Monday, December 17, 2012

My First Ever Giveaway with Eyelash Diva Winners!

Hi everyone!

I'm really sorry for not giving you any updates, this is a very busy month for me! Wedding and events filled my schedules! :) But anyway, here are the winners for my first ever giveaway.

Tadah!


Congratulations Maggie and Jen! :) Please e-mail me your address at epitomemjay@yahoo.com!

Thank you for joining everyone!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

REVIEW: Physician's Formula Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone!

We all know that a lot of brands started coming up with their own versions of Urban Decay's "Naked" which has neutral colors. One of those brands is Physician's Formula. I haven't heard of it yet until my Aunt, who just arrived from New York, gave me one (thank you Tito Andy and Tita Joy!). Believe me, it's one of the cutest product I've ever seen!

Ready to see what it looks like? *wink*

See how cute the packaging is?? That's a true lace overlay on the product with a 
cute pink ribbon. So girly..
At the side, you will see the three looks you can create using this product.
While at the back, you'll see some instructions and descriptions of the product.
These are the ingredients listed below the box.
I forgot to take a picture of it, but this product claims that it's: Hypoallergenic, Fragrance free, Paraben free, Dermatologist approved, Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, Gluten free.
It's small! Cute. :)
Eyeshadow applicator in wedge shape. 
Most beauty bloggers and gurus said that some of the colors were dupe of UD Naked 1 and 2 palettes. I don't own one so I can't confirm it.

Pros:

- small, can fit in to your pouch/kit
- packaging, super cute and cheeky
- shimmery, good for  highlighting 
- paraben free
- can be used wet or dry
- colors are buildable

Cons:

- not locally available
- pigment is not that okay
- no separate chambers,  you might grab the other color while getting the desired one.

Overall:

Well, I must say that this is a very interesting product into the world of neutral palettes. The shades are decent but doesn't have an outstanding pigmentation, but using a good primer will make it better. I can't recommend this for professional makeup artists. 

Have you tried any physician's formula products yet?






Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Props Tools and Cosmetics Bazaar

I'll be at Props Tools and Cosmetics Bazaar on November 25, 2012. If you wanna meet and greet, just drop by at booth 257, World Trade Center! See you!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My First Ever Giveaway with Eyelash Diva



Good morning everyone! Today, I'll be launching Eyelash Diva's giveaway in collaboration with Ehmjay Bornales and Iya of Miss Pretty Little Petite. On behalf of Eyelash Diva's first birthday bash, I'll be giving away 2 gift packs!

What's inside?

- 2 pairs of Eyelash Diva's Black Beauty eyelashes
- Eyelash Diva glue
- a gift from Jenova

How to join?

1. Follow my blog ehmjaybornales.blogspot.com
2. Like Eyelash Diva's Page https://www.facebook.com/myeyelashdiva?fref=ts
3. Like my Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Epitome-of-Colour-and-Style/137901092988184
4. Comment below with your Name, GFC Name, active E-mail and Facebook Name

I'll announce the winners on December 16, 2012! For my local readers only... :)

What are you waiting for?! JOIN NOW! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Soon...


Wanna win these?? Stand by for my first ever upcoming giveaway... :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Christmas Wish

Hi everyone!

This will be just a simple post, no review, no haul... I'll be showing you some of the items I've been dreaming to have for. Hopefully, if God permits, I can have all of these before the year ends. (Literally crossing my fingers right now. *wish wish wish*)

So, let's start!

10. Sigma Brushes - Any set of Sigma brushes will definitely make me happy! I've been eyeing these brushes for years. I can't wait to hold and own them. (Santa Claus, please?)



9. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1- My eyes were stuck in this tablet since I saw it! Dude, I like Samsung better than Apple products... I'm not a techy girl but the reason why I want it because I think I need it, specially if a client wants to see my folios. It'll be more convenient and easy for makeup artist like me. (trying to make an excuse to buy it, right?)
8.NYX Lip Cream- I wanna hoard these so bad. One of the products I've been dreaming to have!

7. OCC Lip Tar

6. Nurturing Force Twinkle not Wrinkle eye primer- I'm so inlove with this primer! I'll do a review once I have it already, okay?? ;)

5. Naked Palette from Urban Decay
4. HP V5061u- one of my priority to have. :)
3. Make Up Station traincase with legs- even this is too big for me, still this will be very helpful specially when doing my wedding gigs. I'm actually choosing between this, videocam and laptop. *confuse*
2. Laptop- I don't own one yet, I normally use our office's computer or my brother's. That's why I'm really having a hard time updating things online! UGH.
1. Bobbie Brown Pretty Powerful book! :)



















How about you? What's your Christmas wish?

Review: Maybelline Fit Me in shade 220

Hi everyone!

Past few days were hella busy. Oyeah! :) I've been doing make-up gigs again and been preparing for the up coming fashion show this coming December 15,2012. But of course, I don't want to leave my blog hanging... again. Let's get start, shall we? ;p

For today I'll be reviewing Maybelline's Fit Me press powder in shade 220. I bought this product from my friend, Momi Joi. She asked me last 3 months ago if what I want to buy from walmart because her parents will send them balikbayan box. (Her mom works at Walmart btw.)

I was really planning to buy laptop, because it's way cheaper there compare here in Manila. But since I'm not sure what are the right specs for me, I decided to pick makeup then. So, I started browsing at Walmart.com for the products I wanted  to buy but unfortunately none of it were available. *sad* I ended up checking Maybelline's line and this little black square thingy got my attention. I actually chose two, but the other one was opened already/used, I dunno why. Well, my friend decided to give it to me. YEY! ;p Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a picture of it yet so I "might" post a different review for it. Oh well, are you ready to see what it looks like???


 TADAH!!!!

Maybelline says:

"This powder will give you a natural coverage that leaves the skin the way it is meant to be, fresh, breathing and flawless, no oils, no waxes, no nonsense."

Pros:

- wide range of shades
- cheap; I bought this for only Php 250! Not bad at all
- light weight
- doesn't have any unusual smell
- very natural and glides smoothly on face
- cute packaging; it comes in a black square box/case

Cons:

- the plastic case was cheaply made, it's a bit flimsy so be careful when using it
- puff and mirror were under the powder; very inconvenient if you're ina hurry
- not long lasting
- locally not available

Will I buy this again?

No. This product didn't reach my expectations. I like Maybelline's Clear Smooth press powder way better than this.

My opinion?

If you're looking for a long-lasting press powder which will give you medium coverage, this product will be a big NO for you. I find this product very light and easily goes off. But if you just want a shine-free looking face, then maybe this product is for you (though you might need to retouch every now and then). But all in all, I really don't regret buying it.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Haul: Graftobian Corrector and Derma Wheel Concealers

Happy Halloween everyone! :)

This is just a quick post. I'll show you the latest product I've been raving.

 Graftobian Corrector and Derma Wheel Concealers







This is a very very good product! I'll post a review about this wonderful product.


Monday, October 29, 2012

HD Academy: Day 8- Graduation day

School is over and I can now call myself a "certified" professional make-up artist! Yey! This day was very tiring but yet so fun. I will surely miss my batchmates. :'(

For our finals, we were required to create two looks for 1 model: a bridal makeup look and an avant garde/high fashion makeup look.

 Random pictures... :)



Miss Stef, coloring Heather's hair using airbrush! I was like.. WOAH! :)
(Heather's dream finally came true! Tuwang tuwa ang bata sa galak!)




SUPER FUN FUN FUN DAY! :) I miss you all!




The finish product! :) Photographed by: Jeave Gabiana || Hair by: Christephanie Sing || Model: Heather de Leon || MUA: Ehmjay Bornales

Notes: I must say that HD Academy is truly one of the finest. This school rocks and if you really want to learn and be professional, you should try here out! :)

HD Academy: Day 1-Day 7

Hey everyone!

I was MIA these past few days because I took makeup class at HD academy. The class schedule was mon-thurs for 2 weeks, from 11am to 3pm. I tried to update my blog during those days, but I'm always tired right after the class. lol. Forgive me again. :)

I chose HD not only because they're cheaper than the other well-known makeup schools but also because of the positive feedbacks I read about them; Askmewhats, Shen's Addiction, Animetric, The Beauty Addict.





What I love about HD:

- they're hands-on ( they will teach you the step by step procedure and will guide you all through out)
- the staffs are very friendly
- they provide models

It's worth paying for, no regrets at all! Very professional teachers (Jeave Gabiana and Stef Sing) yet they make sure that we're still having fun while learning. I will surely miss HD and my batchmates! :) I'm planning to take their airbrush class next year! yey!

I'll show you some pictures taken during our class. Warning: There will be a lot of pictures!! :))

Day1: No make-up look (sorry I wasn't able to upload the before picture)



Day2: Simple make-up look (proper contouringn and conceiling)



Day3: Men's and older women's makeup look (they discussed what are the do's and dont's in doing the older women's makeup)




(Honestly, this was the very challenging part. I hate doing older women's makeup because I find it very complicated.. but congratulations to me! I did it! :O Sir Jeave intentionally gave her to me. ;p)

Day4: One Tone Smokey Eyes makeup look for B&W photography




Day5: 3-tone Smokey Eyes makeup look ( We were taught as well on how to create cat's eye. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a picture.)




Day6: Avant Garde


(the look was inspired by Misschievous)

Day7: Wedding makeup look



I'll post my graduation day on my next blog! :)
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