Here is the third installment of my new Feature on the blog. You can catch this every Thursday and Saturday Morning.
The general premise is I go through the list of brands on Sephora and pick one item I would willingly purchase with my usual funds and buying habits, then one item that I would get if I had unlimited funds.
All photos used in these posts are screenshots from Sephora taken the day the post was created. All aesthetic credits go to Sephora and the Brands they represent.
Skincare borrowed by women, developed for men.
This Brand mostly offers through Sephora skincare product geared towards men, but there are some unisex items.
I surprisingly found a few items I found interesting in this mostly male lineup. I suspect some of these things are formulated to work for male skin, and their issues, but really human skin is human skin. I figure I might like some of these more, because I dislike floral scents, and the products have more things that smell like the sea, or a forest. Sounds good to me! haha
I like the idea of the scent of this, something I have never had in a lip repair item before. The price point and item size are comparable to getting something at the drugstore, which I like. I can actually see myself getting this in my next shop.
Even when I am not wearing makeup, I always have something on my lips, and I normally have at least 8 balms on the go, as I have them all over the house, the vehicle, my suitcases, purse, anywhere else I shove them, haha. This would not be a wasted item to experiment with.
I like how the guy stuff is “Anti-Wrinkle” instead of “Anti-Aging”. Like they don’t care about aging per say, but wrinkles, sure. Got to love what works for marketing. I like the idea of this products, and the fact it has seaweed in its ingredients. The ingredient list is also very short, which is another nice thing. I don’t think I’d ever spend this much on a product that isn’t even gear for women to begin with, but if I had all the random cash to throw at it, I would.
High Performance, Organic Ingredients.
This Brand offers through Sephora a wide range of Organic Makeup.
I like that this brand is part of the “Clean at Sephora” program. it makes it easy to figure out what isn’t in the product, as I react to so many specific things in beauty products.
I don’t won a heck of a lot of blush, and this one just looks plain pretty. I think I’d still want to go to an actual Sephora Location to test it, as it is a good amount of money for something I wear only a few times a week. The size is good in my mind, and it is a matte one, so I don’t have to worry about it clingy weird to my face. I am also enjoying organic products more, now that I have come back to the beauty scene. I find I react much less to them, so wouldn’t mind adding another one to my list of likes.
Mascara is one of the things I am most allergic and sensitive to, in the makeup world. Which sucks, because I have super blonde lashes, and look really silly without something on them. You just can’t see anything. I wonder if a mascara that was naturally, organically derived would cause me to have less of a reaction. For the price though, I can’t see myself actually jumping to try it. I have lived since I was about 14 dealing with regular mascara, and have learned many ways to make it work without any organic alternative. I’ll definitely look into an alternative source to try though, something a bit nicer to my pocket.
Start loving you Hair.
This Brand offers through Sephora a small range of haircare products.
I love hair wraps, and have used them for years. My mom made me one for when I was going to cadet came, way back when I was 13, out of some towels and buttons. I still have one of them to this day, but have since bought a few with newer wicking technologies.
I know the ones I own have lasted forever, so I would assume this would be a good investment too, can’t see it magically disintegrating after a year or something. I am obsessed with waffle material, and buy my boys waffle shirts all the time. That is why I would choose this one. These are great for travel, I always bring a turban when I go somewhere, even just for a weekend trip. I like the colour too. Of course it is out of stock, haha. The Grey one would be my second choice.
Better Beauty, by Design.
This Brand offers through Sephora a decently sized collection of specific makeup brushes, as well as a few brush care items.
I have a few brushes that are sort of like this, and they are fun to play with, but not my favorite. I am really not interested in anything from this brand.
First 12??? down, and only 300+ more to go! I did end up finding a few things that I will probably get myself, as well as some products I might try to find cheaper alternatives for.
The Winner this round for me was Anthony, I really want to try that lip balm, and can see my getting it when my No Buy is over.