Spring Makeup Haul- Sephora & Ulta (2014)

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Before you watch this video, please get a cup or tea, cocoa, or coffee because I have a ton to show you. As you’ll see soon, I went completely hog wild with my makeup shopping this month. I guess absence does make the heart grow fonder.

I cashed in my Ulta Rewards for a Juicy Couture Perfume. Then I went to Sephora and did major damage over the last couple of weeks. I picked up:

  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Rush Luster Cheek Sweep Palette
  • Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Gel
  • Clinique Cheek Pop Blush in 03 Berry Pop
  • Tarte Butter Lipstick in Poppy
  • Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush in 510
  • Bite Beauty Lipstick in Violet
  • Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water
  • Cover FX CC Cream in N X-Deep
  • Cover FX Concealer in N X-Deep

Deluxe Samples of:

  • Marc Jacobs Mascara
  • Dior ShowHourglass Mineral Veil Primer
  • Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in Rose Dressing

Clinique Gift with Purchase Items:

  • Take the Day off Makeup Remover for Lids
  • Even Better Makeup with SPF 15 in 13 Amber
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +
  • A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins in “Hi Sweetie”
  • Lash Doubling Mascara
  • Lipstick in Raspberry Glace

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February Empties

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I know I haul a lot, but I thought I’d show you what I’m using up and repurchasing. I didn’t buy as much makeup and beauty in February, so I focused on using many of the items I already had. Let me know what you think of my empties.

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks-Black Friday Haul

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I picked up an awesome 6-pack of Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks on Black Friday.

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Sephora VIB Haul Part 1 & 2

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-Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder in #177 Neutral Caramel
-First Aid Beauty (FAB): Ultra Repair Cream, Face Moisturizer, Lip Therapy, and Instant Oatmeal Mask.
-Ole Henriksen Truth to Go Wipes
-Ole Henriksen On the Go Cleanser
-Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Lights & Brights: Argan Illuminizer, Argan Oil Light,Argan Color Stick in Spice, and Argan High Gloss Lip Quench in Pink Honey
–Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers: Argan Oil, Argan Cleansing Oil, Argan Infinity Creamy Oil, Argan Oil Hair Serum, Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot, Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot

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Featured in this video:

-First Aid Beauty (FAB): Fab Faves to Go-Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, and Ultra Repair Cream
-Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils in: Quince, Rhubarb, Cranberry (LE), & Madeira
-Nars Sin & Casino Blush-Bronzer Duo
-Nars Coeur Battant (LE) Blush
-Ole Henriksen Truth Serum
-Urban Decay Vice 2 Eye Shadow Palette
-Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks in Shame & Venom
-Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery
-Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Volupt Shine in Prune in Fire
-Sephora Lip Liner in Pleasant Plum (Dupe for UD Venom)
-Sephora Black Magic Makeup Eye Shadow Palette
-Kat Von D Rollerball Perfume in Sinner
-Urban Decay 500 Point Perk with Anti-Aging Eye Primer, B6 Vitamin Prep Spray, All Nighter Spray, and Mushroom eye shadow single
-Gift with Purchase: Buxom Mascara in Ultra Noir (Blackest Black), Josie Maran Argan Oil, B6 Vitamin Prep Spray, Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil, Clean Parfum, Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm in Nude Glow, Fresh Sugar Lip Tint in Petal, Origins Plantscription Anti-aging cream, Marvelous Moxie lipstick samples in Speak Your Mind and Never Say Never, Eve Lom Cleanser, and Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream.
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Fall Haul: Sephora

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Just a few things I ordered on Sephora. Plus, please check out my friend’s YouTube channel, Boxes with Bunny. http://www.youtube.com/user/BoxesWithBunny

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My Summer Empties: Tashia’s Whoas, So-sos, & No Goes

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My summer empties. Warning this is a long video. 🙂

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IPSY August 2013

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Watch to see the awesome items I received in my IPSY Glam Bag.

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My Top 10 High End Makeup Products

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1. Tarte Lash Primer
2. Lorac Unzipped Eye Shadow Palette
3. MAC Embrace Me Lipglass
4. Laura Mercier Universal Setting Powder
5. Make Up For Ever Concealer in #18
6. Buxom Lip Gloss in Dolly and Carmen
7. MAC Blushes in Fever and Hot Nights
8. Smashbox BB Cream in Dark
9. Urban Decay “All Nighter” Setting Spray
10. Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
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-Giovanna- http://youtube.com/gi0xoxol
-Jeneen- http://youtube.com/momsmakeup07
-Jessica- http://youtube.com/amourofbeauty
-Sam- http://youtube.com/mixedreviewsbysam
-Samantha- http://youtube.com/lovepinkhun
-Teresa- http://youtube.com/ChaChaCakes
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Urban Decay Flushed…Was a Flush…

Urban Decay Flushed...

In two words: not impressed!!! I was so sad when I swatched the Urban Decay Flushed pallette at Ulta this week. What a disappointment. None of the colors in the pallete showed up on me and I mean none. The pallette has a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. Going in, I expected tthat I wouldn’t be able to use the bronzer for it’s intended purpose. However, I wanted to try the pallette anyway because Urban Decay is well-known and renowned because it’s very pigmented shadows. As such, I expected no different from their new Flushed pallete. Boy was I delusional.

I’m a dark-skinned woman of color, but hardly the darkest on the color spectrum.  Likewise, I don’t expect all makeup to be universally flattering. However,  I was unprepared for anything Urban Decay to be a complete failure on me. I love all of their eyeshadow palletes and their setting sprays. Even though the colors may not have worked for my complexion, I at least expected them to be visible. Sadly, this might be the only Urban Decay product that is a complete bust for me and any other sistah that has a deeper tone than light beige. Even for those sistahs in the ivory range, I think they too would have to take a heavy handed approach to getting anything in the Flushed pallete to show up. Ultimately, my problem with the Flushed pallete is not that it does not suit my complexion, but the fact that it lacks overall pigmentation.

My universal test for a blush and highlighter is the one swirl rule (I’ve been spoiled by MAC products). I should be able to get a visible pick up of color in one swirl of a brush or finger swatch. Unfortunately, I had to continually rub the pallete using my index finger to even get a hint of color–even for the blush. I was appalled.

I’ve seen lots of rave reviews about the Flushed pallete, even from sistahs with darker complexions, but I’m confused. While I know what works for me may not work for someone else and vice versa–the hype is mystifying. For $30.00, I wouldn’t expect a high end brand to have so little color payoff. Sadly, the value isn’t there if one has to have such a heavy hand to get decent color.

Did anyone else have this same problem or is it just me? I’d love to hear your experiences. 😦