Every year, I look forward to Sephora's friends and family sale. This year however seemed to almost pass me by. In an effort to condense my makeup collection and only buy products I know and love, I actually had no plans on partaking in it. Then I started reading some of my favorite blogs and watching my favorite YouTube girls. Instagram lit up with pretty pictures of what everyone was buying. I caved, and ended up buying just a few things that I either did need or have been curious about.

Necessities: Urban Decay primer potionMake Up For Ever HD foundation. I stand by the primer potion and have been relying on it for years. It keeps my eyeshadow in place all day long with no creasing. The HD foundation grew on me! I tested it out for my wedding, but wasn't completely sold on it. My makeup artist instead used an airbrush foundation, but I kept testing this one out. I fell in love with the beautiful sheer consistency and dewy formula. I began wearing it to work everyday, and I plan on keeping with it as my routine. If you want a bit more coverage, I still also swear by Mat Velvet +. For reference, I am number 120 in the HD foundation and number 30 in the Mat Velvet +.

Not so necessary but on my wishlist: Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Kensington High Street and Porchester Square. I haven't tried any of these yet, but will report back soon!

I also picked up a couple things from MAC:
After getting my makeup done at the Nordstrom MAC counter (my best friend just got a job there!) I decided to go with their fluidline in Dipdown and brow pencil in Lingering. Both are natural and easy to use.

Lastly, my old trusty Shu eyelash curler has been put to rest. I do miss it though! I bought one from Shiseido, and although it does curl very well, it's really long and my almond shaped eyes aren't used to it. I keep clamping down on my eyelids! I think I just need to get used to it, but I don't think it's meant for small eyes.

Did you get anything from the Sephora sale?

♥ Noelle


  1. Those nailpolishes look gorgeous! I'm a faithful Mac dipdown user too - lucky friend working for MAC, must be an amazing job!

    1. I'm about to paint my nails with the deep red shade right now! I'll let you know how I like it :) I have high hopes.

  2. I had the exact same problem with the Shiseido eyelash curler. I think it is too flat, so it grabs our eyelids. I bought one from MAC and it is very similar to the Shu Umera eyelash curler.

  3. Great haul! I have been so curious about that foundation. I keep hearing great things about it! I was a good girl and managed to keep from getting anything during the sale, but it sure wasn't easy.
    The Grass Skirt

  4. I also am a faithful user of UDPP and MUFE HD foundation. Never tried Nail Inc stuff, waiting to hear what you think of them :)

    I got the Hourglass powder palette and a couple of Nars gel liners at the VIB sale. Expensive but worth it...

  5. You picked up some great items, thanks for sharing!

  6. What a great haul! I am a huge fan of MUFF foundation. Been using it for years. Have a wonderful Monday!


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