Long time coming,  this post is finally happening. Initially, I had recorded a video about my recent , but not so recent beauty/ make up buys at the Sephora Friends and Family ( F&F ) event, but some technical issues involved,  refrained me from uploading one.. I filmed the video if not, atleast 5 times in 2 days, in all formats, but nothing seemed to be compatible with my windows movie maker. I guess, it's my handy cam that needs a little tuning. Anyhoo, I finally decided to document  the products that I bought during the Sephora F&F sale.So lets get started.

 Make up forever HD foundation 

In the past, Mac studio fix and Clinique have been my go-to foundations, but it was time, I needed a foundation upgrade.  With an aim at getting something that provided a medium coverage, was smooth to apply and also worked well with the light and camera, I picked up this . I bought the shade N 153. The sales associate recommended I bought a shade darker than what I am now, mainly for 2 reasons- first I am tanned now and will continue to tan in the summer to a shade darker and second, when taking pictures the flash reflects light and makes one appear a shade lighter, so getting a shade darker would counterbalance this complexion variation. It retails for $42, I know its slightly higher for a foundation but a good base provide you the most desirable canvas for make up application. I have used this a few times now, and I am all head over heels and completely satisfied with my purchase. 
The foundation itself gives the right amount of coverage, allowing you to
skip the concealer. 
You could see the difference below :- left - is with foundation and right - is without foundation. 

Make Up Forever HD powder

I can swear by this finishing powder. This is my second box, and there will be more in future. It looks white in the container, but trust me, when you sweep it on your skin, it blends and disappears. As advertised, it successfully controls shine all day long. It is one-size-fits all, meaning anyone with any skin color can use it. It comes in a couple of sizes and depending on the size, it can retail between $17 and $34. Totally worth the money. !!!

Sephora collection bronzer blush ( sorry for no picture, my daughter seems to have put it somewhere, and I can't find it now )

 When it comes to blushes, I always tend to gravitate towards pinks and peaches. I have never gone this dark as this.The shade is called apricot sheen and is enriched with some shimmer shine. It can be used both as a bronzer and a blush. 
Honestly, I am not very sure of how this will look on me, so possible, I might return it after I have tried and disliked it...oh, and it retails for $14.


I picked up not one but two. One Kat Von D A-GO-GO ( coral red ) and other NARS Schiap ( hot pink ). Both give a matte finish and are true to their name. Kat Von D sells for $19 and Nars for $ 26. 

Sephora retractable waterproof lip liner ( pictured with the lipsticks, the nos. are written in the lip liner ) 

Talking about one, I am a sucker for nude lip liners. I don't believe in buying lip liners to match with your lipstick, coz to me it's just another additional item in my stash of items that will be hard to locate when time. So, I prefer to buy a nude shade, that goes with any color lipstick/lip stain. The trick is to line, smudge and then apply lipstick. 
This one is a waterproof, dual ended liner and retails for $12. 

Hope you approve of my purchases. If you have any questions about any products, feel free to leave me a comment and I promise to get back to you at the earliest. 

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