February Sephora Adventures | Haul


I'm always a big fan of Sephora adventures, although I try to limit them since they result in my wallet being a little skinnier. Besides my wallet being a little thinner, I also acquired a couple products that I think I'll be very happy about! One in particular, that I apparently wasn't supposed to be able to purchase, but it does come with a good story.
Since the Hourglass Ambient Blushes launched online, I expected them to be in store soon after. Yesterday, I walk into Sephora and I see what I think to be a Sephora employee opening the Hourglass drawers, so I asked her if the Ambient Blushes have come out in store yet. She then told me she was the Hourglass rep and even though they weren't yet on display she had the testers and the products. So she tried two on me, the Luminous one and the Dim Infusion blush. Originally I had asked to buy the Luminous blush, a very bright pop of pink, to which she also gave me a 5ml sample of the Veil primer - a generous sample to boot! I ended up adding the Boscia Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal to my purchase and happily trotted out the door.
As I was out walking and shopping in the boutiques in Montreal, I ended up really liking the Dim Infusion blush so much more on my skin-tone. (She had put one on each cheek!) Later that evening, I went back to Sephora to exchange the blush - it was untouched, unopened and only purchase a couple hours before - where I learned that the Hourglass rep wasn't supposed to sell me one at all. The in-store Ambient Blush launch is supposed to be next week! Oops!
So I guess I got it a little earlier in-store than I was allowed to, but I'm absolutely okay with that!

The packaging is a gorgeous gold mirror-esque plastic with the Hourglass label stamped on top

Swatches from Top to Bottom: Chanel Joues Contraste in Reflex, Hourglass Ambient Blush in Dim Infusion

I'm wearing the Hourglass Ambient Blush in Dim Infusion today and I absolutely love it, a review and more swatches to come soon! Although at first glance, it's much lighter than my Chanel Reflex but definitely build-able and I love the sheen it gives my face.

I also tried the Boscia Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal with the Kiehl's Face Cleanser and it did remove the majority of my makeup, was gentle enough for the eye area and most of the oil and dirt. My face felt excellent afterwards, not tight but not a trace of oil to be found. I will definitely be using this as part of my night routine and will be posting a review in the coming weeks. It comes with a small sample of the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser and the sponge itself is sealed with plastic and quite hard. As you wet it with warm water, it softens right up and is very gentle on the skin. It's targeted towards combination and oily skin types.

What do you ladies think of my little haul and adventure? I'm so excited by both products and by the generous veil primer sample!
Let me know if you've tried any of the products and your thoughts on them!

À Bientôt Mes Amours,

Kisti Belle

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