I am not an expert on make-up but I do love putting on make-up. I’m just not adventurous as I am too scared to try products other than those my skin had been used to. And by these products, I only mean two to three brands. I go exclusively for Clinique for my foundation, Clinique and Bobby Brown for blush-on, lip and eye color, Clinique and Revlon for eye and eyebrow pencils.
In Seoul, I tried the easily available and inexpensive brand The Face Shop. Its stores are all over Seoul. The creams were a disaster on my face and so I never purchased one ever again. The lipstick I bought didn’t dry my lips nor did any damage but I didn’t become a fan… it easily comes off. Because of this Face Shop experience – and my inherent tendency to stick to brands I have always been used to (read: I’m scared to try other brands) – I never got the courage to try other Korean brands anymore. But necessity called for me to buy two other The Face Shop products before I left for my vacation here in the Philippines. Its Extreme Volume Mascara and Crayon Eyeliner. By necessity I mean, Clinique and Bobby Brown products are too expensive in Seoul Department stores.
Though I still had a Clinique mascara, I just wanted a mascara that I could specifically use for my lower eyelashes. The old one I used (a Clinique) has served me well already and it was time to discard it. And so, I bought The Face Shop’s Extreme Volume Mascara. For a few days, I was satisfied. And then the blots came. Sometimes, I can’t see clearly through my contact lens because my eyelashes are filled with mascara blots.
I lost the cover of my only (Clinique) eyeliner so I left it in Seoul. I purchased one from The Face Shop. Either, the eyeliner’s too thick or I have smudges around my eyes. Oh, I am ranting!
I am just too glad I am here in the Philippines now. I could go around the mall without my usual hesitation to go to the cosmetics area for fear of self-withdrawing because of the steep prices (as compared with Seoul prices). I am even gladder to have purchased stuffs I truly like.
It’s not as if I have nothing else to blog about, but really, why am I blogging/ranting about cosmetics? When you’re pregnant and bulging, you can’t even think about buying clothes and shoes. What else is left?