Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I took Saturday off to celebrate Lizzy’s last woop before she says “I do” and some time to just relax. Because of my cold two weeks ago, I’m still not fully 100 percent.  On the plus side, only 1 day left of my 21 day detox! I’m working on a post about my detox journey and June’s newsletter. Apologies for the delay. Don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. Today’s video and post focuses on the new Flower Beauty eyeshadow palettes and highlight palette. Flower beauty is an affordable drugstore brand available at Walmart, Walmart.com, and FlowerBeauty.com. Watch today’s video for the full review.  I also review Coola and bareMinerals.


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.

Flower Beauty Makeup Bag Monday 44


In case you haven’t heard of Flower beauty, they are an affordable makeup brand created by Drew Barrymore. Drew believes that women everywhere deserve the best quality, most efficacious products at an affordable price.

FLOWER empowers women by developing products that help you look and feel great in your OWN skin, and to embrace your individual beauty with the support of inspired, luxurious products made with you in mind. At FLOWER our passion is creating cosmetics and tools that not only make life easier and more fun, but look and feel amazing – from our prestige formulas that will delight and surprise, to packaging that’s designed for performance and charm.

All of our products are cruelty-free. (flowerbeauty.com

I’ve dabbled with Flower Beauty a few times before and have found the products to be easy to use and good quality for the price. Therefor when I received the new eyeshadow palettes, I was excited to review. Formulation alone, each eyeshadow is pigmented, smooth, and blendable. A little powder, but good overall. As a palette, I found them to be a bit lacking. Each palette has 1 maybe 2 matte shades so it becomes difficult to create a variety of looks without using other palettes. Still for the price, they are worth checking out.

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, ES4 Intense Natural

Flower Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, ES4 Intense Natural

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, ES3 Golden Natural

Flower Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, ES3 Golden Natural

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, Warm Natural

Flower Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette, Warm Natural

Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette, SP1

Flower Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette, SP1


Along with Flower Beauty, I was also testing out the COOLA dawn patrol classic primer and rosilliance organic BB+ in golden. I’ve been very happy overall with my recent discoveries of COOLA products.

Finishing off the week, I finally pulled out my bareMinerals Invisible bronze and glow compacts I purchased back in April. bareMinerals really has been it for me. They consistently work well with my skin and give me the natural no makeup makeup look.

barMinerals Invisible Bronze and Invisible Glow


Dawn Patrol Classic Makeup Primer SPF 30 by Coola $42

Rosilliance Golden BB Mineral Face SPF 30 by Coola $52

Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palettes by Flower Beauty $16 each

Lift & Sculpt Contour Palette by Flower Beauty $14

Invisible Bronzer Powder Bronzer in Medium by BareMinerals $28

Invisible Glow Powder Highlight in medium by bareMinerals $28


Next week I’m playing with the new Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette. Urban Decay has a way with marketing so I’m interested to see how they live up to the hype. On rotation will also be the Beauty and The Beast x LORAC collaboration. I have the eyeshadow palette, cheek palette, lipstick, and lipgloss from the collection to review. Make sure to tune in next week to see how these products perform.


Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette $54
Pro Eyeshadow Beauty and The Beast x LORAC $48
Cheek Palette Beauty and The Beast x LORAC $28
Lipstick Beauty and The Beast x LORAC  $36
Lipgloss Beauty and The Beast x LORAC  $34

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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
    June 20, 2017 / 5:15 am

    I cant wait to see more about the beauty and the beast collection <3 Ive always been curious about the flower beauty and I was really happy to see you review it. I love having the basis of the swatches on paper, seriously so helpful. Thank you Serein for all your hard work. Hope you have a fabulous week with that beauty and the beast palette 😉

  2. Jessi Malay
    June 19, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I haven’t heard of Flower Beauty..but those eye shadow palettes look too gorgeous to pass up! Love the purple hues!! And that highlighting palette looks so pretty and pigmented too! Thanks for sharing love <3

    XO, Jessi

    • Serein Wu
      June 19, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      You should! They have good stuff 🙂

  3. Joselyn T
    June 19, 2017 / 8:02 am

    I can’t wait to see what you think of the new Lorac collection next week! Thanks for the info on Flower Beauty, I have never used them, but might give it a try. I have a nice collection of matte shades at home, so I think I could make them work.

    • Serein Wu
      June 19, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      I defiently think you’ll like the palettes if you have mattes and are okay with mixing shadows 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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