Hey guys! So I was going through my posts today and I noticed this particular one that, for some reason, I just never got around to posting. I got this stuff around 6 weeks ago or so, and I guess it helps waiting this long to post because I have a better idea on how I'm feeling about some of these products since I've had a chance to use most of them. Let's get started.
First thing I picked up was the Caudalie Beauty Elixir (1 oz. bottle/$18). I hadn't ever tried this stuff so I grabbed the smaller sized bottle to test it out. Turns out I really love it. It is described as part-toner part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients. It claims to smooth the skin, tighten pores, and provide an instant burst of radiance because it stimulates microcirculation. It doesn't contain any of the bad stuff (parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dyes, etc) and it truly does feel just lovely on your skin. Definitely would repurchase.
Urban Decay de-slick Makeup Setting Spray (4oz bottle, $30)
I've used this bad boy for years. I had been out of it for a while and was using other sprays I had, but I finally broke down and repurchased. It reallyyyyyyy helps keep oil at bay for those oily gals like myself, and it really does help your makeup last all day. Love UD setting sprays, and this is my ideal one for the hotter months.
Sephora Ultimate Brightening Serum (1.69oz bottle, $15)
I had noticed this product on Sephora's website several times before, and I finally decided to go ahead and try it. This product retails for $30 but you can find it a good percent of the time half off for $15. You get a fairly decent sized product for that amount, and I would definitely repurchase this. It claims to diminish newly emerging and older skin pigmentation imperfections. And while I haven't used this long enough to confirm it's true effectiveness, I can say that it definitely brightens your skin. My favorite thing about it? The scent. OMGsh, smells SO good....almost like a men's cologne? Nothing super strong or overpowering, but I adore the scent myself. If you are someone who is particular about products having a scent that might be something you need to keep in mind.
I've mentioned these a dozen times. I have 3 of the large ones and 2 of the small ones. My favorite Z palettes ever.
100 point perk, $19-$34 for full-size products
This powder is made of 100% mineral silica for a glowing/radiant soft-focus look. I adore Make Up For Ever products, and this is no exception.
Where it's been a while since I ordered this stuff I can't really remember what this goodie bag was. I'm fairly certain it was a coupon code, or maybe it was a VIB or Rouge thing? I don't remember. But anyways, it came jam-packed with some really great stuff.
First thing was this Marc Jacobs Lip Lock lip balm. This stuff feels uh-mazing. Like I said above, there are some great lip balms at the drugstore, but this definitely feels incredible. Suuupppppperrrrrrr soft and moisturizing, I would probably purchase this at some point.
You also got 4 samples of Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks. I have a full-size tube of a Revolution lipstick -
My shade is Native. I absolutely adore this lipstick so I'm sure I'll like the others.
And the last thing that came in this bag was 3 samples of YSL Gloss Volupte. I own just one full-size YSL gloss -
It is one of their Golden Glosses and my shade is Golden Macadamia. The color and the look of the product is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. But there are 2 things I do not like at all about this product - 1. the applicator. I am a total doe-foot (or similar) applicator gal, I HATE a brush applicator. And, 2. the smell/taste. I haven't tried the samples of the new formula, but no one seems to complain about them, so I'm hoping they've improved. I adore the new applicator and I think these colors are just beautiful.