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Charm Essentials “Pretty in Pink” Vegan Powder Brush | Kikay Kit Staple for its Versatility

18 Oct

I am an avid fan of Sample Room and though I am not a VIP member, I make sure that I get to try the samples that are not to be missed. 

This time, Sample Room was very generous to let us, sampleroomates, to have our very own (full size) Charm Essentials “Pretty in Pink” Vegan Powder Brush. 

Charm Essentials "Pretty in Pink" Vegan Powder Brush

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October HAUL

14 Nov

I know this is late but I forgot that I had this post in my drafts folder only. It wasn’t published due to poor net connections. Well, here is the post.

While going around Watsons SM North Edsa, I found myself wanting…wanting to update my cosmetics 🙂

OCT haul + freebies

From L-R: (free) Clean and Clear Foaming Facial Wash, (free) Clean and Clear Moisturizer, Schick Shave Guard Foam, Schick Exacta 2 Shavers, Jocarste and Bobbie Nail Polishes, Shawill Two Way Eyebrow Cake, EverBilena Grip Cuticle Scissors, Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, Marionnaud Blush Brush, (free) J&J Baby Milk Bath

I will blog about the eyebrow cake, gel liner and blush brush on a separate post to make it more

These are just basic necessities so I am just going to blog about the new stuff. The eyebrow cake is 128php and I got the shade 01. Here are the swatches.

At long last, I finally got my hands on my first ever gel liner. 

I was always in the lookout for gel liners because I like its matte effect. I have been eyeing on Etude house, Fanny Serrano, and 4U2 gel liners too. But since Maybelline has a 20% discount off, I grabbed it.

Here is my first brush from Marionnaud. I have been seeing and hearing raves about this so I am excited to try this one out. I will be doing a separate post for this brush soon after I try it.

Marionnaud N32 blush brush

I love that there are lots of freebies in this haul! I use the J&J Milk Bath because my little Iya use HHN baby wash. I gave the Clean & Clear foaming facial wash sachets to my hubby. I will be trying the Clean & Clear moisturizer as soon as I finish up my current fave moisturizer from Krave.

Hoping for another haul post! 🙂


8 Oct

Having the right tools make the perfect made up face.

So when I saw  a brush promo in (Groupon), I felt giddy and excited. It is a good thing that I still have some credit left from my recent purchase in the said url. I can’t decide between the 5-piece and 6-piece brush sets so I got both. 🙂

I received it after almost 3weeks after purchase. It was September 17 when I received these. (You can see in the date stamp the said date.)

5-piece brush set

I got 4 brushes and a ‘brush pouch’ which makes the 5-piece brush tool. The label is quite deceiving I think. The pouch should be free and there should be 5 brushes. This goes the same for that of the 6-piece brush set. The ‘sixth’ piece should be a brush instead of the pouch. Well, that’s just for me.

The 5-piece brush set contains: mineral powder brush, concealing brush, eye shading  brush, baby kabuki brush, and a hemp bag. The brushes are made of synthetic taklon brushes which are very soft, yet dense. Very amazing!

The mineral powder brush is my most used brush among all the brushes in the 2 sets I have. I don’t use it to set powder, instead I use it as a blush brush because I think powder brushes should really be big and dense. It is very easy to use and applying blush is really easier now.

The concealing brush is really new to me since I am not a big fan of concealers. I want to learn how to use and apply concealers though. I use this to apply foundation especially to the difficult parts like the sides of the nose.

The eye shading brush is a very useful brush I use for blending in eye shadows. I don’t use it to apply them though because it is a bit hard for me to control the amount of product to use. I use an eye shadow sponge in applying it in my lids then use this brush to blend and set.

The baby kabuki brush is love! It’s handy, cute and does a pretty good job in setting the makeup with the use of a final powder. This is one of my most fave brushes since I can bring it anywhere and can even fit in my pocket!

This set is quite handy since it is a bit smaller than that of the 6-piece brush set.

The 6-piece brush set includes: blush brush, angled eyeliner brush, concealer brush, eye shadow brush, lash & brow groomer and handy cosmetic bag. This set has a good size for handles. They are a bit longer than the 5-piece brush set. I like using this at home since it is quite bulky if I bring it out. The 5-piece brush set is what I bring when I’m going out. I like that it can fit in any size of the hands and may prevent mishandling.

The blush brush is a medium sized brush for applying the blush on the cheeks. I don’t use it for this purpose though. I prefer using it as a powder brush because I like using a fan brush or angled blush brush for my cheeks. ’d use it also as a powder brush, cause I prefer smaller ones for the blush.

One of my favorites is the angled eyeliner brush.  This is a very versatile brush which I use in lining my eyes and my waterline. I even use it for filling in my brows!

The eye shadow brush is flat with a rounded tip — the classic eye shadow brush. I haven’t used this yet because I am not really that into eyeshadows…but I will try to learn how to apply eyeshadows soon. 🙂

The lash & brow groomer . It is very precise, handy and solid. A must have in every girls — errr, ladies’ kikay kits!

The concealer brush is the brush I least use. I think the foundations I’ve been using work well as they conceal hyperpigmentations. But I tried using it as I apply my foundation, and it worked quite well. It is like a mini foundie brush and I like it.

Ecotools brushes are made with a bamboo handle and very soft synthetic taklon bristles, that don’t shed at all. I have used mine for more than a month now and have washed it many times too. As I have observed, there hasn’t been any shedding…not even a bristle falling out from the brush! Truly amazing!

In conclusion I’d say that this set of Ecotools is a must buy especially if you’re just a beginner like me. The best thing about these brushes is that they are cruelty free and eco-friendly!