Okay, so this is a super late post however.. I wanted to share some of my latest hauls. 🙂
Let me begin by mentioning each product one by one..
Elf Studio Daily Brush Cleaner – It’s just a brush cleaner that removes most of the dirt and grime from your brushes. But it will NOT completely remove everything from the bristles. It’s affordable, it has a great scent, but if you want your brushes to be clean in an instant, then go for Parian Spirit Brush cleaner instead. In short, I won’t buy this again. It’s a mediocre product for me that didn’t really do its job.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – I don’t have large pores. In fact, I was just a newbie to primers a few months back. This is a cult fave, as they say. I’ve read raves and great reviews about this. Well, all I needed was a few drops of the product and I was good to go. It’s great to be used under powder, BB creams or foundation. I don’t use it everyday, I only apply it when I’m “in the mood” for some extra steps. However, it does the job! For the price, it’s a good buy. It provides a great base for make up and it doesn’t make my skin feel greasy. So, yes, I will repurchase this!
Etude House Blush Lovely Cookie Blusher – Okay, so these were in these uber cute containers with the fluffy sponge. That’s what made me buy them. But other than that – these blushes are “okay”. Nothing special and nothing really made me want to get them again (aside from the cute containers! – oh I said that already!) Anyway, the blush wasn’t really that opaque.
I bought a matte #2 Strawberry Choux and shimmery finish #7 Rose Sugar Macaron. The matte one was better though. I love the other Etude House mineral finish better than these blushes. These were around 300pesos a pop, however – I’ve seen better blushes for the price.
NYX Hot Singles Eye Shadow – These are perfect nudes for my skintone. I love using them as base colors. These can be used for your everyday look – natural and matte. Effortless! Will purchase these again if I hit the pan with these 🙂
LA Girl USA HD Pro Conceal – Okay, so these were one of the purchases I’ve made “blindly”. I bought this without checking out the actual color, and based it only on reviews and swatches online. I’m an NC20 and I bought 2 tubes of this concealer in classic Ivory (their lightest shade). It’s NOT the perfect match. It ended up darkening my already dark under eye circles. I just decided to give them away to my mom 🙂 Consistency was okay, coverage I guess is also okay – again, hard for me to tell because it isn’t the shade that’s compatible with my skin tone. Better luck for me next time!! 🙂
Milani Baked Blush – Another one of my “blind” purchases, I got two at once: The all time fave and best seller Luminoso, and Rose D’Oro. Rose D’ Oro was glittery and I didn’t really like the finish. It was a great color however – the glitters were too obvious. Luminoso on the other hand, well – it disappointed me a bit. From the swatches I’ve seen online, it looked pinkish, but I was wrong. It looks like a coral, orange finish with a hint of pink. However, it’s PERFECT for a sun-kissed look or a subtle bronze. It doesn’t have huge glitters, it has this baked finish that makes your skin look flawless. If you love pinks, then Luminoso isn’t for you. I seldom use this blush but I just keep it in my drawer to put on top of my matte pinks if I want to add some “ooomph” to my cheeks.
MAC Brow Set in Girl Boy – Another cult fave, I seldom use this on my brows. It costs P1000 in Rustan’s and it’s not cheap! I used this once or twice, and I think that it still makes my brows too dark or appear to harsh. I guess I need to bleach my brows first before putting this for a more subtle look. I’m not tossing this out, since it’s almost new and I still want to use it. It sets my brows on place and gives me that “polished” look. It’s a gel and color in one, but I think, Etude House Color My Brows in Blondie Brown works best for me!!
NYX Wonder Pencil in Light – This is one of the best all around pencils for blemishes! I love this and carry it in my purse everyday. It’s perfect for small zits or imperfections and gives a great “I’m awake look” if you’d apply it on your lower waterline. Overall, a good buy! Stays in place, opaque and sets well.
MAC Mineralize Blush Limited Edition in Azalea in the Afternoon – This is ONE OF MY FAVORITE BLUSHES! It gives me that glowing look. Not shimmery or glittery – just a dewy finish. Not too pink, not to orange. Just right for my fair skin.
Part 2 of my reviews coming up next!!! 🙂 These are mostly drugstore products that I super LOOOOVE!!! I’m in love with Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Moss lippies and the Matte ones!! These are my repeat purchases. They are THE best drugstore lipsticks I’ve tried by far! Anyway, I’ll save my reviews for later 🙂