Tag: La Mer


Okay guys, as asked by many of you about what I bought from the spring Sephora sale and promotions, I have the roundup of my haul below. I have purchased some new products and some products are repurchases. I usually stock up on my favorite body care products and then I have my skincare favorites. For most of the other things, I have been avoiding to buy keeping in mind the number of products I have been testing and do not want to have their shelf life over before I get to use them. Few products I ordered last week during the Sephora VIB Rouge exclusive days and they reached me last Monday. Other things I went to the store to pick up. I have divided the post into four sections and due to the nature of the last minute post request, I have tried to click the pictures as clear as I could.

My Sephora Haul - April 2018

Skincare

For skincare, I am very choosy in my cleansers and have been wanting to try something specifically for my congestion and hormonal acne that flares up few times in a month and leaves those marks for many more months to come. I have used Kate Somerville Exfolikate cleanser and now bought the Kate Somerville Eradikate Cleanser along with the Kate Somerville Eradikate Solution. I opened these both products last week the same day I got it, I have been using them every day and like them both. I will review them in detail in my upcoming posts. Another cleanser I was eyeing since last few months was from La Mer, I bought the La Mer Cleansing Foam for the summers and I have high hopes for it. Perricone Md Nutritive cleanser is a repurchase, I really like it, never dries me out but makes my skin clean and fresh. Another product from Perricone Md I bought is the Perricone Md Chloro Plasma, it is everything you need for detoxifying, cleansing, anti-aging, and what not. I will keep you guys posted on how I like it. Tatcha Lip balm was also on the wishlist for a long time, finally splurged.

My Sephora Haul - April 2018

Bodycare

For Bodycare, there are mostly the repurchases. Loccitane has been my go-to brand for the body products for many years. I purchased my backups for Loccitane Shower Oil with Almond Oil, Loccitane Lavender Shower Gel, Verbena Body Lotion, Loccitane foot cream for dry skin, Loccitane hand cream for dry feet. Kopari coconut melt is a favorite of mine, for myself and also for my kids, it is so gentle and so hydrating. Fresh Brown Sugar Body polish is a repurchase for the coming season, I need all the exfoliation and glowing skin for the spring and summer dresses.

My Sephora Haul - April 2018

Haircare

For haircare, I have loved the Drybar The Chaser Shine Cream I purchased last year during the Sephora sale. I wanted to try more from the brand, so got this Drybar Hot Toddy heat and UV protectant for hair. Olaplex has been on all social media and magazines, I had to buy this one, as my hair needs some extra care as they are dull, damaged, falling and I am getting aged obviously. Bumble and Bumble tonic lotion have been in my stash since some time, wanted to buy the invisible oil but I suspect it would be heavy for my medium hair, so got this Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible OilHeatt/UV protecting primer.

My Sephora Haul - April 2018

Makeup

For makeup, I really controlled myself into not overspending as there are many products which I am testing and some which I purchased during the last sale and didn’t get a chance to use. I got my backup of the Tatcha Luminous dewy mist, Tatcha blotting papers, Beauty Blender. Bobbi Brown foundation stick is a cult favorite, so I wanted to try it since last year. Marc Jacobs Omega Bronzer I bought last year but I gifted it to a friend, so got one for myself now. I have not tried anything from Agave yet, so got the lip kit which has deluxe sizes of lip balm, lip scrub to try out the brand.

My Sephora Haul - April 2018

Two more things I bought are from Surratt Beauty which I am most excited for, the brushes. I did not click the picture as I opened them last week and they were in my brush case. I will click the pictures and post on my Instagram in this week. I will keep you guys posted on the products which I have not reviewed on the blog before, whether they are repurchases or first time buys.

I tried to give you a quick round-up of the products I purchased from Sephora this month. Did you buy something from the Sephora sale or are you planning to? Which products from my Sephora sale would you like to hear about first or want me to review first?

 


La Mer has been known for their luxurious formulas, healing power, miracle broth, effectiveness, luminosity, and crafted with natural ingredients. La Mer’s journey began when Dr. Max Huber suffered burns in an experiment gone awry and set out to create his own destiny. He hoped to unlock the healing power of the sea he held so dear. Inspired by the oceanic world, Huber fermented nutrient-rich sea kelp with other natural ingredients. 12 years and 6,000 experiments later, Crème de la Mer was born – and Huber’s skin visibly restored. I have been using The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer from Skincolor de la mer since last few weeks and have been impressed by the products.

la mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer from Skincolor de la mer

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20

The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 is described as a weightless foundation with luxurious long-wear texture. The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 seamlessly blends soft color, healing hydration, and Miracle Broth. Pores look refined. Imperfections virtually disappear. SPF and antioxidants help protect a newly flawless complexion. New color capsule technology helps color stay true – even in humidity.

The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer from Skincolor de la mer

The foundation has a beautiful texture, creamy and very easy to blend. It seamlessly blends into the skin like a second skin. The pigmentation is good enough to give medium to full coverage. It smoothens out the pores and evens out the skin. After using it regularly, I do feel it benefits my skin like my skin is radiant, hydrated, and healthy. It does not accentuate my dry area on the combination skin. The staying power is really good, it stays flawless for over 8 to 10 hours as experienced by me. I do want to mention that the foundation does have fragrance, it does smell like the formulation or the SPF, definitely not like the separate fragrance added to products. The good thing is it does not linger around for long, fades away pretty quickly. The SPF is an added plus as I do tend to skip my sunscreen in winters when I am using this foundation. The foundation does not oxidize and stays true to the color all day. The packaging of the foundation is in the luxurious frosted heavyweight glass bottle with a pump. One and a half pump is enough to cover my face and to build upon the problem areas and evening out on the neck. The finish is satiny and looks very natural on the skin. It does not look cakey or rolls off during the day., It works great with or without primer and can be applied using fingers, brush, or beauty blender. This foundation is available in 15 shades.

The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer from Skincolor de la mer

La Mer The Concealer

The Concealer is described as an ultra-creamy concealer, with the potent miracle broth, that melts into the skin with a veil of weightless coverage, youth-boosting benefits, and antioxidants. Imperfections appear blended away as the skin is treated and looks transformed. This treatment-powered concealer hugs contours, for long-wearing, buildable coverage.

The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer from Skincolor de la mer

Upper – The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 in Tan, Lower –  The Concealer in Medium

The concealer is packaged in a stick shape and is very easy to apply, either straight from the bullet or with brush or finger. The texture is thick and creamy, blending does take effort. Being thick, the concealer does not feel heavy on the skin but it dries pretty quickly, so it needs to be blended fast. I have used it on my imperfections to cover up the spots and pigmentation. The concealer is available in 4 shades. It has very good coverage. It does not settle into the lines or problem areas. The finish is satin like and looks natural on the skin. It does not looks cakey or fades during the day, stays well all the day for over 8 hours.

Overall, I am really impressed by the foundation and concealer. I would highly recommend the foundation if you are looking for a naturally flawless luminous look that looks like a second skin, it is a must-have. La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF20 and The Concealer are available at Sephora Canada, Nordstrom, and Net-A-Porter.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.