High Pigment Matte Pencil- $24
This pencil gives a long lasting, matte color using all natural products that are “good enough to eat” (literally)
Superfruit Butter- $18
Right now this is only available via the Spring Cleaning Trio on the Sephora site. The Superfruit Butter contains concentrated whole superfruits for antioxidant age-repair. This all-natural butter is also scent-free. It comes in Acai, Blueberry, Cranberry and Pomegranate. “Use it on lips, cuticles – anywhere skin could benefit from a super boost of antioxidants and intensive conditioning.” YES PLEASE!
Vitamin Gel- $18
This yummy vitamin gel is made with 5mg of vitamin C and 100% pure essential oils, helping to soften your lips, while the red wine Resveratrol improves your mood and smooths fine lines. Comes in Blood Orange, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit, Mint and Pineapple. This sounds weird but I would totally mix the Mint and Pineapple together!
Sephora is rolling out the big guns! With spring finally here (even though it doesn’t feel like it…brrr!) every beauty line is launching fun, new items. Here are just some of my favorites carried at Sephora:
DiorShow Heat Curl Heating Lash Curler: $25
|This limited edition item is a heated lash curler that you can use before or after mascara.|
|Sephora’s trusty and affordable lash curler now comes in fun colors like Rose Quartz, Emerald and Aquamarine|
Betsey Johnson Too Too Scented Nail Colour: $9.50
|This opaque hot pink nail polish is actually scented with Betsy Johnson’s Too Too Perfume!|
I wanted to share my thoughts on a poquito (sp?) little wax kit that was given to me by a friend to try. Anastasia is known for coming up with great tools and products for perfecting your eye brows. The Pro Wax Kit is an unbelievable $12 at Sephora. It’s third of an ounce of wax is easily microwavable and manageable. Surprisingly, this small amount of wax lasts quite a while. Contrary to its name, you don’t have to be a “pro” to use this. While I consider myself a connoisseur at plucking and trimming brows, I have never ventured into the wax arena and was a little nervous. However, the tiny little birchwood sticks the kit came with made it easy to control where the wax went, and how much of it went on my skin. I use one muslin strip each time I have to wax my brows (about once every 3 weeks). You can use them over and over again in one sitting.
I rubbed a little baby oil to the areas I waxed immediately after to help remove any stickyness and soften the skin, then finished off with a creamy moisturizer. Done and done.
DISCLAIMER: when waxing, do not re-wax the same area -your skin will be highly sensitive and may form a rash from being so raw. Again, I am by no means an esthetician, but simply a Middle Eastern girl with facial and body hair expertise.
Metal Powder in Sunflower Gold 1 (yellow gold shimmer)
Diamond Powder in Gold 16 (gold shimmer)
Kohl Pencil Black with Metal Highlights 6K (black with gold flecks)
Lab Shine Diamond Collection D16 (glimmering beige)
I am excited to share with you a plethora of beauty products that I recently got on my last (few) trip(s) to Sephora. I’ve recently started branching out and trying different brands. Most of my makeup career, I’ve relied heavily on MAC Cosmetics products, mostly because of my training there for 5 years and also because I get a SWEET discount with them. However, lately, I’ve felt a craving for more… variety. I mean, I can’t call myself a good makeup artist if I mainly use one line of cosmetics! This recent urge has taken me on many trips to Sephora and several beauty counters, as well as poring through Youtube tutorials and online reviews. Every waking moment I have had the last few weeks has been spent educating myself on all the different brands and TRYING everything! I feel like I have a whole new world at my fingertips, but also, like I am doomed because of course all of this is COSTLY up the wazoo. Anyway, below are my new findings and what I thought of them.