Sephora Make-up Haul Tried and Tested


Yesterday I had a bit of a make-up haul in Sephora! I am always excited to get home and try my new goodies out and that is exactly what I did!!

I had never tried Marc Jacobs make-up before and the Make-up Forever HD concealer I use in shade 335 is always sold out so I decided to look for a new one. I have quite oily skin and had heard that the Marc Jacobs ReMarcable concealer is Oil free, instead it contains a special blend of soy protein, shea butter, and coconut extract. I loved the way it felt on my skin, I also use Bobbi Browns concealer and this one is similar but a lot lighter in texture, not as thick and creamy and great for building coverage. Recently my circles have gotten quite dark so I opted for the pot rather then the lighter coverage pen and I am really happy with it. Remember to always set your concealer with a powder to prevent cracks forming and try and carry a beauty blender to smooth it all back into place on a night out.

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I absolutely love the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon too, the shade of black is really intense and when you first apply it you can smudge it for a smoky look but after it sets and it wont budge, exactly what you need in this humid weather! If you have oily skin its always better to finish with a little black eye-shadow on top to absorb any excess moisture and stop lines forming on your lid.

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I have used Benefits Bad Gal mascara for years and I have tried Real Eyes but I just love the wand on Bad Gal, it thickens, lengthens lifts and separates which is all you need from a mascara.

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I tried Sephora Extreme Liquid Lipstick in shade 10, it looks great but it dries very sticky and has a horrible texture. I managed to solve this problem by dabbing a creamy lipstick on top. My lip tip is to always use a liner to accentuate your cupids bow and then fill your lips in and really go as high as you can into your cupids bow to get that definition.


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I picked up Sephora’s Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 Its great for liner but for this tutorial I used it to fill in my eyebrows. I also picked up a replacement Pro Angled Blush Brush #49. Mine had seen better days and I love the angle for contouring and the fluffiness to blend.

I definitely would re-stock on all of them except the sticky liquid lipstick! Feel free to leave your comments and questions.

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Splash Launches Elle Cosmetics Line

Elle has launched their make-up range right here in Dubai! You can get your hand on the goodies above at Splash stores across the region. Inspired by the glamorous Parisien woman, this make-up collection will unleash your inner glamour puss giving you that effortless beauty. There are 123 make-up products available that will help you capture looks that translate across night and day. The range is very affordable and priced between 45-90 Dhs, we can’t wait to get our hands on those babies!

My favourite Nars Limited Edition Products

Nars have some great limited edition items out in their new collection, I wanted to share some of my favourites with you. You can purchase them by clicking on the photos!

NARS LIMITED EDITION PURE MATTE LIPSTICK, LA PAZ

Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. Vivid ultra-matte and soothing ultra-moisture join forces to create this NARS super-rich, super-pampering, super-sexy lipstick. Pure drama. Pure glamour. Colour so intense in six sumptuous shades.

NARS CHEEK PALETTE REALM OF THE SENSES 0.42 OZ

A limited-edition blush palette featuring an exclusive NARS logo design. Play up cheekbones with a shimmering colour pop. This mosaic of three beautiful colours is perfect for layering on a lustrous highlight or creating a sophisticated sculpted look.

NARS CHEEK PALETTE SOULSHINE 0.42 OZ

NARS BEACH LOVER

A five-piece travel-size gift set for eyes, lips, and cheeks. This set includes iconic NARS shades for an idyllic island glow, including a limited-edition shade of Laguna lip gloss. This set contains: – 2 x 0.085 oz Blush Duo in Hungry Heart, Orgasm (gold ivory/ peachy pink with golden shimmer) – 0.07 oz Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Skorpios (iridescent copper) – 0.14 oz Lip Gloss in Laguna (bronze) – 0.57 oz Illuminator in Laguna (brown with golden shimmer)