Beauty

Coverderm, the World’s First Camouflage Foundation is Now Available at Watson’s

COVERDERM make-up demo

A make-up that covers up scars and birth marks like a camouflage — and looks great for everyday use — is now available at select Watson’s branches. For 80 years, Coverderm advanced dermotological cosmetics have been helping men and women manage various skin conditions through products that provide coverage you won’t get from regular make-up. Coverderm’s unique formulation covers vitiligo, melasma, birth marks, acne scars, and couperose, making it the recommended choice of dermatologists. It can also mask the redness resulting from laser treatments. You can even use it to temporarily hide tattoos!

Make-up for Beginners: Where do you start?

highlighting the brow bone

Ladies, I’m about to talk about make-up for beginners. An no, it’s not anything like “minimal foundation and a good blush on the apples of your cheeks” or “winged eyeliner and red lipstick” or a short but well crafted FOTD (face of the day).

The answer starts with groomed eyebrows. You might wonder: do you even use make up for that? Of course! And not just make up but careful shaping, drawing and highlighting. The whole eyebrow grooming process might sound scary especially if you are just starting out collecting stuff for your stash but trust me, it’s not. It is, however, a challenge, an art that has to be practiced whenever you have the time (and the mood for it).

Why eyebrows you ask? The answer is very simple: the brows frame the face. They really do! The brows make or break your look. Hence, grooming them is what you have to learn first.

Some pointers:

  1. Oh please, sweet darling, DO NOT OVERPLUCK! After I had my first dose of “groomed brows” (thanks to the friend’s lovely cousin who volunteered to do them the morning before my JS Prom) I kind of hooked myself into maintaining the poor things until one day I was copying Christina Aguilera’s look:

    Christina Aguilera

    Where art thou, Christina? Where are your brows? Christina Aguilera in Beautiful, 2002. Yes, I had my Christina Aguilera (circa “Beautiful” days) phase that was (horribly) immortalized on my voter’s ID. Just look at her brows. Go ahead. It’s a glimpse of me back in the day. As my colleague puts it “…buti tumubo pa ‘yang kilay mo!” Absolutely an all‐time low for my brows.

[More pointers for beautiful brows!]

Get a fresh new look from Creations by Lourd Ramos

Lourd Ramos and Bobby

Looking for a nice, cozy, and affordable salon? Creations by Lourd Ramos Salon just might be the place. It just opened its fourth branch at the Eton Cyberpod Corinthian building in Ortigas on October 24.

Get a fresh new look the organic way.

Real mom style: Comfort first — layers and color too

Kat Fonacier-Garcia is a marcomm professional, a bellydance instructor, a wife, and a mother to 8 month old Gibby. Her style:

1. Layers! I like cardigans, shawls, scarves, and other neck accessories/jewelry.

The Face Shop shows us how to have fun with make-up with Lovely Me:ex

The Face Shop Bloggers' Party and Make-up Workshop

“Don’t look the same way twice.”

That’s the motto for The Face Shop’s new line of make-up called Lovely Me:ex, which was relaunched on October 10 at their Bloggers’ Party and Make-Up Workshop at TGI Friday’s in Glorietta, Makati City. The event emphasized fun and versatility with The Face Shop make-up products, as beauty bloggers got to party with stylists and models to create a variety of looks using the Lovely Me:ex line.

The Face Shop Bloggers' Party and Make-Up Workshop

This meant I got to try out the products that day. The model that was assigned to me was the lovely Mihwa. Here she is before we styled her, with just foundation, powder, eyeliner and lipstick.

Mihwa - The Face Shop Bloggers' Party and Make-Up Workshop

Tina was the make-up artist I worked with. After I picked out the colors for the look we were giving Mihwa, we decided to split the job by doing one eye each. I did Mihwa’s left eye, Tina did the other.

Mihwa - The Face Shop Bloggers' Party and Make-Up Workshop

More about having fun with make-up with The Face Shop.

Add a romantic twisty knot to your basic ponytail

We found this tutorial that’ll keep long hair interesting and romantic — even on days when the dreaded ponytail is needed.

The Face Shop throws a Club 20 launch party for bloggers

The Face Shop - Club 20

So last Friday, my friend Marge, who runs a beauty blog and video podcast, brought me along to The Face Shop’s Club 20 launch party for bloggers, at their Trinoma branch. Club 20 was a global campaign to offer The Face Shop’s most popular products at marked-down prices, and the event was well-attended by some of Metro Manila’s most popular beauty bloggers.

Fresh even under the sun!

Fresh under the sun

Summer is almost over and despite already experiencing rain, we still can’t stop the sun’s unbearable heat during the day! It’s a nuisance having to sweat right after putting on your make up and having to do it all over again. I’ve learned a few tricks to keep my lively self vibrant even when under the sun! Here are a few things I depend on.

Slip, slop, slap and wrap

SLIP, SLOP, SLAP AND WRAP

Summer’s here and I’m busy as a bee! With family outings to attend, beach trips to plan, kids’ summer activities to sign up and months of slatternly housekeeping to atone for, it’s easy to forget the skin care routine – which is the worse thing one can do with all this heat and sunshine!



If you’re pretty laissez faire with the sunscreen, now’s the time to step it up. UV rays (most potent between 9:00am – 3:00pm, according to www.epa.gov) can cause actinic keratoses (aka skin growths), premature skin aging, sunburn and, at worst, skin cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a “Slip! Slap! Slop! Wrap!” approach to sun protection: slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat, and wrap on sunglasses to protect the eyes and the sensitive skin around them. We’ve tackled fashionable ways to slip on and cover up; here are some suggestions for those three other steps.

Confessions on skin aging

Even though I’d always had no-fuss skin – as a teen my breakouts consisted of a few zits on my T-zone – I’d been fairly fastidious about skin care. At age 25 I began daily facial massages, used day and night moisturizer and sunscreen, and got facials maybe every other month. It was all in a bid to “preserve” my youthful skin.

It seemed to work – for a while. Without make up, and clad in shorts and knee socks in my futsal classes, I would often be mistaken for a college student. (This fantasy came crashing down though when I began to play with real college students and was told, “Nice goal, ate!”)