Tuesday, August 28, 2012


This is probably the LATEST (late-est) July Favorites video ever, but better late than never!


1. CMG Green Shoes (available at CMG stores)
2. Make Up by Toni HOPE Series Brush Set

3. ELF Eyebrow Kit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MW6f9Xjrt4
4. Neutrogena Deep Clean Revitalizing Pink Grapefruit Ultra Foam Cleanser available at Watsons for PHP 307.50
5. Tony Moly Baby Doll BB Foundation - first impression video
6. Think Pink Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick 299.00 SM Department Store - swatches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgkI1CnEXkQ
7. MeMeMe Dew Pots Rich Colour Eye Defining Cream Midnight Mist #8 from https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHub.NatureleCollezione
8. MeMeMe Boho Balm
9. Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit
10. Ben Nye Conceal All Wheel NK1 from http://www.thestylequarter.multiply.com
11. Baby Wipes (99.00 for 3 packs Watsons)
12. ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder PHP 249.75 (ELF Counters)
13. ZenZest BLUSH Cologne 180.00 for 2 bottles (available in malls)

HAUL! Saizen, Revlon, Maybelline, FS


Here’s my latest haul video!

ELF Blush (SHY) PHP 199.00
ELF Brow Kit PHP249.75 *Demo video here:
Nichido Mineral Kohl Pencil (ONYX) PHP 138.00

All from Robinson's Place Ermita Mall:
Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash PHP 625.00 for 2 mascaras (Buy 1 Take 1)
Fanny Serrano BB Cream (Oriental) PHP 299.00
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner PHP 449.00 (-20%)

Mascara Guard PHP 85.00
Lashes PHP 85.00 (each)
Lash Case PHP 85.00
iPhone Black Silicone Case PHP 85.00


Featured on COSMO.PH!

Another humbling experience!


Thank you www.cosmo.ph!

Read the article here and find out what my beauty must-have is!


Get the Perfect Smokey Eye

Hi everyone!

Here’s an easy tutorial on how to get that simple, smoky eye makeup look. It’s really easy, all it takes is good blending, and the right tools!


Products used:

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sigma Bare Palette (Elope, Hitch, Hitch+Control)
Sigma Mr. Bunny E55 Eye Shader Brush http://bit.ly/OluGpk
Sigma Mrs. Bunny E55 Eye Shader Brush http://bit.ly/NkFML8
Sigma Mrs. Bunny E40 Tapered Blending Brush http://bit.ly/NkFML8
MBTH07 Tapered Blending Brush http://on.fb.me/LV5TWY
Nichido ONYX Mineral Kohl Pencil 138.00
Mr. Bunny E30 Pencil Brush
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara $16.00 for 2 mascaras (Duty Free)

Lip color:
Wet N Wild Cherry Picking
NYX Round Lip Gloss (Real Nude) PHP 150  http://bit.ly/QoPDO2

Watch the video here:

Makeup by Toni HOPE Series Brush Review


Hi everyone!

Here’s my review on the Makeup by Toni Hope Series Brushes.

If you watched this vlog:

You would know the story behind these brushes! I met Toni and Rafael when they came to the Philippines (they are Filipinos based in Singapore) and I am really glad to have found new friendship in them. They are the sweetest couple ever! Toni is a freelance makeup artist just like myself! Watch the vlog to get a peek of what’s in her bag (as well as Rafael’s)

The main reason why Toni and I met up is because she wanted to introduce her very own set of brushes to me. Upon seeing them and touching them, I was really impressed. It was like love at first sight. Yes, I did get it for free, but everything I’m about to tell you is 100% honest. Toni was kind enough to give me one set to try out for myself.

I did a First Look blog post on the brushes here:


Obviously, that post is not enough. I test-drove each brush until I reached abusive-level. I featured the brushes in numerous makeup tutorials and got a lot of feedback. People wanted me to compare it to Sigma, Charm, Beauty Cosmetics…etc.

I can only compare the Hope Brushes with brushes that I own. (Which is Sigma and Beauty Cosmetics)

Full on honest opinions:

  • The MBT Hope Brushes are Sigma dupes. (You gotta watch the video review below to see why)
  • The MBT Hope Brushes are more high quality compared to Beauty Cosmetics (BC’s handles and ferrules are a bit flimsy—don’t get me wrong, though! BC brushes are good enough for starters. I believe I compared it to Sigma before. In THIS video, actually. I love the Synthetic Kit of Beauty Cosmetics. That’s the one I highly recommend. They have SUPER SOFT BRISTLES, I tell ya.)
  • I don’t own Charm brushes, so, I can’t compare.
  • The MBT Hope Brushes come with the EXACT same types of brushes from the Sigma Essential Kit [any 12-piece kit from Sigma, i.e. Mr. Bunny]

Why I love MBT Hope Series Brushes:

  • I got it for free (come on now, I won’t be a hypocrite about that)
  • It’s very different. Navy blue brush holder, brush names imprinted on the brush handle (with the adorable signature heart symbol too!)
  • Super soft bristles
  • Sturdy handle—ferrule connection. They’re both stuck together pretty tight) No flimsiness
  • Complete set for beginners
  • Perfect Sigma Dupes!
  • Affordable at PHP 2,700.00 without shipping (A Sigma Mr. Bunny Set costs $109.00 without shipping, that’s approximately PHP 4,595.87)
  • High quality
  • Brushes are “made with love”
  • Honestly, these are the best brushes I’ve ever used (next to Sigma brushes) I won’t lie about that.

If you watch my review, you would know about the ongoing promo! I hope you still catch it though. MBT is offering FREE SHIPPING. You just need to be able to pick up the brushes yourself at Mall of Asia (on a certain date) Please watch the video and read the info box for more information!

Even if you don’t catch the promo, you can still order the brushes!

Please contact MBT for more information https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyToni

I also have ALL the information in the description box of the video. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

LIKE! Aladdin and Princess Jasmine!

Hello everyone!

Please help me and my partner Mr. Gabby Raralio win online by liking our photo!





Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ask Say #19 (All About YouTube)


Well hello there, darlings!

I decided to create topics for the rest of the Ask Say segments as to avoid repetitive questions like (what’s your top 5 favorite lipsticks? best foundation for oily skin?) and the likes. From now on, questions will be categorized, and anything that is not related will not be answered nor entertained.

So for August 15, I gave the topic “YouTube”! Anything related to YouTube. So, let’s start…

1. How you feel about having viewers from different nations? I'm from Puerto Rico and I love to see you :)

This is really sweet. I feel really happy of course!!! I would love to meet everyone, if only that is possible. Meeting different kinds of people from different countries is SUPER COOL!

2. Do you make a lot money on YT? If so do you encourage people to start blogging or whats your suggestions to those one who are interested?

Private information will not be disclosed in this post, however, getting partnered with YouTube does give monetary benefits among others. YouTube Philippines recently launched in our country, making it easier for aspiring YouTubers to sign up for partnership. You can actually apply! I believe there are terms and conditions which are available for viewing on the site itself.

3. How do you differ from other Youtube makeup gurus? :)

We are all unique in our ways. I personally take pride in creating Tagalog tutorials for fellow Filipinas, filming my Day in the Life of Say vlogs, and I see to it that I reply to every single comment I receive in all my videos. Staying connected with my viewers is probably one of the most important things I really consider.

4. How long, on average, does it take you to make, edit, and upload your videos?

It really depends how many videos I am filming. Let me give you an example, I can start filming at 3PM, do 3 videos, convert the clips from .MOV to .WMV, have one video edited by 8PM, uploaded by 1AM (uploading time usually takes about 2-3 hours more or less depending on the size of the video)

5. Hi Ms. Say Just wanna ask, who are your most favorite youtube beauty gurus?thanks.

Michelle Phan, Tanya Burr, ItsjudyTime, Pixiwoo…etc

6. totoo bang pag umabot ng thousand and thousands ang mga subscriber mo sa youtube e babayaran ka ng youtube?

Same question as #2:

Private information will not be disclosed in this post, however, getting partnered with YouTube does give monetary benefits among others. YouTube Philippines recently launched in our country, making it easier for aspiring YouTubers to sign up for partnership. You can actually apply! I believe there are terms and conditions which are available for viewing on the site itself.

7. ate say, have you watched the videos of jemdahunk?

I haven’t!

8. Who are your favorite local YouTube-ers? :)

I love MissCoryPotts, she is the sweetest girl ever. We are real life friends! When we first met, she gave me a big hug!!! Hahaha she’s just super sweet and I love her so much! Next, of course is Janica Buhain!!! *She’ll be back with her videos very soon!* She’s super beautiful. I love her, she’s one of my closest friends in YouTube!

9. say, do you still sleep? your youtube channel (and blog) has been crazy busy. haha! ;)

I sleep!!! Haha, I sleep at around 4 or 5AM, get up at 12 or 1PM and work till 4AM again. I need a lot of time with everything going on haha :)

10. any tips for those intrested in vlogging/joining youtube?

Number 1 is what category do you want to belong? Do you want to be a beauty vlogger? A musician? A nail art guru? A fashion guru? From there, you can already set goals for yourself because you have already chosen your path.

11. What's your reaction sa mga haters saying you're copying Judy's style? For me ur not!:(

This question has been asked before. :) And, I don’t have a reaction. Haha I’ll keep doing my thing just like what Judy told me! She knows about it ;) Other peoples’ opinions don’t really matter. (Thank you Mitchie!!)

12. how much do you earn per video na ipopost mo? :D

Personal information will not be disclosed

13. Do you earn mOney on yt?

Same question as #2:

Private information will not be disclosed in this post, however, getting partnered with YouTube does give monetary benefits among others. YouTube Philippines recently launched in our country, making it easier for aspiring YouTubers to sign up for partnership. You can actually apply! I believe there are terms and conditions which are available for viewing on the site itself.

14. are you a youtube partner?

Yes. Affiliated with StyleHaul.

15. What are your bad experiences in vlogging? and how did you deal with it? i.e. does any one in your family against it? negative comments, dislikers... :) love you!

Bad experiences…hmmm, none so far. I think the biggest downside of vlogging is getting haters/trolls on the internet. It’s inevitable, though. You just have to get used to it, and not let them get to you. My family is 100% supportive. Love you back!

16. Why do you consider youtubing as your job? Do you earn from it? :)

Being a YouTube partner provides monetary benefits. :)

17. What Advise You Can Give to new Youtuber want To become a Beauty Guru? =)

Keep going! Invest in good quality equipment to upgrade your videos! Do it step by step, and you’ll be big before you know it.

18. kelan k ng start s pag yyoutube? at ano ang unang vid. mo? tnx..

I started 2010. My first video was a Michelle Phan recreation.

19. Your old school retro look was a really big hit here in the US, when do you plan on doing another youtube vid. Featuring similar looks again?

It was? That’s cool!! I have a couple of videos planned, but I’ll definitely include an updated retro look one, soon.

20. Is it hard to find subscribers? What did you do to make your you tube noticeable? :)

I started with 0 subscribers. Everyone starts from 0. I guess you have to have something unique in you that will make people remember/notice you. Show your true self. No pretentions. Work hard on your videos. Build a good foundation of Youtuber-viewer relationship.

21. is really True That other youtube Guru earn A money in Every Video or them?

Already answered. Please read #2

22. among all youtube gurus kanino ba maihahalintulad ang isang miss say artillero

We are all different! :)

23. how much kinikita mo sa youtube at ano advise mo sa mga nag uumpisa pa lng :)

Already answered this question. Refer to questions above.

24. I made my own channel sa youtube i uploaded 1 videi pero after nun sinearch ko sya sa youtube para itry kung lalabas pero wala aking nakita.bkit ganun?

I guess it has to gain views to be able to be searchable, I’m not really sure.

25. Minsan ba naka-encounter ka din ng pang babastos sa youtube? kasi syempre iba2ng tao yung mga nakakapanood ng vids mo. tsaka hindi lang puro filipinos. Panu mo sya na-handle?

Napakaraming bastos na tao all over the world. 2 steps lang yan: DELETE AND BLOCK.

26. Bakit minsan nagiging HQ bigla yung video mo po tapos bigla magiging Low Quality ulit?

You can tweak the settings of the video while watching.

27. Isn't it awkward for you to vlog almost everywhere? Thanks, Say. Mwah! :-*

It is, in the Philippines, but I want to change that!!! I want vlogging to be OKAY here in our country like it is in the US/UK!

28. Do you earn money from your videos??how?

Already answered. #2

29. Miss say, hanggang kelan ka mag youyoutube??? Tsaka more vlogs about your daily life pls! Gaya ng dati yung mga appointment mo sa clients etc... :)

I will be on YouTube for an indefinite period of time :) And my Day in the Life of Say vlogs will come back today!

30. Hi miss say this is itsjustroxy in youtube, idk if someone asked you this one na or nasagutan mo na pero i just want to know what inspired you to make videos ? parang bakit ka nagstart gumawa ng vids ? :)) thank you!

I was inspired greatly by the Fowler sisters, and then Michelle Phan :)

31. Hi Say! What can be the top 5 looks a youtube beauty vlogger should do? ^^. sana abot pa to! :)

1. Be yourself 2. good quality camera is always a plus 3. pleasing personality (something that will make people keep coming back for more) 4. be specific (with the categories of your vlogs 5. be consistent!

32. anong ma-aadvice mo sa mga naguumpisa pa lang sa youtube? ano yung mga advantages and disadvatages? Thank you and Godbless.

If you want to start. DO IT. Do it without any complaints and whining. You will learn a lot by watching other videos (that’s how I learned) it will take some time, but before you know it, you’re on your way to success. You have to know what you want to get out of YouTubing. Be it passion, talent…getting paid is a plus! Advantages, well, there is a lot. You get to sharpen your skills related to your passion, you meet different people, opportunities open for you! Disadvantages would be haters, or basically people who would want to ruin you/your career for whatever reason. Invasion of privacy can also be one factor. So set your limits. You need boundaries. (I can go on and on answering this, but I’ll stop here)

33. when did you start doing a makeup tutorial?


34. How do you deal with youtube haters?

2 step process: DELETE AND BLOCK :) Dealing with them will only feed their negative energy.

35. Are you ready to be a youtube sensation Say?

Aww that is sweet. Far from happening, but thank you SO much.

*We have come to the end of yet another fun Q & A portion. Thank you SO much to everyone who has been tuning in non-stop for this segment. I am always happy to interact with my readers through this segment. Till the next Ask Say!*

Wednesday, August 15, 2012



Hi everyone!

I have great news! Make Up Hub by Naturele Collezione will be participating in the upcoming Phil-Cosmetics Expo 2012 which will happen on August 31, September 1, and September 2.

I will personally be in their booth to give free makeovers, product recommendations, and of course, photo-ops! I hope you can come say hi! This will be like another meet and greet! It will be 3 days full of nothing but makeup! And as always, every one who attends gets to be featured in my Day in the Life of Say vlog & a post on my beauty blog!

Time slots I’ll be present in the booth:

August 31: 10-2PM

September 1: 10-2PM

September 2: 10-6PM



ENTRANCE FEE: *to be announced, not yet sure about the exact price*

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ask Say #18


Hello everyone!

Welcome to the 18th Ask Say segment! We’re really doing this segment everyday, aren’t we? I hope you’re enjoying as much as I am. If there’s one thing I don’t want to lose [no matter how busy I get]—it’s the connection I have with my readers and subscribers. :)

Now let’s answer these questions…

1. Any beauty tips?

Sleep a lot, drink plenty of water, eat fresh food, workout daily, and do your skincare routine religiously!

2. What local brands do you like?

I like Nichido’s eye pencils, and a couple of Fanny Serrano’s products (2 Way Cake, liners…etc)

3. Do you still use Krave products? What in particular?

Yes! I still have a couple of Oil Eliminator and Skin Hydrator + mineral eyeshadows in my traincase. Plus their amazing blushes, and skin care products too (Cupine Aloepa which is my absolute favorite—it’s a facial wash AND a makeup remover in one! I’ve already used 3 bottles!

4. Say diba chinese kayo? Nag ccelebrate din ba kayo ng chinese new year?

Yes! My Mama’s 100% Chinese, so our family is 50/50. We do celebrate Chinese NY!

5. Best lip balm u have tried?

Dermstore Lip Quench (sent to me by a subscriber from abroad)

6. why are you so pretty?!

Awww thank you so much for the compliment!!!

7. what is ur fav. workout?

600 Reps Workout by Body Rock TV (Googable)

8. what is your fave ever bilena product?

Has got to be their cream eyeshadows!

9. if you were to visit other countries for vacation, which ones!?

Oh wow! I’d love to travel all around the globe! But I think my top 3 would be Singapore, HongKong, and UK!

10. hi say! ;) you see i have small eyes, how can I make my eyes pop using make-up?

Line your eyes!! It defines the shape more!

11.  Full coverage po ba talga yung Lancome Teint Miracle Powder Foundation? It can cover acne scars, dark spots, blemishes, active break-outs, dark circles and other imperfections? Same din po sa Liquid foundation?

I have my review on this foundation up already. Click here!

12. what’s the best false eyelash adhesive would you prefer to use?

LASH GRIP! 195.00 Beauty Bar (nothing tops it)

13. anong magandang make up brushes and affordble:)

Try Marionnaud brushes from Watsons—they’re really good quality, and I think the price is reasonable. When it comes to high quality brushes, you have to be ready to shell out a little bit more money! You get your money’s worth after all :)

14. any local brand you use for concealing?

Oh, I don’t use any from local brands.

15. what's your fave ELF products?

Hands down, ELF Blush in SHY!

16. would you consider the Hope series makeup brushes of Makeup by Toni, to be at par with that of the Sigma brushes?

My comparison video will be up TOMORROW!!

17. favorite food? :)

RAMMMMEON!!!! (I miss it so much!!!)

18. Paano ko malalaman kung ano foundation shade ang pde skin?

This link will be helpful—click me!

19. what’s your night before bed routine?

You mean skincare? I cleanse using my African Black Soap OR my Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Cleanser, and then moisturize using my Lancome Blanc Expert Hydrating Emulsion (current) I’ll be putting my skin care routine up in my channel soon!

20. hope you can do a timeline blog post of your transformation from 170 lbs to 130 lbs :) like in photos ! pang-motivation lang :)

I don’t think I can find any more photos of me when I was fat. It’s hidden under piles of CD’s!!! But I’ll try to!!

21. Skin care routine?

Will do it soon!

22. name me 3 things u cant live without n why ♥

My phone, my planner, and internet! (and my videocam, and camera) lol! Life of a Youtuber!

23. Anung magandang brand pangkilay at anu ang magandang eyeliner?

Try in2it’s brow kit (although it’s sold out in most branches) and the Lasting Drama Gel Liner from Maybelline is really good!

24. What is the difference of Ben Nye and Lulu concealer in terms of texture, coverage, consistency, lasting e.tc.? (Besides sa wheel yung Ben Nye)

Oh wow, I think this calls for another comparison video! But, one thing I can tell you is, I like Ben Nye’s more. Will work on the video soon!

25. hey ate say :) anuh poh bang mgandang face powder pra sa kagayang kong 14 years old ? hihi..

Hello darling. Gamit ka ng 4U2 Cosmetics Lovelight BB Powder!

26. how did you lose weight?

I stopped eating rice, worked out everyday, eat more healthily!

27. Ate Say, Anu po yung marerecommend niyo na masarap i-try na food sa Hanayo? :)

OMGGGG!!! RAMEON ALL THE WAY BABY! Haha! And my friends love Omu Rice and Bibimbap!

28. Anu ano pong makeup ang ginagamit mo everyday?

Oh gosh, I alternate using different products everyday! But if you follow me on Twitter, I usually tweet photos of the makeup that I use on a particular day. I posted one earlier!

29. anong drugstore makeup gingamit mo?

Maybelline, Wet N Wild, ELF…etc

30. what's the best sigma brush set you've tried so far and would highly recommend? :)

Definitely the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit (for regular use) and the Synthetic Kabuki Kit is awesomeballs (that did NOT sound right…I think I should have said amazeballs instead)

31. how do you do ur quick make up?less than 5mins tops :)

I do my foundation, brows, line my eyes with black eyeshadow, blush, lip balm. BAM!

32. Tony moly bb doll,jazzy cream,or colorstay foundation?

Ay nako. I’m torn between the first two! But I love James Cooper—it’s the BEST (for my skin)

33. ATE SAY! I HOPE UMABOT AKO, Are you ABS CBN OR GMA?! & whos your fave artist and singer from the Philippines? loveeelots ♥

ABS! Haha this question has been asked in my previous Ask Say!!! Anyway I don’t have particular favorites.

34. Hi ms.say paano mo po ba pipiliin yung right shade sa skintone mo kapag bibili ka po ng foundation,concealer and powder online?

Buying makeup products which have something to do with your skintone online is the riskiest thing you can do. Sometimes you guess! Or make tancha! It’s better if you find them in malls and try them out before ordering online. That is, if they’re available in malls.

35. what is your super duper mega over favorite Food?

I answered this already!! Rameon. Super spicy rameon.

36. Totoo ba ung mga mac and clinique foundations na binebenta sa mga tiangge kasi its cheaper.

NO WAY. Those are 100% FAKE!!!!!!! Authentic products from pretigious brands will NEVER be sold in tiangges. Be careful! You don’t want allergies, do you?

37. Anung type ng foundation at concealer ang magmatch sa oily skin?

I found this online, perhaps it can help you out—click me!

38. Ben Nye NK1 or SK1?

I’ll have my comparison video up on both concealer VERY soon. I hope you can wait!

39. Ano po pwede ilagay sa super dry lips

Try Vaseline’s Lip Therapy! 75.00 Watsons!

That’s it for Ask Say 18, guys! Thank you so much for sending in your queries! Till the next one!

Stay tuned for collection of questions on my Facebook Page: http://www.fb.com/makeupbysaytiocoartillero

Sigma Mr. Bunny Essential Kit (Review)

I’m back for another review on one of the products I received from Sigma! Today’s we’re putting the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit ($109.00) in the limelight!


The Bunny Collection featuring all synthetic brushes was specially designed to deliver a perfect makeup application. This kit contains 12 brushes from our best-selling Essential Kit that utilize the Sigmax HD filament. The brushes come in an innovative and functional container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish, organized and vegan-friendly!


Look at this cute packaging!


Sturdy brush holder


Brushes Included:

E05 - Eye Liner: Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners. I love using this to line my eyes with! It enables me to create the most precise line!!!

E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes. Perfect to smudge out harsh liners! A must-have tool to create a smokey eye look!

E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish. My favorite!!! Beautiful blending tool!

E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.

E60 - Large Shader: Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.

E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners. I love using this for my brows/lining the eyes

E70 - Medium Angled Shading: Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.

F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body. Super soft bristles!!!

F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush. Perfect to contour the face with!

F50 - Duo Fibre: Creates an airbrush effect onto the skin. Can be used with powder, liquid or cream products. I love using this with cream blushes!

F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.

F70 - Concealer: Conceal small areas. Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes.


The Mr. Bunny Essential Kit is really a great set of brushes. Super soft bristles, sturdy handles and ferrules, beautifully labeled, sleek black design, no hair fall-outs…everything is just perfect.

I can’t think of any cons at all.

Definitely one of my most favorite brush sets ever! Priced at $109 (definitely a great investment for makeup enthusiasts out there!)

To order, click this link.

The brushes were sent for free by Sigma Beauty as part of the Rising Star gifts but rest assured, all thoughts and opinions in this post are my own, unbiased and honest.

Pink & Blue Eye Makeup Look


Hi everyone!

New makeup tutorial is now up on my channel!

This is a fun & easy look that anyone can pull off! All you need is:

  1. a matte brown eyeshadow
  2. a blue eye liner
  3. a pink/champagne colored cream eye shadow

There are tons of shimmering cream eye shadows out there that you can use, but the Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow that I particularly used is the most amaaaazing. Why?


The Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow dries to a weightless layer of waterproof color that will not crease or fade. Silicone technology allows time to blend, correct, and smudge.

What is the point of telling you that without a video as proof, right? Don’t worry, it’s in the works! I will prove it to you, as soon as possible!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tutorial!


MeMeMe Moisturizing Face Base PHP350 http://bit.ly/TykGel
MeMeMe Cream Foundation PHP899.00 http://bit.ly/O67cHx
MeMeMe Flawless Loose Powder PHP 450.00 http://bit.ly/N8N1sC
Models Own Makeup Blending Sponges PHP 450 http://bit.ly/PMf0Zr
ELF Eyebrow Kit (video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MW6f9Xjrt4 )
Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow in Sphynx PHP 550 http://bit.ly/MWo1Py
MeMeMe Dew Pots (Moonlight Mist) PHP 499 http://bit.ly/MT0bde
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara $16.00 for 2 mascaras (Duty Free)
Nichido ONYX Mineral Kohl Pencil 138.00
Wet N Wild Mauve Outta Here http://on.fb.me/MrrUjZ
NYX Round Lip Gloss (Real Nude) PHP 150  http://bit.ly/QoPDO2
ELF Blush PHP 199.00 *new packaging*

Brushes used:
Check out the brushes here: http://on.fb.me/LV5TWY
Retail price is at SGD85 or USD68 or PHP2,700
For inquiries, please email contactmakeupbytoni@gmail.com.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ask Say #17


Hi everyone!

How are you today? I realized how wrong it is to continue with the “Ask Say Week ___” title as we are doing this segment almost everyday! So from now on it’s going to be numbers. We are now on Ask Say #17!

Let’s dive into the questions, shall we?

1. Hi! wat ang pinakamagandang pink shade of lipstick?

Hello. It depends on what kind of pink you want to wear! There are tons of shades of pink! I personally love Think Pink by Wet N Wild (Megalast)

2. Is it hard to vlog and edit and upload? As I see it you're a very busy woman.. ;))

It’s difficult [to vlog] if you’re uninspired/not in the mood. Filming & editing = takes a lot of energy & patience.

3. what advice can you tell to non pro make up artist or just beginners? :) ♥

Just keep going!!! Keep chasing that dream! And never stop.

 4. what's tour top 5 lipglosses

I’m not into glosses that much, but I like NYX’s Round Lip Gloss!

5. What local products do you recommend for e/s? And also brushes? Loveyou say!! Mwuah! :)

Blushes (Nichido and ELF—I love SHY by ELF) Eyeshadows, try Ever Bilena :) Love you back!

6. Do you still eat pork and beef now that you're on a diet, kasi nakikita ko sa vlog mo puro chicken or corn tuna. I lovee you ate Say! Sana mameet kita and mag dinner date tayo sa moa :)

I only eat chicken and tuna nowadays. Love you back! We’ll meet soon! (Meet & Greet)

7. How do you do make up for women in their 40's? :) ty so much! :)

Hi! I hope you can find tutorials on YouTube, as explaining it in here will be lengthy.

8. which is your fave foundation as of the moment? :)

Tony Moly Baby Doll BB Foundation

9. Best Foundation? Liquid or powder? Below P500. :) Thanks!

Best foundation for me: James Cooper Cream Foundation 550.00 (cream based) Your second question is confusing…are you asking me which I’d choose? Liquid or powder? I’d choose liquid.

10. At what age did you start using makeup? :)

2010, right out of high school, but I used to wear makeup during school plays back in elementary.

11. Best highlighter sa face?

Try the one from Benefit! (forgot the name, but I heard from my good friend Toni that it’s the best)

12. how do you manage your time between work, school ang making videos?

I keep a planner. And I just do everything. No complaining. No stopping.

13. What talent are you gonna do in the beauty pageant you joined? :)))

We still don’t know yet. Hahaha!

14. I love you, Say! Why did you choose Marketing? :) I'm a Marketing student too! :D

Love you back! I don’t know. It’s the one that fit me the best!

15. Hi!! What is your favorite Mac eyeshadow??


16. Which mascara u prefer most? :(

Maybelline mascaras!

17. Do you do hair and make up? And how much?

For business inquiries please send me an email saytiocoartillero@gmail.com

18. what's your fav. lipstick?

Is sigma F80 can be used in liquid foundation?

I have a lot of favorites!

19. brand of foundation best for oily/combination skin? thanks :)

Try Revlon Colorstay, then again it’s best to ask a guru with the said skin type

20. whats the best primer that you can recommeend? also, what, for you, is the best powder foundation that you can recommend, from local brands..do you want to pursue your make up career after you graduate? whos your style icon? how often do you shop for make up?.thanks. :)) (i was starstrucked when i saw you at lrt legarda station) heheh

I love the L’Oreal Base Magique Primer as well as the Tony Moly Expert Smoothing Primer. You are madaya, you have so many questions!!! Anyway, I love Lancome’s Maqui Blanc powder foundation, I think the only powder foundation (local brand) I know is the one from Fanny Serrano. I have answered your 3rd question in Ask Say 16, style icon = I don’t really have one! I don’t shop that often for makeup anymore. Oh wow, I hope I didn’t look awful that time. I wonder when that was.

Tanya Burr Inspired Makeup Look

Hi everyone!

I’ve been SOOOOOO obsessed with Tanya Burr this past few days. Seriously! I’ve been watching all her makeup tutorials and her vlogs all night long! She is seriously the most sweetest and cutest person ever! I love how genuine she is and her makeup skills are beautiful! I recently watched her latest makeup tutorial and decided to do a recreation of it—it’s just too beautiful, and I happened to have everything I need to achieve it!


I particularly loooove this loose pigment from Urban Decay (PHP550) which made everything possible! This is the bomb, and if you watch the video embedded at the end of this post, you will know why!


Products used:
Tony Moly Baby Doll BB Foundation PHP 399.00 http://bit.ly/L9K1p7
Models Own Makeup Blending Sponges PHP 450 http://bit.ly/PMf0Zr
ELF Eyebrow Kit - video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MW6f9Xjrt4
Ben Nye Cover-All Wheel (SK-1) PHP 690 http://bit.ly/MLxn6o
Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Face Powder -- 49gm PHP 490 http://bit.ly/ORuE7k
Urban Decay Primer Potion http://bit.ly/MB2FwN
Ben Nye Lumiere Creme Wheel (Jade) PHP 1,275.00 http://bit.ly/RIgR7Y
Urban Decay Loose Pigment Shadow (Protest) PHP 550 http://bit.ly/OfckJn
MAC Beauty Marked
MAC Shroom
Miners Cosmetics lovePhatLiner (Bandit) http://makeuphubync.multiply.com (no stocks as of the moment)
Nichido ONYX Mineral Kohl Pencil 138.00
Tony Moly False Lashes
MeMeMe Boho Balm Pink Rouge PHP 450.00 http://bit.ly/OXd1Wu
MeMeMe Goddess Rocks Luxury Bronzing Rocks PHP 850 http://bit.ly/Mos7nP

(Lip part omitted because of corrupted clips)
Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick (SKIN)
NYX Round Lip Gloss (Real Nude) PHP 150  http://bit.ly/QoPDO2

Brushes used:
Check out the brushes here: http://on.fb.me/LV5TWY
Retail price is at SGD85 or USD68 or PHP2,700
For inquiries, please email contactmakeupbytoni@gmail.com

Pardon the video for being messed up towards the end, and my editor conked out on me.

MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip & Cheek Tint

Hi everyone!

I never learned to like lip and cheek tints, no matter how much I tried. I read from somewhere that tints are only suitable for people with really beautiful, smooth skin (which I unfortunately don’t have!) When the MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip & Cheek Tint was introduced to me. I was amazed. This isn’t exactly in tint (liquid) form—it comes in a balm form!

This is the first (ever) cheek and lip tint that I’ve fallen in love with!


MeMeMe Boho Balm Lip and Cheek Tint (PHP450):

Multipurpose lip & cheek balm – Each tin features two beautiful shades which can be used on both lips & cheeks. The perfect festival accompaniment!"

The shade I have is Pink Rouge and I loooooove it!

Here are the brushes I use to apply this lip and cheek balm:

Sigma F84 Angled Kabuki Brush (from the Synthetic Kabuki Kit) 
Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush (from the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit)

This balm gives a beautiful, dewy finish which will make you look radiant ALL DAY LONG! I wear it to school and it lasts me a long, long time. I don’t set it with powder, as I loooove how it makes my face look glowy and radiant!

I made a demo video showing you how each of the shade from Pink Rouge would look like on your cheeks! I hope you enjoy watching! And don’t worry, I’ll follow up with a video showing you how it looks like on the lips!

Julia Montes Makeup Look (Preview Cover)

Hi everyone!

I gave in and granted the requests of most of my subscribers! Another Julia Montes tutorial! Here’s my old Julia Montes video which was filmed years ago!

Julia Montes looked absolutely stunning in the August 2012 issue of Preview! She just looked beautiful beyond words. I wowed when I saw the magazine! Because of that, I filmed this latest tutorial!


Check out the BTS of the Preview Magazine Cover Shoot!

Products used:
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation
Ben Nye Conceal All Wheel NK-1 www.thestylequarter.multiply.com
MeMeMe Flawless Loose Powder PHP 450.00
ELF Eyebrow Kit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MW6f9Xjrt4

Shown in the video:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Call Me Bubbles Palette (Call Me Bubbles E/S)

E/S Shades from the Manhattan Palette 950.00 from http://on.fb.me/Tjc62P
Nichido ONYX Mineral Kohl Pencil 138.00 (Watsons)
ModelsOwn Hi Definer Pro Eyeliner
MAC "Beauty Marked" E/S
ELF Mechanical Lash Curler
The Falsies Mascara
Tony Moly Lashes
MeMeMe Blush Me! In Coral
MeMeMe Beat the Blues in Sunbeam http://bit.ly/MkAX5Y
Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in "SKIN"
Shawill Gold Lip Gloss (Watsons)

***HOPE SERIES BRUSHES by Makeup By Toni***
Check out the brushes here:
Retail price is at SGD85 or USD68 or PHP2,700
For inquiries, please email contactmakeupbytoni@gmail.com.

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Watch this video for the tutorial!

MeMeMe Flawless Loose Powder & Cream Foundation (Review)


Hi everyone!

Here are some products I’ve been using (and loving) for the past few days!

Let’s start with the MeMeMe Flawless Cream Foundation (PHP 899):

“A long-lasting Satin Finish velvet Cream Foundation. Rich in microspheres and light-absorbing pigments to deliver a smooth, even, hydrated and revitalised complexion. The formula is enriched with Antioxidants (every girl's secret) and SPF 15 to give you skin essential environmental protection.
Dermatologically tested.”

This foundation has become one of my favorites. I love the finish that it gives to my skin! My face just looks super satin-y and flawless after application. Very blendable, gives light to medium coverage, and doesn’t have a pungent smell! I do have to use concealer to cover up areas with extra redness albeit it’s not a big deal for me. I still love it!!! Longevity wise, I know whatever I’d be typing down here wouldn’t be believable without a video as proof, so I’ll say for now, it lasts me over 6 hours—and I’ll follow up with the video experiment as proof. Stay tuned!

MeMeMe Flawless Loose Powder (PHP450):

“Mattify set your makeup in place with this essential micro-fine loose translucent powder. Keep shine-free and set your makeup in place with this essential micro-fine translucent powder, enriched with light-diffusing pigments and 'Mica Excel' to mattify and create a flawless soft focus effect finish.”

I cannot express how much I freaking love this loose powder. It is beyond amaaaaaaazing. It is just perfect to mattify your face with! And the finish that it gives my face is just beautiful! As you can see in the description, it gives a ‘flawless soft focus effect finish”—and it truly does! If you’re familiar with the ‘softness’ tool in photo editors, this is kind of it!!! It’s amazing how it gives the face this indescribable finish that I’m sure you will all love as much as I do.

Brushes used in the video:

Check out the brushes here: http://on.fb.me/LV5TWY
Retail price is at SGD85 or USD68 or PHP2,700
For inquiries, please email contactmakeupbytoni@gmail.com.

Here’s a demo video I did for everyone! And don’t you worry, I’ll follow up with the experiment videos very soon!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ask Say Week 16 (Blogged)


Welcome to Ask Say Week 16!

1. What can you say about those people who keep on hating your videos?

I have nothing to say. :) Like I said in my last post, the more you entertain them, the more you feed their negative energy. So the best way is to ignore, ignore, ignore. Or better yet, block!!! :)

2. What is your plan after you graduate?

Oh, this has been asked in Ask Say Week 15!!! Anyway, my plan is to focus 100% on YouTube and blogging and perhaps freelancing as a hair stylist and makeup artist. Majoring in marketing is equipping me with all the skills I need. Attending makeup school is also not out of the question.

3. Hi Say! Aside from the Oil Eliminator, what other products do you recommend for oily skin? I bought the James cooper foundation, even though I have oily skin! LOL! Loveyou!

Try the 4U2 Lovelight BB Powder! Or Maybelline pressed powders. Love you back!

4. anong bgay ung wla k..n gystong gusto mong mgkaron?

I’m contented with what I have right now. The other things will come at the right time.

5. hi ms say what is your weight before starting your diet and your current weight now how long does it takes to achieve that weight ??

My heaviest weight is 170, lightest is 130. It took me about 1.5 years.

6. Hi ms. say what pressed powder do you recommend for combination to oily skin? / what's your fave pressed powder?

Try the 4U2 Lovelight BB Powder. And pressed powders from Maybelline. I have a lot of favorites. Haha!

7. what are your favourite eyeshadow colours ?

A perfect matte black eyeshadow and purple ones. And eyeshadows with sparkles!

8. Anong waist line at weight mo na ms say. I love u so much! Adik na ako sayo! :)

Hahaha! 27” the last time I checked

9. is it ok to use t0nym0ly baby dol bb cream in oily acne pr0ne skin?hnd po b xa natu2naw pg mainit haha,im currently using po missha perfct cover b.b cream tnx ms say

I wouldn’t recommend it because it gives a really dewy finish, you may look even more oily after a few hours.

10. Rich ka po ba ? LOL! :))


11. why dont u use deo?ur amazing! hahaha! :) when na ung lunch date natin?hahaha love u!♥

Hahaha, I don’t know. I just don’t! I’ve never used deodorant. Oh I’ll see pa, my schedule’s kinda crazzzzy!

12. When will be your next meet and greet?!?

Organizing it right now. :) Soon! My second Meet in Greet in Cebu will be this coming October.

13. what do you think is your best asset and y?

I don’t really know… Maybe my nose.

14. how do you organize -- do you keep a planner? a notebook? a calendar? utilize your phone? :D

Planner all the way. I’ve been using planners for 6 years now. I write everything down.

15. what's the secret to being a successful youtube makeup guru :) idol na kita since nag start ka sa youtube world :3

The secret is to never stop chasing your dream. Keep doing what you love because eventually you will get something AMAZING out of it. Never stop! And never listen to other people (discouragements and the likes) You only need to trust yourself. And the people who believe in you.

16. are u aware of ur haters? especially ung sa radiant look video mo? :'(

I am! Although I don’t want to put them in the spotlight by talking about them. ;)

17. Ano mas gusto mo? 4u2 or maybelline compact foundi? thanks!

I love both. But money-wise, I‘d prefer the first one. It’s amazing. Although the latter one lasts much longer (in terms of amount)

18. How can you make a relationship last? Describe it in one word.. :)

Trusting and being 100% open to one another.

19. What are your top 5 fave iphone apps? :)

I’m not really into too many apps! But I love my Gymboss Timer (for working out) Nike Running, Instagram…oh wow I guess that’s it.

20. Can you give us your advice on how to lose weight?

Losing weight varies from person to person. In my case, I stay away from rice. I don’t eat rice at all. Substitute it with oatmeal. Start juicing! Eat more greens. And move that butt!!! www.BodyRock.tv for awesome workouts!!!

In case you want to look back on my old  Ask Say videos, here’s the playlist. Here are the links to Week 14 and Week 15.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ask Say Anything Week 15 (Blogged!)


Hi everyone!

We’re back for another session of Ask Say! I decided to continue on with the numbering branching out from my Ask Say videos in my YouTube channel, so, we are currently on our 15th episode!

In case you want to look back on those old videos, here’s the playlist.

Okay, let’s get on with it! Only 20 questions will be answered today, no more no less!

1. Favorite Artist/Band??

Can’t really think of any right now. I love Karmin, though! And I listen to a lot of music, but I’m not passionate enough to remember all of them.

2. Any tips on how to remove acne scar?

I’m currently undergoing my Personal Microderm treatment, and one of its features is removing scars. I have yet to put up my review about it. What I can recommend is using Terramycin to treat acne TO PREVENT scars. My family has been using Terramycin for years. It’s an antibacterial ointment perfect for pimples. It can be bought over the counter. You might want to try getting facials, too! I’m sure facial salons would be able to recommend a treatment that would answer your problem.

3. San po kayo natuto mag make up?

I learned everything online. :)

4. What Foundation would you like to recommend? Thanks!

It really depends on what skin type you have.

5. Fave make up brand??

I have a lot of favorites!!!

6. What's the best long lasting foundation for oily skin?

Any foundation has the potential to last long as long as you 1) use a good facial primer 2) set it with a makeup sealer. You may want to try using Revlon Colorstay for the foundation.

7. ano po magandang concealer? combination ung skin ko. wala na kasi ung sa ever belena na mousse concealer eh.

I love Ben Nye’s Conceal All Wheel from www.thestylequarter.multiply.com! It’s long lasting. And it covers up all imperfections PERFECTLY.

8. top 5 local makeup brands for you?

Fanny Serrano, Ever Bilena, Nichido, and I guess the rest are not local anymore

9. are you a self taught MUA or have you gone to small workshops? if yes where?

I’m self-taught. :)

10. ano po lotion niyo for body?

I love Bath & Body Works’ DARK KISS moisture body cream

11. Are you ABS or GMA?! & WHos your fave actress/singer/actor/youtube guru?! :DD love yoouu ate !

ABS. Hahahah I can’t think of any favorites right now. But for the YT Guru, I’ve been so hooked to Tanya Burr lately! :) Love you back!

12. Where would you like to travel ? Greece or Paris ? or somewhere else and why ? :)

Greece is #1 on my list. But I’ll probably visit Singapore and HK first. And then I’ll conquer the world. Haha! Why? Well, it’s one of my lifelong dreams! To be able to travel the whole world!

13. With success comes haters, right? How do you deal with them?

When I was starting out, I was incredible affected by all the nasty things they say about me. BUT after over 2 years of being out in YouTube, I learned how NOT to deal with them. Dealing with them means feeding their energy, and I don’t want to give that to them. This is the main reason why some people get blocked. It’s the easiest way to deal with haters. And I don’t want to let negative energy into my life so I get rid of them quickly.

14. What's your top 5 favorite makeup brand?

Off the top of my head: Urban Decay, MAC, Lancome, Maybelline, Ben Nye (5 na ba? I still have a lot of favorites to add!)

15. What are your plans after college?

Work full on with YouTube & blogging. I think majoring in Marketing is equipping me enough to take on more challenge in my chosen “fields”

16. What are your TOP 5 FAVORITE MAKE UP BRAND?

I already answered this. (Go to question #14)

17. best concealer ever for you

Ben Nye Conceal All Wheel NK-1/SK-1 from www.thestylequarter.multiply.com

18. favorite food? Do you like eating sweets?

I love…hmmm…Thai food. And I only like eating sweets when I’m PMS-ing

19. Best foundation to acne/oily skin type

I think you should ask gurus with oily skin type! But I think you can try using Revlon Colorstay or Maybelline’s Aqua Gel Foundation.

20. Give us one cosmetic that you cannot live without :)

You mean one cosmetic product? That would have to be…eyeliner. I love eyeliner.

Because I appreciate my readers so much, let’s answer 5 additional questions (randomly chosen)

1. everyone said that you copied judy. is it true?

There’s really no point in explaining since Judy knows all about it! I’ve personally told her about everything. And her response? “No worries Say!!!!!! :) Keep doing your thang!!” *If some of you don’t know, I have been so lucky to be able to spend time with Judy, Benji and their family when they went back to the Philippines a few months back. Check out the vlogs here!* Here’s the thing: some people appreciate that I do first impression videos IN THE PHILIPPINE SETTING, and some don’t. Simply put! So the best solution to this is: don’t watch my first impression videos if you don’t like them. :)

2. when you vlog like in taxi, do you ask permission or just do your thing?

I only say “Kuya magvivideo lang ako ha, wag niyo ako pansinin.” Hahahaha!

3. do you still eat rice? if yes, how often and the quantity..

I don’t. I easily get fat if I eat rice. :) Substitute it with oatmeal!

4.  what moisturizer/cream did you use before putting make up?

Neutrogena Hydroboost Watergel 830.00 (Watsons) the best moisturizer ever! And I also switch it up and use my Lancome Blanc expert Hydrating Emulsion

5. What is your favorite lipstick brand?

I have a lot!!!!!!!!!

We’re seriously stopping now!!! Thank you for sending in questions! Till our 16th session!

STAY TUNED AT https://www.facebook.com/makeupbysaytiocoartillero for the collection of questions for Ask Say Week 16!