I have recently become a huge fan of the Sephora Collection- I'm really impressed with the quality of these items, the competitive price tag, and well, the way they make me look! So, I thought I would share 5 of the Sephora brand items that I have fallen in love with!!
Sephora has a variety of brush lines, from basic to pro. I find that every brush I have tried has been made of the softest hair, and frankly, the quality seems even better than the majority of my MAC brushes!! One of my favorites is the #41 large powder brush, which I also reviewed a while back, here. In addition, I love the #48 Bronzer Brush (soft as hell, and great for face and body), and the #55 Foundation Airbrush, all of which are comparable in price to MAC but completely different from anything the MAC line offers. I love the innovation of the Sephora brushes.
In searching for the perfect bronzer color and finish (we're talking a slight matte finish with a natural tone), I stumbled across Sephora's range of bronzers. They have several different colors and finishes (my favorite is Bora Bora) which should appeal to a broad range of skin tones. The $15 price tag also made me pretty happy. :) I use this every day (in conjunction with my MAC 150 brush), and the final result is a natural and effortless bronze! For even more bang for your buck, there is also the Sun Disk, which for $22, is a super-sized bronzer (comes in the shade Aruba). But yea, I had spent a ton of time looking for a good bronzer, and this is definitely it!!
3.) Mattifying Compact Foundation
The 5-star reviews from over 2300 users piqued my interest in this one- being a Bare Escentuals Matte foundation fan, I am always on the lookout for other stellar (and perhaps even less-expensive) powder foundations. While I wouldn't exactly describe the finish of this as matte, I will agree that it contributes to a gorgeous complexion! I use my Bare Escentuals brushes to apply. At $20, this is an affordable alternative for me!
2.) Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist
During these dreary winter months, I sometimes like to give my face and décolletage a little color, and the best way is definitely with Sephora's Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist. It's only $14 for a can, and each can easily lasts for a couple of months. I just like how easy it is to use, there's no mess, no fuss, no strange smell. Just spray on and voila! It's also enriched with glycerine to help moisturize the skin, so when I get out of the shower, I spritz my face quickly, let it dry down and by the time I'm done blow-drying my hair, it's dry enough to apply my normal moisturizer and makeup.
If you're like me and you like to experiment a lot with color, the Sephora blushes are one of the best ways to do so without spending a ton of money. At $13 a pop, it's reasonable enough to try several different colors. My sister was looking for a good bright pink, and settled on Icy Fuchsia #11. It is seriously perfect for a whole slew of skin tones! Very girly and cute color for spring.