28th Birthday Haul

It is the time of the year when I buy makeup that exceed my usual budget. This year, I decided to buy something different, in line with my future side profession (professional makeup artist). HD and theatrical makeup brands used by local and foreign makeup artists have been ringing in my head since last last week. I would always stay up late at night looking at professional makeup artists' makeup kit, be it in youtube or instagram. On top of my list are Wayne's of Gossmakeupartist suggestions. First- foundations. I was going crazy thinking about the amount that I will be spending on foundation alone. Should I get all shades? Should I get cream? Liquid? Ohh my.. powders pa pala! Waahh.. I decided to start with cream foundations since I am not used to using them. For years, I prefer liquid foundations.  I really wanted to get the Graftobian in the single pans but I do not know what shades to get. I was browsing on ebay.ph and found this store that sells Graftobian at a lower cost. 749 pesos only.. Then I saw her listing of Mehron Celebre foundation.. I started searching the internet for reviews on this and found out from Wayne that it has the same consistency as that of Graftobian but it has more product! 25 grams for 799 pesos is worth it!!

I got the shade Eurasia Japonais, Eurasia Fair and Eurasia Chinois!! I got a yellow tone, olive and a darker one for contouring. I also got the Graftobian Concealer/Corrector palette wheel in light and a plastic mixing palette.I am not used to cream foundations and I need these to get me started. I have not yet opened them because I do not have a spatula yet. Haha.. Did you know that you should refrain from dipping your sponge more than once on cream foundations because bacteria will immediately adhere to it? Yay!! I thought I know how to use products but there's a lot more to learn.

Here is the run down on the prices:
Graftobian Concealer Wheel: 1,199 pesos
Mehron HD Celebre Foundation: 799 pesos/pc
Well Plastic Mixing Palette; 145 pesos

Products next on my list:
Graftobian 5 pc foundation/concealer palette or should I get the RCMA one?
Maqpro Mixing Medium
Liquid foundation - Any suggestion on this one? Should I get the MAC Face and Body to complement the thickness of the cream foundations or the MAC Pro longwear?
Airbrush system (dinair or temptu?) haha
(parang ang dami kong pera! lols)

I also got my Sampleroom loot bag with Vidal Sassoon Goodies! I got two packs of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment. I was chosen the winner of Vidal Sassoon #GetSassooned inner blogger circle contest in instagram. Here is my entry:

Does short hair suit me?
My prize is Rustan's Gift Certificate worth 3000 pesos.

This is honestly my first time in the MAC Counter where I actually bought something! Yay! I was like ito gusto ko ayun ito! Hahah #feelinger lang ang peg ko!

Here are the items I got:
MAC Blush in Pink Swoon (I should have gotten Mocha instead.. :(  )
MAC Blush in Foolish Me
MAC Prolongwear Concealer in NW25 (Shawi of MAC, told me that NC35 would look too yellow on my skin)

Next on my list:
MAC Please Me Lipstick
MAC Fix Plus
MAC Blush in Mocha

Thank you Sampleroom and Vidal Sassoon for choosing me! It was indeed a birthday treat!

That's it!
What's your latest haul?
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Godbless everyone!

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  1. OMG!!! I am also looking for an online seller of Graftobian palettes! Anu po ung link ng online store.

  2. For the haircut the first 2 at the top! But I'm more inclined to the 2nd shot, looks real good on you!

  3. Wow nice haul sis! I'm addicted to Wayne Goss' recommendations as well when it comes to foundations. I've been using both cream and liquid foundations for clients. I find the liquid foundations easier to work with than with creams, coz I love to mix different shades together to get the client's perfect shade match. I'm actually saving up for the Mac Face and Body foundation, which I plan to get next month.

    BTW, sana binili mo rin yong Mac blush in Harmony, it works really great as a contour powder for morena skin tone. hehe

    I've heard about mehron, but didnt' really pay attention to it. will check reviews muna. I've been eyeing the cream foundations from RCMA which Wayne really loves but super duper mahal lng talaga...lol need to save tons pa. hahaha

  4. wow okay pala sayou pixi cuts and short hair attorney! Push mo yan

  5. Nice haul! Waaa you're so lucky for getting that 3k worth of gift certificate. Galeng. Good luck on your future "another" profession. =) Why don't you try making makeup tutorials on Youtube? It would be a big step on your part later on since you have already built a foundation of viewers from your blog. You'll instantly gain a lot of subbies once you started. =) Since you're in to makeup, you can then go for stylehaul partnerships =)

  6. that concealer palette! been looking for a good concealer palette like that one ever since!!

  7. Waahh... ang dami! hehe nice haul Donna!

    Regarding MAC liquid foundations, depende sa hinahanap mo na coverage. If gusto mo long lasting talaga the whole day yung prolong wear pero it's too drying pag di oily ang skin. I think much better if yung Face and Body =)

  8. yes, short hair definitely suits you! wow, you have a very nice birthday haul! Belated Happy Birthday! :)

  9. Wow sis you look great sa short hair mo :) Actually bumili ako ng Graftobian Concealer Wheel kasi birthday ko rin so pnag ipunan ko ng bonggang bongga :) Pero ang mahal, pero sa tingin ko workth it naman. Belated happy birthday!!

    Please visit may site kung may time :)

  10. helllo! I have the gratobian 5 pc foundation palette bought it at Style quarter at facebook. Loving it! :)

  11. i'm an exact match to the mehron japonais.. any idea shades in other foundie brands are dupes? my friend used this on me on my wedding kasi... she didn't need to mix foundie shades na kasi perfect ako sa japonais... i have one pan with me right now, pero di na man sya pwedeng gamitin daily.. too thick for daily use... i've been searching for dupes na waterbased sana or something lighter na formulation man lang, di ko pa talaga alam kung ano...


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