Friday, June 7, 2013

My Monthly Favorites: May 2013

Hello lovely readers! I am sorry I am bit late with this post as I am super busy with work (and will get busier in the following weeks) but rest assured that I will still take time to post reviews and tutorials for you guys. Anyway, here are my last month's favorites.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation

This is my favorite foundation for 2 months in a row. As you all know I went to Zambales and I got sunburned so bad that this is my go-to foundation because it is darker than my actual skin. It does emphasize dry patches on the face but it is nothing that a good moisturizer cannot solve. For more information about this foundation (swatches, where to purchase), check out my April 2013 Favorites.

Maybelline Clear Smooth All In One Shine Free Cake Powder

I got this baby from my May BDJ Box and I have been using it ever since. It is a bit darker for me but since I got darker last month it matches my skin tone. I use it to set my Covergirl foundation and although it does give me a poreless finish, it only lasts for an hour or two and not so great in keeping oil at bay. I love the smell of this, weird but yes, and I also love the smooth texture it gives my face.

Look Beauty Brow Perfect

This is my go to brow product for the whole month of May! I love this brow kit so much that I cannot imagine doing my brows without it. This kit comes with 7 brow shades, 4 stencils, a fixing gel, a dual ended applicator and mini tweezers.

It also comes with a how-to guide, perfect for beginners.

This kit is available at Make Up Hub By Naturele Collezione for ₱900. This is always out of stock but they currently have 50 available, so grab one now while you can.

Essence I ♥ Stage Eyeshadow Base

When I saw this at Yette of Yettezkie's Doodles' haul, I knew that I have to get one. See, I never had an "official" eye primer, I just use a concealer or a cream eyeshadow or an eye pencil, so I knew that I had to get this when I saw it. Essence is a fairly new brand here in the Philippines and I was so surprised how cheap I got this eyeshadow base.

You see I love everything that makes my makeup last long. With this primer, not only it makes your eyeshadow more pigmented, my shadows last for 6 hours without creasing. Amazing!

Top: With eyeshadow base
Bottom: Without eyeshadow base

This is available for ₱189 at Essence counters in SM Department Stores nationwide.

Careline Oil Control Blush-On

These 2 are my go to blushes and bronzer this month. I just use an angled brush and dab the darker color on the hollows of my cheek and temples, then apply the blush on the apples of my cheeks and I am good to go. It is easy to use and stays on all day long. Definitely a favorite.

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

I love this gel eyeliner! I was not a fan of gel eyeliners until I tried this one. It makes such a beautiful line and fills in the gaps on my upper lashes really really well. It comes with an applicator which works but I like to use a different one. The shade that I got is 001 Black, here is a swatch:

I got this from Bon Marche but I don't think they have stocks left for this.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare

Ofcourse my monthly favorites will not be complete without the favorite lipstick of the month. You can get this from Bon Marche for ₱230. This shade is called Teddy Bare which is a neutral brown shade. Here are the swatches:

I have always been afraid to wear brown lipsticks because it can make you look old, but this is an exception. It looks so natural and it just tones down the natural saturation of my lips, which I like.

Meow by Katy Perry

I noticed that I have not shared with you guys my favorite scent of the month, but its not too late to start right? Last month, my go to scent is this perfume from Katy Perry. This is a sweet vanilla scent but with a musk into it, it compliments my natural pheromones and smells even better when I perspire. Not so long lasting though, but I still love it!

And these are my favorites for the month of May! Thoughts? Questions? Suggestions? Please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and please follow me on my social media sites. Thank you so much for reading and I will see you guys on my next post. Goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. rhaindropzJune 7, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    im loving my careline blish on too (tomato)

    1. maicafrancesJune 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Yes, it's really great and inexpensive. :)

  2. YetteJune 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I'm starting to get curious about that Meow perfume. I've been hearing a lot of Hpe about that one. Hmm...

    1. maicafrancesJune 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      I think you'll like it, it smells like RL #3 but this is more sweeter and musky. :)

  3. becomingsleekJuly 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I have to get me that Look Beauty Brow kit. I've seen a lot of raves for it.

    1. maicafrancesJuly 2, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      You should, it's a good brow kit if you love brow powders. :D

  4. monica santosJuly 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    I've been reading good reviews about the essence i love stage eyeshadow primer. I hope essence will have more branches soon :)btw, do you know if the covergirl foundation is available here? I've seen good reviews about it too but they got it online too, i wish its available here to check what shade would be best for me.

    1. maicafrancesJuly 6, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      I think they don't sell it sa stores. Advise ko is to go to the Covergirl website and match your shade with MAC, they have an option there eh I forgot the exact link lang.

  5. Andrea EstradaOctober 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    You review such great products. Thankyou, really. =))