Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sephora and Drugstore Haul

Cosmetics companies are so good at making us (me) constantly buy new things.  All the pretty new colors they constantly manage to introduce that aren't like anything else on the market or in my stash (:P), and the beautiful packaging that it really just a feast for the eyes.  Plus, Sephora occasionally comes out with some nice free stuff.  So, here is my latest haul.


From my local CVS where everybody knows my name (cue the Cheers theme song):


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr Eyeshadow in Caramel Cool -- After seeing so many swatches of the Limited Edition Dare to Go Nude collection, I knew I had to have Caramel Cool.  I think copper colors are flattering for my eye color, and I don't actually have any cream shadows this color (surprising).

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Highlighting Bronzer in Light Bronze -- This is one that looks pretty in the pan, and I've read that these blush/bronzer/highlighter hybrids from Maybelline have a good formula.

Swatches of Caramel Cool eyeshadow and Light Bronze Hi-light Bronzer:


From Sephora (I used a gift card that my mom gave me for my birthday back in November):


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush -- I didn't jump on these during the VIB preview sale because I wanted to wait until I saw some swatches.  This one appealed to me the most.  I still kind of want Diffused Heat just because of the way it looks in the pan.

Swatch of Ambient Light Blush in Luminous Flush:

Also from Sephora:


MAKE UP FOR EVER Lab Shine Diamond Collection Lipgloss in D8 and D14 -- This set has 2 full-size lipglosses.  D8 is described as a shimmering baby pink, and D14 is a shimmering indian pink (p.s. what is indian pink?).  This is a $38 value for $16, so it seemed worth it.

Swatches of MUFE Lab Shine lipglosses in D8 and D14:


The free stuff from Sephora:


Balenciaga Rosabotanica EDP deluxe sample and printed scarf -- This was a 500 point perk.  I had been saving my points for a really long time, waiting for something cool to come along.  I decided to use them on this because the packaging of the perfume and the scarf looked really pretty.  The perfume itself smells really nice.  I am terrible at describing scents, so I'm not going to bother trying.  The large box in the group shot above contained the Rosabotanica set.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner in Intense Black -- I think this was just a deluxe sample with any $25 purchase.  Sephora says this is one of their best-selling liquid eyeliners, so I figured this would be a good way to try it.  It has a nice calligraphy-style pen tip, which is my favorite kind of tip, so I'm looking forward to using it.

Swatch of Stila Waterproof eyeliner:

What have you been hauling lately?

P.S.  I have a feeling I need to update my pop culture references.

10 comments:

  1. I am sooooooo wishing for one of those Ambient Lighting blushes. I have heard so many good things about them!

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    1. I haven't tried it on my face yet (I'm just enjoying it's beauty in the pan for the moment), but I was surprised it swatched quite matte. I have a feeling it will blend seamlessly into the skin, though. I want Diffused Heat next... :P

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  2. Semi-related but what *is* the 21st century equivalent to Cheers? At first I was thinking Friends, but even that's pretty old at this point...

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    1. The only one I can think of is The Big Bang Theory, but I've only seen it a few times. My mom is a big fan, however, and I feel like I really should watch it because my dad is a theoretical particle physicist, and I probably get a kick out of it.

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  3. Really loving the look of those glosses :) Soooo pretty! Let me know how you get along with them!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll try to have a review of them up soon! So far, I love them!

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  4. Ooh, so many pretties! Luminous Flush looks absolutely lovely- will have to check it out myself (though I really don't need any more blush :P)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Collecting blush is so fun, isn't it?

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  5. Great haul! Luminous Flush looks gorgeous! Ooo free stuff from sephora is great! That Stilla liquid liner looks like it has great potential! I've tried their waterproof eyeliner in stingray and loved it.

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    1. I'm a sucker for free stuff, especially if it's from Sephora.

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