Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Who’s obsessed with eye area care? *raises hand* Just when I thought my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye & Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Eye Creme duo can’t get any better, Estee Lauder launched a serum that works great with my already fantastic eye care system called Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion is an intensely hydrating eye serum that delivers an immediate surge of moisturization, leaving the eye area feeling soothed and refreshed, creating the optimal environment for eye area skin to repair and stay young and healthy. Potent enough to be used as a stand-alone eye product, this unique lightweight serum texture can also be layered with an Estée Lauder eye creme for additional targeted benefits.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder • Lancome • MAC
Just before we closed January, I was cleaning out my boudoir’s “top shelf” when I realized — all of my favourite lipsticks are from the berry family.
On Instagram last 29 January:
I just found a neat excuse to go #lipstick shopping.
On Instagram last 02 February:
Partyline. Viva Glam III. Dubonnet.
Rotating these MAC reds a lot lately. What other shades should I try? I’m NC40.
For someone wearing a lot less makeup all over (derma’s orders), this presents pros and cons. Top pro would be — I can sleep all day, wake up with only 10 minutes to prep for work, pick any colour and I’m good to go because I’m 100% definite they complement my skin tone. Biggest con — apparently, I don’t have anything that’s not red (!!!).
I’ve been long postponing my hunt for the perfect pink and perfect neutral when the need presented itself just last Tuesday. I was at the Powerplant Mall wearing my usual cat eyes and MAC Perpetual Flame + MAC Partyline when I realized that my face is too red from the peeling I’m going through. In my attempt to balance the look out, I removed the red lippies and swiped on some MAC Cremesheen Gloss in Imperial Light. It was too light so I made a 911 run to THE lipstick HQ. Bet you already know where I went!
Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Inspired by Paris in the evening, Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director of Estee Lauder created an ultra-chic line of long-wearing nail lacquer under the brand’s Pure Color range. On my nails above are two colours from this season’s back to back collections: Beyond Black and Metal Mania.
“When creating this collection,” said Pecheux, “I wanted to capture the intensity and naughty side of Paris when it truly comes alive…at night!” NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black and Metal Mania Collections include smoldering and amplified hues that capture the raw energy and sexiness of the City of Lights under a dark Parisian sky.
Beyond Black is defined by five deep, shades that saturate nails in rich and dramatic color, capturing the allure of the Parisian Femme Fatale. Metal Mania dresses nails in glam glitters for a modern metallic finish, enticing women to experiment, with daring effect.
Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black Collection
Bête Noire (Mauve to Blue), Blue Blood (Mauve to Blue)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer Metal Mania Collection
Nouveau Riche (Gold to Green), Explosif (Gold to Green), Chaos (Nude to Brown), Smashed (Mauve to Blue)
Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in Beauty under: Beabi • Estee Lauder • VMV
When purchasing a skin or body care product, no matter how good it is, there’s one thing that’s most of the time a deal breaker for me. If it’s housed in a jar, I usually think twice. If you’ve got product OCD like I do then you understand where I’m coming from. Even if it comes with a special spoon for scooping out the product, I *still* have to sanitize the spoon every time. If your skin and body care routine is as extensive as mine which involves anywhere from 6-8 products morning and night then sanitizing in between’s quite a task.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye x Beabi dropper
For some of you, Beabi’s just a wasteland. For me, it’s the utilitarian’s heaven on earth. You see, apart from the anti-double dipping movement (LOL) I have, I also LOVE decanting. For all of my products to have a uniform look in my boudoir will be well, a dream come true. Can you imagine how many droppers and pump bottles I’ve purchased from this store from the time it opened? :)
Anyhow, above is my HG eye cream Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye. Decanting this gel cream’s VERY difficult because it’s not runny. Like a kindergartener, beaming with pride, I told Liz of Estee Lauder how I decanted this product. Here’s how I did it step by step.
Posted on Nov 9, 2012 in Lifestyle under: Estee Lauder
The Ayala Museum
photo via Daphne.ph
Not too long ago, I had a wonderful and rather unforgettable pink dinner with my Estee Lauder family at the Ayala Museum. Over canapes and champagne, we honored Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Aptly, it was coined as “20 Years of Courage: Past. Present. Future.”.
In 1992, Evelyn Lauder together with Alexandra Penney of Self magazine co created the symbolic pink ribbon. That same year, Mrs. Lauder distributed the pink ribbons for the first time at Estée Lauder counters in New York City to give women the courage to talk about this deadly form of cancer and raise awareness on how early detection saves lives. The beloved Mrs. Lauder, passed away in 2011, working tirelessly for over nineteen years in promoting breast health and raising awareness to this cause.
To date, BCA campaign has touched millions of people thru its press outreach and lifesaving awareness messages, it has distributed more than 115 million pink ribbons in the counters of The Estee Lauder Companies’ brands worldwide. The campaign has spread the word of early detection and breast health through millions of bookmarks and brochures distributed globally. The symbolic pink ribbon has gone global, appearing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Viddy on the virtual map and has illuminated numerous monuments and landmarks all over the world from the Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, and Tower of Pisa to name a few.
More than our dinner being superbly sumptuous and the cause being just plain brilliant, how the campaign has helped millions and millions of women (and their loved ones) affected by breast cancer’s just genuinely overwhelming. From the proceeds being used for successful research and development year over year to Rovilson Fernandez sharing his mom’s fight, it was a beautiful night to celebrate awareness and the passion to further fight and prevent breast cancer.
Even if the BCA month (October) has come to an end, it’s never too late to be informed and share valuable information to another lady or two. Visit www.bcacampaign.com (my favourite page is the Illuminations to see other “pink” landmarks worldwide) for more information on this campaign.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Some two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet, greet, and be refreshed make up techniques-wise by Estee Lauder’s Global Makeup Artistry Director Blair Patterson at the EDSA Shangri-la.
Estee Lauder Global Makeup Artistry Director Blair Patterson
He asked us what look we’d like him to show and tell. It was unanimous: we asked him to render what’s on trend based on the recently concluded NY Fashion Week.
According to Blair, we’ll see a lot of turquoise, pink, aqua blues, and greens this S/S 2013. Lips are either glossy or semi-matte while the complexion’s texture is absolutely radiant — that sweet spot between matte and dewy. To achieve the latter, the skin’s prepped by refreshing it with the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex. He mentioned that the Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex is great to hydrate and repair the eye area.
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Round up the girls and join me this Saturday, 13 October, 4:30pm at the Lubang function room of EDSA Shangri-la for an afternoon of colour with Estee Lauder’s Global Makeup artist BLAIR PATTERSON.
Director, Global Makeup Artistry, Blair Patterson, visits the fashion capitals throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North and South America where he educates the brand’s top Makeup Artists, supports key press tours and meets with beauty editors. He travels the world educating women on how to look beautiful in a few simple steps.
During New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, Blair works closely with Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director for Estée Lauder. They also work together with brand spokesmodels Liu Wen, Constance Jablonski, Joan Smalls and Hilary Rhoda for all major photo and video shoots, press announcements and tours to promote Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Makeup around the world.
Blair’s work is frequently featured on TV on The Today Show, The View, The Food Network, E! and TLC, as well as in print for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Magazine, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and other publications. Recently he was a huge success on QVC promoting the brand’s launch of Cooling Eye Illuminator.
Blair also has a fast-growing presence in the beauty and fashion blogosphere. One of his biggest hits to date has been a live chat with popular Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman.
With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Blair says, “Makeup should not be a complicated process for anybody. The best makeup artists are those who excel in creating a complicated look with just a few quick, simple steps and making it look effortless.”
To avail of a workshop slot, Estee Lauder’s selling P3,000.00 worth of GCs redeemable for their products in Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la. When you book through the Rustan’s Shangri-la (633-4636) or Rustan’s Makati (817-1884) counters, do tell them that you learned about this workshop through me (phoebeann.me) to get your exclusive gift. See you all tomorrow! :)
With the BER months in place, I thought it would be nifty genius to shake things up a little in my makeup and bath counters. Silly? Yes and no because while we don’t have winter, wild pollutants and dry air take a harder toll on our skin and hair. TLC then’s an absolute order!
To round up the list, let me start with my new hair care must haves. IMO, hair’s best coloured this time of the year. With the sun being more forgiving, colour lasts longer and with the right products, the hair appears more vibrant and less prone to damage. Kerastase recently launched the Chroma Captive range and I think it’s the best (in terms of scent, effect, and value for money) from the Reflection fambam to date. This hair care system promises to protect colour intensity for up to 40 days with regular use.
The Bain Chroma Captive Colour (Radiance Protecting Shampoo, Php 1483 for 250ml) is great on its own but using it with the Masque Chroma Captive (Shine Intensifying Masque, Php 2708 for 200ml) gives me the shiny, vibrantly coloured, and bouncy hair I always wanted. More than preventing the colour from fading, I noticed that it also prevents my hair from getting that ugly brassy hue (when a red base is used).
After stepping out of the shower, I slather on one of my new found HG body lotions. I was elated to find the perfect texture and scent in Block & White’s Japanese Rice and Camellia Oil Spotless White UV (green) lotion. I can’t stop smelling my hands and arms after I put on some of this. When I’m wearing a dressy EDT, I use either the Natural Pearl Pearly White UV (pink) or Papaya & Virgin Coconut Oil Lasting White UV (orange). Not that their scents don’t last long but they seem to marry with my perfumes better than Japanese Rice and Camellia Oil Spotless White UV.
Posted on Jun 17, 2012 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Have you been to Rustan’s EDSA Shangri-La recently? The beauty section at the ground floor’s finally fully restored. It’s back to its pretty, bright and shiny self. It’s an absolute playground for the beauty maven and her equally gorgeous friends. When you take a trip to the said mall, make sure you stop by the bigger and more beautiful Estee Lauder counter. You won’t miss it!
Here are 3 awesometastic reasons why you should pay the Estee Lauder counter a visit:
Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup, Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer
These prized products for the face are part of the Double Wear range by Estee Lauder. The Double Wear range promises makeup that “stays in place, stays fresh and natural” from sun up to sun down regardless of the heat, humidity, and non-stop activity. I’ve tried using the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup on myself on a handful of weddings and it’s replaced my mainstay (HD photo ready) foundations because it not only stays in place but also stays radiant from the wedding’s kick off to clean up.
Last Saturday, I had the chance to try out their new foundation called Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup. If it performs just like the Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup yet is lighter in touch and feel then I’m up on the queue, first in line even!
Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup
15-hour wear, light as air-long-wear makeup is now lightweight makeup.
- Makeup That Keeps Up
- Fresh, natural, comfortable.
- Goes on sheer, leaves skin free to breathe all day.
- Controls oil.
- Resists smudging and won’t “melt” off through heat and humidity.
For a look that stays vibrant and fresh whether it’s a workday, a workout or a weekend. Smooth it on once and don’t think twice about it.
- Won’t clog pores
Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Beauty under: Estee Lauder
Happy Valentine’s day love birds! Zi judgment day is finally here and more than the lucky winner being announced, I’m ready to wrap up my review on Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum. Before anything else, let me show you the look of love: an unabashedly giddy Phoebe with hearts all over in celebration of this supposedly nakakakilig day.
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Warning: fatty and cheesy face ahead! :)
In a nutshell, after trying out the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum for a month, it’s become one of my can’t-live-withouts. It made my facial skin softer in texture and definitely almost pore-free in appearance. I always thought that my pores were wildly visible but thanks to Brigitte, she pointed out on its massive improvement last weekend over what seemed like bottomless soy garlic chicken wings. Usually, mug shots as candid and happy as this don’t make it to my blog but I’m very pleased on how it showed off my skin. I love, love, love this product and if you didn’t get lucky this round, I strongly recommend that you head on to Estee Lauder Philippines’ Facebook page and toy around the Advanced Night Repair app. “Dropping” an advice enables you to download a voucher for your complimentary 7-day sample.
Now on to the big announcement. I had Mother Goose help me out on this because some answers were so swell! The winner of my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum giveaway is…