I guess Sephora decided to take it easy and go for a super simple bag design this month with no weirdo saying or quote printed in front. It works for me and I love the red.
The newspaper explained ways that natural ingredients are great to have in your beauty products. I was all about it!
What Was In My Bag?!
Theme: The Good Stuff
*None of this month’s selections contain: parabens, phtalates, sulfates*
Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème
A heat-protectant blow-dry cream that boosts hair’s luster and softness.
My Review: Like all other blow-drying products I receive, this will be going into my giveaway stash!
Full-Size Retail Value: $24.00 (4.0 oz.)
GENIUS Liquid Collagen
A vegan, collagen-based serum that visibly restores skin’s suppleness and resilience.
My Review: How cute is the packaging? I am in love with the dropper style top – it made it easy to control how much you use at one time. I wasn’t too fond of the magazine perfume sample scent at all and it lingered a bit too long for my taste. I liked the formula; the blue beads were cool and the liquid wasn’t too thick nor was it too thin. It sunk into my skin quickly and wasn’t greasy nor sticky. I’ve only used it once so I can’t really tell you if the claims are true – I do plan on continuing use of this product.
Full-Size Retail Value: $115 – wow!! (30 mL / 1 fl. oz.)
Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
A hydrating gel that uses 100 percent plant-derived ingredients for brighter, balanced skin.
My Review: This may be some sort of magic? It’s SUPER hydrating and made my face so much brighter after just one use. It’s crazy because it doesn’t feel thick or heavy on my face after it dries but, even hours later when I touched my skin it felt like I had a layer of moisturizer just sitting there? Kinda nasty – I could feel it on my fingers but, not on my face? I can’t explain it. I like the scent, too, it’s light and refreshing – almost citrusy.
Full-Size Retail Value: $52 (1.6 oz. / 50 mL)
Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil
An ultra-concentrated vitamin C face oil that reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
My Review: Again, I liked the dropper style bottle – the design here wasn’t as cute as the Algenist’s bottle though. I can’t describe the scent of this but, I can tell you I wasn’t a fan of it. I don’t like oils and this one was no exception. I hate how heavy they feel. As for the effects, I only used it once so I can’t tell you if it works but, it did give me some pimples so I won’t be continuing use of this one!
Full-Size Retail Value: $54 (1.01 fl. oz. / 30 mL)
Color Splash Lipstick–Rainforest of the Sea Collection in Salt Lyfe
A long-wear, full-coverage nude lipstick with a satin finish that hydrates and conditions.
My Review: I was sad that my sample came damaged but, it was still usable. I e-mailed Sephora and they deposited 250 Beauty Points into my account so how can I even be mad?!
Tarte NEVER fails. I thought maybe the shade I was given would be a little too light but, I ended up really liking it on myself. The website describes it as a gray mauve – I think that fits it perfectly. The lipstick was so creamy and easy to apply. It felt so comfortable and moisturizing on my lips. I completely forgot I had it on and it lasted throughout my ENTIRE work shift. When I looked in the mirror at the end of the night, it was still sitting on my lips like I had JUST applied it. No smudges, no smears. I was shocked!
Full-Size Retail Value: $21
Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty
A soft, silky powder blush in a Sephora-exclusive shade that looks flawless for hours.
My Review: I already had this blush from awhile ago, so I put the new one in my giveaway stash and just swatched and applied the one I already had in my makeup bag. I thought the shade was really pretty – it suited my skin tone. It had a nice matte finish and none of that unnecessary sparkle. It was extremely pigmented and easy to blend. I loved it – like I said, Tarte never fails!
Full-Size Retail Value: $29
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