Do you ever have the feeling of deja vu? Makeup Bag Monday’s are starting to feel like this for me. This week’s Makeup Bag Monday I incorporated new product launches from Too Faced, Avene, L’oreal, as well as some makeup I’ve been wanting to try from Maybelline and Laura Mercier. This week is full of the most failed makeup products I’ve used in one Makeup Bag Monday. Because of the failed makeup products, I was unhappy with my makeup looks for most of the week, which of course didn’t help with my mood.

I know many of you are sad to see this series come to an end after a year, but I am ready. Lately I’ve been feeling creatively stilted. As type A as I am, I need freedom to create content that I’m interested in. I’ve been feeling depressed the past few weeks. Normally I throw myself into work and working out, but it’s been rough. A combination of grief, insecurities, and stress has made be very down.  The past weekend, I made two conclusions. One, I need change. Two, I’ve gotten caught up in what others are doing and what they think of me.  Never a good thing. There are so many exciting ideas in my head that I cannot wait to execute and share with you, but till then, enjoy the last three Makeup Bag Mondays.

Watch the video to find out what worked and what makeup failed this week.

makeup bag monday 48 failed makeup


Each week I rotate my makeup bag with new product launches and makeup from my makeup collection.  Originally this series started here on sereinwu.com, 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.


I was quite surprised at this week’s makeup rotation. There were quite a few mediocre and even failed makeup products in this week’s makeup bag. Can you guess what worked and what failed for me?

maybelline brow precise fiber volumizer L'oreal lash paradise makeup bag monday 48 failed makeup

Avene high protection complexion correcting shield makeup bag monday 48 failed makeup

laura mercier candleglow sheer perfecting powder

maybelline master contour l'oreal brow kabuki swatches makeup bag monday 48 failed makeup

Maybelline cheek palette swatches makeup bag monday 48 failed makeup

Shop Makeup Bag Monday 49

Too FacedHangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray $32 Shop HERE

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder in #1 and #2 $38 Shop HERE

Avene Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50+ in Medium $36 Shop HERE

Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer by Maybelline in Deep Brown $8.99 Shop HERE

FaceStudio Master Contour & Highlight V-Shape Duo Stick by Maybelline in Light $8.99 Shop HERE

FaceStudio Master Contour by Maybelline in Light to Medium $12.99 Shop HERE

Brow Stylist Kabuki Blender by L’oreal in Brunette $12.99 Shop HERE


Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come next week. I’m very excited to be incorporating foundation that I made myself! There will be a DIY makeup series coming soon on my channel and here. I’ve already filmed the how to, so I’m testing the foundation and highlighters out this week. Make sure to tune in every Monday for a new Makeup Bag Monday. Only 3 left!


Becca Backlight Filter Face Primer $38 CLICK to shop

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in SC 3 $35 CLICK to shop

CoverFX Mattifying Setting Spray $35 CLICK to shop

100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Mimosa $36 CLICK to shop

Homemade All Natural Powder Foundation (tutorial coming soon)

Homemade All Natural Cream Highlighters (tutorial coming soon)


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Wishing you all a wonderful week!





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


  1. Ashley Turpen
    July 19, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I am kind of disappointed the brozer/blush/highlight wasn’t better. I had seen a few people rave about it and some say there isn’t much to it. I think ill pass on it after watching your swatches. Thank you for always having great and honest reviews 🙂 Until next week!! 🙂

  2. Faiza
    July 18, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    It’s about to be one year since MBM started? You’ve got to be kidding me it literally seems like you started it just yesterday! Anyway, looking forward to your new content! Hope you get inspired and motivated soon ❤

  3. Joselyn T
    July 18, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Great job keeping your commitment for MBM! I’m looking forward to seeing your new ideas!

  4. Heather Huglin
    July 17, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I’m sorry you feel your creativity has been stifled, just know how much we appreciate your MBM series and I’m excited to see what’s new for your channel. I wish I could be in LA for the meet and greet! I hope it goes well and is successful ?

  5. Jo Vee
    July 17, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    Only 3 more OMG you must be so proud to have done this for so long 🙂 Good job xo

  6. Tammie Lalone
    July 17, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Wow I just can’t believe that almost a year has passed since you started this series….time flies when you’re having fun 🙂

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