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I don't know about you, but nothing says Spring quite like 15% off at my favorite bougie makeup store. Wouldn't you agree? If you read my Sephora V.I.B. Wishlist from last week you'll know I was thinking about purchasing a lot of things from the sephora website. Luckily, I decided to brave the crowds and go to a store instead or else I would have ordered things that I wouldn't have been happy with.
The only product from the wishlist that I actually bought is the Makeup forever Pro Bronze Fusion bronzer in the deepest shade 30M. I don't have a lot of bronzers in my collection because I'm not much of a bronzer person and I struggle to find both a formula and a shade that will work well with my skin tone. I was excited to try this because, even though it looks dark in the pan, it's not so pigmented that I'd have to worry about using it sparingly or looking crazy. I actually put this bronzer all over my face, neck and chest to add warmth to an otherwise yellow complexion. Then I focus more product in the usual contour and bronzing areas and so far, so good.
When it comes to contouring I finally bit the bullet and picked up both of the Shade and Light Palettes from Kat Von D. These palettes are nothing new so I shouldn't have to say how soft, creamy and pigmented the formula is, or about how well designed an surprising sturdy the packaging is, or about how ridiculous the names are because You'll already know! As far as I know KVD is sold exclusively at Sephora and 15% off was all I needed to justify the spend. I can already tell that both of these will make it into a favorites post.
To satisfy my craving for a neutral eyeshadow palette with a bit of color for Spring, I went straight to Laura Mercier to grab the Artist Palette. I just love the combination of neutrals and purples for any time of year and looks especially good on brown-eyed-girls.
The one product I did buy from Too Faced is the Melted Lipstick in the most disturbing shade name I've ever seen: Melted Chihuahua. Even though this isa beautiful nudie pink shade that's best for light to tan skin tones, how awkward would it be if some asks you what you're putting on you lips and you have to answer: "Just some melted Chihuahua."
I did end up buying three products from Urban Decay, but let's start with the one product that I actually took back. I mentioned in my March Favorites post that I was loving the L.A. Girl Pro concealer in the orange for color correcting the darkness under my eyes but was having trouble concealing the orange with foundation and regular concealer. I picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in the Peach corrector shade, but the color wasn't deep enough to correct my darkness. It just lightened the under eye area and made it look dry and ashy. I honestly don't think this corrector would work for anyone with a deeper skin tone similar to mine or deeper.
Last but definitely not least, the pièce de résistance of this haul is the Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin. I walked into Sephora with this product on the radar, but it wasn't until I actually swatched it and immediately fell head over heels (right after I creamed my panties). This is just the perfect champagne gold shade. It's not too gold, not too pink and not too silver in tone. This is definitely the most versatile of the shades that Urban Decay released in this line of highlighters. I can see this working for nearly any every skin tone. If you're lighter it'll be a little more subtle and if you're darker it'll be more noticeable. If you're ridiculously fair or have a cool undertone, you might want to try Aura. I don't wanna be one of those people that gets all contraversial, but so far I'm liking Sin better than Champagne Pop. Please don't tell Jaclyn because she's my main youtube b*tch.
That concludes this haul! If you're interested in any of the Afterglow highlighters, give them a swatch, see what you think and tag me on Twitter @savinfacebeauty so I can see it! Otherwise leave a comment with some of the things you bought at the VIB sale or with products that might be on your wishlist.
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