Whenever I go to Sephora.com, I always check their value sets and gift ideas & palettes sections. I assure you, you'll find something you'll
Last November, a friend went to the US for a vacation and had my purchases delivered to her place. These are the stuff I got:
Tarte's Ring It In Mini Cheek Stain Set at USD25.00 or Php1,093.00 (left) &
Benefit's Her Name Is Glowla at USD38.00 or Php1,662.00 (right)
Benefit makes a lot of different palettes and this is the one I was most impressed with. Meaning, this was one palette I NEEDED to have. It's basically a complete set of makeup. You can survive with just this palette, plus your other essentials (foundation/concealer, powder, eyeliner and eyebrow products and a eyelash curler) and you're covered! And what makes this set a winner for me is that I can use everything in it! I also think this can suit most skintones so it's a universal super palette!
- Coralista blush (sample size)
- Eyeshadows in Passion Pearl, Peachy Sheen, Terracotta Satin, Steamy Copper and Deep Bronze
- High Beam (sample size)
- Moon Beam (sample size)
- Lip Gloss in Life on The A List (full size)
- Badgal Lash Mascara (sample size)
- Blush brush
- Double-ended fluff shadow and hard angle brush
Life of the A List Lip Gloss
My rating: 5 stars
A really great value! Great for everyday makeup. It's like paying Php136.00 for each item in the palette. (LOL - I love computing and justifying my purchase!) The packaging is the cutest! It also has a mirror of decent size. It is bulky but if it's for personal use, it's fine. I've also been itching to try High Beam and Moon Beam but I do not want to spend USD24.00 for each. So I love how they come in sample sizes with this palette. And it's the only palette that has both "beam"ers. This is the first palette I bought from Benefit and I am so looking forward to their future releases! :)
Tarte's Natural Cheek Stain is one of the brand's best selling products. Every year, they come out with a badass holiday collection which includes this set of mini cheek stains among other products. See last year's complete collection here. *DROOL*
So this is what I got. I've been wanting to buy a cheek stain when I finished my mini version of Tickled, one of their famous shades. But I kept hesitating to spend USD30.00 for a full-sized stick when the minis are cheaper. And indeed, good things come to those who wait! Hahaha.
It also came with this cute ring! :)
My rating: 5 stars
I just love how this cheek tint gives a natural glow. I hear people complain that it's sticky, and it is, but lightly setting it with powder solves that, just like with a cream blush. Plus the product stays (again, as long as you set it right) so it works! And it is packed with a bunch of antioxidants with refining, anti-aging and restoring benefits! The full-sized ones are REALLY huge and would probably last you forever (and I think it is worth its price) but it is just such a joy to end up paying less and get three wearable shades plus a little extra something (the ring)!
A few years back, I was able to get the Tarte Glow On The Go mini cheek stain set but I only liked one shade, Tickled (leftmost in the picture below). Oh, and I also like the pouch. So I'm pretty pleased with the colors in the Ring It In set.
How about you, is there anything you want from Sephora now? Me, I like a lot!!! Ummmm, I always like a lot of stuff. Hahaha.