Sephora Birthday Haul

Ah! It was my birthday weekend so I’m so late on my Smashbox color sticks review but I will have it up by Wednesday night (hopefully) however! I did go through with my Sephora haul and I know I was so indecisive between Sephora or MAC haul but honestly,  there wasn’t anything that I really wanted @ MAC (I might have to go again with one of my MAC expert friends)

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So, this is what I bought:

  • Nars Foundation in Barcelona 
  • Tarte Contour Palette
  • Milk Lip Tint Preach
  • Milk Oil Moisturizer
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • Smashbox Photo Primer Light
  • MAC Whirl
  • MAC Velvet Teddy
  • MAC Spice Lipliner
  • MAC Contour Brush #163
  • Laura Mercier Embrace
  • Laura Mercier Sensual
  • Laura Mercier Cinn-ful
  • Buxom Sinful Cinnamon

Samples:

  • Milk Lipstick in O.G Red & C.R.E.A.M
  • Sephora Birthday Gift – Marc Jacobs ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’  Lipstick and Eyeliner
  • VIB Rouge Renewal Marc Jacobs Le Rouge Lipstick

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I’m obsessed with neutral colors the shades I selected are perfect for an everyday look. Also, notice how I only chose about 2 MAC products that I mentioned in my previous blog post LOL  I’m so accustomed in the variety of brands and products at Sephora that at MAC I was just lost. Of course, I could of asked one of the employees on whats their ‘must have’ products but I feel like they just try to upsell me and thats something I try to avoid – I’m definitely going to incorporate more MAC products though.

Embrace and Sensual are a Satin-Matte finish and Cinn-ful a creamy lip balm

Whirl and Velvet Teddy a Matte Finish along with Buxom’s Sinful Cinnamon


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I ordered MILK products through Sephora online and received these sample lipsticks O.G Red and C.R.E.A.M through their promotion – Not so crazy on the shades to be honest, I simply dont like the way it looks on me but they do seem to last long and are somewhat hydrating


 

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So, MILK’s whole motto is “makeup for the girl on the go” which is why their packaging is so different and compact and I love the concept however, I tried this as soon as I got it (you’re supposed to use your fingers) it left me with a red hot-Cheetos finger LOL also when I applied the tint on my lips it looked messy (?) I dont know.. Again, I used it once but i’m just so used to using lip brushes or anything other than my finger to apply lipstick on that I kind of wished these weren’t too pigmented


 

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I havent completely used it but it looks pretty cool (reminds me of  deodorant) but I cant wait to try this before my primer application. I used a bit on my arm and it was non-sticky (huge plus) and it soaked up in a matter of minutes


 

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I cocktail my foundation because I’m so yellow and my body is a shade darker than my face LOL so I got my hands on Barcelona from Nars and it gives great coverage (a little goes a long way) I was stuck between Nars foundation and YSL foundation in Honey but I’m currently using Punjab from Nars and works perfectly fine so  I figured “if it aint broke I wont fix it” (I do want to try Estee Lauder & YSL foundation though!)


 

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I honestly purchased this because it looked so small online that I figured I can take it with me on my travels but…uh no its pretty medium size LOL This contour palette also comes with a cheat sheet which I think something like this is perfect for those starting out with contouring.


 

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I actually used this brush a few time for my birthday weekend and talk about damn precision!

The shape of this brush gives you a sharp contour and also allows you buff it out perfectly and evenly its my favorite brush at the moment


 

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I havent used the photo finish light primer but I did want to compare it with my regular smashbox photo finish primer and see the difference.  Now, the primer water is uhhhh-amazing I use it as a finish for that ‘I woke up like dis’ dewy look


 

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If you’re a BI or a VIB then you know Sephora gives you a little something for your Birthday. I have the full size Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in my lipstick drawer already but I’m excited to try Marc Jacobs eyeliner (Never used MJ eyeliner before)


 

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Aside from the contour brush from MAC this is another MUST HAVE!  I wear a lot of matte lipstick and if your lips are dry it doesnt look appealing so I purchased this lip polish to remedy the problem.

Tip: A cheaper alternative is using a bit of sugar with a tiny bit of olive oil


 

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Reviews on these items will be upcoming in the following weeks!

See more on instagram @officialchrend

 

XOXO CHREND

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