Impulse Buying at Sephora


Impulse buying is bad for budgets, but I get excited when I see makeup and skincare.  I went to Sephora a  few days ago to return 2 items and somehow, I ended up with skincare, foundation, a lipstick and, of course, a new highlighter.  I will review some of the skincare products after I’ve used them for a bit but until then, here is a sneak peek at what I purchased.

Sephora Haul

I purchased 2 bits of skincare because I’m currently obsessed with getting my skin in order.  I wanted to repurchase my Kate Somerville cleanser, that was featured in my favorites post, but the Sephora inside JC Penney’s didn’t have it, therefore I went with the Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil.  I also wanted to try a face peel and Peter Thomas Roth had a new one on the shelf so I popped it on the counter at the last minute.  

The three makeup items that I purchased are the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation, the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and a Sephora Cream Lip Stain.  I’ve returned all three items before this post could even go live.  The Cover FX was the wrong shade and formula because I grabbed the incorrect product due to impulse shopping and not having a plan together.  The Becca Skin Perfector was shattered when I opened it so back it went.  The Sephora Lip Stain was not the color I expected it to be and was a bit too shimmery for my liking so that also went back.

Sephora Lip Stain in 05 Infinite Rose

Sephora Lip Cream Lip Stain in 05 Infinite Rose

I’m really going to make a concerted effort to cut back on the impulse buying until I can consolidate my makeup stash and use up some of this skincare, but it’s hard!

If you have trouble with impulse buying too, let me know.  Let’s form a support group or we can just enable each other on twitter!

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