WARNING : Heavy Image Post!
Hello my lovely readers! As promised, here's a haul post on the stuff I recently purchased and received. Mostly makeup products with a few makeup tools. Two of the items were purchased by me with my own money and the rest were generously sponsored by my grandmother! Luckily I'm her favorite! *haha*
Now, let's get started on the actual haul post. First off I got a few brushes. Actually, I got five brushes. Two of these were purchased by me. Three brushes are from ELF, and the two are from Marionnaud. I now have three new face brushes, one eye brush and one eyebrow brush.
|ELF powder brush, ELF angled foundation brush, ELF eye blending brush, Marionnaud foundation brush, Marionnaud 2-in-1 eyebrown + eyeliner brush|
The first brush on the left is one of my ultimate favorites. I already have two other brushes of the same kind. It's from ELF and cost about P249.75 only. I like how dense it is and feels stable in your hand. I've been using it to apply liquid, powder and cream foundations and it works like a charm that's why I got a new one as a back up. I also got the ELF eye blending brush for only P129.75 because it's another favorite of mine. I use this brush to blend out eyeshadows and even to apply color to the lid area.
The other three brushes were purchased for me by my lola. The ELF angled foundation brush and Mariounnaud foundation brush are two brushes I've been wanting to try out. I wonder which will work better for me. As for the 2-in-1 brush, I just wanted it because of the dual purpose of the brush. I've been immensely preoccupied into getting perfect brows the past few months.
|ELF powder brush has a flat top and is packed densely.|
|ELF angled foundation brush seems to be perfect for getting into corners.|
|Marionnaud foundation brush is paddles shaped like most foundie brushes.|
|Marionnaud 2-in-1 has a spoolie on one end...|
|And an angled liner brush on the other end.|
|ELF eye blending brush which is another favorite!|
I also got to get a few Nichido products. These aren't available in Zamboanga so I'm happy I'll finally be able to test them out for myself. I've heard a lot of good things about Nichido stuff. Hopefully I'll also have good things to say about the products.
I got two eye pencils and two lip pencils. The first eye pencil I got is actually a KOHL pencil. It's mineral based and is in the shade ONYX. The next eye pencil I got is the one in MEDIUM BROWN. CORAL RUST and ROSETTE are the shades of the two lip pencil I got from Nichido.
Here's a couple of swatches on the photo above. I'm excited to try out using the kohl pencil to tightline and line my eyes. I've always had a hard time using pencil liners since I have pretty watery eyes and the liners don't tend to stay put.
I also got the Maybelline clear smooth 8-in-1 BB cream with SPF 26 in the shade 02 Natural. Lola told me to get the 01 shade but I think the 02 shade will suit my skin tone better. I've tried other BB creams before and have liked only one so far. I wonder how this particular BB cream will turn out?
Another Maybelline product I received is this clear smooth all in one foundation refill. It's in the shade nude beige and had SPF 25. I've never tried this product before so I'm going to make sure that I'll do a review on it as soon as I've started using it more often.
I've been wanting to get new lip balms and these two from Maybelline caught my attention.
My last Maybelline product is the lasting drama 24hour gel liner in black. I'm a huge fan of gel liners because they're easier to manipulate than liquid liners. I'm hoping to test this out very soon. This was pretty pricey at around P400+ so I'm hoping that it's worth every penny my lola paid for!
Got this regular Ever Bilena sponge for about P48. I have three of these, they work well with powder foundations.
The Fanny Serrano two-way cake has been raved about by a lot of YouTube gurus. I've been interested in this product since last year but it was pretty pricey here in Zamboanga. I was about to get one last month but then all of the sudden, the local beauty store decided to stop selling this. So when I saw this product on the shelf at SM, I took the opportunity to get it. This is in the shade Chino and cost P399.
Another powder foundation I got is the Ever Bilena refill one in the shade Oriental. I accidentally stepped on the box of the one I got in Bacolod so the box in the photo is of my old refill! *haha* Anyway, I've been using this foundation for quite some time already. I switch between this and my MAC studio fix in NC35.
I also got two other things from Ever Bilena and it happens to be their matte lipsticks in the shades Mauvey and Love That Red. Each tube cost only P145. I've purchased matte lipsticks from EB before and loved the consistency and pigmentation so I decided to try out other shades as well. Check out the swatches below...
|L-R : Mauvey, Love That Red (both on its own, no lip primer underneath)|
Last two items from Ever Bilena are these glitter eyeliners. I got one in Gold and one in White Diamond. I've yet to try these out, so wish me luck! I'm not a fan of glitter BUT I will try anything once. (or twice)
Aside from my EB matte lipsticks, I also got the ELF lipstick in the shade Classy. It cost P180. I've never tried ELF lip products. This is definitely a first for me.
Next ELF product I got is the plumping lip glaze in the shade Ruby Kiss. It looked like such a pretty red glaze and the fact that it's supposed to give you plumper looking lips immediately got me excited. This product cost around P120.
Last but not the least, I got this all over cover stick in the shade Apricot Beige. It costs P120. I've used this product before in a different shade. It works as a great concealer and I know of some people who apply it as a cream foundation! Will update everyone on how this works.
So there you go guys! This is the end of my haul post. Can I interest you in the haul video? Check it out please? :)