Birthday Sephora Haul!

It’s my birthday! I received a Sephora gift card and so (naturally) blew it all today! not only did I purchase several things, but I also got my free birthday gift and two free samples… a perfect birthday surprise!

The first thing I purchased was the Too Faced Natural Matte eye shadow pallet. The colors are simply gorgeous, with a lovely creamy texture, and amazing pigmentation. Since I already have the Naked 3 pallet, I felt that I wanted more matte colors for everyday looks. I am not disappointed! If you’re looking for a very versatile pallet or a beginner product to start your makeup collection, I would highly recommend this. There are 6 eye shadows and 3 powders than can either be used as shadows, or as a really nice blush, bronze, and highlight trio. It would be perfect for traveling!

The next thing I got that I am SO EXCITED FOR, it the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the color Champagne Pop. I got the pressed powder version of this, and I can’t wait to use it. It is an absolutely gorgeous highlighter that would be lovely either on the tops of the cheekbones, or all over the cheeks (and blended very well) for a glowing, subtle color. I think that it is a fantastic investment as it will last for such a long time and can be used for so many casual or formal occasions.

To go with this I also purchased a brush. I didn’t have a brush that would work with this sort of product, and so decided on the Sephora brand Multitasker Complexion brush. I chose this one because it is very small, which is perfect for my small face. It is also a big denser than most normal powder brushes so it will be perfect for the consistency of the highlighter and any cream products that I have.

The last thing that I bought was the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I love this stuff, it just works so well and is so easy to use on a daily basis. I have quite oily eyelids, so having this primer even on days I don’t wear eye shadow keeps my eyelids nice throughout the day. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good primer, this one is definitely worth the hype.

Now onto the free things!

The first is my free birthday gift from Sephora. I chose the Marc Jacobs eye and lip duo. There was also a little set from the brand Fresh, but I prefer makeup to skincare as my skin is quite fickle. Inside this gift is an eye pencil and a lipstick. The eye pencil would probably work as an eye shadow, but I will most lively be using it as an eye liner. It’s just plain black, but had a gorgeous consistency. We’ll have to see how it goes! The lipstick is in the color Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and is a red-toned pink lipstick. It is very creamy and I’m guessing will rub off very easily. However, the color is simply lovely and it’s so little and cute! I love it, but I don’t think it will be great for long days or anything to do with eating (or kissing).

I then got a free mini of the Too Faced Color Drenched Lip Cream in the color Naked Dolly. It is absolutely beautiful and creamy and I simply cannot wait to wear it. The color would look gorgeous with an eye look from the Natural Matte pallet and a light pink blush.

The last thing I got is something that I would never have picked out and am quite skeptical about, but I’m interested to try it. It’s the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm by Farmacy. I’m really not sure how to use it (if you have any idea, let me know) and I’m worried about it being an oil-based balm with my acne-prone skin. I’ll definitely give it a try though and see how it goes!

There we go! My entire Sephora birthday haul! I cannot wait for tomorrow to try all of this out…


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