Sooo I just bought a box of products from Sephora, and I was surprised to find they shipped the two samples I picked out!!! 😧 I bet they’re redoing the system—I’d rather chose and get two samples than pick out three I really like, only to end up with completely random samples, or no samples at all (for me, it’s been a year and a half since they’ve actually gotten it right.)
I thought I would celebrate by doing a look with some of the samples I’ve accrued!
Skin: FAB Coconut skin moisturizer – nice, first time trying. Seemed to do the job! Not sure if full size is worth the price though
MUFE Ultra HD Y335 – fits my skin tone perfectly, though I find it can look textured on the nose—don’t think it’s the best for oily skin, but definitely great coverage. Sephora is running a sale on this right now.
Sephora Bright Future Concealer in Custard – holy shine, I put way too much on! If you like dewy, try it out. Seemed to blend and cover well. Not for me though, I prefer a matte finish because I have oily skin.
NARS blush Goulue – a great blush, tried to put on a more opaque wash of color this time. Sample has lasted me a while, and I think NARS is selling this size for $12 in one of their holiday kits??? That’s kind of insane, don’t know if I’d end up paying full price for this.
Eyes & Brows: Too Faced 24 Hr Shadow Insurance Primer: leaves a kinda oily residue, not sure if it actually helps my eyeshadow stay… I’ve never really tested it out. Anyone have feedback or recommendation for another primer?
I count the mini Too Faced Chocolare bar as a sample because it was never on sale—I got it was a 500 pt award from forever ago. I like it, great palette on go.
Tarte Sex Kitten Liner: it’s okay, nothing special. I feel like most pencil liners are all the same
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara: pleasantly surprised by how big & spiky this mascara made my lashes look. Mine are downturned though even after a few attempts at curling—I’ve figured out I can swipe from the roots of my lashes and curl them together with falsies to make the stick together, but I didn’t want to add falsies to full face of samples look!
Benefit Gimme Brow: idk what color I got, it was in this weird one use twist applicator. I think it was nice enough for a light fluffy brow look. Not sure I’d get it though. I got a shiny gray. Maybe if I tried a different color?
Lips: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm: feels hydrating!
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Chai: picked up my birthday gift! Love this color and formula.
Ended up not using the GrandeLips sample pictures because I really like the finish of this lipstick. (GrandeLips has a sting to it and a chemical smell, and it never really dries. I guess it does what it’s supposed to though, my lips do get bigger with it. I wouldn’t buy this product myself, but I can see the appeal)
(Sorry the picture quality & formatting isn’t great, I’m on mobile. Will post links to previous looks later)