Hi guys! I just got back from my one month Eurotrip and I have so many things to share! I went to see Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. With great sightseeing comes great shopping! LOL.I’m gonna start with the beauty products that I bought! I thought Sephora stores are abundant in Europe just like in the US but I was wrong! They only have few Sephora stores as in I’ve only seen one or two. They have their local version of Sephora though and big department stores such as KaDeWe and Galleries Lafayette, just like Rustan’s here, where they sell branded cosmetics and skincare products.
Let’s get to my haul, shall we?
Giorgio Armani Silk Finish Foundation
I read many good reviews about this product. According to the articles I read online, it’s becoming a cult favourite amongst makeup artists and beauty bloggers. True enough, this product is wonderful! It comes in a pump bottle and has a light to medium coverage. I didn’t have a hard time looking for the perfect shade. I think this foundation suits most skin types – from Europeans to Asians. It has a runny consistency so be careful because it might spill. It’s super easy to blend and is 100% buildable. IMHO, this is an upgraded version of Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation. It stays on my face from morning until early evening – 8 hours max. I have to retouch a bit after. I love it because 1. It doesn’t have a smell 2. It’s super lightweight 3. It really gives a silky, smooth finish. But, yes there’s a but, I need a setting spray to make it last longer because I have an oily face.
NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm
This is my most awaited beauty product! NARS finally created a liquid version of their best-selling NARS blush. It comes in a handy dandy pump bottle. It’s hard to control the amount of the product, though. A pea-sized amount goes a long way. I just pump it as gently as I can. It’s highly pigmented and gives you natural rosy cheeks the entire day. There’s more shimmer in the powder blush and just an ample shimmer in this liquid blush. It has a semi-thick consistency. I just don’t like that the oil tends to go up the bottle. You have to shake it well before you use it. Some beauty bloggers say that this liquid blush still looks good even if you apply it after you set your face. I haven’t tried it yet but I will give you guys an update if ever. I love that it doesn’t make your face cakey. Au Naturel.
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up in Angel
I have the local version of this mascara called The Falsies Push Up. In my previous blogpost, I gave the local version a 6/10. The Push Up in Angel comes with a wing brush which makes it easier to coat both upper and lower lashes. It volumizes my lashes – making it like I have plump lashes. It’s perfect for everyday use because it’s waterproof.It opens your eyes without exaggerating. Manila weather is a b*tch and it melts your makeup off but don’t worry, this mascara will not disappoint you.
Maybelline FitMe Poreless Matte Foundation
I thought that Maybelline Philippines is not going to release it here so I bought one in Paris. And then when I came home, they launched the FitMe line. LOL. I had a hard time finding the right shade because I can’t choose between 110 and 120. Hmm, maybe it’s because of the lighting in the store. 110 is lighter than my skin color and has a pink undertone while 120 is a darker shade with a yellow undertone. In the end I chose 120 because it’s the closest shade to my skin color. I tried this when I went to the Britney Spears’ concert and it stayed on my sweaty face! Yup, it did not melt sans setting spray. It has a creamy texture which is good because it’s not gonna run on your mixing palette. It’s easy to blend and is also buildable. It gives a medium to full coverage. It really gives off a matte finish and it really hides the pores. IMO, It’s a little too heavy to wear daily. Fun Fact: I don’t wear foundation everyday, I sometimes use concealer as my base.
The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer
This bronzer comes in a little yellow package with a tropical beach girl. I like this bronzer because it has an intense color and a little swipe does wonders to the face! Since I have an oval-shaped face, I swipe at the apple of my cheeks and sweep towards my temples. I seldom use bronzer because the contour I do at the start of my makeup routine is enough for me. I only use bronzer if 1. I get sun-kissed because of a beach trip 2. if I want to add more color on my face.
Have you guys tried any of these products? Share your thoughts below 🙂