Recent Beauty Buys

I feel like Sephora is a lot like Target in the sense that you go in with a list of things you need and come out with nothing from your list and 10 things you didn’t know you needed! I know you all are probably shaking your heads yes, because it’s so true! Anyways, this happened to me last week at Sephora, so I thought I would share my buys with you! It’s been a while since my last post on my recent beauty buys, so let’s get started. I’ve broken my recent beauty buys up into two categories: items I re-purchased & items I’m trying for the first time. Click through to read about each product!




I went in with two items on my list that I was searching for, but while I was there I realized I was running low on a few “must-have” items. These are items I use on an almost daily basis, so I always like to stock up on them before I run out of them!recent-beauty-buys-sephora-4FIRST AID BEAUTY ULTRA REPAIR CREAM | This is one of my favorite moisturizers, especially once the weather starts cooling down. I get dry skin spots on my face in the cooler months, so I always use this to keep my face hydrated. It’s a thick formula (you don’t have to use a lot), but it works wonders. The best part is that it’s not only meant for your skin- you can use it on dry hands, arms, legs, etc! I really love their entire line (especially their face wash).recent-beauty-buys-sephora-5
IT COSMETICS YOUR SKIN BUT BETTER CC CREAM | I discovered this product a little over a year ago & I’ve been hooked ever since. This is the perfect makeup for “every day” wear… I wear it a lot during the work week for a fresh faced look. It’s SPF 50, so it’s protecting your skin while also giving you a bit of coverage.recent-beauty-buys-sephora-6
BECCA SKIN PERFECTOR HIGHLIGHTER POWDER | This highlighter has been a total game changer for me! This product gives that all over glow that every girl wants! I don’t contour (I get way too overwhelmed/confused by that) so this gives a bit of definition to my cheeks.


I’m one of those girls who loves makeup…a lot, but I don’t necessarily try a lot of brands all the time. One brand that I haven’t experimented a lot with is NARS. I have used their blush and tried out their lipsticks, but I haven’t gone much further than that.

I went into Sephora to find a new medium-full coverage foundation. I have quite a few freckles and sun spots I like to cover on my face. I was almost out of my old foundation, so I wanted to try a new brand to get better coverage. After being matched, they tried out Too Faced and NARS foundations on me. I ended up liking the NARS foundation best (I’m wearing Gobi ). I purchased the concealer because I wasn’t overly satisfied with the one I was using. I walked out with NARS loose setting powder, too!

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  1. I wear the CC cream from It Cosmetics every day…it’s amazing!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  2. Kristina wrote:

    Great picks- I’m obsessed with the CC cream and so glad I discovered It Cosmetics!

    xo, Kristina

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  3. Sarah wrote:

    Love these! I’ve tried the IT cosmetics CC cream and it works wonders.

    x Sarah

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  4. Jen wrote:

    What brush do you use for the highlighter? I don’t see it linked, but would love to know!!! Thanks!! xo

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      For the highlighter I typically use this brush: (I use the larger end for my cheeks & the smaller end for my nose!) I also really like this brush for it because it’s angled: … these just happened to be dirty when I shot this post haha 😉

      Unfortunately I couldn’t find the one I pictured online, but I got it in store at Ulta!

      Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  5. hanna wrote:

    I’ve been looking for a good cc cream –Hanna Lei

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  6. Jacy wrote:

    I love this post idea! I’ve been wanting to try the IT Cosmetics CC cream and the Becca highlighter for ages! I just don’t neeeeed them right now 😉 But I recently switched to the NARS concealer and absolutely love it! It’s definitely my favorite I’ve every tried. I haven’t tried the NARS loose powder, but I got the similar one by Kat Von D and like it quite a bit.

    Jacy |

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    • Emily wrote:

      I’m not kidding when I say those two products are life-changing! Ok, that may be a *little* dramatic, but they are SO good! After using the Becca highlighter I won’t use any other brand. I also love their blushes, too! And totally agree on the NARS concealer… such a big difference! XO

      Posted 10.24.16 Reply
  7. Couetneh wrote:

    The NARS concealer is the best, I think! I’m also a big fan of the IT Cosmetics foundation. It’s perfect for everyday use!

    Posted 10.24.16 Reply

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