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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sephora and Ulta mini haul

My daughter, Amber(22) and I went on a mini splurge at the mall yesterday. My must have list was pretty small...Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle Peel Pads, MUFE foundation & a face primer. Between Sephora and Ulta, I walked away with a bit more than that. I spent about $200, Amber did double that. I also dumped $70 on jewelry from Icing (love the India inspired earrings!), and another $20 at Wet Seal for a pot-hole fishnet shirt.

Although I'm a mineral foundation convert, I wanted another choice for the winter months, and have been dying to try MUFE HD. I found a good match with #125 and #130, and settled for the more yellow #125. Last night, I sampled some where I need the most coverage- my nose and inner cheek.
My first thought?
This is a foundation I'm going to have to build/layer...it's not full coverage on my skin.
I'm betting that this lack of coverage is where the mixed reviews amoung the over 35 crowd are coming from. Having said that, here's hoping that Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle Peel Pads live up to the hype.

This product claims to "help minimize pores, clarify the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone."
I tried this several hours ago, leaving it on my skin for the maximun 6 minutes. (I exfolliate daily, so I didn't see a problem with this.)
My first thoughts?
I think I'm going to really like this product!
Although I'm sure it's a temporary reaction, I've been sporting plumper skin for 3 hours!

Out of all the facial primers I tested at Sephora, I settled for Tarte Clean Slate. I really liked how it felt on my skin, and a bonus- it's matte.
I'll be adding Clean Slate to my routine today.

I also purchased two black pencil liners specifically for my waterline. Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero and MUFE Khol. I currently use a gel liner from Aromaleigh, and while I love it to pieces, it flakes into my eyes by the end of the day.

I tried to put back MUFE #18, #75, and Star Powder several times, but couldn't bring myself to walk away. I've been lusting after them for some time.

So, yah...I'm pretty happy with my mini haul.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I buy most things online. I love looking thru all the lists of products. It's very easy to spend money doing that. I've certainly done that! I really don't like liquid foundation. I haven't used it since I was a teenager. I used to use the dry foundations that were like powders. Those gave great coverage. Now I use Bare Minerals or Laura Geller. I'd love to see the earrings. I love jewelry looks from India.