First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

A Sephora insider once told me that the most underrated brand they carry has got to be First Aid Beauty. I’m inclined to agree. For someone who tends to favor minimalist glass packaging, the contents of their cutesy white plastic tubes and jars couldn’t have been any further from my radar. But what she said and the brand’s sensitive skin-friendly claim stuck with me. I eventually purchased the smallest tube of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (PHP 800 for 56.7 g on Sephora.ph)

Quick Specs: fragrance-free; allergy-tested; made in USA

Ingredients: WATER/AQUA/EAU, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERIN, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, ALLANTOIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CERAMIDE 3, CHRYSANTHEMUM PARTHENIUM EXTRACT, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, DISODIUM EDTA, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, XANTHAN GUM, PHENOXYETHANOL

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Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

I have stuck with liquid liner pens almost exclusively since discovering them. For my semi monolids, the thinnest line that gets as close to my lash line saves a whole lot of eyelid space for my eyeshadow du jour to shine through. And while my go-to is usually a Japanese brand (for their ultra-fine tips created for monolids), Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Black (PHP 1,150).

Quick Specs: 0.55 ml / 0.019 oz; made in Korea

Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, BEHENETH-30, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA, C11-15 PARETH-7, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BLACK 2 (CI 77266) (NANO).

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Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil

I am a sucker for anything sparkly, so some unintentional enabling went down when a friend consolidated her cart with mine to avail of a 20% discount from the Sephora website. She picked up two of Rihanna’s products, and one of them was the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil in How Many Carats?! (PHP 2,150). Of course, I also had to have one after seeing so many rave reviews.

Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb

Quick Specs: 8 g ; made in USA

Ingredients

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Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush

When I find myself bored and randomly browsing Sephora, Zoeva is one of those brands that I automatically think to check. They usually have tools I didn’t know I needed, and I have yet to regret any of my purchases from there. Case in point: The Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush (PHP 436) has proved to be an instant essential to my brow game.

Zoeva 322 Brow Line Brush

Quick Specs: measures 16.5 cm ; made in China

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Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush

It has been an honest-to-goodness minute since I have posted reviews for Sephora products. Mainly because I haven’t purchased much in the last year, instead rediscovering Kbeauty and drugstore finds. But my dry spell has been broken by the recent 20% off Beauty Pass sale. Hard to resist, so I didn’t. I have a haul here that I will gradually start reviewing in the coming weeks. The first part of my haul is the Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush (PHP 486).

Zoeva Concealer Brush

Quick Specs: measures 15.5 cm ; made in China

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