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Sephora Brands Showcase 2016

I was very fortunate to get an invitation to the Sephora brands showcase where brand representatives from the likes of Givenchy, IT Cosmetics, Kat von D, Tarte, Ole Henriksen etc walked me through launches and products for the next 6 months.

Keep reading and take a virtual walk-through with me as I show you some new products! Just a warning that this a very picture heavy post!

My first stop was Ouai Haircare which was recently launched in Sephora stores. It’s created by the Kardashians’ hair stylist, Jen Atkins, and smells amazing. The products are all about creating easy, chic hairstyles that anyone can achieve.

Ouai

Ouai

I then moved onto Commodity. Firstly, how modern and aesthetically pleasing is the packaging?

Commodity

Commodity

The fragrances can be used on their own or mixed and matched to create a uniquely “you” scent. The white collection includes scents that are light and airy. The black collection includes scents that are more complex, intense and moody.
My favourite scent was Rain. It is a very light floral and smelt fresh and refreshing.

Tarte

Tarte

Tarte…oh my heart. Tarte will be releasing their Naughty Nudes collection in the next few months. The collection will include 5 nude-toned lip paints, Exposed highlighter, Lippie Lingeries (I think 6?), and 4 complimenting blushes. My pick would be the Exposed highlighter. It is pigmented and gives a very nice glow that is not too in your face. It would make a great everyday highlighter.

Tarte

Tarte

After the Tarte stand, I made my way over to Kat von D who will be releasing the Lock It cream concealers in 22 different shades as well as one white shade. You will definitely find a shade to suit you! The concealers are really creamy and opaque – a little will go a long way with this concealer. The applicator is teardrop shaped allowing for precise application and control.

Kat von D

Kat von D

Kat von D will also be releasing a translucent powder, which is so finely milled that when I went to dip my finger in, it kind of just sunk in!

Kat von D

Kat von D

Next stop was the Algenist booth. I met Sonya, the director of international sales, who demonstrated the PERFECT Clarifying Pore Corrector Mask on my hand. It is a professional-grade mask combining alguronic acid and sulfur to absorb excess oil, reduce the appearance of pores and leave skin feeling plump and soft! Does that not sound amazing? It does everything I look for in a facial mask.

Algenist

Algenist

Walking away with smooth hands, I stopped at The CLEAN Perfume booth, which is all about fragrances embodying simple and unpretentious scents like Fresh Laundry, Ultimate Warm Cotton and Summer Linen. The brand focuses on everyday scents that bring happy, warm, fuzzy feelings. The packaging is clean and simple and is eco-friendly! It is made from recyclable materials, is able to be recycled, the ink used is water-based and non-toxic, the alcohol is also non-toxic, corn-derived and aloe vera based, and even the cellophane packaging is corn-derived and compostable. My favourite scent was Rain. It smelt light and fresh – just the way I like it.

Clean

Clean

I also did a quick stop at Edible Beauty – a brand that produces skincare products which are actually edible. I was lucky to be educated by the brand founder, Anna Mitsios. She explained to me the idea behind the brand and how to use each product. There are four core products and they are numbered in the order you’re supposed to use them. In addition to the core four, there are also additional products you can add to your skincare routine. Simple, and the packaging is made from Miron Violet Glass to prevent any visible light passing through to protect the properties and active ingredients in the products.

Edible Beauty - Gold Eye Cream

Edible Beauty – Gold Eye Cream

After grabbing a quick bite, I headed to the Sephora booth. The stand out for me were release of new shades to the existing lipstick line. Sephora is also releasing cushion glow creams and matte lip creams!

Sephora

Sephora

The lip creams go on sheer but are very buildable and the shades are very soft pink, nude shades.

I headed over to the IT Cosmetics stand after I spied a new eye product. I already love their Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer so the new addition of the Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination has me excited. It provides full coverage but at the same time, some highlighting as well.

 

Becca Cosmetics. No description necessary. Unfortunately, the palettes have sold out and I was not quick enough to get my hands on it. If you can find it somewhere without having to pay with your organs, I recommend it. The powders are finely milled, pigmented and shades are stunning!

Becca Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics

Caolion, a Korean beauty brand making their mark in Sephora, is all about skincare and attacking those pesky pores! It is also the first natural skincare brand from Korea. What intrigued me were their duo packs. There are three different packs depending on your skincare concern and their aim is to detox, restore and enhance your skin. I can’t wait to use their products as I do have large pores and am always looking to minimise their appearance.

Caolion

Caudalie

Caudalie also had a booth and I was very excited to see that they are coming to Sephora Australia. Caudalie is a natural French skincare brand with a focus on the antioxidant powers of grapevines and grape Polyphenols. The products all contain a grapes or grapevine as an ingredient and these come from Caudalie’s own vineyard in Bordeaux, France. I was very lucky to receive two of their cult products to try – the beauty elixir and the radiance serum. Cannot wait!

Caudalie

Caudalie

I also did a quick stop at CoverFX and had a play with the new liquid highlighters. I think the pictures and video speak for themselves.

CoverFX

CoverFX

CoverFX

CoverFX

I spoke to Karyssa, retail education and artistry executive at Make Up For Ever who told me that they will be overhauling some product lines. This includes releasing 46 brand new shades to their Artist Rouge range. She told me that brands are constantly revising their products and formulas to ensure they stay at the top of their makeup game. Another new release will be the Water Blend Face and Body foundation which feels super light, applies like a dream and doesn’t feel or look cakey.

Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever

A Taiwanese skincare brand, For Beloved One, has a range focusing solely in dry skin, with the main ingredient being hyaluronic acid which has amazing water holding properties. Ever since my move to Melbourne, my skin has been so dry and flaky due to the dry air and cold. I am definitely looking forward to seeing this range in store to treat my skin.

For Beloved One

For Beloved One

Other noticeable brands and news:
Marc Jacobs – there will be a holiday release of 5 mini lipsticks in varying shades plus a metallic pink clutch. New Air Blushes are being released in September.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Givenchy – new Le Prisme Visage will be released next month. New lipsticks are also being released with packaging made from genuine leather. This nude blush leather is what I am waiting for. So girly, so pretty!

Givenchy

Givenchy

Givenchy

Givenchy

Super Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Despite telling myself every year to get my act together and start my Christmas shopping early, I never do. I always tend to leave it until the last minute so here’s a gift guide for the beauty lovers in your life :)

The first stop for any beauty lovers is Sephora, located in Sydney and Melbourne.

Some great gifts are available, like:-

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Christmas Gift Guide

Sephora Color Around The World 4 x Eye and Face Palettes $49*
Each palette features four matte and iridescent eye shadows, one blush, a mirror, and a tutorial with exclusive tips and tricks. There’s a neutral, bright, night time and everyday palette – perfect for all occasions. Reasonably priced at $49 for four palettes, that only works out to be $12.25

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set $24*

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set

A travel size pack of four of Tarte’s Amazonian butter lipsticks. These are hydrating and sheer making them great for Summer beach days which are just around the corner! Comes in four wearable shades – Punch, a mauve-pink, Bellini, a pinky-peach, Mimosa, a warm peach-brown and Sangria, muted berry. At only $6 a pop, these are great value for money. You could even buy the set then divvy it up as stocking stuffers.

Beautyblender Original and Mini Solid Kit $33*
The beautyblender really is the ultimate make up sponge applicator. It allows for flawless application of liquid concealers, foundations, BB creams e.t.c. and this comes with the mini sold cleanser to ensure your beautyblender is in great shape all the time, after every use.

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $69*

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

NudeStix 3 piece Magnetic Eye Colour in Moon, Spirit and Angel $62

Make up crayons and pencils are a lazy girl’s best friend. This limited edition set by NudeStix includes 3 mini eye pencils in a matte off-white (Moon), bronze taupe (Spirit) and a shimmery peach tone (Angel). As with all NudeStix pencils, these come in a pencil case with a sharpener – great for throwing in your bag.

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette $78*

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Vol. 2 Romantics palette

Containing 14 gorgeous silky matte shadows, one transforming pearl shadow and a double ended brush, it is a palette that contains an interesting range of colours. The varying shades and the transforming pearl allows for endless creations of looks!

Marc Jacobs Le Marc lipstick $43*
I love the Le Marc lip creme lipsticks from Marc Jacobs. They are long-lasting and hydrating and are luxe! I have Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, deep rose and Infamous, a medium-rose pink. The colours in this range are so wearable – you can’t go wrong!

Kat von D Studded Kiss lipstick $31*
For another great range of lipsticks, you can’t go past the Kat von D Studded Kiss. The packaging is so bad ass! The two shades I have, La Femme, which is a bright coral and Lolita, a matte, muted rosy-brown. Both long-lasting, lightweight and wearable shades.

Formula X $17*

Formula X

Formula X

Pictured here are Euphora, from the Quartz collection, a shimmery pink on a black base, and Extreme, a copper red from the Classics collection. These are cheap and there’s so many shades to choose from. Great as stocking stuffers or have a look at their kits as a gift!

Sephora Let It Snow bubble bath and shower gel*
This year, Sephora’s Holiday offering is this snowflake themed. The range includes a My Fragrance to Roll, this bubble bath and shower gel, fizzing bath balls, moisturiser, hand creams e.t.c, these are also great for stocking stuffers :)

And here are my picks for a non-Sephora gift:-


Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99* – available at Priceline

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set $79.99

This gorgeous gift set comes with 4 brushes: a multi-tasking brush, tapered foundation brush, angled highlighter brush, base shadow brush and fine line brush and a white clutch – great for the party season!

Furless Cosmetics Couture Body Contour Kit $99.99* – online at Furless Cosmetics
If you’re in no rush to have presents under the tree by Christmas Day, these may be an option. There’s also currently a 20% off promotion before Boxing Day! These brushes feel so SO soft. The sleek black handles and gold writing just screams luxury and looks great on any vanity. Whilst it says it’s a body contour kit, I am able to use all brushes for my face. I can see how useful the biggest brush would come in handy for an all over body shimmer application though.

Sleek i-Lust palette and Solstice highlighting palette* – Target, online ($11.49USD for the eyeshadow palette and $14.99USD for the highlighting palette)
Just in time for Summer, where my make up goes straight to glowy looks, this i-Lust palette contains four shimmery shades and two cream shadows which can help you create day and night time looks.
The Solstice highlighting palette contains four different shades of highlight, two baked powders, one cream and one shimmer powder. The shades range from a warm rose-gold to a warm orange, all to help you achieve that glow of your life.

Glasshouse Mini Christmas Candle trio $46.95online, stockists here

 

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95

Glasshouse Miniature Candle Trio $46.95


My default product for any female are candles. You just cannot go wrong! Glasshouse has released a limited edition trio of three mini Christmas candles for the price of one large candle. These have the best throw, lasts as long as it says it does and smells amazing.

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