BEAUTY BAR: Online Sale

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hey guys! Don't you just love the growing community of local online shops? Years ago, online purchasing was too risky and quite expensive. There weren't a lot of legitimate sellers even on ebay. Now, most shops you see in department stores have their own websites that allow you to purchase online! One of my favorites these days is Beauty Bar. 

Beauty Bar carries both international and homegrown brands that can suit any budget. If you're like me who thinks a gazillion times (believe it or not) before splurging on makeup, then you'll love it when Beauty Bar goes on sale. Actually, they did last week and I was just in time to snag two awesome items from Koh Gen Do and Artdeco.

I got the Koh Gendo Aqua Foundation which comes in this lovely 30 ml frosted bottle with an equally beautiful metallic cap.

This foundation offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It's quite handy so you can just pop it in your kikay pouch and bring with you to travel. 

Under the cap you'll see it has a pump dispenser which totally appeals to me. Although you really need to keep it covered because the pump doesn't have a lock.

 This foundation is fluidlike but not too runny. It spreads and melts effortlessly on your skin leaving a matte finish with a hint of glow. It has light to medium coverage that's buildable but you may still need a concealer to hide darker blemishes. It has decent staying power, lasting a good 4 hours before I noticed a little creasing and a bit of shine on my T-zone.

It comes in a variety of shades so it's almost impossible not to get a close if not a perfect match for every skin tone. I'm NC 30 in MAC and Koh Gen Do's OC 2 suits me perfectly. For a more accurate choice, I suggest you visit Beauty Bar and try them on to see for yourself. They have lovely sales reps who will gladly assist you to find the right shade. If you have more time to spare, you can shop around for a while and see how it looks after an hour before deciding. 

I took advantage of the ongoing sale and got the Artdeco Skin Perfecting Make-up Base as well.

It comes in a 15 ml flasktype container with a snap on cover. 

Removing the cap reveals a pump dispenser so you get just the right amount of product with each use.

This primer is silicone free so it doesn't clog your pores. 

It has a translucent color and is virtually scent free. I love the silky smooth texture and how it applies effortlessly on your skin. You may not see it on the images above but it somehow erased a few lines. 

 Now for the ultimate test, I tried priming my skin with Artdeco before applying the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation. Ease of application was better and my skin looked less shiny. The foundation looked more matte and creases were less noticeable. The entire look also lasted longer (6 hours) with minimal to no touch-ups needed. 

Overall, I really like both products either separately or in combination. The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation does a good job of giving you a naturally blemish free finish especially with the help of a good concealer. The Artdeco Skin Perfecting Make-up Base is an equally good product that helps make the foundation look better and last longer. The only downside in purchasing these products? The hefty tag which is why I honestly wouldn't have bought them if it weren't for the 45% discount offer. The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation originally retails for 2,750 Php while the Artdeco Skin Perfecting Make-up Base is 995 Php but I got them for only 1,512.50 Php and 547.25 Php repectively. 

That's about it! You may want to check out your nearest Beauty Bar branch to avail of their promo or visit their online shop so you can browse through all the products. Want to buy online but you don't have a credit card or paypal account? That wouldn't be a problem since you may opt to pick up your purchased items at any Beauty Bar branch. This way, you get to save more because no shipping and handling fees will be charged. Thank you for reading and have an awesome weekend!


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