NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer -- This has a wonderfully light texture, and it has a seamless, skin-like finish. It leaves the skin very slightly dewy. It has kind of a citrus-y scent, which I don't mind, although it probably would be better for the skin if it didn't have fragrance.
Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation -- I like how I can get a little extra coverage from this powder foundation, or just use it sparingly to set my base. It doesn't ever look cakey, and it controls shine fairly well. I also quite like the compact. Clearly I need a new one of these.
|Pardon the dirty sponge. Yeesh.|
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush -- Gorgeous in the pan and on the skin. It is just light-reflecting enough to give a subtle glow to the skin.
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder in Milk Chocolate -- This is the lighter chocolate bronzer Too Faced offers. It is just the right color to warm up my skin, and the lack of shimmer makes it usable as a contour color, as well. And, yes, it does smell like chocolate, and I do spend a few seconds smelling it before I apply it.
|from left: Hourglass blush in Luminous Flush, Too Faced bronzer in Milk Chocolate|
Kat Von D Chrysalis palette -- I just love this palette. It has neutrals, purples, metallics... I love all the shades. The shadow formula is soft and silky, and, with the exception of Entombed (metallic blue) which applies slightly more sheerly than I prefer, all have good pigmentation and blendability.
I used: Mezzanine (sparkling purple) all over the lid and lower lashline
Hybrid Moments (matte plum) in the crease and outer v
Lifelike (matte cream) under the brow and in the inner corner
Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black -- So creamy and very black, this liner is easy to apply and wears well on my eyes. I use it most often on my waterlines, and it never irritates my eyes.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black -- I can see why this is a best seller. It is inky black, and has a calligraphy-style brush that makes creating a thin or thick line easy. It sets quickly, so you don't have to sit with your eyes closed for 10 minutes waiting for it to dry.
Benefit They're Real Mascara -- Yes, it's a little tough to remove, but, man, does it work well. I can tell I need a new tube because it usually does much more for my lashes than it did today.
|from left: Mezzanine, Hybrid Moments, Lifelike, Too Faced liner in Perfect Black, Stila liquid liner in Intense Black|
Lips: Dior Addict Gloss in Bed of Roses 576 -- This gloss is gorgeous! It is extremely smooth, non-sticky, and shiny. It's described by Sephora as a "petal pink shimmer". It's a little darker than what I think of as a "petal" pink. It doesn't have any scent or flavor. Sooooo shiny!
Do you have any favorites you've discovered at Sephora?