Back in August I visited America for the third time and I was super excited to do so, in the run up of going to America I knew after previous visits I needed to save so I had more funds to buy the stuff I wanted (mostly make-up) I spent about half of my money in Sephora and Ulta which combined I spent around 300-400 dollars. I am always wishing we had their brands readily available in the UK so I was happy to pick up some bits I've wanted for a while. I hope you enjoy this haul and I will be posting a drugstore haul to follow. I just wanted to say I did purchase other bits from both of the stores but just decided to feature the bigger bits like palettes. I did purchase the current lip must haves kit from Sephora and some other minis from by the till.
I have to admit this was definitely an impulse buy, but after I saw in Ulta that you can create your own palette for $40 with 6 shades and the palette included I was totally down. Ulta had a huge range of shades to go for, my sister went for a lot more nude shades whereas I went all out going for the brightest four along with two more toned down shades. I had never seen an orange eyeshadow like that before so I knew that it had to be mine. I love the blue and the pink to experiment with and the purple tied them all together.
Since my Hourglass highlight is running out I decided it was time to invest in a new one, I was tempted to repurchase the Hourglass one which I had previously but I thought I'd go for a completely new one. I fell in love with Moonstone but they seemed to only have Pearl and Opal everywhere so I was about to cut my losses and get Pearl but then I saw it in amongst the others in the final Ulta store I visited! I love the packaging and the overall look of the product and it does great things to my finished look.
Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick:
I've wanted to try the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks for so long and was planning on stocking up on them whilst I was in the States until I found out they are actually coming to the UK (pointless stocking up then) so I decided I would just purchase one in the shade Berlin and I plan on getting plenty more when they're in Debenhams (When this post is live I am assuming they will already be launched).
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner:
I have tried this eyeliner SO many times and I will forever rave about it, the tip of the liner is amazing for precise application, the colour is always dark and lasts for hours and hours. Another must have product from Kat Von D. Will now be my go to liner.
Tarte Tease Palette:
I have forever wanted to try Tarte and Sephora finally enabled me to do so, I was curious about their eyeshadows as the palettes always look SO good. I decided I would get the Tease palette as I've got so many neutral eyeshadows. The palette I believe was around the $22 mark which is a pretty good steal for six gorgeous shadows. I can't wait for the autumn to fully hit so I can create some smokey eyed looks!
Tarte Rain Forrest Of The Sea Foundation:
When in Sephora I was totally lost with the amount of foundations that they had to choose from, I ended up asking to be matched and was given a skin consolation. They asked if I had any preferences of foundation and I was curious about the Kat Von D lock it foundation but decided to let the lady pick for me. Funnily enough she brought the Kat Von D one out along with the Tarte Rain Forrest Of The Sea one, I wasn't overwhelmed by the Kat Von D foundation, in fact I was completely underwhelmed which to me was super disappointing and I couldn't believe the light weight feel of this foundation along with the fabulous coverage. I totally had to buy it, of course.
I hope you enjoyed this Sephora and Ulta haul!