NYC Beauty Haul / Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore and More

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

Lately, big makeup hauls on TBC have been few and far between. This year I’ve really tried to cut back on my spending and taken the chance to really appreciate what I already have in my collection but there’s something about stepping foot in a U.S. Sephora that has my debit card jumping out of my wallet. I had a really lovely time over in NYC and although I didn’t spend as much time trawling all of my local Sephoras as I did last time there was still quite a bit of new makeup packed in my luggage to come home with me.


The majority of the damage occurred, of course, at Sephora. I didn’t realise just how much new stuff there was until I got in store and realised I wanted one of everything.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

Somehow I came home with four new concealers/under eye correctors. I do love trying out new formulas to see how they perform on the undereyes so I’m looking forward to reporting back. I repurchased my recent obsession, the Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener in Luminous 1 after scraping around the edges of the bottle I took with me, and also grabbed the Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Corrector in Pink/Brightness and Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Pink – both formulas I’ve tried before in concealers and enjoyed so I have high hopes for them. The last concealer I grabbed was the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer in R20 after hearing great reviews.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and MoreL to R: Bare Minerals Luminous 1, Sephora Collection Pink/Brightness, Make Up For Ever R20, Urban Decay Pink.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

I wanted to try out something from The Estée Edit and decided on this The Estée Edit Barest Blush in Purr Pink – the packaging is pretty but feels quite cheap, I’ve found, but I’m excited to try the formula. I also grabbed a mini Benefit Dandelion Blush as I’d been meaning to try out this shade and couldn’t pass up an adorable mini. I decided I would finally grab the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl after months of lusting after it and a quick swatch of the new Tarte Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Exposed Highlight was enough to convince me it needed to come home with me. Finally, I got very swatch-happy with the new Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops and ended up picking up Celestial. They apply like liquid metal so I can’t want to play around with the formula.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and MoreL to R: Benefit Dandelion, The Estée Edit Purr Pink, Becca Pearl, Tarte Exposed Highlight, Cover FX Celestial.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

The only eyeshadow purchase came in the form of the Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette – it’s just as beautiful as I was expecting it to be. And for brows I grabbed a repurchase of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe after running out while I was away and I also picked up my shade in the new Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

Compared to last year’s lip product-heavy haul, I kept things fairly contained on the new lip product front. I picked up two new liquid lipsticks, the Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Swag & Buxom’s Wildy Whipped Lightweight Liquid Lipstick in Wandress to try out and also spent forever swatching all of the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick shades before settling on TMI, one from the Sheer range. Luckily I was still able to grab my birthday gift for 2016, choosing an adorable little set from Marc Jacobs Beauty with a mini Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer & mini Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and MoreL to R: Bare Minerals Swag, Buxom Wandress, Urban Decay TMI, Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

I’d heard good things about the Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil so grabbed a sample size to try it out. For hair, I made two purchases – a travel size Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, after a particularly great experience getting a blow-wave at one of the NYC Drybars and the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit, after hearing plenty of great reviews of the range. I also grabbed another BeautyBlender to replace my current one that’s probably seen better days.


I kept things pretty contained at the drugstore, I think – there wasn’t too much that caught my eye that hadn’t reached Australia yet.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

My main quest was to get my hands on the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation in 201 Classic Ivory, I went to pretty much every drugstore in Manhattan but I finally found it. I also grabbed the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer and the Wet n Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette in I’ll Have A Cosmo. I couldn’t miss out on picking up some of the new, incredibly soft Wet n Wild brushes so I got the Powder Brush, Blush Brush & Flat Top Brush.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and MoreL to R: L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation in Classic Ivory, Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer, Wet n Wild I’ll Have A Cosmo.

Charlotte Tilbury & DiptyqueUS Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

I also decided to splurge and finally pick up the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, a product I’d been wanting since they were first released. The shade is stunning so I can’t wait to get it on my eyelids.

One of the shopping centers I was at was offering a GWP when you spent over a certain amount at the center, of course, there was a Sephora in there so I went up and did some damage. The gift was this beautiful Diptyque Baies Candle, a scent that I’ve actually had on my wishlist forever.

US Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and MoreCharlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette.

Bath & Body WorksUS Haul - Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Drugstore Makeup and More

I was super excited to check out a Bath & Body Works store again and I had a great time smelling pretty much everything they had in the store. Although I wanted to bring home a bunch of 3-Wick candles, I settled on a Watermelon Lemonade Mason Jar Candle as it was a little smaller and less heavy. I also grabbed a Cucumber Melon Body Lotion that was on sale because it smells delicious, of course.

While over in the U.S. I also thought to make a Colourpop order, getting free shipping to where I was staying instead of paying for shipping to Australia but I think I’ll be leaving that for another post coming up soon, first impressions could be good too, right?

Now it’s time to try and find room for all these new bits in my already overflowing drawers… Do let me know in the comments if there’s anything you’re particularly interested in a review on but I feel sure I’ll be getting posts up about a bunch of new bits over the next couple of months. Back to savings mode for me…

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  • The Sunday Mode

    Ah welcome back Ash, this is such a good selection of products and it makes me so excited to go to NY myself. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Becca Highlighter and the Charlotte Tilbury cream shadow!

  • Now THIS is a haul. My goodness, woman! *insert heart eyes emoji here*
    You picked up so many bits and pieces that I’ve been lusting over for so long. Smart girl ordering Colourpop, too. Shipping is what turns me off (although it hasn’t been such a big deterrent as of late – oops).

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • hahah my bank account isn’t happy!
      Yeah, I’m really happy I grabbed some Colourpop – I’ve been wanting to try out more things from them but damn that shipping cost…

  • Wendy N // MADEIN97

    Love the haul!! I think Kathleen Lights raved about those Wet n Wild brushes right? Hopefully they’re good!!

    Wendy x

  • You picked up so many awesome goodies! Makes me want to head back to New York! But you’re right, I think we get a lot of it here in Australia, might be a couple months later but we still get it…

  • Tarryn B

    Awesome haul!

  • Oh my gosh yessssssssss!!!! So many new goodies! I feel like if I was heading over I’d buy so many Tarte lip products x

    Katina Lindaa |

  • Such an amazing haul! Im going to NY in November and have so many products on my list. I really want to get some Wet n Wild & Physicians Formula! I also want some of Sephora’s own brand products, definitely adding some of these to my list!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

  • Ma gurl knows how to haul 😉 Pumped to hear your thoughts on the Bare Minerals and Buxom liquid lipsticks! Aren’t they under the same umbrella company? Are the formulas quite similar? I’m so excited for the Vice lipsticks to land here, I know I will go swatch craaaazy. Ooh I hadn’t seen swatches of the Exposed highlighter yet – looks amazing! And I seriously want one of the Cover FX highlighter drops – they are soo intense!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • I think they might be owned by the same company, yeah! But the formulas feel veeery different! Girl, the Vice lipstick stand was overwhelming to say the least! hahah and oh my, I was not expecting much from the Tarte highlighter but I wore it yesterday and it’s love!

  • Yeah, I’m really interested to try it out – not sure what to expect!

  • Can totally recommend it – I’m already in love!

  • hahah so many beautiful new bits!

  • ohhh what a great haul!!! So jealous of all your goodies, plus your adventures in NYC!

  • Abby Evans

    You bought such great stuff! I’m glad you bought the Goof Proof Pencil from Benefit. I absolutely love it!