Beauty Haul
It has been quite some time since I’ve done a Sephora (& MAC) haul! I’ve been keeping a list of products I want to repurchase during the VIB Rouge holiday discount event – mostly things that are over $50 that I can’t justify buying right now. It really makes a difference if you wait for the 20% off (all you VIB’s know what I’m talking about)! But in the meantime there were several items I need to replenish – plus I’ve been cleaning out my makeup really thoroughly so I only have what I use.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water (travel size)
I’ve heard A LOT about Smashbox’s Primer Water via YouTubbers and almost all have said it’s really, really good. I found the travel size and figured I would give it a try! In retrospect I should have purchased the full size which is twice the price and almost four times the product (ugh), but I am planning to travel a lot before the end of the year so I’ll be able to take it along.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I’ve featured this makeup setting spray several times in my monthly favorites posts. It’s the best one I’ve tried and i love the fine even mist that it sprays. I do think it makes a difference, especially in the warm & humid temps, which will hopefully be going away very soon! The full size bottle lasts an awful long time, even if you “overspray” like I do ( I usually spray 8-12 sprays).

MAC Prep & Prime Fix+
A cult favorite among beauty lovers! MAC Fix+ isn’t a makeup setting spray to keep your makeup in place. It’s more of a face refresher and gives the face a dewy glow. It’s also wonderful to use with your eyeshadow – spray onto your eye shadow brush and it will magnify the color!

Make Up For Ever Step1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer
I’ve never used this primer before so I’ll let you know what I think! I’ve been looking for a silicone based primer that smooths out the skin and this should do the trick! I’ve been using moisturizer-like primers for quite some time and originally wasn’t sure how I felt about silicone primers, but I really do like how silky it makes the skin before applying foundation.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (128)
I’m really, really excited about this purchase! I’ve been in need of a foundation that is the same color as my self tanner. I have a lot of foundations and all different shades, but lately I’ve noticed I have to use a lot of bronzer to even out the shade of my face and the shade of my neck. This one pairs perfectly (I use Loving Tan in Dark, but I”m thinking of buying Ultra Dark!).

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (Light Warm)
This is a concealer you need if you love full coverage and if you love to highlight. Go, go go buy it now! The coverage of this concealer is phenomenal! If you love MAC’s prolongwear concealer you’ll fall in love with this one too – and it has a doe foot applicator so it’s so easy to apply! I originally purchased the lightest shade, but it’s a really drastic highlight, so I decided to buy one shade up, Light Warm, and it really makes a difference.

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer
So this was the reason I went to Sephora (for one item – oops). I’ve been using a palette from Too Faced that came with Chocolate Soleil. I’ve used a good portion of the product and the palette itself is rather cumbersome. So I wanted to purchase the individual compact so that it’s easy to take if I travel. This is the truest tan color I’ve ever used and a little goes a long way…I learned this the hard way when I picked up too much product on my brush and had a huge dark circle of bronzer on my forehead. Never fear though, it’s easy to blend! And it smells like chocolate! Seriously!

Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion (20M)
While color matching Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation above, I noticed the store had all of the new, beautiful Make Up For Ever Pro Bronzers. The sales associate helped me pick out 20M, which is apparently the most popular shade and so far I’m really impressed. I chose the color with the least amount of orange, as I think it makes my face look sort of red. I’ll let you know what I think!

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick (Creme D’Nude)
I had MAC containers to recycle (again) and picked up another nude lipstick I can’t believe I’ve been living without – Creme D’ Nude. Definitely in the running with Fleshpot for my favorite MAC nude of the year. This one is a cremesheen so it’s so easy and creamy to apply.

Glam Glow Thirsty Cleanse Daily Treatment Cleanser
I am a huge fan of Glam Glow’s products. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever tried from Glam Glow so I was super excited to try the Thirsty Cleanse Cleanser. It’s actually priced fairly well compared to the Glam Glow products in the colorful jars (I don’t know a better way to say it hah). I used this for the first time last night and my face felt so fresh and so cleansed. I make sure to get all of my makeup off first and then I use the Thirsty Cleanse before my moisturizer. 

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

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