Beauty In Bloom

My favorite home-based brand, Happy Skin has come up with an amazing summer collection called Beauty In Bloom and I was lucky enough to be able to attend its launch a few weeks ago! The event was held at El Jardin at the Fort which perfectly fit the theme of the collection.

As I got to the restaurant, I was told that we could make our own flower arrangements before we headed on over to our seats. Not many people know this, but I actually buy myself fresh flowers for my room every month so it was no surprise that the flower arranging station was my favorite part of the whole event, next to being able to see the new Happy Skin products of course! Hehe.

 The whole place was set up so beautifully and all the guests blended right in with their bright floral outfits. Here’s a shot of me in one of my favorite skirts with the flower crowns they were giving out at the event.
 And here's a shot of my favorite part of the whole place. They filled this huge shelf up with makeup! *tear*
  And of course, no beauty event is complete without a station for all the makeup lovers to be able to try the brands' latest makeup innovations.

So now let's get to the fun part— testing the products out! The whole collection features the Get Cheeky With Me 2-in-1 Blush, Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse in the shades The Morning After and Summer Crush, and Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies in the shades Bride-to-Be and Hold My Hand.

But before that, I tested out their new Eye Am The One Mascara which was also launched in the event. This mascara is a part of their permanent collection. Being a mascara addict, I was excited to see if it can live up to it's "Holy Grail Mascara" title.

This mascara was formulated to lengthen, volumize, and curl your lashes, but what really sets it apart from other mascaras sold in the market is the fact that it was also formulated to nourish and keep your lashes healthy by the infusion of ingredients such as hydrolyzed silk which protects damaged lashes and Swertia Japonica which stimulates lash growth. And the best part for me is that it removes effortlessly with just warm water! If you're like me, who's guilty of using a ton of makeup remover and of rubbing your mascara off vigorously, then this is a life saver.
On the left are my lashes without any mascara and on the right are my lashes with just 2 coats of Eye Am The One. I really like the wand of this mascara cause it didn't give me clumpy lashes and I can't believe that I didn't even need to use an eyelash curler to achieve these results! Eye Am The One costs P899, a little more pricey than my other usual choices from drugstore brands like Maybelline, but with all the benefits it has to offer then I definitely think this mascara is worth it!

Moving on to the Beauty In Bloom collection, I was lucky enough to get some samples of the Shut Up & Kiss Me Lip & Cheek Mousse. I loooooove lip & cheek tints so I was very excited to try these as well. The 2 shades were actually originally from last summer's limited edition summer collection, but due to popular demand, Happy Skin decided to bring them back only this time, as lip & cheek mousse.

Double-duty products such as these are must-haves for those who are always on the go and those who love fuss-free makeup routines. I would compare this product to my favorite Shu Uemura gelato tint, only for this one, you need a lot less product to get some color payoff because it's very pigmented. You may also choose to layer on these shades if you wanna customize your own blush or lippy. Let me show you guys how I blend mine out for that perfect summer flush!

Here was my face before I applied any of the products. I just added some BB Cream as a base, put on a super soft brown eyeshadow, and filled in my brows. To prep my skin for the mousse, I made sure to exfoliate beforehand. This practice should be done for applying any kind of cheek tint because it ensures that the product will go on evenly and not emphasize any patches of dry skin. 
I started with my favorite shade, The Morning After which is a unique Muave shade that I don't see in tints very often. That's probably why I instantly fell inlove with it. For perfect application, I started with 3 small dots of the product on the apples of my cheeks and then used my ring finger to blend it out. You can stop here, but if you really want it blended perfectly, then you may use a stippling brush to blur out the edges. Here I used a MA
C 187 brush. I then applied the product on my lips. It comes with a pointed tip for easier application.
Here's me with the Eye Am The One Mascara On and The Morning After on my lips and cheeks. I am obsessed with this color and I've been wearing it almost every time I go out! It looks very natural, it lasts a few hours, and the best part is that it's SPF 15 as well for added protection.
So now I'm gonna be trying out the Summer Crush Lip & Cheek Mousse which is a bright pink shade. I decided to change up my hair a bit and add a little bit of plum eyeshadow on my lower lash line for a more fun and fresh look. Of course I also washed off the first shade of the mousse that I had on.
  And here I applied Summer Crush the same way on my lips and cheeks.
 And here I am wearing Summer Crush which I love since it instantly brightens up my whole face! I receive lots of questions on how to wear bright lip colors such as this one, especially for Filipina skin tones. Do not fear my lippy loving ladies, cause the Happy Skin team really ensured that all these shades will make every woman look absolutely blooming. Summer Crush would be a great color to start with if you're scared to try out brighter colors. It's very wearable, I promise! These amazing Lip & Cheek Mousses are P699 each or P1199 for a box of 2.
 Now I'll be trying the last item I received from the Beauty In Bloom collection, which is the Get Cheeky With Me 2-in-1 Blush. This blush comes in 2 shades, a pink Bride-to-Be and a peach Just Peachy. These are the most flattering colors for all skin tones and it's great how you can now have both in one palette! The palette also comes with a very useful cheat sheet if you need a crash course on how to apply blush.
For this last look, I put my hair up in a bun, added a thin layer of black eyeliner on my upper and lower lash line, applied nude lipstick, and contoured a little for a more sophisticated look that could be worn for evening events. Very #TitasOfManila, but that's okay hahaha!
I'm using my MAC 159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush for a natural application. Happy Skin designed this blush in such a way that all you need to do is sweep your brush across the pan, and you'll end up with a perfectly colored flush! I just applied the blush to the apples of my cheeks and blended it out. I only swept my brush through twice and it was more than enough for my entire cheek.
I was so pleased to see such a lovely color appear. Happy Skin really achieved their goal of having the best marriage of pink and peach hues. You may get The Get Cheeky With Me 2-in-1 Blush for P799.
If you guys are looking for some products to update your looks for the summer season, then the Beauty In Bloom collection is definitely worth a shot! Like I said, these lippies and blushes are limited edition so get them while you can and don't miss out on your chance to be beautifully blooming all summer long. :)

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