Sephora & MAC Haul - August 2014:

"There's something to say about inspiration - when it comes into your life... The feeling is insatiable."

Hello, beauties! How are you?

At the beginning of August I went a little crazy with shopping... Between makeup and clothing, I spent way too much.... But sometimes you just need those splurges, right?! At least that's what I tell myself LOL



While shopping I stopped at Sephora and picked up a few things I've been dying to try.

IMG_9882I picked up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette (now sold in stores!), Kat Von D's Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 and Bite Beauty's Cashmere Lip Cream in Port.

IMG_9883Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders are face powders designed to give your face a natural looking glow. Each shade is made to give you a glow like you are in different types of lighting. Most are very subtle but gorgeous. This palette was limited edition but it was so popular that it's now permanent!

IMG_9884 The shades from left to right are: Dim Light, Incandescent Light, and Radiant Light. Incandescent light is exclusive to this palette.

This palette is $58, each single shade is $45 --- it's an amazing deal!

I've been loving this lately, if you'd like a more in depth review let me know.


IMG_3045Kat Von D's Everlasting Love Liquid Lipsticks are creamy lip stains that dry totally matte. They last for hours and the pigmentation is incredible.

IMG_3039I cannot explain how perfect this shade is. I absolutely adore berry lippies and this is just stunning.

IMG_3047It can be slightly drying so I recommend applying a lip balm underneath.

1555551_10154432694945392_8682076713180093923_nHere it is on my lips. How GORGEOUS is this?!

 Kat Von D's Everlasting Love Liquid lipsticks are $19.


IMG_3052Bite Beauty's Cashmere Lip Cream in the shade Port. These are described as a "cream-to-powder matte lip color"... I was intrigued by the description and as my regular readers know, I'm a huge fan of Bite Beauty products so I just had to try this!

IMG_3058Port is a gorgeous deep red wine shade. Perfect for fall!

IMG_9908I haven't tried this one yet, as with everything - let me know if you want a review!

Bite Beauty's Cashmere lip creams are $28.


Next up... MAC!

IMG_9881I have to admit, I am becoming a total MAC whore. I just can't help myself!


IMG_9887First up.... Cyber. Can you tell I'm excited for the Fall?!

IMG_9886Cyber is a satin finish described as "an intense blackish-purple"... It's super vampy and dark, not for the faint of heart. I cannot wait to wear this!


IMG_9903I also picked up a shade of Pro Longwear Concealer.... I'm loving this so far.


I picked up 5 blushes:

IMG_9888Rosy Outlook.IMG_9889

IMG_9890Rosy Outlook is a semi-matte described as a light yellow pink. The shade and pigmentation is wonderful.




IMG_9893-1Melba is a matte described as a soft coral-peach. It's showing up more orange in the swatch above than in person. This shade is perfection, the texture and pigmentation is amazing; it's perfect for just about any makeup look.




IMG_9896Peaches is a sheertone finish described as a pure peach.. This one applies lightly at first but as you can see above, is easily buildable for a ton of color.




IMG_9899Cantaloupe is a satin finish, described as a rich warm cantaloupe. I've been wearing this shade almost daily, either on its own or mixed with other blushes!




IMG_9902Margin is a frost finish described as a peach with a golden shimmer... This shade is EVERYTHING! Absolutely amazing for that flawless glowy look.


Lastly, I got two pigments..

IMG_9904Tan. A frost finish described as a muted pinky brown bronze.

IMG_9906This shade is probably one of the prettiest pigments ever. But........ The second I saw it in person, I knew I had a dupe....

10559956_528578590607241_1109586891579136254_nLoreal's Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush... EXACT same, except it's a pressed pigment rather than loose. I have not noticed any difference in wear-time so if you want Tan, head to the drugstore and save some money!


IMG_9905Naked. A matte finish described as a fleshy beige with pearl.

IMG_9907I could not get a good enough picture of this swatched but it's beautiful. I love this all over the lid when doing a brown smokey eye. I'm not sure why it's considered a matte because it has a sheen and sparkle to it but it's definitely not metallic or anything. It just adds a gorgeous, simple and classy glow to the lids.


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