Archive: Sephora

Need a fun read for the weekend?

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Sephora has just released their new ultimate beauty guide!

The Ultimate Guide To Makeup, Skin, and Hair From The Beauty Authority
What it is:
Your all-in-one beauty guide to looking gorgeous.

What else you need to know:
Get the book everyone’s primping about: Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin and Hair From The Beauty Authority. Sephora’s very first beauty book is jam-packed with beauty secrets usually reserved for industry insiders—including all the how-to’s and pro tips we’ve collected after 10 years in the beauty biz. On each beauty-full page, you’ll learn to master formerly impossible beauty feats like supermodel-high cheekbones, the perfect blowout, and a seamless foundation application. You’ll also get a sneak peek into the lives of Sephora’s beauty gurus—spending a day backstage with Vincent Longo, creating red carpet-worthy hair with Oscar Blandi, and learning what skin-perfecting fruits Dr. Perricone stores in his fridge!

Written by fashion and beauty journalist (and former Sephora beauty editor) Melissa Schweiger, Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin and Hair From The Beauty Authority is a beauty addict must-have. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find on its pages:

-WHAT IS BEAUTY? – Sephora’s prettiest pro’s—including Carol Shaw, Laura Mercier, Jean and Jane Ford, Oscar Blandi (and many more!)—uncover what beauty means to them, revealing their own inspirational stories and funny anecdotes.

-MEET THE MASTERS – Dive into the diaries of Sephora’s famous faces! Get the inside scoop on their daily beauty routines and regiments, along with insider-y tips that keep them gorgeous and glowing from a.m. to p.m.

-SECRET INGREDIENTS – Beauty meets brains! With this A-Z glossary, defining beauty terms and phrases and uncovering ingredient information has never been so easy!

-ZERO TO FLAWLESS – Ever wonder what a model looks like before she becomes a supermodel? Take a peek at how a model becomes picture perfect, using makeup along with concise, easy-to-follow directions to get catwalk ready.

-THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY – Mirror, mirror on the wall, what does the beauty future have in store? Hear what the guru’s predict from their very own crystal balls—it’s a beauty-full forecast that will keep you turning the pages!

$27.95 Sephora Brand The Ultimate Guide To Makeup, Skin, and Hair From The Beauty Authority

Here comes the sun!

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We are finally having our first hot streak of the year in Oregon with temps climbing close to 100 by the weekend. In my younger days I would have grabbed some oil and found a place to lay out and absorb all the sun I could. Now that I am a little older and my 31st birthday is looming only 3 days away I am much more careful about my skins exposure to the sun.

To keep from looking like the grandma on Something about Mary I am now trying to be vigilant to have all of my skin protected from the harmful UV rays while I am out enjoying the weather. I just found a great kit from Sephora with everything you need to keep your skin healthy this summer with some great travel sized products. A great way to try some different products to find what works the best for you before you go for the full sized. Even better $21.55 from every kit sold will benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation!

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Sun Safety Kit ($87 Value)

What it is:
A collection of eleven travel-ready sizes of the best and brightest summer skincare products.

What it does:
Let the sun shine without a care this summer. Sephora prepares you for outdoor fun with the ample sun protection found in the Sephora Brand Sun Safety Kit. It’s packed with a travel-size sunscreen and skincare for the face and body.

What else you need to know:
The kit contains 0.05 oz Korres Natural Products Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30, a 0.25 oz Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion SPF 30, a 1 oz DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15, a 0.35 oz Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion SPF 20, a 0.17 oz Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15, a 1 oz Murad Firming Bronzer SPF 15, a 0.08 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55 PA + + +, six single-use packs of MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection Pads SPF 30, a 0.17 oz Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream Ultra Protection SPF 30, a 0.25 oz Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 15, and a 0.098 oz Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer SPF 15, plus a UV indicator card, all in a limited-edition Sephora pouch.

100 percent of the net profits (that’s $21.55 from every kit sold!) will benefit The Skin Cancer Foundation. Sephora will make a total donation of up to $430,000.00 before 12/31/08. Supplies of the kit are limited and will be available from April through June 2008 or while supplies last.

$25.00 Sephora Brand Sun Safety Kit ($87 Value) Sun Safety Kit

A great concealer, and only $12!

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I don’t have terrible skin.  I don’t usually have any blemishes or anything.  My one complaint about my skin would be that it can have red patches.  That drives me nuts.  So on my last trip to Sephora, I decided to pick up a concealer -that I could run across my face, in those red – spots, without having to cover my whole face with foundation. 

I love it!  I love that when you put it on, it’s cold!  It feels refreshing, and it’s light.  It does a great job of covering up – without clogging your pores!

Cooling Cover Stick from Sephora.
Conceal imperfections with this full coverage, skin-soothing concealer. Dab on with fingertips for sheer coverage or directly from the tube for complete cooling skin perfection – on contact. Choose from two neutral shades of beige or mint green (banishes redness).

$12.00 – BUY IT HERE!


How important is the bottle?

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While in NYC some of my fellow beauty bloggers and I helped the ladies at Glam pick the products for the Best of Beauty Awards for 2008. One of the categories was body wash and all the ladies present said they would not chose the Sephora Brand Body Wash based on the bottles unusual shape saying it would not be easy to use in the shower. I thought the body wash smelled amazing and I like how flat the bottle was so it would be able to squish on my shower rack with all the other products.

How important is a bottle to you, will it make or break a sale? I have been using Sephora Brand Body Wash for weeks now and while the bottle seems like it would be hard to hold when its wet I have had no problems and I love the scent. It also make great bubble bath and leaves a lightly sweet fragrance on your skin.

Sephora Body Wash

What it is:
A hydrating, lightly-scented body cleanser.

What it is formulated to do:
This concentrated liquid, when mixed with water, creates a lavish lather which cleans and moisturizes. Skin is left soft and smooth.

Nine great scents to choose from I love the Tangerine Grapefruit, it’s the perfect morning pick me up scent.

Asian Ginger
Citrus Sage
Coconut Almond
Creme Brulee
Guava Passion
Morning Waterlily
Riviera Blue
Tangerine Grapefruit
Tropical Jasmine

$12.00 Sephora Brand Body Wash 10 oz Tangerine Grapefruit Shower Gel