Tuesday, August 20, 2013

HAUL! Sephora & Lorac

Hey everyone! Today I'm bringing you another haul post. I should probably not be spending my money, but I do have my wedding coming up and I'm on the hunt for some really good makeup for the big day! The products I bought from Sephora were actually bought back in June for my fiance's and my 3 year anniversary. He treated me! The Lorac products were also bought a little while ago as well, but I just haven't gotten around to taking pictures and writing about it. Anyways, here is everything I got!

The first item I picked up was this Sephora Collection Natural Instincts Eyeshadow Palette. Now you may be asking, "Do you really need another eyeshadow palette, Katy?!" Well, not really, but it's so pretty and I love the colors and it was only $28 so I couldn't pass it up! They also have a Primal Instincts palette as well, but that has darker colors. 

Then I picked up the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. I'm still looking for a good setting spray for my oily skin, and this one so far is the best. I have to say though, I don't like this new packaging. The older packaging was better because it had bright colors and it looked fun. Now, not so much. Oh well, as long as they didn't mess with the formula, I'll be good.

The last item I purchased was a Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler in the Rose Quartz color. Ya'll know I'm obsessed with pink and I really needed a new eyelash curler. The one I had was so many years old, so I needed an updated one.

Then I got some nifty little samples. The black and white case came with a bunch of skincare and cosmetic goodies when you used up 250 points. Then I used 100 points to get the Kat Von D Everlasting Blush in the color Bellisima, which is a peachy pink color. 

Onto Lorac. I can't remember where I heard about Lorac's V.I.P. Sale on their website, but they're single eyeshadows were down to $6 each from $19. I thought that was an insane deal! I picked up five colors and the first one is called After Party, which is a plum color with deep purple shimmer.

The next color I got is called Moonstone, and it's a champagne color with shimmer. This color is stunning as an all over lid color.

Next I got the color Green Room, which is described as a blue/green with sheen. It comes off more teal in the picture but in person it looks like a dark emerald green.

Next up is Nude, which is obviously a matte cream color. I love using this when I don't really feel like doing much makeup-wise. I use this all over my lid, up to my brows. Then I'll just use a pretty eyeliner color. Simple, but still looks put together.

The last color I got is called Serenity. It's a light bronze color with shimmer. Serenity and Moonstone look very similar, but in person you can tell Serenity is a bit darker and a little more shimmery. 

That's everything! I think the Lorac shadows were a total steal and since I love their Pro Palette, I figured I'd like these. Their V.I.P. sale is still going on too, so check it out!

Remember the giveaway I have going! There are still 17 days left to enter! 


  1. Great haul...who says you should shop...gotta look fabulous on your wedding day.

    1. Haha that I do! I just placed another Sephora order earlier today...

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    1. It's a great little palette! Good quality too!

  3. I like Moonstone and Nude. Would these still be available?


    1. I checked the Lorac website today, and yes they were still available! :)

  4. Ohhh you got some great stuff! That Sephora palette has some gorgeous shadows! :)


    1. Thank you! It's definitely a beautiful palette :)

  5. Great post! Thanks for sharing!:)

    I'm running a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out..


    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  6. Luv the beautiful soft palette with some shimmer. Found you thru The Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Now following via GFC. Hope you can stop by my blog as well.

    Anne Marie

  7. Amazing haul - if there was one shop I wish e had over here it would be Sephora - but then I would spend way to much so it's probably a good thing lol.

    Thank you for link up with the I Love My Post Blog Hop

    Life in a Break Down

  8. Those are some awesome finds you've showcased.

    I'm visiting today from Super Sunday Sync. Thanks for linking up!

  9. I like those colors too, and what a great haul with the samples. Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  10. The eyeshadow pallete look great and very pratical as you can use the colour for everyday looks :)


    1. Agreed. It's a wonderful palette

  11. Love the palette and pink eyelash curler!! I bought one just because it was pink but unfortunately I wasn't too happy with it. boo.

    I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party TOMORROW. Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

  12. Hi Katy,

    Can you tell me how opaque the matte shades are? I, too, am looking for good wedding makeup and everything I read says to avoid shimmer and go with matte as it photographs better. The colours I am looking at (and comparing other colours to) are MAC Malt & Quarry. Your insights are appreciated! :) (I don't 'blog'... lmellum@hotmail.com)


Thank you for all your comments! I'll reply back as soon as I can :)