I’ve been trialing some of the great brands of cosmetics from Sephora and here are my top picks from my makeup bag (above).
KAT VON D COLOUR PALETTE
This is a shade and light contour palette with six different shades to help shape your face with the art of shading. Comes with instructions on how to define cheekbones, slim face and shape the nose just like a professional! Comes in a great compact with mirror.
DR JART+ DAY TINT
This tinted day moisturizer with SPF15 applies smoothly to the face and is perfect for those days you don’t want to wear a foundation but need a little colour. It’s lightweight and doesn’t feel like you are wearing anything on the skin. Also has a moisturizing affect.
MARC JACOBS LIPSTICK, LIP GLOSS & BROW WOW
Love the lipstick, it is moist and stays on. The case is sturdy too, which I like. I love the creaminess of the lipstick and it doesn’t ‘run’.
The lip gloss is probably one of the nicest I’ve ever tried, it applies easily and has a natural look, which I seem to be opting for the older I get. Again, comes in a sturdy case and the applicator is easy to guide on the lips.
Loving Marc Jacobs “brow wow” it it’s a twist type so no need for sharpener and it also has a great shaping brush on the other end.
TARTE COSMETIC BRUSH & CONTOUR PENCIL
There is a dual purpose to this brush; for applying powder or bronzer the brush is cut on an angle to make it easy to glide of the face, on the other end there is a rounded brush for dabbing in those difficult places like under the eyes…great for helping hide those dark circles. I use with the Kat Von D Colour Palette.
The contour pencil is a cream consistency and can be used to shape cheeks, neck and jaw, nose and forehead. I personally don’t spend ages doing my makeup not like (dare I mention, my two daughters) so highlighting is not something I do every day. When I am going to an event, I take more time defining cheekbones etc, and this pencil is a quick way of doing that.
IT COSMETICS NO TUG WATERPROOF GEL EYELINER & HELLO LASHES
The eyeliner is a clinically proven waterproof one that stays on all day, and yes it does. I’m big on eyeliner and this particular colour; brown/black is perfect for my skin tone. This eyeliner is infused with hydrolyzed silk, collagen, peptides and anti-oxidants however I haven’t been using it long enough to say I can claim it’s made a difference.
Hello Lashes, is a compact mascara, it applies easily and I have had no problems with smudging. I usually only apply mascara to the top lashes these days and again, I don’t like spending too much time doing makeup and just give one quick coat.
All these products available at Sephora
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