Sephora VIB Haul 2016: Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Skin Illuminating Foundation and Friends.

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I picked up some Kevyn Aucoin during the VIB sale. I’d only really wanted to get one thing, the new foundation, but wanted to try the Neo Bronzer since the summer so I went ahead and got it along with the new-ish Guardian Angel highlighter. I dunno, over the last few years or so, I’ve not really been into KA as much as I once was. The brand just seems to be lacking in innovation as well as quality, but I guess I was nostalgic here. Lemme tell you though? This foundation is quite possibly the worst foundation I’ve tried this year, and I’ve tried a lot if you’ve been keeping track.

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Sephora VIB Sale 2016: Dior Diorific LE Matte Liquid Lip & Cheek Velvet Colour.

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These were some of the items that I picked up in store. I really wanted to get these in person because I needed to know if they were pigmented enough for me. Reviews notwithstanding, pigmented for someone of a fair complexion is very different for someone my complexion, just as what I find pigmented won’t fly for someone much darker. And also, these sold out moments after going online during the Rouge sale. As it was, when I went into Sephora, there were only three of the four shades available, luckily the one that I didn’t want, was the one that was out.

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Sephora VIB 2016: Burberry Cashmere Soft Matte Foundation.

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Burberry’s Cashmere matte foundation is one that’s debuted only once per year. You can get it from Sephora and other retailers between September and December every year, but after that it frikkin disappears for another year. You can usually find it on the Burberry website for a little bit longer, maybe  till the end of January. I’ve been stalking this for about two years now, don’t ask me why, something in the description just intrigued me. There are thirteen shades in the range, but where Burberry foundations are really spot on with their colour descriptions and the wear, sadly this one fell way short of my expectations from the brand.

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Sephora VIB Haul 2016: All The Powders!

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I’m a total fan of Givenchy powders, the rest of the beauty line I can take or leave, but I think that they make some really great powders. I’d previously been using the Poudre Bonne Mine in Ambre Croisiere that I kinda sorta reviewed here, they debuted a couple of new loose powders so I wanted to pick up at least one of those as well.

The Prisme Libre powder ($54) comes in five shades and although you would think that they would be skin tone specific, they’re not. The powders are designed for everything from colour correcting to radiance. From the Sephora website;

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Sephora VIB Haul 2016: Tatcha Skincare.

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This is it! Yay!!!

Ok, so clearly I’ve converted. These were my most expensive purchases during the VIB sale. I’ve fallen absolutely in love with Tatcha, like who knew that would happen? Normally I am not trying to shell out this much for skin care, but I have absolutely been obsessed with skin care lately I’ve bought so many other things that I haven’t shared yet, but really need to. At the start of the fall my skin was going through some stuff. I’m not sure if it was because the weather kept ping ponging between cold and really freaking hot, but I was having a lot of congestion happening. I went through a bunch of stuff and threw some out, kept some. An updated skin care routine is in order don’t you think? I swear, does anyone else get tired of having to change up the routine every year?

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Sephora VIB Sale 2016: New Additions To The Laura Mercier Candleglow Line!

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This was such a welcome treat for me! You guys know that the Laura Mercier Candleglow foundation has become my most reached for foundation, and I have upwards if ten different foundations people. I did get a darker colour for the summer, but I found that it’s such a flexible foundation that I can wear it now as well. It’s a tad dark, but not anything super noticeable, plus I can always fix it with a lighter powder. Since I’ve been stalking the Sephora site looking to see if the LM holiday palette that I wanted would be available, I ran across these as soon as they dropped. The palette never came into stock though, it’s only available on the LM website. Big boos.

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Sephora VIB Sale 2016: CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops.

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Sephora associates are minions of Satan. There, I said it cause there is absolutely no reason for you to see me with a basketful of stuff and deliberately walk me over to the shiniest, most beautifulest, blingiest highlighter in the joint with that devilish little grin on your face. Like I was only gonna look at it? Girl…you know me by name, and you just started working here for the holidays! How does that convey any sort of self-control on my part to you?

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