Celebrated actress, TV host, recording artist, endorser, author, pursuer of dreams, and all-around media darling: Anne Curtis sure has a lot of feathers in her cap, and she recently added another one as she finally launched her very own makeup line, blk cosmetics.
Why blk cosmetics? It stands for the color black—something timeless, elegant, and uncomplicated, which is what founders of the brand Anne Curtis-Smith and Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez want to be. Their goal is to keep things simple. Which is why they focused on only five products– powder foundation, contour/blush/highlight palette, eyebrow, eyeliner and lipstick.
blk cosmetics Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo, P249
Define, fill in, and groom brows in 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 brow sculpting in taupe
blk cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner, P249
This smudge-proof, foolproof liquid eyeliner glides like velvet, delivering intense pigment that lasts all day while also soothing your lids’ delicate skin with aloe vera. No need for touch-ups—it can literally take you from your a.m. workout to after-work cocktails.
Comes in two shades: Black and Brown.
blk liquid liner in brown
I’m all for liquid liners. In fact, I barely put eyeshadow because I’m all set with a good liner. blk long-lasting liquid liner sure is pigmented but I wish it dries faster. As you can see on the swatches I did, it ran on the creases of my hand. Though once it dries, it stays put naman. You’ll get to see how it is on my eyes at the latter part of this post.
blk cosmetics Contour, Blush, and Highlight Palette, P499
Achieving perfectly defined cheeks is as easy as 1-2-3 with this three-step face palette with expertly coordinated shades to flatter every complexion: a matte contour, an iridescent blush, and a champagne highlighter. It’s also infused with Vitamin E to keep skin young-looking.
Comes in two shades: Flushed (rose blush) and Sun-Kissed (peach blush)
blk Sun-Kissed palette
I’ve always had thing for contour/highlight/blush palette. I think it’s one essential makeup a woman should have because t’s compact yet can really let one achieve that glowing/fresh face. Love this Sun-Kissed palette but since I got a tan, the contour shade is more of my skin tone na! Heehee.
blk Flushed palette
blk cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation, P399
Powder up with this compact foundation that has ultra fine pigments for seamless, buildable coverage—go medium or full, it’s up to you. The result is a fresh, soft matte finish –a gorgeously even complexion that looks like real skin, perfect for that awesome selfie. Bonus benefits: It also has built-in SPF 15 and is infused with anti-aging Vitamin E.
Comes in two shades: Natural Beige and Light Beige.
blk matte powder in natural beige
While this is lighter than my skin tone now, it surprisingly works for me! If you follow me on Instagram (@gojackiego) you’ve seen the photo I posted during the launch where I was wearing blk lipstick and powder. How both look natural on me.
blk cosmetics Velvet Lip Cream, P299
Nourish your kissers with our extra hydrating velvet lip cream, which protects and conditions with Vitamin E and camellia oil. One swipe is all you need for full, creaseless coverage—you get a beautiful solid hue with a smooth satin finish every single time.
Comes in four shades: Alluring, Refined, Classy, Flirty
I’ve been used to wearing matte lippies the past year or two that I forgot if other lipstick finish feels and looks like on me! Not a fan of gloss nor shiny lips because I find it doesn’t really suit my small lips yet these velvet lippies from blk with satin finish works well for me–having just the right amount of shine.
*swatches on my hand and on my lips are two swipes*
blk cosmetics All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick, P299
Think intense color at first swipe, a true matte finish—zero sheen, just all-out boldness—and a non-drying, all-day wear. The winning formula, which is enriched with Vitamin E and camellia oil, moves comfortably with your lips, never caking or feathering as you go from day to night.
Comes in six shades: Chic, Charming, Bubbly, Elegant, Brave, Fearless
My love affair for matte continues with blk! Love how creamy yet light these matte lippies are.
blk cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick, P349
Treat your lips to the most comfortable matte lippie ever: The color payoff is beyond intense, the mousse texture dries to a freshly-blotted look with a soft matte finish—never tight or drying, thanks to hydrating Vitamin E and softening rosehip seed oil—and the pigment stays put all day long.
Comes in five shades: Brazen, Bold, Sassy, Sophisticated, Simple
Color payoff is beyond intense plus it dries easily too yet it doesn’t feel too tight on the lips.
Congratulations Anne Curtis, Jacqe Gutierrez and the rest of the team behind blk cosmetics! Such a promising brand. Aside from the products being nice, it’s also affordable too! Nothing over Php 500 which is perfect for women who are starting on their makeup arsenal, blk won’t put a hole in one’s pocket. Also love that blk is a local brand that has an official cruelty-free certification from PETA!
I’m wearing all blk products in the photos. I only added a brow gel & concealer for my eye bags.
Look at how the matte powder works on me. Galing! As for the eyeliner, it didn’t run when I applied it on my eyes. Also love the contour/highlight/blush palette in Flushed on me. It’s currently my go-to palette! Definiltey blk is all about #uncomplicatedbeauty