Every year Sephora has their VIB sale which you get 15% off. This year I scooped up a few items booth weekends. The first weekend I got some things that have been on my radar for a little while now. (The second weekend haul will be in a separate post.) I haven’t had a lot of time to fool around with anything a whole lot yet but these are my first impressions of the items.
As a heads up, all prices are in CAD.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Eyeliner in Black
$28 at Sephora
I drew on the back of my hand with this eyeliner and let it dry. The tip is very precise and easy to use for now. When I rubbed my finger across my swatches nothing changed. There was no cracking or smudge. I added water and started to lightly rub and nothing changed. I then rubbed harder and it did start to smudge a little but granted you shouldn’t be rubbing your eyes this hard ever.. It passed my tests this far. I then added just some hand soap with the water and it really started to come off but it didn’t completely lift. Today, being the next day and I have washed my hand numerous times and showered since the eyeliner tests and I still have a faint bit of eyeliner on my hand.
With that all said, I would 100% say this eyeliner is smudge proof, waterproof and transfer-resistant. As for any of the other claims, I will have to further investigate.
Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection Foundation in 10 Light Ivory (N)
$25 at Sephora
I don’t have much to say as I can’t run the say test for a foundation but I can say that when I did a quick swatch of the foundation on the back of my hand the color seemed a bit off to me but once it was some what blended out it started to match perfectly. I believe that is what they say is the second skin technology that this foundation was created with.
I think that this foundation will be lightweight and easy to wear.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water x Nicol Concillio in So Chill Cocount
$39 at Sephora
This primer water smells amazing! I don’t usually care for coconuts but the scent is so refreshing and not over powering at all. When I set my makeup with this spray I had already had on some Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray so I will have to try it without anything else still but I really enjoyed this spray in addition. I did notice that my foundation seemed to be staying hydrated the whole time I wore it, which doesn’t usually happen that often.
I think that I am really going to enjoy using it.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair
$49 at Sephora
Much like the other foundation in this haul, I didn’t put this foundation to the test yet. I did swatch it on the back of my hand like the other foundation. It does seem a bit too dark which is unfortunate since this is the lightest shade out of only 7. I want to see if once it is blended that maybe it will correct out still. I have high hopes.
There was one thing that I didn’t much care for even just with the swatch, regardless of shade. When I washed off the foundation it became quite glittery… I’m not sure if that is the illumination properties that is in it but I’m not sure how much I would enjoy having my face turn into a glitter bomb at any point of the day. Only time will tell for that one.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo
$30 at Sephora
I have only heard good things about this dry shampoo. I haven’t been able to try it out yet but I am hoping it lives up to expectations.
Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
$26 at Sephora
This primer is weird but that’s why I chose it. There are different shades of primers in the full size. You can get light, medium, dark, white and smoke. In the sample you get white and smoke. The shades light, medium and dark are color-correcting to neutralize imperfections. Smoke is to deepen and intensify smokiness. White is to brighten allowing shadows to pop more. All are made to have an even and smooth application on the eye lid without causing creasing, caking, fading or smudging throughout the day.
I will have to try this out yet but I don’t really see myself using the smoke shade all that much or at all. the white I could see it being used to cut your crease nicely.
Lancôme LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
$50 at Sephora
This primer is oil free and is supposed to create a smooth, radiant, long-lasting canvas for your makeup. Giving you an airbrushed look.
I guess we’ll see.
beautyblender liquid blendercleanser®
$25 at Sephora for the 5 oz.
I love this cleanser for cleaning my beautyblender. I have used it before but ran out recently and have been using the solid cleanser to give it a try. I this there is an ease with using the liquid cleanser but I think that the solid is perfect for travel.
Let me know what you got from the sale. Do you use any of these items? Do you recommend any of them to anyone?