Venturing Into Make-up Artistry

Starting make-up artistry is definitely not easy for someone who is married and has a kid like me.  I must give priority to my family’s needs and consider the available financial resources we have.  I also need to be practical in choosing the brands and buying the essentials to make my plans happen (such as palettes, skin correctors, cosmetic case, etc.).

Based on the articles that I have read about make-up artisty, the very first thing that you need to purchase is a Professional Brush Set .  So as a newbie, I chose not to buy a high-end brush set yet.  Instead, I chose to purchase from one of the Multiply sellers, and here’s what I have got from MixxxandMatch. (Thank you Sharon! Til our next transaction!)

32-pc Professional Brush Set

Price: Php 2,500.00 + shipping fee

What Kikaymomtrepreneur thinks

Rating: 3.3/5

  • I am so happy for it’s price since I will just use it to practice the art  
  • Recommended for aspiring make-up artists, but  just make sure to purchase another set for the clients
  •  If I am a professional make-up artist, I will choose not to use the face brushes to my clients.  They are soft but the quality of the authentic brushes are incomparable.

Overall, though I am happy how Sharon gave a hassle-free transaction, I am not that satisfied with the brushes’ quality. But of course,  I don’t have the right to complain because of the budget I have set for the brushes (lol, choosy pa?!).  I am good with it as long as it’s just for personal use :).

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Covergirl’s LashBlast Fusion

Covergirl LashBlast Volumizing Mascara(orange bottle) used to be the Kikaymomtrepreneur’s “everyday mascara.”  She loves how it gives volume to her lashes, and how it resists water and smudge.   Yet when the “kikaymom” saw Covergirl’s new mascara line at the make-up counter,   she wanted to experience how similar or different it is from the old formula.   Good thing that she knew about this product last Christmas so she took advantage of the season and included this in her Wish List (Thanks to my officemate for making this wish come true! ;p).

Covergirl LashBlast Fusion

Price: Php 600 – 700

How they describe it

“The fiberstretch formula and oversized brush makes every little lash bigger, fuller, longer-looking, and more dramatic.”

What Kikaymomtrepreneur thinks

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Take note that on these photos,   I didn’t use eyelash curler. So take a look at it’s power to curl and lengthen my lashes.  But the thing is, I failed to compare the old formula from the new formula (orange and purple bottles).

Note: Sorry for the quality of the photos;)

  • This is now my everyday mascara 😉
  • Water resistant (Try slicing some onions to test it lol)
  • Smudge-proof
  •  Holds my lashes all day long
  • Gives what it promises! Length and Volume!

Overall, just like Maybelline Volume Express Mascara, Covergirl LashBlast line is one of the best mascaras I have tried so far.

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Dollface Vanity Palette

Dollface Cosmetics has several make-up palettes that you can choose from.  Their palettes are perfect for make-up junkies and most especially for students who wish to pursue a career in make-up artistry.

After reading a lot of blog posts about Dollface Cosmetics, I finally decided to get one for myself.  It actually took me weeks to decide which palette to get, but after considering my basic needs to start with make-up artistry,  I decided to purchase the Dollface Vanity Palette, my first all-in-one palette ever. Thanks Ms. Pearl!

 This is it!  I wish I can do this professionally some day!

What Kikaymomtreprenuer thinks

Product Rating: 4/5

Price: Php 1,000.00 + shipping fee


  • Palette:  approximately 7″to 8″ long
  • Eyeshadow pan: size of a 25 centavo coin (each pan)
  • Blushes and highlighters: almost the size of  a 10 peso coin (each pan)
  • Lip Colors: approximately .75″ x .25″

What I like

  • A complete palette (60 shades of e/s combination of matte and shimmer, 3 blushes, contour and highlight palette, and 12 lipsticks)
  • Affordable
  • Comes with 2 e/s applicators

What I don’t like

  • Whites and  yellows  are not that visible(this is probably because of my skintone).
  • Could have been better if they included at least 4 shades of concealer in the palette (“,)





Lip Palette

First Row

Second Row

Overall, since it’s an all-in-one palette, I think it’s a must-have for someone who loves applying make-up and probably for professionals too.

My next project, Dollface Concealer Palette and some more Eyeshadow Palettes!

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NEW! Human Nature Sunflower Cleansing Oil

I use  Sunflower Seed Beauty Oil as make-up remover.  In fact, I am still finishing my first bottle. Yet,  I sooo love Human Nature Products and also love the benefits of Sunflower Seed Oil, so even I still  have enough of it, I still decided to purchase the NEW Human Nature Sunflower Cleansing Oil.

*Photo by Homer Trinidad

PRICE: Php335

Size: 200ml

How Human Nature describes it

  • 100% natural, moisturizing make-up remover
  • Gently takes off even the most stubborn waterproof mascara
  • Works twice as hard as it cleans away make-up while hydrating and nourishing your skin and conditioning your lashes making it safe to use even around the eye area

What Kikaymomtrepreneur thinks

Product Rating: 4/5

I consumed 4 cotton balls to remove my Avon Waterproof Mascara and Revlon Eyeshadow

How to use it

Massage it on your face and wipe the excess oil with facial tissue or cotton.


Make sure to massage enough amount to remove your make-up  The first time I used it, it felt like I washed my face with cooking oil because I put too much, minus the scent(lol).


I like it because it’s similar to Shu Uemura Cleansing Oilworld-class!  I like the pump bottle.


It reminds of a cheap unwrapped sugar-coated candies sold at sari-sari stores specifically in provinces. My aunt used to call this “kending hubad” (I hope you can relate!hehe). They look like this : ).

*grabbed from google

Overall, although I am not a fan of oil-based cleansers. I appreciate several things about it:

  • Truly removes stubborn waterproof mascaras, make-up, etc.
  • It’s organic, loooove the benefits!
  • Doesn’t sting the eye
  • It’s a lash conditioner – healthier lashes = less eyelash fall caused by mascara and eyelash curler 😉
  • Based on research, Sunflower oil has high Vit.E content

That’s all about it! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

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NEW! SUESH Led Vanity Mirror

I needed a handy vanity mirror and look what I found!

Suesh Led Vanity Mirror – Php 380 plus shipping/ approx 8.44USD

Lights on

Lights off

Here is the battery.

How to change the battery

Unscrew/Screw that part using a 25-centavo coin.

The battery hole

What Kikaymomtreprenuer thinks

Product Rating: 4/5

  • I can still do touch-ups in dim and dark places (love it!)
  • Perfect mirror when shaping your brows
  • Available in 2 colors: white and black
  • Something unique ( I remember hubby’s comment when he saw this, “astig!”)
  • I wrapped it with a clear plastic before putting it in my personal cosmetic case to protect it from scratches


  • Length: approximately 2 inches
  • Height: approximately 3 inches

However, the lights hurt my eyes so I place the lighted part on the side of my face when doing touch-ups.

Over-all, I love it! It’s cute and unique!

Where to purchase?

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My Son at 12:30 AM….

I just want to share to the readers how big my son’s appetite is.

I offered him a slice of cupcake for his midnight snack but he opted to eat rice lol.

Thank you Lord! Please keep him healthy.

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McCormick Buffalo Wings: Barbeque Flavor

Do you know that McCormick Buffalo Wings (Barbeque Flavor)Seasoning Mix  can be used as sauce mix for meat or fish? Read on.

If you read my previous post on McCormick Classic Buffalo Wings , then you have an idea how this seasoning mix looks like when you opened it. Let’s recall.

Here is the product.

You use Pack 1 to coat the meat, fry it, then pour Pack 2 to the fried meat.  Just because I wanted to prepare something special for my hubby and my son, I found another way of using the product.   I used pack 2 to cook Cream Dory Fillet in Barbeque Sauce, but I still used pack 1 of the seasoning mix to coat the sliced Cream Dory Fillet.  I fried it and set it aside.

How to prepare the Barbeque Sauce

1. Saute garlic and onion in vegetable oil.

2. Pour pack 2 of McCormick Classic Buffalo Wings in Barbeque Flavor.

3. Season it with UFC Cook n Dip Catsup Blend in Honey Barbeque.

4. Add 1 cup of water.

5. Season it with salt, honey and McCormick Rosemary, then bring to boil.

6. Pour the sauce to the Fried Cream Dory Fillet.

7. Serve Hot.

Happy weekend! Hope you liked this recipe.

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