Sephora's Bunch Before Beauty Haul

As promised from my Beauty Before Brunch post, here is an overview of my Sephora VIB Rouge sale haul. During the last Sephora sale in November, I focused on picking up skincare products but this time, my main goal was makeup. Everything in my haul is something I’ve never previously owned except for Hourglass’ Immaculate Liquid Foundation, Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer, and Benefit's They're Real Mascara. Hourglass’ Foundation is seriously my most favorite foundation of all time – look out for its own blog post one of these days. And next, Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow primer is my favorite primer of all time as well. There were a few things I wasn’t able to pick-up due to out-of-stock issues but overall, I was satisfied with everything. I’ll touch a little on why I decided to purchase each item but other than that, I won’t go into much detail as I haven’t used them yet so look out for future reviews about the items.

 So let's start with eye products. The two palettes I picked up was Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Palette and Tarte’s Tartelette. Believe it or not, previous to this sale, I did not own a Naked Palette so it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon. In addition, I had my eyes on the Tartelette palette for a while because I loved how al the colors were matte. I knew down the road I was going to eventually buy it so I thought why not now with the sale. I also picked up a UD Moondust eyeshadow in Cosmic because it was love and first swatch. The glitter payoff was amazing. Oh and the UD Primer I mentioned earlier! I’ve come to looove Sephora brushes so I picked up two eyeshadow brushes. I prefer the natural bristles over synthetic because they last much longer.
Shocking but the color lipstick I grabbed was Marc Jacob’s J’adore. Currently, I’m not in the market for a specific color but this brown toned one really stood out to me. Face products- Hourglass’ Immaculate, which I’ve already talked about. Urban Decay’s Naked Foundation in 6.0. Even though Hourglass is my #1, I was looking for one with lighter but still build-able coverage. Heard great things so let’s see how this goes. Next, I heard so much about Becca’s highlighters so I went ahead and picked up Moonstone. A few weeks back, I sampled MUFE’s full coverage concealer and was immediately convinced. I’m currently battling hyper-pigmentation and this is great at concealing it over foundation.

Now onto skincare products. My Grandma has been using SK-II's Essence for as long as she can remember and swears by it so I decided to try it out. However, I could not pull the trigger to get the full sized bottle since it's so expensive. The smallest bottle for purchase (2.5 oz) was already $105. I'll test it out and see if it works magic as my Grandma claims. Next off, I have been searching high and low for a new facial sunscreen and finally chose one. I'm picky with sunscreen because 1. I hate the smell of sunscreen 2. there are so many complicating ingredients 3. I'm afraid a thick sunscreen will clog my acne-prone skin. Supergoop's SPF 30 city sunscreen is an anti-aging serum so it's thin and perfect for acne-prone skin. In addition, it doubles as a moisturizer so you skin will be hydrated throughout the day.

*Whew that was a doozy. If you’ve made it this far, I appreciate you so much for reading! I’d love to hear about products you guys picked-up during the sale because it’s never too early to start creating a list for the next one.

7 comments:

  1. In Brisbane we don't have anywhere that sells Tarte Cosmetics and it breaks my heart! I want to try that palette so badly.

    xx Tess Isabella - http://tessisabellabeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Hi Tess - hopefully Tarte starts shipping to you soon because the colors are beautiful!

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  2. Wow amazing haul! You have picked out some great products. I can't wait for your posts featuring these products.

    hushhush990.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Please keep an eye out for future posts but it's too bad my wallet doesn't have the same happy feeling haha.

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  3. Oh wow this is the biggest beauty haul I have ever seen! Lucky you!
    Jennie Emma
    xxx

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    1. It's too bad my wallet isn't as lucky lol! But I'm super excited to test everything out - keep a lookout for reviews of any products you're interested in!

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  4. That is so much stuff, you lucky girl! What a great haul!

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