Sunday, October 11, 2015

Just Launched: Celeteque DermoCosmetics

Being a fan of Celeteque's water-based moisturizer since its launch many years ago, I have long waited for them to release their own cosmetics line. Celeteque is probably the only drugstore skin care brand that truly delivers with formulations and finishes that settle well in our tropical environment, and work well with Filipina skin. And oh, did I mention the prices? Absolutely affordable!

So when they launched their new cosmetics line last Friday, I was all ears.

Now I haven't fully tested all of the makeup products in the line, but here's a quick look at what I got after the event.

Cheek Color Stick (Peach) - Php 645
This Color Stick adds a beautiful glow to your eyes, lips, or face! Get gorgeous color that illuminates and insantly conditions skin for fresh and natural color all day long. Blend anywhere you would like to highlight and brighten, like your cheeks and brow bones.

This peach shade blends seamlessly on skin and has silver microshimmer. If you're into strobing, you  might want to check out this product. Or apply this on your collarbone while donning a bikini to highlight gorgeous skin.

Blush & Face Contour Kit (Pink)- Php 845
A very slim palette that holds three shades: cheek blush, contour blush and cheek luminizer. Its unique powder blusher offers buildable coverage, from natural to dramatic. It gives your complexion a healthy glow, and also provides a simple and quick way to create naturally flushed-looking cheeks.

Matte Lip Stick (Pink) - Php 595 
A light, matte, and smooth twist-up crayon, with a buildable color. Apply as is or dab lightly to achieve a stained or gradient look. 

Dual CC Matte Powder with SPF 30 (Natural) - Php 745
Finely-milled powder that gives medium coverage with SPF 30.

Dark Spot Concealer (Natural) - Php 595
Reduces eye puffiness, improves skin elasticity, and lightens skin around the eye area. Non-sticky formula gives a lightweight and soft feel. It also helps in making face shine-free.

I swiped the Natural shade and it applied smoothly but was still too light for my skin tone. 

24-HR Photoready Liquid Foundation
It covers imperfections while providing a healthy glow with micro-mineral pearls. Formulated with anti-aging and lightening agents. Its waterproof and sweat proof properties also make it very long-lasting.

It only comes in 3 shades with Beige being the "darkest." I was very excited for this particular product because I'd trust Celeteque to create a very skin-friendly and hypoallergenic/non-comedogenic liquid foundation (though to be honest, this feels more like a tinted moisturizer).

It does blend well into skin but the shade is still too light for me. I hope they increase their shade selection and perhaps come up with one infused with sun protection so I don't have to apply a separate sunscreen. 

24-HR Volumizer Mascara - Php 645
A mascara with a unique retractable nylon brush that lengthens and shortens depending on what you want to achieve -- defined natural lashes vs fuller lashes. I think I had so much fun "playing" with this! Just twist the cap and swipe:

how it looks like when shortened
when lengthened
Eyebrow Nourishing Serum - Php 595
The product contains a deep conditioning blend of vitamins and peptides to help the brows appear fuller and thicker, and is applied with a super soft, easy-to-use brush. The formula promotes the appearance of healthier and fuller brows. The key ingredients are vitamin B3 and pro-vitamin B5, to help moisturize and condition the brows, making it appear fuller.

While I'm not too keen on the packaging (it's not the most attractive, at least that's how I see it), I think since it's still a fledgling collection it might improve down the line. Well, I hope it does improve aesthetically down the line as it seems targeted towards the younger set. I'll further test these products and write a more thorough post on my favorites.

Segue, here's a snapshot of us weirdos: Alex and I at the Celeteque launch last week.

The new Celeteque DermoCosmetics line is already available in SM Makati and select Watsons branches (spotted them already in Mall of Asia). Or you can also shop at


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