The Sephora outlet at ION Orchard was hideously cramped last Saturday with ladies holding baskets full of makeup products and some bored boyfriends who probably got dragged to the store to squeeze with everyone else just so their female friends/partners could get a good deal from the 20% discount off all items for 4 long days.
This sale came at the right moment. I went the following day after payday and I asked Sephora to just ‘take all my money naooooooooooo!’ lol. But I am thankful for the 20% off Sephora Singapore.
So without further ado, here is my haul which I admit is very reserved given my ability to just buy things without considering the consequences haha.
Here’s what I bought (prices are normal retail pricing at Sephora Singapore):
- Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush 214 Promiscuous, $55.00
- Lancome Lip Lover 355 Framboise Etoile, $40.00
- Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 301 Magnolia Organza, $50.00
- Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder Air Sensation 05 Soft White, $89.00
The first item I picked up was this Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in 214 Promiscuous. I have been dying to get my hands on a Marc Jacobs product ever since it launched at our Sephora stores in April this year but I held back because of the price. But the blushes from this range are just so smooth and creamy – totally my kinda thing!
Because I asked a friend who is now in the US to pick up 2 other colours for me, I decided to go with 214 Promiscuous because it was the colour that caught my eye from the display.
The blush comes in a sleek black compact with ‘Marc Jacobs’ printed and the clasp is quite sturdy – just press lightly and the compact will open.
It also comes with a cloth cover and a brush which both feels very cheap to me – not good MJ given that I had to pay $55 for it -.-“
Thankfully colour pay-off is awesome so I forgive you Mr Jacobs lol. Take a look at the hand swatches here. The colour is very pigmented, pink with shimmer. You can definitely build up the colour slowly with your brush, just remember, it’s called a Shameless Bold Blush for a reason – it will make you seem ‘shameless’ for attracting so much attention with your bold blush xD
Heavy swatch (L) Light swatch (R)
I have yet to try this on my face but you can see why I fell in love with the colour at Sephora – pinky blushes are my vices! I will try and post a review entry together with the other Marc Jacobs items my friend will be bringing back from the US for me. Stay tuned for that!
I chanced upon the small but sufficient Givenchy area in Sephora by accident. It was by sheer accident that I ended up there because I was looking for my friend Jacelyn and I saw the powder compact by accident.
Ended up picking 2 items from the nice and friendly BA from Givenchy.
Givenchy’s Le Rouge Lipstick in Magnolia Organza 301 looked like a bright pinkish red when I saw it in the tube. But upon swatching it at Sephora that day, I couldn’t make up my mind with their 205 Fuchsia Irrésistible and this but Jacelyn persuaded me to go with Magnolia Organza because I had way too many purple lip products in my stash.
This is a one swipe swatch – can you see how opaque the colour is? Totally convinced that I didn’t waste my money lol. We shall see how it fair against my dry lips ugh. I wish there was a way to do away with dry and flaky lips :/
Givenchy’s Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation in Soft White 05 was the second item I brought home with me from the brand.
Now this, has been appearing non-stop all over my Instagram feed. I was intrigued naturally! So since I was there at the Givenchy area, why not test this out? OH MAN, when the BA tried the product on my face, I was instantly sold!
It comes in a quartet of powders and the idea is to flip the entire container upside down pressing onto the puff, get the colour and then imprint the Givenchy logos all over before blending/smoothing the product.
Eh, I apologise for the crap lighting while taking these pictures first okay? Anyway, here’s the instructions from the box.
Comes with a seal which you have to discard upon opening it
Picking up the product with the puff
So you’ll get 4 different colours of powder aimed to correct your skin tone as well as provide the coverage that you need. The BA matched me to 05 Soft White even though I wanted to try the pastel coloured ones.
Print the Givenchy logos (damn cool haha!)
And then pat with the puff to smoothen it.
I used the powder as a setting and touch-up powder and I love the instant glow it gave my face.
My only grouse was that I disliked how the puff got dirtied by my liquid foundation and it was just a turn off for me. I gave in to my OCD and washed the puff that very night because of how grimy it was.
So I wish there was a better way to apply this – maybe I should really use a quick setting foundation or wait longer before patting the powder over my face.
(cr to Lancome’s official website)
Now for the final product I picked up at the sale, it is Lancome’s Lip Lover in 355 Framboise Etoile. I apologise once again for shit pictures. I couldn’t capture the actual product without it turning into a reflective mess and had to just use the picture from the official website.
Nevertheless, here is the hand swatch of the product.
355 Framboise Etoile is described as a berry pink shade and the line of Lip Lovers from Lancome is supposed to be “An intense lip color that hydrates and gives lips dewy, non-sticky shine. “
Well, I haven’t tried it on my lips yet but this colour is really intense. In fact, all the colours from the line are very intense! I had a hard time trying to get the swatches off at Sephora that day.
The formula is non-sticky, it had very smooth application and the applicator is akin to a doe-foot applicator but instead of it being rounded, it has 2 flat surfaces.
I liked how the top part of the Lip Lover has a click mechanism with the bottom half to give users a secure lip product. Very innovative I must add, so thumbs up for you Lancome! :D
Alright, that’s all for my Sephora haul. I am going to the TANGS 12% rebate sale tomorrow hehe and I just received a box full of NARS products from the US.
Maybe I will do haul posts for those when I have the time, so till then, thanks for reading! :)