Beauty Haul: Korean Cosmetics and European Drugstore Brands

I know I promised you a drugstore haul the other day, but I was caught up with the usual Monday frenzy that lasted until Tuesday and I didn’t have time to sit down and do this post.

But anyway, here it is!

I went to Watson’s in SM Makati to pick up some toiletries. At first I didn’t want to go to that branch cause last time I was there it was under renovation and their stuff were scattered all over up to the third floor. Since this is the Watson’s branch that’s very near me. I went anyway.

To my surprise they finished their renovation and I was amazed with their new set up! I love it. The minute I entered this greeted me:

IMG_0312The carts and the baskets were right in the entrance. Very convenient.

One of the reasons why I went to Watson’s was to check out the Korean brand Etude House. I heard they carry this brand.

Ever since BB cream came out 2 years ago it has put Korean cosmetics right smack on top of the global cosmetic market.

Etude House is under the cosmetic company Amore Pacific. Amore Pacific is the Esteè Lauder of Asia.

I found a lot of good cosmetic drugstore brands in the newly renovated Watson’s.

Etude House was the first thing I saw when I entered:


I picked up a few of their items. Mostly facial cleansing creams and foams. Their products are all organic. This is one of the reasons why I want to try Korean cosmetics. Most of them are organic.

Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam | Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Cream
Happy Teatime Aloe Tea Cleansing Foam
Avocado & Butter Cleansing Foam
Play 101 Pencil #33, #41 & #10


Pop Stick Lip Crayon. (These come in 2 colors only and the colors doesn’t have a name on it)


Tinted eye brow gel.

Color My Brows in #01 Rich Brown

The sales assistant gave me free gift. Heart 5 Berry Complex facial mask: IMG_3276I can’t wait to try this! Just behind the counter of Etude House is the counter of Tony Moly. Another Korean Cosmetics owned by the same cosmetic company of Etude House. IMG_0318Oh my god. I went crazy with their facial masks! IMG_3296 IMG_3298 IMG_3299 IMG_3302 IMG_3303 IMG_3304No wonder Korean women have very beautiful skin!

Among all of the facial masks the Snail Mask Sheet intrigues me. One of the ingredients is Snail Secretion Filtrate. Uhmmm, interesting.

I also pick up 2 of their cleansing creams. It smells soooo good. It smells so clean and fresh.

Clean Dew Lemon Foam Cleanser | Clean Dew Blueberry Foam Cleanser

Among all of the products this is yet to be the one I am very interested in using. I can’t wait to use this! Up to this point I wish I was Korean!

I can’t blame my friend Keri Zamora who is crazy about everything Korean!

I’m Real Rice Smooth Toner

I also picked up a few of their make up.

Tony Moly Crystal Blusher #07, #03 & #04
Tony Moly Auto Lip Liner in #01, #03 & #04


I like that the other end of the pencil is a brush! When I was about to leave the sales assistant suggested to me their face primer. She swatched it at the back of my hand and I kinda like it. It feels powdery and very smooth after you apply it.

Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

IMG_0321The sales assistant was very good. She knows what she’s talking about and looks like she is very well trained of their products. She also gave me some free gifts!

Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Foot Mask
Tony Moly Intense Snail Foam Cleanser

Mukhang ang daming snail sa Korea.

Tony Moly Hand Cream in Apple and Peach.

I was about to go look for my toiletries when I saw all these European drugstore brands! As in OMG. I went crazy again.

The first brand that caught my eye was Gosh. I am familiar with this brand cause I bought a few of their products when I went to Vienna.

IMG_0330I only picked up 2 items. A lip gloss and a lipstick. I have been looking for this shade. It is similar to NARS Audacious Dominique.

Gosh Couleur Intense Pour Les Levres | Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick in 161 Sweetheart

Gosh is made in Denmark.

Then I saw Deborah Milano. IMG_0333I love their packaging! So unique and it is made of good quality. Packaging is everything.

I picked up a few items too.

Deborah Milano Blusher in Mogano
Deborah Milano Ombretto Trio | Ombre À Paupierères Perlèe | Sombra De Olhos Iridescente and Natural Finish Blush in 02
Deborah Milano Rossetto in Atomic Red Mat 16

Deborah Milano is made in Milan Italy.

I passed by the counter of Flormar. IMG_0337I love their baked blushes.

I picked up a few of their baked blushes and their eye shadows.

Terracotta Blush on | Terracotta Powder & Matte Terracotta Eye shadow
Matte Terracotta Eye Shadows. There’s no name of the shade indicated
Terracotta Blush on. No name of shade indicated.

Flormar is made in Turkey.

Make up Factory. I already know this brand. My favorite is their eye pencils. IMG_0338I picked up 2 of their eyeshadows.

Make Up Factory Eye Shadow in Sweet Taupe & Silver Brown

I was so surprised to see this: IMG_0322Bioderma! My favorite eye make up remover. I’m so happy we have this now. This is the best eye make up remover for me and it is already available here. I used to order this all the way in Paris.

I had fun discovering new products and I can’t wait to try all of them! Especially the Korean facial masks!

OOTD time.

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