TERRACOTTA SUMMER SHADE

I was thinking of what shade I’ll try to experiment to create a summer glowy look but with a bit of freshness. Aaaand voilà two people popped in my mind, Camie Juan and IAMKARENO. Because I remember the time I watched their make-up tutorial on youtube which made me fell in love because the shades they used are so much earthly and perfect for this coming summer.

I’m not a professional make-up artist so bear with my beginner skills lol. I skipped contouring to make it look subtle and fresh.

The basic tip here is, put some highlighter on your cheeks, nose, and along your brow bone to achieve that glowing summer look. I always do this whenever I put make-up on because it polishes the overall look and accentuates the face.

By the way, my eyebrows don’t look aligned but always remember that eyebrows are sisters but not twins. Hahaha

For the lips, I used peachy apricot shade and coated it with light pink lip gloss to match my eyeshadow.

If you want to know the products I used, you can comment down below and I’ll update this.

Have a sizzling summer gals! 🔥

 

Much Love, 

Merzl 🍉⛱

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HAPPY SKIN x PINK SUGAR LIPPIES

Hello! It’s been a while since I posted something here on my blog! 🙂 After accomplishing loads of college requirements and papers, it feels so good to write again.

Anyway, I purchased two lippies online because I was too lazy to visit my favorite store to look for beauty essentials. XD Not really a fan of buying lippies online because I’m afraid to receive the wrong shade and won’t be able to exchange it.

So I tried to look for some reliable beauty stores online and after reading some reviews, BeautyMNL and Happy Skin was on my top picks and gave them a try.

The shade that I bought from Happy Skin is the Honeymoon Glow see the pictures below:

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I really love their packaging because it’s so cute and it’s easy to twist. This lippie is blendable and glides smoothly into my lips and I can really feel its moisturizing effect because unlike other matte lippies, it does not feel dry and rough when applied.

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The shade of lippie that I bought from BeautyMNL is the Birthday Suit by Pink Sugar. This one is my favorite because the color suits my skin and is not too pigmented. But what I don’t like about this product is, it’s not easy to blend and does not glide smoothly when applied. I have to use my fingers to blend the product into my lips. Plus the packaging is not that good because I can twist it even the cap is on so it ended up smudging the lipstick a bit. That’s what happened in the photo below.

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Here is the swatch I made. They don’t have a huge difference because their shades are quite similar. The Honeymoon Glow is just a little bit pinkish than Birthday Suit’s apricot-like shade.

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I applied it and you can barely see the difference.

 

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Shade in the first picture is the Birthday Suit and in the second picture is the Honeymoon Glow

 

I both love the product. But of course, there’s always one who will stand out. And it’s the Birthday Suit for me. I just love how the shade suits me and looks so natural. Plus it’s more affordable than the Happy Skin’s Honeymoon Glow.

 

Thank you for reading! 💕

 

Much Love,

Merzl 😘🌸

 

 

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NUDE by Nature: Lip Gloss

Growing up, lip gloss was a popular trend for every girl way back. Before matte lippies took over the limelight, lip glosses and shimmers were such a craze. My cousins would visit beauty stores before with me to buy lip gloss with fruit scents and that made me want to eat it hahaha. So when I received the box, I was so giddy to give my lips a glide of shine.

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I am happy to say NUDE by Nature is 100% cruelty-free and is PETA certified.

What I love about this is how chic and minimalist the packaging is. I’m obsessed with good packaging. :3 Plus the rose gold color makes the product look posh.

Now, let me introduce you…

FLIRTY

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A mix of apricot and blush pink shade. I first apply lipstick or lip tint one shade darker because if I only apply this alone, the result makes my lips look pale. I instead use this to coat my lips after swiping the lipstick on.

SULTRY

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To be honest, I don’t like using this shade because it doesn’t suit my complexion plus, it’s not shimmery and it’s dull in color. Maybe I’ll use this during night outs or just a casual day when I don’t feel the need to look kikay. 

KISS THE SKY

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For the last shade of gloss, I always wear this when going out in the daytime — not to mention this is my favorite among the three. XD It creates a glowing aura on your face that you don’t need to put any lipstick on to emphasize the shine and color of this gloss.

The box of glosses comes with this chic compact mirror that I am now using wherever I go because it’s so pocket-friendly.

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I don’t think I’ll purchase this again because I don’t really use lipgloss now. I’m more into tints because it’s long lasting and doesn’t smear.

Have you tried this product already? If you do, comment down below and share your thoughts!

Thanks for reading sweeties!

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Much Love,

Merzl ❤️

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HALLOWEEN MAKE-UP: DEERY DEAREST

It was my first time to create a Halloween look like this. I had so much fun doing this look and actually, I filmed myself while creating this deery dearest but I failed to click the record button. (Fail hahaha) I realized it when I was about to set the final powder and I was quite annoyed but I just laughed about it because I imagined a lot of things when I’m filming and now pooof! All of those imaginations will just remain as imaginations lol XD

Now here’s the DEERY DEAREST FINAL LOOK:

I admit that I am not really a good make-up artist myself, but I am doing my best to achieve that look haha by the way I copied it from Pinterest.

That’s it. Thank you for reading sweeties! I hope you will love this as much as I do.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 👻👻👻

 

Love,

Merzl 🌻

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