Mini US Beauty Haul

11 February 2015

sephora haul

sephora lip cream always red
It’s always useful having a friend who regularly visits the US of A, mainly because of the stuff that we can’t get our greedy little hands on in the UK. So when my good friend went home to San Diego for Christmas I armed her with a small list and told her under no circumstances was she to come back without my products ;) I exercised a decent amount of self restraint and chose only three products – I hope you’re as excited as I am (actually I did want the Lorac palette too but it seemed to be impossible to get hold of – even her local Nordstrom stores have stopped stocking it. One day it will be mine).

Elizabeth & James Eau de Parfum Nirvana Black
I read the reviews and decided I needed this. My friend and I were live texting while she was at the Sephora in her local mall and sadly the rollerball twin pack that comes with both the white and black versions was sold out so I took the plunge with the black. And golly am I pleased with myself. It’s dark, sexy, mysterious, spicy and would pass as unisex – right up my street. This doesn’t even ship from Sephora to the UK so if you’re unable to get your hands on it, apparently Tom Ford Black Orchid is exactly the same. My fiancé did actually comment on how it reminded him of Tom Ford so it seems that for once, he was onto something.

Makeup Forever Full Cover Concealer Ivory (6)
I’ve heard talk of MUFE arriving to the UK in the next couple of months but I couldn’t be bothered waiting. I’m having a bit of a concealer moment and am forever on the lookout for something that will shield the unsuspecting public from my relentless dark circles. I’ve had a quick go with this on my hand, and my god is the coverage is intense.

Sephora Matte Lip Cream Always Red
Another hyped up product that I just had to try. I tried it for the first time for the purposes of this post (photo above) and it’s actually better than I expected. If you thought the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks were good, this trumps it hard. It’s super matte, absolutely not drying and actually makes my lips look less ‘line-y’. It also smells EXACTLY like the Stila Stay All Day liquid lipsticks (I reviewed the shade Patina here) A beautiful, true red that will look stunning on the very pale to the very darkest of skintones. I’m heading to Paris in a few weeks and the other colours of these are on the top of my list.

Has anyone else got any of these? I’ll be raiding Sephora in Paris so if anyone has any recommendations please give me a shout!

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  • I would love to try that concealer, I love full coverage! That lipstick is gorgeous! I’ve never thought of trying the Sephora brand products tbh.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    • Bee

      Seriously wish we had Sephora in the UK so I can investigate further. Don’t know about you but I prefer to buy makeup in real life rather than online :( x

      • Same here! We don’t have sephora in australia either, bummer :(

        • Bee

          WHY do they do this to us?!

  • I want to try this concealer to cover my broken capillaries, can’t wait for the brand to be available in the UK! That shade of red looks stunning on you! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Bee

      Thanks Dagmara! Saving up my cash for when MUFE hits Debenhams (I think it’s next month?) I really want to try the HD foundation x

  • Amy

    You look beautiful. I love the lip cream, the color is gorgeous.

    • Bee

      Thanks Amy! I can’t wait to get my hands on more colours! x

  • I’m in love with Nirvana Black! It’s perfection!

    She Likes to Shop

  • Bee

    Me too! It’s so intoxicating, in a good way! x