Thursday, April 24, 2014

France Sephora Trip


Bonjour!
 A couple days ago I returned from a lovely trip to France visiting a friend studying abroad. While I was there, I had to make a trip to a Sephora (of course). I found a few things there that I thought are not sold in the states. Here are the products with the details:

sisley 


I have never heard of sisley before but I could definitely tell by the price tag that it was a high end cosmetic line. I thought this line was only sold in Europe, however, I found it through Nordstroms website recently. The mask I purchased was the Sisley Facial Mask with Linden Blossom.

Product Promise: creamy mask with linden blossom formulated for sensitive combination/oily skin types to soften, brighten, and even the skin

Product Review
Pros: I really liked this mask. After using this product, my sensitive combination/oily skin felt softer and brighter. 

Cons: My only complaint about the actual formula for me was it did not reduce the appearance of my blemishes. I know this company also makes masks for acne prone skin. I liked this mask, however, I think I might had been better purchasing the acne mask. I did not purchase the acne because I usually don't buy "acne" products since they are usually so irritating and over drying for me.  The price of this mask is $119, which I think is over priced. I really liked this mask, but it was not the best I have ever tried. I don't think I will repurchase. 

SAMPAR


 The SAMPAR line is only sold in Europe which I was excited to try out!  The product I purchased was the SAMPAR Crazy Cream in Nude.


Product Promise: tinted moisturizer that hydrates for 24 hours, protects, and perfects the skin without it looking chalky or unnatural; colors come in Nude and Tan.

Pros: When I saw the name of this product, "Crazy Cream", I immediately assumed that this was a type of CC cream but this product is actually a tinted moisturizer. I agree that this product hydrates all day. I have slightly oily/combination skin with occasional breakouts so usually when a product says hydrating I stay away because it would make my face look too shiny but not with this product. I use this as a moisturizer and primer in the morning and I do not find it too creamy. In fact, its also very light. The color blends effortlessly into the skin giving it a nice tint.

Cons: I suffer from hyperpigmentation and post acne scars, not I would have preferred to have a little more coverage and I had to powder my T- zone throughout the day, for these reasons, I may not repurchase.

Notes:
One thing I found interesting after visiting the Sephora in Aix en Provence was that Loreal was sold in Sephora as a high end versus drug store brand like it is in the U.S. I think this just proves how Loreal is a great cosmetic line. 

Stay tuned for a giveaway, my "Jet Set Kit", and a spring tutorial.


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