Reenee Alvarez is a resort wear designer for the past 5 years for the label La Playa. She is also a freelance marketing consultant. An avid diver, traveller, home chef and beauty addict, she spends her weekends on the beach or her hometown Bacolod.
HAIR: Sebastian Penetrait & Drench – shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioner
EYES: Lipocils – eyelash conditioning gel, lashes grow after 5 or so weeks, results visible
FACE: drugstore brands that I love: Loreal True Match foundation and Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse airbrush finish
CONCEALER: Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
FACE: for that dewy finish: MAC Fix+. for that glowing look: MAC Lustre drops or stobe liquid, use on high planes of the face where the light hits
FACE: ALL TIME FAVE SPONGE: The Beauty Blender. Best tool ever.
LIPS: all day wear lipstick: Loreal Infallible Line
EYES: Fave nude palette: all by MAC – I customized the colors in my palette
FACE: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
FACE: Favorite MATTE contour color: Blunt by MAC. Favorite Cream Blush: Posey by MAC
EYES: for glitter or shimmer look: Stila‘s palette
EYES: FAVE GEL LINER: Maybelline Eye Studio
CANT LIVE WITHOUT: Cheapest eyebrow pencil on the planet that i get in HK from Sassa (some chinese brand which i cant read), Maybelline Great Lash Masscara (Pro Makeup artists swear by it), Stila eyeliner perfect for smokey eyes, MAC Brow Set, Stila Lip and Cheek Stain, Majorica Liquid Liner thats virtually impossible to remove, Urban Decay Contour Stick, Guerlain Bronzer, Lancome Juicy Tubes, Guerlain pigment in the perfect shade of blue which is part of their Terracota Collection, and the greatest makeup tool ever invented, my Shu Eumura Eyelash Curler.
NEW PRODUCTS IM LOVING AT THE MOMENT: Vichy Liquid Foundation for medium coverage, Coppola Keratine Complez Infusion which i use when my hair is really dry and it smells like coconut and suntan oil and puts me in a great “i feel im at the beach” mood, Stila Tinted Moisturizer with SPF, Guerlain Midnight Secret Late Night Recovery Treatment, Classic Ponds Age Miracle Cream and my Makeup Forever High Definition Powder to set your concealer (to be used sparingly unless you want to look like a raccoon)
NAILS: these are my summer colors for now
as told to divasoria