Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sephora Bestsellers and Favorites

Don't know if you can see them, but I'm wearing hair clips from Mistress Rae's Decadent Designs!

Sephora Favorites - Sephora's Bestsellers   
Though it seems that unfortunately the kit is sold out, at least online (you might want to try in store if you have one nearby) you can still get the items individually - and they DO have tons of other cool "Best Sellers" kits available!

In the video I give a more in depth review of each product, but I'll give you a brief synopsis. Needless to say, every product in here was a winner. Literally everything you need to doll yourself up!
Philosophy Hope in a Jar 0.5 oz
I don't care what anybody says elsewhere, I still think this smells funny (medicinal?) when you first put it on. But no mind, the smell fades really quickly and what you're left with is skin to die for. The light squishy (!) formula glides on like air but still moisturizes in a heavenly fashion. Rich enough for winter but airy enough for summer. WACKY! And now they make a version with SPF for daytime use! YAY!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Sin 0.05 oz
Long lasting, velvety, crease free, highly pigmented. What more can I say? Oh, and the color looks GORGE!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube - Original Original 0.37 oz
The original and still about as good as it gets. The new squeeze tube is FABULOUS, no more wasted product, unless you're like me and will take hand tools to the hard packaged items to get the bits out...... Until I got some of this, I never realized how fast eyeshadows creased on me. I just thought that was how it was supposed to be with my greasy eyelids. No more! I have been known to remove my eye shadow and start over if I forget my primer first, it's that much a necessary part of my routine, especially with two jobs- my makeup has to last LITERALLY all day!

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Original 0.4 oz
Another "how did I live without this?" product. Makes pores visibly smaller and keeps your makeup in place for hours longer than without it. Keeps you streak free and in my case, helps keep it from sliding off! For those with super oily skin or during  the super humid months, the new Light version is really good too. (see previous review.)

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light Light 1 oz

SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Cream Lipstick The Red 04
I LOVE this lipstick! It's a perfect blue red, which is awesome for cool skin tones like mine (if you have warm tones, I'd go a lipstick that has a slight brown or orange component.) It doesn't feather and stands up to eating and drinking and smoking (I never said I'm a nun!) Usually reds seem to bleed on me, but this one stays put.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Nude 1.5 oz
Hands down THE BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER EVER. Okay, well that I've used anyway. When I use this I don't feel the need to wear foundation, simply a little concealer on my cheek scarring. It's a perfect nude and I love that it evens out my skin tone but still lets my freckles show through (hey, I LOVE my freckles!)

NARS Illuminator Orgasm 1.1 oz
This stuff is world famous the post coital glow that it gives your skin. I reflects and refracts the light to give you a lit within look. This shade is absolutely lovely on those with tan skin. On my albino skin I still prefer

high beam
for it's otherworldly, angelic sheen.

Buxom Buxom Lash Blackest Black
I suppose it's the shape of the brush, but this goes on so beautifully! oOe coat gives the same look as two coats of other brands, I can't believe how thick and full it makes my lashes. It actually gives the same effect as using a lash primer. It also seems to give them extra curl. Perfect for a night out.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray 0.01 oz

A good smooth liner that makes a perfect tight line and I can even use on my waterline which a total rarity for me. Wore this to the pool and after a day of swimming, no raccoon eyes, however it comes off quite easily with makeup remover. I love that it's a twist up so no sharpening is needed. Stila products in general make me smile :-)

Marc Jacobs Daisy size:0.24 oz concentration:Eau de Toilette formulation:Rollerball

A light scent that's perfect for summer or the office. Pretty and inoffensive, though it might not have enough oomph for you if you want prefer bold scents. I think of this as a daytime scent. For evening, switch to Marc Jacob's Lola (which actually layers on top of this pretty smoothly.)

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