Friday, November 09, 2007
I went to Sephora for the first time last week. I wanted to go there Sunday night after shopping Neiman's pre-sale, but ran out of time, which sucked b/c all I wanted to get was one thing - the famous Nars blush in Orgasm, but I couldn't get it since the mall was closing.
I've heard such great things...I knew I had to have it...at least...I thought I had to have it. All week, I'd been wanting to go to Sephora to pick up my blush, so when I got to the store, I was stoked to see it was actually in stock. Thrilled, I decided to try it on...I had a sales guy aka stylist help me and he carefully brushed the shimmery Orgasm blush across my left cheek and put the cream version on my right cheek. "Go look in the mirror," he told me. Well, I did...and you know what? I couldn't see anything - no glimmer, no color...nothing. I was so bummed...especially after having built it up all week. But, why buy blush if you can't see it? I mean you don't want clown cheeks or anything, but my skin is pretty dark, so I need a little color or you literally cannot see a bit of the color on my face. Luckily, my new friend, the Sephora sales guy/stylist was nice enough to help me try on a couple more blushes. I finally settled on getting Smashbox blush in Stylist.
I also got a blush brush since the one I have is actually more of an all-over brush for Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks, etc.
Anywho, I can definitely see why people like that place so much...I think I still prefer going to the Bobbi Brown or Mac counter, but I have to say I was definitely impressed. One great thing for Sephora over a specialized counter is that the people in the store know about more than one brand and can get you an eye shadow from one brand and a foundation from another and pull it all together for a cohesive and beautiful look. I think I'll be back soon...but hopefully, not too soon! This place could easily be addictive!