So I was able to sneak away last night, CHILDLESS🙌🏻, to the mall to pickup some new makeup. I do like to just order most things online but I needed to see a few things in person. I hit up Sephora first. I went with mission to get the mascara that I was raving about in my Instagram stories yesterday. Here’s what ended up in my bag:
#1. Go Big or Go Home mascara || Yessss, I got it! So if you don’t know me, I am a crazy mascara tester. I think I have about 10 different ones upstairs in my makeup bag as we speak! I received this as a sample on my last order and am OBSESSED! I’ve been wearing this one for maybe 4 or 5 days now and have not had any running….even through a workout too! This one’s a keeper.
#2. Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact || I needed a new bronzer stat. I’ve been self tanning with this 2 hour express tan and I do not like to put self tanner on my face…just the thought of brown in my pores, yikes! I was looking for something light and not sparkly. So far I’m not 100% with this one. It was pricy ( by Laura Mercier), BUT these usually last me a long time. I actually went with a semi dark looking shade, 03 bronze, and I do actually have to layer it up still to see it. I could possibly just need a better brush, but we’ll leave that for another day. The jury’s still out on this one.
#3.Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer || So I was on the hunt for a new blur stick and I ended up with this. I have to say, this is right up there with the mascara…LOVE IT! Such a good primer + instantly smoothes your face….magic! This will be a new staple for sure.
#4. Needles no more, NO MORE BAGGAGE eye de-puffing gel || I received this as a sample last week, so I’m still in test mode. So far I like how it feels and it primes well for under eye concealer. Does is de-bag?…I can’t tell yet, BUT I do have terrible bags and dark circles, partially due to poor sleeping and maybe just old age haha! Time will tell…
#5. Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate || I also received this as a sample last week. I am a sucker for anything that claims to reduce wrinkles! I swear since turning 40, I’m just falling apart…..so give me ALL the anti aging stuff! So far I like this and I’m hoping it does what it claims to do. It is pricey, so for me to buy this it has to be good.
#1. Shape + Shade Brow Tint in color Fling || This is not new for me. I’ve been using this color as a brow filler forever in the twist pencil but switched a few months ago to this one. My eyebrows are thin and was at one point considering microblading but decided against it….I don’t think I want to commit myself to having to keep up with it [$$$$] and if I stopped I don’t think I could deal with a faded looking brow tattoo on my face. This pen has one liquid end to draw and thicken and a powder sponge end to fill and blend, its takes a few minutes and no biggie to keep up with this.
#2. Eyeshadow in color Orb || This is another oldie bud goodie! I use this color as my base shadow everyday. Never cakes and is great under other colors to hold them in place.
#3. Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy || This was a whim purchase. I was looking for something that would complement this staple lipliner in color Whirl. I did check out the Whirl color lipstick and it looked too dark, so I opted for a lighter color.
I also was able to snag 3 samples!
#1. Prep + Prime Fix+ || I was excited to try a finisher, except this isn’t quite what I thought it was. It’s more of a hydrating primer spray that you can spray on afterwards too, but I think I like it more as just a priming spray after cleansing.
#2. False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara || This was also in my sample bag but I haven’t tested it yet. I do like the wand and with a name like “False Lashes” I have high hopes!
#3. Strobe Cream || So I has no idea what this was. The sample said Pink Strobe, so I had to check the website. Its a glowing cream that you can apply under or on top of your makeup to give your skin a “glowy” appearance. I did try it under makeup and yes, it does what it says! I like it & will continue to use the whole sample.
You made it this far!! Any of these products staples in your routine? As always, I love suggestions for new items too! Enjoy what’s left of your weekend😘