My 1000-peso Mumuso Haul: Is it a Yaasss or Pass?

One constant source of thrills in my life is bargain beauty hunting. Whether it’s scoring an amazing value kit, snatching up my wish list items on sale, or simply discovering true makeup gems from the drugstore – I’m always up for the challenge of stretching my money to get the best makeup deals. While I’ve had my fair share of losses in playing this game, the high of a solid win is a joy unlike any. This time, I flexed my shopping skills in the fast-expanding Korean-inspired store Mumuso to see which items are worth the money. Here’s what my P1,000 bill brought to the makeup table, and what I think of my affordable loot!

Swatches from top: eyebrow pencil, mascara, eyeliner

Swatches from top: eyebrow pencil, mascara, eyeliner

Charming Matte Smooth Black Liquid Eyeliner (P99)

Swatching this liquid eyeliner on my hand for the first time, my interest was piqued after seeing how clean the drawn lines were. The formula doesn’t bleed at all although it was more opaque and jet black on my arm than on my eyes. Still, given the solid wear time – 8 hours with minimal fading, I’d say this is a YAASSS! The fine felt tip applicator with a long handle is also ideal for drawing even the tiniest line.

Permanent Beauty Delicate Pencil #3 (P99)

I’m always looking to compare the PV-favorite Daiso eyebrow pencil with products in the same price range. I’m happy to report that Mumuso’s formula is just as nice if not better because of the longer wear time. This pencil is a definite YAASSS! It comes in three shades  (black, gray, and brown), and the brown shade I picked up is pleasantly a more ashy brown compared to Daiso’s shades, which have more reddish hues.  

Eyeliner brush and mascara brush

Eyeliner brush and mascara brush

Secret Lengthening Mascara (P149)

The wand initially looked like a dupe of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara but all comparisons ended there. This mascara was painfully lacking in all departments, especially compared to my current favorite Covergirl Supersizer. As cheap as this is, I say PASS and get yourself one of Maybelline’s awesome and affordable mascaras instead.  

 Vitality 4-Color Eyeshadow (P149)

The formulation of Mumuso’s eyeshadows reminded me a lot of Ever Bilena’s Pink Palette. That said, the color payoff and blendability of each shade went above and beyond my expectations for the price! I have been reaching for this nonstop for quick and easy 3-minute eye looks. With a good primer, the deeper shades would stay on all day long on my crease and outer V, although I find that the lighter shades fade significantly after around 4 hours. I just wish that the gorgeous gold shade was available in a bigger pan. Still, this is a STRONG YAASSSSSSS for all you budget beauty hunters!

Swatches from top: four eyeshadow shades and three-tone lipstick

Swatches from top: four eyeshadow shades and three-tone lipstick

Three-Tone Lipstick (P199)

I initially classified the gradient lipstick from Mumuso as a YAASSS because I was pleasantly surprised by the easy, juicy gradient I was able to achieve but I feel like it’s hardly worth 200 bucks. While it looked great on me, it smelled and tasted like actual soap. It also slipped and slid quite a bit, and couldn’t last longer than a few hours on me. This is a PASS.

Brand new and after just a few uses

Brand new and after just a few uses

Massage Granules Cleansing Brush (P149)

I thought I was going to be a fan of this cleansing brush because of how soft it felt. After a few uses however, it had become permanently stained from washing away traces of makeup and waterproof mascara. I’m not really sure I can count on a tool to keep my skin clean when it can’t even keep itself clean so it’s a PASS for this.

120 Pieces Pocket-Type Cosmetic Cotton Pads (P99)

Cute pink color but these are perhaps the scratchiest cotton pads I’ve tried. PASS and go to Miniso instead for better quality cotton pads!

Final Bill: P943 for seven items! Even though four out of the seven items were duds, the three eye makeup products totally impressed me! I used the eyeshadow, eyeliner, brow pencil, mascara, and lip color in this #MOTD and I’m still digging how rad it looked.

Have you tried anything else from Mumuso? How did it fare for you?