HUGE Beauty Haul--New Sephora, Drugstore, Target & More!

How was your Labor Day weekend? Mine was very low-key--there was a ridiculous amount of events going on in Atlanta, so I stayed inside and away from the madness. I'm getting over a cold, so I did nothing but watch movies and read. It was awesome! I also made you a video sharing products I'd purchased over the summer.

Something interesting: this post, plus video, took me over 6 hours to do (pics, filming, editing, etc). And after all of that time, I'll get "nice haul" comments from a 10 second scroll. Do you ever feel that way? You gotta laugh. But I managed to cut down over 40 minutes of me rambling whilst on cold meds into 19 minutes. In typical Elle fashion, I can't just share a product with you without giving a mini-review, so pour some coffee (or sugar or water) and get comfortable:
See swatches and close ups after the jump!

Dr. Jart BB Bounce Beauty Balm--Nice for oily skin

Nars Sheer Glow--Nice for a glowy finish (repurchase)

LORAC Skinny Palette--Pigmented, warm, autumnal colors

Bdellium Brushes--I use these both to contour and the smaller one is also used for liner.

Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream--Repurchase, used by celebs as a thick moisturizer

Embryolisee Lair Creme Concentre--Similar heavy moisturizer with many uses; used by celebs and makeup artists (repurchase)

Boo Boo Coverup--Thin, light, healing concealer (repurchase)

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints--Similar in texture to OCC Lip Tars but for $3.

Hard Candy Lash Ink Mascara--Stays on 4 days (seriously) but made my lashes brittle.

Epielle BB Cream--Got this at an Asian beauty supply store and it's best for normal-oily skin.

L'Oreal Prive Nude Lipsticks in Julianne's Nude and Jennifer's Nude

L'Oreal Visible Lift Blur--Decent light coverage (for me) foundation

" Glossy Balms--Only sharing 1 here, but these are very glossy, nicely pigmented, but don't expect long staying power

" The Infalliable Blackbuster Liner--Large liner that I didn't like

" Voluminous Butterfly Midnight Black--Just like the original

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer--Chipped horribly within an hour--are these like that for you?

" Bella Ivory and Bella Champagne--Color isn't showing well here, but they are both beautiful, basic colors.

Got 2 B Rise N Shine Glistening Blow Dry Cream--Wore this in my last 2 videos; didn't allow hair to hold curl

CVS One Touch Pump Eye Makeup Remover--Like the container, not the product

Nuance Selma Hayek Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl--Repurchase. Love for my natural waves

Sonia Kashuk Cream Bronzer in Warm Tan--My dry skin loves this

SK Cream Blush--Pretty, wearable coral

SK Radiant Tinted Moisturizer--Didn't make me really radiant, but I liked it

SK Highlighters--Love these cream highlighters!

SK Dewy Lip/Cheek Stain--Not enough pigmentation for me

WNW LE Palettes (more info below)

LE Sun-Set to See--nice matte trio

WNW Wild Shine Nail Color--Pretty, peachy pink

 Swatches of above-mentioned products

  Arm swatches of select products mentioned

WNW Melrose At Night
Much better consistency than the 5 pans released last (?) year.
Similar consistency to 8 pan palettes

 WNW Smoke & Melrose

I did notice that many of the colors in these 2 LE palettes were similar or dupes to select WNW 3 pan palettes, 8 pan palette Petal Pusher, the Black Radiance palette Downtown Browns (those are the depotted single shades above), and the shade Uncensored from the LORAC Unzipped is nearly identical to an eyelid shade. If you already own these, then skip these 2 palettes, but I do like them.

WNW on left, N3 on right
However, I was most curious to see if they were similar to the UD Naked 3. The next week I noticed my thoughts were not alone, as I was seeing dupe alerts on blogs, and trust me, there are no dupes. A few might look similar here, but that is just the pic. They are almost nothing alike in person, even with or without flash. That being said, they are a much cheaper alternative to the N3. No dupes.

What beauty products have you purchased lately?
How long does it take you to do a post from start to finish?

Link ups: Leann, Dateless in Dallas,BLovedBoston

1 Response to "HUGE Beauty Haul--New Sephora, Drugstore, Target & More!"

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