On Tuesday I shared my skincare haul from Sephora. Today I’m sharing all the beauty products I picked up. I tried out several new things I’ve never gotten before. I am really loving highlighting powders, contours and lips right now. Check out what I got and all the swatches:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette | Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette | Smashbox Step-by-Step Countour Kit | NARS Contour ‘Paloma’ | Make Up For Ever ‘Recharge M-548’ (use for contour & eyeshadow) | Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette
Both of the sets from Hourglass are such a great deal! Just 1 Hourglass ambient lighting powder is $45, or you can get a set of 3 for $58. Amazing deal! And they are so beautiful. The highlight looks like a natural glow from within. Most people wouldn’t even know you are wearing a lighting powder, they would just think your skin has a healthy glow. Same thing with the blushes, such a natural glowing cheek. And easy to apply, you can’t mess it up even if you tried :)
So I went a little contour set crazy!!! I recently saw a youtube video showing the difference between contouring with bronzer vs a contour powder. What a difference!!!!! I questioned why I had ever contoured with bronzer. How did I not know the secret to perfect cheeks is a contour powder, not a bronzer? So my quest for the perfect contour started. I’ve used each one a couple times. And so far the one from NARS is my favorite. I love the color and how easily it blends. I’m running out to Sephora today to pick up the contour kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I will see how I like that one compared to the rest.
-Lips & Extra-
Bite Beauty Crayon Set (set sold out), individual colors are ‘Sable’, ‘Rhubarb’, ‘Winterberry’, ‘Pomegranate’ | Bite Beauty Lipstick in ‘Cava’ and ‘Vigne’ | Too Faced Melted Kisses Lipstick Set (set sold out), individual colors are ‘Melted Nude‘, ‘Melted Peony‘, ‘Melted Fuchsia‘, ‘Melted Berry‘ | Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL | Tarte Cheek Stain in ‘True Love’ | Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara, also love this mascara set
I love playing around and having fun with my lip color this time of year. The consistency of the Bite Beauty lipsticks is so creamy and moisturizing, they are so comfortable to wear. And they stay on the lip a long time. The set I purchased is sold out, but you can purchase each color individually. The lipstick set from Too Faced left me a little disappointed. They had a slightly gritty texture to them, it is very slight. I am very picky about texture, so this bothered me. If you are not bothered by a slight texture, these are gorgeous colors and are beautiful on.
The plumping lipgloss definitely plumps. It has a slight tingle, almost like a cooling effect. And it smells like chocolate!! yummy! This cheek stain from Tarte is so easy to use. Dot it a few times on the apples of your cheek then use your fingers to blend it out. It’s great to put on with no makeup at all for quick natural color on your cheeks. And of course I picked up my favorite mascara from Too Faced. Right now Sephora has a gift set where you get the full size mascara plus a mini one for the same price as a single tube of mascara. I love this time of year for gift sets!!!
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!!