Hey! I’m back taking a look at another local makeup brand to further explore proudly Filipino products. This month, I’m taking a look at Detail Makeover–a brand named for their belief that “it’s the little details that make us who we are” and encouraging the embrace of flaws and the emphasis of assets. This brand is fascinating because their products are generally on the more affordable side of the spectrum which, as we know with a lot of things recently, isn’t a sign of bad quality at all. I was very much excited to try out the products from this brand because of the potential of great and affordable makeup.
I picked up 5 products from their current line, more or less a full face of makeup. The items I got were: their Liquid Foundation in Tan (PHP 499), their Intense Cover Concealer in Tan (PHP 345), their Bloom Matte Blush in Intimate (PHP 180), their Mousse Lipstick Red Rebel in Russian Roulette (PHP 299) and their Autumn Eyeshadow Palette (PHP 699). I actually also meant to pick up their Duo Brow Pencil (PHP 299) but I spaced out and realized I didn’t have it until way after I checked out. They also didn’t have the Baked Highlighter (PHP 279) in the color I wanted to try out so I don’t have that either. Here we go.
I chose the Detail Makeover liquid foundation over the matte liquid one because my skin tends to be on the dryer side, and I’m still on the lookout for a more readily available foundation that suits it. I was a bit disappointed to see that the bottle was only about 3/4 of the way full, but I guess it’s okay considering it seems to go a long way, with one pump being enough for my whole face. It doesn’t feel heavy but I’d say it has medium to full coverage.
I got it in Tan, which is pretty much the darkest color they have, and it’s just a little bit too light for me. I’m not sure why I can’t seem to find the right color for me even with local brands, but it’s a bit frustrating. Yeah, coloring can be fixed with blush and stuff, but I really wish I could find something that I can use on its own–that would cut down my routine when I want to, and it would be better for my skin to put fewer products on.
Coloring aside though, I like this product. Up close, it might not look too smooth, that just might be my skin or (lack of) technique, but from afar (or normal view, really), this has a really nice finish. I’ll definitely keep using it, even with the caveat of the less-than-preferable color match.
The concealer is much lighter in color than the foundation even though I got both in Tan, but that could be to give it a more brightening effect? I’m definitely not sure about that, but I did notice that Detail Makeover’s coloring, although named similarly across the board, vary depending on which product you get (tan in the BB Cream is darker than the foundation). Maybe something to keep in mind if you’re thinking of buying online: try to swatch it in store beforehand.
Again, coloring aside, the concealer has a really nice coverage. It’s brush applicator makes it easier to put product under the eyes, it blends pretty well, and I noticed that the pinky undertones of the concealer cancels out my dark circles and they don’t show through. You would need to set it, I think, but after that it didn’t seem to crease. It’s recently become my go to when I do wear concealer.
The blush I got is in the shade Intimate, and is a dusty rosey color. I was worried that it wouldn’t show up on my skin because of how muted it is, but surprisingly it showed up just fine. In fact, I’ve found that I have to be careful when using it, but with a light enough hand, on my skin, it can lookpretty natural.
The pan size is more or less standard when it comes to blushes, but I think this will last a pretty long time because of how I use it. Even though all my blushes look pretty similar in color, I’m very happy to have this in my collection. One thing to note about this is that it smells. . . like makeup? I’m not sure how to describe it exactly but there is a scent to this, so if you’re sensitive to that, it might be better to check it out in store before picking it up.
Now, probably my favorite of all the things I picked up, the Mousse Lipstick. Their Mousse Lipstick collection is broken up into three groups, each with three shades: Bold Nudes, Sweet Pinks, and Rebel Reds. I spent a long time swatching all of these shades to see which color to get. I wanted to get something nude, but when I was finally making the purchase, there weren’t any nudes, so I took a little longer staring at the Rebel Red swatches on the back of my hand, before deciding on Russian Roulette.
The packaging for this product is pretty unique. Instead of being able to pull the cap right of, you have to click the top of the tube to release the lipstick from the cap. It was frustrating to figure out at first, but the concept is so fascinating and cool (as lipstick packaging goes).
Russian Roulette is a dark vampy red, almost maroon. It applies really smoothly and is super light on the lips. Whenever I wear it I don’t feel like there’s anything on my lips at all. It’s not transfer proof and would need touching up through out the day, and it has a finish that’s not glossy but not completely matte either, maybe a satin? Either way, I’m a huge fan of this, and might pick up one from the Bold Nudes edition soon that I can wear on a more regular basis.
Lastly, we have the Autumn Eyeshadow Palette. This is the first local palette in my collection, and has a great value. A 15 shade palette for only PHP 699? That’s pretty incredible. They also have an Ecru Squad Palette, but I decided to go with the Autumn palette instead because it was just a little less neutral, with shades like Paisley and Sawyer.
I think this palette is great because you can create several everyday looks with it, but it also allows you to be creative and experiment with different color combination. The pigmentation of this palette is pretty good, and it blends well too. I think it’ll be good for any eyeshadow enthusiast–from professionals and experts, to those who are only just starting their make up collection. The Autumn Eyeshadow Palette gives you a variety of colors to work with at a great price, and I think that’s a huge win!
Detail Makeover really surprised me. For PHP 2,022 I was able to get a bunch of products, most of which worked really well for me. Again, the coloring of the base products are a little off, but everything else kind of blew me away. My favorites from my haul are definitely the Lipstick and the Eyeshadow Palette. Overall, I’m a fan of this brand and its products. Good products for pretty low prices, that’s definitely a bang for your buck!
’til next time,