I'll start by saying that it saddens me that we are in 2016 and we still do not have a Sephora in the UK! Why on earth do we still not have it here?! My life would be made if we did end up getting one here in London. So obviously I was super excited to go to New York and go to as many Sephora's as I could - it literally is a beauty junkie's heaven.
I had a list of products I wanted to purchase out there, and I wanted to focus on brands I knew I can't get in the UK and top ups of my favourite make-up and skincare which I knew would be cheaper out in the states.
Starting with Make-Up Forever, I topped up on my favourite HD foundation as well as purchasing two products I have wanted to try for ages! The matching HD powder and the Full Cover Concealer. I am so excited to create THE flawless base with this trio.
I was most looking forward to visiting the Anastasia Beverley Hills stand as we do not have a department store in the UK where we can actually go and test the products. I already use the Powder Duo so I treated myself to the Dipbrow Pomade that everyone raves about and the Brow Wiz! I also wanted to try their liquid lipsticks so chose 'Carina' and 'Pure Hollywood'. The Sephora liquid lipsticks are also a blogger favourite so I wanted to try these out myself too as you can never have too many lipsticks!
MAC Cosmetics is also so much cheaper in New York so I picked up a few things I have been lusting over - these being 'Mehr' lipstick and 'Burgundy' lipliner. These look SO good together, I am in love with this combo, I'd definitely try this if you love a nineties inspired lip.
The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner was right up there on my list of absolute necessities that I needed to track down. This. Stuff. Is. The. Best. I feel naked without my eyeliner flicks and this is literally the best eyeliner I have ever used. I don't usually go for pen liners as I like a super neat, accurate flick and I can never recreate this with the pens so I usually use a brush. This however, is so black and I can create a neat flick in 5 minutes. You must get this!
Lastly, I picked up a couple of skincare items. The first being the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I have this already but thought a cute mini size would be great for travel and quick freshen ups! The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads I also picked up, can't wait to try these for achieving smooth, radiant skin.