Mabuhay! Because it’s Independence Day, I’m greeting you a warm welcome in Filipino. :)
So I made this post up a couple of weeks ago but I’ve decided to wait a little longer to give justice to my beauty purchase. Thank God I did, cause now, I love both the lipstick and foundation that I bought.
Before May ended, I did a little shopping online, and stumbled upon The Vanity Zone. The Vanity Zone carries imported cosmetics from high-end to drugstore. I’m not makeup obsessed, in fact (I’ve mentioned this before), I don’t know proper make up techniques. But sometimes, my job requires me to wear make-up. Kahit lipstick lang just to look a bit polished. Yes, nag-explain talaga ako. LOL!
I’ve heard a lot of reviews about Rimmel and Wet n’ Wild cosmetics. I believe Rimmel is not available in the Philippines so I shopped online. And with Wet n’ Wild, it’s a lot cheaper online and I don’t have time to shop. Want to know more about these products?
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
I bought this because I was looking for a cheaper alternative to my favorite Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. I’ve tried Revlon Colorstay foundation and it was perfect, but I want a much cheaper dupe. To be honest, I did a little research before I purchased this. One that I have seen is from It’s Judy Time.
Just like Judy, I feel that the foundation does not live up to the ‘lightweight’ promise. It’s a bit drying as well, so moisturize before you use this. This has a very thick consistency and it has a full coverage so no need to build up. In fact, I don’t advise building this up because it will not look good.
(A dot of foundation can give you that kind of coverage so make sure you only use a tiny bit)
I got the shade 100-Ivory which is a perfect shade for my fair complexion. Jackpot I must say because I’m acidic and this did not turn dark after application. Since it’s a bit thick, avoid using powder on top. Just use a blotting paper to remove excess oil.
I like it because a little goes a long way. When I say little, I mean a dot will cover your entire face. Plus, it has good staying power. Not on the nose area though because I literally scratch my nose every hour.
Rating: 4 out 5
Wet n’ Wild Matte Lipstick in Stoplight Red
I love Mac, but I think it’s a bit expensive for a tube of lipstick. I know Mac lovers would hate me on this, but girls, I gotta learn to save for the future.
I searched for dupes online. I’ve found out that Wet n’ Wild Stoplight Red is a perfect copy of Mac’s famous Ruby Woo lipstick. I got this for only Php 199, and a Mac lipstick costs around 900 to 1000 per tube. Talk about saving some cash, right?
I’m not into matte lipsticks but I gave in because bold colors look better in matte formula. Wet n’ Wild didn’t dry up. It has good coverage, no chapping, so it’s highly recommended to those who suffer with dry lips. It has decent lasting power; just right considering the price.
Rating: 4 out 5
I’m looking forward to getting more products, but I have to do a little research first. I wish The Vanity Zone will bring in more Rimmel products soon! Wake me up concealer and foundation, please? And, I hope they can distribute Tanya Burr, Bourjois, and Topshop cosmetics! ;)
Kleenex, weekend schedule, movie buddy, check. I’m so ready, #TheFaultInOurStars. Let’s see how the movie version will make me cry. Okay? Okay.