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Haul & Review: Mandom Beauty Warehouse Sales 2014

This year's warehouse sales was held over the last 2 days of July and it was my first time going for their warehouse sales after hearing about all the goodies my friends got from last year's sales. I find it rather disappointing in terms of the prices, as there were significant increase in sales price as compared to previous year's sales.

Some of the examples:
Dollywink lashes, 2013: 2 for $10, 2014: 2 for $20
Springheart lashes, 2013: 3 for $1, 2014: 1 for $1

With that price increase, I didn't manage to get the products I was there for. Though it was said that there were more variety this year, the disappointment in the price increase and the manufacturing dates of certain items being in 2011 or 2012, made me fret up and I finished my shopping in about 15 minutes.
Anyway, here are the items I bought:
1. Clear Last Face Compact Powder High Cover (Matte Ochre)
2. Bifesta Water-Based Cleansing Lotion (Sebum)
3. Springheart Eyelash with Glue #04
4. Lash Concierge Eyelashes x2
Total damage: $33

First up, Clear Last Face Compact Powder High Cover ft Peach John in Matte Ochre, this was going at 1 for $12, 2 for $20. There were 2 shades (Matte Ochre & Shirohada) available but I wasn't sure if this product will be good for me so I only bought one to try.

One reason I got this is because of the pink packaging with the cute ribbon puff! I can hardly resist products with such lovely packaging. Moreover, it is said to give natural-looking skin, cover all pores, hide all imperfections, long-lasting, give moisturizing & radiant finish and provide sun protection of SPF23 PA++. All the properties that I look for when buying compact powder!

After trying this for a couple of times, I have to say that this is what I have been looking for. There is sufficient sun protection for using this. It didn't give a overly thick coverage which means it doesn't hide my pores or imperfections that well, but it does give a fresh and natural look when the micro-fine powder blends well into my skin. The oil control is there as well, able to last me for about 6 hours before blotting(actually I hardly touch up my makeup when I'm out). Plus, I love the sweet scent of peaches though it doesn't last that long. Definitely recommend to get this :)
Next, Bifesta Water-Based Cleansing Lotion (Sebum), this was going at $10, same as last year's pricing. I noticed this brand awhile ago but didn't have a chance to get it till today. I do like the idea of using this to remove makeup and skipping the steps to use cleanser & moisturizer after that. So if you're feeling lazy after a long day at work, this will be the product for you!

The cleansing lotion does help to remove my foundation, blusher, eye shadow and eye liner but not my mascara. I tried it a couple of times with different brands of mascara and it hardly budge. I had to use another makeup removal just for those stubborn mascara. Other than that, it is not bad for a cleansing lotion!
Last but not least, Lash Concierge Eyelash No.7 Crown Sweet, this was going at 1 for $6, 2 for $10. I wanted Dollywink lashes but those were out of my budget so I had to satisfice with this. I didn't regret buying this though, the lashes are super soft and I can barely feel the lashes when I'm wearing them.

The glue that came with it takes a tad too long to change from white to clear but it is easy to remove after a long day which makes it easier to clean the lashes afterwards. Sometimes the glue doesn't stay too well but other than that no major complains since it's easy to remove.
It does look pretty natural too right? I'm a noob when it comes to sticking falsies so I need to practice more to get the hang of it. These lashes does feel easier to stick on as compared to those cheap quality lashes with a harder lash bone.

So that's all for this haul, till the next one!
(Probably all Korean beauty products since I'm going there in September, can't wait!)


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