Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Make-up Crazy

So. I went a little crazy at Sephora this week. Aaaand it's only Wednesday. My excuse? It's been long, tiring week. That's a good reason, right? Yeah, that's what I'm telling myself. 

Anyhoo, I've been in the market for a good concealer, and the SA at Sephora recommended one from Smashbox. I've used it twice, and have not yet made up my mind on how I feel. Will do some swatches soon. In addition to the concealer, I've also been curious about trying the Korres mineral illuminating powder. Sooooooooo, of course I picked it up to try out. And since my day was so crummy, I treated myself to two more items: Buxom's Big and Healthy lipgloss in Sandy and NARS eye shadow in Lhasa.

This is my first loose powder product, and I have to say, it's messy. The shimmer is not too crazy, and it gives my face a lovely dewy glow. I generally like Korres' make-up products (I am totally in love with their blush in #15 Natural). I've used it twice so far, and I'm curious enough to keep using it to see how my skin reacts. 

I've been hearing so many good things about NARS Lhasa that I couldn't resist getting it. And, it was the last one at the store, so it was definitely meant to be. The color is beautiful and I absolutely loooove it. Granted, I've only used it once but I'm confident that NARS will be good to me. The color is this lavender, taupe-y color, and it really is lovely. This is most expensive [single] eye shadow I have ever purchased, and I think that this product is worth the money. Maybe I'll change my mind down the road, but for now, I'm lovin' it.

I like the Buxom lip gloss so far, but I don't wear lip glosses that often so I'm still getting used to the sticky consistency of it. But the color is nice, and the tingling is... different. It's not unpleasant, but it's interesting. I wouldn't recommend wearing it on a windy day; my lips were definitely very cold after all the tingling and the wind. Brrr. 

Smashbox concealer... I'll get back to this. 

On Tuesday, I stopped by Sephora again. I know, I'm bad. I had to return a few things, and ended getting the Make Up For Ever Face & Body liquid foundation in #20 Ivory. I love this foundation. It's lightweight and sheer. Some people might not like the smell, but it's not so overpowering that I can't let it go. I actually don't mind the smell. The price is a bit steep, and so it took me a while before I finally decided to make this purchase. The sample I got from Sephora pushed me to a YES. Even though it's $38, it's 1.69 oz of liquid foundation, and I know it'll last me a good amount of time.

The Laura Mercier foundation primer is my second tube. I'm not quite done with my first one, but I wanted to be prepared in case I ran out. I love this stuff. It's well made and does an excellent job priming my face for the rest of my make-up. I personally like the oil free one. I tried the radiance primer, and I don't know... I didn't like it that much? Maybe my skin was having an off day, but for now, I'm sticking to the oil free primer. As for the Josie Maran moisturizer... it was an impulse buy. Sephora, they know how to get you... with their mini products within reach while you're on line. I picked it up because I wanted to redeem my VIB NARS free gift (not pictured) and I needed a $35 purchase or more to get it... so I just grabbed the moisturizer. As for the product itself, I have no idea if it's any good. I guess I'll be finding out. Yeah... I bought the foundation and the primer and moisturizer at different times... at two different locations. I know, I'm ridiculous. I just couldn't resist the NARS gift! Since NARS products are normally so expensive, and the gift had some things I would want to try, but would normally be reluctant to pay full price for so it seemed like the perfect situation to me.

I'll post up a picture of it next time. The VIB gift consisted of three minis: NARS Laguna, Orgasm illuminator and eye shadow primer. Come on, tell me that you wouldn't pick up a few things some Sephora just to get that free gift. Right? Maybe I'm just nuts. 

And then today... I went and got myself another lip product. Because you know, I really need another one.. after reading some reviews on Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, and trying it on the store... I just had to get it. Oh, and the lip liner? It's the Sephora nano lip liner (I don't remember what color...) and I just wanted to try using lip liner, so I picked up the cheapest one I could find.

SIGH. Someone needs to get me some help. Like Make-Up Addicts Anonymous or something. For real. Okay, this has been a really long entry. I think I should go, hah.

Does anyone else have a serious addiction to all things beauty? 
Because if you do... we should be friends. Seriously.

No comments:

Post a Comment