I have a confession. I hauled. I haven’t used that word in a while but today I couldn’t help myself. From the comfort of my couch, I finally hit ‘checkout’ at Sephora online, the first time I’ve done this in a year! Yipeee!
I’m often asked why I still continue to buy makeup when I have so much already, and am fortunate enough to receive stuff regularly as a result of the blog. There’s an easy answer to this. I’m a makeup fanatic through and through. It’s in my DNA. While I love what I have and feel very fortunate to receive press samples, it’s a totally different experience to actually pick what you want. It’s what I enjoy and I haven’t done it in a while to this extent at least. And honestly, there are worse addictions in life than what I have, right?
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, maybe you’ve noticed that my makeup shopping sprees are few and far between these days. Gone are the days I would stalk the MAC counters when a new Limited Edition collection was released. These days, I do my research before jumping in and more often than not, the majority of my ‘extra’ makeup purchases are refills or replacements of products I already use.
Today’s haul was limited to three things: Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette, Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light, and Make Up For Ever HD Foundation.
The MUFE Foundation in #140 is reorder — I’ve been out of this foundation for a while and I love it. It gives such great coverage but doesn’t make you look too made up. As for the Hourglass Ambient Powder, remember the other day when I wrote about Dim Light and I said I felt the need to acquire more? Well, let’s just say this is the start of it. I don’t know why I chose Diffused Light — I like the sound of it in theory.
As for Naked Palette 3, this is a ‘just because’ purchase. I have the other two palettes and I use them regularly. I know I probably have similar colours in my collection already but I couldn’t help myself. I have fallen for the hype.
With my order, I finally reached VIB status at Sephora. Merry Christmas to me, indeed!
Have you had a makeup moment lately?