I've never heard of BeautyMNL before. It was just three weeks ago when I received an email letting me know of its grandiose existence. And since then, I have seen my blogger friends talk about it one-by-one on Instagram and on their respective websites.
What really caught my attention though is their mobile app. Usually, online beauty shops just have their own website, with which you have to visit on your web browser and keep loading pages, while for some, you still have to send them a DM to give them your orders. So much hassle!
The Mobile App
So the first thing I did was to download and install their app on my phone. It only took a few minutes to install and create my user account.
The mobile app was very user friendly. I love the clean, white background and the font is so simple.
On the account page, I could easily edit my settings, check my orders and even buy credits for my future purchases.
On the homepage, I could see their products that were on sale, and some of their featured products. This was where I discovered one of the products I bought from them for the first time!
I also loved that the homepage contained categories such as hair care, skin care, makeup, local finds, organic, accessories and many more. This makes it so much easier for anyone to find what they are looking for.
They also have their own web magazine called "Bloom" which you can also find in their app. It contains many useful articles about skin care, hair care and all about beauty. You can refer to these articles if you wanted some tips.
You should definitely check out my top three articles:
I personally picked these articles due to the fact that I got oily skin and really need to know what I could do with it. I also had problems choosing the right makeup remover before, but now I have found the best product that fits me — a balm! And lastly, you guys know I like to travel every month, right? If you're like me, you should definitely learn how to take care of your skin when you're on a flight especially when it's a long-haul flight.
Furthermore, BeautyMNL's app also includes a page for brands that are listed alphabetically. This makes it easier for anyone to find specific brands that they like. This was where I looked for my favorites.
Just like any other online shops, the app also includes a page where you can see all the products you have wish listed.
If I had to rate their mobile app, I would definitely give it a five-star or a 10/10 rating.
For my first purchases, I just wanted to test a few products and see how fast the transaction would be.
This concealer is considered to be heavy-duty and it comes with a wide range of color correcting shades. The shades includes fair, porcelaine, light, beige, medium, glow, tan, nutmeg, orange, yellow, lavender, and green. How cool is that? I chose the medium shade for myself because I think it's what suits my facial skin color.
What I like about this product is that it's cream-based and it provides full coverage. I have already tried it and it perfectly covered my blemishes and neutralized my under eye dark circles. It is definitely great for daily use.
Next, I got Maybelline's latest foundation in 228 Soft Tan shade. This is a liquid foundation that gives a perfect seamless matte finish. It's very lightweight and is easy to blend even when you just use your fingers to blend it.
It's also great for either normal or oily skin. As I said, mine is oily, so when I tried it, I really liked how it turned out.
It's been a long time that I've been searching for the best primer that suits me. And finally, I found the perfect one! At first, I was skeptical but then I thought, I should give it a try.
Dearberry's magic oil control primer provides a very flawless base for makeup application. It's soooooo smooth, I keep on applying them just to feel the smoothness over and over again! It leaves a shine-free and silky finish which makes my makeup last very long. Ever since I started using it, I have been feeling like my skin is so soft and smooth all the time. It also perfectly minimizes all my pores.
After I chose the products I wanted to purchase, the transaction went by so fast. They had different modes of payment including bank (credit/debit) card payments, COD in Metro Manila and PayPal.
I was so happy I could pay via PayPal! I have many credits there that I haven't used so I was really glad I could finally use them. It makes the transaction so much easier and faster!
I was out of the country when I shopped but according to my family, the package came in after four days. Not bad for someone living outside Manila.
It was such an amazing shopping experience. It made me feel like I was at Sephora but only online! Haha. And the products are really great and super stellar. I love that I can find Korean products on their shop as well. I would definitely shop from BeautyMNL again!
My Face Using the Three Products I Purchased
What do you guys think? Have you ever shopped with them before? If not, you definitely should!