Christmas Gift Guide: My Wish List from US Sephora

Last year my amazing friends from the US helped me with my Sephora order and I hope to get some help this year.

This will be a  beauty present from myself for myself for Christmas. Last year I was carried away a bit so this year I’ve limited the sum I can spend to  $300 (ok, $350 top)!

So this is what I want to get. Five  of these are LE value sets so I really hope that I will be able to get them.

So after browsing Sephora for hours(!!!) I’ve chosen 4 sets by Laura Mercier, 1 by Benefit and 1 by Urban Decay.

Here they are:

Laura’s Secrets Volume 1 – Flawless Lips ($140 Value), $59

  • 4 x 0.05 oz Lip Stains in Mocha, Shy Pink, Sugar Violet, and Mulberry
  • 0.159 oz Lip Glacй in Pink Diamond
  • 0.12 oz Lip Balm SPF 15
  • 0.039 oz Lip Pencil in Chestnut
  • Double-Ended Lip Colour Brush

Bonne Mine – Healthy Glow For Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette ($110 Value), $48

This ultra-sheer, blendable palette wakes up the skin and gives it an immediate, healthy glow. Customize your look with bronzer, cheek color, and glow for a natural “no makeup” radiance. Inside, there are tabs that fan out to display Laura’s secrets on how to best use the formulas to create standout results.

  • 0.36 oz Bronzer Veil
  • 2 x 0.14 oz Cheek Veil
  • 2 x 0.14 oz Glow Veil

Eye Book ($174 Value), $45

SS17 Cheek Products: Benefit, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Oribe

I have recently featured two  new cheek palettes for Spring 2017, and here are more beauties! And it’s not a surprise, who doesn’t want a glow/ youthful flush for the upcoming Spring season?

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Benefit Galifornia, sunny golden pink blusher. Will be available from Sephora and House of Fraser from January.

This will definitely be a big hit! It comes in a fun, signature Benefit packaging, and is also scented with the  notes of pink grapefruit & vanilla.

Hourglass  Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette, $62 from Sephora and Space NK UK

Palette includes 3 shades:

  •  INCANDESCENT ELECTRA: A cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Strobe Light for a celestial glow.
  • BRILLIANT NUDE (NEW): A deep amber blush blended with Brilliant Strobe Light for a lustrous glow.
  • EUPHORIC FUSION (NEW): A soft lilac blush blended with Euphoric Strobe Light for a resplendent glow.

NARS Narsissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette, $59 from Sephora  and

SS17 Blushes: Gucci, byTerry, ArtDeco and Benefit

Here is a preview of some really cool new blushers which were launched for SS17, and I have  chosen quite a good selection: middle-priced cushion blushes, luxury Gucci blush with a ladybug, and two kinds of palettes.

I am personally very interested in ArtDeco Cushion Blusher, €19.95 from Douglas, and will definitely be checking out the bronzy shade in person. These are promised to have a silky smooth texture and a soft shimmering effect. Without parabens, perfume and talc. The shades are: 2 – paradise parrot, 4 – tropican tucan  (not shown) and 6 – bamboo bronze.

Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade, $58 from Sephora

The brand is famous for their  cheek palettes, and this time the combo is: 0.17 oz/ 5 g GALifornia (sunny golden pink blush), 0.28 oz/ 8 g Hoola matte bronzer (matte natural bronzer),  0.28 oz/ 8 g Hoola lite matte bronzer (matte natural light bronzer),  0.17 oz/ 5 g Rockateur (rose gold blush),  0.25 oz/ 7 g Dandelion (brightening baby pink blush) and Mini Powder Brush.

Gucci Sheer Blushing Powder Ladybug Compact, LE ($53) from Saks