Last month I made a couple of trips to Sephora. I received a gift card for Christmas so I decided to use that up. I knew Tarte had come out with a new liner so I wanted to try it out. I also wanted to check out the new Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains. The YSL gloss was totally an impulse buy. The second time I went to Sephora, I only had the intention of buying a brush cleanser, and I ended up leaving with the new Kat Von D Contour Palette (typical me).
I have used the Tarteiest Liner a few times and so far I really like it. Reasons why I like it: super matte, long-lasting, price is reasonable ($24) including brush, and the brush is fairly easy to use. The packaging is okay. The first time I used it, I squeezed the tube too hard, and a little blob came out. I learned my lesson after that so I just started dipping the brush into the tube.
Sephora Collection came out with new shades of their Cream Lip Stains not long ago. I really wanted to get Marvelous Mauve but of course it was sold out. The only color in stock that stood out to me was African Violet so I decided to snatch it since it was the last one. I already own a couple other of these lips stains. They aren’t my favorite formula but for the price ($13) they are well worth it! They are long-lasting but they do transfer and crease a little bit. I still have my eye on Marvelous Mauve and Watermelon Slice. I would definitely recommend Strawberry Kissed.
Every time I go to Sephora I cannot help but to stop and just drool over YSL cosmetics. They have the most beautiful packaging ever. I decided to get one of the new Volupte Tint-In-Oil in the color Rose You. It’s supposed to be a very hydrating oil with a little tint. I really liked the way it felt when I tried it on my hand so that’s why I decided to go ahead and purchase it. It is very hydrating and feels great on the lips. However, I may be returning because I don’t think it’s worth the price of $32.
Last but not least is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette. I knew I wanted this the second I saw it on Kat Von D’s instagram a while back. I held back on purchasing because I have the Anastasia Contour Kit but of course I couldn’t help myself. I’ve only used it once and so far I’m really impressed. All of the colors are very pigmented and very easy to blend. I plan on doing a full review for it soon so stay tuned for that!