Even though it’s not a ShopaHAULic Saturday today, I still want to share with you my latest makeup haul from Make Up For Ever, NYX, Maybelline and K-Palette.
I was supposed to do a Savvy Sunday post today, but I just couldn’t wait until next Saturday to share my makeup haul which I hadn’t been able to share yesterday. 😉
MAKEUP HAUL: MUFE, NYX, Maybelline and K-Palette
This is just a mini haul, but most of the items here are must-haves. My favorite from this haul is the smoothing primer from Make Up For Ever. Plus, of course, the eyeliner from K-Palette. 🙂
MAKE UP FOR EVER
STEP 1 SKIN EQUALIZER
Who doesn’t want clear and smooth skin? Especially if you’re applying makeup on your face, it’s important to have a smooth base to work on.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer is the brand’s newest line of primers. I bought Smoothing Primer (No. 2) which improves the texture of your skin, at least while you have it on.
I bought it from Make Up For Ever in Mall of Asia. It is a bit pricey at Php2,350 for a 30ml tube. I should have bought it from Sephora instead, where it only costs $36. But nonetheless, it’s worth every penny. I’ve already been using it, and I must say that it’s the best primer I’ve used, ever!
MAKE UP FOR EVER
I already have Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in shade No. 2. I really love its longevity and how easy it applies – two of the most important features I look for in an eyeliner.
Since shade No. 2 is a shimmery shade, I bought another one, shade No. 13, which is just a plain black. I still have several black liquid eyeliners in my makeup stash, but I just couldn’t resist buying another MUFE Aqua Liner.
It costs Php1,550 and I also bought it from Make Up For Ever in Mall of Asia. You can buy it cheaper for $23 from Sephora.
COLOR SHOW LIPSTICK
Now, here’s a super affordable product which doesn’t look cheap. Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in True Toffee (301) is a very pretty nude shade.
At only Php165, I wouldn’t think twice about using up this lipstick. Ever since I bought it, though, I haven’t used it by itself. I always end up using it for gradation lips because I want my lips to have a bright pop of color. Well, that is, not counting the times I’ve worn it alone when I tested it at home.
It’s been a long time since I’ve worn a nude lipstick without mixing it with other lip colors. After summer, I’ll probably be able to use this for nights out. It’s a beautiful shade to pair with a dramatic eye makeup.
I’ve been surprised at how buttery the other NYX Butter Lipstick I bought, Fizzies. So I bought another shade, Big Cherry, which is a gorgeous red shade.
It has a better color payoff than Fizzies, especially since it’s darker. Plus its color suits me really well.
I bought it for around Php400 from The SM Store in Mall of Asia. I couldn’t remember the exact price because I lost the receipt. But it’s also available here for around $6.
1 DAY TATTOO REAL LASTING EYELINER
I still haven’t used up my black K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner. Actually, it is the brown one which needs to be repurchased soon. But when I went to Beauty Bar, the brown ones were out of stock.
Not wanting to let my time and effort go to waste, I had bought one in the shade Super Black. Just in case my current K-Palette eyeliner dries out while I’m in the middle of drawing a cat eye. 😉
It costs Php795, which is almost half the price of Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner, but it also dries up quicker. However, it is so easy to use because of it’s pen tip (even much easier than MUFE Aqua Liner) and it doesn’t smudge on my oily lids. Well, actually, I love both products. I just prefer using K-Palette when I’m in a hurry, and MUFE Aqua Liner when I have time to really work on my makeup. 😀
1 DAY TATTOO REAL LASTING EYEPENCIL
This is the first time I’ve bought a pencil eyeliner from K-Palette. I’ve used it a few times after buying it, but I’m not sure if I really love it. But I’m giving it more time, and will do the review after I’ve thoroughly tested it. 🙂
I bought my K-Palette 1Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyepencil in Super Black. It costs Php750 and I also bought it from Beauty Bar. If you don’t have a Beauty Bar near you, K-Palette is also available here.
I know I haven’t been able to post daily on the blog, but I’ll still try to review these products any way I can. I’m just a bit busy these days, but after next month’s events, I’ll post daily again. 🙂
Did you have a great weekend? I hope you also enjoyed shopping for your makeup haul.
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“