SPRING SEPHORA HAUL
I have a manic relationship with Sephora. One day, I'll need something, so then I spend $100. Other days, I'll see what they're giving away for free and I'll come up with an order. There is no rhyme or reason to my spending, but I do know that I need to make some major purchases to keep my VIB Rouge status. I prefer to shop online because shopping in-store gives me true anxiety. I have much more control behind the screen and in-store, I've been known to purchase items purely out of impulse. For this particular haul, I was in desperately needed to replenish my tinted primer, so I decided to let loose.
BENEFIT COSMETICS Life's Little Correctors Color Correcting Kit // I was desperate for a color correcting kit, yet my face doesn't need too much correcting. A main concern of mine is dark under eye circles. This little kit was just $20 and I figured it would be the best way to get my CC fix. In the kit comes two shades of Boi-ing Concealer, Erase Paste brightening concealer, Eye Bright instant eye brightener, and two doses of Lemon Aid CC Eyelid Primer. I'm so glad that I only spent 20 bucks on this kit because it's meh. It does a great job concealing, but it makes no difference if I set with powder because everything creases. I barely use the Erase Paste because the shade is kinda funky and I find the texture of the Eye Bright to be a little thick. The eyelid primer has to be the most disappointing. I need a heavy duty primer for my oil slicks. Don't let me front though because I do use the concealer every day.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Brow Definer // I had previously used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz and had really enjoyed using a pencil again. The thing that I did not enjoy about that brow pencil was the ultra-thin crayon. It was almost painful to apply. When they released the angled crayon, I was much more intrigued. I usually like to alternate my brow products but I have used this everyday!I haven't gone through an eyebrow pencil any quicker. I love the ease of being able to throw on my eyebrows in less than 5 minutes. It was much more easy going than the MUFE Aqua Brow that I typically use. Next time, I will order the shade after Medium Brown. Add a coat of ABH Clear Brow Gel to complete your look!
TARTE COSMETICS Tinted Treatmer 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen // This has been my go to tinted primer, thanks to a recommendation from my girl, Lauren. It is so light yet offers great coverage. The SPF protection is an added bonus. I love using this with my Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation brush for easy application. I top off my look with Bare Minerals Matte Foundation. If I am going to the beach or going for a super-minimal look, I won't put anything on top but just be mindful that it takes longer than normal to dry.
JOSIE MARAN Bear Naked Wipes // My absolute favorite face wipes. I mostly love that this product supports the Polar Bear Initiative. These wipes are great because I never feel like they dry my face out. The Argan Oil adds a nice, soothing touch for cleansing on the go. I can always count on this wipe to take off all of my makeup, even layers and layers of mascara! There are 30 wipes for $12, which sounds steep, but in fact breaks down to 40 cents a wipe. I feel less guilty for not washing my face when I know these wipes support a wonderful cause.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Metallic Gold Temporary Tattoos // Well, I love tattoos, that's no surprise. I love scouring the Sephora sale section for any hidden gems. It's kinda like all of the last-minute deals near the checkout register. I had to get these metallic gold temporary tattoos to have on hand, for any occasion. I was experimenting with them, to see how long they'd last (about 2 days) and to see if I could commit to tattoo placement (Still undecided). The tattoos add flare to any outfit and I knew I had to have these before I went to Miami! The palm tree down my sternum was a hit!
URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara Duo // The truth is that I love a good value. Sometimes I will buy a $10 travel mascara as a way to try a mascara out. I couldn't pass up two mascaras for the price of one.This is how I first came up on Perversion. I liked the fluffy brush and how much volume it gave me. I saw this duo as a true value. I ended up sharing the travel size with a stranger and I never used it again. The full-size just doesn't give my lashes the drama that I normally love. I use Perversion for natural, daytime lashes and I will swipe a few coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara for much needed volume. I am forever on a quest for the perfect mascara and unfortunately Perversion just isn't it!
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