Hi all! Now I’m calling this Birthday Gifts, but most of them are gifts I bought myself! I spoiled myself for my 50th and am really enjoying most of the products!
On the left is my birthday gift from Sephora. I chose the Sephora Beauty Insider Bite Beauty Birthday gift — There was also a GlamGlow one and an online Bumble and Bumble gift. This included a Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai, Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé, and Agave Lip Treatment Sample Duo. I have tried the lip crayon, and it’s really pretty on. The lipstick is a little dark for me, but I am looking forward to try the lip treatment duo.
Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set — This is one of the products on my birthday wish list. I LOVE the lip gloss and wish I just got a full size of that. It so gorgeous on and isn’t sticky at all. I use it on it’s own or over lipstick.The highlighter is nice, but it’s a little dark for my skin tone. It’s the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby, a peachy-champagne shimmer. It looks amazing on my eyes, though.
TATCHA The Silk Canvas Protective Primer — This was the item I wanted the most, so I bought it as a gift to myself! It is a “velvety priming balm of pressed silk that smooths and makes makeup last longer while keeping it out of skin, helping to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.”
I’ve used this a few times now and really like it. It smooths out my skin so well and my makeup looks amazing over it. I don’t use it everyday, because it is SO spendy, I want to make it last! The only thing is I can’t wear my new Coola sunscreen under it or it will ball up and come off. It’s gross. So I need to find another spf moisturizer to wear under it.
The one product I purchased and don’t really care for is the Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara — It supposedly has heart-shaped fibers that lock onto lashes for long-lasting volume, length, and curl. “Conditioning cannabis oil fuses to lashes for thickness without fallout, while also working to fill the hollow, heart-shaped fibers with formula for a double dose of volume. Hemp-derived cannabis oil continues to hydrate for healthier-looking lashes, even after you’ve removed your mascara.”
That’s fine. I really don’t care about the cannabis oil part of it, I guess if it’s good for my lashes, that’s nice. What I don’t like is that it smears under my eyes every time I wear it. It’s so bad! My Cover Girl Last Blast looks and wears better than this mascara! It gives good volume, but I also need length. I am going to try this one more time with a primer under it for more length and a waterproof mascara on top so maybe it won’t smear. We will see.
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer — I’m sure everybody knows what this is! I have been wanting to try it for a while now. When the foundation came out and didn’t have a very inclusive shade range, I kind of lost interest, but I thought I would try it now. And it’s as good as everyone says.
Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette — I got a Sephora gift card from my daughter and decided to purchase this, because the shades are so gorgeous! I will be reviewing this in a day or two, but spoiler alert, I LOVE it!
On the right are a few deluxe samples. The Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream and the Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara were each 100 Insider points and the Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation was a gift with purchase with $35 spent. And I got a Clinique foil pouch that looks fun to try.
Let me know if you would like a more in-depth review of any of the other products (besides the palette ’cause it’s coming!). I also have purchased a couple of BH Cosmetics palettes and the new ColourPop foundation, reviews to come along with some new pr products! So I have lots to do in the coming weeks!