Collab: $20 Makeup Challenge

It was my first time doing a collab and it was with my IG and blog buddy Fowlalpha also known for Chubbychicsdiary and this collab was originally done by My style Inside Out (before: FilipinoInsideOut) and Stash Matters (but since Fowlalpha and I were both Philippine-based we both agreed to get Philippine-brand makeups)

I used the current convertion of CAD to PHP rate


And here is what I bought for our “$20 Makeup Challenge Philippine Edition” (since we also agreed to pick a theme and we got: “Summer Theme” since it is summer already)

First i got this Belo Intensive Whitening BB Cream SPF 50 & PA++++ it has only one shade and it comes in “medium to deep”  and I was surprised that it is lightweight and also water-like texture and dries to natural matte finish  — I love it!


It did its job on concealing some minor facial redness I can even wear this alone. The shade is just perfect, it adjusts to your skin shade, non sticky nor greasy. This 50ml tube costs me Php349.75  (CAD 9.85)

Next I got something from Watsons and look for Ever Bilena  (yes, well known Filipino brand) been introduced to this brand when I was in my highschool days. I am into light makeup during this season because of the weather, so i grab something that will fit the budget and something that can multitask so this one were included into my basket


Evera lip and cheek tint. They have bigger one and it comes in a squeezable plastic tube container and costs Php135 (CAD 3.8) so i opt for the smaller one to fit the budget. I got the one with doe-foot like applicator and the shade looks lighter red. You can build up the color on your cheeks and on your lips depending on our preference, and this one costs me Php75 (CAD 2.11) now i got something for my lips and cheeks

For the eyes — this one put smile on my face. IMG_20160316_191042.jpg

Ever Bilena Pro Eye Color. A mascara on the side and eye liner on the other side! I love that it is handy and very easy to use. It costs me for only Php175 (CAD 4.93)

Next is something I couldn’t go without = a brow definer, so I got something that could fit my budget too. I got EB Advance Perfect Eye Brow in Dark Brown it is only for Php60 (CAD 1.69)


I didn’t find any eyeshadow that will fit the look, i want something light and it should be matte (for I love mattes!) So I end up heading to HBC and missed their ongoing sale! But since I was already there I said to my self that maybe I can find something what I needed and end up getting this blush (yes a blush but it is what I am looking for)


It has bit of shimmer but I liked this one better. It costs Php75 (CAD 2.11)

I think my purchases was over the $20 budget (if I only got the Belo BB Cream from Sample Room i would definitely slash the price to half but i didn’t get the chance though I still have 113point to consume from SR)

My total purchases: Php734.75 (CAD 20.69) I was over with 0.69!)

There you go, the look is complete with all of the items I got for this challenge. Thank you dear Fowlapha (known for Chubbychicsdiary) I look forward for more challenges this is fun and enjoyed doing this.

EB Matte in Toast of NY

Good Day!

My first post would be about lipstick (since my blog name is “Lipsticks and Bottles” so expect more of beauty related items and baby/toddler related items) and I would  love to share you “a good find” for this month.

My very first makeup set is from “Ever Bilena” I was in my first year highschool then, and we had this technical/vocational course, and I chose Cosmetology. My father is the very first person who bought me makeup (always be a papa’s girl, I Love You Pa! and will always be proud of you) and yes, he bought me items I needed for my cosmetology class. So he accompanied me and help me with my “project” (even he works abroad he always buy cosmetics for us, yes because he has three daughters and I am the eldest) my first makeup brand is Ever Bilena.

As I grow older, this brand is always a staple in my kikay kit. (for as a student: both my highschool and collage days, I always budget everything so that I won’t be over spending on items I seldom use and having this brand saves my kikay kit. Why? Because they’re much affordable and even good for those who have sensitive skin, plus it was Philippine made — always patronize your own.)

And today, I will be sharing with you guys a good lipstick. I prefer MATTE lippies for they never get out of style, they’re classic and gives you natural looking lips.


I only got this lippie for Php165 (less than $4)  It is a beautiful shade that fits those ladies with olive skin. It is one of the most best seller shades. I love brown lippies since I was in my highschool days. It was love at first swipe. I read a lot of great reviews for this line. I want to complete all the shades (and I’am planning to be a dealer for this brand too) I got this from Watsons two weeks ago. The shade is perfect for daily use (I wear this at the office)

I don’t have any regret on getting this one. It has a decent pigmentation you can simply apply one layer for lighter look (for me, it would be my MLBB shade) and I even apply heavy for more fierce look (good for night makeup look) Most of Filipina beauty enthusiast says it was a great dupe for Kylie Jenner Lip Kit (most affordable one)

Have you tried any from this brand too?