Another week, another Makeup Bag Monday. This week I tested the Zoeva Basic Moments eyeshadow palette and cheek palette. Also rotated in some NUDESTIX NUDIES, Dr. Brandt Pores No More, RMS, Make Up For Ever, Ardency Inn, and gave Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation one more go. Full review video is now up on my channel. Click to watch. (BTW new blog post subscribers get first dibs on Makeup Bag Monday videos now!) Missed last week’s post? Click here to read.


Each week I rotate my makeup bag with new product launches and makeup from my makeup collection.  Originally this series started here on, I have since moved it to my YouTube Channel. I am now bringing back Makeup Bag Monday on the blog! Come back every Monday for detailed makeup reviews and find out what I have selected for the upcoming week. MBM blog post will have closeup photos and true to life swatches to help with any of your shopping needs. Think of it as a readers digest to go along with the YouTube videos.


This week my makeup bag was filled with easy wearable neutrals. The new zoeva basic moments eyeshadow palette reminded me a lot of the LORAC PRO 3 eyeshadow palette and is an almost exact dupe for around 1/2 the price. Check out the swatches below. Zoeva has really impressed me with the continued new launches in makeup. Pigmentation and quality of their powder products are consistent and well formulated, especially for the price. I also really enjoyed the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Illuminator Primer and Multi Performance Stick. The Illuminator Primer is just the right amount of radiance without feeling greasy. If you are looking for an easy to use physical spf, the Dr. Brandt Multi Performance Stick is defiently something you should check out.

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Last week I focused heavily on the importance of sunscreen. You can check out the blog post here. On my channel, I did a detailed breakdown on sunscreen and SPF, which you can watch here. This week there will be a Summer Essentials video talking even more about what sunscreens I recommend along with some fun beauty products to keep on hand for summer. The Dr. Brandt Multi Performance Stick this week makes it on the list with broad spectrum protection and the seal of approval from The Skin Cancer Foundation.

ardency Inn Manuka Honey pigments

NUDESTIX NUDIES Dr. Brandt Pores No More Multi Performance Stick

RMS beauty master mixer RMS living luminzier


make up for ever lip booster zoeva basic moments eyeshadow palette


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Pacifica Blood Orange Fragrance $22

Zoeva Basic Moments Eyeshadow Palette $26.50

Zoeva Basic Moments Blush Palette $16.80

NUDESTIX  NUDIES All Over Face Color Bronze & Highlight in Hey Honey $30
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Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Lip Booster $23

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizing Primer Base $38

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Mutli Performance Stick 5 in 1 $35

Armani Luminous Silk Powder $62

Ardency Inn Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments in Sunday, Copper, Peacock $21

RMS Master Mixer $38

RMS Living Luminizer $38


Here’s what’ coming up for next week. Make sure to come back every Monday to see how new products perform with detailed swatches and reviews.

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Becca x Chrissy Teigen Face palette

make up for ever brow

Pixi Beauty x Aspannovard

pixi beauty x itsjudytime

pixi beauty x Maryam Maquillage

zelens youth glow foundation thrive cosmetics liquid extensions mascara


Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette  $46

Make Up For Ever Brow Pencil $20 Brow Gel $20 Brow Liner $23

Itsjudytime x Pixi Beauty Eyeshadow Palette $24 and Lip Palette $24

Aspynovard and Pixi Beauty  Glow Powder $16

Maryam Maquillage and Pixi Beauty Strobe and Bronzer Palette $16 and Strobe & Sculpt Palette $16

Zelens Youth Glow Foundation in Beige $98

Thrive Cosmetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara $24



Last Week’s Blog Post

The original series here on the blog

Minimal Makeup – Makeup Bag Monday 

Keep It Glowing – Makeup Bag Monday #11

Summer Makeup Picks – Makeup Bag Monday #9

Easy Makeup Bag Monday 

Keeping it Glowing – Makeup Bag Monday #11

Wishing you all a wonderful week!




  1. Joselyn T
    May 24, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Great job with the product photos! The swatches in blog form are awesome. Very excited to see your thoughts on the Chrissy Teigen & Becca collab. Have a great week!!

  2. May 22, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    I really love the concept of MBM! The Zoeva eyeshadow palette looks absolutely stunning, but I can really justify getting another neutral eyeshadow palette. Great post!

    • Serein Wu
      May 23, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thanks for coming over and checking it out! Totally feel you on the whole buying another palette. I’ve been trying to condense my collection. Makes it hard when my job is reviewing products, lol!

  3. Shanel Raine
    May 22, 2017 / 8:51 am

    I absolutely love your product photos…

  4. Shanel Raine
    May 22, 2017 / 8:50 am

    U absolutely love your product photos…

    • Serein Wu
      May 23, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thank you so much Shanel!

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