6.22.2013

Makeup Haul

The last time I fully mentioned makeup was almost a year ago and since then I've become more involved with my makeup process. Now it hasn't changed drastically but it it has definitely changed. For my birthday I decided to buy a few products from Sephora that I've been wanting and lusting over. I also spent a pretty penny (for me) on a Mac limited edition lipstick.
What I bought:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: This palette has Estée from Essiebutton raving in one of her Beauty Products Worth The Hype videos (click here to watch that video). I love Estée, reading her blog and watching her videos is probably what I spend most of my not so free time doing. (procrastination anyone?) What I love about this product is that it's worth the price, the formula of the product is amazing and the colors are great for everyday wear.
Nars Blush in Orgasm: OK, OK get your school girl giggles out at the name. You good? Good! This was something I had been lusting over since Keltie Colleen, one of the first people whose blog I read, said she loved it. If you don't know who Keltie is then you're missing out. In three words (or phrases) I'd describe her as, magical, a girl with a pretty heat and just all around fabulous. I trust Keltie on these things and she's right this blush is amazing, epic even! As Keltie said, "this blush is perfectly named." I kid, sorta. But Orgasm is a peachy-pink with a subtle shimmer that works on nearly every skin tone and I love it.
Mac Marilyn Monroe Lipstick in Love Goddess (On ebay the collection ranges from $15- 60+): This is a limited edition Mac Marilyn Monroe lipstick. If you know me in real life you know that I love Marilyn to bits. She's one of my favorite classic American stars. I vaguely remember this line coming out in 2012 (who am I kidding I remember it vividly) but I never got around to purchasing anything and before I knew it, it was too late. After searching on ebay for a reasonably price one in a shade I liked (I love Love Goddess, Scarlet Ibis and Charmed, I'm Sure) I finally found one. I paid 25.50 which is yes, almost $10+ that you normally pay but since it was Marilyn Monroe and is no longer sold I was willing to cough up that much. The color is a beautiful pink that isn't super fuschia and just right. I would wear this to be the bold statement in a simple look.
They're Real! Mascara by Benefit: This mascara is one of two I received with my Sephora order. This was given to me because I'm a sephora Beauty Insider and it was part of my birthday "gift". I've heard people, friends, magazines and bloggers rave about this mascara and I hate to say this but I don't like it. I'm not a fan of the brush, it's plastic and I like the fluffy bristle brushes like the dior one I received. Now I do like the brush for my bottom lashes but not for my top. With that being said I wouldn't buy this just to use it on my bottom lashes.

Diorshow Mascara: This is the second mascara I received, it was a free sample I added onto my purchase at Sephora. I've heard great things about Dior cosmetics. Lisa Eldridge has used Dior products in her videos so I was delighted when this was one of my samples. Now I look at mascara differently than most people, I have long lashes already. I don't know how or why but it's always been that way. What I love about this product is that it doesn't make my eyelashes look outrageously long. Overall I will buy this again, because I like it. Something some people might not like is that the mascara is fragranced. It's not over powering and doesn't smell once dry but it's definitely something people might not like.
[Hello reflection]
There you go. That's what I bought/got from Sephora (and ebay). Do you have any of the products I've mentioned, do you like them? xoxo Jess
Buy These Products:
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: Sephora $27
Nars Blush in Orgasm: Sephora $29
Mac Marilyn Monroe Lipstick: Ebay
They're Real! Benefit Mascara: Sephora $23
Diorshow Mascara: Sephora $25


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1 comment:

  1. What a haul indeed. I love seeing new make up products. Thanks for the review.

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