Friday, August 21, 2009

Sephora Haul - Laura Mercier, Anastasia, Shu Uemura, Ojon, & more.

Hi there my lovely gals/guys!

If you follow me on TWITTER you'd know that I was asking you all for your opinions on your favorite Tinted Moisturizer. Based off of everyone's input, Laura Mercier's seemed to be the #1 choice. So I decided to go today after work (MAN, I love Fridays! =D) to check it out, and I ended up with a whole lot more than just the TM! lol.

I don't know about you, but I can stay in Sephora for a REALLY REALLY long time. I'm always looking at everything, and wow, time just goes by so fast when I'm in there lol. I think I spent a solid HMM, hour, hour & a half in there. LOL. When I go shopping by myself, I like to take my time, and see what is all there available... and I always have a battle of which things to buy and NOT buy.

Anyway, Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer retails for $42 (1.5oz - 1.7oz). I was about to get the full size, when I saw that they had a little Laura Mercier TM kit. It's called "Oil Free Flawless Face" kit ($65). It came in two colors, "Nude" and "Sand" (which is the color I matched myself to, which worked out perfectly). They also have the kit with their REGULAR Tinted Moisturizer if you didn't want to get the Oil-Free one.

I decided to get the kit instead, because it came with a bunch of other stuff!

Foundation Primer
Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Undercover Pot #3: Secret Camouflage
Translucent Powder (connected to the bottom of the concealer)
Secret Camouflage Brush
Camouflage Powder Brush
Velour Puff & Sponge
Cosmetics Bag

Here are some pictures of it!

So as you can see, for an extra $23, get all this! The TM that this comes with is only 1oz... but WHATEVER! It's worth it in my eyes, especially with how much everything else retails for. Oh, and BTW, The transculent powder screws onto the bottom of the concealer, which I think is neat! I can't wait to try it all out, I think maybe I'll try it out tomorrow since I'll be going out.... we'll see how it works out in the daytime.

On to what else I bought!

  • Anastasia's Brow Pen in the "Universal Deep" shade [$21]. I tried it out in the store, walked around and browsed for awhile, then went to a mirror and rubbed inner part of my eyebrow (this is the part that tends to fade the most on me, due to the fact my hairs there are thinner & more sparse. GRRR!) It says on the box that it's a "long-wearing brow tint", so I wanted to see if it'd live up to it's name. So I rubbed it, and it stayed. I was SOLD! Everyone knows, I AM BIGGGGGG ON EYEBROWS! They can make OR break a look! I'll DEFINITELY cannot wait to try out that beauty. The big test will be tomorrow. AHH, so excited lol.
Is it me, or don't you think those little cubbies they put by where you stand inline to pay EVIL?! (Where they put all the mini products). I ended up picking the next 3 things I got there lol.
So that's my haul I did today! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and hopefully I introduced you to stuff you may want to try out! I will be letting you all know how each of these products work for me, & of course will give a more detailed review on each thing! I linked every product to it's direct link on Sephora just incase you wanted to check it out and read more about it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo / Suzy


Catalina said...

Shu Uemura is awesome awesome awesome :D that was a great haul :D love it

kyuubified said...

Awesome! I love the Ojon hair stuff, but it runs out too freakin' quickly.

Anonymous said...

Yummy goodies!

WinterBlossom said...

YEY! :) so many fun goodies! :) Great haul. xxx

Dana Yoshimizu said...

oh wow, what nice stuffs :) Awesome haul~!

Distinque said...

Great Haul!

beaureview said...

I've used a tinted moisturizer for a long time, and recently switched to a foundation. I felt that the foundation gave more coverage and was a more solid look. But that gets me curious as to why anyone would use a tinted moisturizer? I mean, it is just saving a step for people? Because in my experience it wasn't good at "tinting", so if I wanted a solid look, I had to moisturize and then use foundation. Can you tell me what it is good for? Honestly I want to know! I still have lots of it. Maybe just for the more casual days?

suzyyy ...macNC40 said...


if you want full coverage, there is no point of getting tinted moisturizer... it's only good for if u want very light makeup... and you don't need a lot of cover up... ppl usually like it for evening out the skin tone.

Evil Nelly said...

i love Sephora!! and yes, those lil cubbies are evil!! there has never been a time i have left Sephora without buying at least one of those mini's..

Smith's rosebud salve is a lifesaver! I use it for my cuticles, lips and chapped skin.. and i love the way it smells..