Sephora Haul!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Last week I got back from my holidays in Portugal, and luckily for me, on our last day we made a trip to a Sephora that was about twenty minutes away from our villa. There was a huge sale on in it, but I was incredibly well behaved and only picked up a few items!

It was a fairly small Sephora, and it only had a couple of stands, many of which we have here in Ireland, so my purchases are all Sephora brand. I personally love the Sephora brand makeup, so I love to stock up on it when I get unleashed in the store.

One of the main things that caught my eye in the sale were these jumbo eye pencils. I've heard so many rave reviews about them, so when they were only €3, I had to pick up these beauties! I'll do a full in-depth review of them once I have a chance to properly play with them, but I've absolutely loved them the two times I've worn them out.
This is the shade Dark Brown Matte, and I've been using this on my waterline in place of my Sephora Chocolate eye pencil, as it's running low. They give the exact same effect so I'm glad to have a replacement now!

This is Taupe, and it's definitely my favourite of the three I bought! It's the perfect shimmery, almost champagne colour that looks beautiful as a wash of colour over the lids. One night I wore this, I built it up and smoked it out with some shades from the Naked Basics 2 palette and I loved the look of it. This will certainly be a staple in my makeup bag!

The final shade I bought is Gold, which is pretty much identical to every other gold eyeshadow stick I own, but I couldn't resist - I can never have enough golds in my collection! I've yet to use this one, but I will be doing a full post on them soon so I'll be able to report back on it then.

Also in the sale, I bought this lip plumping gloss. It's called the Volume Booster Gloss Serum, and this is the shade 06 Lovely Romance, which is a sheer pink. It smells like watermelon, as does my lip plumper from The Balm, so I may do a comparison post on them to see which is the better product. I've used this a few times now and so far I really like it. It's definitely not for those wanting big Kylie Jenner-esque lips, but if you've got small lips like me and would just like a little bit more of a plump effect, it's ideal. Again, this was €3.

I got this adorable little EOS inspired lip balm called the Kiss Me balm. I actually bought this for my little sister, as she loves the EOS lip balms. It smells really sweet, so it's probably more focused at younger girls. How adorable is the packaging though?! They also had tinted balms, and they were €5 each.

All of the nail polishes were €1, but to my surprise, I only bought one! I got this gorgeous shade called Urban Grey, which is more suited to the winter but I just loved the shade too much to leave it behind! It has a matte finish, and it's so dark it could easily stand as a black polish. I haven't used it yet but I will be sure to report back once I do!

Finally, I bought some of these adorable shower gel pods. I normally stock up on these when I go to Sephora as they're so handy for travelling and they smell incredible. I got Cotton Flower and Peony, I've had Peony before and I absolutely love it. I'm looking forward to trying Cotton Flower, as many people have recommended the scent to me! These were only 85 cent each, so I'd highly recommend checking them out next time you're at Sephora.

So there is my Sephora haul from Portugal! It's much more humble than my huge New York Sephora Haul, but I still thought I would share it. Stay tuned for another haul during the week, featuring the few purchases I made in Kiko Makeup!

Have you tried any of these products?

Zara :-) x


  1. I've never tried any Sephora own brand stuff! It looks great though! Looking forward to your Kiko haul, I love Kiko!

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  2. I've never tried any Sephora stuff - that looks fab! And affordable too. Hope you had a great time in Portugal

    Steph -