Paris: Make Up Buys
This weekend I went to Paris for a short trip and as usual Sephora was on my list of things to do. I went to the massive Sephora on Champs Elysees which I always love to visit when I am in Paris, I knew exactly what I wanted as I previously went to Sephora when I was in Florence back in October. When I was in Florence I previously picked up a Cream Lip Stain in Always Red which I absolutely LOVE and two Colour Lip Last’s in Wanted Red and and Royal Raspberry but this time I picked up back ups as well as new colours to try.
Sephora Cream Lip Stain – 01 (Always Red) “Matte bold classic red’
Sephora Cream Lip Stain – 06 (Forever Fuchsia) “Satin electric fuchsia”
Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain – 12 (Cherry Nectar)
Sephora Colour Lip Last – 20 (Wanted Red) “Matte dark red”
Sephora Colour Lip Last – 19 (Pure Red) “Matte red”
Sephora Colour Lip Last – 11 (Forever Fuchsia) “Hot pink”
Sephora Colour Lip Last –
20 (Wanted Red), 19 (Pure Red), 11 (Forever Fuchsia)
(not that you can tell the difference in this picture, my bad!)
Sephora Cream Lip Stain – 01 | Sephora Cream Lip Stain – 06 | Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain – 12 | Sephora Colour Lip Last – 20 | Sephora Colour Lip Last – 19 | Sephora Colour Lip Last – 11
I absolutely love the Cream Lip Stains as they go on so creamy and smooth and dry to a complete matte finish which does not budge regardless. If you get a chance to visit a Sephora in Europe or America you have to pick up at least one of the Cream Lip Stains.
The Rouge Infusion Lip Stain is a new product from Sephora and whilst I was trying to translate what it meant in French in a busy store I decided to buy the first colour I swatched on a whim. I am not a fan of coloured lip glosses but after a weird conversation where I spoke English and used a translator app with a French speaking sales assistant I got the impression it was a long lasting lip gloss that doesn’t budge with a slight matte effect (don’t ask me how I managed to get that from our convo). I haven’t used it yet but after swatching it in the store I realised it’s doesn’t budge at all! It still has it’s gloss but I really like the fact that it doesn’t budge whilst retaining it’s glossy look.
The Colour Lip Last’s apply very smoothly and then dry to mate finish apart from no.11 which has a shimmer to it. From experience with my previous Lip Last’s they are very comfortable to wear and have a long lasting stay.
Bioderma Crealine H2O
I always have to stock up on my favourite cleanser whenever I visit Paris, I also bought a small travel size one (not pictured). I usually get my “French” friend and sometimes her lovely family members to bring back a back from France for me.
The Cheri (tea) – “Delicate blend of black tea, cocoa, caramel and vanilla”
What is a trip to Paris without visiting Laduree and bringing back some Macaroons? I went to the store on Champs Elysees which was busy and ram packed as it always is but we waited and got a table and sat in for the first time. I ordered the Mille-Feuille pastry with raspberry jam which was delicious and the Cheri tea which was so amazing I had to buy it to take home.
By the way if you haven’t already noticed my blog has changed it’s look to a more simplistic design and I have also changed my blog name and made it a dot.com too at: www.makeupbyhenessy.com. I hope you like it all, my blog has been long overdue for a change x