Sephora Haul!

Sephora Haul!

This haul is one of many from when I was visiting the States and I may have gone a teeny bit crazy. When I’m shopping online, like I usually have to here in the Dominican Republic, it’s A LOT easier to say “oh I don’t really need this or that.” When I’m seeing it in person however, it’s sooo much harder to leave it behind. So here are the 10 things I just couldn’t leave behind.

1. NEST Midnight Fleur Rollerball – This is a nice rich and sultry scent that I just couldn’t pass up when I smelled it in person. It’s absolutely beautiful and I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of it come Fall/Winter.

2. BEAUTYBLENDER Solid Sponge Cleanser – I wanted to pick this up, not only to clean my beauty sponges really well, but I also wanted to see how well it works as a regular brush cleaner.

3. TARTE BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen in Light – I tried this on the back of my  hand in the store, and I was amazed at how silky it feels. I picked up the small travel size tube for $10 to give it a proper test before plunking down $30 for the full size.

4. SMASHBOX Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer – I have always wanted to try out one of these primers, and when they’re only $10 for the travel size at the checkout, it was hard to pass this up. I chose the green one to help reduce the redness from some of the hyper-pigmentation I have left over from old breakouts.

5. LAURA MERCIER Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze – This one I picked up as a 100 point perk. I really really liked the original radiance primer, so I’m really excited to see how this one is– I think it will be perfect for summer.

6. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla – If you haven’t heard about the hype surrounding this concealer, you must seriously be living under a rock! Just kidding, but I really wanted to try this out because it was so highly talked about among the beauty blogger community. After giving it a try, I can definitely confirm it is well worth all the hype it gets.

7. URBAN DECAY Revolution Lipstick in Streak – This one has been on my list for ages, but I waited to buy this one because I wanted to swatch it in person and make sure I would actually wear it before making the purchase. I swatched it, fell in love, and here we are.

8. STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Sepia – Unlike most of the items in this haul, I did not have this one on my list going in. I was just moseying around Sephora, as you do, and I got drawn into these mainly because of the ginormous vibrant color selection they have. I ended up going with a quite subdued one, but I may actually pick up one of their brighter offerings to wear this summer.

9. TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed – I’ve heard amazing things about these amazonian clay blushes and decided to pick up this one because it’s simple enough you can wear it with any look. I didn’t have any other blush that fit that bill in my collection, so I was happy to find this shade.

10. TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Tipsy – This item had been in and out of my Sephora.com shopping cart for almost a year now, but again I was waiting to see it in person before I made the purchase. It’s just the most beautiful coral color and I’m quite obsessed with coral at the moment– plus this is another perfect one for spring/summer.

Have you tried any of these? Do you find it hard to walk out of Sephora empty-handed?

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10 comments on “Sephora Haul!

  1. Oh man, I can’t walk out of Sephora empty handed! I actually have a couple of those items you purchased! I love the Tarte blushes, and the NARS concealer! I struggle with redness, and the primer doesn’t always neutralize the redness (if I’m having a bad day), but it is a nice primer.

    • Yeah, so far I’m really likely everything I’ve been able to try out! You’re totally right about the primer not being able to totally neutralize redness, but still being a nice primer. 🙂 x

  2. Great Haul! Got a few Smashbox and Tarte products on my wishlist at the moment and would also love to try the Beautyblender Solid Cleanser. I have heard great things about it, plus I’m not particularly liking my daily KIKO spray cleanser – and am sick and tired of my Clinique Anti- Blemish soap (!?!) weekly brush cleanse…

    • Thanks! Yeah, I usually just my Purity cleanser to clean my brushes, but I thought I’d give the solid cleanser a try and see how it does. I haven’t been able to put it to the test yet, but I will definitely keep you posted! x

  3. I like your haul! Yup, I can’t get out of Sephora empty handed either. To me Laura Mercier = primer. Must haves for long days out especially in humid weather in Singapore. Tarte Blusher – check! Haven’t tried it though I’ve heard that it stays on even after 8 hours, will get down to it! (I cant finish my hauls! :D)

    • It’s humid here in the Dominican Republic too, so I rely pretty heavily on a good primer and a setting spray– otherwise there’s just no point to putting any makeup on! Oh and I know, I can’t stop shopping either! x

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