My makeup bag was in serious need of an update so I stopped by Sephora last weekend to do a little shopping. What I love most about Sephora is the ability to browse and shop multiple major makeup brands without having to go counter to counter. I get why makeup counters exist and how they are beneficial but sometimes it’s fun to mix and match brands and Sephora is definitely the place for doing that!
Here are four products that I picked up and have been using all week.
I default to neutrals for my day-to-day look given that I spend most of my time in gyms and yoga studios. What I love most about this product is that it’s a kit that comes with four powder shadows and two creams and that all of the colors are really pretty. I also appreciate the tips and tricks that are included with the kit as well as the fun packaging. The only thing I don’t love about this is that it’s a little bulky to fit in my makeup bag to carry around in my gym bag.
I had Diorshow Mascara in my hand but the sales associate who was helping me convinced me to go with Benefit’s They’re Real! instead. What I love about Sephora is that he told me to bring it back if I didn’t love it, no questions asked. I felt like I had to try it! I am a mascara addict and I have tried so many brands and formulas. I still haven’t tried Diorshow (let me know if you have!) but he didn’t steer me wrong on this mascara from Benefit. What I like about it is that it’s buildable and doesn’t get clumpy as you build. You can start with one coat for a natural look or go with two or three for a little more drama. This mascara gives me length and volume. It’s a long wearing formula that isn’t waterproof but doesn’t easily smudge or run. I have worn it to teach hot yoga without a problem.
Dior Addict Gloss, $29.50
I really needed a new go-to every day lip gloss in a pretty but fairly neutral color. The sales associate I was working with recommended the Dior Addict gloss and I went with a creamy pink. I bypassed any sparkle or sheen in favor of a straight up gloss. The verdict? Amazing. It not only feels great on…super hydrating and smooth…but the color is spot on too. While it looks really pink in the tube it doesn’t go on that bright.
I selected the fuchsia flushed color because I always gravitate towards pinky blushes. I just love a little pop of color on the cheeks. What I also like about this blush duo is that one side is shimmery and the other is flat so you can mix and match or just use one side for different day/night looks. This blush is s serious winner for the price.
So there you have it…I want to do a mascara round up post sometime in the next few months. Please let me know if you have any to recommend as “must try”…drugstore or beauty counter brand.
Have you tried any new makeup products lately that you’re loving?