Sunday 19 May 2013

Another haul: Sogo Thankful Week + Facess

Recently I have been hauling excessively that I cannot stop myself. I think I should go on spending ban again to clear the stash.

Random Things that I acquired recently
Mini haul at Choi Fung Hong

One of the most exciting part of being in Hong Kong is the bi-yearly Sogo Thankful Week sale, where all the brands are having big discounts and lots of people shopping there.

Haul from last November

When I looked at the promotion material, I wasn't very interested in the products. The sets are not that appealing into my eyes. I thought I would give it a miss. However, I went on Friday to Tsim Sha Tsui Branch, I was in love with the Burberry set. However, the set was a bit pricer and out of my budget. I tried so hard to find other alternatives. Sofina is one of the brands that is on my list.

I went to Causeway Bay branch (the largest branch) yesterday and looked at other beauty brands. Nothing really caught up my mind. Shu Uemura set is ok but I don't like their foundation formula. Sofina is having a long queue and there aren't sets with their foundation. Kanebo was on my list as well, but the gift is a large cleansing oil. I have enough cleansing products and would not want to add more into my collection at the moment.

Finally, I decided to give myself a break from Sogo. I went to Lane Crawford where there is Giorgio Armani beauty counter. I tried their mastero foundation. Awwww nothing compared to the Burberry one... Damm.. It caught up all the dry patches on my face. The texture is smooth but not as nice as Burberry one...

Then I headed back to the counter in Sogo. I have asked the sales at the counter to put some foundation on. My mum and I touched the face and we both agreed that the finish of Burberry is much better than GA's one. In addition, the Mastero foundation is too expensive. $630. With the price, I can buy the foundation and the makeup base (total of $680).

We decided to get the Base set by Burberry.
Long story and let's see what I've got

When purchased more than $1600, you get a free cosmetics bag or a large tote bag.
My friend and I got two sets and therefore we have this bag.

All the products in the box~ yahhh

$980 for the following items:
Fresh Glow make up base
Sheer Foundation or Velvet Foundation
Sheer powder
Burberry beauty powder brush
Mini Lip Velvet lipstick

When you purchase anything, you can add $320 for a blush. I cannot resist in their gorgeous colour. I got a blush as well ;)

This is everything in their packaging.

The brush is very soft and I think it is suitable for putting blush as well

Fresh Glow Lumious Fluid Base
This is a hydrating base. I really like the pump as I can manage how much products I would like to have each time easily :)

Sheer Foundation Trench No.1
This is the lightest shade in the collection and suits my skin very well. I am a NC15 person and it is very hard  to find a foundation that matches my skin exactly. At counters, the Beauty Ambassadors always match my skin to very yellow, which makes my look like very dull and tired. I am very happy that I can find something that matches my skin perfectly.

The base and the foundation
Both packageing are the same. I wonder how I can distinguish the two without looking at the bottom of the tube.
There are two ways to apply this foundation.
1. Base then foundation
This will give more coverage to the skin and looks that you have applied foundation
2. Base mix with foundation
It provides a little coverage, it covers the enlarged pores and some dark spots, moisturises the skin and looks like you have put a coloured cream on. The foundation is so light weight that you can hardly feel anything. I preferred this method more

Sheer powder in No.3 Porcelain
 It is a press powder. We didn't get to choose the colour.
I really like the design of the velvet, where there is a small flat brush to top up the makeup when you are out.

Light Glow blush in No.4 Peony 
This is a nice gorgeous pink which shows a very natural glow on the skin. It is perfect if you have light makeup and want to look more awaked

 Velvet lipstick in No.3 Cameo Pink
It is very handy to pop into the handbag :)

Overall picture of what I've got

I have done another haul in Facess as well.

Firstly, I went to Apivita to get my birthday present and 15% off purchase. I got this shower gel.
I read Hakmebeuaty's post on this (she got daily) and I am interested in it.  I think it is a good trial session to see whether it works for me with the 15% off.

 Then I went to Kose and got this new serum, Realizing White XX.
Summer is coming up and I need a serum that can get rid of the dark spots. I was going to try the Kiehl's one but I got caught by the sales at Kose and I couldn't leave without buying this.
I have also got this Kose Eye/lip remover

 And a brow pencil for my friend.

The above two pictures are the amount of samples that I've got.

I am sure that more reviews will be coming up very very soon!


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