Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sephora Birthday Haul!


I had another day of not being able to decide what to post.  I've had a headache off and on all afternoon and I think that's what caused the inability to focus and decide.  I'll blame it on the latest weather change, coupled with not drinking enough water.  Oops.

So I finally decided that today I'd share (still out of order of purchases) what I ordered for my birthday last month from Sephora.  As I told the Mister, one item is a restock, one is just for fun and of course, the Sephora birthday gift.

EDIT 1-19-2016: Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 2 - Artistic palette is now on sale on Sephora's site!!  Check here

So my "fun" item is the Make Up For Ever Artist - Shadows 2 Palette 9 Artist Shadow Palette.  My restock item is the Dr. Jart + Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm with SPF 25.
I've gone through a deluxe sample of the BB cream, and shortly after my order arrived, I finished my first full-size tube.  If you ever try this product, the pump screws off and the black casing to the tube opens to reveal the inner white tube, which allows you to get all of the product out.
The outside of the palette with the traditional Make Up For Ever logo.  The palette came with a little "look book" as well.
Since the inside of the palette is not labeled, I took a fairly close-up  shot of the back of the box for the shadow "names."  The back of the palette itself also has the names (same chart as above).
Swatch time!  As usual, this is on unprepped skin - no primer, moisturizer, etc.  There was no building up necessary for any of the shades.
left column is the top row
center column is the center row
right column is the bottom row 

Sephora Beauty Insider 2015 Birthday gift, along with the 3 samples I picked out.
The NARS birthday gift included 2 deluxe samples of lip color.  One is the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella (red shade) while the other is the Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (pinkish shade).   For the 3 samples you can pick, I got the Polo cologne for the Mister and the Guerlain LIngerie De Peau BB cream and the Dr. Brandt Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Beauty Sleep Serum.

Eventually I do plan on getting the Neutral (Vol. 1) version of this and if Volume 3 comes back in stock, I will do my best to get it.  I also want the Holiday 2015 palette....greedy much??  Oh well, I love me some eye shadow!

I love all of the Make Up For Ever products I have, both eye shadows and cheek colors (I found the Desire Me Blush Trio from the 50 Shades collab at TJ Maxx a month or so ago).  I've got a few other makeup samples from the brand I need to play around with as well.

When you purchase from Sephora, is it just "fun things" or are you restocking something?

**all items purchased by me / requested samples
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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