Traveling with friends who have zero interest in makeup can be quite a challenge when it comes to makeup shopping on a weekend trip.
As you all know, I went to Paris for the weekend and of course I had to go to Sephora!
There is a huge Sephora conveniently located on the Champs-Élysées and I knew that we would pass it and I would get a chance to go in there!
So I saw the Sephora sign and piloted everyone towards it :-)
We entered the store, me getting all excited, everyone else looking pretty... shall we say... bored? :-)
My boyfriend (who knew this could end with him carrying a ton of shopping bags) said: "You know what, we'll come and pick you up in... say... 15 minutes?"
Are you kidding me?!?
That will make for quite a challenge!
But I didn't want to keep them waiting, so I plunged into the shopping adventure.
I headed down the main aisle and noticed a Philosophy display on the right. I stopped short, but quickly realized, that I didn't have the time to read all the labels to figure out the perfect product. Also, with only hand luggage and an allowance of a 1 litre bag worth of liquids and creams, I didn't want to "waste" it on skincare.
So I walked on.
A Sephora lady stopped me and asked if I wanted to get my makeup done.
YES, OR YOU COULD JUST SHOOT ME!!!
I managed to cruise around her and went straight to the back of the store, toward the MAC counter. I dragged out my "Back to MAC" stuff (post about it coming soon) and talked to the MAC lady for 3 minutes. I gotta give credit to her, because she actually did manage to understand my French!!
I went back to look for Nars and Urban Decay - lucky me - the displays were next to each other, facing each other. I swatched Nars stuff, then I turned around and swatched Urban Decay stuff, then I turned around and swatched Nars stuff, then... (you get the idea...)
I remembered I wanted to check out Too Faced as well.
I ran around like a mad cow and finally located Too Faced, swatched some eyeshadows, and went back to Nars and Urban Decay.
After my hands were irrecognizable from swatching all over them, this is what I finally settled on:
Nars Eyeshadow Ondine
... and Nars Kalahari Duo
I went to the checkout and paid.
I already saw my boyfriend coming back to the store.
I knew then it was