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Best and Worst Products From My Massive Sephora Haul

Hi beauties!

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen my entire Sephora VIB Sale haul on my feed and my story highlights. If you haven’t see it yet, click here! I didn’t do a dedicated haul post this time because I was so excited to share everything I got right away on IG and engage with people on there. Since I’ve had a few weeks to try out the products, I thought I’d share what I think are the best and worst products from my haul.

BEST SKINCARE PRODUCTS FROM MY HAUL:

Saturday Skin Rise + Shine Gentle Cleanser

This is definitely one of the most stand-out products for me from the whole haul. I bought it on a whim and love how it’s a creamy consistency that lathers nicely but doesn’t strip my skin. I have no issues removing eye makeup with this, it does a great job! You get 120ml which is a good amount of product and this cleanser doesn’t break the bank either. Highly recommend.

Tatcha ‘The Pearl’ Tinted Illuminating Eye Treatment in ‘Moonlight’

This product has a bit of a learning curve as you only need the teensiest amount. I’m still using the product that is sitting on the lid and haven’t even had to dip into the pot yet!¬†It brightens incredibly well and I often use this in place of concealer. I love that it’s a skincare product with natural ingredients but also brightens the under eye area as if it’s a colour corrector.

Herbivore Moonfruit Superfruit Night Treatment

This night treatment has AHA’s, BHA’s and fruit enzymes to slough off dead skin and leave a smooth, soft face in the morning. It feels slightly sticky and balmy at first, but absorbs nicely into the skin and doesn’t cause irritation. It’s also fun to use since you blend the purple in until it’s invisible and the smell is lovely.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Gel Eye Cream

I already knew I was going to love this since I tried a sample of it a few months before. It’s such an incredible eye cream- not too thick, not too thin. You can use it morning or night and it hydrates and plumps the under eye area. Not to mention I love the anti-aging properties and scent of roses.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

It took me a while to buy this because at $24CAD it’s not cheap, but you actually get a ton of product and I prefer this over my Bite Agave Lip Mask. It smells fruity and delicious and it’s a glorious lip treatment to use any time, not just for sleep!

BEST MAKEUP FROM MY HAUL:

Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in ‘Punjab’

I love the coverage this provides- certain dark spots or blemishes I usually need to go over with concealer are completely covered by this foundation, yet it isn’t cakey looking. This isn’t a ‘dewy’ product, but exactly as it sounds- naturally radiant. Throughout the day it wears well and gives a flawless finish to the skin. Love.

Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick in ‘Leo’

I’m so happy I decided to give this new brand a shot! This liquid lip is completely weightless and not as drying as other products I own. I love that brand has an eco-conscious focus, is cruelty free, and doesn’t use any toxic chemicals.

It Cosmetics CC Cream in ‘Medium’

This is very similiar to the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer but more full coverage and more colour correcting (seeing as it’s a CC cream). This product feels like a moisturizer but gives a medium coverage look with colour correcting benefits. Redness? Gone. Blemishes? Where. Also I love that it has an SPF 50 so during the day I can go out in the sun and not have to use multiple layers of makeup + sunscreen.

WORST MAKEUP AND SKINCARE:

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Stick

This literally did nothing other than tug at my skin and make my under-eye area feel sticky. Not worth the money even for the travel size! See my full review here.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

I’m probably the only person in the world that doesn’t like this. I honestly prefer more tinted nude glosses and all this did was make my lips look shiny and glittery. It smells amazing and the formula is good, but I don’t like darker/clear shiny glosses at all. I was hoping to give this a chance and see what the hype was about, but it just isn’t for me.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noir Lip Colour’Ink in ‘No Filter’

I wanted to love this. I love Guerlain, I love the packaging, the French aspect of the brand. This is just WAY too much work for a nude lip. The applicator is an awkward round tip (think back to the Sephora Collection gel concealer fiasco that made them re-do all the applicators) and it takes forever to apply the product. A nude lip should be literally 30 seconds, even for a liquid lip. This takes at least 5 minutes! It applies super patchy and comes off very easily after eating and drinking. It also smells very strong like Rockets candy and almost gives me a headache. Pass.

 

Hope you lovelies enjoyed reading!

 

xo J

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