I started playing around with makeup around November last year. It was around the time that I was about to finish the tube of BB Cream I had then. I was thinking about buying a new one, but I realized, looking through my photos with the BB Cream, that it actually makes me look very haggard after a couple of hours. Turns out I had acidic skin, which makes whatever foundation or cream I have on my face get darker as time goes by. Being a noob with makeup, I must have spent around PHp 6,000+ worth of cosmetics and tools that I had NO IDEA how to use or if it was going to sit well with me skin. I wasn’t subscribed to a lot of beauty vloggers back then so I didn’t know that there are actual vlog reviews on products that are perfect for my skin type.

Fast forward to a year later, I can say that my makeup skills have greatly improved. Though it has made my going out prep time about an hour and a half longer! I remember last year complaining about how I can’t do my brows, and now I’m so happy that I can finally do them! I’m still in a trial and error phase with my face and eyebrow makeup but I’m getting there!

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I’m also careful with what I put on my skin. After wasting all that money on makeup products then seeing how it’s not sitting well with my skin, I have also come to realize that I need to have good skin first and foremost so that anything I put on my face will look at least okay! I also took the leap of getting my facial warts removed. Check out my blog and vlog about that here!

I recently discovered BeautyMNL.com mainly from Filipina beauty vloggers and some of my mommy blogger/beauty blogger friends. BeautyMNL.com is a one-stop shop for beauty articles, tips & tricks for Filipinas and an online store where you can easily buy their recommended products! What I like about BeautyMNL.com is that they do NEXT-DAY DELIVERY for Metro Manila addresses and FREE SHIPPING for orders Php 2,000 up!

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You can see they put extra effort in helping their online shoppers because of the tips they leave around!

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Here are the stuff I got from BeautyMNL.com!

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My freebies were from TRESemmé and St. Ives!

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Got two pots from Suesh Choose Your Own Palette Eyeshadow Pots in Smokey Eye Base and Smokey Eye Browns and Grays in shade E26.

Suesh Choose Your Own Eyeshadow Pot

Also got a Blush Brush from Clover Collection

Clover Collection Blush Brush BeautyMNL.com

And Aqua Pure Shampoo from Pantene

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For the past few times I went out with friends and with family, I’ve been using the Holika Holika x Audrey Jeanne: Dodo Cat Glow Cushion BB in 23 Pink to test it out and see if I can use this instead of my usual Loreal True Match Foundation. Here’s what I think:

Packaging: I don’t think BB Cushions can get any cuter than this!

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First impression: The white paw gives your skin that shiny essence for that perfect glow. It doesn’t have any strong smell and it goes on my skin very well. Very easy to apply. While I was putting it on me, I was so confused and scared because it looked very light on my skin! Look at my facial expressions! The following photos are screenshots from the vlog I was planning on putting up together with this blog post, but I ran out of battery!

Holika Holika Dodo Cat Review

However, after a few minutes, the makeup has set on my skin and it looks good! I had to ask Oscar to check for me! I also applied it a bit further down my neck just to make sure my face doesn’t look too off colored if ever it was lighter talaga.

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Finishing up my look. I also used the eyeshadow pots from Suesh.

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Contour, blush, highlight, eyeliner and liquid matte lippie from Detail Make Over. Brows are Loreal Brow Artist.

I went out with my friend Pierre that day and it stayed on well!

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I wore it the next day to service and lunch (walking under the sun included!) and a quick trip to the mall, and it still looked good! Friday night, I hosted a dinner at home for my married women’s VG to celebrate my birthday and Justine (my childhood bff) loved how it looked on me!

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The Verdict: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this BB Cushion! I feel so lucky that my first BB Cushion looks good on me! I still had to blot a couple of times throughout the day, but after blotting, it goes back to looking fresh and nice! I wonder how it would look if I set it with the Laura Mercier translucent powder. Baka perfection na! Haha! For the price, it really is an investment, but I like that it comes in a cushion compact, rather than the BB tube I had before. I hate applying makeup with my fingers so I love anything that makes makeup application easier.

Check out all the products I featured here on BeautyMNL.com!

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Roxi

Roxi is happily married and mom to two boys (#SantiagoBros!). Mommy blogger since 2010, work-at-home Mom as a virtual assistant and web designer at Mommy Mover.

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17 Comments

  1. I came across on your blog and I’m a bit shy what to comment since I’m not familiar with all the make ups and cosmetics that ladies are using. Upon reading your post, it helps me understand how ladies behave and value beauty products and make up as well. I’ll surely share this and inform my mother about this one! Thank you for sharing!

  2. hannah gee says:

    It looks like a great little haul you had there and some of my favourite brands. I havent seen the BB cushion those, but glad to hear it worked out well for you. It looked lovely on your skin so fresh, I hope you keep enjoying it.

  3. Fred says:

    I guess for beauty products it would be safe to buy online with known brands. However to try new unknown brands online is too risky and may waste money.

  4. Mia Foo says:

    omg, that bb cushion is too cute! especially that white paw on the cushion itself! but that also means we have to specifically pat on the paw area to get the essence… erm, right?

  5. Saminu Abass says:

    Health is wealth. Skin as a tool to make a living workable and makes you looks great. Therefore, it is pertinent to use a skincare to maintain the skin

  6. Franc Ramon says:

    The porefessional looks really effective as you’re skin looks really smooth and clean after. You had a really good haul.

  7. Tiffany Yong says:

    The white paw is so cute! It makes it look as if a cat has just been there! Indeed, BB Cushion can’t get any cuter than this!

  8. Elizabeth O. says:

    That’s an awesome website for all your beauty needs. It’s good that you learned more about your skin and what products work well with it. You make-up definitely looks great!

  9. nicol says:

    the packaging of the dodo cat is so cute! i wish i could get my hands on it so easily

  10. Bhushavali says:

    I’m reading a lot about BB Cushions but never tried one. I somehow stick to the elaborate concealer & foundation. But you look fabulous. The entire look with the eyshadow & lippies, you just look spectacular.

  11. Rosey says:

    I love that it goes back to looking fresh after a blot or two. Also, that lip color is fantastic on you!

  12. Gilian says:

    You look great with the make-up! =) Love the BB cream. I’m beginning to like BEauty MnL. =)

  13. Michi says:

    I have just bought my first BB cream from BeautyMNL and so far I’m still learning to use it. I hope I can also improve my make-up skills, one step at a time. 🙂

  14. Patty | MrsC says:

    Super cute naman ng BB Cushion na yan! I use one from Etude House but it’s paubos na, so I need to buy a new one. Maybe I’ll try this, just because it’s sooooo adorbs.

  15. Janice says:

    I haven’t tried anything from Holika Holika yet. I also usually use BB creams and have never used a BB cushion. This one looks promising nga. Might try it once I’m done using the Pink Sugar BB Cream I got from BeautyMNL too, although I’m pretty satisfied with it already. 🙂

  16. Cushions are super love kaso sabi nila maaksaya daw. Harhar! We all love Beauty MNL!

  17. How cute the paw print!!! And I’m also a fan of BeautyMNL. For a kikay, busy probinsyana nanay, BeautyMNL is heaven-sent. 🙂

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