Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sigma + Sephora Haul!

This is just turning into a haul filled month. I guess it's just one of those spendy months. To round out the hauls, or at least the ones I'm willing to share, is this collective haul of Sigma and Sephora items. I thought it was about time I started investing in my makeup brushes and taking better care of them. Coming soon I'm purging my collection throwing out old or cheap ones and just keeping some good favorites. Sigma was having their site wide 30% off sale and I decided it was time to snag a few of those beauties. As for Sephora, a coupon became available for a free travel size of a product I'd been dying to try but I couldn't pick a color so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get that mini for free and pick up the other color in a full size. Kismet I say. Anyways, it's a very small haul but I just wanted to share anyways.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop. So I guess this technically has a different name right now because a collab with a YouTuber I don't know has claimed this product as "one of her own". I think that's just silly, too lazy to even come up with your own stuff, blessed life they lead. Anyways, so this is one of two shades that I really wanted wanted to try and I kept waffling back and forth about which to buy. I'm glad it worked out this way because I think the Champagne Pop will work better for my skintone. It's described as a white gold with pinky peach undertones and it just looks beautiful in the pan. I can't wait to use this highlighter!
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal. This cute little guy was the other shade I was debating which is a golden opal pearl. When you look it up, these two shades are undeniably similar but Opal comes out a little darker and more burnished. They're both gorgeous colors and I'm really looking forward to playing with both shades.
Formula X ASAP 3D Nail Appliques in Night Vision. These nail stickers were on sale for about a dollar so I had to. And because I was literally at $49 and needed $50 for free shipping, again it was fate. With my recent obsession with nail stickers it made sense to try these out! These are also made with real nail polish and have a 3D effect. The black is classic so I'm excited to give these a try and see how they compare.
SEPHORA COLLECTION See Both Sides Retractable Brush. This was nifty and one sale so I snagged it to round out my free shipping needs. I have one retractable kabuki brush right now that I use to death. Why? Because it's great for travel since it tucks up into its own metal handle to protect the bristles and it's hard useful. Enter this guy who is dual ended! It's a blush brush on one side and a powder brush on the other making it the perfect brush for me. I've pretty much given up on eyeshadow for now and if I'm using a brush for something it would be for blush and then some sort of powder, whether a setting powder, highlighter or bronzer. This will be great to multi task and switch between these things, which reminds me, I should have picked up the color switch while I was at it!
Sigma F77 - Chisel and Trim Contour. A good segue into my next haul from that last one, it's time for the brushes! I'm extremely excited for these makeup brushes and starting to invest and build a solid collection that I love. I've always wanted Sigma brushes so I'm so thrilled to finally own some. First up is this contour brush. This is a flat brush with short, packed bristles. I've always wanted a brush like this, right now for my contouring I've been taking a flat top kabuki and squeezing the bristles flat to achieve this brush. Needless to say, doesn't work too well. I'm hooked on contouring so this awesome brush will definitely be useful.
Sigma F57 - Emphasize Contour. I probably didn't need to buy this contour brush too but it just looked so awesome. This is also a fat brush with short and packed bristles, however it's shaped to fit over your cheek bone so you simply sweep this across the bone and it fills in the perfect contour. Amazing. This looks like it'll have a learning curve for me, so we'll see how this works out.
Sigma F84 - Angled Kabuki Brush. Of course for the foundation of my collection I had to get some basics. Basics for me includes an angled kabuki brush which is my preferred brush for applying blush. I opted for the copper finish, it just looks so nice. This brush is extremely soft and dense which will be perfect for both the application and blending out. I know blush brushes exist but I always find myself going back to these types of brushes because it gives me good control over the application and can double as the blending tool. I'm very lazy about cleaning brushes so the less mess I make, the happier I am.
Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush. The other staple for me is the flat top kabuki brush. This is my go to for foundation, powders, etc. anything that's suppose to go all over the face and be buffed out. Fun fact: going back to my laziness, I enjoy using these to blend out my concealer too. This is also one of their best sellers so that also nudged my decision to pick it up.
Sigma E47M - Mini Shader - Crease Brush. Then since I spent a ridiculous amount of money on makeup brushes I was offered the option of four different mini brushes and this is the one I chose. To help out my barely there crease it made sense to pick up this shader since on those rare occasions where I find myself putting on eyeshadow, my downfall is always blending out the crease so a crease brush made sense.

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