Friday, June 17, 2016

Sephora Philippines & Make Up Pro Mini Haul and First Impressions

Yes I know, I clearly need to get my makeup hoarding tendencies in control.

It does mean more posts for the blog, though! I was initially going to get an eyeshadow palette, but as  things usually go, you can rarely ever escape online shopping or even offline shopping by buying only one thing. Also have to mention that the Sephora Philippines website is awesome - ordered last Monday and my package arrived Thursday the same week. Yay hassle-free online shopping!

The reason for this haul is really the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I'm going to be out for almost the whole month of July, and I wanted to take a palette that was warm toned with a diverse colour range and finish. This not only fit the bill, but it was at such a good price. I just swatched and played around for now, but I have to say that the quality of these shadows is fantastic - buttery, smooth, and minimal fall-out. More on this in a review in the future!

Since Sephora PH was offering double points for my birth month, I took advantage by purchasing a few more bits. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my Happy Skin Blush Brush (soft, but applies blush patchily no matter what brand I use), which led me to pick up the Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush. 

I have to say immediately that the brush handle is so beautiful. I've never been an avid fan of the rose gold thing, but I can appreciate it now with this brush (copper however, is a very different story). The brush hairs are soft and not as dense as my Happy Skin brush, and it is incredibly easy to clean. It also applies blush evenly but sheer (hence the name) which is what I prefer anyway. 

Final item from my Sephora haul was the Zoeva 231 Luxe Petit Crease Brush. I've heard raves of this brush for years from bloggers like Zoella, and it seemed perfect to add to my brush collection considering I do have a petit crease. For someone with slightly hooded lids, it makes the placement of crease colours so easy. Same as the cheek brush, it is soft and washes easily.

My beloved Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is starting to show signs of wear and tear, so I figured an upgrade was in order. It was time to try the sponge that started it all - the Beauty Blender. The Make Up Pro store in Makati (an online store I've mentioned here and here) only had the Royal version in stock which is fine, since the colour is beautiful anyway. Not only is the sponge incredibly soft (no violent face punching with a sponge here) but it applies foundation seamlessly. In terms of visibility on the skin, the BB blends foundation a bit better so that you can't see it on your skin. So far so good, will keep you all updated!

That is all from me! Have you guys bought anything new recently? Any new favourites you'd like to share? Let me know down in the comments section below!

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