A lot of enterprising Pinays have built a business out of selling US-brand makeup online. This is great news for us makeup lovers, but many of these resellers overestimate the demand for such luxury products so they tend to overprice their goods. But really, while I want this really nice piece of makeup, there's no way I would pay for a 40%+ markup! Frustrations just rage all around.
Thus, I'm glad that Shirlina of Get Sophisticated contacted me to check out her site. She sells Urban Decay products, Coastal Scents brushes, NYX makeup, China palettes, and a mix of popular items from other US brands like Too Faced, Rimmel, and E.L.F. What I like about her store is that the prices are competitive. The items she sells are also well-picked - she's obviously a makeup enthusiast because she knows some cult favorites.
I decided to get a Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer (only P1,100) since I read some rave reviews. Many contend that this is better than the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I'm still on the fence, but I got this primarily because I hate the old tube shape of UDPP. I cut it open and there were tons of product left! So I decided on Too Faced.
I also got a full-sized Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil. This product is just amazing. Amazing I tell you! Read my review. I've been recommending a MAC Powerpoint Pencil to everyone who asks for the best pencil liner, but now that the UD 24/7 is available locally at the nice price of P900, well, just get this!
My tiny UD 24/7 liner army
And that's it! Do visit Get Sophisticated when you have time. Oh I'll share with you one item I'm lemming for there:
24-piece Marble Palette, P1,400
It's already sold out though! Wah!