Hey everyone! I have a birthday haul to share. My birthday was earlier this month and I received some Sephora Gift Cards, so here are the items I chose.
I think my new favorite brand is NARS. Been obsessed with their stuff lately & have a wish list is a mile long ><>
NARS PRIMER - I chose the one w/o SPF
I chose the one w/o SPF because I already wear SPF underneath my make up. I heard too much makes make up slide off? So I got this one. I had heard that the NARS Sheer Glow foundation
(which I love) lasts longer and applies more evenly with this used underneath. Currently I use my Paul and Joe primer and the foundation lasts about 10 hours? So I want to see if this helps. I have not tried it yet.
It was sooooooooooooooo hard to get this. I went to FIVE Sephora's in 1 day, did I mention it was 92 degrees in NY that day? Hope this product lives up the challenge of trying to find it.
Last one in the Times Sq location!
Exhibit A Blush
I've wanted this for over a year but never got the guts to get it. It is a pretty hefty price tag for something you are scared about...seemed less scary with a gift card. This is really pretty! You just have to apply it right. I use a stippling brush and just one DAB, tap away excess and start blushing a beautiful red
Still in my highlighter stage. This looks white/off white in the store. When swatched it has a definite gold tone, I like it! Wish listed for a while.
Albatrosse ( can you see it??) Exhibit A, Lush Nectarine
NARS Lipsticks in Dolce Vita and Beautiful Liar (L-R)
These are so moisturizing. I think I need a few more of these for my collection!
Listed on the NARS website as one of their best selling products. When I went to the store I was like THAT'S it?? It looks more pink in the picture, in real life it looks brown..brown with a tinge of pink. If I had not read so many good reviews I would have never picked it up. It swatches very sheer and you have to apply a few layers.
I tried it on, and decided I was definitely not leaving the store without this.
Now I need the matching lipgloss!!
When you try a lipstick and change your mind and wipe with a tissue, and try another lippie, and wipe again, the plumped flushed lip color=dolce vita on myself <3 div="div">3>
More orange toned with shimmer. Great for daytime, 100% non offensive and subtly perfect on the lips
Both shades look slightly similar but I couldn't decide so I got both!
Dolce Vita on top, Beautiful Liar below
Tined Moisturizer-Oil Free
My latest BB cream broke me out! so I got this. I don't really like foundation, unless they are quite thin and light but a tinted moisturizer is also preferred. I hate to look cakey.
I bought oil free because my skin has been becoming more oily in the new weather =(
I am in the shade n*de.
I really want to try her mineral foundation for super hot/oily days
Lush Nectarine Blush
One of her newest colors for the season. Originally I was going to buy "Lotus Pink" but when swatched it looked kinda like MAC's Pink Swoon so bought this. Really pretty peach, darker than MAC Peaches. More deep and luscious
I was pretty mad at this when I got home. First the case is kinda hard to open...also it's SMALL
3.6 Grams...I bought a few benefit eye shadows and they were 3.0 grams! my cheek is a lot larger than my eyelid. I wish LM would add a little more product.
Check out the size comparison
I own a LM shimmer bloc, the Gilded Garden which I *LOVE* soooooooooooooooo glowy, I know the shimmer blocs and the cheek colors are different products on her line but I wish they were closer in size
I got two of their velvet shadows
Benefit for me has never been a brand I have had the greatest experiences with, but I am always willing to give them another shot.
Fawn over me (left), Rich Beach (Right)
They have a gorgeous green shade called Mermaid which I wanted but I will never wear green =( but these are so pretty too! With a eyelid primer they lasted about 10 hours but there was slight creasing.
These are also hard to open for me! Is everyone coming out with new packaging? I use a bobby pin to open these...
This is Fawn over Me, compared with MAC's All that Glitters
All that Glitters definitely has more of a pink tone
Rich Beach compared to MAC's Mulch. After this photo I knew I should have taken it with Tempting instead. Rich Beach is about 1 shade darker in the brown family than tempting while Tempting is more Gold
Hope you all have a great long weekend!