One of my friends recently visited Sydney, so you guessed it, I asked for something from Sephora!
One of the reasons why I watch YouTube is to gain knowledge of products I might have never heard about or looked over. KathleenLights is a huge favourite of mine and I love how honest she is about products. So you can imagine when she says something is great, that I want to own it. She listed the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette in her 2014 favourites, and this year I vowed to increase my eyeshadow collection so I just had to get it. It’s a mixture of cool and warmed toned matte shadows. They are all buttery, smooth and highly pigmented. Some are more pigmented than others, you can tell which ones by my swatch photo below.
I am so so impressed with this palette! It only cost me $68, which isn’t much higher than if I were to buy it in the USA. I cannot wait to experiment with my new shade range, creating lovely neutral looks and daring colourful ones! The palette is a bit bulky, but incredibly pretty. Something I’m glad I now have in my collection! I wore a simple neutral look today, they blended well together and lasted great on my lids without any primer! I’m impressed.
Now my gorgeous friend also bought me a gift, I mentioned before he left that I wanted it, but backed out as I was spending too much. Regardless he bought it for me as a gift, and I’m so so thankful! The Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water, basically a fancy name for Micellar water, is their own take on the cult favourite makeup remover. Surprisingly it works better than Garnier and Bioderma, but I think I’m going to put that down to the ingredients. It does state on the Sephora website that it’s more than Micellar water, but boy does it work! It hasn’t reacted with my skin but does sting my eyes a little bit if I get too much in there. It cleans off my mascara better than normal Micellar water, and I love it so much I have more coming my way!
I cannot wait for Sephora to start an Australian website or open more stores across Australia. It’s going to be great to have access to some great new brands and products! Have you tried/own either of these? What do you think of them?