Eight Top Picks From My Sephora Haul

Eight Top Picks From My Sephora Haul

Having bought so much in Sephora on my trip to New York last month it’s taken a while to try out all of my products and to really work out which bits I absolutely love. There are a fair few bits which have worked themselves into my everyday use and I genuinely don’t know how I coped without some of them.

Sephora Blotting Papers

How I lived before blotting papers I’ll never know. I get quite a greasy T Zone and tops of my cheeks during the day but these blotting papers have been a complete god-send. All I have to do is pat one over my face and boom it picks up the oil and leaves me looking non-shiny. Hooray!

Sephora Wipes

Another own brand product which in honesty I only picked up as I ran out of make up remover wipes while I was away. These wipes smell amazing which is a great start but usually I don’t feel wipes go anywhere near removing all of my makeup but these really go. They’re really hydrating and seem to work just as well as my micellar water. I don’t use them at home much but they’re perfect to take away anytime I go out.

Sephora Skincare

Hourglass Blush in Mood Exposure

I have wanted an Hourglass blush for years but never been able to justify the expense on a single item that I already own so many of. Due to my extreme savings I obviously went mental being makeup and thought I’d treat myself and I’m actually kicking myself as to why I didn’t sooner. The colour is a soft plum colour which is so unlike anything I already own and it applies really well with little needed to create a perfect colour. The formula is smooth and soft and I’m definitely contemplating buying some more.

Estee Edit Flash Finish Powder

I’ve never really used powder properly but was really intrigued by the translucent powder in the new collection from Estee Lauder. As a great place to start with the brand and a product I actually didn’t own I snapped it up. I now know how much a powder can finish a look, it can tone down imperfections, blot down any oily spots and with the finish to this version it seems to level out my skin tone really well. Impressive for a white coloured powder.

Hourglass Blush

Too Faced Hangover Primer

This is something I’ve meant to pick up and try for ages but I seem to have so many primers. I forgot my massive stash at home and bought it anyway and again something which I am finding myself choosing quite often. This feels like part moisturizer and part primer as it is a creamy primer as opposed to a silicone based one. My skin always feels great and hydrated after using this and it doesn’t cause any redness to appear like some primers do.

Kari Gran Peppermint Lip Whip

I am super rubbish at using lip balms and things but this one is a bit different. Firstly the lip whip is really creamy and of course smells heavily of peppermint (which is incredible) but it lasts so well. Usually, I put balm on and half an hour later my lips don’t feel nourished but the staying power of this is incredible with my lips feeling soft and moisturised hours after applying. I really want to put this in my handbag to use when travelling etc but then I’m worried I won’t use it in the mornings so I might need to grab a second one.

Sephora Products

Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick

I bought four of these while away, although I wish I had got even more because these are the best liquid lipsticks I’ve used. The formula glides on really well with enough product on one wand to cover the lips, it’s quite liquidy when you apply it so you can move it around but then it dries pretty quickly and super matte. Compared to other liquid lipsticks they don’t feel dry or heavy, in fact most of the time I assume it has rubbed off as I don’t feel like I am wearing it but it’s still there. The longevity of them are incredible. Out of the four I bought the nude Aston and the lilac tinged pink Dusty Rose are my go to favourites.

Belif Aqua Bomb Moisturiser

Unless you haven’t cottoned on my now my skin is prone to dry spells and I’m always on the look out for something which is super enriched with moisture so the words ‘aqua bomb’ were hard to ignore with this Belif cream. The cream is definitely thick and creamy but takes no longer than a minute to sink into my skin, quite unusual for something so packed with hydration. I’ve been using this every night and have definitely noticed my skin feels less dry in the mornings.

If you’re thinking of making a Sephora purchase it’s worth considering coupons to make your purchases cheaper.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of them?
This post was written in collaboration with Mamma.com but all excessive Sephora purchases were my own


  1. Elanor
    August 11, 2016 / 9:04 am

    The blotting papers would be perfect for me, especially when the work buddies plan drinks in the town on a Friday. I hate how much oil I have on my face come afternoon, so I may have to invest in something like this! 🙂

  2. Mellissa Williams
    August 11, 2016 / 10:19 am

    I need those blotting papers in my life. The Body Shop used to do something similar but not any more

  3. fashion-mommy
    August 11, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I suffer with oily skin too so the blotting papers sound like a godsend.

  4. August 11, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    This post is super useful for me as I am going away next week and will be taking a trip to Sephora 😀 x

    • August 11, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      You should check out my massive sephora haul, guaranteed to not make you feel bad about any amount of money you spend haha x

  5. August 11, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    I have not tried anything from your list but I did manage to get a few things whilst I was there last year

  6. Natalia Molinero Mingorance
    August 12, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I’ve never tried anything from Sephora, as I’m very selective with the products that I use for my skin but I guess if they are so popular they may be good too x

  7. Cake Escapes
    August 12, 2016 / 7:20 am

    I have never tried any of the product, the blush looks lovely though! I like Estee Lauder products so will check out the flash powder – looks intresting!

  8. Joanna
    August 12, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I’ve never shopped at Sephora but love the look of the liquid lipsticks and the Estee edit flash finish powder.

  9. August 12, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Since the lip whip is peppermint, I”m all about it! Contrary to you, I use lip balms and the like ALL the time!

  10. August 12, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    I keep thinking I should try some Sephora – perhaps I need to take the plunge and give it a whirl.x

  11. August 12, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I hear a lot about Sephora but I have to admit, I’ve never really thought about buying from them. From the sounds of the liquid lipsticks I think I’ve found my first purchase #lipstickaddict 🙂

  12. Beautyqueenuk
    August 12, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    I would be really happy with all of those, especially the blusher which just looks amazing x

  13. August 13, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but it sounds like you’ve picked up some super products! Enjoy! 🙂

  14. August 13, 2016 / 11:31 am

    I desperately need blotting paper, my skin is always so oily especially in the T – Zone area .

  15. August 13, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Looks like you have picked up some great products. I like the sound of the blotting paper.

  16. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    August 14, 2016 / 9:31 am

    I have been dying to get my hands on that too faced primer! X

  17. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    August 14, 2016 / 9:38 am

    I never feel like cleansing wipes actually do their job, so it’s great to hear that these do.

  18. August 14, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    The lip whip sounds like something I need in my life 🙂

  19. August 14, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    We haven’t been into Sephora for ages, my mummy could do with the blotting paper! Great haul xx

  20. Melanie Edjourian
    August 14, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Ok so i’m jealous, I want to try them all especially the peppermint lip whip 😉

  21. Laura
    August 15, 2016 / 12:02 am

    That Hourglass Blush is absolutely STUNNING!! I love the look of their products SO much xxx

  22. August 15, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Everything looks good and I really like that finishing blush.

  23. Galina V
    August 15, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    A lovely stash! Never heard of Sephora. Estee flash finish powder looks very classy & stylish

  24. beautykinguk
    August 16, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I think the day Sephora comes back to the UK (well if) then I am going to know where to shop for the wife for presents!

  25. TalontedLex
    August 21, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I have an unhealthy obsession with Sephora and always go a little crazy when I’m near one. Your choices were excellent – I’m so tempted by the Hourglass blushes…

    • August 23, 2016 / 8:25 am

      I went so mental in New York this year it was a little crazy. I know when I head to Paris and Copenhagen I need to make sure I only pick up own brand things as price wise most other brands are more expensive there x

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