Thursday, September 30, 2010

░ Makeup Haul (September) ░

Hello everyone! I finally went shopping for makeup today after a long long while... Consider this my end-of-September haul. So the first few I got was Ever Bilena matte lipsticks. I absolutely cannot emphasize how much I love EB's matte lipsticks. You all know how I love EB in Mauvey. I have Mauvey and Pink Flame at the moment; and now I've added Storm and Off Beat Pink to the set! I am very much looking forward to collecting more of EB's matte lipsticks since the colors are really great. Interesting and without a doubt beautiful. P125.00 per lipstick.
Storm (L) and Off Beat Pink (R) with flash
Storm (L) and Off Beat Pink (R) without flash
 I don't have any swatches to show you yet, but I'll definitely be posting them soon enough. The only con about this is the bottom part of the container (showing the actual color of the lipstick). It often breaks off, so I recommend gluing it together.
Do you remember me saying that I will be doing an Anime Eyes Makeup Tutorial (by Miss Jessica Harlow)? This is the primary reason why I hunted for good liquid liners. I kept swatching on the back of my left hand, trying to see which one would best fit the task. Nichido's Liquid Liner is tried and tested for me since I've used it before. It doesn't dry glossy like Ever Bilena's. Nevertheless, I was satisfied with all the liners I swatched. In the end I opted to go with Nichido. P68.00 in all leading Watsons Stores.

 I was trying to find good gel eyeliners since I always wanted to buy one since they became such a craze. I tried look over at E.l.f.'s section but the saleslady disappointed me. She did not know anything about the product. And the brush that came with the gel liner she showed me was all scratchy and deformed! I left the area as soon as that happened. I went over to Fanny Serrano's section and was informed that they were out of stock. Just dandy... Whenever I plan to buy the gel liner from FS, they always run out of it. Last resort was Maybelline's Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 01 Black. I was like, "What the heck, why not?" I've fallen in love with this gel eyeliner since the moment I laid eyes on it. I got it for P449.00. 

The eyeliner brush that came with it.

I've been hunting for good eyeliner brushes for quite a while now and I experienced the funniest regarding this matter today. I asked the lady who was assigned in a particular cosmetics department if they carry any eyeliner brush. She wore a totally puzzled look and asked me what that was. She demanded it was called an eyebrow brush, but I insisted on the eyeliner brush. I ended up walking away, frustrated, but amused. It's disappointing how little they know about cosmetics, considering it's their job handling them. There was also this saleslady who told me that an eyeliner brush is for BLENDING. Uh... I don't think that's correct. And yes, that saleslady was from Fanny Serrano. Fanny Serrano is a renowned makeup artist and owner of Fanny Serrano cosmetics. His brushes cost more that 100/200++ per piece. I found the perfect eyeliner brush from FS, and I got it for P200.00. It is absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to use it.

I am slowly running out of blush and so I ran back to E.l.f. to get my favorite Natural Radiance Blusher shade, "Shy". You may have seen me use this a couple of times. This is the perfect cheek color for me. I got it for P129.75. Oh, and I totally love the new packaging! Design-wise.

I grabbed a bottle of makeup remover from Maybelline (P99.00) and my favorite Hello Kitty Wipes (not in the photo) before finally leaving the mall. That end my End-of-September Haul! Please stay tuned to the Anime Eyes Halloween Tutorial! I'll be keeping you guys posted. ♥ 
Love, Say ♥


  1. i want to try the fs brush.. is it thin enough??

  2. i love EB matte lipsticks too :)) off beat pink is my everyday pink lips at work. i just love it!

    hmm, i too have the ELF blush in Shy and Glow. i liked Glow more but got me soooooo disappointed it's just toooo chalky. i hate using it, messier than my MMU

  3. Donnarence, it is. It is thin enough. The bristles are soft and creates perfect strokes. I'm going to upload a video showing me using it. I'll post it here and I hope that helps with your decision-making. ☺

  4. Hi Joice! I definitely couldn't agree more. EB has become my favorite! Mauvey is my favorite. ☺

  5. got ELF in watson's in ur location? we have watson's at SM Baguio but they don't have sad..I've always wanted to have ELF so I just buy them online..

  6. Sizzy, we do! ☺ Aww. That's too bad. Maybe they're going to open soon. Try the department stores.

  7. I love maybelline's gel liner :) BTW nice blog. followed you

  8. thank you for sharing your love with the EB matte lipsticks, been wanting to try them :) saleslady stories like that are so funny.. i ask a lady about pencil brushes and she just gave me this puzzled annoyed look.hahaha :)

  9. Hello sweetserendipity! I know! Really funny! That's why it's really important to be knowledgeable about makeup because they're just going to give you wrong information when you ask them! Haha! :))

  10. Hi say! I bought my first EB lipstick because of you. Lol. I love the super pigmented color of EB Lipsticks, thinking of buying a pink one. Any suggestions? Thanks and good day.

  11. Akiko! Hi! ☺ Oh, that's good to hear! I really love them too. I think you'll love Mauvey and Off Beat Pink. For an intense color, try Pink Flame. Mauvey is more pale in color, but it's one of my favorites! Off Beat Pink is the one I posted in this entry. I LOVE the color. Really do! You might wanna try those out. ☺ Tell me what you think! ☺