One of the most exciting things about being a beauty blogger and a self-proclaimed beauty junkie is being introduced to the newest brands, whether drugstore, niche, or high-end, as soon as they arrive in the country. The moment I received an invite from Liz Lanuzo of Project Vanity to the Beauty Backstage event last week at Whitespace Manila, I was immediately giddy because I knew the event would introduce top drugstore brands exclusively distributed by Bhagis International from Europe and the US, some of which include Catrice, Deborah Milano, Essence Cosmetics, Flormar, Jordana Cosmetics, Il Salone Milano, Joe of London, and Entity.
Loved this flatlay area!
I had no idea what to expect, but as soon as I arrived, we were given giant bags and coupons labeled with the brands that were being showcased that afternoon. Imagine my delight when we were told that we could simply check out each brand, pick any three items we liked, and drop it inside our bag! It was honestly very overwhelming because I wasn’t sure what products to pick, or even where to start!
To ease myself into a shopping mindset, I first had nail art done at the Nail Artelier station before finally devising a game plan. It was so much fun and in the end, I took home products that I’m extremely happy with and that I’ve already begun using! I’ll write separate reviews about them soon, but for now, below are just some of the products I picked. I couldn’t even fit everything into the picture, because it was that many!
If this is the first time you’re hearing of these brands, I’m telling you—the quality is good and the price point is very easy on the pockets. I first saw these brands at SM Makati, and if there’s one thing about the selection of brands in the beauty section of the SM Store, it’s that they’re well-curated to appease the demands and desires of their customers.
Have you heard of any of these brands? If not, which brand are you most curious about? Maybe I can write a review on that first!