Sunday, May 17, 2015

Shopping For My Sister

I love new makeup. 

I love it so much that I get equal enjoyment even if the make up I shop is not for me. While here in San Fran my sister asked me to look through her make up essentials and help her shop some new products. I took to the task with great excitement and thought I will share our Sephora haul with you also. This is pretty much a run through of my absolute favorite products that I think could be in everyones makeup bag.

My nephew is only 6 months old so my sister doesn't exactly have too much time to spend on getting ready, also she doesn't really like foundations. So I suggested she picked up Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer for a super easy base that takes no time to put on and blend but still gives a even glowy complexion.

For new bronzer and blush I figured NARS was a no brainer- Laguna bronzer and Deep Throat blush are my total favorites and they really suit everyone. I finally picked up Anastasia Brow Wiz myself few days ago and immediately suggested she gets it also. It is really worth all the hype and so many shades so you can choose the perfect one for you. She had enough eyeshadows but mentioned creasing and that not much shadow is left by afternoon. Well you know whats the solution to that right!? Time to discover the beautiful world of eyeshadow primers. I will never understand why I only learned about this product a year ago but I wount stop preaching about it now. Best. Thing. Ever. So we picked up the Urban Decay Primer Potion for her. As nothing beats Kat Von D eyeliners in by book Ink Liner also made its way to her new and improved stash. This is the same formulation as Tattoo liner but with a felt tip.

Last but not least because lipsticks are life and all that.. I laid down all my lipsticks I have with me here (about 10 different ones cause you know..only the essentials haha) so she could try them out and choose which ones suit her. The two winners were Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red and Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Dusty Pink the most beautiful muted rose shade.

It was so much fun helping her shop new items and hearing how much she is loving the new things. It really was almost as good as buying for myself. But not 100% as good which is why I did some hauling for myself as well. This shall be a separate post of course.

I'm curious what would be your suggestions to someone for light foundation, blush and bronzer. Imagine this is someone who only wants one of each product in their makeup bag and is not into the concept of makeup stashing. Very hard to imagine I know but try :)


  1. I know exactly what you mean...I get so excited whenever my sister, mom, or girlfriend wants to go shopping for makeup because I really don't have anyone else around that shares my makeup obsession haha. I'm right there with you on the Nars Laguna Bronzer, Charlotte Tilbury blush in Love Glow, and either Jouer tinted moisturiser or LM mineral powder for an easy base (too hard to choose just one!)


    1. I know its like validation that this make up obsession is actually useful for someone haha.. makes me so happy! Im now tempted to check out Jouer as I have never tried it. Do they sell it in Sephora here? x

  2. I love it when a friend or family member ask my opinion/suggestions for makeup, especially if it involves a shopping trip! Can't wait to hear what you got too xx

    1. I love it too. It makes me feel as if spending time on reading about make up on blogs and "market research" I do by testing and buying everything actually is useful haha. I will do a post on my purchases soon.Thank you for reading and commenting :) x

  3. Ooo, so much loveliness! So nice of you to help out your sister, looks like you've picked out some cracking products for her. The foundation that I use and love is the Lancome Teint Miracle which is pretty lightweight but gives good enough coverage. I'm always drawn back to it. x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive