Coline Spent a Lot of Money, a.k.a A Sephora Haul
I made an oopsies. I got a little out of control at Sephora after doing a three hour focus group that paid me some $$ and like an addict I got out, pulled out my phone, and located my nearest Sephora. I could have, instead, saved that money like a grown-up, paid overdue credit card bills, or put it towards rent. But consumerism is an addiction, people, and I've had my eye on so many things that I finally wanted to indulge just a little. Because the store was about to close, I panted my way through Sephora, debating which items to get, manically swatching products on my hands and wrists. Here's what I got in my semi-delusional state:
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Cote D'Azur - I've never been (consciously) susceptible to an ad before, particularly for makeup, but I thought Lily Colin's look in this ad was so gorgeous, I was completely mesmerized and immediately wanted to re-create it. I haven't played around with it but be on the lookout for a makeup look inspired by this soon (if all goes well).
Sephora Colorful Face Powder in Flirt it Up (06) - I raved about this one on instagram and this is the least expensive makeup item I purchased. This particular color is a warm, slightly corally pink that is really illuminating. I had no problems blending the product onto my cheeks, and it lasted as well as any other blush I've tried. Despite being quasi-matt, I found that it had a very sheer, glowy finish that had me staring into the mirror moving my head from side to side all the while oohing and aahing.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner - None of the drugstore eye liners have been cutting it for me as of late (and I've tried a lot) so I decided to take the plunge and get this one. I liked the Kat Von D one, but I didn't think the formula was that long lasting, and it dried up after about three weeks of use. So far I'm really digging this liner. The tip makes application super easy and the formula is darkly pigmented and long-lasting.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray - There's not much to say about this product other than holy shit does it work. The longevity of my makeup is extended twofold.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer - I don't know what happened to me, but under-eye circles were never a concern of mine until this year. It's become what I'm most self-conscious of (or more like, angry about), aided by a great fact of life: I'm aging! Lines have been slowly creeping under my eyes, making my concealer application all the more tricky. The much praised Nars creamy concealer made my eyes look like a desert landscape, adding 30 years to my face, so I'm happy to report that this one does not do this. It's incredibly light in texture, blends like a dream, but the coverage? I'm not impressed. Granted I only wore it for a day, but I'm still on the fence about it. I'll definitely play with it more and give you a proper review and update.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo - I've heard everyone and their mother talk about this product, so I decided to give into the hype. I have thick, dark-brown hair, so I'm more picky about dry shampoos since they can leave a white cast. I haven't tried this one yet but I'm excite to test it out and let you know what I think.
Diorshow Fusion Mono in Chimere (821) - I'm going to a wedding over the weekend, and I wanted to wear something a little special and sparkly on my lids. I very rarely wear eyeshadow because I think it looks bad on me, but something about this soft, shimmery pinkish champagne shade sold me. I swatched about a dozen other pink shimmery shades in Sephora, and this one seemed to have the perfect balance. Also, it looks reallllll fancy, so....I like it so far.
No Mo-Stache Portable Hair Removal Kit - Why I thought I would need to suddenly wax my stache in the middle of a public restroom, or I dunno, on the subway, is beyond me, but the damage is done. The packaging won me over in the checkout isle and I chuckled out loud and couldn't resist. What does not have me chuckling now, however, is the price. Had I known how much it costs ($18) I would not have purchased it, but it was a spur-of-the moment thing. I might make a somewhat embarrassing trip to Sephora to return this sole item. Sorry ma'am, changed my mind about the stache.
I'm somewhat glad the store was closing, because I was about to go look at some lipsticks, but my wallet wouldn't have been able to handle it. Until next time, Sephora, until next time.