HBC Hauls (San-San liquid base make-up, San-San shimmer lipstick Allue eyeliner. Allue lipstick, Hortaleza MD Illuminous Plus soap)

At last! I found time to create my HBC Make-up haul reviews.

Its been weeks since I bought these make-ups from HBC in Baclaran then, finally I spend my leisure time in writing these reviews.

I bought liquid make-up base, shimmering lipstick, Allue mini lipstick, Allue glitter eyeliner and Hortaleza soap.

First in the list is the San-San liquid base make-up (90.00 php):

I bought this 20ml base because I was really amazed to see that this contains vitamins A, C, and E which are the so-called vitamins for the skin. Here are the reasons why I found it amazing:

Vitamin C, in combination with vitamins A and E helps to prevent sun damage on the skin. Vitamin C, also prevents ageing and makes our skin firm. Vitamin A is added because it is a superb anti-oxidant and a moisturizing agent. This vitamin is readily absorbs in the skin, thus it functions effectively. Improvement of skin elasticity, thickens epidermis (which becomes thinner in ageing), and helps regulate keratin formation. Vitamin E, is an excellent moisturizer. It has anti-inflammatory action – and this prevents premature aging, as inflammatory conditions in the skin is a leading cause of skin aging.



As we can see, when we apply this base, it made the skin glow and looks smooth. In its texture, I attest that this base makes skin soft and it is not sticky as well, unlike other liquid base or foundies. It is best when we apply foundation on our face right after this base. But, if we want our face to feel light and natural, this base can be solely applied.

  • Handy
  • Affordable
  • Good tone quality (really suits in my dark skin)
  • Has excellent contents
  • Pea-size base can cover up a huge area of the skin (quality wise)
  • Not sticky 
  • Dries up easily
  • Hard to squeeze out ( I think all the liquid sticks to the tube inside ) thus, it needs greater pressure to squeeze out of the tube.

Next on list is the San-San shimmer lipstick 03 (64.00php)

This contains Castor oil, candelilla wax, beeswax, paraffin wax, isopropyl myristate, lanolin oil, mineral oil, titanium dioxide, tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), D&C Red No.27 Al Lake, iron oxide brown, propyl paraben.

Taken w/o flash

Lippie swatch (w/o flash)

Lippie when worn 
This lipstick is so smooth that it glides easily in the lips, but the shimmers tend to produce white flakes/glue on lips and it emphasizes cracks.. Its better to wear with a lipbalm before applying it.

  • The packaging is sturdy and simple.
  • Easy to glide and pigmented
  • Inexpensive 
  • Doesn't have the extreme waxy taste
  • It is enriched with vitamins C and E which acts a an antioxidant and a moisturizer which helps to have smooth lips in continous use.
  • Not long-wearing (TIP: to have  a long wearing lipstick, apply one coat then pat with dry tissue and apply again)
  • Shimmers tend to form cracks/glues on lips. Lipgloss or lipbalms are suggested to put then.

Another item I bought was the Allue Glam Rock Metallic Eyeliner in Strikin' Silver (60.00php)

I bought this jumbo pencil liner to have my eyes a light shimmering look, unlike my other eyeliners (black/brown) that makes my eyes heavy dramatic. I know I could use this on day and night as well.

I used this to line my lower lash line and upper lash line! This is really awesome..

Swatch w/ flash

Swatch w/o flash

Liner on me (daytime) ~ nevermind the retarded eyes! ;)
  • good for smokey eye, extremely simple an elegant
  • good for waterline, it lasts long!
  • its so pigmented 
  • cheap
  • doesn't smear nor fade
  • glides easily
  • Jumbo pencil (needs a sharpener that fits in it)

Metallic liners can give a dazzling party look usually worn at nightime, but ... It can be wearable even in school, office at when just strollling around, shimmers makes us feel light and glowing!

Next is the Allue My first.. Lip colour performance (Mini Lipstick) (45.00php)

This tiny lippie is about 2 inches long , and its so cute!

Taken w/ flash
Taken w/o flash

Allue lippie on me

  • It is moisturizing
  • It has a good smell :)
  • Non-greasy
  • pigmented
  • easy to apply
  • Small sized
  • Not long-wearing

Then the Hortaleza Illuminous plus facial Soap- Glycerin based 45g (42.00 php) :

  • Skin lightening with Glutathione & Arbutin
  • With Tiny White to lighten skin
  • Lightens blemishes and dark spots on face and body
  • Mild glycerin-based formula

Stearic acid
Aqua Fatty acids
Myristic acid
Sodium hydroxide
Glycerine Cocainamide Diethanolamine, 
Tiny White (Arbutin and Grape seed extract)
Linoleic , Linolenic acid
Tocopheryl acetate
Sodium ascorbly Phosphate 
Hydrogenated Castor oil
Liquid paraffin
Sodium hydrosulfite
Pentasodium pentetate
Butylated hyroxytoluene

Arbutin is considered as the safest and most effective skin whitening agent. This protects skin to damage caused by free radicals, it inhibits formation of melanin pigment by inhibition of tyrosinase activity.

Arbutin give three main properties: whitening effects, and anti- ageing effect.

Glycerin-based soap is one of many safe personal care products that may be more appropriate for people with sensitive or delicate skin, because Glycerin is natural.

If you are suffering from dry flaky skin despite the constant application of emollients/lotions and frequent bathing, it could be due to the nature of the soap you are using. 

Glycerin is known as a humectant - it actually attracts moisture, leaving your skin hydrated and supple. Thus this base makes the soap moisturizing! 

I really love this soap! I truly lightens the skin and it makes my face glow and has keeps it moisturized!

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