The day before my gym staff banquet I began getting my outfit ready. Realizing I ran out of many make up “necessities”, I messaged my go-to make up artist Rain Shapiro – Senior Artist at Sephora Yorkdale – for her guidance. I created a list off of her recommendations to go in to Sephora and only get:
- Under the eye concealer, and
- Powder foundation
… but we all know that does not happen. Even with my list in hand and metaphorical blinders on, I thought of other things I wanted to try. Below is what I purchased thanks to the help of Rain and Oz at Sephora Masonville:
Photo Credit: Christina Relke
1. GLAMGLOW: SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment Price: $79.00 *
Previously used: Yes and I LOVE it!
Details from Sephora: “A scientifically advanced SUPERMUD™ clearing treatment to target, prevent, and heal problem skin… concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking.”
2. Laura Mercier: High Coverage Concealer For Under Eye Price: $36.00 *
Previously used: Yes, this is my second purchase
Details from Sephora: “A unique three-in-one concealer to cover, de-puff, and brighten dark undereye circles, while nourishing and smoothing skin… This formula features honey, vitamin E to protect against environmental stressors, and fruit acid to nourish and calm skin… This product is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. It is dermatologist and opthamologist tested for use on all skin types, and safe for contact lens wearers.”
3. Too Faced: Cocoa Powder Foundation Price: $42.00 *
Previously used: No
Details from Sephora: “A lightweight, powder foundation that leaves skin with a flawless, rose-petal finish. This powder foundation formula features crystalline powder, which works on all skin types to conceal imperfections, leaving skin with a soft-focus appearance. Infused with an antioxidant-rich, oil-absorbing Exclusive Cocoa Complex, a non-drying powder that defends against free radicals, it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores, and provides skin with a subtle, chocolate scent. This foundation can be reapplied throughout the day for medium-to-full coverage that doesn’t look heavy or cakey. This formula is vegan and cruelty-free…”
4. Bite Beauty: Amuse Bouche Lipstick Price: $30.00 *
Previously used: No
Details from Sephora:
“A collection of high-impact lipsticks in dimensional shades that have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear. Swipe on bold, creamy lip color with Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche… [including] lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit…. They do not contain petrochemicals and are certified gluten-free.”
5. MAKE UP FOR EVER: Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Price: $79.00 *
Previously used: Yes; I don’t remember my previous opinion on the product
Details from Sephora:
“A bestselling HD foundation with an ultra-lightweight texture that provides ultra flawless skin. Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—in and out of the spotlight… This formula leaves your complexion with the same flawless results that you’d achieve with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion… Ultra HD is the perfect everyday foundation for a flawless complexion—and it doesn’t require touch ups.”
TOTAL SPENT (plus taxes): $270.07 *
* Sephora product prices subject to change without notice.
After a few weeks of using these five products, I will be doing my first Sephora Review! Keep an eye out for swatches, before and after photos, as well as my final thoughts on the above products!
What do you think about the above products? Do you use them?
If you have a product that you would love to for me to try or review, write a comment below!