Since around 2 months ago, I’ve been experiencing what seems like the return of a phase in my life that a doctor described as chemicals in the brain going out of whack resulting in an inability to feel happiness. Uhmmm, I didn’t get a 2nd opinion so… it’s not true.

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Hello, reflection!

I’m in that quasi-state when I received a direct tweet from one of the nicest people in the universe telling me not to buy the Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer because she randomly saw it at Target and bought it for me for no reason at all. Just like that, I felt lighter. Whoever said stuff won’t make you happy probably didn’t know which stuff to get. Haha, but seriously, I think it was the ‘random act of kindness’ coming out of nowhere that made me feel better. Thanks Bea!

Yes, it is at it claims to be - undetectable <3
Yes, it is at it claims to be – undetectable <3

Hopefully, I get to pay it forward and be that person who makes someone else’s day better. (I know what you’re thinking — no, I won’t give random people free makeup :P). 

I read about a man who searched the world for what happy people have in common and he observed three things. Apparently, happy people are:

  • Truthful
  • Positive, and;
  • Helpful (this probably also includes doing nice things)

The list makes sense to me.

Although, of course, this wouldn’t work 100% for those currently in the moment of having sadness as a legitimate disease — which, I don’t have right now, in case you’re wondering. I’m just having an overall feeling of normal person extra-sadness. different lighting
…in another lighting

Going back to what I intended to talk about — yes, there’s a Sonia Kashuk craze going on among my brain cells at this very second. I’m still holding off getting a few more stuff *eyeshadow palettes*, but here are some of what I bought (exc. bronzer) over the past couple of months:

My 2 other velvet matte lip crayons are in my office desk drawer.
My 2 other velvet matte lip crayons are in my office desk drawer.

So far, I’m loving everything from Sonia. But what I love most is the price point. SK is a drugstore brand! All the other makeup artist product lines I know of are high-end.

Each of the velvet matte crayons are *hold your jaw* only $7.59.  The most expensive of Sonia’s face makeup stuff costs $14.99, but on average, everything’s at $9 to $10.

They are difficult to get here in Metro Manila because, if I’m not mistaken, SK products are exclusively sold at Target. :(

Anyway, Sonia has two products I am really keen on getting (they totally killed my want for a viseart palette). Say hello to the Eye on Neutral Palettes (Matte and Shimmer).

sonia kashuk eye on neutral shimmer sonia kashuk eye on neutral matte

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I am sure I’ll be buying the matte one, the only question is when (and how).


Hi, I’m Rae and I am a scatterbrain. I am in my 30s and I write in this blog from the Philippines. I spend a tiny portion of my time de-stressing with makeup and skin care. Email: | Instagram: @scatterbraintures


  1. Rae.. san ba pwede mag order ng SK products. Di ko ma open huhu need help

    • Rae Reply

      Sa target lang din ako bumili. Kahit yung website nila nagrroute to target

  2. I sooooo wanna try Sonia Kashuk products! Especially the brushes! But unfortunately, it’s so hard to get them. I wish SK will be brought here in the Philippines

    • Tess Termulo
    • I know! Sometimes there are a few brushes at, but they never have the whole collection.

  3. I’ll wait for your review with that bronzer before I decide whether it’s a good purchase or not. I actually want a lot of stuff from SK — lip pencils, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and blush duos. It’s a shame it’s only available at Target. Btw, hope you’re feeling all better now. hugs

    • Loving it so far. Lately I’ve been using it under powder bronzers :P

  4. Aww Rae I hope you’re feeling better now. I was having the same feeling din the past weeks di lang halata pero it’s more on decision making whether to leave or not, career goals, family, etc. I’m so thankful medyo strong pa, kaya pa.
    With the SK products, I’m not sure if they have these in Target Aus, di ko rin napansin since di pako mahilig sa makeup before pero that bronzer and palettes ahhh! Puro neutral palettes na ata meron ako haha. I’m excited for your bronzer review and fotd!

  5. I was feeling the same for most part of June. I was so inexplicably unhappy. Well, not unhappy, but empty. The first half of the book I’m currently reading didn’t help. I listened to my feel-good playlists, I got a haircut, I bought stuff – nothing jolted me out. I got out of that funk when I got a letter from my bosses saying I have been promoted, so that’s when I realized it had something do with my career path and wondering where I’m going. So Rae, I hope you’re feeling better now. If not, I hope you feel better soon. :)

    • Thanks Krissy. Usually, this gets triggered by something. When that happens, I do everything in my power not to get sucked in to the pit again. I don’t want to take drugs.

  6. I really am inggit. Huhuhu. I want this bronzer too!! And the eyeshadow palette! Ang tagal ko na siyang tinitingnan sa bonmarche pero hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin nabibili. Nabili na siya the last time tas ngayon nagka stock na ulit, pero wala pa rin. Kelan ko kaya siya mabibili huhu

    And why is it that everyone’s feeling kind of sad or really sad these days. Ako din. Parang laging down ang pakiramdam (physically and emotionally). It might be the weather. Hehe. Let’s all feel better soon :)

  7. Marianna (The Beauty Bee) has the matte SK palette and she says it’s fantastic. The swatches back that up. She offhandedly mentioned it as a cheaper dupe of the Viseart palette. I thought of you when I saw it, I wonder why I didn’t recommend agad!!!

    Read her post para lalo ka manggigil:

    • Whoa, I just saw this post. It’s available at Bonmarchepage but, I’m not in the mood to buy anything lately… Something’s wrong.

      • I was going to buy it rin but nawalan ako ng gana when I saw bank deposits etc lang, lol. Katamaran :(

        HI RAE. <3 I know how you feel. I haven't been diagnosed or anything, I just can relate to how you described your feelings, I guess. Let's hang out soon, if you're up for it? :)

        • No paypal? :(


          I’ve been forcing myself to do stuff that functional human beings do, so I guess I’m still ok. Before I just lie in bed for several days staright and not do anything.

  8. I got a Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow palette for Christmas and the shimmer shadows in there are awesome! One or two were duds but with eyeshadow primer, they worked well. The mattes weren’t all that great but some of them were really nice and pigmented.

      • Some of the mattes were hard and chalky, and so were some of the shimmers. But I got the holiday palette and those aren’t usually the same quality as the regular offerings in my experience. The smaller, 12 shadow palettes might be good but as I already have the 24 pan palette, I’m probably not going to get the 12 pan ones.

      • You can still use the Mattes but you would definitely need to pack it on and use a good eyeshadow base. Or just go for a light wash of color

  9. I was just in the US for 3 weeks last June. I kept seeing SK products while at Target but I only bought a loose powder for everyday use while I was staying there. I didn’t bother to buy so many since I wasn’t happy when I first used some of the brand’s products. I wish I bought some of those matte crayons though. :/ And btw, that’s so nice of that certain someone to randomly buy something for you. :D

    • Thank you Kim hugs

      Anyway, I’ll try to post an fotd using it soon :D

  10. Noooooo that’s evil! I’m already having problems containing my neutral shadow palette collection and now I want that matte palette!!

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