Tuesday, January 21, 2014

First Haul of 2014: Bon Marche Haul + First Impressions

Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you my first haul of the year, which is from one of my favorite online shops ever, Bon Marche.
Yes, I am a bona fide online shopper. I love the convenience of shopping at home and the suspense of waiting for it to arrive at my doorstep. For 2 years that I have been a makeup lover, I have found a number of online shop that are trusted and are really staples in my book. One of them is Bon Marche. They sell authentic US drugstore, products that are a bit hard to find here in the Philippines. The price range is from ₱80 to ₱2,000.

So here are the items that I recently got from them. Ready to take a closer look?

PanOxyl 4% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Creamy Wash
170 g - ₱300.00 (Sold Out)
I have been looking for a face wash that contains Benzoyl Peroxide, since I feel like Salicylic Acid is not working on my skin. I was super glad to see that they are selling one and I know that I have to try it out.
As advised, I only wash my face once a day with this product, since it is a bit drying. I do not use moisturizer unless I have to go out, I use my VMV Armada Sunscreen. I have been using this for 4 days now and I have noticed that my existing acne has been drying up but I am also having some small breakouts, which I think the product trying to clean out all of my pores. I will continue to use this and maybe by a week I'll use it twice a day. Will give you an update if it works for me.

Physicians Formula Perfecting Concealer Duo in Yellow/Light
7.4 g - ₱250.00
I have been eyeing this concealer for a time now, especially the Green/Light variant since I have a lot of redness on my face, but I am still glad that Sis Ju sent this to me to try out. It comes with the concealers, a yellow one to hide dark undereye circles and the light side to cover imperfections.
It also comes with a brush which I don't think is necessary because this stuff works so much better when you use your fingers. The light concealer side seems dark but once blended out it actually suits my skintone. Here is a swatch:
I don't have really dark undereyes, but here's what it looks like:
[L-R] Bare, Yellow only, Light on top of Yellow

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in 825 Buff Beige
30 ml - ₱500.00
I first talked about this foundation on my April 2013 Favorites and it has been a staple on my makeup kit ever since. The first shade that I got which is 820 Creamy Natural is a bit dark for me and has a pinkish undertone, so I have to get my perfect shade which is 825 Buff Beige which has a yellow undertone.
On the last photo, you can see a swatch of Buff Beige (left) vs Creamy Natural (right). You can clearly see the difference between the undertones. I love the consistency of this foundation, it has medium to full coverage and very long-lasting, even without primer.
A trick to this foundation is to wait for it to set before putting powder on top. Maybe you can finish your eyebrows and eye makeup before setting this powder. Also, I noticed that this emphasize dry patches on the face, which you can solve by properly moisturizing and using a primer underneath.

Napoleon Perdis China Doll Gel Eyeliner in Heaven
3.4 g - ₱500.00
I am not familiar of this brand until I received this product. Napoleon Perdis is actually an Australian brand. I was super excited to try this gel eyeliner because of the color. I don't have any blue eyeliner so I was ecstatic.
It is actually in between a royal and navy blue with a hint of shimmer. Here is a swatch:
I love that this gel liner is very very smooth to apply and it sets quickly but not as quick as you cannot spread the product out and create a solid line. But when this sets, it is really smudge proof, sweat proof and water proof. Even if I curl my lashes, this eyeliner doesn't budge.
Excuse my eyeliner skills, but this is how it looks like. If you think that a black eyeliner is too harsh, try a blue, plum or brown eyeliner instead. I also love how it adds a pop of color on the eyes.

Overall, I am super happy with all of these items. I think I just found a new fave concealer, and I have been sporting this eyeliner because of the gorgeous color.On me: Covergirl Stay Fabulous Foundation in Buff Beige,
Physicians Formula Concealer for the undereyes,
Nature Republic Auto-Eyebrow Pencil for the brows,
Napoleon Perdis "Heaven" Gel Eyeliner,
Jordana Twist and Shine Lipstick in Candied Coral (review soon)

If you are interested in these items, do not forget to check out Bon Marche's website.

Hope you enjoyed this post Pinay Beauties! Let me know your thoughts on the comments section below, and I will see you in y next post. Stay fabulous, and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. rhania escuetaJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    woah i love the lippie you'd used here =)

  2. Maica SaldoJanuary 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Yes the color is super pretty. Review soon love! Probably first week of Feb. :)

  3. CJJanuary 21, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    A more in-depth review of the concealer please! :)

  4. Jaymie-Vi ParagasJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Hi there! are you also selling this panoxyl acne creamy wash or where can I find purchase this product?