Friday, August 1, 2014

Face of the Day With Some Sephora Favorites

I created a FotD with some drugstore faves here, and I thought it would be fun to do a post with some of my Sephora favorites.

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?


  1. Beautiful look, Ingrid! I am especially envious of your beautiful lashes!!! I saw a few of my favorites here — The Nars TM, the Stila liquid liner, and the Hourglass blush just to name a few. They are great stuff!

  2. Gosh your pretty :) the palette looks amazing ..have heard of it


  3. Stunning! You always create the most beautiful looks and everything is paired so well. I have to agree with you on that Stila Liquid Liner, it's one of the best. Though, it was overtaken by Kat Von D's version as my HG, I still enjoy the Stila (only thing is that the tip frays a little too quickly). Thanks for sharing, hun.

  4. Thank you, Jaa! I kind of took a risk with the Nars tinted moisturizer by not trying it before buying, but I'm so glad I just took the plunge.

  5. Thank you! I do so love that palette. It's surprisingly versatile.

  6. Thank you, Kimmy! I've heard so many good things about the Kat Von D liner. I definitely need to try it!

  7. Great look! That blush is gorgeous and the purple shadows look great on you!

  8. Wow, those purple shadows were absolutely made for you! Great idea to feature your Sephora faves :)

  9. Thanks, Jennifer! I did realize when creating this one that I don't own any concealers from Sephora. lol