Sephora & Make Up Forever #WhatMakesYouBlush Event

MUFE & Sephora

Hey Lovers,

We’ve already discussed my not so recent obsession with all things beauty. Last week I attended a VIB Rouge event at the Make Up Forever Boutique in Union Square. For 750 Sephora points a friend and I got to enjoy bite sized snacks and cocktails.  We would then meet with Make Up Forever & Sephora’s best artists who would match us with the perfect Make Up Forever HD Blush for our skin tone and teach us the proper way to apply blush for our face shape. 

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In addition to our consultations we would be able to take home our perfect shade, for free! The free blush (and cocktails) are what got me to the event. What gave me life was, the moment when I saw this sign.

20%

Getting fabulous things for the low low and makeup are two of my favorite things. Sephora & MUFE clearly knew what they were doing. Fill me with cocktails then drain my wallet. 

Cocktails

I had the pleasure of meeting Josh who teaches the Make Up Forever Pro classes. We first discussed my face shape, then he applied 2 blushes. He used one on the apples of my cheeks and another as a sort of contour. I decided to choose the one he used on the apples of my cheeks, 515 Tangerine. 

MUFE HD Blush MUFE HD Blush swatch Hey Josh!

Since I had been drankin’ and the 20% off sign kept calling me I decided to get a few products. I got a Mist & Fix setting spray and 3 lipsticks. It’s a miracle I didn’t get more. The cocktails and the fact I had gone to Happy Hour before the event really had me on one, no Mama Joyce. 

MUFE Lipsticks

If any of the lipsticks look familiar, it’s because I’ve already worn 2 of them for the #NoBareLips30 challenge. As if the night couldn’t get better, we got gift bags. Who doesn’t love a good gift bag? The gift bag contained a $10 Sephora gift card, a travel sized Make Up Forever translucent powder and a double ended Make Up Forever blush brush.

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Overall, it was a fabulous event. Who doesn’t want to get tipsy and save money?

$17.80 saved!

I want to thank my resident lunch buddy Nicole for accompanying me to the event. She was the voice of reason that I don’t have independently. Had I been alone, I would’ve spent more; way more.

Photo booth 

My good girlfriend Esta Fiesta went to the event also. We didn’t get to attend on the same day because the universe hates me. Check out her recap here.

Have you attended any VIB events? Have you attended any other makeup events recently? Comment below and let me know! 

#NoBareLips30 Challenge-Will you join me?

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Hey Lovers,

As you know I’ve been obsessed with all things beauty lately. The other day my good girlfriend Esta Fiesta over at livingfiesta.com tagged me asking if I would join her on a challenge. I couldn’t see the details immediately but my first thought was “Challenge? Sure, Brooklyn don’t budge.” Then I got the details; sigh. The challenge is a lipstick challenge.  Continue reading

Haul: The Balm on Haute Look

Hey Lovers, 

Last month The Balm was on Haute Look. If you’re not familiar with Haute Look, it’s a Nordstrom company that offers flash sales on everything from art, to furniture, to clothing and of course, makeup. The only complaint I have is, shipping takes like 40 days and 40 nights. All the items are discounted which is my favorite part. When The Balm pops up on Haute Look all the items are discounted 50%! To make sure the discount was accurate I visited a luxury Duane Reade to check (crazy I know). Check out the products I picked up. 

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The Nude’tude eyeshadow palette (some say it rivals the Naked) Haute Look price $18.

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Iris Night Face Cream $22.50.

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Cabana Boy Blush $10.50. Instain Blush $11

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Women’s empowderment brush $12

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Balms Away eye makeup remover $10

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Put a lid on it, eye primer, $9. No Money No Honey over shadow $7.50. 

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Time Balm concealer in “After Dark” $9

What are your favorite products from The Balm? What are your favorite sample sale sites? Comment below and let me know! 

UPDATE

I forgot to add my favorite product originally!

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Betty Lou Manizer $12 

Sephora Haul

Kat Von D Book of Shadows

For those of you who may not know over the last couple years I’ve become a makeup stan. Check the video for a haul of goodies I got from my last few visits to Sephora. Below are a few pictures of the packaging I didn’t have in the video.

Cherry in the Air

Cherry in the Air

On sale for $3!

On sale for $3!

Tweezerman

Too Faced

Too Faced Beauty Editor Faves

Concealors

Concealors

One Night Stand

One Night Stand

Sephora Lash Stash

Sephora Lash Stash

Sephora Lash Stash

What are your most favorite recent beauty finds? Comment below and let me know!