[Estée Lauder] More than Mascara in Rich Black

I got this sample mascara from a gift set I got last last Christmas and I am in love with this mascara. It is still in the old packaging, since this was like from 2 years ago. Sorry for the crappy photos. I took the photos using my tablet to see how the pictures will be.

Estée Lauder More Than Mascara

Estée Lauder More than Mascara Moisture-Binding Formula:

Defines, conditions lashes and gives a more black impact.


  • Boosts lashes with in-depth moisture that binds to each one and keeps it silky.
  • Microscopic beads help prevent friction, so mascara glides on with ease for smooth, even coverage.
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers


  • Advanced pigment technology creates the blackest shades possible
  • Light is absorbed, reflections reduced, color is visibly intensified.

Ingredients: Purified water, carnauba, silica, stearic acid, polyisobutene, glyceryl, stearate, oleic acid, acrylates, copolymer, aminomethyl, propanediol, pvp/ polycarbamyl polyglycol ester, hydroxyethlcellulose, propylene glycol, trehalose, lauroyl lysine, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate, simethicone, imidazolidynl urea, methyparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, (may contain: titanium oxide), mica, iron oxides, bismuth oxychloride, carmine, ultramrines, chromium oxide greens, chromium hydroxide green.

Made in U.S.A.

Estee Lauder More than Mascara Brush

What I like about the product:

  • Creates soft, full, natural looking lashes.
  • Lengthens
  • No clumping, no flaking, no smudging, no smearing, no stinging.
  • Dries up fast
  • Waterproof
  • It is able to reach the hard to reach lashes.


  • Contains parabens. Parabens is still arguable whether it really is bad for the skin or not. Some people might strictly not like it, while I am just neutral about it.

What I don’t like about the product:

  • I don’t think it’s available locally.
  • It only lengthens a little. My eyes are monolid and the effect isn’t seen very visible unlike other lengthening mascaras.
  • Doesn’t volumize.
  • Mascara dries up fast, so you have to use it up as soon as possible.

Verdict: This mascara is not for those who are looking to wanting dramatic lashes. This mascara is great for those who wants to keep their makeup on a minimal and great for making natural looks. I like to use this mascara on lazy days when I don’t feel like putting on too much but still looking good. One of my major monolid problems is that mascara tend to smudge my lids. What I especially like about this mascara is that it dries up fast. that it doesn’t smudge on my eyelids.

Would I repurchase? Yes but no. This costs around USD 22 and that’s too expensive for me, maybe when I am on a splurging mode.

To whom do I recommend this to? To anyone who wants to have a more natural looking lashes.

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Over the Internet: Graduation Makeup Tutorial

March is the month for graduation here in the Philippines but because Holy Week started early this year, some were pushed back. I am counting down the days for my big day. This year, APRIL 3 IS THE DAY. I am very much excited to graduate yet I am nervous for unemployment as well.

To prep up my spirits for the big day, I looked for graduation makeup tutorials from local beauty gurus. Just to let you know, I am not really a YouTube watcher. I am more of a blog reader. I have not watched any of their earlier videos so most of them are of my first impressions.

Classic Graduation Party Makeup Tutorial by Chriselle Sy

I love Chriselle Sy (Cosmetic Fixation) and how in-depth her makeup tutorials are. I like the way details what kind of brush to use and where to apply it. I like that she tells what colors or shades to use without naming much brands, which I have noticed a lot of YouTube beauty gurus tend to do.

Classy Graduation Makeup Tutorial by anavictorin0

Ana Victorino’s tutorial is more simple than Chriselle’s but with the same in-depth quality. This is the first makeup tutorial I have watched from AV but I am a reader of her blog. Her sweet voice makes it a plus. For some reason her voice reminds me of Michelle Phan.

Graduation Day Makeup Look – saytiocoartillero by saytiocoartillero

Lindsay is a former classmate of mine back in elementary. I recently discovered her blog (Makeup by Say Tioco Artillero) last year and since then followed her because I love the idea that she patronizes local products in her blog and how she reaches out to make Tagalog tutorials in her YouTube channel. I also enjoy looking at her FOTD. She has made three different videos to reach out to her viewers: for high-end, for Tagalog speaking, and for budget.

Graduation Day Makeup Look (Tagalog Tutorial)

I prefer her makeup look here than the earlier video.

AFFORDABLE Graduation Makeup Look

I think she put in too much foundation in this video but her choices of products were interesting. I can’t wait to read her reviews on the products.

Fresh Graduation Look (Day Makeup) by COLORismyweapon

I recently discovered Noe Mae Villa-Gee (Color is My Weapon) while I was searching for YouTube videos on a graduation day makeup tutorial. I loved her video. With the way she talks in her video it made me feel I was in a makeup workshop or a makeup talk show.

For those who are into high-end makeup I recommend you to read Project Vanity’s Graduation Makeup Tutorial.

Do you have a D-Day this year?


Beauty Bar Haul

Beauty Bar Haul

It’s been a while since I went to Beauty Bar so when Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street, I decided to look around to check out their items.

Beauty Bar Haul

I have read things about brush guards how it helps maintain your brushes’ shape when you clean them. I think that brush guards are a beauty necessity that’s why I decided to buy one. I was planning on buying from Charm Makeup Brushes a 12-piece brush guard at Php 250. I was never an online shopping person that’s why I prolonged my plan purchase. but as I was lurking around the beauty blog-sphere, I found out that Beauty Bar is also selling brush guards! I found out through Eula Sleeps‘ blog post on  how she dries her brushes that Beauty Bar’s is selling a 15-piece brush guard for Php 245. That’s 5 Pesos cheaper with 5 more brush guards! HAHA! I am such a cheapskate. I am always on the look out for cheaper and more value finds.

My usual lash glue is Ardell and when I ran out of lash glue I was being stupid and bought a Ardell LashTite Adhesive for Individual Lashes which costed me Php 350! I don’t even know how to use it! Unitl now, it’s stuck in my drawer somewhere. Through the local beauty bloggers I found out that there are actually good lash glues that are cheaper. One of the popular cheaper lash glues is Andrea Modlash Eyelash Adhesive for Strip Lashes which only costs Php 195.

ArtDeco is a brand that brings back sentimental values. I remember way back when I was a kid, I used to play a lot with my mother’s makeup. I remember ArtDeco eye shadows being one of them. I decided to build an ArtDeco palette and collect the eye shadows, blushes, etc. of ArtDeco. I decided to start by buying ArtDeco’s Beauty Box Quattro luckily, a Limited Edition ArtDeco Beauty Box Quattro was on sale. It has a pretty jeweled design, from Php 425 it was sold at Php 318.75. I can’t wait to fill up this palette.

What are your recent buys? Do you know any cheap buys?


Bits and Pieces: Project Vanity’s 5th BlogAnniversary

Two Saturdays ago, Project Vanity held their 5th BlogAnniversary at Beauty Bar, Bonifacio High Street. I was one of the fortunate 40 readers who were chosen by Ms. Liz to receive a loot bag for her event. Even though the place was far and I wasn’t familiar of the place, I still went there to be able to meet her. I was starstruck when I met her. She was very beautiful and uber sexy. I look so awkward in the picture because I was so shy.

Ms. Liz, Snaps, and Me

Ms. Liz is very friendly, approachable, and down-to-earth. She talked to every one of us and made sure that we were enjoying and having fun. She made a quick tutorial of an everyday look and gave us tips. It was almost like attending a  beauty workshop.

Dawn, me, Vireza and KailaFrom left to right: Dawn (Peachy Pink Sisters), me, Vireza, and Kaila

It was my first time going to a beauty event. At first, I knew no one. I was afraid that would feel out-of-place. Thankfully my friend Kaila came and introduced me to her friends. I am a reader of Peachy Pink Sisters and I was delighted to meet one of the bloggers in person.

Kaila and Me

Thanks to Kaila and Ms. Liz, I wouldn’t be able to meet and make new friends.

Project Vanity Loot Bag

Some of us managed to take home a loot bag from Beauty Bar.

Project Vanity Inside Loot Bag

Inside was a Beauty Bar 2013 Planner, a sample of Cure Natural Aqua GelPalladio Oil Absorbing Rice Paper Tissues in Natural, and some Burt’s Bees items.

*Photos from the event were taken from Kaila’s iPhone.


From Canada with Love #2

From Canada with Love #2

Everytime my childhood friend comes back from Canada, she always manages to bring me back little things to give me. When came back last December, she gave me these lovely gifts. She gave me a Clarins makeup pouch, Victoria Secret coin purse, Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer, Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze, and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss.

Prescriptives Camouflage Cream Concealer right now is the only concealer I have. I never bought concealers because I don’t really have anything to hide. Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze and Essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss are my currently most used lip gloss. It just goes well on top of any of my lipsticks!

From Canada with Love #2

She also brought me a hand purse.

What gifts have you been loving?