Benefit’s New Brow Collection

I read somewhere that if the eyes are the windows of the soul, then the brows are the maps of the psyche. I love brows that convey a youthful and elegant appearance, not too thin, not too arched, just enough to give your eye a lift and neatly frame your face. As a make-up artist, if you ask me what part I love doing most during make-up application, I would definitely reply with enthusiasm —”the brows!”

Benefit Cosmetics really set their brow game high with this new brow collection. It is now a one stop shop for all your brow needs! I used to go to different make-up stores to purchase a brow gel, brow powder, brow slanted pencil, brow fine tip pencil, and brow mascara. As you can see, I am obsessed with brows! So, imagine my excitement upon seeing this whole range of brow products!!! All available in one store!!!

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Tada!!! Pinch yourself, these are all coming soon!!

Let me give you an up close sneak peek of the products:

  1. Precisely, My Brow Pencil – Its ultra fine tip allows you to make little hair like strokes to fill in and define your brows. It is equipped with a twist up non sharpen tip, and is also waterproof, lasts for 12 hours! It has a spoolie brush on one end to blend  the inner part of your brows and make sure your brows do not look unnatural.precisely_pencil_open2

2. Goof Proof Brow Pencil – It has a soft slanted tip, which makes it easier to fill in the brows and define the brow tail quickly, this kind of tip is my favourite! It just makes application faster! Like the precisely brow pencil, it has a spoolie brush on one end, has a twist-up non-sharpen tip, and is waterproof as well.

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3. High Brow Glow – This product instantly highlights and illuminates arches. Just apply it right underneath your brow arch, and notice how that subtle illuminating will make the eyes more awake and the brows more defined.

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4. Gimme Brow – This award-winning volumizing product just got better with 3 shades to choose from. This is perfect for those with thin brows because it contains microfibers that sticks to the hair and skin for more natural and fuller looking brows.

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5. Browvo! Conditioning Primer – This primer contains keratin and soy proteins to make the brows look thicker and healthier. It can be worn alone, applied overnight, or used under brow make-up to enhance colour and extend wear. I do the latter, it’s perfect for that feathery natural brow effect that we see in recent runways and editorials. As i prime, I see where i have gaps in between my brows and use that as a guide to fill it in.

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6. Ready, Set, Brow! – Do you have unruly brows? If you do, then this is for you! This clear shaping and setting gel holds brow hair in place and allows your brow make-up to stay in place the whole day! No more bad brow day!

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7. Brow Zings – The original brow zings just got better with six shades to choose from! Like the original brow zing, it has mini tweezers for instant on the go brow grooming (this is something I need as I am always on the go and I always need to pluck those annoying stray hairs!)  I like that this new packaging includes an extendable dual ended brush to apply the perfect mix of wax and brow powder.

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8. 3D Browtones – Do you need to soften the look of your dark brows? If you do, then this product is for you. Avoid dull and flat looking brows by adding subtle dimension with the 3D Browtones!

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9. Ka-Brow! – I use creamy gel brow products for formal events and photoshoots where I really need to define the brows and make them darker to look natural and not washed out when photographed. The Ka-brow builds form natural looking to dramatic brows with just a few strokes. A little product goes a long way! It is long wearing, lasts for 24 hours, and is waterproof as well. I love how you can just pull out the applicator from the cap, awesome packaging! Apply the gel on the outer part of the brows and slowly work your way into the inner part with less product on the brush for natural brows that will stay put from day to night!

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Amazing eyebrow make-up spread, right? I am sure your current brow dilemma will be solved by one of these products! Bravo Benefit! You have out done yourself with this collection! You are now the queen of brows in my book! lol! Now, I will give you time to absorb and process all the information you have just read. Allow me to take you to the Benefit brow collection launch party!

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Attending the launch with one of my best friends, Nicola!
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OOTD: off shoulder top by Zara, high waist shorts by Miss Selfridge, Le Boy by Chanel, and Metal toe cap by Miu-Miu.
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Boomerang with Tasha of Benefit, Kimi, Nicola, and the Benehunks! Having the benehunks is a staple at all benefit parties! Thanks for having us, Tasha!
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AC Connection! What a pleasant surprise to see Kimi and Czar here. They planned this event for Benefit! Loved it!
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I joined the instagram contest
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We did the craziest photo!!! Kimi’s craziness sealed the deal! lol!
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They flew in Jared Bailey, Benefit’s Global Brow Expert, to tell us more about the new brow products!
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The show must go on!
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Yay! I won the cheekathon for our crazy photo! haha! Thank you Benefit!
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We tried on the brow products (love our benebrows!!) and had a little chat with Jared after the presentation. He is fabulous!
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Thank you for our new brow products benefit!!! We had a great time!

Thank you Benefit for an amazing launch! I am sure it will be a big hit once it hits the shelves!!! Remember Benebabes, the new brow collection will be out this JULY!!! 🙂

xoxo

Angela

Benefit They’re Real Tinted Primer

Benefit Cosmetics launched the They’re Real Tinted Primer last last February 11, 2016. It was my first time to attend a Benefit event and it was a pleasure to meet all the fab and lovely benebabes!

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Thanks benebabes, Tasha and Kriska! I am excited to work with you guys!! 🙂
During the event, I was able to wear the tinted primer on its own. It separated my lashes and also gave them a light and feathery definition – very nice for everyday wear. The primer has a brown tint with a nice bendable brush wand applicator as well.

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Miakka told me that they are launching a lot of exciting products this year!! Wee!!

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Kriska and I with the beneboys!
After trying the product and chatting amongst other make-up enthusiasts, benefit treated us to a private screening of How to be Single, which surely left us all smiling!

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Catching up with pretty Cerah before the movie started!

I tried on the tinted primer a few days after the event and I like the effect that it gave my lashes. My lashes looked neater, and also more fixed, separated, and defined. It’s like wearing a very light and natural falsie, but oops, they’re real! haha! Just exactly what the label implies! My eyes are more defined because the roots of my lashes darkened. It’s soft enough to layer with another mascara, because it has provitamin B5 which softens the lashes.

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How I applied the Tinted Primer:

  1. I gave my lashes a very good curl.
  2. I applied the Benefit Tinted Primer. Remember to wiggle the mascara at the base of the lashes to get into the roots! Apply also on your lower lashes to make them look thicker.
  3. I curled my eyelashes again so that my lashes will stay up. Be careful though, other people don’t advise curling their lashes after applying mascara because they say that their lashes get pulled out when the lashes slightly stick to the lash curler. In my personal experience, I have been doing that ever since and my lashes are fine. Do what works for you.
  4. You’re done! You may layer with another mascara for a more glamorous and intense effect! 🙂

UPDATE: 

Result after using the benefit tinted primer + roller lash + eyelash curler:

  

Loving the combo! My lashes are longer and more defined!👍🏼  

xoxo

Dream Living Spaces at Shangri-La Plaza Mall

         Last October 8, 2015, Shangri-La Plaza launched their Dream Living Spaces Exhibit. It is a privilege to be selected as one of their featured designers, and I had so much fun curating and designing a small kitchen and dining area for them. I had to choose pieces of furniture, kitchen gadgets, and accessories from the participating stores such as Bo Concept, Restorations, GE Monogram, Hacker, Rustan’s Department Store, D&B Kitchen Essentials, Kitchen Works, Cutting Edge, Kitchen Pro, and Smeg. Personally, my favourite furniture stores in Shangri-La are Restorations and Bo Concept. I bought my lamps for my house from Restorations, and I love the elegant pieces there.

Restoration: I love their chrome stools. I imagined it to be the kitchen stools, if only the space were bigger.
Restorations: I love their chrome stools. I imagined it to be the kitchen stools for my exhibit space, if only the space were bigger.

Smeg was also quite impressive! Their refrigerators are quite popular, and I also love this knobless touchscreen oven that has a self cleaning mode as well!

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Oven Selfie!

        I had a few hours to visit the stores and pick out the things I like. It was a breeze picking up accessories, but we encountered a problem while picking out our appliances. We were informed that we could not pull out the modular kitchens as base for the oven and cooktop! Good thing Shangrila worked swiftly and found a way to build and produce a make shift countertop in one day!

Event Launch 

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Receiving my flowers with two little girls in tow!

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A group photo with some featured designers and the participating store owners.
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Of course, typically, these two wanted to wear costumes to the event! lol.
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Ribbon Cutting! My very first one actually. lol.
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The finished product! Just a disclaimer, please bear with my design, I am a make-up artist and not an interior designer. hehe!

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Kitchen Accessories
  • The Kitchen Aid and frames are from Rustan’s.
  • The Fridge and oven are from Ge.
  • The cooktop is from Hacker. 
  •  DeLonghi Espresso Maker is from D&B Kitchen Essentials.
  • The pot and knife set are from Kitchen Pro.
  • The chopping board, spice containers, and paper towel holder are from Kitchen Works.
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    A photo with my lovely little ladies. We missed my husband Joseph who was in a team building at that time.
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It’s always a pleasure catching up with the Buensalidos!
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Hanging out with Shangrila’s Marline Dualan at Danica and Ciara’s living room set up. Thanks for having us Ms. Marline!

Here are the works of some of the featured designers:

Living room by Lisa Macuja
Living room by Lisa Macuja
Music Room by Moy Ortiz
Music Room by Moy Ortiz
Children's room by Yael Buencamino-Borromeo
Children’s room by Yael Buencamino-Borromeo
Music room by Igan D'Bayan
Music room by Igan D’Bayan
Bedroom by Randy Ortiz
Bedroom by Randy Ortiz
Living by Jason Buensalido
Living room by Jason Buensalido

Congratulations Shangri-La for a successful event! Please do visit the mall if you are looking for beautiful and elegant accessories, kitchenware, and pieces of furniture for your home. Also remember to catch the Dream Living Spaces at the East Atrium of Shangri-La to see other designs! Exhibit is ongoing until October 18!!

I have never posted an OOTD before, so this is my very first one! Eep!
I have never posted an OOTD before, so this is my very first one! Eeeep!

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Jeans: River Island

Bag: Chanel

Shoes: Valentino

xoxo

It was also featured today at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
It was also featured today at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.