• BEAUTY,  makeup,  skincare

    Makeup Setting Sprays – Are They Really More than Just Water

    Sometimes you feel a lil’ extra. Where after you finish your typical 20 minute makeup routine you’d use a makeup setting spray as a finishing touch. To set makeup, to make your foundation look “natural”, mimic an hour of sweat. Do make-up settings really work? Are they really more than just water? Today on the blog I’ll share with you my favorite makeup setting sprays that actually do the job and more. But first!   What is a Makeup Setting Spray? Makeup ‘setting‘ spray is formulated to be budge-proof and keep your makeup right where you left it, while ‘finishing’ sprays are typically used to moisten the skin. Therefore finishing sprays are more commonly used to ‘reset’ makeup during the day…

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    REVIEW: Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04

    Do luxury brands have significant difference over mid-tier and low-end besides the glamorous packaging? In my time doing makeup reviews for more than 20 years now. I have to say yes. But it also depends on what brand and product. Some can be total duds and waste of money. I’ve also reached the age where I invest on quality cosmetics than hoarding by quantity just because they’re trending. Today we’ll be reviewing Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick in N04. Is it any good? Let’s find out today.   WHAT IT IS From the Rouge G Collection. Choose your shade and your case to design your own lipstick. With a blend of…

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    While I’m sipping my 2nd mug of iced latte here at J. Co, I’m contemplating. Procrastinating rather, if I should start writing another makeup review on my blog. It’s been a few days and having a regular day job is quite exhausting despite working remotely. Ah, the advantages of working semi-freelance. Today on the blog we’ll be reviewing Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Powder UV Foundation in 30. We all know Japanese cosmetic products love naming their products long. The longer the better. HAHA. I got this from the last Lux Asia sale. The only time I buy luxury cosmetics because they’re priced the lowest. Originally costing at around 3k++ for the…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup,  reviews,  TRENDING

    REVIEW: Pop Studio Lip and Cheek Tint | A Brutally Honest One

    Before anything else. Before I even start my long essay of mostly constructive criticisms, I’d like to tell everyone that:   Though not #diehard, I’m a low-key Sarah G Fan I want to like this product so bad, so so bad I tried my hardest to make this work but alas…   A few months ago a full collection of cosmetics was launched by Sarah Geronimo called Pop Studio. It was soon followed by eye-catching promotions and banners using bright colors. Suits our pop princess just right. Everyone was excited for her makeup line! Including myself! I was lucky enough to have been sent a PR kit with the entire line. The…

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    REVIEW: Ellana Cosmetics Lip Drunk Blush

    Featured Writer: Abegaill J. Villacruz-Los Baños Do you want your own space at The Macho Mom? Send your best sample article to clubkikay[@]gmail.com and be part of an awesome family with love for anything beauty. (with bonus perks *wink wink*) Ellana Cosmetics is one of my favorite local brands since their products are vegan and cruelty-free, and yet are made from pure ingredients. Thanks to this brand that I was able to continue putting on makeup even during pregnancy. My top 3 favorite products from the brand are the lip in luxe matte liquid lipstick, mineral powder foundation and makeup brush cleaner! But after trying out the Lip Drunk Blush, I…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup,  reviews

    Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream 23 Review | A Good Ol Classic

    I don’t think I’ll tire of using BB Creams. They’ve been here in the beauty industry for almost 20 years now and a staple part of my makeup kit. They’re called BB for a reason. BB stands for Blemish Balm. Created to conceal imperfections while healing them. That’s what makes them stand-out from other bases like ordinary foundations.  They have coverage and additional skincare benefits. Today we’re going to review one of the oldest BB Cream in the market, the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in #23 (Price: 660php at Althea Korea)   Product Description Originally developed as a salve for patients after laser treatments, it’s safe to say that BB creams…

  • BEAUTY,  makeup,  reviews

    Lanolips Rose Gold | Review

    If I wanted a soothing lipbalm, I’d go for my trusty ol Lucas Pawpaw. If I wanted a good lip and cheek tint, I’d go for EB Advance Lip & Cheek Tint in Fig (review soon). BUT the impulsive shopper in me kept scrolling on Instagram, recommending things I’d want but don’t need. Like the Lanolips Rose Gold 101 Ointment Multibalm. I bought this because of the hype reviews.  Is it worth it? Did I regret my purchase? Continue reading til the end for my review.   Description Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi-Balm Rose Gold (price: 18usd) is an ultra-hydrating, dewy and non-sticky balm that  provides a radiant flushed finish. Ideal for barely-there makeup looks, …

  • BEAUTY,  features,  makeup,  skincare,  TRENDING


    I’m a fan of miniature sized version of my favorite products. Are you? That’s why when I spotted MAC Makeup Ready Skin Kit (Price: 35usd) on their counters I wanted to get one ASAP. But of course I had to sleep it over, around 3 nights before going back to buy it. I’m trying to control impulsive buys. So going back to minis. I love em because as someone who LOVES to try new things, I can’t seem to finish a full-sized. Ever. Since 2012. Can you relate? Review at the end of this post!   Product Description Get healthy, radiant skin and prolong your look with our essentials for a…

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    L’oreal Infallible Concealer Full Wear in Cashew (Review, Photos, Swatch)

    I used to obsess with concealers. It conceals the usual dark circles that I’ve got from crying the whole night, or the acne on my face because of stress. But you know what guys? After so many years, I still haven’t found the holy grail liquid concealer. Today we’re going to review the new L’Oreal Infallible Concealer Full Wear in Cashew (price: 450php) Does it deserve the hype it’s getting? Read on!   Product Description Be Unstoppable. Experience full-on coverage and full-face wear for up to 24 hours. New Full Wear Concealer is our highest coverage formula in our widest concealer shade range ever. L’Oréal Paris Full Wear Concealer provides full coverage with a…

  • Vice Little Ponies Lipstick Swatch 6
    BEAUTY,  features,  makeup,  TRENDING

    Vice Cosmetics Launches Little Ponies Lipsticks (Swatch & Photos)

    The lipstick we all know and love from Vice Cosmetics is now available in CUTE SIZE! They’re called Little Ponies and I’m already in love. They come in a boxed set of 4 that costs 395php which includes the ff shades: Chup chap Epchuk Havey Jowa pa more   I’m an example of a person who RARELY finishes up a lipstick tube and this seems more economical. Especially if you’re adventurous to try new shades. It’s the perfect gift for your friends, mom, sister, or even yourself haha! What do you guys think?  

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