Sephora VIB Sale Haul + Announcement

Hey guys! So let’s start with the announcement because that’s the exciting part. So I’ve mentioned on both my Instagram and Youtube that I got a part-time job that’s not in PR for the time being. So today I have my first in-store shift at SEPHORA! I know, super exciting! The position is only a seasonal cashier for now. Since it’s only part-time I am still planning to be posting twice a week. But I do want to make it clear that all opinions on my blog, Instagram and Youtube are my own and do not reflect those at Sephora.

So let’s get into the haul. Sorry I didn’t get the chance to post this before the sale was over. This isn’t going to be an in-depth review just because I haven’t had the chance to test the products out. I just wanted to let you guys know what I got quickly so you could pick them up while they are still in stock.

The first item is the Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking Kit ft. Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Honey Bear Mask. I got this set because I’ve heard so many good things about the Honey Bear mask in this kit. Unfortunately, the kit is sold out, and it’s the only way to get the Honey Bear mask. But the other two masks in this kit (the Don’t Despair Repair and Be Gentle, Be Kind masks) are both permanent products so you guys can still pick those up. There are also other kits featuring these masks as well.

The next product I got is the Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. I had a sample of this mask before and I loved it so much that I decided to get a full size. It’s different compared to other hydrating masks because it gets warm and tingly. I would describe it more like a restorative mask. It takes my skin from blah to ahhhh. And the packaging is just beautiful.

The final two products are both Hourglass. The first is the Mini Ambient Lighting Edit. This is a limited edition product for the holidays that features a powder, blush, bronzer and highlight. I have heard so many good things about Hourglass face products so I thought it would be a nice way to try multiple of their products. The second Hourglass product is Unlocked Instant Extensions Lengthening Mascara. It’s a tubing mascara, which means that I only need to use water to wash off the mascara. I’ve never tried a tubing mascara so I thought it would be interesting to try!

I am so excited to play and test out all of these products. Let me know in the comments what you picked up in the Sephora VIB sale!

xoxo

Lea

My First Glossier Haul

Hey guys! Today I am here with a haul! I asked you guys on my Insta stories whether you would like to see me purchase products from Colourpop or Glossier and Glossier was the winner. I have never ordered from Glossier before, but I did a project on them for school so I was very excited to grab some stuff. Today’s post is going to be a haul and some quick first impressions. In around 2 weeks from now I’ll be posting an in-depth review of all the products, so stay tuned for that!

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Before I get started, just wanted to say that the shipping was pretty good because it came from the US. I placed my order on August 10 and it was supposed to arrive on the 20th. So imagine my surprise when it showed up yesterday, August 17th! I enjoy it when I get packages earlier than expected. So it took a week from when I ordered to when it arrived.

The first item that I picked up is the Brow Flick in the shade Brown. I have heard amazing things about Glossier’s brow products so I had to check this one out. This one is unlike other brow products because it’s a brush tip pen like an eyeliner. It’s supposed to be able to create feathery, hairlike strokes with ease. They only had three shades so I got the shade Brown – hopefully this one will work fine!

The second brow product I got is the Boy Brow. This brow gel is a creamy wax that is supposed to help thicken, shape and groom brows into place. Now I know most people like to use their coloured brow gels, but those scare me haha. So I decided to get clear because it’s more likely to shade match me better.

The next item I picked up is the Balm Dotcom lip balm. This lip balm is supposed to be soothing, moisturizing and conditioning. I got the flavour mango because I love mango. It also has a slight coral tint, but I will say that it’s pretty unnoticeable the tint. So far I really like it!

The other lip product I picked up is the Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick. This lipstick is supposed to give that just-blotted lipstick look. I am so excited besides that reminds me of the Colourpop Blotted Lipsticks that I loved before they got discontinued (not to be confused with their Ultra Blotted Lip which they still have). I got the shade Cake which is supposed to be a subtle peach but it much browner in person. But I think I am going to love this shade for the fall.

The next product I picked up is the Wowder, which is the finishing and setting powder. Even though I have embraced the dewy look more recently I still love me a good powder. I remember this was huge when it first came out. The other thing I don’t like is the fact that there is no ‘translucent’ option but there are five different options at least. I got the shade G8-G10 which is for light/medium.

The final product I picked up is the infamous Cloud Paint. I feel like these were some of the first cream blushes on the market. I got the shade Beam which is described as a soft peach. I will say that for a peach shade this has a pink undertone to it. I will test this out and see how long it lasts.

And that is my little haul from Glossier guys! Let me know if there are any specific questions you guys have about the products that I picked up. The review will be posted in two weeks!

xoxo

Lea

Sephora Haul April 2020

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a little Sephora haul! My birthday is at the beginning of April. I used a gift card that I received when placing this order. Now I know the Sephora sale is on right now, so this haul comes at a great time! I will probably be placing another order myself using the sale (mainly to buy a new Beauty Blender lol).

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So the first product is the Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions in the shade Medium. I picked the Medium one specifically because I love the combination of warm browns and pink/peachy colours. I love every single shade in this palette. They all work so well together. I like how balanced the palette is with four shimmers and five mattes. Within the mattes, there is a mix of light and dark shades. It’s a tad deep for everyday use for me but I was able to make it work. This is the perfect glam palette, and it will be great to travel because it’s so small and I know I can create a bomb look with this palette. Overall very happy with this purchase and I think I’ll use it a lot.

Next up is the Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush in the shade In The Nude. I had heard so many people rave about this product and decided to try it myself. Well, they were right because this is the best cream blush I have tried yet. It’s very creamy so it’s easy to apply and blend out. It settles into the skin well and lasts a long time. The shade is the perfect everyday blush shade for my skin tone. I am in love and want to pick up more shades in the future. WOW.

This product is expensive which is why I got it with a gift card (should have waited until the sale oh well). I finished a sample of the Biossance Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil and decided to pick up the full size. This product has helped reduce my acne scarring and brighten my skin tone. I know there are cheaper vitamin c oils on the market, but with all the stuff going on I rather buy one I know that works than try a new one and not be able to return it. I am very happy to have this back in my routine because I noticed a difference in my skin when I stopped using this.

Another repurchase is the Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask. I had a sample of this mask and I feel in love. It’s amazing at helping active breakouts. I use this mask whenever I have an ugly or painful pimples and I notice a huge difference after I take off this mask. I would only recommend this mask if you have oily skin or deal with breakouts because this can be pretty drying.

I decided to repurchase my eyeshadow primer, the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer. Now I was considering trying other eyeshadow primers out, but the ones I wanted weren’t available. So I decided to go back to my old classic. If I don’t prime my eyelids shadow will crease on me. This one is pretty good. It has a cream colour to it but drys clear on the eyelids. I prefer to set my primer before going in with other shadows. This is the only primer that I have used for years so I have nothing to compare it to haha. Does it the job.

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The final two products are my Sephora birthday gift! Sephora has a few sets, but I decided to pick up the Nars one that is exclusive to Rouge members. It comes with a mini blush in the shade Deep Throat and a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Bad Girl. I like both of these products. The blush has a faint sheen that makes my cheeks look dewy – but without any visible glitter. I like the lip pencil because it’s a beautiful cool toned nude. I find cool-toned lips either to be really mauve or really pink. This one matches me so well. If you are a Rouge member I would recommend this set.

And that is my Sephora haul! Let me know if you guys are picking up anything during the Sephora VIB sale in the comments below.

xoxo

Lea

 

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Hey guys! If you guys have been following me for awhile, you know when I don’t post for a bit it’s usually because I am busy with school. So sorry for taking so long to get this up, BUT school comes first! I still wanted to share my Sephora VIB Sale haul even though the sale is over. Might be useful for some Christmas wish-list inspiration 😉 I have two bonus products that I bought on Sunday with a coupon I got in the mail. So without further ado, my haul:

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First I got the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops in medium. I am going down south before Christmas, so I wanted to get some self-tanner. My friend owns this self-tanner and she recommended them to me! You add a few drops to your moisturizer and then apply it to your body. I will definitely update you guys on how it works!

Next I repurchased my two favourite setting sprays. The first is the MAC Prep + Prime Fix +. I love this setting spray because it does an amazing job of melting my makeup into my face and making it look so flawless. The other setting spray I got is the Urban Decay All Nighter. I really do think this spray makes a difference in how long my makeup lasts. I got a mini so I can bring it with me on my vacation.

Another repurchase is the GlamGlow Bubblesheet mask. I kinda hate that I love this mask because $12 is a lot for one sheet mask. But it does such an amazing job at cleaning out my skin. Plus it’s really fun to use. So I have this one for special occasions, and only buy it when its on sale.

My favourite moisturizer at the moment is the Laneige Water Bank Hydro Gel. I have been using this moisturizer for almost a year now, I am just in love. It’s the perfect texture – not too thick and not too thin. It really hydrates my skin and I have really noticed a difference using this moisturizer.

Next is a very boujee purchase. I bought myself the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Pillow Talk. This shade is their best seller and is known to be the perfect nude. I have heard so many people rave about it that I decided to try it for myself. While this lipstick is pretty pricey, sometimes you have to treat yourself!

Final product is a repurchase of the Beauty Blender. I love this sponge, but it ain’t cheap. I always like to get it during the VIB sale to save money. I basically buy a new one every sale and throw out my old one. While these babies last longer than disposable sponges, it’s important to change then after a couple of months.

And that is my Sephora VIB Sale haul! Let me know what you guys bought in the comments below!

xoxo

Lea

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

Hey friends! So today I am sharing what I got during the Sephora VIB Sale. The sale goes until Monday, so if you still have a chance to pick up some stuff! I went a little crazy, but 20% off is a great time to stock up or get items that you have been eyeing for awhile.

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First, I repurcahsed the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. You guys know how much I love this cleanser, so I had to pick up a mini for when I travel later this month. I think once I finish this one I will invest in the full size one.

I bought a second cleanser, since I like to use a different cleanser in the morning and night (yes I’m that extra). I got the OLEHENRIKSEN Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser. I was looking for a new cleanser meant  oily/acne prone skin. This one had good reviews and smelled pretty good, so I am excited to try it out.

The final skincare bit is my Beauty Insider birthday gift! I decided to go with the Drunk Elephant giftset. It comes with a deluxe sample of the Prontini Polypeptide Cream and the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. I have never tried anything from Drunk Elephant but I seen many good reviews of their products. I’m going to try them out, and if I like them they will be the perfect size to bring to Europe with me.

Next up I bought two lip balms, because you can never have too many lip balms. The first is the new Laneige Lip Glowy Balm. They are completely sold out online, but they still have a few Pears in store. I have a feeling I am going to like this more than their sleeping mask! I tried it once already and I loved it. It is thinner and feels amazing on the lips. Excited to wear this more!

The second lip balm is the new Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Vegan Balm. I have the original Agave Lip Balm, and I am curious to see how different this new one is from the original. I know the big difference is that this balm is now vegan, which is pretty great! Let’s hope that the formula isn’t too different and that is just as amazing as the original!

Next I really wanted to pick up the new Fenty Bronzer, but they were sold out in the shade that I wanted in store. BUT they did have the Lil Bronze Duo, which includes a mini of the Sun Stalk’r bronzer and a Match Stix bronzer. I got the shade Shady Biz and Sinamon. I haven’t tried the Match Stixs yet either, so I thought this would be a fun set to purchase!

The final products I purchased are a new BeautyBlender and the Liquid BlenderCleanser. I usually purchase a new Beauty Blender every VIB sale since they are a bit pricey but are honestly the best makeup sponge I have tried. I have used the solid Beauty Blender cleanser and I really enjoy it, but I find that is gets gross pretty quickly. The last time I used it I found little black dots, which I think is mold. I thought that the liquid cleanser would be more hygienic, so I am going to try it out!

And that is what I got during the VIB sale! I am excited to try out all my new products. I am curious what you are purchasing during the sale, let me know down below in the comments!

xoxo

Lea

Sephora Haul 2019

Hey guys! I am back with a Sephora haul! I got a gift card for Christmas and I really took my time trying to figure out what I wanted to spend it on. And of course I got extra stuff on top of spending my gift card haha! I got a mixture of makeup and skincare as well as a mixt between new launches and older favourites.

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First, I got two sheet masks. One was the GLAMGLOW BUBBLESHEET Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask. The second was a Sephora Collection Eye Mask, specially the Perfecting and Brightening one. I haven’t tried either mask yet, I usually hoard masks and then save them for later. I might just post a mini review of them on my Instagram once I use them – what would you guys prefer?

I repurchased another Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. If you read my recent empties you would know how much I love this cleanser. I find it does a great job of cleaning my skin and has an amazing smell. I decided to buy the small size because it fits better where I store my skincare, and it’s also cheaper (like $30 cheaper!).

The other skincare product I got was the Laneige Water Bank Hydrating Gel. I believe I mentioned this in a previous post, but I was looking for a good medium hydration moisturizer. I currently have the Origins Matte Moisturizer and the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but I wanted something in between very matte and very thick. I think the Laneige is the perfect in between. This gel is lighter than their sleeping mask, but just as hydrating. I have only used it for a week, so I might change my opinion but so far I love it. The gel consistency feels like I’m applying water to my face. It also works well underneath makeup. The only thing is that this jar is glass, so it’s very heavy and I’m always afraid I’m going to drop it and break it. If you have normal, combo or oily skin I think you would like this, but people with drier skin might want something thicker.

The first makeup product I got was a mini size of the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder. I always get the smaller size of powder just to try them out without having to commit to the larger size just in case I don’t like it.  Now I had heard a bunch of people rave about this powder, and many people put it in their favourite products of 2018 so I thought it was time for me to try it out. I didn’t notice the difference between this powder and other ones until I put this powder on one side of my face and a different powder on the other side of my face. This powder is soooo smooth, it’s incredible. This powder has this little particles, I wouldn’t call it glitter but it just gives the most beautiful glow to the face. This powder doesn’t make you look super matte and cakey, but instead leaves a smooth, satin finish. BUT this powder isn’t the best at keeping my skin from looking oily. I understand why so many people with dry skin love this powder. Even though I have oily skin, I like this powder because I don’t always want to look super matte. If I need my makeup to last, I think I will continue to reach for my Cover FX powder, but when I want to look glowy I will use this powder. I will definitely buy it in a bigger size once I finish the mini one.

Next up was the Fenty Gloss Bomb in the shade Fenty Glow. I almost bought this gloss when it first came out, and for some reason I decided not to. I have have almost bought this gloss so many times, and I honestly can’t believe I wanted so long. THIS GLOSS IS AMAZING. I got Fenty Glow because I prefer warmer tones and this is just the perfect shade of lip gloss for me. It’s super shiny but doesn’t make your lips feel gross and tacky. The scent is also so nice and not too overpowering. The gloss lasts a decent amount of time on the lips compared to some other glosses I own. If Fenty came out with a peach or coral shade I would definitely buy that too.

Finally a new foundation! This year I want to spend less money on eyeshadows and lip products and invest more into face products. So getting a new foundation was on the top of that list. I have a bunch of matte, full-coverage foundations. I wanted to try something a little lighter with a satin finish. The Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation just ticked off all the boxes for me. I got a sample of the foundation and liked it enough to buy a full bottle. I also choose this foundation because it had neutral undertones, which is what I prefer for myself (I got shade 1.1). This foundation has a very buildable formula, so I can make it lighter or fuller coverage depending on how I am feeling that day. The foundation lasts well throughout the day, it doesn’t slip off my face or break apart. I think the only downside it that I really feel the foundation on my face, but I don’t mind too much since it looks good on my face. I would definitely recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a medium, natural looking foundation!

And that is my Sephora haul! The next product I am looking to invest in is a new bronzer, so let me know down below if you have any favourites!

xoxo

Lea

DRUGSTORE Makeup Haul

Hey guys! Sorry for being MIA lately – work and my volunteer position have both been crazy. I might be doing a Q+A/Life Update post sometime soon to explain what I’ve been up to this summer. Let me know down below if there are any questions you guys have for me!

Anyways, today’s post is a drugstore makeup haul! I decided to treat myself after I received my first big paycheck of the summer haha! Some of these items are new, and others are just ones that I have been meaning to buy for awhile now.

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There were a bunch of foundations that I wanted to try, but decided to the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation. In the summer I usually go lighter with my makeup, so the fact that this foundation claims to have a light-weight, medium coverage and satin finish sold me. The shade range isn’t the worst, but it could be better. They have 16 shades, which a range of warm, cool and neutral tones. I was able to find a great shade for me, but I think they could expand their range, especially on the deeper end. I know lots of people didn’t like that it has a doe-foot applicator, but I actually find it very easy to quickly swipe some foundation on my face and blend it out. The foundation lasts pretty well, but I do look a little oily later in the day. The only thing I dislike is the smell. I honestly smells like paint, and it lingers a little but not forever. If Physicians Formula could fix the smell that would be great.

The first of two Wet n Wild is their new 10 pan eyeshadow palette. I bought the one called Rose in the Air. I decided to buy this one because it reminded me of the ABH Modern Renaissance. For a drugstore eyeshadow palette, this is pretty good! The mattes are creamy and very easy to blend. They are not the most pigmented shadow I’ve ever used, but if you build them up they are pretty good. I used the mauve and pink shade for an eye look and they were great! The shimmer was was mediocre, but using a wet brush does the treat. If you are looking for a drugstore eyeshadow palette, this one by Wet n Wild is great!

The second Wet n Wild product that I bought was their Photo Focus Pressed Powder. After hearing Kathleen Lights speak highly of this powder, I decided to give it a try. I prefer to use this powder more for touch ups than for setting my face. My face was lo

oking pretty oily compared to when I use a loose setting powder to set my face. This powder is nice for touch ups because it adds a nice satin finish instead of making me look cakey. Overall not a bad drugstore powder, but I’m definitely someone who prefers loose over pressed powder.

Next I bought two highlights, because let’s be real – you can never have too much highlight. The first was the Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter. I decided to buy the shade Molten Rose Gold because I already own a bunch of golden ones, but because this highlight is so good I might buy the other shades. This highlight is creamy and metallic and just looks so good on the skin. It doesn’t look glittery or chunky like some highlights. Instead this one just looks smooth while also giving a blinding shine to the skin. It also lasts a really long time. If you like a bright highlight, this one is for you.

On the flip side, if you prefer a more natural highlight, the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter is perfect. This highlight is very smooth and gives a beautiful lit-from-within to the skin. On days where I want to wear less makeup, this highlight still gives me a radiant glow. I really don’t have any negative to say, except it would be great if there were other shades.

The next Essence product I bought was their Volume Stylist 18h Last Extension Mascara. After hearing good views from a bunch of Youtubers, mainly Tati, I decided to give it a try. This is a great mascara if you are looking mainly for length. It makes my lashes look nice and long, but somehow still natural. This mascara is great for no makeup-makeup days where I want some mascara to make my eyes pop, but for it to not look too heavy. I wouldn’t really use this when I need to add some volume and length, because it didn’t add much volume. It was also pretty easy to remove, which is super important for me.

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The final item I bought was a Maybelline lipstick, because there was a sale at my local drugstore at the time. Maybelline lipsticks are some of my favourite because they are creamy and comfortable on the lips. I bought the shade Nude Nuance, which I would describe as a deep rose. It looks very dark in the swatch, but looks lighter on the lips. It’s nice to sometimes wear something a little darker than a nude, but still neutral. I have already worn it a bunch

And that is it for my drugstore haul! Let me know what drugstore products I should try out next! Also I hope all my fellow Canadian followers have an awesome Canada Day weekend!

xoxo

Lea

BIG Sephora Haul

So I bought a bunch of makeup from Sephora to do haul both in March and April and I forget to write them! I decided to combine all the makeup that I recently purchased into one big Sephora Haul. There is a combination of new and older products. A bunch I got during the Sephora VIB Spring sale.

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Now the whole reason I did a Sephora order in March was to buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow palette. This is my first Anastasia palette, but I was very excited because I have heard good reviews of her other palettes. This palette is just beautiful and has many everyday, wearable shades. The shades are mainly warmed tone, but there a few cooler toned shades. The eyeshadows are very pigmented, so there is a decent amount of powder that kicks up in the pan, but nothing like I saw with reviews on the Subculture palette. The metallics are super creamy but have a lot of fallout, so I just make sure to do my eyes first with this palette. I am very happy with this purchase and I know I will continue to use it a lot.

Next I decided to buy the Huda Beauty Easy Lash in the style Camille after seeing Rachhloves rave about them in her videos. There are a demi lash, which means that only cover half of the eyelid and are generally easier to apply. Even though these are demi lashes, they are full of drama. I liked them because sometimes I find big lashes can completely cover my eyelids, but since these are a demi lash you can see my eyeshadow. The only thing I didn’t like was that since they were a demi lash, it was harder to conceal my lash band. Overall they are really well made and I am interested in trying some of Huda’s other lashes. Check out my Instagram to see these lashes on my eyes, in my St. Patrick’s day makeup!

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Next I got a mini of the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder. I received a sample of this powder and liked it so much I decided to buy a mini of it. I like this powder because it’s pressed but when I swirl my brush in the pain powder comes off very easily. There is nothing I hate more then having to swirl my brushes a ton to get powder on my brush with a pressed powder. This powder makes my skin look and feel super smooth and is pretty good a controlling oil. I got the mini mainly because it’s cheaper haha!

The final product in my March haul was the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick. I had many good reviews that this was one of the best liquid lipstick and I must agree! I personally prefer comfort over transfer proof and this one delivers what I want. While the line has a large shade range, I find all the shades very dark. I ordered the shade Babe Alert, and while it’s described as a nude rose, I found it to be very pink instead of being more nude. It’s still a lovely shade, but I would have preferred if they had more nude options.

The second haul I did during the Spring VIB sale. I bought a bunch of stuff I had my eye on for awhile, but was waiting for a sale to buy. The first is the Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight and Contour Palette. I was looking for a creme contour and I thought this palette would be a good fit for me since if I decided I don’t like creme contouring I could still get use out of the palette with the highlight shades. This palette comes with one creme contour, one powder contour and four powder highlights. I really like this palette. The creme contour shade is smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. The powder is super pigmented, so make sure to tap off the excess. The highlight shades are beautiful and feel so creamy. I am really happy with this purchase and I know I will use it a lot.

Next I decided to get the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter in the shade Oyster which is a rose gold shade. This liquid highlight definitely has a learning curve to it. I tried to apply it with a sponge and it just removed my foundation underneath. Using my fingertips is the best way to apply it I find. I also was excepted this to be a more blinding highlight but it’s more of a glowy sheen. This is great for no-makeup-makeup days.

I wanted to get a eyeshadow primer so I decided to get the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer (because it was the same rating but cheaper than the Urban Decay Primer Potion). I have very oily eyelids, so I need to use a primer to make sure my eye makeup doesn’t get are creasy and greasy. This primer is tacky to it’s useful to just go over the primer with a nude/skin tone eye shadow. This primer does a great job keeping the eyeshadows vibrant looking. The only thing is that the whole the primer comes out of is quite large, so I have to be careful not to squeeze too much out.

Finally, I repurchased the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Setting Spray. It’s my favourite setting spray, hands down. The mist is so fine and nice. This also makes my makeup look great! It takes away the powdery look and locks in the makeup. I use this setting spray, and a little MAC Fix+, every single day.

And that is my massive makeup haul! Let me know what you guys think of the products I bought, and what I should buy next time I place a Sephora order. 🙂

xoxo

Lea

Drugstore Makeup Haul + Review

When you buy a bunch of makeup to do a haul and then totally forget to post about it (haha oops)! So back in October I bought a bunch of new drugstore makeup. Now most of it is not new anymore, but I can give a pretty good review on these products!

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First I decided to repurchase the Neutrogena Hypdo Boost Gel Cream with SPF 15. I have enjoyed this moisturizer in the past so I decided to buy it again. I have oily skin so the gel formula is much better for my skin type.

Next I got the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray. I have been trying to get this setting spray for so long, it was always sold out at my local drugstore. I was finally able to get my hands on it and I’m really happy with it! It does a great job at setting my makeup and making it looking very matte. A nice drugstore alternative to the Urban Decay All Nighter.

Next from Maybelline I got the Fit Me Loose Setting Powder. This is a nice, smooth setting powder. The only issue I have is that there is no transculent shade. For some reason I decided to get Light Medium, which matches my face but is too yellow to go under my eyes. Overall it’s a good powder, I just wish I had got a different shade.

I got two different lippies in a similar formula. First I got the Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gel-ful. The second I purchased was the Maybelline Color Jolt in Stripped Down. Of the two I prefer the Maybelline one. It is much more pigmented, lasts longer and is much more comfortable to wear. I found that the Covergirl one was much more likely to smudge all over the place. As well, the Maybelline is much more a nude while the Covergirl one is more pink.

Next I got the NYX HD Concealer in Beige. I really like the formula of this concealer. It is creamy and blends out easily. I would say that it is medium coverage – it does a good job of covering up my acne but it does not completely cover my dark circles under my eyes. I have the shade Beige which would nicely under my eyes when I was tan but is now too yellow since I am back to being pale! But it still works on the rest of my face.

My drugstore has always had a really small selection of Wet n Wild products, but has recently expanded! I was able to find the Wet n Wild PhotoFinish Foundation and their Megaglo Highlighting Powder. I got the shade Soft Beige in the foundation and Precious Petals in the highlight. I really like the foundation! I have been wearing it almost very day since I got it. I has a nice medium-to-full coverage and blends out easily. It looks nice with a brush or a sponge. Now that my tan has faded I could probably use a lighter shade, but I just mix it with a paler foundation and it still works nicely. I really like how it has a paddle applicator because it makes it easy to apply. I am also very happy with the highlighter! The shade Precious Petals isn’t like anything else I own – it’s a peachy-champagne colour which I really like on my skin. It’s not as pigmented as my Becca highlighters, but for a drugstore highlight it is really easy to build up to a nice glow. I would definitely recommend both of these products! And for my Canadian friends, I found them at Rexall Pharma Plus.

And that is it for my drugstore makeup haul! I really like do drugstore makeup hauls because they are much cheaper than Sephora haha! Let me know your thoughts on these products and any recommendations you guys have 🙂

xoxoxo

Lea

Drugstore Makeup Haul Review

Hey guys! So about three weeks ago I got a bunch of drugstore makeup products and I decided to write a review of these products!

I got two different products from Elf. The first was Powder Brush, the first Elf brush I’ve ever bought. For the price this brush is excellent. While this brush does a good good of applying powder there is nothing wow-ing about it. I mean it is just a powder brush! I am definitely willing to try other Elf brushes.

The other product I bought from Elf was their primer in Tone Adjusting Green. I get a lot of redness and acne on my checks so I thought this would be an interesting product to try. The key with this primer is to give it a minute to adjust before applying foundation over time. While it initially does a good job of covering up my redness, it does not last that long. It is a good primer but not a great colour corrector.

Next I got two products from Milani. First was their Rose Powder Blush. I thought it had picked the shade Coral Cove but I accidentally bought Tea Rose. While it was not the blush I wanted it still is beautiful! I heard great things about the Milani blushes and I agree with what everyone says! It is the perfect level of pigmentation where I do not have to be super careful when applying my blush. It builds and wears nicely. I’m definitely going to pick up the other shade I wanted!

The second Milani product is their Amore Matte Lip Cream in the shade Pretty. First thing to note is that the colours wear differently on the lips compared to in the tube. I found this shade looks neutral but wears cool tone on the lips. This is an okay liquid lipstick but not my favourite. It lasts a long time and feels comfortable but it makes my lips look very dry. It has a really nice scent though, like vanilla cupcakes! I will probably wear the liquid lipstick again but probably wouldn’t buy another one from their line.

Finally is my favourite product from this haul! The Fit Me Concealer by Maybelline. Since I bought this concealer it is the only one I have worn. It is creamy and very easy to blend out. I do need to set this concealer, but once I have it looks beautiful and lasts really well. I have dry under-eyes and this is one of the few concealers that I have tried that does not cling to my dry patches. My only issue is that the shade I pick matches my skin tone perfectly; so it looks nice for every day use but does not do much brightening under my eyes. I think I might pick up another shade!

And these are my thoughts on some drugstore products! If you guys have any drugstore recommendations let me know! Always willing to try new makeup!

xoxo

Lea