I don't know why I keep torturing myself looking at Sephora's website when I know it would be a struggle to get my hands on stuff we don't have locally. Dear Sephora, please come to the Philippines and bring all your brands and not just a selected few like what you did in Hong Kong before that sadly closed down. Pretty please? :)
Anyway, get ready to salivate, ladies (and gentle-ladies ;) )! Here are my top picks:
1. Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set, USD54.00 (Php2,257.16)
It has 24 shimmer and matte eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, a blush, finishing powder, mascara, face brush and a bag. You can survive with just this palette your whole life! Yeah, yeah, we always say that... But seriously, if you're looking for just one makeup item to splurge on, this set is a pretty darn good winner. All items in this set are wearable and have great reviews too!
2. Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set, USD59.00 (Php2,466.16)
8 pieces, FULL-SIZED. For serious collectors, this set comes with four new and exclusive shades, plus another exclusive shade from a previous set and three bestsellers. They're highly pigmented, creamy (which makes it easy to use) and waterproof. This set is equivalent to just 3 pencils if you get them individually. Serious value for money! Plus you get a sharpener too!
3. Tarte 5-Piece LipSurgence Collector's Set, USD34.00 (Php1,421.18)
Lip tints are great especially for everyday wear. And for USD6.80 a pop vs. its regular price of USD24.00, how can you go wrong?
4. Benefit Perk-Up Artist, USD30.00 (Php1,253.98)
Correctors can be a girl's best friend if you know how to use it. This kit can take care of redness, discoloration, dark circles and imperfections. A pretty promising kit.
5. Benefit Upgrade To Gorgeous, USD34.00 (Php1,421.18)
I like this set for the pretty mini suitcase. Benefit really has the most adorable packaging! It comes with Sugarbomb blush, High Beam highlighter (both full-sized), POREfessional primer, They're Real mascara and Laugh With Me LeeLee fragrance.
6. Tarte Fantastic Foursome 4-Piece Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Enthusiast, USD35.00 (Php1,462.98)
You'll get a highlighter, a bronzer and two blushes. Although, I believe these are just half in size of the regular blush but I'd rather have four different blushes than just one with the set's price (full-sized blush retails for USD25.00). The more the merrier, right?
Thank goodness Benefit is already available in the Philippines. I think I'll give the correctors set a try when it arrives in our shores. But I'm really lusting over the Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set and Urban Decay's eye pencil set. Which are you crushing on?