Tuesday, 18 July 2017

My First Sephora Haul & Swatches

This month I was super lucky enough to go on holiday to Rome with my lovely friend Aurelia, and one of the highlights of the trip was the fact that I had the chance to step inside a Sephora store for the first time in my life - and it was definitely a dream come true!

We only travelled with hand luggage on our trip, and so I had to keep each product under 100ml, which meant that sadly I couldn't sample any of Sephora's skincare products, but honestly I think that worked really well for me because I would have been super disappointed if I liked a skincare item that I couldn't get easily again. But I had full access to Sephora's stunning makeup range, and here are the items that I purchased on my trip (I shall link as many of them as I can!):

Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer

The minute I pulled out the wand from the tester in store, I knew I had to have this concealer as it looked identical to the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer which is my all time fave concealer ever! I've still got to test it properly, but let me know in the comments if you'd like a proper in-depth review and comparison.

Shouroux for Sephora Colourful Jewel Effect Eyeshadow in Diamonds Are Forever

The duo-chrome finish of this eyeshadow is gorgeous! It didn't swatch as dazzling and as pigmented as I thought it might, but it's perfect for a natural yet glowing duo-chrome highlight either under the brow or on the cheekbones (I mean who has to stick to using eyeshadow on just the eyes right!?)

Colourful Eyeshadow in Ballet Shoes

I included a finger swatch as well as a picture of the stereotype skin swatch as, not going to lie, the skin swatch was pretty pathetic on camera! But in real life this eyeshadow is the most lovely champagne highlight colour and its formula is super creamy too. 

Colourful Eyeshadow in Under the Cover

Behold! The blinding-ness of this gorgeous little thing! I bought it for the intent that I would use it on my cheekbones, and hell yes, will I be using it on my cheekbones!

Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Coral Confession

This colour just screams summer to me. The pinky-peach tones are my go-to lip colour for summer, and I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it!

Once again, this gloss totally fits my  idea of perfect summer lips. I also adore the golden metallic finish to this gloss, which is something that I've never seen before and I thought was really unique. It reminds me a lot of the gloss version of NARS' Orgasm Blush

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, I'm so sorry for being such a lazy-bones for the past few months (eeep!) but now that my exams have all finished and school is over and done with, thank goodness, I can finally start devoting my time to my blog! And without feeling guilty this time!


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DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored in any way. I bought all of these products myself. All photos are my own and were edited in BeFunky.