Hello, everyone! I’m coming at you today with a SEPHORA HAUL! Yes! I ended up strolling into the store a couple weeks ago and buying probably more than I should have…oops. However, there were a few products I’ve really been wanting to try out! I’m sure there is a product or two that you will find interesting during this haul, so let’s get right to it!
As I entered the store, I made a beeline for the Marc Jacobs section. I have heard time and time again how amazing the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation is, so it was the one product I had planned to purchase. I asked to be color matched by one of the employees and she found me an almost perfect shade! As for packaging, I’ll admit it is a bit small considering the price. However, this is totally okay! You use so little of the foundation during each use, that one bottle will last you months and months! I was told by the employee that this foundation can get cakey real quick, so start small and build up if you need to. Also, this foundation should be applied with a brush and not a beauty blender. This product retails for $55.
My experience: To be perfectly honest, I was blown away! It’s rare when I seek out a different foundation, but this is 100% the best product I’ve used. It’s velvety and as I mentioned before, a little goes a very long way!
Next, I picked up another jar of loose translucent setting powder from Laura Mercier. I’ve used this for years and is a Holy Grail product for me. I’ve tried some cheaper drugstore setting powders (for example the Rimmel Stay Matte powder) but they tend to break me out at times. My skins is extremely sensitive, so personally it’s worth it to spend a little more on a product that won’t cause acne. Not to mention, the Laura Mercier powder usually lasts a very long time! It sells for $38.
Thirdly, I really wanted to try out a setting spray! I had never used one of these before, but since my skin is on the oily side (and with graduation in a few days) I really want my makeup to last. Especially during a night out surrounded by people, you want your makeup looking fresh to death and flawless! I picked up the All Nighter Setting Spray from Urban Decay (it’s oil free!). I’ve used their products for a while and definitely trust the brand. They have about four different versions of this for various types of skin, but I simply chose the original. I haven’t gotten a good chance to test it out yet, but I could do a short review on it when I do. The one thing I did notice though, is the scent of this product. I expected it to smell of a light perfume or maybe a generic fresh scent, however it doesn’t smell good at all. If it sets your makeup well though, this doesn’t matter much. This setting spray was $32.
Last but not least, Sephora actually gifted me a sample product since it was around my birthday. They gave me a couple products from Glam Glow, and I was stoked! I’ve heard a lot about their masks so I was excited to give it a try. The box came with an illuminating moisturizer and a face mask.
My experience: I’ll mention that I did try the mask and it ended up leaving my skin very red. Luckily I put makeup on for the day, but the redness lasted longer than a normal mask would do. I’m hesitant to try it again since my skin is so sensitive, but I want to understand what the hype is all about. Let me know if you’ve tried this product out and what you think!
Hope you guys enjoyed this little haul! Let me know down in the comments if you’ve tried out any of these products and what your thoughts are on them. So far, I’m definitely loving the Re(marc)able foundation and of course the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I’m excited to see if the Urban Decay setting spray lives up to it’s name and hopefully the Glam Glow mask won’t make me look like a puffy tomato again! Anyways, I’ll talk to you guys soon and thanks for reading!