Saturday, 11 September 2010

Sephora purchases!

Whenever I go to America or France, one thing I always look forward to is going into a Sephora!  I adore the stores but I always end up walking out with nothing as there is too much to choose from and I want everything!  This time I decided to get some lip products as its my current favourite piece of make-up at the moment.

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Lipstick – Sephora Rouge Cream in R08

Lip Glosses – Baby Pink gloss #11 and Bright Pink gloss #16

swatches

R08

LIPSRICK

I adore this lipstick, it instantly stood out to me as its very bright in real life – quite a bit brighter and louder than in the pictures but you can see the basics above.  There was another one quite similar which had more orange tones than this one which I definitely want to pick up next time I go to a Sephora – It was either R06 or 07.  This lipstick is moisturizing and glossy yet so pigmented which is great – I’m so used to Barry M’s drying pigmented lip sticks that its great wearing a bright one that doesn’t dry my lips out.  Definitely one which I will be wearing on special occasions and next summer.

#11

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Described as a pinkish mauve with opalescent sheen, I’d say its more of a baby Barbie pink with a beautiful shimmer.  This colour is very ‘me’ and one which is sheer enough for me to apply over my favourite bright lipsticks to add a bit of gloss and shine.  I probably wouldn’t repurchase as, although I love the colour and the scent, I’m definitely more of a lipstick girl than a gloss girl.

#16

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I chose this colour out for my Mum as she wears lip gloss every day as one of her staples and I’ve come to know what colours suit her and what she likes to wear.  This gloss is the most stunning, beautiful colour ever in the tube I knew she would love it.  Its a bright pink with slight purple and blue shimmers which are great for making your teeth look bright and white.  Its not as bright on the lips, I’d say its more attractive in the tube but definitely more wearable than it looks.  (My computer is being absolutely ridiculous at the moment and is messing all of the colours in my pictures up.  I really apologise! The swatch above is similar to how it looks on the lips but brighter – its duller and less neon in real life but still really pretty!)

What I think – I really love the lipstick and my gloss but I do think they are a tad expensive for what they are.  Each product here was 10Euros each and I don’t think these products are jointly worth the value of 30Euros – around £25!  I could get products just as good in Boots or Superdrug for around £15 thanks to the likes of Barry M, Gosh and Rimmel.  I will enjoy using these products but won’t be buying again – I’d rather experiment with other colours if I’m going to be paying that much for them.  Apart from that mini rant – all products are moisturizing, pigmented and smell great.

Has any one else got any Sephora products?

Anything you would recommend or do you agree that they are a bit over priced?!

10 comments:

  1. The Sephora products never used to be so expensive, I remember buying eyeliners and the like for quite decent prices when I was still in school, but they're terribly overpriced now! I don't really buy their products anymore, although if I had to recommend something it would be the blushers or kohl eyeliners :)

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  2. I work at Sephora (well tomorrow is my last day) & sometimes I think the makeup is over priced, but they're changing some formulas. The eyeshadows have more pigment, the glosses are a lot better from what they used to be :) xx The face products are okay, but I wish they would offer a lighter foundation colour for us pale bella's :)

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  3. ooh, the rouge cream R08 looks gorgeous!

    the only sephora products i have are from their birthday gift and i'm not terribly impressed. i tend to always walk past it, if i'm honest. but i think i'll take a look at the rouge cream.

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  4. Great buys, they all look great!

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  5. I would love to go to Sephora :) Gorgeous buys!! xx

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  6. I love that lipstick on you, gorgeous shade!
    I generally like Sephora products, I really like their eyeshadows and nail polishes, both are great value for money... their lip products may be more of a "hit or miss" though..!
    Would love to check out R08, thx for posting!

    x

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  7. I like browsing Sephora when I'm in America but so far I only have a crystal nail file! I always end up buying something from Benefit etc rather than Sephora themselves. The products you have picked do look pretty though maybe I will have a look next time :) I always love going to Walmart and seeing what Cover Girl and drugstore products they have! Glam lol x x

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  8. LOVE the lipstick colour!!! I haven't tried sephora products before as they don't have any in Australia. And cosmetics in australia are much more expensive compared to the States :(

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  9. That lipstick is GORGEOUS!!!

    I really can't believe Sephora don't have stores in the UK or Ireland, they're really missing a trick!

    xx polkadot

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