Friday, January 28, 2011

Sephora Haul! NARS and Illamasqua!

Hey Guys!

I purchased a few things online from Sephora a few days ago and received my package today! I'm so excited to try everything!

Onto what I purchased...

1) NARS Bronzing Powder in "Irresistiblement" - A terracotta toned bronzer.. rather than a brown toned bronzer. I've read this is somewhat similar to MAC Smooth Harmony Beauty Powder.. so I'm excited to see if they are anything alike.. since I love Smooth Harmony! (It was a limited edition item. I have it from the Heatherette Collection)
2) NARS Single Eyeshadow in "Bali" -  A pigmented neutral taupe.
3) NARS Single Eyeshadow in "Coconut Grove" - A very pigmented, deep brown.
4) Illamasqua Lipstick in "Obey" - I was stuck between Brink, Fable, Obey, Over and Test. In the end, I chose Obey. It's a matte, pink peach/coral.
5) Illamasqua Powder Blusher in "Lover" - I'm on the hunt for a peach blush.. It was described on the website as a "vibrant apricot". Looking at Lover, it doesn't look like what I had invisioned. I was looking for a peach blush with no pink tones.. because anything peach with pink all looks the same on my skintone. Like Nars Orgasm.. or MAC Springsheen. It's very aggravating. I did own MAC Peaches, but ended up swapping it.. because it still wasn't what I was really looking for. It was too coral on my cheeks. I hope Lover looks better on my cheeks than it does in the pan.

I'll have swatches and photos of these products up for you soon!

Do you own any of these products??


  1. What an amazing haul, it is colours i would have purchased for myself for sure!I cannot wait for the swatches haha, i really lust these eyeshadows. xoxo

  2. I'm a little bit lighter skin tone than you but I really like Mac's Melba blush. (since you're looking for something peach) If you don't already own it, you should go by the Mac counter sometime and swatch it!


    I found this really old blog post with pictures and a swatch of it if you wanna take a look. Sorry the pictures aren't that great!

  4. If you are looking for a great peachy blush -- check out Chanel Espeigle. It is so gorgeous! They also have one called In Love that is more of an orangey-peach. I think Chanel has the best blushes!

  5. Great haul. I don't own any of these, but they all look like great products.

  6. I've been waiting for them to restock on the Lover.. I guess it's back in stock?? hmmm... I wonder why I never got an email... great haul though... can't wait for u to do a look using those especially Lover

  7. I had the same issue with "Peach" blushes which just look pink on me! Lol. Nice to know I'm not the only one. :)

    I recommend Korres in Orange. It's a true peach with gold sheen.
    (picture of it: ---> look at the reflection in the mirror which is pretty accurate) or check it out at Sephora. :)

  8. Great haul indeed, can't wait for the swatches. I'veonly recently gotten into Illamasqua and love it, my fave so far is their bronzing duo, it's just the perfect colours for contouring and highlighting.

  9. awesome haul! i could see bali and coconut groove would make a gorgeous smokey eye :)

  10. I recommend you check out Mac's Melba blush. I'm sure you know about KarlaSugar's swatch blog; it looks truly peach in her pictures :)

  11. Great Haul!

    I've got Illamasqua's Lover.. It's gorgeous!

    I find illamasqua's blushes waaaay better than MAC

  12. id love to see u wearing the NARS stuff ,, since i can get a hold of them ,, and i trust ur choices and color picks cuz we kind of have similar skin tones =)
    thx hun ,, and that blush looks super cute ,, am sucker for pinks

  13. you are so LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY !!! !!! !!!
    that's all im gonna say! lol
    enjoy it

  14. You bought some great items...cant wait for you to FOTD them.


  15. Nice haul! I wanted that Lover blush but I have Beg instead.

    New follower here! :)

  16. I just picked up "lover" when I was a in Vegas a few weeks ago and I must say that I love it and the scent it has. It's definitely the peachy toned blush I was looking NARS orgasm isn't quite what I wanted either. Guess it depends on a person's skin-tone!
    Great haul overall!

  17. Can't wait for all the swatches I'm curious about the Illamasqua blush