Make-Up “Splurge”

Because of the eye infection I had last month, I began to distrust the makeup I had in my possession. My mom has a habit of giving her makeup palettes to me (as a starter kit of sorts), but I don’t know how old they are. So for the past week I’ve been throwing out old products and buying new stuff. The other day I bought waterproof mascara, but today was the big splurge.

Perhaps I should write “splurge”, with quotation marks. While some people may have no qualms about shelling out 1,500 pesos on Smashbox eyeshadow, I certainly had no plans of spending more than 500 pesos total. I went slightly over-budget anyway.

Ever Bilena Eyeshadow 24 Shades
Ever Bilena Eyeshadow 24 Shades

I am not a makeup snob, so even if Ever Bilena has a funny and local-sounding name (whateverrrrr), it’s been a trusted brand of cosmetics for as long as I can remember. It’s cheap, but it’s good. I tried this 24-shade palette (worth P240) when I got home, and I was impressed by how rich the pipgments were. I only needed one or two sweeps across my eyelids to achieve the desired effect. It doesn’t rub off easily, either.

I thought I was done with my purchases for the day when I realized the EB palette was too big to fit into my daily makeup bag. I was busy kicking myself when I came across a G-Lish stall.

Patrick Rosas for G-LishEyeshadow and Bronzer
Patrick Rosas for G-Lish Eyeshadows & Bronzer

Normally the eyeshadows are priced at P250 each and the bronzer is P300, but I’d chanced on the store during a promo period. I snapped up the brown and black eyeshadows and bought the bronzer on a whim.

The total amount I’d spent tallied up to P540 — that’s 40 pesos over-budget, and it’s why I felt it was a splurge. But when I tried on the makeup at home, I really felt it was worth it.


Now to try finishing all this product before it goes stale. Anybody want a makeover?

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0 thoughts on “Make-Up “Splurge”

  • August 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    The dainty colors of the makeup look great on you.Funny, I haven't bought makeup since January. I used to buy kikay items every other day, I guess.. until I became a makeup artist. :-/

  • August 17, 2009 at 1:44 am

    How often do you buy makeup for professional use? I've always wondered, because some makeup artists carry boxloads around.


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