Sephora Collection Makeup Haul

Monday, June 12, 2017 14 Comments A+ a-

Sephora Collection Makeup Haul

Hi Divas

As most of you may know, I have been to Qatar many times. On each trip I do a crazy shopping haul and purchase things that are not available in South Africa. One of my first and most important stops is SEPHORA!!! I remember the first time I was in a Sephora store back in 2013. I was so excited and overwhelmed, I didn't know where to start and what to buy. I was on a budget too and had to be wise on what I spend my money on. The Sephora Collection brand stood out to me because they had an array of cosmetics all at affordable prices. Each time I went on my little trips I would buy a product from the Sephora counters. The Sephora Collection brand never disappointed me. I feel that this brand has excellent quality and deserve more hype and praise than what they are getting now. I would like to share some of my absolute favourite products from the brand with you.This is going to be a LOooooong review, so get your coffee and your snacks! ;-)



Sephora MicroSmooth Baked Face Powder: This is one of my favourite products from the Sephora brand. I love it so much that I am on my second powder compact. The product is described as an ultra light foundation that gives a smooth and air brushed complexion. This is a baked powder infused with green tea extract and radiance boosting minerals. It is designed as a powder foundation that gives a flawless finish with a no makeup, makeup look. I have the shade Light Nude as I bought it as a brightening setting powder and not to be used as a foundation. Since the actual pigment powders are so finely milled, I prefer to lightly sweep this under my eyes on the top parts of my cheeks and top of my forehead and chin area. All the places I like to highlight I would dust this powder on my face for a natural radiant glow. It truly is amazing. It gives my face an airbrushed look and sets my makeup without caking up. The packaging is solid and with 7g of product it lasts a really long time.

Sephora Shimmering Bronzing Powder: I admit that I bought this bronzing compact mainly for the packaging at first. I couldn't resist the beautiful orange sunray design on the compact and inside the case. To my surprise, this turned out to be a wonderful multi purpose bronzer. I chose the shade Light Seychelle Cruise as I didn't really know what to expect and I am not much of a bronzing person since I am tan already, LOL. I use it to give a sun kissed glow to my cheeks and as a lovely warm toned eyeshadow. The bronzer comes in three different colours. There are two tones of brown and a lovely shade of a rosy pink. There is also tiny specks of shimmer in the product. It is so small that it hardly shows up on the face. It does give a pretty radiant glow though. When you mix all three pigments together you get a natural warm sun kissed colour on the skin. The bronzer works perfectly on the eyes as a transition shade too. I have already mentioned that the packaging is beautiful but the compact is great for travel as it is durable and comes with a good sized mirror. I definitely recommend it and would buy another one if I ran out.



Sephora Colourful 5 Shadow Palette: If my memory serves me correct, this was one of the first products I bought from Sephora. The eyeshadows are from the Colourful 5 collection. There are 8 palettes in the range all consisting of 5 shadows. I chose the Pale to Rich Taupe palette which is a neutral toned compact filled with brown and skin toned eyeshadows. There are no names for the eyeshadows so I will refer to them by colour. The darkest shade is a rich matte chocolate brown great for the crease and lower lash line. There are three satin shades consisting of a golden brown with slight glitter specks in it which can be used on the lid or crease for a smokey eye. There is a beautiful satin taupe shade that has purple and brown undertones and looks lovely on the lids as a sultry look. The next satin shade is a creamy champagne shadow that would look flattering on any skin tone. It is my favourite eyeshadow in the palette. The last shade is a full on glitter pearl eyeshadow which can be worn as a topper over the champagne satin shade or as an inner corner eye highlight. The quality of the shadows are wonderful. They are pigmented and blend easily. I will do a more in depth review on this palette at a later stage.

*I have used all the Sephora products for this makeup look. I started off by setting my foundation with the Sephora baked face powder. On my eyes I applied the eyeshadow palette for a glam smokey look. For my transition shade I used the bronzer and for my brow bone I dusted the baked face powder all over it. I coated my lashes in the Sephora mascara and dusted my cheeks with the bronzer as well. For the lips I used the beautiful R61 cream lipstick. *


Sephora The Mascara Volume, Length & Definition: This is a mini version of the actual mascara. I picked this up while waiting in the queue at Sephora. They usually have travel size products at the till area and I just couldn't resist this little cutie. This mascara promises to give length, volume and define your lashes all in one sweep. I have the colour 03 Ultra Black. This size is really great to travel with and throw in your purse. It gives lovely volume and definition to my lashes. The shade is a true black and coats the lashes really well. I like the size of the wand. The brush is thick and filled with bristles which grab the lashes easily and gives good volume and lift. This is not a waterproof mascara and has a tendency to smudge before it dries. Make sure your mascara is completely dry before you attempt to place any eye makeup on the eyes or setting spray. I have exercised in this mascara and it does not run or flake. It also removes easily with a cleansing face wash. I recommend this mascara for travel. It's a good mascara for a quick fix but not for a glam night out.

Sephora Rouge Cream R61: I love Sephora lipsticks. They are seriously good quality. They have an array of shades to choose from. Each colour is highly pigmented and rich in texture. The formula of the creams are beautiful. It glides on the lips effortlessly without it bleeding or smudging everywhere. The creams feel comfortable on the lips and give a slight shine. Your lips will look plump and vibrant. I have the shade R61 Lucky One, which is a deep pink rose. It's like a browny pink tone and looks very flattering on the lips. This is my second lipstick from the Sephora Collection and I totally want to purchase more. The packaging is a sleek black plastic case with the Sephora label in bold silver letters. The design is stylish yet sturdy. It won't break easily and looks lovely displayed on a vanity table.


Let me know if you tried any of these products below. Thank you so much for reading.
Lots of love.
Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxx

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Bianca Smith
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12 June 2017 at 14:02 delete

You look beautiful Desle! Love that lipstick on you. The eyeshadow palette looks great.

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Kim Alston
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13 June 2017 at 18:56 delete

Desle, I haven't tried any of those! But they are gorgeous! I've only tried Sephora's liquid lipsticks and love them. Will review them when I do lipsticks. I'm going to link to your blog post because a lot of people don't realize about the Sephora brand. It's really good. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I didn't know about the other products.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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13 June 2017 at 23:22 delete

Oh my garden! Why you do this to me? Now I want everything! I still use the eyeshadow palette that you gave me religiously. I love the look that you've created and I so agree with the statement that this brand in so underrated. I can't wait to get to Sephora again. Lovely review Des!

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Lynette
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14 June 2017 at 11:07 delete

I have tried Sephora sheet masks.. lol. But that is how far my knowledge goes of this brand. I love the lipstick colour ... So gorgeous ! And the eye makeup look you did - gorgeous.

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Diva Desle
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15 June 2017 at 09:39 delete

Thank you so much for your lovely compliment. You are the sweetest. Xxxx

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Diva Desle
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15 June 2017 at 09:45 delete

Thanks so much Kim. 💖💖💖 Yes Sephora has some awesome gems. I am looking forward to your liquid lipsticks review. I have never used liquid lipsticks, LOL.

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Diva Desle
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15 June 2017 at 09:47 delete

Haha, we should totally compile Sephora lists. 😂 There is still so many things I want to buy and try out but my credit card says HELL NO!

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Diva Desle
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15 June 2017 at 09:51 delete

Thank you Lynette. Xxxx Sephora is a great brand. I wish we had more access to it in SA. There is so many things I still want to try.

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Saundy
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15 June 2017 at 16:44 delete

You look stunningly beautiful, Diva Desle! I love this look. I want to get this look for myself. Thanks for sharing it on your blog post. You look absolutely gorgeous! :) xxx

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Lippie 143
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15 June 2017 at 18:47 delete

I love the looks soo gorgeous, enjoyed reading the post.
Lippie 💋
http://www.lippie143.blogspot.com

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Diva Desle
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18 June 2017 at 15:21 delete

Thank you with all my heart for this lovely compliment. You made my heart smile. Lots of love. Xxxxx

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Diva Desle
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18 June 2017 at 15:22 delete

Thank you so much!!! Xoxoxo

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3 July 2017 at 17:55 delete

I've heard great things about their liquid lipsticks, but haven't tried them myself. I need to check some of these too.

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Diva Desle
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21 July 2017 at 14:21 delete

I have never used liquid lipsticks. They scare me a little, LOL ;-)

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