New from Sephora

As always, when I visit the US, I can’t seem to avoid Sephora! I was relatively restrained this time around – mainly because I spent all my money at the outlets and on books, but still. Here’s a quick run-through of everything I picked up and what my thoughts are so far.

I’ll start off with the minis – some of these were from sets I picked up (I love Sephora for value sets!) and a couple are points rewards. The Drunk Elephant minis were all either points rewards, or from the birthday gift set. I’ve tried out a couple of the Drunk Elephant serums before (also in mini form) and they weren’t really for me, so I’m keen to try some of their other products. I also picked up a mini Tarte hydration kit, which includes the hydrating spray (already own and use, decent pre-makeup or no makeup spray), the Quench hydrating primer (I LOVE a hydrating primer), and a tiny sample size of the Drink of H2O moisturiser which I’m really enjoying using as a light moisturiser so far. The Bareminerals Dew Mist I’ve yet to try, but I do love setting sprays, and the two Tarte powders (mini blush in Prim and bronzer in Park Ave Princess) were in a set with the mascara (see below) and have the great quality blendability that I’ve come to expect from Tarte powders.

L-R: Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Taste Rainforest of the Sea 4-in-1 Setting Mist, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H2O moisturiser, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Quench hydrating moisturiser, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Prim, Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess, bareMinerals Dew Mist

Next up, a couple of *slightly* splurge-y purchases! I was hoping to get my hands on the new Marc Jacobs highlighter, so I was pleased when I spotted the giant spotty pink packaging on display… The highlighter itself is huge, the same size as the bronzer I already own from the brand. It’s the first of these oversized highlighters which will actually suit my skintone, so I knew that it would be worth it. This shade in O!Mega Glaze is a bright almost-white, which is super reflective and blends into the skin smoothly.

Marc Jacobs All-Over Foil Luminizer in O!Mega Glaze
Marc Jacobs All-Over Foil Luminizer in O!Mega Glaze

I also got my hands on one of the new Fenty bronzers. This is honestly one of the first Fenty releases which has really appealed to me. Those products that I would usually have been interested in from them tend to be either a little bit out there (like the holographic highlighters) or not suited for my skin (such as the matte foundation). So when these bronzers were released, I knew I wanted to try one. I actually picked up the second-lightest shade after originally leaning towards the lightest shade – it’s slightly darker than my usual bronzer but looks so stunning and sunkissed!

Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Shady Biz
Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Shady Biz

I repurchased one of my favourite mascaras, the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara, in this jazzy glitter packaging. I also picked up a Morphe eye blending brush (you can never have too many!) and this stunning bronzer brush from Fenty Beauty – I just had to have it to go with the bronzer, obviously…

From top: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara; Morphe brush; and Fenty Beauty Cheek Hugging Bronzer brush (190)

I also popped into Ulta and purchased a few items, so I’ll include them here. This Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palette is stunning, and the pans are HUGE. It’s just my kind of neutral palette with a great variety of options. For my wild, untameable hair, I picked out two products from Not Your Mother’s, as I already have their Knotty to Nice Conditioning Detangler and Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream. I’d use pretty much anything from them at this point!

The Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place
The Warrior Palette by Juvia’s Place
Not Your Mother’s Curl Talk Frizz Control Sculpting Gel & All Eyes On Me 10-in-1 Hair Perfector

I hope you enjoyed this little tour through my recent purchases. You might have noticed that there are a couple of items in the top picture I haven’t mentioned – the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow is in the shade Camel which I found for about $8 at TJ Maxx, and a mini pack of makeup remover wipes from Sephora, which I got roped into buying at the till, as always! I think I’m all set for makeup and skincare for the foreseeable future, so until my next trip to America!

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