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If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

I received a $30 gift card to Sephora last week. I know it's not much. I can spend about $20 of my own money too. So I want to buy something really worth it. A staple. I am also new to makeup. I already have plenty of eye and lip products. Some of my favorite brands are Clinique, Bareminerals, Tarte, and Smashbox. So what should I spend with my $30????

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Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

Oooh, what a tough question! In terms of beauty staples the first thing that would come to mind would be some type of foundation or BB/CC cream. If you can find one particular formula that suits you and that matches your skintone seamlessly, that is one of the best beauty investments you can make.

 

If you already own something of that nature, or aren't interested in such a product, I would say find an awesome bronzer and/or blush that works with your complexion. Although it's fun to experiment and try different things and have lots of colors, one HG bronzer or blush is really all you need. I really love benefit's boxed powders, which are $28. Hoola is my bronzer of choice, and they have many beautiful blush colors.

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

That is tough...  I would go with any skin care items that you might need.  Whether a moisturizer or foundation, you can't go wrong with those.  Since summer is coming, you might need a summer foundation/bb/cc cream.

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

Yeah this is a very tough question. Usually when I get gift cards I buy items from brands I've always wanted to try or a product that I've been eyeing for a while (if I can). 

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

I'd go one of two ways:

  • Multiple product sampler to maximize bang for your buck and try as much as possible
  • Good skincare with SPF for the summer

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

For  $50 or less, here's my suggestions

 

Diorskin shimmer star-- one of the best highlighter in my opinion and it will last you a very long time

 

Sephora fragrance sampler---I love sephora fragrance samplers and here are the 3 samplers available in sephora stores right now...with these selection you can definitely find a staple fragrance you'll fall in love with! I got myself the marc jacobs daisy so fresh that sells for $78  for the sampler price of $50...aint that a deal?  and the triple points is just icing on the cake ;-)

 

For $30 or less


Too faced sweethearts perfect flush blush ($29) -- Very beautiful blush and the packaging is cute and feminine too

 

Nars blush/bronzer duo mini ($24) -- everyone's favorite!! the mini comes in orgasm/laguna but they also have a regular size with 4 other color combinations for I believe $41.

 

 

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

I've been eyeing the Too Faced Sweethearts blush for months! Is this crazy shimmery on skin?

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

This is quite possibly the most adorable blush ever!  It is shimmery but not like big glitter chunks, more like a pretty, subtle shimmer.  It's more appropriate for a nice glowy flush on your cheeks rather than nightclub shimmer and shine, if that's what you mean!  Also I think it's probably best for those with fair skin because on my light/medium skin the color is very subtle, but I tend to use it as a layering powder over cream blush or to blend out a higher pigmented powder blush.

Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

That's exactly what I meant, thank you! Maybe I'll stop eyeing this soon and actually buy it Smiley Wink

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Re: If you had only $30 for anything in Sephora, what would you buy?

Do it!  Dooooo eeeeeetttttt Smiley Very Happy

 

Lylysa did some swatches and head shots some time back in this old thread, we were squeeeing about that blush for about the first 3 pages or so.....

 

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Something-new-you-re-wanting-to-try/td-p/423333

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