Kit Building 101: New Sephora's In Town

Living in Gainesville has both its ups and downs. It's truly a college town that caters to the UF population but what it doesn't cater to is the beauty population, i.e. ME! :-). We only have only a M.A.C. counter, a quaint make-up boutique and a costume shop to feed my fix.

But that definitely changed last week. Sephora finally opened a full-fledged store. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the official grand opening but I had the pleasure of visiting and playing around in what they had to offer. And pick up a few items too.

It was so pretty and inviting. The window display
was unique with the mermaids--very aquatic.

I have read that Sephora's are usually unkempt but
being that this was freshly opened.
I had the pleasure of being the first to
swatch some of the colors.
It was just so......CLEAN and.....NEWAnd what took my breathe away was the Make Up Forever area. At the former Sephora, located within JcPenny, they didn't have their products available. So I was absolutely delighted to see them there. And proving how green I am, outside of the Web site, this was my first face-to-face encounter with the line. I could have played in the products all day but ultimately decided against it because I did have a long day ahead of me.

Pure delight!
For the time that I was there, I felt like a kid in a candy store. And it was delightful indeed. So, I can proudly say I have a go-to spot when wanting to build my kit with the necessities. Although I'm not opposed to shopping online, nothing beats testing out products and playing in make-up in real time.

And one of the things I swatched was one of the latest Smashbox products.

Smashbox Mother Earth Palette

I was delightfully surprised by the color payoff. The most raved about items are their primers, which I've yet to try. So swatching the shadows and liking them was highly unexpected.

I really loved the blue one.

So I'll definitely be making regular visits. A girl can never experience and try too much, or in my case, purchase too much either. I left with a few items that I'm all too elated about.

I've been looking for an eyeshadow color
like this & there it
was ready
to be
purchased. It was meant to be!

As for my gel liner, the one I currently own was drying out. I wanted to try a higher quality one to see how much better it is. And its waterproof. Oh, la, la!

And this little lip liner was just something
to try.
I'm getting into lips and trying to
perfect certain
techniques at the moment.

Sure, I still have to travel to Orlando or Jacksonville for a M.A.C store and other treasures but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

Make the best of your Wednesday!

XOXO and many blessings,
B. Pierre


Makeup On A Budget said...

Lucky! I wish there was a sephora near me. Happy shopping though!

KissyFace Artistry said...

Girl! You know Gainesville is finally getting up on game. I was to surprised but nonetheless excited. I rarely go to the mall but now I've got an excuse to go. :-)