Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Sale Alert : Sephora Sale Haul 2013

Earlier this week, I received an sale notification email from Sephora just after Christmas but I didn't give much thought to it as I wasn't planning on visiting Sephora.

Well. Fast forward. I took an innocent waltz into the shop without anything on my mind to purchase and came out with these items from Sephora in Sunway Pyramid yesterday. 
I didn't expect to bring home these babies but with SALE - which girl could resist??

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1. Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray Long-Lasting (30ml) - RM49 

This item is not on sale but I got it because I thought of purchasing NYX Makeup Setting Spray in Matte Finish which was priced at RM39. But decided to drop NYX and go for Urban Decay instead - partially due to the glaring eyes I got from my bf for taking so long to decide :P

I have not tested it out yet but all I can say is the packaging is SUPERB. It feels so.. expensive. (It is expensive! Hahaha!) I sincerely hope this product does not break out on me and works magic as it claims which is beautifully printed onto the box. Well, I am all "set" (pun-intended) for a blazing, meltdown this coming Chinese New Year :)

2. Too Faced Full Bloom Ultra Flush Powder Blush in Cocoa Rose (4g) - RM32 

This is a sale item. This is love at first swatch - the texture is smooth and the best part is, its not shimmery. The texture of the blush gives a sheen or touch of colour without looking OTT. I'm not exaggerating but my jaw literally dropped wide opened when I saw the price after swatching.

I have not tested it on my face yet but am so looking forward to trying it out! :)

3. Stila Eyeshadow in Starlight (2.6g) - RM42

Another sale item! They have a few shades available, trio eyeshadows as well. But can't recall the names. Sorwieee :( 

This is also another love at first swatch. I personally think it will be a perfect eyeshadow for a simple wash-over the lids, brown eyeliner and mascara for a quick 'wake-me-up-look'. Will test it out and review it soon! :) 

4. Stila Artist Essentials Set - RM112 (Ori price : RM189-ish) 

The box is sturdy and spacious. Can be reused to store other items.
The layout of the eyeshadows and their names. 
Set includes : Stila All Over Blend Brush in #9 (full sized), Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray (full sized), Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Peony (travel size) and
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina (travel size)
Breath-taking, no? :) 
Below are the swatches of the eyeshadows. Please note that they are swatched without any eyeshadow base/primer. The eyeshadows' description is based on my own opinion and it may or may not be 100% accurate.

Renaissance Palette
Poetry : A cool shimmery cream colour
Perspective : A neutral shimmery gold 
Fresco : A neutral sheen chocolate brown 
Drama : A cool matte dark brown 

Abstract Palette
Illusion : A cool pale lilac (texture leans more to sheen with micro shimmers, applies smoothly) 
Vivid : A cool lavender (texture leans more to sheen with micro shimmers, applies smoothly) 
Visual : A dark brown with purple base (matte finish with micro shimmers) 
Linear : Black with a tinge of plum (matte finish, a little patchy) 

Pop Art Palette
Parity : Neutral beige taupe (sheen with fine shimmers)
Irony : Warm olive with gold sheen 
Primary : Forest green (sheen with very fine shimmers)
Edgy : Black with green base (sheen with very fine shimmers)

Surreal Palette
Dream : Matte soft pink 
Symbolic : Warm peach pink with metallic sheen and obvious shimmers
Fantasy : Brown with a tinge of pink/purple (sheen with very fine shimmers) 
Reality : Matte black 

Well, that's all for tonight. Not feeling well.
But determined to get this post up so that you girls can grab these goodies for yourself and your loved ones!

Do share with me your hauls and thoughts! 

Sarah :) 


  1. Aaaargh that Stila palette looks gorgeous!!! :O I like the look of that 2-in-1 cream in Peony - such a pretty shimmery pink!

    1. Also, to add on.... XD

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    2. Hehe, the Stila palette is gorgeous! But the lip & cheek cream is not shimmery :P

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  2. looks like you got some awesome things and i seriousl LOVE the stila convertible colors. glad you got to try that formula.
    A Beautiful Zen

    1. Hi Jenn,

      Thanks for dropping by! Hehe I sure did :)

  3. OMG I almost bought the Stila set the other day! But the eyeshadows could be more pigmented in my opinion. Love the haul anyway! The Too Faced blush looks gorgeous too. :D