Before heading to Miss Universe preliminaries, I went to a beauty event that showcased professional European and US brands that can now be found in department stores. They’re Instagram-popular brands and I got the chance to explore them in person makeup. Locally, I think we can expect more and more launches and sophisticated brands in the market. Exciting times indeed!


In the event, they showcased 8 brands and lots of products that each carry. It was just a makeup heaven! Above are the products that caught my eye!

Let’s start first with Catrice. CATRICE is a brand that’s known to never miss a single trend, must-have or detail. The range is extremely convincing: a large choice of colours with trendy as well as classic shades for diverse looks.



I also have a product from Essence, a #1 makeup brand in Europe. It is known to give easy access to great products that inspire and helps express style, confidence and fun. I love that they they also have a full range of breakthrough beauty products and the season’s hottest colors and formulas.


Here’s a preview of the nude shadow from Catrice, and the contour from Essence. I agree that these products have high-quality ingredients (look at the pigmentation!), luxurious textures and innovative formulas.


It is also very great that the these products are trendy and innovative, yet affordable. For example, the above eyeshadow base and brow mascara are only priced at P249!!!!


Now let’s check the loose powders from the above brands – together with a pressed powder from Flormar, offering colorful and fun products for all women. Flormar has committed to be the best friend of women since 1970. With almost 2,000 products in its portfolio, annual production volume of 120 million pieces and close to 700 stores in 250 cities of 93 countries in the world, Flormar is strengthening its color presence every day.


The pigmented powders have got to be my favorites – look at how soft and creamy these are! Also, these products are priced below P500!!!

Now let’s check out the lippies from this brand through quick swatches below of their matte lipticks.


No wonder why Flormar is the Number 1 makeup brand of Turkey and has a 1/4 share in the country’s colored cosmetics market!

What brands and products from these brands caught your eye? I’m just excited to include these in my reviews and swatches in coming months!!

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