As a reward to finishing ALL my college apps, I treated myself to a little Sephora fun. I actually went in store to try a bunch of things rather than looking online, which was awesome because I got a couple things I never would even look at online. I also got some help to find a better shade of foundation since the color match always makes me too pink. Here are my goodies!
Nars Sheer Matte foundation in Deauville: This is quite a change from the color Santa Fe, but the formula is so awesome that I wanted to stick to the brand. Nar's foundations tend to get darker as you spread them on the skin, so when you think you're a perfect match, I'd suggest going one shade lighter. I went multiple shades lighter because I'm losing my summer tan, and it also was a good balance of pink and yellow that more matched my skin tone. $45.
Urban Decay Naked2 Basics: Matching with the type of shades found in the regular Naked2 palette, the basics palette is 5 matte and one pearl taupe-y type shades. Every picture I've seen (even the one on the box) doesn't give it justice as to how beautiful the shades are. So versatile, I absolutely love playing with a ton of different looks. $29.
Anastasia Brow Whiz in Medium Brown: Yes, I'm late to the game on this one. And like everyone else who's tried this pencil, once you go whiz you never go back. Medium Brown is the perfect color because it's very grey toned, which makes my eyebrows look much more natural. The fine pencil and spooley work wonders on filling in brows while keeping a natural look. I seriously love this pencil, and it's so worth the money. $21.
Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Aubergine: Holy crap the pigment is amazing. And the staying power. I'm new to Bite as a brand, but I'm very, very impressed. I tested a few of their lipsticks, and the vibrancy was the exact same. I wore this particular crayon, which looks like a cross between a chubby stick and a lip liner, in a very beautiful eggplant color. It lasted for a good 3 hours without any kind of lip prep. 3 HOURS. Towards the end it does turn a bit more red toned, but still very pretty. I'm absolutely going to try more from this brand. $24.
Tangle Teezer Compact Styler: Another newbie for me, and nothing to do with makeup, this small brush is used on wet hair to get out tangles. I have a lot of problems with tangly and damaged hair since getting it bleached. It's a great tool to travel with because it has the case, and it's very easy to clean, so it's great for the shower. I have medium thickness long hair, and it is much easier than a comb, but if you have thick hair, it might get a bit difficult to work with. Overall, it would work best with short, thin hair, but I'd give it a try! Definitely pulls less than a brush, and less damaging. $20