Last week I went into the Yorkdale Sephora to pick up samples of foundations since I’m almost out of my Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation. I knew that I wanted to get foundation from a brand that doesn’t do testing on animals, is good for sensitive skin, and preferably vegan.
Nancy, who works for Tarte, helped me out. We tested the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation and the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation. I wore the Cover FX foundation for the rest of that day, and then used my sample on Friday. I decided I liked the Tarte foundation more. Also, Nancy was really great, and I had fun with her.
Why did I order it online? Because Sephora has coupons online for extra things-in addition to the foundation, I got some point perks, 3 samples (they threw an extra one in), and a lip gloss for having spent $25+.
The Estee edit by Estee Lauder – Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 makeup remover + cleanser
tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in “light-medium sand”
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
laura mercier lip glace in “bare baby”
Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta peel original formula
bareMinerals marvelous Moxie lip gloss in “rebel”
Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-crease eye shadow primer
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
Laura Mercier “Bare baby”
On my nails: Essie “Turquoise and Caicos“
For the lip glosses, I had kinda hoped that with the $25 coupon I would have gotten a choice on colour, because I want to try a more brown-y pink lip gloss, but that’s fine. I’ll just go to the drugstore and find something.
tarte “light-medium sand” – I’m not sure if in the store they had one that was separate for “light sand” because Nancy said I was the lightest colour. I think this one is dark enough that it’ll still work for me a while into summer, but it says 12 months use-by on the back.
Check back here at the end of the month to see if any of them make it into my favourites!