Hope everyone had a nice weekend! So I was at Sephora the other day making a return, and I said to myself before walking in, “NO MORE MAKEUP, you already have a lot“. Of course, that all went out my mind the second I walked in, and I ended up leaving with several goodies I had not planned on buying.
Nothing screams “impulse buy” more than something you pick up while in the checkout line, and that’s what happened with the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating. Several of the Taiwanese beauty bloggers I follow rave about this product, stating that it has skin benefits in addition to its priming capabilities.
I’ve used it several times since the purchase and it does help my bb cream stay longer and not crease around my eye area. So far so good, but will be testing it more now that the weather is getting warmer.
My current pencil eyeliners have been smudging like crazy, so when I told the Sephora sales associate my dilemma, he immediately pointed me to the Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer and the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner. Both are relatively new product releases from Smashbox and when used together are pretty much invincible.
When I asked the sales associate how this primer compares to my old favorite the Urban Decay Primer Potion, he said that this makes the UD sales associate hate him, because it’s that awesome. The Always Sharp liner is pretty nifty because it sharpens itself everytime you put the lid back on (the sharpener is built into it). How ingenious is that?
I tested out the primer + liner combo this past weekend, and it did not disappoint. While it didn’t last long on my waterline (couldn’t really apply primer there), it did last all day on my lids without any transferring. Bye bye racoon eyes!
Lastly because it’s my birthday month, I got the free Nars lip pencil duo, which included a mini Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (in Cruella) and a mini Satin Lip Pencil (in Rikugien). I’ve never been a fan of lip pencil because I found them too dry for my lips, but these aren’t bad. The red is such a bright bold shade, I can’t wait to wear it on a night out!
Have you tried any of these products before? Are there any products from Sephora you absolutely recommend? Do let me know in the comments below!