My Best Buys from Sephora

Hello, my beautiful! you all know that sephora is like a beauty junkie’s paradise. There are so many products to play with. You could literally spend days sampling and still not trying everything. Most of us yet do not have the time, to spend lost in the beautiful world of Sephora Middle East. So, to all my sephora junkies, here’s a list of products that are rated as best buys or frequently purchased or even repurchased products. 

Sounds interesting right ! Hold on, another exciting news, these are not from Multi brands, they are only from our very own House brand “SEPHORA “. I personally love the brand very much. So, here I have created my very own best buy, from Sephora shopping guide.  Lets Dive in !!!

  • SEPHORA BRIGHTENING & HYDRATING FOUNDATION : If you haven’t heard about this foundation already, you are definitely missing it. As the word says, this foundation gives you the right amount of coverage, for the perfect InstaSelfies, and they are designed for everyday life. The foundation contains uniquely coated pigments that act as a second skin to give your face an even complexion. I recived so many compliments whenever I wore this. If you want a foundation that makes your skin flawless, this is it.

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  • SEPHORA COLLECTION CREAM LIP STAIN : When you combine the perfect color, of this lip stain with its long lasting staying power, its hard to beat the price point. I would prefer this even for chapped lips, as they do not settle into fine lines. Thanks to the stain hydrating ingredients, Vitamin E and avocado oil, it moisturizes well. 

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  • SEPHORA MICRO SMOOTH BAKED POWDER : This one is one of my favorite powder , when it comes to setting the makeup. In a nutshell, the finish is natural, the texture is lovely and you get a lot of product. It will need extra concealing, but looks great on top of foundation as well as worn on its own. And will feel light weight through out the summer heat. 

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  • SEPHORA OUTRAGEOUS VOLUME DRAMATIC MASCARA: We are always on the hunt for a good mascara, and I am so glad that this is the Mascara that lives perfectly to my expectations. Holds the curl well, adds length , stays put for 6-7 hours and they come off easily with an eye makeup remover, hassle free ! This golden one is a limited edition one, and yes, they are absolutely waterproof! 

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  • SEPHORA SMOOTHING PRIMER : An amazing primer, which has a soft, transparent gel consistency. when applied to the skin adsorbs super quick and doesn’t feel sticky. It feels very light and smooth. On the skin, it transforms into a gorgeous , silky finish which makes your skin feel super smooth, and velvety, creating an excellent base for makeup to slide on, holding it in place all day, by minimizing the pores as well.

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Bake , Brighten , and Set with GOSH Banana Powder!

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing fine! Today’s blog post will be quite interesting, yes  “Bake, Brighten & Set” with Gosh cosmetics Banana Powder.

Without further due, lets jump straight into the review.

WHAT IS IT ? Gosh , Prime ‘N’ Set Powder. ( Follow @gosharabia ) to keep updated!

This powder is a 2 in 1. It can be used as a primer and as well as a setting powder. The silky translucent loose yellow powder creates a flawless , matte finish and an airbrushed look. Suits almost anyone with a warmer skin tone.

It also reduces redness and pink undertones, covers the dark circles well , minimizes pores and fine lines and control the shine. 

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PACKAGING : The powder comes in a simple, plastic container. The sifter holes at the top help in easy dispensing of the product.

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DO YOU REALLY NEED A BANANA POWDER ?

It’s no secret that I have an oily skin , combination skin would be better. I have never been picky about what setting powder I use. But I definitely need a setting powder, as my makeup will stay on my face for some time at least. I have been trying few brands recently, but the verdict is , it’s a total game changer with GOSH.

HERE’S WHY ?

A little goes a long way. This powder is super fine–even the slightest bit gives me full-face coverage. Its a  relatively small container  and even if I use it every day I don’t think, I’ll have to repurchase for at least a year. 

Dual Purpose . It can also be used as a primer on a moisturized face, to have your complete look bright ! It can also be used just  as a powder , on a bare face to gives a subtle bright look. 

It’s a great for highlighting and contouring . Sometimes I feel like highlighting can look a little stark under the eyes; this powder brightens in a more natural way. It really evens out a look when layered over creamy concealer.

It gives my face a warm, matte finish.One thing I’ve noticed about other setting powders is that they can leave me looking flat. I like a good matte finish to my face, but I don’t like to look too chalky or dry. I feel like the slight warmth of the yellow in this banana powder makes the finish of my foundation look more natural.

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This is how, the powder looks when swatched on skin.

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Powder completely blended on the skin. Result – A Blended Bright Skin 🙂

It keeps my makeup locked ! Keeping my makeup in place all day is super important to me. My favorite thing about this powder is that it really does lock my makeup in place, maintaining that freshly applied look throughout the day. I only have to blot once or twice a day on my T-zone when I’m wearing it.

The secret to stay shine-free all day is by using a setting powder.
TIP: Try a powder puff instead of a face brush to prevent the powder from getting everywhere and to help eliminate any shine or redness.

OTHER BRANDS BANANA POWDERS :There are lot many brands in the market which sell banana powder. One such brand that hyped throughout the market is Ben Nye , and some other brands like Morphe, MakeUpForEver Pressed setting powder in Banana, Sephora Bright Set banana powder, and much more. 

I have personally used all these powders, but this one is a game changer . If you want to experience why, try the product and see it yourself, you will end up in saying the same statement like me ! 

AFFORDABILITY : It is highly affordable, and retails for AED 85/- at Gosh Cosmetics, Lifestyle Gulf , center point. 

The only downside to this powder is it’s a bit messy. But I find that to be true of pretty much every loose powder. With this container, the powder almost always collects on top of the sifter, so I have to be  careful when opening and closing the lid.

Whats your Holy Grail setting powder ???

xoxo

priya

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