Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sephora Mini Haul / Inspirational Recreation

I recently have been going through a trial of facial products (samples) to help reduce (and hopefully one day eliminate) my pores.  I am not sure if it's because I'm getting older :( or due to the weather, but my pores have been out of control and that is NOT sexy especially on camera.  Sephora is always the best place to go to get samples so you can try out which product/brand works for you! had nice products that you can redeem with your points so I had to go shopping and picked up on July 12:
  • Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment $36.00.  Click the link - Boscia Treatment
I have really come to love this brand especially since nothing that I own has failed me yet.  It is pricey but worth it.  This is a treatment to help reduce your pores and eliminate anti-shine.  Using only 1 pump, I put this on during the morning prior to moisturizing.  It drys very quickly, which is great for timing and I can continue with my morning routine.  The texture is very soft & smooth.  It reminds me of Hourglass Veil primer.  This product doesn't have a scent.  
  • Ardency Inn - Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in 'Liliac' $19.00. Click the link - Liliac Pencil
This is my first time purchasing anything from this brand.  I am attracted to its super fun and edgy look online and poster at Sephora.  I was super disappointed at myself for not stopping by there booth at the Makeup Show.  The color 'Liliac' screamed "GET ME!!"  When I first swatched it, I immediately fell in love with the texture.  It's really creamy, long lasting and waterproof.  It comes in 9 different colors and works great in the waterline and for people with sensitive eyes.

L to R: Double Line and Single Line Swatch

  • Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish $25.  Click on the link - Body Scrub
I repurchased this scrub in the store.  I know I have mentioned it before but I LOVE IT!!!!!  It's made from shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar.  It smells delicious, makes your skin feels so soft and helps with dry skin (perfect for winter). 

 Items I redeemed with my Beauty Insider points:
  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (100 Points)
  • Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll in 'Black' (100 Points)
  • Givenchy Le Rouge Color 202 Rose Dressing - bright coral pink (100 Points)
  • Marula Cleansing Lotion (Free Sample)
  • Philosophy Time In A Bottle for Eyes (Free Sample)
  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (Free Sample)
  • NEST Fragrance - Amazon Lily (Free)

I immediately knew that I wanted to recreate this look - it's beautiful!  However, my timing was completely off  - a little passed 11:00 pm., I began to remove my makeup, but decided to play with this recreation.  My eyes were burning but I said to myself lets do this.  My eyebrows and choice of foundation were off but I really tried to concentrate more on the eyes and this was my final look - 

Left Picture - Red Cherry Lashes #102 / Right Picture - NYX EL #123

EYES: Step by Step
  • Benefit LemonAid Corrector as a base
  • MAC Paint Pot 'Delft' on crease
  • Starting with the crease, MAC e/s 'Cool Heat' over 'Delft' and blend
  • BH Cosmetics - Take Me to Brazil - turquoise color and blend with 'Cool Heat'
  • MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad - A Sprinkle of Blues:
    • blue/gray e/s all over the lid and lower lash line 
    • royal blue e/s (a little damp) on upper lash line lower lash line
    • white e/s under brow bone and inner tear duct 
    • MAC 'Carbon' e/s on lower lash line - blend and blend 
  •  Stila Kajal Eye Liner 'Onyx' on the water line
  • False eyelashes from NYX ad Red Cherry (description under the photo)

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