Star Gazin’

Hey Glossies,

A few weeks ago, Shana Janelle , reminded me about the special 2-hour beauty sale Neiman Marcus was having.  I had decided that I was not going to purchase anything, so my makeup fairy godmother* ordered 2 of the Shu Uemura Nobara cream cover stick foundation in 734 and 504. 734 is similar to NC 44, while 504 is similar to NW45 and NARS New Orleans.

Shu Uemura Nobara cream cover stick foundation in 734 and 504

The foundation felt light on my skin and it wore well. Also, the foundation color did not oxidize at all!! *Double Yay!!* I have worn this combo several times and I really like the staying power. I definitely would repurchase.

Sephora Star Gazer Palette

I live on the “sale” section.  That is a place where I can find some real steals and deals *some deep  deep discounts*.  (Sidebar: I am still kicking myself for not stocking up on Napoleon Perdis Foundation Stick #7.)

I have never really tried any Sephora products, other than the cream makeup remover (which I love!!) So I decided to get the Sephora Star Gazer Palette ($15 USD). The colors are pigmented and are smooth to apply. I love that it has a mirror  Definitely worth the buy, if looking for gifts or stocking stuffers.  I have not tried the blush, but I would definitely  pair it with NARS LoveJoy or a bronzer.

Sephora Star Gazer Palette:

  • Aurora (light, shimmering silver) (Top Row)
  • Galaxy (deep, sparkling gray)
 (Top Row)
  • Polaris (dark, matte gray) (Top Row)
  • Heaven (nude, shimmering rose)
 (Bottom R0w)
  • Jupiter (shimmering mauve)
 (Bottom R0w)
  • Orion (deep, shimmering purple)
 (Bottom R0w)
  • Blush in Soleil (perfect pink)

FOTD –  the mauve and purple look AGAIN!!!


  • MAC Select Cover Up – NC50
  • Shu Uemura Nobara cream cover stick foundation – 734
  • Shu Uemura Nobara cream cover stick foundation – 504
  • MAC MSF Natural – Dark
  • Prescriptives Powder – #5 Base


  • Cosmedicine Medi-Matte™ Oil Control Lotion SPF 20 (Base)
  • MAC  Artifact P/P
  • Sephora Star Gazer Palette – (Heaven and Orion)
  • Shu Uemura Painting Liner – Midnight Blue
  • Bourjois e/l – Navy
  • Givenchy Phenomen’eyes mascara – Black


  • NARS LoveJoy Blush


  • Random Sephora lip gloss

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  • Sara May 18, 2010 at 1:27 AM

    omgggoodness…. i love that sephora palette its gorgeous! love the fotd!!

  • Nicole May 18, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Your makeup is beautiful, the colors really look amazing on you.
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  • tami May 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM

    your eyeshadow looks pretty!
    .-= tami´s last blog ..My experience with the 2010 Chevy Traverse =-.

  • Shana May 13, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    I am always happy to enable fellow beauty babes! LOL OMG I am so mad I didnt take advantage of the sale myself. I will definitely have to check those out soon!

    • Pumps And Gloss May 13, 2010 at 10:30 PM

      @Shana, Girrrrlll that sale was awesome!! And things were selling out fast…not that I would know, since my makeup fairy godmother got the Shu Uemura for me! lol

  • Jam Bella May 13, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Very pretty. Will you post swatches?