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I’ve never written a haul post before, but I always love reading them and they seem really fun (plus I love a good haul), so I decided to write about all the products I bought on my Sephora shopping spree.

I did my Sephora haul while I was visiting my sister in France. England doesn’t have the luxury of Sephora, unfortunately, so I wanted to raid it in France as soon as I got the opportunity.

For my first time in a Sephora store, I was really impressed. Something about the layout of the store is right. It also gave me a chance to try out brands and products that I can’t usually get my hands on in England.

The main items I wanted to get were Sephora branded products, as I can’t get them at home. However, I also got the Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Lipstick in Freckle Fiesta because I was living for the colour.

Here’s how I got on with all of the products:

The Mud Mask

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Sephora is well known for its iconic sheet masks. I’d managed to try one before as my friend bought me it back from Paris and I loved it, so I couldn’t wait to try a different one.

I went for The Mud Mask because it said it was mattifying and I’ll do anything to help control my oily skin.

This felt wonderful when it was on because it was soothing and smelt great. Then, when I took the sheet mask off, my face felt smooth and regenerated.

I’m not so sure that it was mattifying, but whatever it did, my skin felt great afterwards and I enjoyed using it. I’d definitely reinvest.

Lip liner to go

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I bought the Sephora lip liner to go in shade 15 “Deep Beige” as I wanted a nude brown lip liner for my makeup collection, as all my other lip liners were either red or nudey-pinks.

This is a really nice lip liner. It’s long-lasting, I like the colour as it complements most lipsticks really well and it’s creamy to apply.

It’s also great value for money, costing just £4.50 per lip liner. A lot of lip liners cost upwards of £15, but this one is just as good as any other lip liner on the market without being unjustifiably expensive.

A brilliant buy. I’d like to get some more when I go back to Sephora.

Total purify & cleanse gel

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I bought this cleanser on a whim because my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser was about to run out and I thought I’d give this a try because it only costed just over £6.

I’ve been using the Total purify & cleanse gel for a while now and it’s pretty good. It has a lightweight and refreshing feel to it because of the green tea extract and I think this would be a perfect cleanser for summer.

However, I’m not in love with this product and I probably wouldn’t rush to buy it again. It’s great value, but I don’t personally find it’s done much for my skin.

When I used the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and the Kiehl’s cleanser, I felt like they helped keep my skin looking and feeling great. I hardly got any spots and my skin always looked very clear.

While the Sephora cleanser is nice, I’ve had a few more spots back recently and I just don’t think it’s on the same level as other cleansers I’ve used. Nonetheless, it’s still nice and is great value. So if you’re a savvy, frugal shopper, this could be a good option for you.

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle lipstick in Freckle Fiesta

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I’d already tried the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint and I was super impressed, so I wanted to try Rihanna’s Mattemoiselle formula out as well.

I tested all the different Mattemoiselle shades when I was browsing Sephora to find out which one I wanted to get.

Described by Fenty Beauty as a “spiced terracotta,” the shade Freckle Fiesta really appealed. I had a lot of nudes, pinks, rosy-mauves, reds and softer shades in my lipstick collection, but I didn’t have a deeper browny-orange colour. I’d been dying to get a terracotta shade and I didn’t even know Freckle Fiesta existed, but it just seemed like the right one to buy.

And I really like it.

The shade is stunning. It’s not too dark, but it has a lovely brown-orange tone, which complements warm eyeshadows perfectly. It also lasts for ages, which is always a plus.

It’s also extremely buttery to apply. This is something I really liked about the formula because I felt it glided smoothly over my lips, while looking pigmented.

It’s a massive yes from me. The shade, the formula and the longevity are all great!

Shea lip mask

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I didn’t realise lip masks were a thing until I stumbled across the Sephora Shea lip mask. I was intrigued and with it costing just over £2.50, it was an offer that was too good to refuse.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I love anything that contains shea butter. It’s just the queen of moisturising and it smells delicious, so I was already sold on that side of it.

And it did smell really really good.

The lip mask did feel pretty weird to have on your lips, though, and the texture reminded me of cold ham, which made me feel a bit uncertain.

As much as I was rooting for this product to work, I was disappointed. I didn’t feel as though my lips were softer or more moisturised, they just smelled amazing.

I don’t think I’d buy the shea lip mask again, but I’m not mad at it because it cost me hardly anything to buy.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

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I received the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask as a free sample with my Sephora haul, which I was more than willing to try it out.

This overnight mask is meant to help restore hydration and moisture levels in the skin by the morning, leaving you with soft, replenished skin.

I’d been feeling like my skin was a bit dry from being submerged to all the recent cold weather and central heating, so this was the perfect time to test the face mask’s claims.

When I first applied it, I noticed that it smelled peachy. One of the main ingredients listed is apricot, so it obviously makes sense. I really like the smell of apricots, so I enjoyed the scent of the face mask.

It was also very creamy and soothing on my skin.

By the morning, my skin definitely did feel a lot softer, refreshed and like my skin’s dehydration had been cured.

I think I’d want to use this a few more times to see if I’d buy this product again, but for a first impression, I’m really pleased with the effects of the Origins overnight mask.

Sephora cream lip stain

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For my final products in the haul, I chose two Sephora cream lip stains: The cream lip stain METAL in 62 “Gold Copper” and the cream lip stain MATTE in 69 “Hippy pink,” costing around £10 each.

To be honest, I’ve been really happy with both of these lipsticks. I love the colour of both (they actually look nice together) and they’re long-lasting. They’re up there with some of the most long-lasting lipsticks I’ve ever tried.

Sephora has an incredible range of lipsticks, with a whole spectrum of colours to choose from. There were tonnes I could’ve bought, so when I do my next Sephora haul, you better believe I’ll be going back for more.

But yes, these lipsticks perform excellently at a really reasonable price and I’d recommend them to anyone.

Final thoughts

Although I was unimpressed with the shea lip mask and I wasn’t obsessed with the cleanser, everything else I purchased in my Sephora haul has been great.

The highlights for me have been The Mud Mask, the Sephora lipsticks and the Fenty Beauty lipstick.

I can’t wait for my next Sephora haul!

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