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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The Gift from Sephora…

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Hi my loves, hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Are you seeing some tiny black case of sephora ? Can you guess it, what it is??? If you said Blush, Well Done !  Continue reading “The Gift from Sephora…”

Review : CLARINS One step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Hi my lovely people out there  ! Hope you are all having a fabulous day ! Today I will be reviewing some cool and luxury skin care product . Its from Clarins. Yes, its the Clarins one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with “Orange Extract”.

This gentle exfoliating cleanser minimizes necessity of cleansing the skin separately! So, it means one step of your beauty regimen is cut into half. But how ? It does the two steps in one single step. 

It “Cleanses” and “exfoliates” in one step ! Sounds, amazing right !!! Keep reading…..

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This is how the product looks !

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The orangey creamy cleanser with tiny micro beads 

What does clarins say ? 

Clarins gentle, spa-fresh cleanser polishes-away make-up, embedded impurities and spent surface cells in one time-saving step — revealing the glowing skin beneath. Orange extract softens, refreshes and revives. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving your skin’s natural moisture balance. Gentle Silica Micro beads give clogged pores a breather. Now that’s refreshing!

How to apply ?

Place a small amount of product onto the fingertips of one hand. Gently massage onto damp skin to work into a lather and proceed to exfoliate all parts of the face avoiding the eye contour area. Rinse well with warm water.

My take on this product :

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with orange extract comes packaged in a transparent good quality plastic tube, packed inside a cardboard box. This tube has a fixed white and red colored cap with a flap, which is pretty handy to use.

This exfoliating cleanser is very gentle and can be used on daily basis, for cleansing and rejuvenating your skin, be it morning or evening. I exfoliate and cleanse my face with this every day morning and sometimes in the evenings. It removes all impurities and any makeup residues and cleanses the skin thoroughly. Skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.

It is an orange colored smooth gel textured cream cleanser with very fine granules. It feels soft and smooth to apply; the granules are hardly felt, but do a good job of cleansing and exfoliating the skin. To get best results, I apply with wet hands on a wet face in circular motions. It is very handy for daily use in summer when the climate is hot and humid and my face skin needs mild exfoliating on daily basis. It has a nice smell, which is not overwhelming.

Does not dry your skin. My skin type is Combination, and it works well ! The company claims as it is suitable for all skin tones. As it is summer in UAE, this works well for me !

It does not dry, nor irritate or break out on the skin.

Overall, a great product.

Price Point : A little expensive on the side, but worth it ! Retails for US $38 / AED 170

for a standard size! 

Availability ? 

  • Sephora Middle east
  • Paris Gallery
  • Wojooh 
  • Blooming Dales
  • Clarins counters

You can also purchase this product online.

Will I recommend this product ? Yes, if you want a cleanser cum mild exfoliator for regular use.

Will I repurchase ? Yes!

Would you give a try ? Please let me know your thoughts!

Until then….

xoxo

priya 

 

SEPHORA INTENSIVE INSTANT MOISTURIZER + CREAM – DOES IT WORK???

Hey my loves, hope you are all having a great day ! Today’s review is about a very interesting product from Sephora Brand. As you all know, the summer have officially began and the days are too long now than usual now! :p 

Dehydration, dryness , lack of radiance , no brightness is all that every lady, or woman will face now. So the same thing happened to me as well, I was looking out for a good moisturizer, that should satisfy my skin thirst as well as be the perfect makeup base too.

WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS ONE ? 

Finding that one go-to moisturizer that combines the perfect fit for your particular skin with a price tag you can live with has proven to be a lifelong quest for a lot of us.  Not to mention that once you do find one, you’re skin is likely to change and start needing something else.

Well if you’re one who doesn’t want to spend high-end department store prices on your everyday products, Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer might be something to look at.  Described as a light yet very moisturizing cream, it’s oil free and suitable for all skin types.  Of course, all moisturizers will be more compatible with some skin types than other.  

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DESCRIPTION : A continuous source of moisture for stunning skin, even without makeup.

With fatigue, pollution , changes of temperature…… the skin produces less HYALURONIC ACID , a vertible ((natural reservoir)) for the skin’s hydration.

This nourishing moisturizer, enriched in a hyaluronic booster complex , has a dual action:

INSTANTLY, it recharges the skin with hyaluronic acid of natural origins, as if soaked in water, the skin is :

  • Smoother : 87%
  • More radiant : 81%
  • More beautiful : 84%

Day after Day, it helps the skin to produce more hyaluronic acid, for non-stop hydration that lasts up to 3 days after the last use.

The skin quality visibly improves. 

Clinically, proven tolerance and effectiveness, non- comedogenic. 

PACKAGING:

It comes in a transparent glass jar with WHITE cap. It is not a very comfortable packaging to take the product out (compared to pump type pack). The white  cap gets hand prints which require cleaning.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE SEPHORA MOISTURIZER:

This moisturizer absorbs into my skin very nice and quick. It makes me feel soft and smooth. It goes on creamy and smooth into the skin immediately, without any greasiness. It leaves me hydrated the whole day.

I always apply this on my face before using foundation.  I use this as my night cream as well. I cleanse my skin and apply this before bed. If the skin is very dry, I feel a burning sensation when applied initially. But after a day or two, this moisturizer will make the skin smooth and free from dryness.

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It is the best moisturizer I have ever tried. It is a very simple moisturizer with very subtle and clean scent. The fragrance is sweet and refreshing. When I apply this moisturizer, I feel moisturized the whole day. I also apply this to my hands. It feels very silky.

According to me, this product does a very good job for this price. Without a good moisturizer the foundation will also look very cakey and patchy. I feel it is a very good investment. 

The HYALURONIC ACID provides with instant radiance to the skin and makes the face well moisturized! And I have been using this for the past one whole month, it works very well. 

WHERE TO BUY ?

It is available across all the sephora counters, and can be availed online. 

http://www.sephora.ae

http://www.sephora.com

Retails for AED 89.

WILL I REPURCHASE ? Yes, Definitely !

CONCLUSION : It seems as though the biggest benefit you’ll get from this moisturizer  is as a decent moisturizer for all types of skin.   So if you want a decent affordable moisturizer, go with Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer. 

Would you buy it ? Let me know !

until next post,

xoxo

priya