Friday, August 10, 2012

Sephora Haul!

This past Monday I went to Sephora Soho with one of my girlfriends to get a free VIB makeover. The makeup artist did a great natural but pretty look on me and she helped me pick out some cosmetics as well. Here's what I got:


I know that summer is coming to an end and my skin is slowly fading back to its natural fairness, but I really needed a foundation for the nights that I go out and want some more coverage. I usually wear Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer SPF 18 during the day but when I go out with my friends and my boyfriend at night sometimes I want to look a bit more polished. I also noticed my skin type changed drastically this summer, going from normal skin to combination/oily. The makeup artist recommended this Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation ($44) in the shade 310 Bisque (C).


The next thing I got was this Stila Perfecting Concealer ($23) in the shade D. I've noticed that my dark circles have been getting worse since I've started taking summer classes and they've also been getting very dry from allergies. I needed a moisturizing yet full coverage concealer that didn't look too cakey and it looked pretty good to me when she applied it to my face. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep this concealer because I'm afraid the shade might be too dark but I'll give it a try and see what happens.


The last thing I got was this Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 ($32). I've been looking for a good face brush that will give me an airbrush finish so I don't look too caked up but at the same time I still get decent coverage. The bristles are extremely soft and it's small enough to get into corners but big enough to cover a decent area of my face. I usually use Sigma brushes because they're much cheaper but I've noticed that their face brushes tend to irritate my sensitive skin since they shed and aren't as soft as I'd like.

I'm really excited to try out the foundation and the foundation brush but I'm pretty sketchy about the concealer. I'll let you all know how each of them goes with a review once I feel I've gotten enough experience with each!

12 comments:

  1. Nice haul! Looking forward to your review on the concealer. I'm almost out of my boi-ing and want to try out a new one!

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    1. Thanks(: I'm hoping the concealer was worth the money, I'll do a review ASAP to let you know. I've also been wanting to try out the boi-ing, so if this doesn't work out maybe I'll try that one~

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  2. great little haul from Sephora! looking forward to reviews on the foundation. I hope the concealer works for you- I am usually unimpressed with stila products to be honest.

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    1. I'm hoping the concealer works too, otherwise I'm returning it because it was quite expensive. I'm also usually unimpressed with Stila products, their Kitten shadow shattered on me twice, so I'm very skeptical about this concealer but the makeup artist recommended it so I figured why not give it a try.

      Thanks for the follow(:

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  3. Yay for Sephora! I love the brush you got. It looks so soft...

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    1. The brush is really soft and it works wonders!! :D My favorite foundation brush so far!

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  4. Ahh I wish we had Sephora in NZ! Looks like a good haul. Thanks for stopping by my blog, have followed back x

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    1. Yeah, Sephora is great! I always go there since there are so many of them in the city and they have the most brands. Thanks for the follow back(:

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  5. hiya :) Im a new follower so I thought Id leave you a wee comment. Greay buys :) Ive tried a few Lancome foundations and I was really happy with them. Havent used one in a while but I might go back. Their primers are good too! xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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    1. Thanks! This is the first Lancome foundation I've ever tried and so far I'm loving it! (:

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  6. their brushes are the best, in my opinion!

    Have a great week ahead! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello!

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    1. Yeah, they're really soft but I just wish they weren't so pricey.

      And thanks(: I'll definitely stop by~

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