Mini Sephora Haul

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Are you ready for a mini Sephora haul?

The closest Sephora to me is one that is inside JCPenny. And, hey – I’m not complaining because it’s literally two minutes down the road and saves me 15-20 minutes in the car to get to the mall. However, since it is a much smaller-scale Sephora than what you find at the mall, their brand and product selection is limited. If you are in the same situation, I always recommend searching on Sephora’s website for the product you are wanting to try or buy before you head to the store; you can plug in your zip code, and it will tell you immediately if the product is in stock.

Anyways, I digress. Onto the products I managed to pick up last weekend.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation – You guys, I cannot even begin to explain the love affair that I’m having with this foundation. I have been a liquid foundation gal my entire life, so I was pretty skeptical about a powder foundation. After reading several rave reviews and watching many YouTube beauty gurus talk about it, I decided to give it a try. I don’t think I agree with the claim that this powder is full coverage, but it definitely is a medium, buildable coverage. What I love most about this foundation is that I don’t have to blot AT ALL during the day, seriously! And, it looks just as flawless at the end of the day as it does in the morning when I apply it. I was color-matched to the shade Light Beige, which is described for “light skin with pink undertones.”

bareMinerals Concealer in Summer Bisque – This product in the shade Well-Rested has been a staple in my makeup collection for years. I primarily use it to set my liquid under eye concealer, but I also sometimes buff a little on top of any blemishes that need extra coverage. But, as I am starting to get some sun and color back in my face for the summer, Well Rested was too light for my skin, especially under my eyes (think Casper the Friendly Ghost). I swatched this shade on my hand in the store, and it looked to be a good match. The true test will be when I actually use it on my face.

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind – Well, I sure can get behind a lipstick that has a name like that! This was a freebie since I purchased the bareMinerals concealer, and so far I am loving this lipstick. It’s a great shade of pink that gives off a beautiful sheen on the lips. It’s also pretty hydrating, which always is a plus in my book. I’m considering trying other lip products from this line.

What new beauty products have you been loving lately?

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  • Becky M

    I want to try that tarte foundation! It sounds pretty awesome!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

  • So glad you had good luck in store at Sephora! You are sooo tempting me to try out that powder tarte foundation! I really like the moxie lipglosses so I would love to try that lipstick! What an awesome freebie!

  • Pamela

    Ok you're definitely making me want to give the Tarte foundation a try! I've been using Bare Minerals FOREVER and I love it but I'd definitely like something that has a bit more coverage! I can't wait to see what that lipstick looks like on!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  • I've heard great things about the Tarte Amazonian collection, I might have to give it a try! Right now I am loving my Benefit Watt's Up highlighting stick, its an easy way to add a little extra glow.

  • I will definitely have to try that Tarte product! And I love that shade of lipstick!

    xo Kylie
    http://www.dressinsparkles.com

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    We just have the JC Penny one in my town too, I go to Tulsa for the big one. But I love our small one, the girls are absolutely amazing 🙂 Ok girl, I'm going to have to try that powder foundation for sure!

  • Biana Perez

    If the tarte foundation is anything like their blush them I'm sold!! I'm a powder foundation girl and have been faithful to MAC for years!!

  • Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming

    Ok. I've heard several great reviews of that Tarte foundation. I'm trying it now!

  • I've loved it so far!

  • Please do! It seriously is unbelievable.

  • I think you will really love this one if you try it then! I've heard people who use the MAC powder foundation prefer the Tarte one!

  • Yes, you need to try it! And, I agree about the girls at my small Sephora, too. It's almost like a more personalized shopping experience!

  • Absolutely! Let me know how you like it if you try it out.

  • You should give it a try! The Amazonian Clay blushes also are amazing. I love the Watt's Up highlighting stick – I've had a small sample size of it for months, but it's still going strong.

  • I definitely think you should give the Tarte foundation a shot! I've heard it offers a better finish and more coverage than bareMinerals.

  • I definitely want to try out the Moxie glosses now since I have fallen in love with this lipstick.

  • It's so awesome! I highly recommend it!

  • Britt @Perpetually Daydreaming

    I've heard so many great things about that Tarte powder! I'm a liquid foundation girl too, so I wasn't too sure about it, but I just tried it last night and it was love at first sight!

  • Looks like you got some great products – I have been wanting to try bare minerals lip products and really need to give this one a try now!

    Abby
    http://www.champagneplans.com