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Things I Buy From Sephora Over And Over

press-sampleI have fallen a bit behind with blogging, and while I’m working on bringing in some more new fall and holiday items for you to check out, I decided to post about some of my tried-and-true favorites when I’m shopping at Sephora. Some of these items I’ve received as press samples in the past, but I’ve replenished them over, and over, and over again!

Things I buy from Sephora over and over

Rather than feature what’s NEW in the beauty industry, I decided to feature some of my tried-and-true favorite products that I’ve purchased over and over again at Sephora. Some of these started off as press samples, but at this point I assure you I’ve spent a pretty penny of my own money on replenishment, because they were that awesome!

1) Klorane Shampoo With Mango Butter is ideal for my very dry hair, and the formula doesn’t irritate my scalp the way some shampoos do! I even pack some to bring with me on vacations. (Retail price $20)

2) Klorane Conditioning Balm With Mango Butter is the perfect match for the shampoo above, and leaves hair feeling super soft, healthy, and tangle-free! (Retail price $16)

3) Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil delivers a soft, smoky look. I originally sampled them in a MEGA holiday value set (that I wish the brand would offer again–fingers crossed) and have replenished them many times over! I love these pencils in every color! (Retail price $18)

4) Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 is one of my favorite multi-tasking foundations. This medium-coverage tinted moisturizer delivers a dewy finish, anti-aging ingredients, and sun protection at the same time! (Retail price $42)

5) Bobbi Brown Corrector is my long-time favorite under eye concealer. The slightly orange hue cancels out blue undereye circles like a champ. (Retail price $27)

6) Lancôme Definicils Waterproof Mascara delivers natural-looking long lashes that pass my “waterslide test” with flying colors. (Retail price $27.50)

7) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette was originally a holiday offering, but this trio of complexion perfecting powders was such a hit, it’s been available ever since! I’ve purchased refills for myself, and have even given this as a gift I love it so much. (Retail price $62)

8) Philosophy Purity Made Simple is my go-to cleanser/makeup remover that’s a great balance between performance and price. Skin is left feeling clean and balanced. (Retail price $24 for 8 oz)

9) Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral is the perfect touch-up for those who need to reapply SPF before heading out in the afternoon. I’ve been buying this for so many years, I’ve lost count! (Retail price $30)

10) Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover is another product that delivers great performance for a steal. This formula easily removes even waterproof eye makeup, and costs much less than similar products. (Retail price $11)

11) Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen wears beautifully under makeup, doesn’t look pasty white, and protects the skin so well! I’ve tried dozens of high-end sunblocks, but this is my favorite among them to wear under makeup, or stand-alone. (Retail price $23)

12) NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer became an instant favorite the first time I used it. This product delivers more coverage than the average tinted moisturizer, but still looks natural and “barely-there”. It’s ideal for daytime wear, or for a day at the beach! (Retail price $44)

13) Kate Somerville Exfolikate Body might be intended for all-over body use, but I also use this physical/chemical scrub on my t-zone to clear and refine pores. (Retail price $65)

These items can all be purchased from Sephora.com and many other beauty retailers. To read my individual reviews on each, click the hyperlinks above!

Some of the products mentioned above have been received as press samples in the past, but all have been re-purchased by me with my own money. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

press-sampleFunny, a friend of mine was just asking me to recommend a great Lancôme full coverage foundation, and then these beauties arrived on my doorstep a few days later!  The new Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is an oil-free, fragrance-free, full coverage foundation in a portable stick form!  Each tube contains creamy full coverage makeup with an SPF.  These apply so beautifully and can be blended with fingertips or a makeup brush after application.  TWENTY different shades of this new makeup stick foundation are available, so it should be pretty easy to find a match for your skin!  The very dark and very fair will both smile, as options are available for both!

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick Swatches

Lancôme Teint Idole Makeup Stick swatches above (from left to right): 260 Bisque N, 140 Ivorie N, and 250 Bisque W.  As you can see this foundation applies very smoothly.  The swatches above feature only one swipe with each stick!  The formula feels moisturizing, and delivers a soft, matte finish.

Retail price is $42 per foundation stick.  Get creative!  These can be used as concealers, or for contouring too!

Retailers include Lancome-usa.com, Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Bloomingdales.com, and Saks.com.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

press-sampleYou know I have a LOT of experience testing makeup. One pattern I’ve noticed is when a skincare line launches color cosmetics, their foundation is always a superstar. Juice Beauty’s Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation is no exception to this rule. One of the reason I always loved Juice Beauty moisturizer was the lightweight feel of it, and this silicone-free foundation is similar. The skin feels bare, and definitely looks more beautiful!  This multi-tasking foundation contains plant-derived Phyto-Pigments, hydrating coconut alkanes, and antioxidants!

Juice Beauty Flawless Serum Foundation, Rosy Beige

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, applied

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, applied

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, blended

Juice Beauty Rosy Beige Swatch, blended

Swatched above is Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation in the shade “Rosy Beige“. Ten different shades are available ranging from very fair to deep. Rosy Beige falls into the fair/medium area of the shade assortment, and has a pink hue to it.  This foundation buffs into the most natural-looking finish!  It’s perfect for everyday wear, but can also be layered to work as a full-coverage foundation.

Retail price is $42 per bottle.

NEW Click HERE to shop the Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS™ Makeup Collection Other retailers include Ulta.com.

The product featured in this post was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Retail price is $45 per compact.
Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.
The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

 

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogI became a fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer the moment I first applied it, and have purchased it over and over again in the four years it has been available.  For those of you who also love that product–but crave a modern matte finish–you’ll be happy to hear that the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint fills that void!  Similar to the original tinted moisturizer, this new NARS foundation provides medium streak-free coverage that perfects the complexion while still looking natural.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Alaska Swatch

My shade of choice is Alaska, a warm-hued shade for fair to medium skin tones. The yellowish tone of the makeup helps to cancel out the redness of my cheeks, a quality I love!  The swatches above show NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Alaska when first applied, and then after being blended.  As you can see, this product leaves that perfect, age-forgiving eggshell finish.  This makeup softens the complexion, and doesn’t settle into fine lines.  You can absolutely apply this SPF formula with your fingers, but use a foundation brush to really make it sing.

Retail price is $44 per tube.  Available in 12 shades.

Click HERE to buy this product at NARSCosmetics.com. Other retailers include Nordstrom, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.

 

IT Cosmetics QVC TSV TODAY!

IT Cosmetics, New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin!

IT Cosmetics, New Year Your Most Beautiful Skin!

beauty blog, makeup blog, product reviews blog, beauty reviews blogIn the world of beauty and shopping, today is a big day! IT Cosmetics has launched another one of their Ahhhhhhmazing value sets, and today it’s a QVC TSV, which means you’ll save even more on a collection that’s a steal!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation

One of the treats included in this set is the brand new IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Cushion Compact Foundation.  This innovative compact-design features an internal sponge saturated with foundation!  Also included is a refill sponge sealed tight, so this product is ideal for travel!

IT Cosmetics CC+ Creme Blush, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics CC+ Creme Blush, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

IT Cosmetics Blurred Lines Lipstick, Je Ne Sais Quoi

Swatches: Je Ne Sais Quoi Lipstick and Blush

Swatches: Je Ne Sais Quoi Lipstick and Blush

Two new shades for your lips and cheeks!  IT Cosmetics CC+ Crème Blush and Blurred Lines Lipstick are now available in Je Ne Sais Quoi, a warm apricot-pink that is universally flattering!

IT Cosmetics Foundation Refill Sponge

IT Cosmetics Foundation Refill Sponge

IT Cosmetics Angled Radiance Creme Brush and Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush

IT Cosmetics Angled Radiance Creme Brush and Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush

The icing on the cake is always the Heavenly Luxe brushes, that will spoil you on other makeup brushes forever!  The Heavenly Luxe Dual-Ended Complexion Brush works perfectly with the compact foundation.  Dab the brush into the foundation and then buff for a flawless finish! As always, recommending IT Cosmetics to my reader is a no-brainer. Great price, superior results. If you haven’t tried the brand yet, I urge you to go for it!

The price for all of this?  A MERE $59.96!  Be sure to Click HERE to shop QVC and check out this one-day-only price!

IT Cosmetics can also be found at ITCosmetics.com or Ulta.

The product in this review was a press sample. Please click HERE to read my full disclosure.