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  • Sephora15% off for Rouges w/code ROUGESPRING, 15% off for VIBs w/code VIBSPRING (starts 4/19), 10% off for BI w/code BISPRING (4/20-4/23), starts 4/18 and ends 4/24.

Sephora Spring 2017 Beauty Insider Sale

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Temptalia’s Haul

In terms of color cosmetics, there aren’t usually too many items that are on my list, since I tend to purchase those products for review and do so when they launch rather than waiting too long! I usually use the sale as an opportunity to try new skincare or repurchase something I’m almost out of.

Here’s how my hauling ended up going: I decided to skip the Tatcha Hand Cream ($38) because I still have a fairly full tube, should I finish it anytime soon, I can always use the Body Butter or one of ANY number of hand creams I have (I am most forgetful about using hand cream). I’m going to grab my Shiseido Eye & Lip Makeup Remover from Ulta (20% off is better!). I decided to skip the Herbivore Brighten and Blue Tansy masks (I have enough masks at the moment, and I’m not sure either are ideal for me based on your feedback). I also put the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Oil on the backburner as I have their 100% Squalane oil and should finish that first (I also want to try The Ordinary, which is much cheaper). I usually end up making a few orders through the sale as I remember things or if new items come out!

Also worth mentioning, Sephora DID launch the new NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg collection today (despite having a 5/1 launch date).



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Hourglass Nude Bronze Light & Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzers

01/07

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Nude Bronze Light

Hourglass Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The brand said this shade was mixed with “Nude Light,” which doesn’t actually exist in the Ambient Lighting Powder range, but I couldn’t detect any shimmer or sparkle–everything swirled together for a natural, matte finish (matte without being flat). The consistency was smooth, finely-milled, and silky to the touch without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers, though it was soft enough in the pan that I could use a lighter hand and get sheerer coverage, if desired. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer formula is supposed have a “sheer, airy” feel (sheer as in texture) that give a “natural, sun-kissed glow” with the “illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder” with “bronze pigments” that give it “buildable color.” The formula tends to be more pigmented (usually semi-opaque), but the textures are always soft enough that a less dense brush or lighter hand is an option for picking up less product and getting less coverage. I find that the bronzer formula tends to be less powdery compared to the original Ambient Lighting Powders, which is nice. The wear is typically around eight hours on me.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Nude Bronze Light
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Kat Von D Dreamer & Roxy Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Dreamer

Kat Von D Dreamer Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, light-medium cyan blue with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to have a whiter base, which gave it a chalkier finish after it had dried down. It had good pigmentation, but it was not opaque in a single layer, so this was another shade that would benefit from a second layer of product (not normally something I find necessary with this formula!). For the type of color, it applied better than most, but there was visible streaking and “cracked” color when I smiled. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was non-drying.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Dreamer
Dreamer
Dreamer
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

01/09

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

NARS Motu Tane Sheer Pop Multiple

Motu Tane

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple ($39.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a subtle shimmer. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque coverage) that was fairly blendable, though it was easiest to use over bare skin and then easy enough to work with over liquid and cream base products. It did not work as well over powder, though.

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to be a “buildable formula that delivers sheer, high-impact color on lips and cheeks,” and it’s also said another way: “pairs vivid color with a weightless touch,” which seems to suggest that the “sheer” quality is more with respect to the feel of the product than the coverage. That being said, the coverage seems to be “buildable” but still “vivid.” The texture of this shadde wasn’t quite as emollient as the other two in the collection, but it was still thinner and wetter compared to the regular Multiple formula. As a blush, the color stayed on well for eight hours, and as a lip color, it lasted for three hours. When I tried it as a lip color, it tended to lighten and add a more metallic sheen to my lips. It was more comfortable to wear than most Multiples, though it was non-drying overall.

NARS Sheer Pop Multiple Motu Tane
Motu Tane

Anastasia Stripped, Veronica, Kathryn Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick

Stripped

Anastasia Stripped Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a light-medium peach with a hint of rosy beige and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied nicely to the lips–even, streak-free, and matte without accentuating the texture of my lips. The liquid listick dried down quickly but not too fast, so I was able to maneuver along the edges and tidy up any areas without worry. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours and was slightly drying after five hours of wear.

The Liquid Lipstick is supposed to be an “ultra-saturated” formula that gives opaque coverage in “one swipe” that “stays put for hours.” I think the formula has improved over time, as some of the initial shades I tried were more problematic, but a lot of the newer shades have applied more evenly, been more opaque, and haven’t been quite as drying. The majority of shades are semi-opaque to opaque in a single layer, dry down evenly, and stay on for at least six hours, if not well beyond eight hours. I personally find most shades to be lightly to moderately drying over time.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick Stripped
Stripped
Stripped
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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