I took the opportunity to try out one of the new Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipsticks, after trying and failing to find one of Stila's Stay All Day lipsticks in a neutral shade that didn't make me look a bit dead. I tried Edition - a soft pink with a subtle golden shimmer. And I was surprised to find I hated it - it didn't dry down properly, leaving my lips slightly tacky, and it wore off after lunch. I took it back.
I also spotted the new Pantone foundation colour matching machine the internet has been talking about so much - it samples your skintone in a variety of lighting conditions and uses the data to select the perfect foundation shades for you. Unfortunately, I failed to either try it out or take a photo. Oops.
Another thing I failed to take a photo of was the entire stand of Hello Kitty themed makeup.
Having dropped my usual Kiko red brow shade on the floor and smashed it to bits, I also picked up a Makeup Forever red blush to apply on top of my brown brow-filling shade. As a result, my brows now match my hair much better, even if my husband's convinced that I'm colouring them in purple (pah). The Sephora professional brow brush I picked up is fantastic - firmly bristled, with the exact right size and shape for brows, it's a bit of a bargain at $14.
Before you think I spent my entire trip in Sephora and/or Walgreens, I'm pleased to let you know I also spent quite a bit of money at Bettie Page in the Haight on yet more Fifties silhouette clothes. And then ensured I wouldn't be able to fit in them by eating this monstrously large brunch of pulled pork eggs benedict. No, I didn't manage to finish it.