Sephora Stuff – It’s French you know!
If you use cosmetics, skin/body/smile items, fragrances or hair stuff, and like designer brands then this is the place for you. Sephora stock all I’ve mentioned and also have their own private label called Sephora … go figure! There are 1,300 Sephora stores in 27 countries but they aren’t in Ireland. I think I visited Sephora for the first time when I was in the US but I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that I could not visit France again without a little Sephora shopping as it is French you know! I wasn’t really in need of anything when I stepped out of the heat and into the air-conned store in Cannes, but sure do we ever really need stuff? I did know I that I wanted a makeup brush wallet and a couple of new brushes, which I found with ease and all part of a set. Nice. The other couple of items were impulse buys that I’m glad I impulsed on.
So what Sephora stuff did I get?
I bought the Sephora Makeup Brush Wallet that came with four brushes, the Sephora Pro Lesson Palette and the Sephora Softening Facial Mist. The Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter was a treat I found in the bottom of the bag when I left the store … sweet! The total cost of all these bits was €57.70 … which is pretty good value in my books considering all I got … and so onto my thoughts on my purchases …
The Sephora Makeup Brush Wallet with Brushes €26.90
This wallet was just what I was after. It’s small, about the size of my hand. It can fit six brushes comfortably in the designated pouches but because of the fabric used it can also fit more if you want it too. At €26.90 I think it was great value considering the fact that four brushes were included; a blusher brush, a foundation brush, an eyeshadow brush and a smudge brush. I’ve used all four and they work a treat. They are pretty sturdy so I’ve a feeling they will last a while too as long as I keep them clean.
The Sephora Pro Lesson Palette €26.90
This palette is just brilliant. If you aren’t very confident with creating a smokey eye effect or if like me you tend to wear eye shadow everyday then I would totally recommend the palette. I tested the smokey nude 1,2,3 combo with the eyeliner at the weekend and loved the colours. They were rich but too heavy and had a slight sheen off them. The pencil glided on and the colour smudged easily. For work this week I’ve worn the natural nude. The shadow colours are more subtle and have a softness to them. At €26.90 this palette is a complete bargain. I love it.
The Sephora Softening Facial Mist €3.90 & Super Supreme Body Butter €6 – €20
It was 30 + degrees outside when I went shopping in Cannes so when I spotted the Sephora Softening Facial Mist with Lotus extract I was all over it. If you have never used a mist on your face before then you gotta try it. It’s so refreshing on a hot day. This mist came with me everywhere on the days that followed. When I felt a little hot, I just sprayed some of the delicious smelling mist on my face and felt refreshed. It isn’t sticky or oily and you can spray it over makeup. I was a little disappointed to arrive back to Ireland to rain and the can has been sitting by my bedroom mirror since … maybe I’ll get a chance to use it again before the summer is out. Let’s hope!
The free treats that I found in the bottom of my Sephora bag were these Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter sachets. If I had of spotted them sooner and tried them out I probably would have bought a big tub of the stuff. I’ve priced the butter online to range between €6 and €20, or there abouts. The butter smells divine. It dries into the skin quickly, is not oily and the divine smell I mentioned lasts ages which could be down to it including shea, mango and illipe. I’ve read that it doesn’t contain nasties such as parabens or sulphates which is good. This Super Supreme Body Butter is definitely on my Sephora shopping list.
I found some real Best Beauty Buys in Sephora. Have you been and what are your favourite items?