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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sephora Haul NYC

This post is a little overdue as I've now been back from New York for a little over a month now, but it was impossible to post while I was in the depths of holiday blues (at least 4 weeks). Every beauty blogger knows that a trip to New York is not complete without a Sephora haul.
Sephora Haul NYC
Now, I found it incredibly difficult to control myself as I'd never been anywhere like Sephora before.
I told myself that I had to limit myself to brands that you either can't purchase in the UK or are really difficult to get hold of because it's so easy to go absolutely crazy!

Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer- I actually wanted to purchase the Makeup Forever Ultra HD but the Sephora makeup artist informed me that, as my skin already had dry patches, the product wouldn't really be suitable for me. Instead, he advised that I opt for this Stila product. It is probably the best skin match I've ever had with a foundation and it leaves your skin looking so flawless. However, this wouldn't be the best foundation for pale skin girls. I'm pretty pale and the lightest shade is quite dark and takes a serious amount of blending.

Original Beauty Blender- this was first on my list the minute that I booked New York (I need to get out more!). I'm a big fan of the Real Techniques beauty blender but I was keen to see the difference between that and the original. I couldn't justify spending a fortune on it in the UK so I waited until I could get it almost half price in the US!

Sephora Retractable Eyebrow Pencil- an Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pencil dupe. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative then this is the product to go for because there really is no difference between the two.

Makeup Forever Artist Eyeshadow-  to make up for the disappointment of the unsuitable foundation, I was drawn to this beautiful metallic eyeshadow in Recharge. It is such a glamorous shade and these colours are so pigmented, I'm seriously impressed.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day- I'm yet to try this product but I was given a free gift for spending so much in store. I've heard great things about Living Proof as a brand so I have high hopes for this and can't wait to try it out.
Too Faced Sweet Maple lipstick- this was another last minute purchase recommended by the lovely makeup artist. I'd already popped a deep berry Kat Von D lipstick in my basket and was adamant that it was the one I wanted. My mind was rapidly changed when I tried this on as I felt it was a softer take on Autumn berry colours. It applies brilliantly- an amazing cream consistency without drying out your lips.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush- I'd heard a lot about the Tarte blushers and I sure wasn't disappointed. I opted for the shade Fearless which is a gorgeous coral pink. It appears pretty bright in the pan but when applied it creates a lovely natural look. It's staying power is brilliant and I love the creamy/powder consistency.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop- another cult beauty blogger product that I knew I had to get my hands on. I'm pleased that I own this but I'm not sure if the product lived up to its hype for me. My skin is pretty oily when I apply makeup so I felt that this highlighter was a little too sparkly and a little bit too much for me. I much prefer a matte finish personally but the product itself is lovely and is ideal for a glamorous look.
Have I featured any of your favourite Sephora products? If you haven't been to Sephora, what products are on your wish list?


  1. this haul is goals! such amazing items!

    1. Thank you Tasha, I could have bought so many more! :)


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