Haul from Mhean's Garage Sale and FOTD

I haven't been blogging like I did during the Holy Week and I miss it :( Work has been crazy. Won't go into the details but it makes me plop myself into the bed as soon as I get home.

[after all the skincare routine, of course]

So I haven't had the time, or the luxury of buying some stuff I've been wanting lately. I couldn't pass by Glorietta or Greenbelt 5 as they're already closed when I get off work, which is around 9:30 PM, usually.

Mhean's garage sale was the perfect solution -- and she had a lot of nice items, too! I bought the Manly 120-piece eyeshadow palette and her Guerlain smokey eyeshadow palette. She was nice to include really nice freebies like St. Ives' Collagen Elastin Moisturizer and Islas' Lavender Massage Oil :) 


Manly 120-piece Eyeshadow Pallette
*bought from Mhean of MoiheartsMakeup
(Most of the eyeshadows were intact, in fact only one color was 
sort of powdery--the BLUE one. Which one? I don't know.)



These past few days though, I've been very inspired with putting eye makeup on, and after receiving Mhean's stuff last Tuesday, I decided to do some roadtesting and EOTD-ing.



For some reason, my left eyelid [right in photo] seems brighter than
the other. But I assure you, they're of the same intensity in person :)


Products Used:
FACE:

VOV Cover Foundation in #1, Pink Beige
L'Oreal True Match 2-Way Foundation in Sun Beige

EYES:

Monistat Anti-Chafing Powder Gel as primer
Gold e/s from the 2nd row (Left) of the Manly palette
[yes, I forgot to put a check in Photoshop]
Salmon e/s from 1st row (right) of same palette
A darker salmon as outer-v color from 1st row, too
(Geesh, I hope that wasn't confusing, LOL)
Some white e/s for highlightingPrestige Waterproof Liquid EyelinerThe Face Shop Freshian Volumizing Mascara

BROWS:
The Face Shop Automatic Brow Pencil
Maybelline Brow Styling Gel

CHEEKS:
Nars Blush in Oasis

LIPS:
Sally Hansen Soothing Balm
Paul and Joe Lipstick in #19
(it's so gorgeous and creamy!)

My take on the Manly 120-pc. eyeshadow palette:

  • Incredibly pigmented. I had to shake my brush to lessen the eyeshadow on my brush.
  • A little goes a long way -- at least the ones I have tried already.
  • Stayed on my eyelids all day. I take into consideration though, the Monistat primer and that my eyelids are NOT that oily. :)
  • Blendable. For some reason, I find some e/s that are so NOT blendable. Thankfully, Manly was blendable.
  • Can I just say that the range of colors is so diverse I may have to wear neon green e/s to work? LOL. The finish types are diversified, too. Some are matte, shimmery and velvety.
  • I think you can get the bang for the buck for this palette -- definitely advisable for someone who loves to practice makeup application.

What I don't like:

  • I know that it is not locally available. But there are alternatives -- Dollface Cosmetics [have yet to try] and a lot of girls own Coastal Scents' palettes so .. :)
  • Really, MANLY???

That's it for now :) I do have some stuff lined up so I can at least redeem myself from being a bad blogger. Heehee. :x