Fun fact: I used to pretend to film haul videos for my imaginary Youtube channel for literally anything — makeup, clothes, groceries,– yes I am very uncool. Ask any of my friends and they will say the same.
Now it’s time for a real one!
I’ve recently accumulated quite a fair amount of makeup over the last few weeks, and since then I’ve tried them out and seen how they wear so I thought I’d write about it. As I mention products, I’ll be showing you (through some very casual selfies) what they look like on me. I’ll try to link each product as well as their prices in dollars or pesos, depending on where I bought them.
On to the haul!
This is how I started out before trying on all the makeup, completely bare faced and raw as heck.
Oh wait, before I get into the actual makeup products, I have a little (read: huge for me) announcement to make.
A couple of weeks ago, Mikasa Beauty, a start up makeup brush company, contacted me to be an affiliate! After I got their email, I freaked out for a good 10 minutes. If you’ve heard me talk about my blog/vlog, you know that it was one of my main goals to be sponsored by a company and I actually can’t believe they hit me up.
Surprise! I’m now a Mikasa Pro Beauty Affiliate!
I went on their site to pick out some brushes for them to send me and because I’m a simple girl, I only picked out two brushes, just ones that I needed: the E320 Blending Brush and E400 Duo Eyeshadow Brush. They threw in a free Lemon Drop Sponge, how sweet!
Let me tell you, I was a little hesitant to receive these brushes. Mostly because I wasn’t sure how they would compare to my favorites. I picked out the E400 Brow Brush because it was similar to the ABH one, and I didn’t have one like it. I really like the spoolie brush at the end of it, but the angled brush was a little too soft for my liking.
The E320 Blending Brush, I like so much better. This is an exact dupe for the MAC 217 brush at 1/3 of the price! It’s so soft and blends out your shadows excellently.
The star of the show, though, is that Lemon Drop Sponge. I didn’t pick this out myself, you guys know how loyal I am to my Beauty Blenders (yes plural ok), but the Mikasa team sent it to me anyway and I’m so glad they did. You guys, this sponge is unreal. It completely gave my Beauty Blender a run for it’s money, and its only half the price. I find myself reaching for this one more actually. It’s soft but firm enough to press product into your skin, and I swear to God it’s like memory foam which makes application so much more seamless. Highly recommend.
I can’t believe I actually get to say this: If you guys want to try out Mikasa Beauty brushes (they ship worldwide!), you can get 25% OFF with my promo code: JAMIEOZ25
Just to be clear, the company isn’t paying me to write about them. All opinions are honest and my own!
Okay, now on to the makeup!
The first few products I want to mention are a few from Glossier. I finally got around to trying their Perfecting Skin Tint (Medium) $26 and their newest products, the Cloud Paints $18.
I know that Glossier can be a very polarizing brand. It’s a skincare/makeup brand that specializes in sheer, light coverage makeup that aims to enhance and not correct. It’s the ultimate no-makeup makeup really. Some people don’t like it for that and some people love it for that. I’m obviously part of the latter. I find that their formulations and pigments really work for the type of skin that I have and the look that I like. The Skin Tint, is very sheer and really it only enhances your skin, not really fixes any problems. Everyone says that this is so dewy, but on me it’s the perfect finish– it looks so natural. The Cloud Paints are very nice and real looking, they’re not a cream or gel texture and it feels like nothing on. So again, if you’re looking for coverage and pigment– look elsewhere. If you’re into the all-natural look like I am, you’ll probably like these.
Next up is Tarte Shape Tape. This concealer is one of the most hyped products in the online beauty world right now, so naturally being as impressionable as I am, I had to have it. First of all, getting Tarte products in the Philippines is not easy and not cheap. I got this from The Makeup Store MNL for P1,700. Yes. I know. It’s ridiculous.
It’s a good thing that this tube is the hugest fucking tube of concealer I’ve ever seen. Plus, it’s so pigmented and full coverage that I only use three dots to cover up my whole under eye area. This concealer will legitimately last me 30 years.
The best part of those photos is definitely my messy bedroom. But do you see how lifted my under eyes look? How crazy! It’s magic! Shape Tape: Worth it.
The last four products are ones that I am absolutely in love with. First off, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($42). I finally got it!
I gotta say, these shadows really lived up to the hype. I swear the labcoats over at the ABH lab are making their shadows out of literal butter. So creamy and pigmented, and a dream to blend out. So good. So worth it.
Stila recently came out with a line of glitter liquid eyeshadows, the Magnificent Metals. I picked one up in Kitten Karma (P1,250) from Rustan’s. There is definitely a learning curve when it comes to using this product because it’s such a unique formulation and texture. Once you pick it up though, you’ll never want to put it down. This product is so pigmented and glitzy, and surprisingly easy to work with and blend out when you get the hang of it.
Next I have the most bougie thing in this haul, the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Makeup ($64). My friend Kim used this on me on a recent beach photoshoot. The moment she put it on me, I understood what love meant.
I hesitate to call this foundation, but that’s what I use it as. It’s very sheer and has the most beautiful dewy, glowy finish. Like you have not truly seen glowy until you’ve tried this out. I usually am cautious about spending this much on a single product but when I saw this on me, I dropped that cash like it was my goddamn job.
Lastly, I picked up a MAC Extra Dimension Mascara in Well Toned (P1,100). They have a whole line of crazy mascara colors, but I wanted to play it a little safe. This is so great to give your lashes a subtle thickness, because its softer and not as stark as the black mascaras on the market. Also, it’s a great convo starter when people notice your purple lashes!
This is what those four products look like on.
Eyes: ABH Modern Renaissance + Stila Kitten Karma
Lashes: MAC Purple Mascara
Brows: Elf Palette + Mikasa E400 Brush
Face: Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow
Oh yeah, one last thing. I picked up the Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray (P550) in Rustans.
What I mean to say is that I spent 500 bucks on a bottle of useless flower water.
It feels nice to use on your face when you wake up in the morning or before you put on your makeup, so… that’s nice I guess. Just don’t get it near your eyes or in your mouth, trust me.
Hope you enjoyed the haul! Keep up with my blog for more hauls! Because I love makeup and I have a shopping problem! Go hauls!
Don’t forget to shop some Mikasa brushes (seriously guys, their lemon drop sponge!!) and get 25% OFF using the promo code JAMIEOZ25
Until next time!