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WATCH: Kelsey Merritt Creates A Full Face Of Makeup With Just $150!

After sharing her daily makeup routine in Vogue and nighttime skincare regime in Harper's Bazaar, the first ever Filipina Victoria’s Secret model Kelsey Merritt makes it big in the international online scene once again as she got featured on Elle Magazine’s first episode of Beauty Haul. In the said video, Kelsey had to shop at Sephora and create a full face of makeup—all within 30 minutes!

Beauty Haul is a beauty series hosted by fellow Filipino-American Kristina Rodulfo, who is also the publication’s senior beauty editor. 



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Apart from creating a full makeup look, Kristina gave Kelsey a challenge to make sure that everything she bought would not cost more than US$150 (roughly PHP7,897). As beauty junkies know, that is a tough challenge because many of the products being sold at Sephora are not that cheap.

So, what exactly did she get and how did she manage to shop in an impossible time limit? Watch how she expertly maneuvered the store with Kristina below:



For a rundown at Kelsey’s picks and where to buy them, we gathered the exact makeup products below, plus, a cheaper option for each that’s also available at!


1. Tinted Moisturizer

Kelsey's pick: 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Rustan’s


Cheaper option:

The Balm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer,


2. Concealer

Kelsey's pick: 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Adora


Cheaper option:

Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Concealer Creme,


3. Contour Stick

Kelsey's pick: 

Fenty Beauty Match Stix,


Cheaper option:

Sephora Collection Contour & Color Lipstick Duo,


4. Liquid Blush

Kelsey's pick: 

NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm, Adora


Cheaper option:

3CE Cream Blush,


5. Mascara

Kelsey's pick: 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Mini,


Cheaper option:

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara Mini,


Lead photo from Elle magazine