November 10, 2016

Sephora Favorites - Trending: Beauty's Most Coveted

As soon as I saw sneak peeks of this Sephora Favourites box, I KNEW I had to have it.

When it launched, I immediately made my purchase, and it came the next day. I love Sephora's shipping. And I love living close to their warehouse facility!

What this Sephora Favourites box includes is 12 best selling beauty products. Also known as Beauty's Most Coveted. There are a few products that I knew I really wanted, so we will get into that! The box sells for $90 Canadian dollars, so it is a little pricey. But the value is definitely there. If you can get this for 20% off during the VIB/VIB Rouge sale, then I recommend it! (Although I see now it is out of stock... but theres always the possibility that it will come back before the end of the sale!)

Foreo - Luna Play in Fuchsia
This was one of the top reasons that I purchase this. I've wanted to try a Foreo for the longest time, but I could never commit to spending over $160 Canadian on something I wasn't sure I would like. The Luna Play is a smaller version of the full size. It fits in the palm of my hand. The only downside with the play version is that it's estimated to last only about 100 uses, and the battery is not replaceable or rechargeable. But I'm sure that is plenty enough to determine whether or not it has made a difference in your skin, and if it is worth investing in a full size version. The value of this alone is $49 Canadian.

Becca Cosmetics - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
This is a pretty highlighter, it's a pale gold. Becca Cosmetics are great, however I have a full size champagne pop that I really need to get through, as well as a poured creamy version of moonstone. So I decided to pass it along. This is only a sample size at 0.08 oz (full size is 0.28oz @ $46) so I value this sample to be about $13.14.

Benefit Cosmetics - KaBrow! in shade 3
This is a cream/gel for your eyebrows. They sent this in shade 3 which is described as light to medium brown, redheads (neutral warm) so it may work for most people, however it won't work for everybody. This is also a sample size at 0.03oz (full size is 0.1oz for $30) so I value this sample at $9.

Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder + Puff
This is another item that I really wanted to try. I've heard great things about this translucent powder, especially for baking under the eyes. I haven't had a chance to try this yet as I'm trying to finish up another powder, but I will definitely get a review up once I do! This is a travel size at 0.33oz (full size is 1oz for $47) and Sephora has it listed for $28.

BeautyBlender - BeautyBlender Nude
Ah, a full size beauty blender! Another item to add to the list of wants. I have a pink one, and I love it. I actually just replaced it not too long ago, so this wasn't really needed right away, but since it is included in the kit, why not. It's not like it's an item that goes bad, so I will use it once it's time to replace my old one. Since it is full size, it is valued at $28.

Glamglow - Supermud Clearing Treatment
Another mask to add to my collection :) I love masks! Glamglow is great, and I like that they have these little travel sizes available. The size of this is 0.3oz (full size is 1.2oz for $79) so I value this sample at $19.75

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714
This isn't a typical colour I would reach for. It's a matte red lipstick. Bright red. I have worn this a few times, and it's a little out of my comfort zone. However it would be the perfect colour for the holidays. I don't find it too drying on my lips, but it's definitely matte. This is also a full size product valued at $21.00

Nars Cosmetics - Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
This concealer is probably my most favourite of all times. It's creamy, it has good coverage. It does crease a little bit for me, however all of my concealers do that. Must be my eyes. Anyway. I have dark circles, and I'm super pale, so it's always hard for me to find a concealer that can help me out. Nars is one of the very few that does. However, this is not my shade at all. I wear chantilly, the lightest shade they make, and custard is about 4-5 shades darker. I knew this wasn't going to work for me before I placed my order, so I made sure to put it aside to gift to someone else. This is one of those items that are not going to work for most people. So while I love the product, I kind of wish it was customizable or they included something different. This is a travel size item, and Sephora has it valued at $16.

CoverFX - Enhance Click Highlighter in Bubbly
Another highlighter. It's a pretty shade but I haven't tried it out yet. It is described as a soft rosy peach shimmer. This is another full size item, valued at $24. It's so small!

Tarte - Rainforest of the Sea - Marine Boosting 4 in 1 Mist
This is supposed to be a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher, all in one. I enjoy the smell of it (it kind of smells like oranges) but I don't find it works well for a makeup setting spray. My makeup still transfers. It does help hydrate and refresh the skin though. I do prefer the smashbox primer water over this. This a super small travel size item at only 0.24oz (full size is 2.5 oz for $30) so I value this sample to be only about $3.

The Estee Edit - The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in Black Viper
This is a three-in-one, highly-pigmented eye shadow, liner, and primer that lasts up to 24 hours. I'm not a fan of these types of products to use as a liner, and its black, so it would be way too dark for me to use as a shadow, or primer. I'm trying to pass this along to someone who may be interested. It is full size and is valued at $26.

Kat Von D - Tattoo Liner in Trooper
This is another product I really wanted. I still have not tried the Kat Von D liners, so I was excited to see this. It is full size, and valued at $25.

So over all, I still feel this is a great set. You get a good variety of products to try out. I've estimated the value to be about $261 if you purchased this all separately (even more if you went full size for all!) so for $90 it is a good deal. Say you decided you wanted to order just a beautyblender ($28), Kat Von D liner ($25), and full size Laura Mercier translucent powder ($47), you're already looking at $100! I'm glad I managed to snag one this year!

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