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Imagine you’ve somehow lost your entire makeup collection. How would you replace it? Here are my choices for the Best Makeup to Buy from Sephora to create a new cruelty free makeup collection.
1. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – $23
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is the best mascara that I’ve tried all year. I love it. See my review.
2. Cover FX CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 – $45
I’ve gotten a ton of compliments while wearing this CC cream. People keep telling me my skin is glowing. I like how it feels, especially when it’s applied with a wet sponge. Check out my review.
3. Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Eyeliner Set – $59
Between the grindhouse sharpener and 8 eyeliners in both office friendly and fun shades, this has you covered. See my review.
4. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini Set – $20
This mini lip tar set is a great way to add liptars to your collection. It comes with 4 of my favorite shades that I own full size – Anime, Memento, NSFW and Black Dahlia. See Anime, Memento and NSWF swatched here. See Black Dahlia in my Disney Villains Maleficent tutorial here.
5. Illamasqua Skin Base Lift - $25
I really like this concealer in White Light, which is a white shade. I use it to conceal and highlight on the face. I like the texture and I really need to get my review up for it!
6. NARS Foreplay Palette – $49
While I don’t own the NARS Foreplay palette (as I have several other NARS blush palettes), I think it’s versatile because it has Orgasm (the perfect pinky peach), A matte peach, a matte pink, and a gold highlighting blush.
7. Too Faced Shadow Insurance – $20
You can’t go around without eyeshadow primer! Your eyeshadow will crease off. Too Faced has won, again and again, in my battle of the best eyeshadow primers.
8. Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book – $55
This contains a great mix of neutral and fun colors that can be combined in endless combinations and is a great starter palette. See my review.
9. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder – $34
Everyone needs a setting powder and this is my favorite. It’s awesome. See my review.
10. Illamasqua Nail Varnish – $17
I’d recommend picking up at least one nail polish. I really like the Illamasqua formula. Some of my favorites are Baptiste, Phallic, Bacterium, Stance and Poke.
11. Urban Decay Melt Down Makeup Remover - $24
I’ve got a review coming up of this product. It actually doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, smells nice, and does a wonderful job of removing makeup.
What would you choose if you had to start from scratch? Let me know in the comments below!
Tags: Cover FX, Illamasqua, Kat Von D, NARS, obsessive compulsive cosmetics, Too Faced, Urban Decay
A mascara, black gel eyeliner, and all of their nail varnishes. Simple!
The idea of starting from scratch is quite a frightening thought! I’d probably go with Too Faced Shadow Insurance and their Primed and Poreless. NARS Sheer Matte (I can add the glow later!), Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette, NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, NARS Bali eyeshadow to use on my brows, Anastasia brow gel, and a mascara. Though I have no clue which mascara because I can’t get on board with the TF name (I have a kid who is interested in all the details of my makeup). Any recs for another cruelty-free one from Sephora? And I’d likely grab the Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book too because I’m really wanting to try out Kat Von D.
Good starting points!
All of the above? LOL
@Alex Wynick Definitely quick and easy
10amBeauty I love the TF mascara, but if you hate the name, the UD Big Fatty is good. Also, I’ve heard good things about Ardency Inn’s mascara but I haven’t tried it yet.
The idea of having to start from scratch is daunting, but these would definitely help!
I would have liked to see Sephora brand stuff on here too! I actually find myself LOVING their cosmetics. Their lipsticks, blushes and bronzers are some of my HG products
SlashedBeauty The Sephora House Brand is sold in China, so it’s not cruelty free. I only feature brands that are cruelty free and not sold in China.
Wow, I had no idea!, that’s unfortunate
SlashedBeauty It’s ok, most people don’t know. One of the things I do is check the Sephora China website. I also call Sephora and ask about things, such as the Sephora Disney Collection, Kat Von D, and when it was there, Tarina Tarantino, all of which they said was cruelty free and not sold in China. But between calling and then trying to verify myself, it gives me peace of mind.
Starting from scratch wouldn’t be too difficult! I do wish both Sephoras near me would carry Illamasqua in the store. I keep complaining about it but they keep ignoring me
I wouls definitely replace my Naked palettes, then work out from there.
You know, I should have listed the Naked Basics palette! It’s the only naked palette I have but I love it.
I would definitely begin by replacing my Naked palettes. I reach for them so often and I would miss them terribly if I didn’t have them.
Can’t wait for Sephora’s FF sales so I can get my hand on these!
I don’t have the Naked Basics, yet. I should get it, tho. I could use some more neutral mattes in my life.
I tried to do this but couldn’t manage to stay under budget!
Jessika, I ignored budget and went for ‘what would I get?’
That is a challenge I would not do well with … seeing as though I do own most of Sephora already!
I would love to try that UD makeup remover!
Amazing idea for a post! Love love love!
I would love it all.
I never knew UD had a makeup remover
I love this list and want what I don’t own. I’m going to check out the CoverFX CC next time I can get to Sephora.
Great picks. I really want to try the UD melt off as well
thanks for the share.
I couldn’t agree more re: the TFSI and the UD Ocho Loco set. I really want to try the NARS loose setting powder now!
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