All posts tagged: Fanny Serrano

Favorite Filipino Cosmetics

Happy Independence Day for my fellow Filipinos! 🙂 I thought I’d mention some of my favorite Filipino cosmetics, as a tribute and all. I didn’t have trouble thinking of many—because we have a pretty good range and selection of local cosmetics—but, I’m aware that I don’t have a lot of brand variation. EYES I love the Happy Skin Eye Am Here To Stay Eyeliners, both the liquid and gel ones! I do find that the tip of the liquid liner, which is a marker felt type, gets gunky and messed up really quickly. For eyeshadow, my top picks are the ones by Fanny Serrano. These ones have been depotted, as you can see. I must remember to wear these more! An affordable option with excellent pigmentation and performance. LIPS My favorite lip options are the Snoe Beauty Rouge Deluxe Lipsticks and—surprise, surprise—the Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturising Lippies. BASE My absolute favorite local foundation is a loose mineral one by Ellana Minerals*! I love this for a very smoothed over, velvety, and …

What’s in my Wild Peach Palette?

Sorry to possibly mislead you into thinking this was going to be exciting. I am in a sort of need to depot shadows right now, though, but a) I don’t have a spare palette, and b) I don’t really have all that much single eyeshadows to put into palettes. It’s just therapeutic, man. Must be the fumes. For the uninitiated, a Wild Peach Palette functions basically the same way as a Z-Palette. You can “depot” eyeshadows (that come in a metal pan), and stick them on there. This is good for customizing colors, or saving space when you have a ton of single eyeshadows. I don’t have a lot of singles, so I only got the personal palette, which are smaller and cost Php 285 or under $7. Anyway! Here’s what fit into it: Fanny Serrano singles: Beach Sand, Honey Glitter, Potter Clay, Mulberry Wine MAC singles: Amber Lights, Trax e.l.f. Brightening Eye Color: Ivy Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio: Walking on Eggshells I’ll quickly swatch them for you, so you have an idea …

Drugstore Finds: Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow + a Bonus Blush

Before I became really interested in makeup, my exposure to it was limited to trips to department stores and The Body Shop. The only brands I knew were drugstore brands, with the exception of some higher end brands like Chanel which ran a bunch of Rouge Coco ads I saw a lot on a trip to Hong Kong. Now, I prefer to buy a little bit more on the expensive side (because of overall quality), but every now and then I find that I can’t say ‘no’ to cheaper brands. My mom’s been a fan of Fanny Serrano’s makeup, especially the eyelash curler which is reportedly a pretty good Shu Uemura dupe. When I was on an eyeshadow kick, during which I bought two quads and a twenty-shade mineral set in one go, I couldn’t help but pick up a few of these. At Php 195 a pop (aka four grams), these are quite a steal. Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow Swatches, L-R: Beach Sand, Honey Glitter, Potter Clay, Mulberry Wine Beach Sand is the first shade …