There are always so many exciting new launches at Sephora, especially during May-June. This is peak time for Summer launches, and this year definitely has no shortage of newness. I put together a list of the new & hot launches at Sephora – all of which are from cruelty-free brands!

 

Oh boy. Where does one even begin? My wallet is practically weeping – I want everything! These are all prestige brands, so they are pricey – however, these are some of my all-time favourite brands. They are high quality, high-performance brands focusing on quality ingredients – and most importantly, they are cruelty-free (because really, it’s 2018 and testing on animals is barbaric and unnecessary!)

Products On My Radar

Powders

I’m most intrigued by the Hourglass & Marc Jacobs setting powders, as they’re rumoured to be absolutely incredible. I love using loose powder to set my makeup, especially ultra finely-milled powder as it looks the most natural and undetectable on the skin!

Lip Glosses

Lip glosses are one of the most popular trends for the summer. While this may not be particularly groundbreaking, I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many lip glosses. There are so many shades and formulas, and this season sees a surge of high-shine and metallic glosses. The Becca Glow Lip Gloss looks stunning from what I’ve seen in review videos! The Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Gloss Stick has definitely sparked my interest. I love the regular glosses, so to see a new formula in a stick?! I’m not sure what to expect from this, but I shall have to investigate further!

Setting Sprays

In the sun and heat, we need all the help we can get to keep our makeup looking fresh. Setting sprays are an absolute must for me. Not only are they key to absorbing any excess powder sitting on the skin and adding a healthy glow, they also help to lock your makeup in place to prolong your makeup wear!  Cover FX recently launched the High-Performance Setting spray, and I’ll definitely be trying it once I’ve used up my Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray!

 

 

What new products are you most excited for?

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It’s that eagerly anticipated time of the year – the Sephora holiday sale! If you’re a VIB Rouge member, you’ve likely already received your sale cards in the mail or eMail.

The holiday season is typically the most launch-heavy season, with endless amounts of gift sets, limited edition packaging, and holiday products. With so many exciting launches, it can be hard to decide what to buy.
For this year’s holiday sale, I cultivated a list of the most recent/noteworthy launches, along with value sets I definitely think are worth the price. These are all products I personally have my eye on – and all are from cruelty free brands (because it’s 2017, and testing on animals is cruel and unnecessary.)

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This is a peach toned makeup look and a twist on the cut-crease. Rather than a super sharp/defined crease, it’s more diffused! I paired it with a peachy-pink sparkly eye, and a soft nude lip.

Products used:

Brushes were all Morphe from the Morphe Me subscription (don’t forget, we both get a free brush if you join through my link!) and the My Makeup Brush Set Oval brushes! 

 

 

*This post is not sponsored, but may contain affiliate links in which I may earn a small commision if you choose to purchase products through my links*

 

Today’s post is something a little different and something I’ve been eagerly awaiting for months! I collaborated with my best friend- and fellow blogger – Claudia Norris! We decided to do a Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway, and a tutorial for each palette! We really wanted to do this as a fun thank-you to all of our lovely followers!

Two lucky winners will receive a full size, brand new Kat Von D Eyeshadow Palette! I will be giving away the Shade & Light Eye Palette, and Claudia is giving away the Monarch Eyeshadow palette!

Make sure to check out Claudia’s video here! 

The details: 

The easiest way to enter is through this link here (it walks you through all the details and instructions, as well as extra entries!) If you’re on a mobile device, this is a mobile-friendly link! 

Enter here: KVD Eyeshadow Pallets Giveaway

To enter, the 3 things you must do are:

1. Be subscribed to both of us on youtube!

  • You can find my channel here, and
  • Claudia’s channel here! 

2. Be following both of us on Instagram:

3. Like our Facebook pages:

The giveaway will run from April 8th until April 29th, and the winners will be contacted on May 2nd! Since there are 2 palettes to choose from, the first winner to respond back will get their first pick!

There are also a ton of options for extra entries if you’d like a better chance of winning, all of which are listed in the Gleam link here! 

Make sure to leave us a comment on our videos to let us know that you’ve entered! Good luck everyone!

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Products used: 

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For a Valentines Day look, I wanted to do something a little different than the typical shimmery, pink-toned trend. While I do love pink-toned makeup looks, I was just in the mood for something a little different – and I admit, I was itching to create a look with the Morphe 35O palette (which you can read a full review of here! ) as well as the new Morphe single shadows I got recently.

I went for a warmer, gold shimmery look and paired it with a soft pinky-nude lip! Some may think that gold is a holiday look – I however think anytime is a good time for gold (I’m kind of like Smaug from the Hobbit in that regard.)

For the eyes, the shadows used were all from Morphe.

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Eyes:

  • Mac “Soft Ochre” Paint Pot to prime
  • Morphe 35O Palette:

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Face:

Lips:

I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day! And if you’re single like I am, don’t worry! Use the money you could spend on a significant other, and treat yourself to some makeup goodies!