Does anyone else remember when we had Sephora in the UK? It was a long time ago but I distinctly remember the black and white shopfronts and wondering why anyone would want to visit a shop that only sold make-up (I would have been around nine or ten at this time, so I was still more interested in my Sega Mega Drive than lip stains and mascara).
Anywho, fast-forward a few years and although Sephora now deliver select products to the UK, an IRL visit is strictly reserved for holidays to Europe or the States. I always hear such great things about the brands stocked at Sephora, and even more great things about their own make-up range, so when I knew we were moving to San Francisco I made a mental note to track down my nearest one as soon as possible.
Needless to say that when I spotted one last week I made a beeline for the doors and left a trail of dust in my wake. Full reviews to follow, but here’s what I treated myself to…
The impulse purchase of the bunch and one of Sephora’s $10 Black Friday offers, this set of miniatures includes Tarte’s Light, Camera, Lashes mascara, a LipSurgence lip gloss and their infamous Amazonian clay blush. The blush, which comes in the shade ‘magic’ swung it for me, as I’ve wanted to try this product for ages.
A bold lip colour is my go-to make-up look (that’s about to become very apparent when you see the final item I bought) and this lip stain has been on my wishlist for yonks. Endorsements from the likes of of Carrie and Lily help, but it doesn’t take much to convince me when it comes to long-lasting vintage-esque reds. I’ve only worn this a couple of times since I purchased it but I’m already loving its staying power.
I’d like to say this was a spur of the moment thing, but this purchase was premeditated, ever since I saw a review of it on my Bloglovin feed a few months ago. I managed to bag the last set in the shop and I can’t wait to get stuck in to trying out all these mini lip products from brands including Bite, Laura Mercier and Buxom.
As introductions go, I’m pretty happy with this first Sephora encounter! Have you tried any of these products before?