August 31, 2010

Sephora Haul

A couple of weeks ago when I did my anniversary shopping, I also stopped in Sephora for a little impromptu shopping spree. I'd say more often than not, I DON'T make impulse makeup purchases. I like to look up things, research them, see what's being said on YouTube and the blogs - stuff like that. But sometimes you just can't help yourself, right? Right. Here's what I walked away with:

DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
What it is:
Dior's first lash primer that combs, curls, and coats each lash to create a smooth, even mascara base, while acting as a nourishing serum treatment that promotes long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality.

What it does:
The newest addition to the family of legendary Diorshow Mascaras, Diorshow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultra-light and quick-drying formula. The first "active serum" mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality.

What else you need to know:
"Diorshow Maximizer is this season's most innovative, must-have product. Apply as a primer serum base under mascara for intensely curled, thickened, and lengthened lashes and also on its own as a deep conditioner for lashes at night." -Sephora Pro Beauty Team Member, Nathalie Bechard

Research Results:
The Dior Innovation Center has tested Diorshow Maximizer for efficiency and found amazing results after only 8 weeks use: + 52% Volume, +38% Length, + 73% Curl
Studies also showed that lashes were more resilient, protected, and revitalized. 

NARS Blush in Albatross 
What it is:
A soft, sheer pressed powder blush.

What it does:
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion.

What else you need to know:
Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.
Here's the swatch: 
It's described as "sheer light golden sheen".

NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight 
The portable tube and sponge wand make applying these pigment-dense glosses a snap.

Here's the swatch:  
It's described as "pink sorbet".  

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in 26 Tender Peach
What it is:
An extremely smooth and creamy lipstick with a formula that transforms into a fluid veil of radiant color when it touches the lips.

What it does:
One of these Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 is sure to be your new signature color: they're sensual, radiant, and strong. With shades that drench the lips with densely pigmented color and a unique color-shine complex, lips are visibly smoothed, plumped, and radiant with luminous satin color.

What else you need to know:
It's made with a long-lasting and highly comfortable formula that contains SPF 15. 

Here's the swatch:
It's described as "light pinkish peach".

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Balms in Copacabana
What it is:
A highly emollient, pout-plumping balm that drenches lips with exceptional comfort and hydration in sheer, shiny pops of color.

What it does:
This healthy formula deeply moisturizes and conditions, while fortifying with antioxidant vitamins C and E. And the refreshing, tingly sensation reminds you that your lips are getting fuller and more curvaceous.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates 

 Here's the swatch:
It's described as "sheer nude glow". 

 Ok, so that's what I picked up. Do you own any of it? What are your thoughts? And if not, then what's on your wish list?

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Josie said...

That NARS lipshade is absolutely stunning! And any Dior mascara is such a must; each one does absolutely amazing things for eyes!
xo Josie

Kayla said...

I use the Buxom Lip Balm. Maybe I am just a super white girl but it's not as sheer as I'd hoped; although I still wear it because the color goes look nice. Maybe it's just my idea of sheer is off kilter.

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Bren said...

Good stuff Katie! I love that you do more beauty posts than I do! LOL! I think sometimes I steer away from beauty because it's what I do all day long. :) Let me know what you think of the lash plumping serum.

Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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this free bird said...

I own zero of it because I'm useless at makeup, but I want to try that Dior lash stuff!!

Is it Friday yet?


Krystal said...

sigh - if only we could trade makeup boxes for a day!

Collette Osuna said...

GREAT finds.....lucky you.....!!!

Dobbygirl said...

Great haul! I own the Nars Albatross - I love it, it's a great highlighter. Not too much sparkle.

Gets said...

I would love to try the Nars gloss, it looks really pretty! :D Great finds, loving the packaging of ysl's lipstick too, super pretty <3


LyddieGal said...

That's quite the haul! But sometimes we all need a little shopping spree and you came away with some great items! Enjoy them!!

Christie said...

Love that store - playing with makeup can be so much fun! :) thanks for the reviews/info on the products! good to know!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow! Awesome buys, I want it all XD But alas, I don't have the money for it, haha

Fashion Meets Food said...

Dang girly! You went shopping! Love it, and fab picks!


Isabel said...

i love YSL a sucker for the touche does wonders for my under eyes...although it is rather expensive...

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

That lipstick tube alone is gorgeous! I want to go on a makeup shopping spree!

Audrey Allure said...

That lipstick color looks amazing! Sounds like some great purchases :)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Must admid that i'm such a sucker for great pacakging...luv the YSL!

Rachel said...

I heart NARS blush! i bought orgasm but i have a few others id like to try. i love your blog. i always miss it for like a few days & then just binge on all ur great posts lol. plus u are totally my shopping guide for when i go buy my makeup in bulk (lol im due for another shopping session, i'm running out of all my products!) so thank you.

style'n said...

I love picking up new make up for the fall and NARS is by far my favorite make up line. I have so many of their products and this blush you got is really nice! And I need to try that mascara/serum. Does it work? Great pics!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I don't own any of it but LOVE DiorShow regular mascara!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab haul and reviews, darling!
Love NARS blush!


Kristin said...

That Nars gloss is such a delicious color!

Valerie said...

I love when you do product reviews! That Dior lash serum sounds amazing! I'm going to go get some this weekend. Thanks!


Marie said...

Lovely haul!:D

I want to try that serum, thanks for posting about it.:D

***** Marie *****

bravegrrl said...

i don't have any of these, but i do have nars lipsticks which i love (they are very moisturizing for lipstick) and ysl lipgloss which i also LOVE. i highly recommend both. so is the nars gloss sticky? i don't like my glosses too sticky as my lips tend to get kind of chapped sometimes and then that leads to chunky gloss.... but i love all the colors.

ryan said...

I don't have your exact shade, but YSL cosmetics always exceed my expectations and are worth the price!

MarchMusings said...

The Dior mascara looks good. And the Nars blusher too

Becca. said...

I absolutely love dior mascara, it really is the best mascara out there!
great reviews!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)

Scarlet Letters said...

Love the Buxom lip balm!!

ori said...

Great to have that cleared up. Cool post.