Sephora HaulSaturday, May 14, 2016
This is a collective Sephora haul over quite a period of time, including when I travel and also during the most recent 20% sale for Black Card members! Woo! I love their sales. So generous. I am so excited for their expansion in 2016 and I really hope they can start bringing in more skincare brands like Sunday Riley and Drunk Elephant!
I shall begin with the haul - all foundations, base and skincare products will be at the end of the post.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
Mood Exposure is a dusty mauve shade. It looks like it will be the darkest shade of them all but this was the only shade caught my eye. Some of the others were too glittery and bright. I have been drawn to more neutral shades for everyday wear. The other only brighter shade I liked was Luminous Flush, which is also available in their blush palette but sadly Sephora Sg doesn't seem to carry it yet.
I have been grabbing this a lot and I really love the finish of this. It has a nice sheen without being glittery. I even had compliments from my colleague when I first wore this! She said something on my cheeks looked different in a nice way. I was wearing this together with the Too Faced Sweet Tea bronzer that I will be including later in this post too.
I really love Too Faced as a whole! Almost all their products are of excellent quality. Especially their recent launches. Out of all the Sephora brands, I think Too Faced and Tarte has been killing it! Check out my review on the Tartelette In Bloom palette! Love that one.
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Baby Love
Baby Love is such an appropriate name for this shade. It reminds me so much of my other favourite blush by Tarte in Exposed. It is a very neutral pink. Plus the packaging is soooo cute! So much like Polly Pockets. It is suppose to be a 16-hour long lasting blush. I doubt it lasts that long but it does wear very well through out the day especially when Singapore is so damn hot and humid.
Too Faced Sweethearts Blush in Peach Beach
Peach Beach is a shimmery peachy pink blush but you can also just swipe the middle shade to get a pinky sheen, or the last shade to get a more peachy orange blush. The first shade on the left can even be used as a highlighter. They recently just launched a more pinky shade that is not yet available online but already sold in Sephora Sg stores.
Left Swatch - All 3 shades blended
Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in Sweet Tea
Sweet Tea is their first ever baked bronzer. Already available in stores - I picked it up at Sephora Jem. Love love love this! My favourite bronzer at the moment. I have been using this as an everyday eye shadow too. I just grab a blending brush a dust this in my crease.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
I actually didn't want to pick this up as I still have a few mascara that I want to use up but I really like the original BTS mascara but the only downside is that it smudges one me so I just had to give this a try! I haven't open it as I want to use finish what I have first and not have a ton of mascaras open. Reviews so far are really good. If I like this, it will definitely be featured in future monthly favourites.
Moonshot Jelly Pot in P06 Bronze Champagne, P07 Mocha Martini
This is one pricey ass item. I wouldn't have gotten this without the 20% off. But these two shades are so pretty! Love it.
P06 Bronze Champagne is a shimmery rose golden shade.
P07 Mocha Martini is a shimmery golden bronze.
Tarte Beauty To Go Deluxe Contour Set
Contour - Park Ave Princess™
Highlight - Champagne
Mini Contour Brush
It is a twist up crayon stick - the only thing that concerns me is when it loses it's pointy tip. Luckily the deluxe size is quite small so I wouldn't worry too much about application.
Park Ave Princess™ is quite a warm brown but blends out very nicely and looks quite neutral.
Champagne is a shimmery champagne light gold.
Zoeva Nude Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette
This is 15 shadow palette with neutral warm shades. I have post dedicated to this palette with more detailed description of each shade and close up swatches.
Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in 02 Vanilla has a neutral undertone for fair skin. It has a gel like consistency and blends out really nicely. It has a sheer coverage but is build-able. I have yet to try this on my skin but I did try it once and really enjoyed the finish.
BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer in Fair is a very light concealer and blends out to a skin like finish.
I will be wearing and testing out all these foundations for a while and then rounding them up in another post just for foundations as now I do not have a concrete review on how I feel about each of them yet.
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation in 61 Ivory
This has medium to build-able coverage as it is meant to double up as a concealer too. The packaging is interesting but might not be the most hygienic design for a foundation. So far I am not a huge fan of this foundation as it tends to breaks up on me and I can tell that I have foundation on my face even just after application. Imagine how that's gonna play out throughout the day. But I will continue to test this out with different primers and application tools and see if my opinion changes.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Light 2 Mont Blanc
This foundation is super watery and gives a semi matte finish. I like to blend this out with either a Beauty Blender or a flat top brush like the Morphe E6. This has very high coverage and a little goes a long way.
Dior Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup Foundation in 011 Creme
The one I have linked is their latest (3rd) formula of this foundation but when I purchased it, it was still their 2nd one and I really like this one. Not sure what the difference is as the ones in Sephora hasn't been changed to the new formula, but reviews online have stated minimal difference aside from the level of SPF.
I featured this foundation in my April Favourites, do head over there to read more.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in Shade 3
Not sure where you can purchase this in Singapore aside from the airport but I just decided to include this in my Sephora haul. I do hope Sephora will bring in this brand too.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation in 117 = Y225
This is only available at Sephora ION and Ngee Ann City. Very hydrating foundation and I do need a mattifying primer on my t-zone when using this. But it blends out beautifully with a Beauty Blender and has very good coverage.
Estelle & Thild Biocleanse Silky Soft Cleansing Milk
This is a hydrating cleansing milk infused with organic oils. The Black Elderflower in the cleanser also helps to detox and decongest the skin. I have to agree with the hydrating factor as I can really feel the oils in it. It does not feel as thick as regular cleansing milks that I own.
Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
I have been enjoying this a lot. I switch this around with my all time favourite Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I also featured this in my April Favourites.