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2007 BEST OF SEPHORA WINNERS! SATURDAYS AT SEPHORA!

2007 BEST OF SEPHORA WINNERS! SATURDAYS AT SEPHORA!

Every Saturday Kate2004rock brings you the best of Sephora as only an insider can!

2007 Best of Sephora Winners!

Everyone loves a winner, right? Well I don’t know. This is a true confession. I have never told anyone this before. But bear with me — it requires a little bit of background. In 5th Grade, I was the School Champion for the National Geography Bee…which was pretty cool for a 10 year old to beat like a 14 year old (although, he was pretty dumb so, you know…). My parents were so proud! I studied super hard for the state qualifying exam which I didn’t qualify for…it was REALLY HARD. Oh well. (ASIDE: I’m actually awesome even still to have on your Bar-room trivia team because I know all kinds of random sh*t.) Its both a blessing and a curse. So in 6th Grade, naturally, I breezed up again to the school finals, an assembly in front of the whole 5-8 grades. It came down to the final question. I threw it. I knew the answer, but I gave the wrong one. I lost. I let him win. I just didn’t want people to think I was a nerd! I’ve never told that to anyone before…and well, I am so ashamed.

Anyhow, I hope you all voted for the Best of Sephora 2007 winners back in June. And now they’re here! But I’m not gonna lie, I have some opinions on them:

Best Blush. Nominees are Tarte Cheektains, Smashbox, Benetint, Nars Orgasm and LORAC Powder. I mean, you know NARS was gonna win. I definitely voted for Tarte Cheeksteains because well, they stain. They just stay on my face better, although I often layer a powdered blush over them. I have really come to like cream blushes better anyhow. NARS Geule de Nuit is my favorite a shimmery peach-rust. So pretty, all year-round.

Best Lipstick. Nominees were Cargo PlantLove, Dior Addict, Sephora Long-Wearing, NARS, and Makeup Forever. NARS takes it again. Although, I definitely agree with this one. The color, in particular was Dolce Vita which is a perfect pinky-mauvey-nude. Its one of my favorites to layer underneath some fun gloss color. I concur!

Best Mascara. Nominees: Fresh SuperNova, TooFaced Lash Injection, Benefit BadGal, LashFusion, and DiorShow. I mean, was it even a question? Clearly, DiorShow is the best mascara ever and I swear by it. I have been using the SuperNova during the day lately and have thought that it suffices. It really curls well! And I’m a bit miffed that they lumped LashFusion into this category because it is NOT really meant to be worn alone as a Mascara. It WILL smudge. HOWEVER, it is a fabulous, beyond fabulous primer to wear underneath your favorite (Dior) mascara, like for a night out on the town. It lengthens, thickens, and conditions. I highly recommend it for that purpose, however!

Best Foundation. Nominees: Bare Escentuals, Dior AirFlash, Makeup Forever Mat Velvet, Sephora Powdered Foundation, and Stila Illuminating. Winner (who’d have guessed): Bare Escentuals. I just don’t even know what to say. Personally, I can’t stand the feel of it. My face just feels dirty. But it seems I am in the minority. The Stila Illuminating is great for dry, dry skin but is a little slick if you’re even close to combination. The Sephora Powdered Foundation is OK but I have a can of the spray AirFlash from Dior. Its $60 a can which is a big turn off I know, but I have only been using it on special occasions. You can use a sponge to put it on or you can just straight up mist your face (which is what I do). And you get this flawless, airbrush, amazing finish. And it dries quick too! Maybe it needs to be a Dream Item for Desertdoll some day or something. But I love it.

What do YOU think?

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