Sephora VIB Sale, Huda Beauty, Becca cosmetics, Guerlain bronzer, smashbox, Bobbi Brown foundation, makeup, haul

Every year I look forward to the month of November because this is when I go crazy at Sephora. I save all year and put together a longggg wishlist so that I’m prepared for when the sale launches. This year I did things a little different. Some things I bought from my wishlist and other things I bought on a whim simply because I was trying to step out of my shell and try new things!!

Foundations + Primers

Nars foundation, smashbox foundation, Laura Mercier foundation, Bobbie Brown, Huda beauty, Too Faced hangover spray, smashbox hydrating foundation

Foundations and primers are probably my favorite type of makeup to buy. Of course, I always have to rotate them out based on the time of year and use them enough before they expire. Last VIB sale I bought a lot of matte foundations so this time everything was about hydration and luminosity. My skin is especially dry during the winter time so I wanted to have hydrating sprays, primers, and foundations to give me a healthy glow.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick (Warm Almond)
Smashbox Foundation Stick (4.2 Neutral Brown)
Smashbox Hydrating Foundation (Color 4)
Nars Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (Cadiz)
Laura Mercie Candleglow Soft Foundation (Pecan)
Huda Beauty Faux Filter (Cinnamon)
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Too Faced Hangover Setting Spray
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray (returned)

Lips

Smashbox liquid lipstick, Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick

  • Smashbox Liquid Lipstick (Disorderly & True Grit) I love my colourpop lippies and for the past year, those are the only lipsticks I’ve worn. I wanted to try something new and I saw amazing reviews on Smashbox liquid lipsticks and these colors are perfect for fall!
  • Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick (Sanctuary & Plath) I’m a huge fan of KVD liquid lipsticks and she was actually the first brand that I bought liquid lipsticks from. She came out with new shades months ago and I never picked any up so I decided to grab some easy wearable colors to add to my makeup collection.

Face

becca blush, Guerlain Bronzer, Bobbie Brown Blush

  • Guerlain Bronzer #7:  I’d probably say out of all the makeup products I have tried to find, bronzers are the most difficult to find. Makeup companies simply don’t make bronzers for deeper skin tones, so I often have to bronze with a deeper foundation. Another unfortunate thing is most deeper foundations lean on the red undertone so even as a bronzer it’s not as cool toned as I would want it to be. I swatched this in stores and it seemed deep enough, neutrally undertoned and buildable. SO we will see how it performs!
  • Bobbie Brown Blush (Sand Pink) + Becca Blush (Hycinth & Songbird) You guys…..I havent bought blush in probably 2 years. I don’t know if its just me but I feel like all blushes look the same. I swatched this in store and it was super pigmented plus my Bobbi Brown and Becca highlighters are perfectly milled so I have high hopes for these blushes!.
  • Smashbox Perfecting Powder (Medium/Dark): All the powder foundations I have either don’t have enough coverage or make my face look dry. I wanted to buy bare minerals but alllll of their powder foundations were very red so the clerk recommended Smashbox instead.

Eyes

Huda beauty eyeshadow palette, Sasha eyelashes

Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette: the oh so raved about Huda palette! I’m not a big eyeshadow girl (although I have 5 palettes) but I have been trying to use my palettes more. This is definitely a YouTube made me buy it purchase but I’m hoping it lives up to its hype! I also picked up some of her lashes in the style Sasha.

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Kat Von D was one of the first brands I ever truly coveted at Sephora. I’ve been a long time follower of Kat since her tattoo reality show and she was an inspiration to the tattoos I got when I was in college.

Kat Von D, KVD, liquid lipstick, Everlasting Lipstick, Makeup

I first discovered her makeup brand via youtube when her liquid lipsticks were all the rave. One of the reasons I had stopped buying Mac lipsticks is because they weren’t long lasting enough. Over the years I bought a total of 10 colors but a lot of my colourpop colors were dupes for KVD so I ended up returning a few. The colors I loved enough to keep were Sanctuary (brown mauve) Lolita (pinky mauve), Luv (deep purple), Excorcism (burgundy) Echo (blue), Plath (burnt orange), Outlaw (red).

This is still one of my favorite formulas and if I would recommend anyone to the brand this is the first place I would tell them to start!

Kat Von D, KVD, Shade & Light, Eyeshadow Palette, Morphe Brush, Makeup Kat Von D, KVD, Shade & Light, Eyeshadow Palette, Morphe Brush, MakeupMy next purchase from KVD was with her shade and light eyeshadow palette. I bought this item on a total whim simply because I hadn’t heard very many people talk about it. If I’m being honest, out of all my palettes, it’s not my favorite but it is a great neutral palette. The quad layout makes it really easy for beginners because it explains what should be the base, outer crease etc. I don’t have to think up an eyeshadow look it’s already laid out for me.

Kat Von D, KVD, Lock it Tattoe, Foundation, Makeup

Concealer and foundation are by far my favorite makeup items to buy! I can never have enough in my collection. The lock it foundation is probably the thickest full coverage foundation that I own. It does read on the lighter side (it doesn’t oxidize) so I have to stick to wearing this in winter or make sure to really bronze. This foundation feels like you are wearing something so if you don’t like that feeling then I would pass for a lighter consistency. The concealer, on the other hand, is much more lightweight but packs the same amount of coverage. My only con is that they don’t have enough shade variety for my skin tone, so the color isn’t what I want it to be.

One of her items that didnt make the cut a was the KVD tattoo liner. Ultimately I returned it because it didn’t dry down quick enough and smudged too easily. I’m somebody that is always on the go and I don’t have time to wait until my eyeliner dries. For now, I’m sticking to my Stila!

What are some of your favorite items from Kat Von D!?

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