I was invited a couple of days ago experience, swatch, play and get-to know professional quality European and US brands distributed by Bhagi's International. Yes AMW friends, Bhagi's International is a company to thank for because brands that we only get to read from our favorite international beauty bloggers are finally within reach! Brands like Catrice Cosmetics, Deborah Milano, Essence Cosmetics, Flormar Cosmetics, Jordana USA and Il Salone. Adding up to these brands are fragrance brands called Joe of London and Entity.
All thanks to Liz Lanuzo and Project Vanity team for inviting me and for being such lovely hosts! I also had a blast chatting with Bhagi's International GM Ms. Eileen. With just a quick and meaningful chat with her, I understood pretty well why she is such a successful individual, this lady got the passion for beauty!
It was a shopping party guys, and thankfully, I'm your friendly AMW who kinda knew what readers want! So I went ahead and shopped everything I planned to review for you (well, my secret was, I asked Eileen the bestseller of each brand and I picked them! I call that a cheat sheet!)
Are you ready? Let's go!
First stop, I went to the not-so-crowded booth (thankfully, I was early). Catrice Cosmetics isn't new to me ever since I visited the SM Eyes on Fleek Event. I reviewed my first Catrice Product here.
And what caught my attention?
The Catrice All Around Concealer Palette - a perfect palette for makeup artists and those who just love correcting and concealing.
Catrice Healthy Look Mattifying Powder Translucent - comes with a unique color but I was told it is just meant to "set" your makeup with added color! I am so excited to try this because I chanced upon good friend Malaysian Blogger Paris B's IG Stories and she bought this exact compact.
Catrice Strobing Duo Highlighter - 'nuff said, aside from contouring, I am a fan of highlighting!
Then I went ahead and stepped on Deborah Milano's counter. Deborah Milano is one Eileen's favorite brand so she had to bring this brand in the shores.
I've heard and read so many positive reviews on both these products so I told myself...why not?
Deborah Milano DD Daily Dream Foundation in shade 02 Beige
Deborah Milano Dress Me Perfect Concealer in shade 03
Essence is one of the best-selling drugstore brand from the company. With the wide range of makeup and nail products, I am not surprised!
Check out their lipsticks, mascaras, Eyeshadows, eyeliner, brow products and a whole lot more!
It was extremely difficult to take my pick but I ended up with these ---
Essence Shape and Shadows Eye Contouring Palette - It says "Bloggers' Beauty Secret" and I can't wait to use this because it contains eyebrow and eyeshadow powder, a prime and fix wax for the brows and highlighter Billie Vanille for the face and eyes! This palette is definitely multi-tasking and I can't wait to show my look/looks.
Essence Camouflage Cream Concealer in 10 Natural Beige - this look reminds me so much of Bobbi Brown but instead of a cream and powder combination, this comes in 2 cream concealers in 2 shades making this a perfect concealer/corrector for either the undereye area or acne marks/pimple marks. This tiny palette can also double up as a highlighter!
Essence Satin Touch Blush in 20 Satin Love - there are so many blush to choose during the event but this particular one definitely caught my attention! It has this mauve, rosy brown color that I can totally imagine would work in most skin tone!
I also knew about Flormar during the SM Eyes on Fleek event and was immediately drawn to take a look at their "base makeup".
Flormar Illuminating Primer Make-Up Base is well received by Filipinas and I can't wait to give this a test!
Adding up are the Flormar Perfect Coverage Liquid Concealer (Shade 05 Soft Beige) because if you follow me on IG stories, I technically use a lot of concealers on a daily basis and just set with a powder.
Now speaking of powders, I completed my base makeup with Flormar Wet & Dry Compact Powder. Picked the shade Medium Caramel and hope it works for me even without swatching.
Then there's Jordana! I knew about this brand when I was in college! I remembered asking my "balikbayan" relatives to help me purchase lipstick from the said brand. Look how fast the brand grew! Standing in this booth, you can create so many makeup looks from daytime to nighttime!
What's my top picks?
Jordana Complete Cover Maximum Coverage 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation in shade 04 Natural Beige
Jordana Eyeshadow Primer
Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color in Tiramisu
Aside from all the makeup brands, they also launched the Il Salone Milano at-home-hair color cream!
This is the complete shade range but if you look closely, the Philippines carry only the shades with a "check mark" for now!
And to complete the beauty backstage look, fragrances should always go hand-in-hand with beauty! There are just so many scents to choose from for all gender and age.
My top picks from Joe of London - Orangy and Blushing Flower.
Also went for Hush of Blush Perfumed Body Mist. Smells super nice!
Now this is a bagful of "tricks" from your friendly AMW! I can't wait to try them out and share my in-depth thoughts and review!
Which particular product/brand are you most excited to read a review?
Do you have a favorite brand so far?