Latest Sephora Pickups

Not been to Sephora before? If so you've certainly been missing out on something major. Since discovering the many brands, products and samples at Sephora, it has been my go-to beauty destination; online and in store. Recently, in France no less, I picked up a few makeup gems to add to my ever growing collection. Unlike my previous trips I actually knew exactly what I wanted to buy this time, but as usual I went away with at least one spontaneous buy (I can never stick to a list, okay!?). What are your makeup must haves from Sephora?

If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know I've had the Naked Palette 2 for a while now, but as it's quite bulky I thought I'd buy Urban Decay's Naked Basics 2 Palette for travel and ease of use. I know some people who swear by this little nugget of beautiful colours, and I can see just why. Despite the fact that you only get six colours, each colour is gorgeous and they're carefully picked to incorporate all the essential shades. I love the packaging, its so chic and small. The light colours are perfect for base shades as well as on their own, but my favourite colours are Frisk and Primal. Swatches are to come in a review later on! Ever tried the Naked Palette series?
Sticking with Urban Decay, I've recently become hooked to their Naked Skin range of products so I purchased their hugely popular Naked Skin Concealer in Neutral. Ever heard of baking? If not, neither had I until recently, but it's basically baking your concealer on your face by using a light translucent powder directly on top of it straight after its application. This helps reduce creasing and the overall look of your concealer is cleaner and more natural. The reason I mention this is because despite the fact I don't bake with my concealers, I've found that the Naked Skin Concealer hardly creases at all and the finish is desirably natural too. Who needs baking with this gem?

Lastly, my spontaneous buy this time around was actually Sephora's very own foundation that was strongly recommended to me by one of the sales assistants (of course); she basically told me that the coverage was natural and not too thick, breathable and smooth so I thought for just under £15 I would go for it. It's not the best foundation I've ever tried, it can look a bit cakey in my opinion, but only time will tell. Having used Tarte's Amazonian Clay and Bobbi Brown's Long Wear foundations, my all time favourites, I have quite a high standard for foundations because I hate my skin to look cakey and unnatural. Got any good foundation recommendations?

What are your makeup must haves? What do you usually pick up from sephora?

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