All I want for Christmas...
1) NYX Bronze Smokey Look Kit (Price: $12.00)
"Create smokey eyes with a caramel twist. The Bronze Smokey Look Kit contains 9 eye shadows and 2 lip colors. A slide-out compartment makes this palette portable. Mirror and applicators included."
I've heard this is a travel-size dupe for the Naked Palette 2. I've always wanted to get my hands on them, but for someone like me who barely uses eyeshadows in my usual make up routine, I don't think I would have my money's worth. I'd rather get something within my budget but still does the same job.
2) K-Palette 24H Perfect Long-Lasting Eyeliner (Price: $21.00)
I got to try this myself when I passed by Beauty Bar last week. In my opinion, it has the same qualities with the Lebelage eyeliner I randomly purchased from a Korean supermarket. They're both easy to remove, has that same jet black color, they don't smudge and most importantly, they do not give you raccoon eyes. It's why I detest wearing black eyeliner everyday which reminds me of the time my aunt gave me a pot of MAC's Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack when I went to Hong Kong for a visit. When I tried it on the first time, a few hours later the liner smudged even if I had set it with loose powder. Though I still gave several chances to prove its worth. Sadly it seems I am not doing something right because it still smudges on me or I really just have oily lids.
Going back, the reason why I prefer K-Palette is because I've never had this so much control when applying my eyeliner. Lebelage's brush tip is quite similar to a brush of a nail polish only thinner. However there is a huge difference on the price. If you want to splurge, go for K-Palette.
3) Physician's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls (Price: $17.00)
I found about this product because of Christine of Temptalia. She made a review on this highlighter here and was quite surprised that I can actually purchase it through an online store here in the Philippines. Yay!
"It's a unique palette of multi-colored pearls blends together to create an instantly glowing complexion and a perfectly even skin tone with Real Mineral Pearl Extract delivers a luxurious skin-perfecting effect. Also Hypoallergenic. Fragrance Free. Paraben Free. Dermatologist Approved. Non-Comedogenic."
4) Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in Mon Shu Red (Price: $30.00)
Third one from the left!
I'm just so sad that it is limited edition meaning I won't be able to purchase them anytime I want (or when I have the guts to spend that much on a lipstick). I've been reading reviews on them and I haven't seen any negative remarks about them YET (besides the price of course, which is reasonable anyway for what its worth). Most likely, I will be looking for a dupe of this product.
Here's the link to a more in depth review of the Mon Shu lipsticks:
5) Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Corrector (Price: $71.00)
This is on top my wishlist, but ironically this is also the bottom of least possible products to own. Why? It's so expensive here in Manila. Beauty bloggers from other countries have purchased this as low as $49.50!!! How can that be?
When I go abroad, I'm going to look for Kiehl's and check the prices out for myself. I badly need this serum because I have a lot of imperfections on my face. By imperfections I mean blemishes and they won't go away! I'm trying to change my diet to a healthier lifestyle so that it would help improve my skin before I gross out everyone with my face lol.
"Clearly Corrective is a fast-acting serum that evens skin tone and diminishes dark spots to impart overall radiance and luminosity to the skin. With continued daily usage, Clearly Corrective™ helps to prevent the formation of future dark spots and other skin discolorations."
What about you, what's on your Christmas wishlist?