Going to Sephora after a very long flight is a dangerous dangerous thing. I will make an attempt to justify this haul in that it was gathered over a couple of visits and I did save & prepare a list over the course of an entire year. Not buying it? I’m only kidding myself. Of course the usual haul disclaimer applies. I’m in no way bragging/showing off about the things I bought. I work pretty darn hard and saved up like mad before my trip. This post has been highly requested so if haul’s aint your thing, there’s plenty other posts for you to have a browse through.
Let’s start with skincare. I picked up some Sephora sheet masks in Crete back in May (click here) and soon after found out they also did an eye mask version to. I’m not sure whether it’s due to my contacts but sometimes I suffer from really tired eyes so I thought I’d give these a test. I also found this trio of Peter Thomas Roth masks which seemed to cover all your mask needs. One brand I’ve been dying to try is Fresh and as my skin was particularly shiny that day I decided their Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum would become my best friend over the two weeks I was away. It did and I’ll do a full review soon (promise).
I got a little bit foundation happy and snapped up two from Sephora’s own brand that I’d had my eye on. I’ve never used an airbrush foundation so the Sephora Perfect Mist Foundation is going to be a first for me and the Teint Infusion reminded me of Giorgio Armani for some reason, so naturally I had to give it a try. Contouring seems to be going from strength to strength and I’ve been looking for a good pencil set. Initially I looked at the Smashbox pencils but read they dry out quite quickly. This Sephora version does the same job, and the review look incredible. Lastly I picked up the Sephora Ink Gel which looks like a liquid version of Josie Maran Cheek Gelly.
The Make Up Eraser has been all over You Tube for ages and I am so happy I can finally try it. It’s supposed to make removing your make up so easy, and literally only takes water for you to have bare skin. Other US brands I stocked up on were Elizabeth & James Nirvana fragrance rollerballs, yet another Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Berlin and a Marc Jacobs highliner in Stone Fox. I also splurged on the new Smashbox BB Water. This had just been released and I was actually reading a review about it at the Airport before flying out.
Lastly I had to pick up some shade from Formula X as the formula is supposed to be the best. I found it so hard to choose shades, so in the end I picked up this quad designed for fair skin tones as well as a metallic red and a beautiful grey-toned blue.
That’s actually the majority of what I got in the US, but I did get one or two things from the drugstore so I’ll do another posts with those in. Have you tried any of these products? What would you like to see reviewed?