Collective Sephora Haul!

Hey there, beauties! I have been wanting to do a haul for a while now, but I decided to wait until I had enough products to make it a larger haul. So, these are items I purchased in California over Spring Break and ones that I ordered online during the annual Sephora sale! I’m really excited about everything, and am really happy with all of my purchases. Let’s get to it!

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  • MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation – I wear the shade 110 Pink Porcelain. I have been using this foundation for about a month and I love it. The coverage is great, however the foundation I find looks better and wears better throughout the day with a primer. This foundation matches my skin so well, which is part of the reason I love it so much. I am so so so fair and pink undertoned that finding a foundation that matches has always been hard. I highly recommend this foundation!
  • Sephora Classic Mineral Powder Brush – I use this brush to apply foundation, it’s slightly smaller than the regular foundation brush, which gives more precision, and plus it was cheaper!
  • Clinique Cheek Pop Blush – I got the color Peach Pop which is a vibrant, springy, peach-coral color. After trying the  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, I thought nothing could ever compare. This blush is definitely an equal. It has great pigmentation and lasts all day! The color is also bright and perfect for the warmer months!
  • Too Faced Pardon My French Set – First of all, this set was SUCH a great value! Included were a deluxe sample sized Lash Injection Mascara, a full sized Perfect Eyes Waterproof Liner, a deluxe sample Shadow Insurance, and the Bonjour Soleil Eyeshadow Collection. From what I have experienced with it so far, I am loving the primer, and the volume the mascara gives to my lashes. I have only used a few of the eyeshadows, but so far the color payoff is fantastic and the shadows last all day without fading. This is a limited edition set so I highly recommend getting it while you can, it’s truly a great value! Here is a close up image of the eyeshadow palette:

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  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wearing Lipstick – This is one of the most crazy awesome lip products I have ever tried. I got the shade Fuchsia and whoa, this is the brightest, true hot pink color I have ever tried. Not only the color perfect, everything else about it is wonderful as well. The product applies like a gloss, stays like a stain, and feels like a lipstick. It’s not drying and is the perfect combination of matte and glossy. I wore this all day today and only had to reapply it once! Such a great purchase!

That’s all for my Sephora haul! I hope you enjoyed this post! xoxo

What did you by with the 15% off Sephora coupon? Do you prefer gloss, stain, or lipstick? Let me know in the comments!

– Emma

Sweet Apricot Spring: Face of the Day (FOTD)

Hello, my beautiful readers! Today I bring you a FOTD inspired by the delicate and sweet macarons I picked up this morning. Macarons are one of my favorite things in the entire world; just one bite transports you to a dainty Parisian cafe. I have no way of getting them where I live, so every time I go on vacation it’s always a little mission of mine to find a cafe or bakery that sells them. The soft orange color of the apricot macarons inspired me to do this fun spring-time look today and I thought I’d share it with you. Let’s get into it!

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The first thing I did was apply my MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation with a round, and fluffy foundation brush all over my face concentrating mostly on my nose and my forehead where I need more coverage to create a flawless and airbrushed finish. To conceal the dark circles around my sleep-deprived eyes I used the Covergirl Invisible Blemish Concealer and gently blended it in using my ring fingers.

On my eyes are various shadows from my trusty Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I love taking this palette with me when I travel because of its versatility. I applied a burnt pinky-peach shadow all over my lids, a medium brown in my crease, and then pressed a gold shimmery shadow over the brown just to add a little extra glamour. Finally I lined my eyes with a near-black eye-shadow and finished it off with black mascara.

To add some fun, spring color to this look I used a fluffy blush brush to apply the Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in Peach Pop on the apples of my cheeks. This a gorgeous color to wear on your cheeks in the warmer months and it was works great for this look because it almost perfectly matches the color of my apricot macarons! I love wearing lip-gloss in the springtime, so of course this look would not be complete without a shimmery peachy-pink lip-gloss. I’m wearing the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pango Peach (I did a full review on this gloss here).

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I hope you all found this post enjoyable and helpful! Sorry for the delay in posting…being on vacation tends to make me a bit more lazy than normal. I hope you all are having a glorious Spring Break if you are on it, and even if you’re not I hope you’re having a lovely week! I’m going to go indulge in a few more macarons now. 😉 xoxo

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What’s your favorite color to wear during the springtime? Do you have a favorite flavor of macaron? Let me know in the comments!

– Emma