A haven of beauty products that we can only dream of having over in the UK
When I was in NYC, I ended up popping into a Sephora every single day I was there. I wish I was joking about this. I really do. But no. I went into a Sephora store every day. Trying new things, seeing what was available in different stores, and I eventually spent $250 in Sephora during my stay in NYC
Wow. $250. Seems like a lot of money! But totally worth it when the majority is products I can't get easily within the UK
So what did I buy?
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit for light skin
- 4 Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (shades are Echo, Exorcism, Lolita and Witches)
- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
- UD De-slick setting spray (simply because I needed more)
- Nudestix Brow stylus & gel in Brown/Black
- Kat Von D Lock-it Concealer
- Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (again, because I needed more)
In reality, I easily could have spent so much more money! But that would have been a bad idea for the rest of my trip haha
I wanted brushes, and Sephora's own range of makeup was to die for. I wanted eyeshadow palettes and ALL of the matte lipsticks. But I narrowed it all down to the small-ish range I bought as I would use these products on a day-to-day basis
The Cream Contour Kit is actually a birthday present for my little sister. So unfortunately, I will not be using this. I kinda regret not buying one for myself, but in honesty I don't know if I would ever sit down and take the time to contour properly. I don't think I am about the contour life!
ALL of the Kat Von D products I knew I wanted to buy before I got there. I just needed to choose which liquid lipstick colours and match my skin to the right shade of concealer. I had a lovely lass in Sephora help match me to my perfect Lock-it Concealer shade, and then I went about choosing my liquid lipstick shades. I initially bought 'Exorcism' and 'Lolita'. But on one of my random other trips to Sephora we ended up trying on a lot of liquid lipstick shades and I ended up buying 'Echo' and 'Witches' too. 'Echo' is this amazing deep blue that really compliments my blue gray eyes, and 'Witches' is just because I am a bit gothic and I LOVE black
The formula to these is amazing. So nourishing and they don't go flaky or dry your lips out, and they have real staying power! I just hope I don't over use these and run out soon. My favourite liquid lipstick to date
I have used the Nudestix brow stylus before because they sent me it when they released it, but they sent it to me in the shade for blondes. I needed something darker so I picked one up
I am yet to use the Kat Von D tattoo liner but I have heard some real good things about it. Hence why I picked it up! I need something with staying power as I get oily eyelids and end up looking like a panda sometimes
I feel like I managed a pretty decent haul whilst out there in NYC! I am off to Orlando in May also this year so it may be time to start writing a new list of goodies I want to get from Sephora
Is there anything I should get from Sephora that I have missed?