Pop Studio by Sarah Geronimo Makeup Review

So… Filipina pop star Sarah Geronimo finally launched her own makeup line. It’s fittingly called Pop Studio. Got my hands on the Pop Studio Album 01 Starter Set (P1,999) a while back and I’ve finally tried all eight (8) products that came with it. So how does it fare against other local celebrity makeup brands like BLK Cosmetics (Anne Curtis) and Vice Cosmetics (Vice Ganda)? Let’s find out.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoPop Studio was launched via a concert at the New Frontier Theater in Cubao last May 31, 2019.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoIt’s a complete makeup line from foundation to lipstick. Getting a Pop Studio Album Starter Set like the one above is probably the most economical and efficient way to get all the essentials. There are 3 sets available: 01 for Fair Skin, 02 for Medium Skin, and 03 for Dark Skin. I got 01. If you’re not sold on the set, you also have the option to buy the products individually.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoSo what does the Pop Studio Album Starter Set include? Well, there’s the Duets Mattifying & Coverage Powder 01 (P249).

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe powders come in white and skin tone. Even at shade 01, the powder is a tad dark for me considering my face is lighter in tone compared to my hand.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoNext up is the Covers Foundation Stick & Liquid Concealer 01 (P349).

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoI’m okay with the shades, both of which are lighter than the powder.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThis is the Tones Blush & Contour 01 (P349). The blush looks really bright and the contour comes across as really dark.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThey don’t look anywhere as extreme as they do on the pan when you swatch them though.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoAll of the products in this set are 2-in-1, that includes the Majors Brow Pencil & Mascara 02 Taupe (P299).

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoIt’s a light to medium brown shade that will work for most brunettes. The mascara is the same shade as the pencil.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThis is the mascara end of the wand.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe set also includes a Tempo Lip & Cheek Tint 02 (P299) and Hits Matte Lipstick 03 and Lip Balm (P249).

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe colorless lip balm is in a tiny jar that’s screwed on to the bottom of the tube.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe tints I got are 02 Reds in terms of shade.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoI tried going for a Korean gradient look with the tint but it’s not easy haha, but I do like the tint color I got.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoFinally we’re at the last 2 products in the set — Falsetto Lengthening and Volume Mascara (P249) and Minors Liquid Eyeliner Pen Duo 01 (P249).

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe mascara wand has 2 ends, one for lengthening and one for volumizing. This is actually the Pop Studio product I like the least because I went home with raccoon eyes when I used it. It smudges after a while. That said, I didn’t use it again.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoThe eyeliner pen has 2 ends as well. Both are felt tips, the only difference is the size.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoI’m guessing the bigger tip is for lining the eyes… maybe creating cat eyes or wing tips. The smaller tip seems to be more for tightlining or using on the lower lids.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoHere’s a photo of me using the following products: Covers Foundation Stick & Concealer, Majors Brow Pencil and Mascara 02 Taupe, Minors Eyeliner Duo, and Tempo Lip & Cheek Tint. I didn’t like the texture of the face powder so I used Althea Petal Velvet Powder instead.

Pop Studio by Sarah GeronimoHere’s my Pop Studio full makeup look. I used a different brand of mascara (I don’t want raccoon eyes), eye shadow (the set didn’t come with any), and powder (I didn’t like the texture).

What I like about the Pop Studio Album 01 Starter Set:

  • I was expecting to hate the foundation stick because I’m not fond of foundation in general but it’s actually decent. It’s smooth, creamy, and easy to blend. Coverage is medium at the most. It works for me because I don’t really need full coverage at this point. The concealer is okay… nothing outstanding, at par with most drugstore concealers.
  • Both the eyebrow pencil and eyebrow mascara are pretty good. The pencil has a smooth, crayon-like texture that makes drawing brows easier. Meanwhile, the mascara is subtle enough so you can use it without your brows getting overdone.
  • I really like the lip and cheek tint. They are easy enough to apply and the shades I got look nice and natural.
  • The eyeliner stays put even after several hours.
  • The powder blush is average but I like the tint better.
  • If you buy all the products in this set individually, it will set you back P2,292. You’ll be saving exactly P293 if you buy the set.

Downside? The mascara is pretty bad. It doesn’t really do much for your lashes and it smudges. I ended up with raccoon eyes some hours after I used it. I’m also not very happy with the texture of the powders. They look and feel cheap (well they are cheap). I would’ve liked for them to be smoother.

Pop Studio makeup products are available at the Pop Studio Official Store on Shopee. You can also get them from Watsons, SM Beauty, Lazada, and Beauty Beat.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Farhanna Kabalu June 17, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Nice review po. Thank you for your thoughts po. Ig: @cantikfarr

  • Reply Ronah Enolva June 18, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Super Ganda ng review.. salamat po Miss Rowena.. another info po ulit. Godbless you more po.

    • Reply Sherry ann gole cruz June 22, 2019 at 10:17 am

      I would to try the foundation . Your review makes me save money,i only buy make ups with a good review.

  • Reply Rachel Diano June 19, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Madam did I get it right, the set is grouped according to skin tone so does it mean I cannot personalize the set based on the shades that I want if ever? Thanks…though the idea of 2-in-1 sounds economical and unique among other celebrity brands nevertheless thanks Madam for the honest and walang halong echos na review 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Janet Dazo July 11, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Wow, ok naman po pala ang pop ni sarah g, pwera lang sa mascara at powder at mas affordable nga po, not bad at ang mura nga din po ng primer, nakapanuod nga po ako nga launch nito

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