The Relaunch of Makeup Bag Monday

Another Monday, another Makeup Bag Monday. Every week I share with you what I have chosen from my current makeup collection with new makeup products to review. This will be a collection of products to rediscover, new products to test, and products to give one last go before hitting the bin. Come back every Monday to find out how the previous week went with mini makeup reviews and see what I have selected for the new week ahead.

Wow has it been a crazy few weeks! If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat at sereinwu, you might already know that I was the winner of Tati’s giveaway. Tati wanted to help a smaller, yet dedicated YouTube channel under 500,000 subscribers, by collaborating with them in hopes of introducing her audience to the lucky winner. On top of collaborating for our July Favorites, Tati flew me out to NYC to do a segment with her on Style Code Live on Amazon. You can catch the episode here, if you missed it.

It has been such an honor to be able to work with someone who I have respected and looked up to, since before I started my YouTube channel. What I learned through the whole experience, is hard work really does pay off. For the last 3 years, I have been slowly chugging away at my YouTube channel and blog. There has been slow and steady growth for the most part, but I am by no means an overnight success.

With the recent growth and exposure of my channel, I have decided starting this week, you will see 5 new uploads a week on my channel! All very exciting and a bit of a challenge. Part of the 5 upload a week schedule, will be Makeup Bag Mondays. You will now be able to watch my reviews and swatches every Monday.

makeup bag monday series

For this week, I have decided to include swatches of the last Makeup Bag Monday Products and the video. Now I need your help for next week. Would you like me to still write down my reviews, thoughts, and link all the products here on the blog? Or, would you like me to do what I did for this week? Basically a quick update on life, include swatch photos and the link to watch the video where I will discuss each product in depth? Do you still want to see Makeup Bag Monday’s on here?

Last Makeup Bag Monday

LORAC PRO 3  $44

COVER FX Custom Cover Drops N35 $44

Too Faced Beach Bunny  $30

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpt Lip #10 #11 $27

Jouer Mineral Powder Blush in Bloom $26 (USE: SEREIN15 for 15% off all purchases)

OFRA Beverly HIlls Highlighter $39.95 (USE: SEREIN30 for 30% off all purchases)


LORAC PRO 3 swatches row 1


LORAC PRO 3 swatches row 2


OFRA Beverly Hills Highlighter swatches

This Week’s Makeup Bag Monday

Tarte Shape Tape in light & medium

PUR Cosmetics Love Your Selfie 2 palette

Benefit Brow Zings

Benefit High Brow Glow

Benefit High Brow Matte

Benefit Ready Set Brow





  1. September 6, 2016 / 6:38 am

    You deserved to win and I love Tati too! Congratulations and I’ve loved your channel/blog for ages now. I really love Makeup Bag Monday so I’m glad it’s back…

    • Serein Wu
      September 6, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Jess! I really appreciate your support xoxo

  2. August 20, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Gorgeous picks, the Lorac palette looks beautiful so many lovely shades!

    The Benefit Brow products are beyond impressive!

    Laura xo

  3. Michelle Wan
    August 16, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Hey Serein! Delighted to be watching you grow and yet still retaining your personality and style. RE Makeup bag Monday’s, I reckon just do whatever’s easiest for you. I can imagine the 5 uploads per week is pretty demanding, so if continuing the in-depth blog posts is too much then just leave it. I figure anyone who follows your blog also follows your YouTube channel anyway. However if you still enjoy doing the detailed blog post reviews for MBM then by all means do that, it’s also lovely reading your blog and can be easier to refer back to in future than a video. Much love!

  4. Sara McBride
    August 13, 2016 / 1:29 am

    Okay, I have a weird tip (and you may hate it) BUT I use the brown powder (3 for me) in the Brow Zings in the crease of my eyelid. I know its weird to use a brow shadow as an eye shadow but its a great matte brown shade and it works perfectly.

    Maybe I’m just strange but I really love it.

    P.S. LOVE your blog…found it by seeing your collab with Tati and now I’m a fan!

    • Serein Wu
      August 15, 2016 / 11:14 am

      OMG, no I love this idea especially when on the go and not having to carry my whole makeup bag with me! Thanks for the tip!

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