Last weekend, I FINALLY got to a Sephora– actually, two of them to be exact. It’s always a treat to go there because the closest one to my house is over two hours away.
The first visit I made to a Sephora was to return some of my makeup I wasn’t using much. I had a bareMinerals foundation and a full size Posietint. I wasn’t sure if they’d allow me to return them since I’ve had them for awhile… I’ve had the Posietint since August. But they took both of them back no problem, and I got an $82 gift card to spend as a result! Wahoo!!
I had planned on getting a Laura Mercier primer. But I had a hard time deciding between the original and the radiance ones, so I got samples of both to see which I liked better. The other sample I got was of the NARS sheer glow. I’ve sampled it before, but I always try to get an expensive foundation sample every time I visit a Sephora. I also purchased the Makeup Forever lip liner which is a PERFECT match for the MUFE deluxe sample lipstick I got with my 100 points redemption a month or two ago. It’s my first lip liner and I’m so excited to try the liner/lipstick duo!
For my next visit to Sephora, I booked a 45 minute consultation to try out some new products… And because I really like getting my makeup done and learning tips and pointers from the makeup artists. What I just recently found out was that Sephora also does free express facials. They’re pushing the Ole Henriksen skin care line right now, so that’s the express facial I got. Then I got my makeup done. I was planning on buying the Laura Mercier radiance primer and the Vita Liberata self tanner mousse…but once I saw how beautiful the Naked 1 palette eyeshadow look was, I knew I needed to add it to my collection. So I bought the Naked 1. I was very surprised (and pleased!) to find out that the VL self tanning mousse was actually a 100 point perk… And it’s 30 ml! I was planning on buying the smaller size (50ml) instead of the full size to give it a try. I was so happy to be able to try it for free! I did have to buy an $8 mitt to apply it with though.
As as a side note, an Hourglass rep was present at the Sephora. I asked my makeup artist to try the ambient lighting palette on me. The Hourglass rep came over and showed us the proper way to use the three colours. That palette is GORGEOUS.
Anyway, that’s my haul. Have you tried any of these products? What’s your faves?
Which Laura Mercier primer is your fave?