Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. During these dates, the shopaholics in the US rejoice as this is the time for the best sales and greatest deals of the year. Some of the stores here in Manila also had Black Friday deals, but unfortunately, the shops where I usually shop don’t have any promotions. But still, since it’s another ShopaHAULic Saturday, I will be sharing with you my makeup mini haul for this week.
NARS AUDACIOUS LIPSTICKS
Marisa and Michiyo
These NARS Audacious Lipsticks have swept the makeup community in a crazy, shopping frenzy. As NARS had released 40 colors in this collection, it had been so hard to resist buying at least one of these gorgeous shades. Not to mention the fact that they all have a wonderful formula and finish.
I had already bought and reviewed 6 of these colors, Annabella, Brigitte, Juliette, Kelly, Raquel and Vera. Yesterday, though, I passed by Rustans Essences in Robinsons Place, Manila and saw that they already have testers for these lipsticks (It took a while before they finally were able to get testers). However, they only have around 20 testers available, so I still hadn’t been able to swatch some of the colors I was lemming for. Because of this, I got 2 that weren’t really on my wish list: Marisa and Michiyo. No Black Friday deals at Rustans Essences, so I paid Php1,650 for each of these lipsticks.
MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICKS
MAT1 Bold Matte and POW2 Pink Alert
It had been years since I had dropped by a Maybelline counter, but last week, I decided to check out the items that they currently have. As expected though, they didn’t have the mascara that I had just seen in one of Maybelline’s promotional videos in the internet. So I checked out their Color Sensational lipsticks, swatched them on my arm, and decided to get both MAT1 which is a Bold Matte and POW2 from Pink Alert. They both cost Php399 at The SM Store in Mall of Asia.
MAYBELLINE DREAM BOUNCY BLUSH
10 Pink Frosting
These blushes look so cute in their packaging, so I started checking them out. The SA then took one and began to pat it gently on my arm, showing me how easy it is to apply these Dream Bouncy Blushes. Well, that got me interested! I bought Pink Frosting (#10) so I could try it first. It costs Php429 at The SM Store in Mall of Asia.
MAYBELLINE COLOR INK EYESHADOW
This is the first time that I’ll be trying out an eyeshadow from Maybelline, so I chose a beige color which I can use on normal days. As it’s not exactly cheap at Php379 for a very small pot, I’m hoping that it would really deliver and last on my oily lids. I also bought this from The SM Store at Mall of Asia.
ETUDE HOUSE DEAR MY WISH LIPS-TALK LIPSTICKS
PK002 and OR201
I had not been succesful with the lipsticks I had bought from Etude House in the past. But in the promotional ads, the Dear My Wish lipsticks look so gorgeous on Krystal, that I just had to try them too! I swatched them on my arm and they seem to be pretty, so I got the colors PK002 and OR201 for Php578 each from the Etude House shop in Robinsons Manila.
There were lots of Black Friday deals yesterday. Were you able to purchase any great finds? Have you saved some up for Cyber Monday?
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.“