My summertime Sephora haul is finally here! I can't stop apologizing for how delayed this post is. This Sephora haul was just full of products that I had to restock in my collection because I was running out. Does anyone else have that problem where you run out of multiple products at the same time? It happens to me all the time, and I end up spending tons of money in one trip, haha. Feel free to read on because I'll talk about each of the products I bought in-depth.


Origins Eye Doctor Eye Cream ($37): Ever since I started moisturizing my under-eye area, I've tried using all different drugstore brands that stung my eyeballs until they watered and turned red. I have extremely sensitive skin as well, and I feel that most drugstore skincare products tend to have more chemicals that aren't suitable for sensitive skin (or maybe I'm unlucky and have had bad experiences with them). Anyway, high-end eye creams are quite pricy, and they come in tiny pots, but one pot can last almost a year, and a little goes a long way. I've tried the highly-raved Kiehl's Creamy Avocado Eye Cream before, and it was too thick for me to use year-round. This Origins one is super lightweight and really moisturizing. It sinks into the skin pretty fast, and it has cucumber and green tea extract which are great for sensitive skin.


Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Chocolate ($30): This is a perfect bronzer for contouring and warming up your complexion. I was never really into using bronzer until I tried a deluxe sample I got from a Too Faced Kit a couple years back. I finally ran out of the sample (which lasted me quite a while), and I wanted to try out different brands and whatnot to explore all the different options, including Benefit's Hola. Every time I went to Sephora to get a Beauty Advisor's opinion, they recommended me to stick with the Too Faced one because my skin tone looks best with a neutral-toned contour as opposed to a red-toned one. I was bummed out that I didn't get to try out new things, but I was also happy that I got to stick with this one because it smells SO yummy just like cocoa mix!


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($37): This product isn't a repurchase, but I had just run out of my previous setting powder, and unfortunately, I have super oily skin. I used to use the Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder, and it was decent for the first couple months of using it, but I just didn't think it was doing that good of a job for a mattifying powder, and it didn't have a silky finish like it claimed. However, Laura Mercier's powder is actually very similar to the MUFE one in the way that it is a very fine loose setting powder, but LM does a way better job. It almost blurs the skin after applying foundation and concealer, and after a long 12-hour day, my foundation is still on my face. I found with this powder, it makes my makeup last so much longer and works very well with the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray. The only area I have to touch-up with powder throughout the day is mainly my nose and T-zone. As an aesthetic, the packaging of this product comes in a heave-duty container that looks really nice (and feels luxurious) with a frosted finish.

 
Hourglass Concealer Brush ($25): This was a definite impulse buy. I only use Real Technique brushes because they're affordable for amazing quality (with the exception of the Urban Decay eyeshadow brushes that come with the palettes). Since I've been using almost the entire collection for a couple years, I got really bored and I wanted to try new brushes. To be quite honest, I just wanted a good concealer brush I could use under my eyes, but this brush is only good for one use—you'll have to wash it after every use unless you don't mind a very stiff, concealer-soaked brush. I wanted to use this brush to blend in my NARS concealer, but it makes it all streaky and the product soaks up into the brush very quickly. I'm pretty sure I don't know how to use this brush properly, but now I just use it to clean up and highlight my brows, and it does a good job at that. I'm probably going to look into the Sephora Pro Collection for a new concealer brush, or just stick with my old Real Technique brushes that are still going strong.


Beauty Blender Blender Cleanser Solid ($16): For the longest time, I've been washing my brushes with baby wash and warm water, and it took a good hour to get all my brushes spotless and clean. I didn't believe in brush cleansers because I thought they were just soap, but I was completely wrong. This brush cleanser is amazing and it only takes me 15 minutes tops to wash all my brushes. This is a solid soap that you swish a wet brush in, then massage the bristles to clean out all the makeup. It is literally magic. I haven't tried the liquid version of this, but I am sure it does the same job. It's also anti-bacterial, so it gets out all the germs that have been building up on top of all the makeup residue. I use this to clean my brushes once a week, and it's just so simple, effective, and cheap! I would highly recommend this if you need a brush cleanser. I've been using this once a week for the past four months, and there's still probably a good 5 uses left. When I run out, I think I'll opt to try the liquid cleanser to compare them.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ($29): I have not found a concealer as good as the NARS one. It's pretty high-coverage and it doesn't feel heavy or cakey. I won't go into too much detail because I've already written a post about it here (plus a secret tip that'll help you get the most out of this product!) It's my holy grail, and I can't recommend it enough if you need a new concealer.

That's all for my summer Sephora haul! I hope you enjoyed reading, and found some of this useful (and enjoyable). If you've tried any of these products, let me know your thoughts! I'd love to hear what you think about the products that I use as well :)
Thank you for bearing with me as I try to get my life together to continue writing weekly posts, haha. I'm excited to be more invested in my blog! Also, if there's anything you'd like to read about—reviews, life updates, Q&As, etc.—let me know! I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Until next time,
Teresa x

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