Remember when Make Up For Ever closed down here in the Philippines and everyone was sad? Well, now it's easier to move on with the brand that replaced it: Make Up Factory. It's a German cosmetics company that has pretty good products at a mid-range price point. And by "mid-range", I mean nothing over P1,800 with most products at P800 - P1,100.
I was just walking aimlessly in Bonifacio High Street when I spotted it. It's in the same space MUFE used to be, right beside Lush I believe! I love the sleek industrial feel of the interiors, and that they have a small studio in the back should they decide to host classes. But of course, the products are top and center. I swatched most things, and here are some quick impressions!
Okay, the liquid bases are pretty good. They're light, smooth, with pretty good coverage (depends on the line you get). I also like that they don't have that weird foundation smell. The concealers are pretty awesome at only P880 if I remember correctly - they are full coverage yet thin, reminiscent of my fave Artdeco Camouflage Cream Concealer (just thinner).
The lipstick selection has too many frosts in it; there are a few cremes, mostly in the darker shade range. Glosses are thin and pigmented so those are worth checking out (look for this dark plum). Eyeliners look promising with lots of chic colors and what looks like good staying power. Eyeshadows, on the other hand, are just okay. There aren't many matte options.
My favorite find would have to be the highlighting concealer pen. I forgot to note down the name but it's pretty much like the Clinique Airbrush Concealer but with subtle shimmer. I might pick that up next time I stop by!
Now that I'm writing this, I really wish I took more photos, but I was busy chatting with a new friend. You won't believe who I ran into. It was Bea, of The Dalaga Project, one of my current favorite blogs. ;) So awesome.
Anyway, let me know what you think of Make Up Factory! Would you get anything?