Online shopping is the worst thing to ever happen to me.
And by worst, I mean it’s actually the best. I love when I see something amazing and can immediately order it 5 seconds later.
A while ago I saw Christine’s post on NARS Wonder lipgloss on Temptalia. I was immediately intrigued because I’ve been looking for a pretty orangey-red lip product that wouldn’t make me look like a clown. Then a little bit later I saw Jessica’s post about NARS Wonder lipgloss on Getting Cheeky. And as I trust her completely in all matters of makeup, I immediately popped over to Sephora’s website to order it.
NARS Wonder is everything I wanted in a red-orange gloss. It’s red-orange with a bit of golden sparkle. The sparkle isn’t intense though, it just adds a little dimension. The gloss is a bit sheer but can be easily built up to near-opacity. I like the sheerness of it because it makes it a perfect casual red for summer days.
I did two looks with NARS Wonder last week and I’m a bad blogger because I forgot to write down what else I used on my face. Sorry! I believe I used Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP for the first one and some combination of the Urban Decay Naked palette on the second. Probably used MAC Pink Power MSF on both as well because I was using that daily last week. And I know that I used UD Buck shadow on my brows because that’s all I use. *sigh* What a fail.
In my Sephora haul I also purchased Evian’s facial mist. I got this because my makeup tends to look dry and a little cakey after 8 hours or so; a little spritz of this brings it all back to life and makes my skin feel refreshed. It doesn’t make your face wet though. It’s just a little mist that quickly dissipates but leaves you feeling clean and fresh. I keep one in my makeup drawer and one in my purse.
I purchased Dior lip maximizer as well. I didn’t swatch it because it goes on really sheer. I’m on the fence about this because I don’t know if it’s all that effective at plumping my lips. MAC Plushglass works a lot better, so I might return this.
Buxom Insider liner is something I’ve had my eye on for awhile. I might just be the only girl on earth that doesn’t like Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners. Believe me, I really wanted to like them. I gave them a shot for about a month but I just couldn’t get them to stay on my lash line. They migrated all over the place and I always had smudges under my eyes. I don’t like having to fuss with my makeup all day so having to check and mirror and de-smudge every hour was not acceptable. Buxom Insider liner is made to be worn on the waterline, which is why I was drawn to it. It’s super smooth and stays on my waterline all day long without smudging or disappearing. It also doesn’t irritate my eyes. It’s a teeny-tiny twist-up style liner which is perfect for getting a precise line. I still like liquid and gel liner best, but this is a must-have if you want to line your waterline and UD’s liners refuse to stay put for you. I’m wearing it on my waterline in the 2nd FOTD picture shown in this post.
Sephora’s liquid liner and Buxom Insider liner are my favorites right now. The liquid liner took a ton of practice to master, but I love the look of it. MAC Fluidline is another favorite because it stays put really well and is great for creating a thicker smudged line. I like the versatility of Fluidlines because you can get a different look depending on how it’s applied. Urban Decay 24/7 liner has always been a loser for me. I know it’s a cult favorite, but I just can’t make it work for me!
The last major thing I purchased was Sephora’s sunless tanning spray. I’ve only used this once, so I can’t give a full review at this time, but I’m on the fence about it. I accidentally ordered two so I’m trying to decide if I should take one back.
I do like the spray application because it’s easier to apply than lotions, but the can is a little cheap because big drops of the tanner kept splotching out rather than a nice and even spray. It did get better if I shook it out more, but I had to keep shaking the can to avoid the splotches. Another problem is that I sprayed this on while standing in the shower so I wouldn’t make a mess in the house. Unfortunately, as I was spraying, a lot of product was deposited on the shower floor and I ended up standing on it. When I woke up the next morning the bottoms of my feet were very very very dark orangey brown. It washed off in the shower, so I laughed it off.
There are some good things about this product, even though it sounds dreadful. First, it dries really quickly so I didn’t end up getting it all over my sheets when I went to bed. It also gives a nice subtle glow and doesn’t look orange or fake at all.
If you decide to try this, I’d recommend applying it in the tub like I did, but put just enough water on the bottom of the tub to cover it. That way you won’t be standing on top of tanning spray. Another recommendation I have is to keep a damp washcloth handy so if you experience any excess drops of color during application you can blot them out right away. It also helps if you spray your body in sections and then pause between sections to cap the can and shake it really well before moving on the the next section.
It seems like a lot of work, and it is. My mom commented that I should really just bite the bullet and fake-bake, but I’m trying to stop damaging my skin so much every summer. I’d really love to try St. Tropez sunless tanning mousse next.
So that’s my haul! Have you hauled anything fab lately? Share in the comments!
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