Friday, April 16, 2010

Sephora Sale New-ness

The things I ordered from Sephora with the 15% off sale arrived today. I got:
 Bare escentuals brow powder in Brunette
 Leslie Blodget Golden Light roller ball perfume
 Amazing Cosmetics eye shadow primer in Light
 Sephora Glitter "brush" (it's more like a spatula)

I like to use all my new stuff right away so I had to do a look using the primer, and glitter brush. The glitter brush works pretty well. I used it with BE extreme plum. I managed to get some colour and sparkle using the brush but I also got a lot of fall out. I think I need to try it using actual glitter. I will review it more thoroughly once I've tried it with real glitter.

The primer is creamy and opaque. It is easy to apply and will cover up any eyelid discolouration. I didn't need to use my wr/cr mix after the primer which saved me a little time. My eye shadow applied smoothly, even the matte colour I used. The one possible con is that I think it makes my lids look a little dry or something. I will see if using a thinner layer helps with this. I don't really know what the staying power is yet but so far so good--I'll give an update once I've used it for a while.

Golden Light is a nice fresh light scent. It has a lemon-y note mingled with floral notes. When it dries down it fades and becomes sweeter. The rollerball sticks a little so it wasn't easy to apply.

I also wanted to review two face washes that I got a few weeks ago and really like. The first one is St. Ives Green Tea face scrub. The scrubbing granules in this scrub are very fine (not anything like the regular Apricot scrub). I think this face wash does a great job of exfoliating while not irritating my skin. I can even use it with my clarasonic.

The other face wash I'm using is the Loreal 360 face scrub. It also gently exfoliates and cleanses. It doesn't really have the texture of a scrub. It feels more like a face wash with beads in it. I can also use this one with my clarisonic. It comes with a "scrublet" that is really soft. I'm not sure if it helps to exfolitate but it feels nice.

I have been alternating between these two cleansers for the last two weeks and my skin seems to be breaking out less. So right now I give both of these a big thumbs up!

EYES: Amazing Coosmetics Light Primer,
Skinny Dip lash to brow,
Angel in crease and lightly lash to crease,
Extreme Plum applied with the Sephora Glitter brush lash to crease on outer 3/4,
Benefit Lust Duster in Gogo girl lash to crease inner 1/4, Mod wet lined on top,
Sephora lash plumper mascara.

CHEEKS: Rose Diamond blush
LIPS: Rose Quick Stick


  1. I've been waiting to see the new perfume in stores! Does the stickiness of the roller ball decreased with use?

  2. Sort of. If you hold it so that the perfume makes contact with the ball it comes out a little easier. I might have gotten on that is defective in some way--they might not all do it.