So, I know that by saying Part 1 this may be a super big haul..but really, trust me..it's not. It's just picture heavy. I like lots of pictures..I hope you do too! Remember you can click on anything to make it larger and I'll try to keep my words short and sweet.
I don't really love Sephora because I feel like I can find a lot of the stuff cheaper elsewhere. What burns me the most is the huge price discrepancy between American and Canadian prices. I remember having a Bare Escentuals item in my cart that was like $36 US and then $68 in the Canadian cart! ugh. No thanks.
The reason I made this particular order was because I'm a super sucker for "value sets" and I really do think I got a decent value of the 2 sets I bought. Today I'm showcasing the Benefit one I received...but first the samples.
When you order from Sephora, you can choose 3 samples. Most of them are perfume and not really a lot of exciting things. A lot of men's samples. However, I chose this Urban Decay eye shadow card as I've never tried anything by Urban Decay.
The colours that are on the card are Half Baked and Evidence. To the right (I cut it off) is a sample of their eyeshadow primer potion. I like the makeup look they have here..I'll attempt it...and probably fail terribly. :P
The second sample I chose was Clinique stay-matte oil free makeup. *shrug* I wasn't really interested in much there..so I thought I'd give this a try.
Lastly, since everything else was perfume I picked this one since it was basically the only women's fragrance available! It's Lady Million by Paco Rabanne.
This is the itty bitty 1.2ml bottle. It's only half full. It's eau de parfum so the scent lasts quite awihile and it's pretty. It's a fresh woody floral fragrance.
This next item was a deluxe sample I picked for having an order over $35 I believe. There were a few good things, but "Dandelion Wishes Duo" was the best. It came in this cute little package
These are generous size samples. Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss is 6.5mL and smells like freshly cut fruit! I can't even think of which! It's very light and pretty smelling. Dandelion brightening face powder is 3g.
It's a very nice light colour.
It's got a teensy bit of shimmer to it. This sample could last a bit, really! I don't think it would be a good blush for anyone unless you are very fair. But, I have tried it in the past as an illuminator and it was very fresh and pretty!
So, onto my "BIG" purchase! :) I bought the Pretty Committee value set. It is $42 Canadian. ($38US) I also love the fact that EACH PIECE is made in a different country! lol
It all comes in a pretty zippered rose gold makeup bag.
It's all in the details.. benefit on the zipper pull.
First is Bella Bamba, which is full size at 8 grams. Pretty holo packaging. MADE IN USA.
I'm easily amused. Just love the packaging!
It comes with this cute wooden brush. As you can probably tell I already swatched it. I think the colour would work on all skin tones. A lot of people don't really like the brush. I found it to work quite well.
Here is a closeup...oooh pretty. It's described as a 3d brightening pink face powder.
Next is Stay Don't Stray, full size at 10mL. MADE IN CANADA. This is a dual action primer to help lock on concealers & eyeshadows. I guess we'll see..? I've wanted to try this product, so I'm glad that it was in this pack. I saved a lot of money getting all this together!
It comes in a bottle like this:
The top is a pump.
The next item is Eye Bright, a full size at 1.4 grams. MADE IN GERMANY. This is an instant eye brightener. I already have high brow which I love. Upon testing this one, while nice I prefer my high brow much more!
It's a nice fat pencil.
It's a little bit pinkier than High Brow. It's also not as long lasting and the colour fades as you try to blend. It's not terrible at all. It's just my first impressions. Will review more later :)
This is the swatch on my hand.
Last was a 4.0mL deluxe sample of High Beam. MADE IN FRANCE. it's a luminescent complexion enhancer.
This is how it looks in the bottle.
It's got a nail polish like applicator that I don't particularly care for. A lot of girls LOVE this product. I have to give it a chance. I only did a quick swatch on my hand, but my experience with products like this, is it just makes me look like I have dry skin. So, we'll see.
That's all for now! Have you tried any of these products? I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2. :) Have a nice night.