I recently ran out of some important things in my makeup arsenal, so I headed out to Sephora to get some refills.
I don’t have a preferred makeup brand, so what I buy is usually based on recommendations from friends and colleagues; or even just because I like the packaging. Sorry, that seems a bit shallow huh! But I’m really weak when faced with cute packaging from brands like Anna Sui or Majolica Majorca. 🙁
So anyway, the first item in my basket was Benefit‘s High Beam, based on a recommendation by a colleague, who swears by it. This is a very popular item, and I can see why! It gives a lovely subtle shimmer to my complexion, and it makes me look fresher. For someone who has to get up at unearthly hours every day, this is indeed very beneficial. *badumtish*
The next item was some eyeliner. Having heard about the staying power of Urban Decay‘s 24/7 Eyepencil, I was determined to try it out, and the testers did not disappoint! The pencil colour went on in a delightful creamy feel, and that line STAYED on my hand, even after rubbing hard. Even the counter makeup remover barely budged it on the first swipe, I had to wipe several times before it came off. I picked up the Rockstar colour, which is this deep purple brown that I absolutely love, but I think I’ll try a bunch of other colours soon.
While I was there, I also picked up Urban Decay’s best-selling makeup setting spray All Nighter. I find that my colours (like eyeshadow and blush) don’t stay on my skin because of the ridiculous local weather which melts it all off, so having a makeup setting spray will probably be useful. I have yet to try it though, I’ll update this post after I’ve tried it. I’ve tried MAC’s setting spray before to good results, so I have similar high hopes for this one.
The real star however, is the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. Remember what I said about the UD Eyeliner? This remover cleaned that stuff off my eyes in one swipe! It was almost magic. I couldn’t believe it, so I tried it again. The most wonderful thing about it is that it doesn’t feel oily in the least and it smells rather refreshing. And it’s cheap! So so perfect.
I’m still missing some BB Cream, which I use in place of foundation. I’m not sure if I want to go back to my usual staple at Skin Food (which I have to travel for) or try something new. Any recommendations, if you guys use BB cream?