Sephora Collection Dark Rainbow Pro Flawless Airbrush Brush 56

My favorite foundation brush – the Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush Brush #56 – Review of the Limited Edition Dark Rainbow Version

I got the mini version of the Sephora Collection Pro Flawless Airbrush Brush #56 (it is called the #56.5 brush) this summer when I became a VIB Rouge member.

I was really disappointed that they were giving out a tiny little brush to customers for dropping $1000 in a year. Anyway, I decided to use this to blend in my concealer (my beloved NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer), and I WAS BLOWN AWAY, YOU GUYS.

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Sephora Collection Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder review and swatches

Sephora Collection Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder Review and Swatches

The Story

The Sephora Collection Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder is part of Sephora’s Holiday 2017 release. It contains 8 g of sparkly body powder for the affordable price of $13.

Now, I have no use for this in all honesty. There’s nowhere I’m going or nothing I wear which will be the perfect reason to pull out this product and puff it all over my being.

I got this, because ages ago, Yves Saint Laurent released their Baby Doll Perfume, and perfumed body powder to go along with it. I was enamored with that body powder, after I saw it in a magazine, and have since been looking for something similar to it. Enter the Sephora Collection Puff & Shine Shimmery Body Powder.

Says Sephora:

What it is:
A loose, shimmery powder for body, face, and hair.

What it does:
This shimmering loose powder with subtle color is perfect for lighting up features. With a super-soft brush, it’s easy to apply to the body, face, and hair for a light sparkle that amps up any look for the holidays.

This set contains:
– 0.28 oz/ 8 g Loose powder

$13 for 8 g is a good price.

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Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss – Review & Swatches

Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss - Review & Swatches
Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss - Review & SwatchesSephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss - Review & SwatchesSephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss - Review & Swatches

The Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss is a plumping lip gloss available in 4 shades. The website says:

What it is:
A high-shine gloss that makes lips look fuller and plumper upon application.

What does:
Enriched with sunflower seed oil, ginger root oil, and peppermint oil, this high-shine lip gloss hydrates and plumps lips upon application.

You get 5 ml for $12

Does it really work?

YES!!! Now, listen. I hate lip glosses. And I have never really used a plumper because I always believed they were useless. But this baby was for $12 and had great reviews on so I thought, why not? 

The reviews said shade 01 made everyone’s lips darker so I decided to go with 02 instead, which is supposed to be a nude shade.

The shade itself is kind of a milky nude and on my lips it looks very sheer, but can still be pulled off with a natural or smokey look.

The gloss itself feels a bit cool when applied, not painfully tingly at all, and nothing uncomfortable. It takes a while to work, around 10 – 20 minutes to fully show its effects, and trust me, it makes my thin lips look significantly bigger. I normally do a bit of a duck face in pictures, but with this, it is unnecessary. 🦆

This gloss can be kept on, but I usually wipe it off after a while, and my lips stay soft and smooth and plump. I believe pillowy is the word I’m looking for.

The best part about this is that it makes my liquid lipsticks glide over my lips with such ease. They do not flake, they don’t dry up my lips, and my lip lines don’t show nearly as much with the Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Lip Gloss used underneath as a base.

My lipsticks also stay on longer if I use this prior to application. Even with meals, they rarely come off! Even more, this effect lasts from application of the lip gloss to the end of the day!

I really wanted to try taking a before and after picture of my lips but my shots were really crappy. Follow me on my Instagram where I might just be able to post a clear shot which shows the difference with and without this product.

The packaging is beautiful and it looks and feels like a $20 product instead of a $12 one.

I don’t like…

…the fact that it is a bit sticky. This is why I don’t keep it on for long, but luckily it has worked its lasting magic before I wipe it off after around 20 minutes.

There’s a bit of a smell but it doesn’t bother me, really. It is almost minty/pepperminty. (?!)


I use the applicator to swipe it on, wait about 20 minutes, and wipe it off with a tissue. If you like glosses you can def keep it on.

Do I recommend this?

YES! If it can work for my lips, it can work for yours! I will get shade 01 next as 02 is a bit too light for me.




In Other News

I AM STILL LOW-KEY FREAKING OUT OVER MY BELOVED Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup BEING DISCONTINUED!!! 😭😭😭😩😩😩😢😢😢



Little thought for the day for everyone:


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Sephora Collection V for V.O.L.U.M.E. Mascara


Sephora Collection V for V.O.L.U.M.E. Mascara in shades Marsala, top, and Purple, bottom


Sephora says:

What it is:
A volumizing colored mascara that makes your eye color pop.

What it does:
This colorful mascara compliments every eye color. Its mousse-like formula, coats every lash for intense color and all-day wear. Find the perfect shade to make your eyes pop.

Beauty Tip:
Purple shade flatters brown or green eyes. Blue shade intensifies baby blues. Turquoise looks great with hazel eyes. Marsala shade compliments any eye color.

You can mix and match shades by applying one color to top lash and another to the bottom for a unique look.

You pay $10 for this product. It comes in 4 shades and I have Marsala and Purple.

The Yay

  • GORGEOUS shades which are pigmented and show up next to my dark brown eyes.
  • Doesn’t clump, and separates lashes well.
  • Dries quickly.
  • Smudge-proof.
  • It is volumising yes, but not insanely so. Upwards of two coats achieve best results.
  • No fall out. I have worn this to bed and woken up the next day with minimal fallout.
  • Good for fun looks.
  • Gives some lift.
  • Inexpensive.

The Meh

  • Requires an eyelash curler if you want more lift and a wide-eyed look.
  • (Maybe a pro, butI don’t exactly know if this is water-proof; the site does not say so and when I splashed my face with water it didn’t come off, so I suppose it is. Plus, I had to work to wipe it off of my arm under running water, after the swatch above. (It is semi-waterproof, perhaps? :/ )

Do I recommend this product?

If you want a fun makeup look, yes. The shades are the main selling point about this. Performance-wise, I have used better contenders. I’d probably give this one a B+, were I to grade it. Still, I like it and the shades as well as little fall out make me consider buying it again.



Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 – Always Red (Updated)

[Small update; please read in the Do I Recommend This section below.]

Sephora Cream Lip Stain was given to me as a present by someone. The shade I have is 01, Always Red, a matte, bold, true red.

There are 15 different shades available on Sephora’s website, which claims:

What it is:
A lip stain that provides beautiful, long-lasting color.

What it does:
This high-coverage lip product features avocado oil for a texture that transforms as you wear it: when applied, the initial cream texture becomes a silky, lightweight stain. Lips achieve stunning color and feel soft and comfortable.

What else you need to know:
Available in an array of rich shades, including both matte and satin finishes, with intense color that stays put.

sephora cream lip stain 01 always red

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