Friday, April 1, 2011

Update Review - Sephora Haul

I am so happy with my mega haul so far and wanted to do a quick update/review.

Dior Pro-Youth Sorbet Eye Creme - Looooving this! In the past couple years I've started to suffer from some eczema outbreaks on my face and neck (so now I have the joy of dealing with acne, wrinkles and eczema - oh joy!). Last summer i had a fierce outbreak on my eyelids. That was horrible! Itchy eyelids and not wanting to damage the already thin skin there! I think that may be part of the reason why I feel the skin around my eyes has gotten so much worse recently. I mean, i have no willpower in general so there's no way i can resist scratching something itchy. So that took forever and a day to go away last year because you cant use a lot of creams you would use elsewhere on your eyelids since the skin there is so delicate. I was able to make it go away with diligent and liberal applications of Shu's heavier creams (the phyto black line). Aquaphor and Eucerin sucked and just left me with greasy lids. So recently I noticed slight flareups on my eyelids again (curse you dad genes with your problem skin and large calves!). But a couple days of using the Dior creme made it go away completely!! The cream is very light but slightly sticky so its not super easy for me to rub in without feeling a little tug so I'm not thrilled about that. I think if I used more when I applied that would help but that is too rich and heavy for me. Well whatever, it helped clear my dry patches so I'm a happy camper.

Hourglass Aqua Sheer Cheek Stain (Rouge and Flush) - These are simply ah-mazing. They are actually very easy to apply and blend in so long as you don't dilly dally. And you can really feel the difference with their water based formula. Super duper light, with not a speck of grease or oil. I plan on using these every day during the spring and summer. LOVE. These were pricy but in my opinion totally worth it. I want all the shades! I havent tried the Givenchy one yet.

Dior Nail Cream - Hmm I am a bit torn on this one. On the one hand (hehe) it is super tacky feeling and takes fo eva to absorb. And even after it absorbs it still feels slightly tacky still. But on the other hand the skin around my nails and my cuticles already look waaaay better. So I'll keep using it, but only before bed. Sometimes I wash my hands real quickly and not too thoroughly after it absorbs in and I can still feel a slight tackiness so I think it's still there and working, but now it's just a bit more bearable for me and I don't have to walk around with sticky hands.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara - I am generally not a mascara person so I may not be completely impartial but I hate this. The brush is goopy when I pull it out and after using it on my nonexistent bottom lashes I saw no difference BUT I felt a difference when my lashes kept sticking together whenever I blinked. Wtf?! Sucks!

Hello Kitty Sweet Gloss (Charmmy) - Nice gloss stick and goes on very smoothly. Much much less sticky than a traditional gloss. Pretty color but nothing that special about this. I'll keep it and use it but probably wouldn't repurchase.

Tarte Lip Surgence Natural Lip Lusters (Buff and Adored) - LOVE these! Amazing to put on - they glide over your lips so so smoothly with beautiful light pigmentation. I was worried they might be too pigmented and I would end up with brown or pink pink lips but no. These are the perfect balance of sheer and pigmented so it just looks like my natural lips but better times 100. Lasting power is pretty good but not great. Not a true stain. But I love these. I want more shades!

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils 15 Year Anniversary Collection - LOOOOOVE! These glide on sooo smoothly and are beautiful colors. Sidenote, I did notice the smell that lots of people have complained about but thats from the packaging. It went away and besides I'm not keeping the pencils in that ginormous box. Where would I put it? These pencils don't really last all day, but they simply fade away instead of smudging. And they still last waaaaay longer on my lower lids than any other pencil, including MUFE.

So I have tested out a few of them and even worn them to work! The first day I wore Stash on top and bottom with Koji Dolly Wink liquid liner in black over on top and Mildew in the middle lower lid and Baked in the inside corner.

The second day I wore Binge on top and bottom with the Koji Dolly Wink liquid liner on top and Asphyxia in the inside corner.

Love love love these pencils. So many great colors to choose from. Great and easy application. And fairly good staying power with little to no smjudging.
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