So it seems like ages ago I went on a whistle stop visit to Paris with L’Oreal for the Skin Labs event – you can read all about that experience HERE. But now it’s time to post a little bit about my mini Paris Sephora Haul that happened whilst I was there. Our hotel (The W Opera) was right next to a Sephora store, so it would have been rude not to have a little peek. So lovely Suzie from Hello October and I made our way over for a little mini retail therapy whilst we had an hour of free time. So it’s about time I shared a little about what I picked up. Let’s just say, I was having a sheet mask obsessed day…
At this point I knew I was heading to the US not long after the Paris trip so didn’t want to go nuts as personally I find the US Sephora shopping more exciting than in Europe as feel like there are a few more brands I can’t as easily get my hands on here. But as I mentioned above, it would basically be rude not to have a look and the bits that caught my eye were mostly in the mask/pampering family.
Not all sheet masks for face, but a mixture between glove/hand masks, eye and sheet masks. I picked up:
Sephora Rose Eye Mask – A fibre mask designed to moisturise and brighten.
Sephora Pearl Eye Mask – A fibre mask for perfecting and brightening.
Sephora Lip Mask – A bio-cellulose lip mask for protecting and repairing.
Sephora Aloe Vera Hand Mask – A pair of hand gloves for moisturising and ‘beautifying’.
Sephora Avocado Hand Mask – A pair of hand gloves for nourishing and repairing.
Sephora Argan Hand Mask – A pair of gloves for anti-ageing and evenness.
Yep, that’s a whole lot of masks and gloves and pampering sachets….
I also picked up two Sephora Lip Cream products in shades 01 (‘Always Red’ according to the internet, although mine only has a number?) and 13 (again ‘Marvellous Mauve’ according to the internet…). I’ve been seriously loving these – both bold but comfortable to wear matte shades that apply liquid and dry down to a shine free finish. The mauve one seems to look like a different colour every time I use it – sometimes more nude, other times more pink. I can’t keep up. The red though, is a pure pillarbox, classic red through and through. It’s lovely and quality wise, they’re both a bargain around the 11euro mark – they feel much more expensive.
Lastly I picked up a couple of tools – a Konjac Sponge, I’ve been meaning to try one of these as an alternative to a flannel or muslin cloth and so far I’m to the fence. When wet it goes very squidgy and soft and I feel a little like it’s more likely to push product around than help remove from skin. However, I do like how the sponge has a little string across it – makes it easy to hang and dry it out, so it’s not sitting being all gross in water. It dries back to a hard lump, which also feels quite bizarre…
Then along with that I also decided to try out the Sephora ‘beauty blender’ type of offering (aka an egg shaped make-up sponge). I haven’t actually tried this yet as it takes a lot to break me out of my buffer brush foundation routine. But I plan to give it a whirl soon and see if this sort of application really is the secret to flawless ‘filter-looking’ skin… any tips?!
Along with my purchases I also had a couple of Dior skicare and fragrance samples in my bag. I’m really looking forward to trying the little overnight Hydra Life mask. I love a mask that works whilst I sleep. Then there’s a little sample size Miss Dior perfume – I like to keep these as they can be great for travel without fear of breakage or losing a favourite scent!
The exciting news is that I have a US adventure right around the corner – HELLO SEPHORA NEW YORK. The wish list is starting to grow already. Exciting times.
I don’t need any more make-up. SAID NO BLOGGER EVER.
All bought by me.