As you know I had a list. It was rather long and of course things got added onto it as I visited not only Sephora (pictured above) but Walgreens, Walmart. MAC and Macy’s. Please keep in mind that I had put myself on quite a serious “No-Buy” before our holiday because I knew that I wanted to get a lot of products.
YSL Glossy Stains – #2 Brun Glace & #3 Brun Cachemire
I have wanted these for the longest time. Every time I went into Myer I would look at these, swatch them and tell myself I had to wait until we went to the US. These are still a high end item at $US34 (but compared to $AUS50) they were a bargain. I can’t wait to start wearing these when I go back to work – it will make the fact that my vacation is over easier to deal with.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Caresse Wet Shine = #174 Rose Taffeta & #181 Sheer Linen
I picked up these two when I was in Walgreens ($US10.49)
NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil – #9106 Club Mix
I’ve wanted one of these for ages as well. These are gorgeous and I really liked this colour when I swatched it in Sephora.
Dior Addict Lip Glow
I’ve had my eye on this for ages as well. Given that my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant is two-thirds of the way used, it won’t be long before this becomes my lip conditioner of choice! I’ve read so many great reviews – I hope my lips love this formula.
Dior Addict Extreme – #316 Incognito
A holy-grail lip product for me. I needed a spare so I picked this up.
NYC Smooth Proof 16H Lip Stain – #492 Never Ending Nude
Just wanted to try this one. It smells like the permanent colour markers I used at school (Children of the 80s/90s – you know what I am talking about!!)
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – #005 Crush
Jodi from Goo Roo Beauty rocked this lip colour in her February Favourites video so while I was in Walgreens I purchased this for $US9.49. It’s a great colour and lasts for hours!
I promised myself that I wouldn’t go overboard with eyeshadows as I have a lot of great holy grail products and palettes in my collection and I need to use and appreciate them. I did however have a few things that made my short list that were influenced by some of my favourite Online Beauty Gurus…..
Her Late Night Cravings
Ladies – you are responsible for my first Wet N Wild purchase! And of course it could only be the gorgeous eyeshadow trio - Walking on Eggshells. What a great recommendation – these colours should be in everyone’s beauty bag!!
Miss Burr – you are responsible for the three MAC eyeshadows: Shroom, Shale & Vex. I saw your lovely tutorial on Daily Mix using Shale & Vex and I had to have these cool tone colours. Shroom has been a staple in my beauty bag for years and I needed a spare! Tanya also managed to convince me that I needed a couple of extra MAC 217 brushes in my collection ($US 21 compared to $AU37). I also picked up a spare MAC 224 brush as well.
Emily talks often about the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils and so I picked up #604 in Milk for my inner corner.
Lisa has raved about the Sephora Airbrush 55 brush and so I wanted to try it. I’m looking forward to testing it out with my mineral foundation.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes – #04 Ample Amber
I have no one to blame for this purchase. I wanted to try one of the Chubby Sticks for Eyes as I am such a fan of the Chubby Sticks for Lips so this purchase was always going to happen!
What can I say…..I’m a bronzer and highlighter girl as you know and so I thought I might as well ‘go hard or go home’ so I added some blushes to the haul as well:
- Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer #129 – Tiki
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush – Exposed
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
- Too Faced Candlelight Softly Illuminating Translucent Powder
- Milani Baked Blush – #06 Bellissimo Bronze
- NARS Blush/Bronzing Powder Duo – Orgasm/Laguna
So let’s be clear. Foundation was not on the list. But yet, here it is….
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
I love my Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup so why wouldn’t I love the Double Wear Light? Didn’t take much convincing did it? For the times when I need more coverage and more staying power. Can’t wait to try it and review it.
This wasn’t on the list either – I just picked it up as I was waiting in the queue at Sephora. I’ve read good things about Tarte products though so thought I might as well try it – Tarte High Performing Naturals:
- Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hour Perfecting Primer
- Amazonian Clay BB Illuminating Moisturiser
- Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara
These were also an impulse buy:
- Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes
- Tweezerman Studio Collection – Exclusively for Sephora: Pink Perfection Petite Tweeze Set
My splurge items were from the Chanel Counter at Macy’s. I’d had my eye on these for months – eagerly reading all of the blogs and reviews. They are just gorgeous and I’m glad I have them both in my collection. A more detailed review to come!
- Chanel Illuminating Powder – 2013 Collection
- Chanel Pure Brillance Pure Shine – #69 Merveille
WOW! Didn’t I have a fantastic trip?? I’m very excited about all of the above and I’m looking forward to trying them all and writing some blog posts for you all.