Hi friends! Today I thought I would do a quick Sephora haul. I’ve visited several times during the past few months and found some real gems!
Let’s get started…
For the past couple years I’ve been content with my NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray. More recently, I’ve tried the Milani spray, which is really good as well! I decided to take a chance on the Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist. I heard good reviews, so of course I had to try it for myself.
This spray is ULTRA FINE. The droplets are even smaller than the Milani Spray. It almost feels like with each pump you get at least half air. On the upside, it smells like cucumber-so refreshing! Most importantly, this setting spray prolongs my makeup nicely.
You do get a generous amount of spray for around $25, but I have to do several pumps to cover my whole face. This isn’t a bad product, but I don’t think I’ll repurchase.
Makeup Sponges are all the rage! Gone are the days of the simple, triangle-shaped ones. This Sephora Collection The Perfectionist: Airbrush Sponge is truly a hidden gem at Sephora. It is basically two sponges in one: The wide end is for foundation; the smaller end blends under-eye concealer with ease.
This Airbrush Sponge is more on the dense side, but it still expands nicely–just not as much as the pink L’Oreal sponge. The durable material is so soft and cloth-like. I’ve washed this baby about five times and it has yet to tear! For $5, you can’t really beat that! This item is on sale on the Sephora website; I hope they don’t discontinue!
A few weeks ago, I got this small size of Nars Blush in Orgasm with my Beauty Insider Points. I had the stick version of this blush a few years back, and I wasn’t a fan because it was too glittery for me. Nonetheless, I wanted to give the pressed version a try.
Shortly after I brought this home, I heard that Nars reformulated O by trading out the gold shimmer for more of a SHEEN. This was such a good move! This blush is much more finely milled without the chunky shimmer. It sits nicely on the skin without being too bold.
This trial size has quite a lot of product, so I won’t have to repurchase too soon! When I do, I will definitely consider. The new formulation is so flattering; the pinky-peach tone looks good on anyone, especially without the chunky gold shimmer.
It wouldn’t be a proper Sephora haul without a lip product, so here we go! A couple weeks ago I picked up this Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss in XXL Nude and have been LOVING IT ever since.
I know the photograph is awkward, but XXL Nude reminds me of a warmer version of Buxom’s White Russian. It is a pinky-nude shade with a hint of caramel. The formula is slightly more opaque than White Russian. XXL Nude claims to have plumping benefits, but honestly I didn’t really notice much of a change. It does feel refreshing and has nice staying power. The pointed applicator is small and very precise!
XXL Nude is wearable for every day! It has that same sugar-cookie scent as the Buxom Glosses. If White Russian happens to be out of stock, I suggest giving this gloss a try. Both are almost identical down to the shade, formula and scent.
Hope you all enjoyed reading this post! Sephora is one of my staples when I hit the mall. What is your favorite item to buy from there?