Sephora’s sale was exclusive to Friends & Family or VIBs while Beauty.com’s sale was open to everyone. I placed two orders for a couple of reasons:
1. Beauty.com has some brands that Sephora does not carry (Kevyn Aucoin for instance) and…
2. I was afraid that Sephora would sell out of the items that I wanted before I could place my order.
Thankfully, all the items I wanted from Sephora were still available when I placed my order so I was able to get everything on my list. Three items (potentially from my Christmas wish list) are not included below, but I’ll show them later.
Counterclockwise from the top: Clarisonic Delicate Brush Heads / NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder / Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat / Benefit Eye Bright / Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder / NARS Eyeshadow in Bali / Urban Decay Urban Essentials Kit (Sephora 500 point perk)
A couple of thoughts/ first impressions:
Clarisonic Delicate Brush Heads – Staple re-order (although my first time ordering the “delicate” version)
NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder – I’ve heard quite a bit of hype around this product, but can’t quite tell the difference in smoothing my pores / blurring lines. Am I doing something wrong?!
Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat – Holy crap this stuff is amazing. Completely mattifies my nails and dries in SECONDS. This product only furthers my love for Butter London polish.
Benefit Eye Bright – Staple re-order
Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder – I’ve lusted after this item for quite a while as a great contour for my pale skin. I’ve only used it once so far and this stuff is seriously pigmented. Like WHOA. Also, I’m surprised by how small the packaging is; I thought it was half product, half brush but it seems that they streamlined the packaging. Usually this makes me very happy (there’s nothing worse than bulky packaging with poorly made applicators), but I was actually looking forward to the nice, flat contouring brush.
NARS Eyeshadow in Bali – I heard about this eyeshadow as a recommendation for a universal eyebrow color. We shall see…
Urban Decay Urban Essentials Kit (Sephora 500 point perk) – I was so excited for this 500 point reward to gain mini versions of already beloved UD products like their Eyeshadow Primer Potion, All Nighter Spray, and Mushroom eyeshadow. I’m already in love with the Vitamin B6 Complexion Prep spray. I am a bit disappointed that the Mushroom packaging wasn’t an actual eyeshadow pot but rather a cardboard shell. Oh well, I’m still quite happy with the overall kit.