Without a doubt, Instagram is by far my favorite social media and I have to admit that I spend at least one hour on it every day. As a highly visual person, I have a soft spot for pretty photos, and Instagram allows me to find some inspiration for my own future photos, and also allows me to discover some new interesting blogs and Instagram accounts to follow.
Additionally, I recently finished my Winter 2016 beauty wishlist. Every now and again, I get the itch to do a massive beauty haul : I’m talking about spending hours, even days, browsing Sephora and others beauty shops before finally placing my orders.
1. Sulwhasoo Intense Perfecting Cushion – I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on the new Sulwhasoo Intense Perfecting Cushion. The price tag is truly eye-watering but the impressive ingredient list makes the whole experience very exciting.
2- Becca Blushed With Light Palette – This palette is just divine, and as a wholehearted fan of Becca Cosmetics it’s impossible to resist.
4- Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powder – I just wish I could purchase every single Hourglass product. Over the past few months I have been reaching for highlighters more and more, subtly adding them into my fall/winter makeup routine, and we all know how perfect the Hourglass highlighters are. Their latest palette (limited edition) is also truly stunning.
5- Hourglass Ambient Palette – While on the topic of highlighters, I can’t wait to get my hands on this palette. I tried it a few months ago when I was still in London, and I absolutely loved how it gives the complexion a beautiful defined and subtle glow.
6- Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Acid Skin Tint – I simply cannot get enough of Hourglass, and as soon as I spotted this tinted moisturizer I knew I had to have it. When you have very dry skin it can be difficult to know which foundations to turn to, and I just hope the Illusion is going to become my new Holy-Grail, make my skin flawless and moisturized all day long.
7- Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation – Kat Von D is unfortunately not available in France (As usual, thank you so much Sephora France for your incredible lack of diversity.) so I can’t wait to know why everyone can’t get enough of this brand and to see how this foundation performs.
8- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – This eye liner is allegedly one of the best on the market, can’t wait to see how it performs.
9- Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – I’ve been looking for a non-drying setting powder for ages, and this year I’m going to give in to all of the rave reviews and finally purchase it.
11- YSL Cushion Foundation – I’ve never tried any YSL foundations but when An Dang, one of my favorite Instagramer, posted a beautiful photo of this cushion I immediately added it to my holiday wishlist. I’m not really into cushions but I’m sure I will love this one, at least for the packaging.
12- Heimish All Clean Balm – I’m blaming this future purchase on all of my favorite Instagramers as they seem to be in love with this Korean cleansing balm. After discussing its performance as a makeup remover with beauty blogger Mika from hellohimawari I immediately added it on my wishlist. (Also available here and here)
13- Hera Oil Serum Magic Formula – I could write an entire ode to this serum, and also to Hera. I received a few samples of this incredible serum and I just can’t wait to receive the full-size for Christmas.
14- Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher – This versatile product serves as a skincare sealer and as a brightening makeup primer. The price tag may be incredibly high, but after trying a few samples I can say it’s highly worth it. (also available here and here)
15- Sulwhasoo Essential Balm – This is actually going to be a repurchase, as I ran out of this wonderful balm a few months ago. I love to use it as a cuticle softener, a nourishing lipbalm and a moisturizing eye cream. (also available here)
16- Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Cream – This is actually the only moisturizing cream other than the Su:m37 Secret Concentrated Cream that caught my attention this year. Coincidentally I received this beautiful moisturizer from glowrecipe the very next day I added it to my wishlist. (also available here)