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I have been to the Holy Grail
by Corey (coreyann)
at March 27th, 2007 (10:09 am)

I went to NYC this past weekend in hopes of finding shoes for my wedding.  Sadly, I never did get to go shop for the shoes but I did make it to the store I've been dreaming of, Sephora.  They now have a store right in Times Square!  I had to shop light because I was heading to a play shortly afterwards and I couldn't get back to my car again without risking another surcharge so I mentall filed away the bigger items that I wanted that wouldn't fit in my bag.  

I ended up with the following:

LORAC Coverup in C2 (light) 0.15 oz @ $16
I am about done with my favorite coverup that has been long discontinued (it's Maybelline and shush).  My prime reason for hitting Sephora was to get a *good* concealer.  The staff was not at ALL helpful - wanting to gossip amoung themselves and scoffed when I asked for help so I set upon trying to find one that was good and ended up with this one.  We shall see what the end result is as I've only tested it so far and have not put it into use yet.  We'll see.  Here is hoping this isn't a flop!

Givenchy Pop Gloss in Hip Hop Red @ $22.50
My next mission in the store was to find a fantastic lip gloss.  I am still enamoured with my "Tarte" gloss but a girl can NEVER have enough gloss in my book and this was the perfect place to find one!  I must admit, I do not have any red in my vast makeup collection.  Red always just looks BAD on me.  Either too bright, too vampy or too SOMETHING.  This is the first red that I can wear without mixing in another color.  I LOVE this gloss, it's slick and shiny and doesn't have the stick factor.  A definite winner in my book.  The only downfall is that it doesn't stay on terribly long.  

Vera Wang For Men 1.7 oz @ $45
I told my fiance that I'd bring him something "cool" from NYC.  I got him a sweatshirt hoodie (he lives in them) and what else would perfectly complement the sweatshirt than a fantastic smelling cologne?  I sniffed my way around the men's section (without the pesky salesladies like you have at Macy's) and finally selected this scent.  It's woodsy without being too musky or overpowering.  Glad to report that he loves it!  Score!

Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 0.93 oz @ $36
I hadn't tested this product by the time I'd made my last post so I wanted to include it with this one since it was purchased at Sephora as well.  I absolutely LOVE this stuff.  A little bit goes a long way but it really does help smooth the small imperfections prior to putting on foundation.  It is a bit expensive but totally worth it and I think that it will last a long time since I do not use it all that often.  Since I have crap skin, it's a lifesaver for those moments that you want to look your best and that pesky zit decided to pop out and say HI today of all days.

Update on the O-Glow
I have now firmly decided that I do, in fact, LOVE the O-Glow.  Many beauty bloggers out there seem to hate it but I like it - when  used SPARINGLY.  I put a small amount on the apples of my cheeks and then use my blush as normal.  It helps bring out my cheekbones and puts some staying power to my blush.  When used WITH another blush it's great but I don't think I would use this solo unless I'm not going for the full made up look.