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I have a new Sephora haul roundup review for you today! There are lots of new beauty launches at Sephora I’ve put to the test this month and I’ve found some new loves! Here are 12 things I hauled this month to try and my thoughts.
Make Up For Ever launched the new HD Skin Matte Velvet Undetectable Longwear Blurring Powder Foundation and it has an overwhelming number of rave reviews so I had to investigate it to see if it lived up to the hype. I picked up 2Y20 Warm Nude and it’s a perfect match! It blurs the skin to perfection with a sponge giving full smooth coverage. I also like to use a brush to apply it as a setting powder for sheerer coverage. Lasting power is very good and I love that it does not oxidize on my skin.
I also picked up the Make Up For Ever HD Undetectable Longwear Foundation in the same corresponding shade 2Y20. This isn’t a new formula but new to me and I give this one is a huge thumbs up too. It’s lightweight, blurs, naturally radiant, with nice natural coverage. The texture is fluid and easy to blend and work into the skin without looking or feeling heavy.
Another complexion product I picked up is the Caliray Freedreaming Clean Blurring Skin Tint in Shade 6. I’ve been looking for a natural skin tint that still has some coverage and that isn’t too dewy. It’s a skin-but-better sheer tint but still has enough coverage to even out the skin in a very natural way. It does have a dewy finish so I set with powder but I really like the way it looks and feels on the skin.
I’ve loved the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray for as long as I can remember and did not realize they had more than one formula until recently. I’ve been really impressed with the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray with Vitamin C. You can use this to prep and hydrate the skin before makeup. It has an ultra fine mist dispenser to evenly spritz the face. Love this for a light veil of hydration. It also works to set the makeup too.
The new Tower 28 Sculptino Soft Matte Cream Contour + Bronzers just launched and I literally ran to my local store to pick one up. I opted for the shade in Getty which is a natural medium tan. I like that it’s a neutral-warm color which helps warm up the complexion in a flattering way. It has a creamy finish described as a soft matte and on the skin it does feel like a demi-matte but still has a dewy look to it. I’ve photographed and swatched it next to the Bronzino in West Coast for reference.
Left: West Coast, Right: Getty
As a fan of the Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Balm Powder I was really excited to see that she launched the Yummy Skin Blush. These are ultra pigmented balm blushes that will show up on a wide range of skin tones. I love that these are still easy to blend/sheer out easily. I picked Jubilee and Rose N Brunch to try first and really like both. I applied both shades on the lips and cheeks. They have a blurred soft matte finish with excellent lasting power on me.
Another popular item that caught my eye is the Fenty Skin Lip Plush Puddin’ Intensive Recovery Lip Mask. This has a unique twisting base to push and dispense the balm. It’s thick, hydrating and plush – I like to use this as an overnight lip mask. Softens the lips and I really love it.
For lip colors I picked up some new Hourglass and Anastasia Beverly Hills. A number of you asked for a review of the new Hourglass Unlocked Satin Crème Lipsticks. I picked up four to try in Tide, Alpine, Oasis and Dahlia. I am completely blown away by this formula. It just might be THE best satin lipstick formula I have ever tried. These have flawless smooth coverage and apply beautifully on the lips. They have a very soft vanilla scent. Out of the four I picked I like Oasis the best but they’re really all wearable. I will 100% need to pick up more colors.
Anastasia Beverly Hills launched new lip shades to her current lineup. I picked up one of her Lip Pencils in Muted Mauve which is a taupe mauve shade and two Lip Glosses in Sunbaked which is a mauve pink and Soft Pink which is a creamy baby pink. The glosses work well when layered on top of a pencil or lipstick for a full glossy lip look. I think the new neutral shades are really stunning.
Last is a quick look at two new hair launches. Oribe added a new product to the Hair Alchemy lineup with their new Hair Alchemy Strengthening Masque and it does not disappoint. Strengthens hair and leaves it soft and hydrated. As a huge Olaplex fan I could not wait to try the No.4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo and it’s a win for me. I really love that the product does not leave any white powder residue on the hair. Feels lightweight, adds volume, absorbs excess oil.
That wraps up my February Sephora haul! If you haven’t checked out their Beauty Insider Program yet make sure you check it out here. You can sign up for free and it opens up access to some fun benefits, early access to events and more.
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