Saturday, 24 October 2015

Haul Week: Sephora Shopping in Nice, France

Whenever I'm in a city that has a Sephora, at least one trip is always going to happen! The things I look at most tend to be Sephora own brand products and in this case, I was looking forward to seeing Marc Jacobs. I've already dabbled with the brand through ordering from however it's always good to see things in real life!

Speaking of Mr Jacobs, a few of the things I had in mind were his nude lipsticks and a lipliner. I'd had the (P)Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in shade Honey(bun) 302 in my online basket for a while as I thought it looked like a gorgeous colour but the closer it got to my honeymoon, I decided to leave it for that trip. Whilst waiting, I happened to see it on Expat Make Up Addict and when I saw that she loved it, I knew I'd definitely buy it!

I love the sleek black packaging of a Marc Jacobs makeup item however the special nude packaging on the New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel lipsticks is particularly lust-worthy. The shade Strange Magic, a light pink nude, seemed to stand out most so I bought that. I haven't got a clue if it's going to suit me or not but at least I can finally try it since I've taken the photos now!

I'm noticing a nude theme with my haul this time around. I did try to go with products I'd definitely use as I can get a bit carried away with buying random stuff in Sephora because it's rare that I get to visit one! The Sephora It Palette in Delicate Nude is full of my ideal, easy-to-wear daytime shades, half mattes and half shimmers. I'm not particularly keen on the faux snakeskin packaging but I can look past that. The palette also comes with a very handy double-ended brush and a full size shimmery brown eyeliner. The best thing about this palette is that it's very light toned so all of the shades will be suited to my pale skin tone.

Three of the Sephora lip formulations have been tempting me on their site so I went with nude options in those so I will definitely make use of them! First up, I went with one of their Lip Liner to Go in 16 Nude Beige. I like that it's a mini size as there's no way I'll use a full one.

Everyone raves about the Cream Lip Stain, especially in the red shade, so I decided to try 06 Pink Souffle, a gorgeous cool-toned, mid-pink shade. Let's hope they are as good as everyone says!

Finally, the Oil Infusion formula interested me as I thought it might be a cheaper alternative to something like the YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil Lip Tints. I chose the shade 09 Iced Coffee. I'll definitely have to report back on these products as I haven't really seen much of the nude offerings online.

I bought a few of the Sephora Formula X nail polishes last year in Barcelona so thought I'd try another one. I decided to get something a bit special and selected the glittery, lilac shade Glitter Rocket. The glitter looks really fine in this so I'm hoping it won't be tough to remove!

Excitingly, in this Sephora they had what would be similar to the aisle of doom, as those who shop in the American Sephoras would call it. All of those cute mini sized products near the tills. They haven't had as much of a selection on my visits to other Sephoras so my eyes lit up in this one! I found this super cute little set called Too Faced Happily Ever Lasting Lip & Cheek Duo (link to a bigger but similar set) containing minis of their Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick and Love Flush Blush. I've been wanting to try their new blushes as the packaging reminds me of Polly Pockets so I was glad to see this great value set.

I love to buy the Sephora Eau de Toilettes as they have so many fun scents and the bottle is perfect for carrying in your handbag. This time I chose the Chocolate fragrance and it smells delicious.

There were loads of cute little Sephora Sleeping Mask pods with all different skin benefits and I liked the sound of the Pearl one for perfecting and brightening so added that to my basket.

I quite like a nice scented cleansing gel and thought the Merci Handy Black Vanilla one sounded great so I picked that up for my handbag or desk at work.

For some reason I've really been wanting a longer fluffy eyeshadow blending brush recently so when I spotted one in Sephora's brush line I bought that. It's called the Crease Shadow 73. I've got their Pro Airbrush Concealer brush and find that to be really good so I've got high hopes for this one.

Finally, I saw some cute mini, pink Tweezerman tweezers and I've always wanted some so I decided to treat myself. It sounds a bit weird classing tweezers as a treat, doesn't it?!

Oh, and Sephora like to throw in some samples with your purchases so I got these lovely bits and a male fragrance that I gave to my husband. Still feels weird saying the word husband...

One of these days I will actually make it to an American Sephora but as you can imagine, I'm going to need A LOT of money for that trip!

Have you tried any of these products before?

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