Sephora Haul August 2014

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So it’s that time again, I decided to spend the money I don’t really have at my one and only Sephora. I do have to admit, though, that my shopping was pretty successful. I got all the things I was out off, and of course too many extra items. There are few products that I am exceptionally in love with, and I wanted to review them. I will only go into detail about the new Stila Eyes Are The Window shadow palette in Mind, Sephora Collection Pro Visionary brushes, new Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide foundation, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact, Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick, Dermadoctor Ain’t MisbehavinMedicated Acne Control Serum, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask, and of course all the promos Sephora is having right now.

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I am truly in love with the new Stila Eyes Are The Window eyeshadow palettes. I personally picked the pallette in Mind (there are four: Mind, Body, Soul, Spirit). I picked Mind, because the entire pallette consists of matte colors. I don’t own too many matte eyeshadows, so I decided to try them out. The pallette is very unique. It has 12 colors ranging from delicate beige to peachy creme to reddish brown. It is a great pallette for day wear, as well as night wear. The colors are very pigmented, don’t crease, and stay on for a very long time. I had mine on for 8 hours and it was flawless. Also, the compact that the shadows come in is very ellegant and sleek.

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The second product I am in love with are the Sephora Collection Pro Visionary brushes. I bought Precise Natural Powder Brush #121 and Modeling Foundation Brush #111. They are both amazing!! The foundation brush is perfect for liquid formulas, where it blends in beautifully, models, and provides smooth and full coverage. The bristles are soft, but sturdy enough to cover every inch of your face. The powder brush is extremely soft, and it provides amazing, finishing effect Your face will look airbrushed.

 

The third product is the new Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide liquid foundation. I got it in the color Cashew, which is identical to my skin color. My skin color is light beige with warm undertone. This foundation is definitely my new favorite. It provides medium to full coverage,  and you only need a small drop of foundation to achieve that effect. It is also long lasting and pretty much sweatproof. My job requires a lot of physical work for at least 8 hours a day, and this foundation lasts through it. It doesn’t cake or rub off, while feeling like you have nothing on your face. I love it!! The second Laura Mercier product I got is the Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight-01. It is a great highlighting product, without all the overly shimmer and glitter, which I don’t like. However, I use this powder as my finishing touch all over my face. It gives it a healthy glow.

The fourth product is the Too Faced Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Violet. Lately, I have been obssessing with lip colors in the Pantone’s color of the year, vivid orchid. This lipstick is beautiful, radiant, and HIGHLY pigmented. Also, if your looking for a lipstick in liquid formula that will provide long wear for hours, this lipstick is definitely the one to go for.

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Another product worth mentioning is Dermadoctor Aint MisbehavinMedicated Acne Control Serum. I have occasional acne, and I have been looking for a treatment product that I could use during the day, under my makeup. This product is perfect for that. Not only it helps heal current acne, but it also prevents the future breakouts with its 2% Salicyclic Acid.
The final product I would like to mention is the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask. It is a great overnight acne treatment, which actually works without over drying your face. It can be also used as a skin mattifier during the day, even under your makeup. You just have to use a much smaller amount and blend it in well.

Sephora has many promos running right now. I ordered my products in three separate orders, because they were all placed on different days. I also got a chance to use three different promo codes on my orders and they were VIBPARTY (cosmetic case filled with deluxe samples, you have to be VIB or VIB ROUGE), BOXOMROUGE (Buxom lip trio, you have to be VIB ROUGE), and ROUGEFRESH (Fresh lip trio, you have to be VIB ROUGE ).

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