I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend (to those who celebrate). I spent the majority of the weekend alone, shopping and just relaxing while the boyfriend drove all of our belongings across the country. Since my last everyday makeup post I have felt like my makeup materials were getting stale and old. Brushes were breaking, blush was cracking, and I felt like I just needed an overall reset. I popped into my local Sephora to grab a few new brushes and of course walked out with a handful of items.
One of the first things I knew I needed was blush. My Sephora brand blush that I talked about in a previous make up post actually broke in half so I wanted to pop in and get one that not only was a gorgeous shade, but that had packaging that would allow it to last a while. Every beauty guru knows about Nars’ “orgasm” blush, so I picked it up to try. I love the subtle shimmer and big mirror that comes with the compact.
Along with my blush breaking, my blush brush that I’d had literally since middle school also finally called it quits. I happen to love big kabuki-like brushes for blush so I nabbed this Sephora brand mineral powder brush. It is number 45 and is so soft, i’m in love.
With that, i’ve been wanting a new foundation brush. I have bought and thrown away countless foundation brushes as they either leave the makeup too streaky, or the bristles break off. A Youtube beauty guru that I love, Carli Bybel uses this Mac 188 brush for foundation so I decided to pick it up. The bristles are long and separated so I think it will get into the crevices nicely.
Here is a picture of the density of the brushes. As you can see, the lower one is the foundation brush and is much more sparse and narrow, great for getting into fine lines. The blush brush is wider and denser and will allow for a more general application.
After those essentials, I decided I wanted to take the leap and try out a brow kit. I have never, ever put anything on my brows but everyone talks about it like its magic so I wanted to test it out. I wandered over to the Benefit counter and found this tiny, compact starter brow kit that comes complete with mini tweezers, a powder brush and a precision brush; perfect for the constant traveler!
Another last minute purchase. I have naturally hazel-green eyes so darker green shades actually bring out the natural color really well in sunlight. I love this convenient compact which comes complete with a cream highlighter shade, a bronze for the lid, and a forest green to line the eye.
As I was checking out I made the split second decision to cash in some of my Sephora rewards points for this Tarte lip and cheek stain. It’s a gorgeous light pink color that I think will be great for beach days over Summer. (No online link. Head into your nearest Sephora, it’s a recent reward).
Another 100 point cash in: Clinique Repairware Laser Focus. I am a big advocate of under eye cream for night and am always trying new products. This tiny tester will probably last me quite a while.
Just a few products I picked up recently. What are your favorite new beauty products? I’d love to know!