23 September 2017

Uncomplicated Beauty: BLK Cosmetics

I was intrigued when I received a top secret invite to a beauty launch that was held last week at the posh Manila House Private Members Club.  A new cosmetics line was launched by actress, singer and now newly minted make-up mogul, Anne Curtis.  The brand is BLK Cosmetics, which stands for the color black, Anne explains the color symbolizes elegance, timelessness and being uncomplicated.  In this new beauty venture, she has partnered with successful businesswoman and renowned beauty maven, Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez, and created a make-up line that celebrates uncomplicated beauty.

How uncomplicated?  The newly launched make-up line is pared down to the basic essentials.  Honestly, it is my everyday make-up in a collection.  It is made up of all-day matte foundation (2 shades), contour, blush and highlight palette (2 variants), long lasting liquid eyeliner (2 shades), brow sculpting pencil duo (2 shades), long lasting liquid matte lipstick (5 shades), velvet cream (4 shades) and all day intense matte lipstick (6 shades).  Best part?  Apart from the fact that they're long wearing and receiving a cruelty free certification from PETA, the price range is from Php 299.00 to 499.00, which I think is a steal for a beautifully packaged, quality make-up.

Here are some snapshots during the launch of BLK Cosmetics:

BLK Cosmetics All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick
Retails for Php 299.00

Color at first swipe, a true matte finish with zero sheen, just pure boldness with a non-drying and all day wear.  It is enriched with Vitamin E and camellia oil, sits comfortably on your lips, never caking or feathering as you go from day to night.  Comes in six shades: Chic, Charming, Bubbly, Elegant, Brave and Fearless.

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick 
Retails for Php 349.00

A comfortable matte lippie with a color payoff that is beyond intense and the pigment stays all day long.  It finishes off to a freshly blotted look with a soft matte finish - never tight or drying, infused with Vitamin E and rosehip seed oil.  Comes in five shades: Brazen, Bold, Sassy, Sophisticated and Simple. 

BLK Cosmetics Velvet Lip Cream 
Retails for Php 299.00

Full, creaseless coverage, you get a beautiful solid hue with a smooth, satin finish.  It is enriched with Vitamin E and camellia oil.  Comes in four shades: Alluring, Refined, Classy and Flirty.

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner (left)
Retails for Php 249.00

A smudge-proof, foolproof liquid eyeliner that glides like velvet and delivers intense pigment that lasts all day as it soothes your eyelids and delicate skin with infused aloe vera.  Comes in two shades: Black and Brown.

BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Foundation (right)
Retails for Php 399.00

This compact foundation has ultra fine pigments for seamless, buildable coverage where you can go from medium to full.  The result is a fresh, soft matte finish - even complexion that looks like real skin.  Bonus benefits, it also has built-in SPF15 and infused with anti-aging Vitamin E.  Comes in two shades: Natural Beige and Light Beige. 

BLK Cosmetics Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo (left)
Retails for Php 249.00

Define, fill in and groom brows into place with this pencil and brush duo.  The triangle tip has a pointed end to create thin lines and a flat tip for thicker strokes, while the creamy pencil is infused with aloe vera to gently condition your strands.  Apply lightly for a natural look or heavily for a full brow.  Comes in two shades: Taupe and Natural Brown.

BLK Cosmetics Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette (right)
Retails for Php 499.00

Achieve perfectly defined cheeks with this three-step face pallete with expertly coordinated shades to flatter every complexion: a matte contour, an iridescent blush and a champagne highlighter.  It is also infused with Vitamin E to keep skin young-looking.  Comes in two shades: Flushed (rose blush) and Sun-Kissed (peach blush).

The makings of a dream come true: BLK Cosmetics' beauty story in photos.  

After the launch, I was given a bi-level beauty box of BLK Cosmetics to try myself.

I get to try the whole range in specially hand-picked shades!

The top level of the beauty box has three different shades of each kind of lipstick

Lipstick variety and colors:
All Day Intense Matte Lipstick: in Elegant, Brave and Elegant (again)
Velvet Lip Cream: in Classy, Alluring and Flirty
Long Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick: in Sassy, Simple and Brazen

The bottom level of the beauty box is all about the face and eyes 

For the face and eyes:
All-Day Matte Powder Foundation in Natural Beige
Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette: in Flushed and Sun-Kissed
Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo: in Taupe
Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner: in Brown

Will share some looks soon on Instagram!

For updates, find BLK Cosmetics on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
Curious about BLK Cosmetics?  Head on to their beauty counters at top Watsons and top SM Beauty sections, at Zalora or through their website:


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