet thoughtful way.

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I know, I knowww… It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything about nails, no? One day I was looking at my plain, cut-really-short nails and actually said: “I can’t wait to play ON you again!” So it was great timing, albeit a bit late for the season, when the Girlstuff Summer Romance Collection arrived at my doorstep. It has 5 shades that range from bright to pastel to neutral, and I must say they are all beach-y, fun to wear and yet romantic. Did that make sense? Cue in Summer Nights song from Grease…

Let’s dive into the shades!

Rendezvous – A pristine pop of peachy-pink cream nail polish. The color is such a classic that it could be easily worn year-round.

Sun-Kissed – At first, it looked like an outlier from the pastel mood the rest of the collection has, but I connected the beige with golden shift shade to summer eventually – the sand on the beach! Silly me.

Sea La Vie – A dreamy lilac shade with a subtle pink iridescent. It’s one of those shades that look different in various lighting. If you want to give your nails a mermaid makeover, use this!

Beach Babe – I feel like it’s not a summer nail polish collection without a shade in turquoise color family. Girlstuff’s take is a bright, almost pastel green in cream finish.

BAEWatch – For the girly girls! It’s a baby pink shade with soft nude tones.

Girlstuff nail polishes are the easiest to apply. Two thin coats would most likely get you to full coverage already, except ones with slight shimmers like Sea La Vie that look better with three. But the best part for me is how they look against my skin tone. I used all colors at once and really, Mr. Sun should consider showing up more often these days because my nails and I are still on summer mood.

Pastel Negative Space Nail Art featuring Girlstuff. More 1-minute videos on my Instagram: @kimlmendoza.

Overall, the collection is pretty sweet! I’m in love with Girlstuff’s choice of summer color palette. My personal picks are Beach Babe and Sea La Vie due to their unique factor that would add something new to your collection. You can pick them up for PHP150 each or Php750 for the set at Girlstuff branches and online.

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Oh, I’m super excited to write this review as I’ve always been a huge Benefit fan, most especially of the Box O’ Powders. Personal favorites and firm staples in my everyday makeup are CoralistaDandelion and Rockateur. These are pretty impressive to say the least, however Benefit just released a new one called Benefit Gold Rush. And its golden-nectar color is full of potential to claim the top spot… so will it triumph to become my new favorite Benefit blush? Find out below!

The packaging is distinctively Benefit; you only need to look at the gold and pink box once and you’d know it could only be from Benefit. There’s also a mirror and an actually useful brush (I still prefer my fluffier brush but Benefit’s brushes are good at picking up pigments) within the magnetized box. It’s beautifully presented as expected, exactly the sort of quality that I rely on from Benefit, and I was quickly smitten!

Yup, the inside is even more eye-catching! Those stunning gold flecks you see at the corner are “golden nugget overspray” that will gradually fade with usage. The blush color is peach with subtle sheen throughout the powder. It swatches a little sheerer than it looks in the pan, at least on my skin tone, so I need to build it up for a deeper pop of peach.

The soft and blendable formula looks seamless on the skin. It gives a natural flush (due to the peach color) and adds some radiance (thanks to the golden sheen) for fantastic looking cheekbones. It also has a scent, which I’m not sure what exactly, so I looked at their website and it says: “notes of citrus, vanilla & sandalwood.” I don’t love it, I don’t hate it either. It doesn’t bother my application so I’m okay with it.

Overall, Gold Rush is a pretty peach blush. While it requires a couple of layers to show up nicely on me, the result is a flattering color with a glow, which is what I look for in a good blush. I couldn’t be happier to add this to my Box O’ Powder collection, but my Top 3 as stated above remained the same. Nevertheless, you should try this if peach blushes are your absolute favorites!

PRICE: Php1,800
WHERE TO FIND: Benefit Stores, Sephora Philippines, Lazada, BeautyMNL

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Once in a while I allow myself a little indulgence of extreme daydreaming. I said extreme because my thoughts can go as far as: “If only I look like Liza Soberano, life would be so much easier!” The ultimate celebrity crush of everyone, endorsements here and there, jowa ni Enrique Gil, the next Darna…and now a businesswoman, too. What’s not to admire with this young lady?

Liza, whose real name is Hope Elizabeth Soberano, believes that wellness goes beyond what meets the eye. “It is all about making us feel better holistically, from head to toe, body to soul.” This advocacy inspired her to open HOPE Hand and Foot Wellness, which is located at U4, Creekside Square, 74 Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Hence, can you imagine my immense joy when I got invited to try the services of HOPE? More so, I wouldn’t say no to the pleasure of a pamper day! HOPE Hand and Foot Wellness looked warm and inviting as I stepped in, and their courteous staff quickly attended me as I snuggled into their comfortable couch. Contrasting with the hectic chaos that is Tomas Morato, the place has pink, white and gray color palette that’s both sweet and calm. The little details of flowers, candles and pretty chandelier also complement in creating the perfect relaxation ambience.

HOPE Signature Wellness Package– HOPE’s very own de-stressing treatment. Healing Epsom salt and relaxing lavender oil is infused in a warm water foot soak. Chamomile tea bags, Himalayan salt, and olive oil make a trio of a calming and softening foot scrub. More premium lavender oil is used to indulge stressed feet before the ultimate therapeutic 70-minute reflexology massage begins. A manicure and pedicure seals in the deal and gets you ready to face the day with newfound wellness and hope.

A post shared by Kim Mendoza (@kimlmendoza) on May 25, 2018 at 7:19am PDT

Watch the #TryMeKimme video of the HOPE Signature Wellness Package here.

Best scrub, massage and mani-pedi I’ve had in a very long time! Those 70 minutes worth of massage put me into a state of pure bliss. I’m absolutely in love with how HOPE executed everything. And that they don’t skimp on the ingredients they use, oils kung oils talaga. Every package is “100% effective and 100% natural”. Even the nail polishes are only the premium brands like Zoya, Orly and Morgan Taylor, with no added fees, BTW.

Overall, I left HOPE happy and glad that I came. They only have one branch at the moment and though it’s only about 10-minute travel from where I live, it’s worth the drive from wherever. HOPE really does what it does very well. I can’t wait to go back!

P.S. Daydream is a fantasy. I know very well that Liza worked hard to be where she is today, and not just because of her pretty face. So big congratulations, to you girl (naks, feeling close!) and the whole HOPE Team!

Photos from Hope Hand and Foot Wellness and Sohu Designs.

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BLK Cosmetics released a new collection recently, and if you’ve been following its Creative Director, Anne Curtis, on social media and television, it wouldn’t come off as a surprise that the theme is all about K-Beauty. Being a huge Korean drama fan – really who didn’t know about her fascination with Gong Yoo? – Anne decided to introduce limited edition makeup must-haves that will totally make you nail that Korean look!

Now you know I love me some oppas, and luckily I got a few pieces from their launch (see event photos on my Instagram). I’ve given myself enough time to play with everything; we have some hits and misses and I’m spilling it all out now. Get excited!

Say annyeong to the range: there’s a BB + CC Cream Stick, Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow, All-Day Lip & Cheek Water Tint, Creamy Cheek Paint and new shades of the All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick. If you’re looking for look-at-me, pak na pak makeup, sorry, Anne isn’t about that for this collection. Instead, it’s celebrating subtlety and minimal look that we often see (and covet!) on our Korean idols. It’s screaming dewy and more dewy. And okay, tint is still king!

BB + CC Cream Stick (Php449) – My one issue with BLK Cosmetics’ first drop? No liquid or cream base. It was a bummer especially for someone who needs coverage like me. So during the K-Beauty launch, that’s what I searched for and saw that this time, there were 3 shades to choose from. This BB and CC Cream hybrid is easy to use, blend and build up. It has light to medium coverage, which is decent considering they are after the “Korean skin”.

It also has a brush on the other end but I find it too small to be actually useful. I think I’ll only use it if I’m on a trip and I forgot all my tools. Sorry! One more thing, I got the lightest shade – Ivory Beige – and it has a pink undertone and too light for me. Maybe I’d like this better if I got the correct shade.

Intense Color Liquid Eyeshadow (Php299) – This is my favorite from the collection! It absolutely took me by surprise since I’m not big on eyeshadows anymore but they are correct: it’s the easiest eye color ever! I have 2 of the 4 colors: Gorgeous (matte brown) as the base and I Love You (shimmer bronze) to layer on top. The formula glides seamlessly on the lids and is very pigmented. I Love You is glittery so I did extra glides to make it really pop. The result? SUPER! I think this would be my go-to look for when the day calls for an eye makeup.

I bought the other shade after taking product pictures hence why it’s MIA. That established that this is a favorite, right?

All-Day Lip & Cheek Water Tint (Php249) – Because what’s a Korean makeup collection without a water tint, right? While I like that this tint feels amazing on the lips and smells delicious, the name “all-day” doesn’t sit quite right. It is a lot of things, good things really: lightweight, non-drying, natural-looking to vivid finish but nope it is not long-wearing. It fades into a pretty flush though if that’s any consolation.

I have the Pink shade, which is a Fuchsia kind of pink, and I love using it on the inner part of the lips for that ombre, very Korean look.

Free Starter Kit Box and Sticker Set when you get all 3 products above!

Creamy Cheek Paint (Php349) – This comes in 2 beautiful colors that it wouldn’t have mattered whichever I got: Strawberry and Peach. I got the former and it packs a punch on the cheeks and is true to the color in the tube. I love this; it’s light, seamless and has an ever so slightly sheen, which truly gives a gandang-fresh-lang vibe. It’s now a staple in my everyday makeup kit!

It has a cool applicator too! They made it extra fat and squishy that mimics a human finger for easy application.

(L-R): My Love, Beautiful and Honey

All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick (Php299) – Read my review of this lipstick here. Same formula, same packaging except the word BLK is printed in orange. Cute! What I really like about these 3 new shades is that they are very true to Korean lip trend. When I look at these colors, I 100% believe that a true K-Drama or K-Pop fan curated these.

Did you or will you be buying anything from the BLK Cosmetics K-Beauty Collection Collection?

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As I sit here writing this review, I have the Crazy Skin Lifting Mask on my face. Waiting for it to look gross and cracked. Wait, what? You see facial mask is one of my favorite skin treats. You name it, I’ve tried it! So it’s always exciting how brands will come up with new ways to present it, formula-wise and usage. A little spoiler: I had the most fun using this K-Beauty mask! Did I like the results though? Let’s get started!

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Crazy Skin Lifting Mask is a wash-off mask that, as per its claims, reduces the pores, lifts sagging skin and brightens the tone immediately after a single use. Watch the video to see the process! To put it in words: After cleansing your face, you simply put on the sheet mask like normal, avoiding the hairline and mouth area. Leave it on for 5-8 minutes and then remove.

This is where the fun part starts! Watch as the essence dries up and hardens until it visibly “cracks”. This would take around 15 minutes and you would kinda looked like an adorable grandma while at it. I felt like I was transported to 2058 when I first used this. Haha! At this point, the mask is really tight that you cannot even smile. It was a bit uncomfortable, but again it’s fun, so you would barely notice it. Skintertainment at its finest!

You will see the results as soon as you wash the mask off. As for me, my face already looked firmer right after and has a lovely glow too. It left me a little red on the side of my nose but it subsided quickly with no further irritation. Not sure how it works on dry skin, but my oily to combination skin felt rebooted upon removal. Don’t forget to apply the eye cream after, which is a lot for just the eyes so feel free to use it all over your face.

Overall, I love how my skin feels after the Crazy Skin Lifting Mask. I like the concept and its uniqueness from application to waiting to washing – basically the whole process! If your skin needs a quick fix the K-Beauty way, try this for only Php150. I heard it’s crazily trending in Korea and now I know why. I would totally use this the night before a big day!

Thanks to CNA Philippines, the team behind Crazy Skin Lifting Mask, I have 2 box sets to giveaway to my readers. Here are the mechanics:

1.) Follow @kimlmendoza and @cnaphils on Instagram.
2.) (On Instagram) Like the video.
3.) (On Instagram) Comment why do you need the Crazy Skin Lifting Mask and tag one friend.
4.) BONUS: Subscribe to my YouTube channel.
*Special points for my active readers (those who are always commenting and interacting with me). You may join up to 5 times, just tag a different friend each time.

Giveaway is open to my readers residing in the Philippines and starts tonight until May 8, 2018. Good luck and thank you, loves!

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By March, my hair was getting way too long. It was feeling heavy due to overgrown layers and my ends were dry and split ends-laden beyond repair, which are the solid signs that my much-needed haircut and salon visit must happen sooner than later. Then an invite from The BLOC by Junie Sierra & Co., a newly opened salon at the heart of BGC, came in the most perfect time. It really felt like they read my mind and knew exactly about my hair dilemma…

“The BLOC Signature Haircut with Argila Amazonia Hair Smoothening Treatment,” sounds exciting, right? Follow along for a peek of the beautiful salon that opened only last February. Plus I’ll show you the process too, of course.

The BLOC is such a gorgeous place! It is spaciously chic and beautifully furnished, with automatic rinse chairs and a coffee station to boot. Because of the ambience and great vibe, it made me at ease straightaway, even before the actual hair service started.

After the hair assessment, my hair was washed with Argila Detoxifier Treatment Shampoo to thoroughly clean it and prepare each strand for the smoothening process. I next sat down with Mr. Ariel for the haircut and told him just this: “Not too short please.” He cheerfully complied, and then added more layers for more movement. I like it!

Next, Ms. Jenny joined in the fun for the application of Argila Activator Smoothening Cream Solution. This infused the hair with keratin to “iron out” coarseness and frizz and was left for about 40 minutes (because my hair was thick) for full absorption.

After it was done processing and after my series of selfies with the heater (LOL), it was rinse time again. Blow-drying immediately followed and they sprayed the Argila Murumuru Sealer Protection and Shine Spray in between doing it. Murumuru Oil is an exotic nourishing oil from the Amazon region for an added smoothing benefit and to extend the life of the Argila treatment.

At this point, I was looking at the best blow-dry of my life. But nope, they were not done yet. They each got a flat iron and passed it onto small sections for more or less 8 times! Whoa! The steam was a bit alarming but they assured me that it’s totally normal due to the oil, and this step was to seal all the products in.

Due to the length and thickness of my hair, I spent more than 2 hours sitting. Good thing The BLOC has really comfortable salon chairs and yummy iced teas! Argila promises straight and smooth hair for 3 months, so I would never complain to sit that long, more even, if that’s the case. Haha

I left the salon feeling super good – my hair felt incredibly soft, I like cut and my hair color looks refreshed as the treatment somehow lightened it. Still not complaining! The BLOC Team was polite from start to finish, and was helpful teaching me the after-care.

Ending the post with my self portrait, featuring my hair 1 month post-treatment. Still looking good, right? The BLOC Signature Haircut starts at PhP1,200 and the Argila Amazonia Treatment starts at PhP5,500. Follow them at @theblocbyjuniesierraandco to see full services.

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I have here products that have been changing my hair care game lately. And with that sentence, I know you’re dye-ing to know (lol, get it?) but before we start, I’d like to point out my hair type. My hair is extremely thick and the strands are course, it’s on the dry side due to being color-treated and is perpetually frizzy. Yikes! So when it comes to hair products, I’m looking for either something to make it more manageable, tame the frizz, hydration or all of the above.

The Hey! Deux Yeoza Leave In Treatment Moist Day & Enriching Night, or what Charis calls Rapunzel Hair Day & Night, is a duo of leave-in hair treatment. One is to be used before you start your day and the other as you sleep, both with no rinsing required. Let’s discuss, shall we?

Like I just mentioned above, my hair is at the perfect state to try new products, especially treatments that continuously repair and protect from further damage. And cutting right to the chase – I like these, but one more than the other.

Moist Day – It comes pink tube and inside you’ll find a sweet-smelling pink cream. It’s your “day care” applied before doing any sort of styling. When I wet my hair that morning (I wash my hair everyday but sometimes in the morning, sometimes at night), I put this on my 50% dry hair and I like that it makes it so much easier to comb through. I then go on with my usual blowdry or straightening or I simply let it air dry depending on that day’s agenda. It coats each strand and seals in the moisture, giving me assurance that my hair is protected from heat, from tools and from the sun.

Enriching Night – In blue, but equally cute, tube, this one comes in the form of butter-colored cream and has somewhat thinner and runnier consistency than the Moist Day. Yes, it’s an added step to your night routine. Now it’s 10-step Korean skincare + 1. But it really delivers the “restores hair while you sleep”. You’ll wake up with a hair feeling fresh, non-greasy but better.

So, which one I like better if I really have to choose? It’s the Enriching Night. I just find waking up with much more polished and less frizzy hair more convenient than to do all the styling in the morning. Maybe it’s just me, but isn’t an extra 10-minutes of sleep a bliss? Overall, for only $48.75 for both, the products really deliver and I can already tell that I’m going to get a lot of use out of them. If you have dry hair and you want to get that expensive hair treatment thinking it’s your only hope, try these first and see the results!

PRICE: $25.99 each / $48.75 for both (these prices are exclusive for my readers!)
WHERE TO FIND: Charis

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Since getting into the wonderful world of blogging, I’ve become more interested and open in trying out new things – beauty products, treatments and the likes. And whenever I get invited to experience an innovative procedure, I’m almost always there. Because it’s more than just a time to feel pampered, I also feel so good knowing that I’m taking care of my body. The latest I’ve tried is the Strip White Laser Therapy from Strip: Ministry of Waxing. Curious? Interested? Continue reading for the complete scoop…

Strip White provides a non-invasive rejuvenation while delivering textural improvement, pore size reduction, brightening of skin pigmentation, reduction of fine lines and facial hair and fine hair removal in other parts of the body. I’ve already done whitening laser treatments previously and I love what they do to the skin, so I knew Strip White would continue the good results.

It can treat areas such as, but not limited to: face, neck, underarms, elbows, kneecaps, brazilian, and buttocks. I feel like my face, which unfortunately overwhelmed with acne scars, need Strip White the most. But since I had a meeting immediately following my appointment, I saved it for another time and chose the underarm treatment instead.

My underarms are now hair-free (again, thanks to lasers!) but I want to address the texture, reduce the natural folds and lighten the shadows and slight pigmentation. Underarm issues are still considered “sensitive” topics, but I’m still going to talk about them with you. Sensitive or not. Seriously, aren’t you happy you found this review? Haha!

The treatment itself takes place in only one room and only at their SM Megamall branch at the moment, so I suggest calling beforehand, just in case. Like most Strip visits, the room was in pristine condition when I entered and my aesthetician made sure I was comfortable.

First, she cleansed my underarms to make sure all traces of dirt, sweat and deodorant were gone to prep for the laser. The selective energy of the laser targets only collagen, fibers or pigment; it didn’t burn or sting at all, it just felt like quick warm passes. I was done in 10 minutes tops, that was both underarms already and with no downtime at all.

Although somewhat red and the treated areas were quite shiny after the procedure, the lightening effect was evident. I didn’t put on deodorant for the next 3 days to give my skin time to heal. A week later, my underarms are really smooth, shadows are reduced, and I can tell they are a shade lighter at least. I’m so happy!

Ang saya saya ko naman!

The cost of Strip White Laser Therapy varies per body part and is available upon request. Call their SM Megamall branch (Phone: (02) 531 4083). Pricey? Yes, I can say that. Worth it? Absolutely! I consider it as long-term investment. Haha! Overall, I can’t wait to be back. I promised myself it’s my face’s turn next time.

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“What do you mean you don’t do your eyebrows everyday? It’s 2018!” I don’t know about you but eyebrows tend to be the most time-consuming step of my makeup routine. Those little, just-sitting-casually “on fleeks” above my eyes require precision, patience and lots and lots of practice. Oh, that’s 3 P’s!

Over the years, I’ve become confident in doing my eyebrows, with few proud moments whenever somebody complimented them. Teehee! But that doesn’t mean my routine is now mistake-proof, I just found out what eyebrow products work for me and what I’m comfortable using… and stick with them.

Sure, I’ve tried eyebrow products in every forms and finishes being a beauty blogger, but I always come back to pencil – slanted/angular pencil to be more specific. It’s just the easiest for me. Hence, when L’Oreal introduced its first ever triangular brow pencil, I knew I’m getting one for myself. Or okay, universe, 7 it is! Thank you.

L’Oreal Brow Artist Xpert allows you to shape, shade and fill your eyebrows with just one tool. Yes, it has a spoolie on one end and the lead is retractable with a triangle shape. And do you know what feature gets a cool five stars off the bat? It has a wide variety of shades (total of 7!) for everyone under the sun, ranging from blonde to ebony. Filipinas with bleached hair, rejoice!

L’Oreal Brow Artist Xpert slay! I used the combination of Brunette and Warm Brunette.

(Bottom to Top): Cool Blonde, Warm Blonde, Brunette, Ash Brunette, Cool Brunette, Warm Brunette and Ebony

In terms of the formulation, the L’Oreal Brow Artist Xpert is good but not perfect. It is soft and pigmented, which is nice, but a little on the waxy side than what I’m used to. It’s a good thing longevity-wise but more wax means more product clinging to the brow hairs. It still glides on very easily but it takes more time to brush the hair to remove the tiny clumps if you’re not careful.

The shape definitely made outlining and filling much more easily. You know the tricky part connecting the arch and the tail? The slanted side does all the work, believe me! Other than that, it claims to be 24hr long-lasting and 24hr waterproof, I don’t know about the latter yet but it is indeed “strong” against the heat. Walang hulas!

As always leave a comment with your thoughts, about eyebrows or otherwise. Also connect with me on social media, I’m the most active on Instagram – @kimlmendoza.

PRICE: PhP350 (on sale at only PhP280 until May 2, 2018)
WHERE TO FIND: L’Oreal Paris counters nationwide

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