May Purchases

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With the heat of Summer and beach days only weeks away I am all about quick, easy make-up application. Even though I am religious about sunscreen on my face I still tend to get some color and don’t often use foundation at all in the Summer. I tend to want sparkle in the Summer more then ever. So when I was on a little shopping trip I happened to walk by this make up store, you know the one Sephora. In fact, I think I made three trips there this month. It was my birthday month so there was lots of treating to be had and since Chris  handed me 100.00 to spend for my birthday I happily leaped into the store. Here are my treasures.

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1. Urban Decay Naked illuminated-You want glitter this will certainly deliver. Many may find this glitter overboard, me not so much. My face will be diamonds in the sun all Summer long.

2. Nars Super Orgasm Blush-This pinky peached toned blush has you guess it larger gold glitter pieces in it. I now have both the orgasm and the super orgasm. With orgasm you get shimmer with super orgasm you get shimmer and glitter. Here is the thing if you tap your brush before applying the super orgasm you can tap off all the gold glitter before it even gets to your awaiting cheeks. Now we wouldn’t want that now would we?

3. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer-I had to get this. I couldn’t read one more review about how fabulous this product is without actually having one. So I sunk my 35.00 into this little tube of what I believed would be the solution to all my eye problems forever and ever. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was. So much so that I actually consider taking it back. That is right, back to the store. I even reviewed the Sephora return policy as I have never returned something unless it was damaged. I gave it some time and tried it some more and here is the compromise. As an eye concealer it didn’t work for me because it caused creases and I don’t need to create wrinkles that are not actually there but as a highlighter I really like it. So true to its name, it is radiant and brightening.

5. Make up Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation-I picked this up for Summer days when all I will apply is sunscreen and this powder before heading out the door. Who am I kidding? I will have lips and mascara too but no foundation per say.I am really liking this so far.

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6. Real Techniques Brush Set-Someday I plan to learn more about contouring and this set will be there to help, until then I am loving the buffing brush with the Duo Mat Powder Foundation.

One more photo for the road as I continue to practice my picture taking skills.

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11 thoughts on “May Purchases

  1. Great buys! I have to agree with you on the Nars Concealer, it does crease but if you set it with powder it won’t as much. It definitely doesn’t cover my under eye circles and like you debated returning it but lololol I love it as a highlighter on my forehead and cupid’s bow. That is the saving grace of it, but for the price I won’t be repurchasing it unless I get a gift card. If you have under eye circles as bad as mine I would definitely recommend NYX Dark Circle concealer that cost me around $5, I am in love with it!!!! For the price and results I get, I use it almost everyday. I also love Maybelline Master Conceal and I use both all the time 🙂 Love Real Techniques and you can never go wrong with their brush sets 🙂 Have a great Friday xoxoxo Janet

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    • So glad I wasn’t the only with thinking this about NARS. I will have to try the NYX for 5.00!! I am using one by tarte and I like it but it is a small sample so it won’t last too long. Thanks for the tip about the powder

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  2. Great haul! ❤ The bronzer looks really pretty and so does the blush! I am sure you will enjoy your Real Techniques makeup brushes as well. 🙂 I am so sorry to hear about the concealer. Everyone raves about it but I am not going to spend money on it if creases. I'm pretty happy with my Maybelline Master Conceal. Sounds like you had a great birthday though! Have a great weekend! 🙂 xo

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    • Loving the brush set and it is affordable which is even better. I am so glad that NARS works for you! Not my holy grail but I will find one soon, i hope.

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