Mini Sephora Haul | Review & Swatches

So I went to Sephora, because that’s what you do when you are left downtown with no supervision, right?

I showed a bit of self-control and picked up just a couple of things I’ve been eyeing for a while. One classic, one newbie, one ‘bronze eyeshadow addict’.

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The Classic

I’ve heard and read so many raves about The Beauty Blender and yet I’ve never tried it. Browsing around the aisles of Sephora this new edition ‘Nude’ Beauty Blender caught my attention and I decided it was finally time to give it a try.

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To be completely honest I was very hesitant as to how this cute looking sponge would give me a flawless makeup application… Until now I’ve been very happy applying makeup with either my fingers or brushes. But I was still curious.

I have to report that I tried the Beauty Blender for the first time this morning to apply my foundation, and sadly, I am not a 100% convinced. I need much more product to build coverage when applied with the sponge (compared to fingers and brushes). I have redness on my cheeks and I had to go over that area again and again with more foundation to get a better coverage and a smooth finish, and it was still a bit red and patchy. I finished up the makeup application with my fingers. Maybe it’s not meant to be used by people with sensitive skin? Have you had this experience?

Anyway, I am not giving up just yet. I’ll keep experimenting with the Beauty Blender and maybe it will work better as a finishing tool or with other foundations…

The Newbie

Volupté Tint-In-Oil is quite a new launch for YSL and already it seems to be a favourite between beauty reviewers.

It was difficult to decide which one to pick up but finally went for the shade that looked a bit like a mauve-rose-nude colour, number 4 ‘I Rose You’. Sexy packaging, suggestive name.

 

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YSL Tint-In-Oil Number 4 ‘I Rose You’

 

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YSL Tint-In-Oil Number 4 ‘I Rose You’

 

According to the brand the Tint-In-Oil is supposed to nourish the lips, give a nice shine and colour them, leaving a tint that lasts. I am glad to report that this product really lives up to the expectations, it does it all! How lovely!

I will never wear a lipgloss ever again, well maybe…, but I don’t think I’ll need one because this product can be worn by itself or on top of your lipstick to give it shine and plump your lips. It feels comfortable and soft, and wears off nicely (unlike most glosses I’ve tried).

 

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YSL Tint-In-Oil Number 4 ‘I Rose You’

 

The formula is quite interesting as it develops on the lips deepening the colour. Number 4 ‘I Rose You’ it’s quite a sheer nude-pink shade when your first apply it, and then on me it became more like a berry pink. I like it! It looks like I’ve been eating berries.

 

 

The ‘Bronze Eyeshadow Addict’

I love bronze eyeshadows a bit too much and I am always on the hunt for the best one ever created. I think I might just have found it! Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eyeshadow in ‘Number 9  Burnt Sugar’ is stunning!

 

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Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow ‘Burnt Sugar 9’

 

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow 'Burnt Sugar 9'

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow ‘Burnt Sugar 9’

 

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Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow ‘Burnt Sugar 9’

 

I am in love! Burnt Sugar is a dimensional luminous shade. It’s a mixture of brown, bronze, copper and gold. It can look more warm tone or cold tone depending on the light and the angle. It’s one of those shadows that allow you to create a very beautiful eye look with just one shade. The texture and pigmentation are beautiful too. If you love brown eyeshadows and you can’t get enough of them, you really need this one!

I am already planning on building a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow collection. Have you tried them? Which one is your favourite?