One of the most exciting things about being a blogger – or simply a makeup enthusiast in general – is discovering new brands and products to try. And with the recent launching of SM Aura located in Bonifacio Global City, along came more promising foreign brands. If you come to think of it, I’m guessing who ever made the building layout of SM Aura designed it as such for the sole purpose of bankrupting any makeup lover who braves the beauty section. HAHA. I can’t wait to start sharing with you some of the latest brands in market that I think are worth trying.
Let’s start with Collection Cosmetics.
Collection Cosmetics is a famous UK drugstore brand that offers a wide range of products from foundations to mascaras to lipsticks at very affordable prices. A great deal of product reviews on this brand is easily searchable online, so is their UK price range. What’s interesting about this brand, other than their promising products, is that their mall prices here in the Philippines are only a couple of pesos more than their mall price in the UK. Isn’t cool how they’re not jacking up the prices like other brands? 🙂 This makes me want to buy more!
If I remember correctly, everything is below Php 500 – I’ll have to double check on this though. But from what I can remember, their BB Cream and Eyeshadow Trios were for Php249, setting power was sold at Php169, lipsticks range from Php199 to Php249 and the my favorite, their foundation and concealer duo for only Php349! Talk about A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E?!
I know you’re all curious about the brand so I bought some product which I’m sure you’ll all be interested in. Here’s my small haul from Collection Cosmetics – bought from Watsons, SM Aura.
I first saw the Cover and Go Foundation and Concealer Duo on Instagram and to say I was curious about it is definitely an understatement. I did what I do best and searched online for reviews. I basically got mixed reviews so I decided to just go ahead and buy it. You’ll never really know until you try it yourself, right? 🙂 My next purchase was this Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Powder in Medium. I figured the base product would work best if I pair it with something from the same brand so I bought this setting powder on a whim. 🙂
As for the Cream Puff Lip Cream, I think it isn’t available locally yet. This was actually my first product from the brand. I got it as a gift from a past sponsor (Your Personal Shopper in HK) who went to Hong Kong for vacation last month. Thank you, Ms. Joy. 🙂
Here are the prices for your reference. See how affordable they are? I still can’t believe I got the foundation and concealer duo for less than Php 350! I’ll road test everything this week and I’ll let you know what I think. Individual reviews will be posted over the weekend. 😉
And oh! Look at this chic fully sequined makeup kit I got as a freebie for spending over Php 250. How cool is that?! The black and pink combination is so me – edgy and girly at the same time! <3
Collection Cosmetics is definitely a brand to watch out for.
Everything looks promising and I plan on going back to try out more from the brand.