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Fresh Holiday 2016 Gift Sets

Fresh Holiday 2016 Gift Sets
Fresh Holiday 2016 Gift Sets

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The Details

Sugar Lip Celebration, $218.00 (Limited Edition)

Create a party for your lips with this set of 12, full-size Sugar Lip Treatments to nourish or tint for a show-stopping smile. It includes the Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments Sunscreen SPF 15 in shades that range from sheer rose to a sheer, pearlescent wine hue. The set also features the Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy to support antiaging and the Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, a nourishing blend that smooths and protects lips.

  • 10 x 0.15 oz/ 4.3 g Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Rosé (sheer rose), Honey (warm nude), Petal (bold pink blossom), Nude (sheer shimmery blush), Tulip (sheer hot pink), Poppy (deep pink red), Berry, (bold berry), Coral (bold coral), Ruby (sheer shimmery rouge), Fig (sheer pearlescent wine)
  • 0.15 oz/ 4.3 g Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy
  • 0.15 oz/ 4.3 g Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Sugar Lip Small Wonders, $29.00 (Limited Edition)

Pack up and go with this travel-ready trio that preps and tints your lips to leave you with subtle to striking lip looks. This set features the Sugar Lip Polish, a gentle conditioning exfoliant, and the Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, a nourishing blend that smooths and protects lips. The Sugar Poppy Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 protects lips and delivers a bold, deep pink red tint.

  • 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
  • 0.28 oz/ 8 g Sugar Lip Polish
  • 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Poppy Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Sugar Lip Seduction, $59.00 (Limited Edition)

Create party-ready looks with the Sugar Lip Seduction. These seven Sugar Lip Treatments that nourish or tint for a show-stopping smile. Choose from a sheer rose tint to a bold pink blossom shade for gorgeous color that lets lips take center stage.

  • 7 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Rosé, Petal, Tulip, Poppy, Ruby, Berry, Fig

Sugar Rush, $56.00 (Limited Edition)

This head-to-toe set features three products that gently exfoliate and nourish for smooth, soft skin. A gentle exfoliating mask, the Sugar Face Polish is made with real brown sugar that instantly softens and smooths for a more radiant-looking complexion. The original, natural sugar exfoliant, the Brown Sugar Body Polish combines real brown sugar crystals with precious oils for soft, radiant skin. The Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 offers a nourishing blend that moisturizes, protects, and smooths the lips.

  • 1 oz/ 30 mL Sugar Face Polish
  • 7.1 oz/ 200 g Brown Sugar Polish
  • 0.15 oz/ 4.3 g Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Sugar Lip Entourage, $48.00 (Limited Edition)

Keep these Sugar lip companions close so you can prep, protect, and perfect your lips with nourishing formulas. Sugar Lip Polish is a gentle conditioning exfoliant, Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy is a serum that supports antiaging, and the Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 is a sheer, shimmery blush with a nude tint. The Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 features a sheer rose tint, and the Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy is a lip balm that supports antiaging and has a soft sheen.

  • 0.10 oz/ 3 g Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy
  • 0.28 oz/ 8 g Sugar Lip Polish
  • 2 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Nude, Rosé
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy

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Sephora Favorites Sets for Holiday 2016

Sephora Favorites for Holiday 2016
Sephora Favorites for Holiday 2016

From the Editor: Sephora Favorites has just launched several new kits for the holidays, including the Give Me Some Bold Lip Set and Lashstash.

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The Details

Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Bold Lip, $28.00 ($75 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set includes full-size and deluxe lip essentials for every occasion. It features Bite Beauty’s Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine to Ciaté London’s Liquid Velvet in Head Over Heels for audacious lip looks.

  • 0.03 oz/ 1 g Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Aubergine
  • 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in Head Over Heels
  • 0.10 oz/ 3 mL Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Damned
  • 0.12 oz/ 3.6 g Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in An Affair
  • 0.03 oz/ 1 g SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Cream in #49 Belly-Dancing
  • 0.10 oz/ 3 mL tarte tartiest™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint in Yaassss

Sephora Favorites: Glow For It, $30.00 ($75 Value) (Limited Edition)

Shine a light on your features with these glowing oils, creams, a powder, and liquid formulas for a subtle radiance, strobing, or anything in between. This kit includes five deluxe everyday essentials, including one full size and five deluxe size luminizers for the perfect glow. The BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Liquid perfects the skin with light-reflecting pearls for a dewy, natural-looking finish. Benefit Cosmetics’ Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter creates a delicate, champagne glow with a soft-focus effect. Use the Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass – Radiance, a vitamin-rich concentrate that can be used alone to hydrate and treat the skin, or infuse it into any product in your beauty regimen for the benefits of a potent, super-strength, hydrating serum. Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight. A buildable cream highlighter, Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter has light-diffusing particles that deliver a natural-looking, soft-focused glow. Use MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil has an easy, portable rollerball pen so you can achieve hydration from head to toe.

  • 0.68 oz/ 20 mL Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter in Champagne
  • 0.10 oz/ 3 mL Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass Radiance
  • 0.049 oz/ 1.4 g Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Strobe Light
  • 0.14 oz/ 3.9 g Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Glowing Lights 06
  • 0.1 oz/ 3.4 mL MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil

Sephora Favorites: Trending - Beauty's Most Coveted, $75.00 ($219 Value) (Limited Edition)

Explore different beauty trends with these 12 bestsellers, including a luminizer, kohl, lipstick, liquid liner, and makeup sponge. This set features full and deluxe sizes of top-selling products in a collectible box. From the beautyblender® nude to Becca Cosmetics’ Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, to The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in 01 Black Viper, this set has everything you need for gorgeous makeup looks.

  • beautyblender beautyblender Nude
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.51 mL Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
  • 0.03 oz/ 0.88 mL Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow! in Shade 3
  • 0.17 oz/ 5.02 mL Cover FX Enhance Click in Bubbly
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.44 mL The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in 01 Black Viper
  • FOREO LUNA™ Play in Fuchsia
  • 0.3 oz/ 8.87 mL Glamglow® Supermud®
  • 0.02 oz/ 5.91 mL Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
  • 0.33 oz/ 9.75 mL Laura Mercier Travel Size Translucent Loose Setting Powder + Puff
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.41 mL NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
  • 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Tarte Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist
  • 0.11 oz/ 3.25 mL Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714

Sephora Favorites: Lashstash, $45.00 (Limited Edition)

This wardrobe of ten mascaras features formulas that stretch, volumize, and enhance, and wands that curl, lift, and define lashes, including the Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer, and two full size mascaras: Yves Saint Laurent’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll and the Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara. These mascaras come in an on-trend, reusable box for the season. 

  • 0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • 0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
  • 0.2 oz/ 5.91 mL Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
  • 0.34 oz/ 10.05 mL Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara in 01 Black (full size)
  • 0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
  • 0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
  • 0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL Tarte tarteist lash Paint Mascara in Black
  • 0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
  • 0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
  • 0.169 oz/ 4.9 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll in Fetish Black (full size)

Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016

 

Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016
Sephora Favorites for Fall 2016

Exclusive, limited edition sets of our top-selling products and latest obsessions.

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Extravagant Eyes, $42.00 ($134 value) (Limited Edition)

Get sparkly, smoldering eyes with these eight must-haves: primer, mascara, faux lashes, two liners, and three shadows. This product features three products in full-size: Huda Beauty Lashes, Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, and NARS’ Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia. Layer these essentials together or alone to create various eye looks.

  • 0.85 oz Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha #7
  • 0.05 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Plum
  • 0.10 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer
  • 0.158 oz Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco
  • 0.05 oz NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Himalia
  • 0.028 oz Sephora Collection Waterproof Contour Eye Pencil 12 HR Wear in Black Lace #01
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.25 oz Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy

Give Me Some Lip, $28.00 ($97 value) (Limited Edition)

With on-trend matte lips, to treatment balms and lip tints, Give Me Some Lip is the essential kit that has all your needs for gorgeous lips—including a full-size Lancôme’s Juicy Shaker and full size of Smashbox’s Always On Liquid Lipstick. Housed in a collectable pink lip shaped boxset features bestsellers in a matte lip, lip balm, and lip tints in every finish.

  • 0.07 oz/ 1.98 g Fresh® Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment (sheer rosy tint)
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft (mauve pink nude)
  • 0.22 oz/ 6.23 g Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue (lemon meringue flavor)
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.41 g NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien (rose pink)
  • 0.13 oz/ 3.68 g Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out (deep nude)
  • 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua (dusty mauve)

Scouted by Sephora, $44.00 ($150 value) (Limited Edition)

An eight-piece multibranded set curated by Sephora with products from phenomenal skin care brands.

  • 3 x 0.13 oz/ 3.8 g Cane + Austin Miracle Pad+
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 ml Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Day Serum
  • 0.24 oz/ 7 ml The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 g Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Lip Conditioner
  • 1 oz/ 30 ml Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
  • 1 oz/ 28 g Lancer The Method: Polish
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.5 ml LASHFOOD Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer
  • 0.25 oz/ 7.5 ml Tata Harper Purifying Mask

Soko to Tokyo, $40.00 ($100 value) (Limited Edition)

A 10-piece multibranded set curated by Sephora, featuring an array of powerful yet gentle products from the hottest beauty trends of South Korea and Japan.

  • 0.2 oz/ 7 g AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel
  • 0.34 oz/ 10 ml belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
  • 0.84 oz/ 25 ml boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment
  • 0.49 oz/ 14 g Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack
  • 0.17 oz/ 5 ml Dr. Jart+ BB Cream in Light to Medium
  • 1 oz/ 30 ml Erboran Yuza Double Lotion
  • 0.33 oz/ 10 ml Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate
  • 0.68 oz/ 20 ml Skin Inc. Pure Revival Peel
  • 0.4 oz/ 12 ml Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
  • 0.23 oz/ 6 g Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream

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Sephora Light Beam Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Light Beam Microsmooth Baked Luminizer
Sephora Light Beam Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Light Beam (02) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very light beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a soft shimmer. Too Faced Pop of Light (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Golden Contouring Highlight (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Catrice Champagne Campaign (P, $5.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Debbie Harry Highlighter (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Almond (16) (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cosmopolite (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give a “natural, seamless luminescence” to the skin with “natural-looking color.” The texture was smooth, firmer, and had no powder kick-up like Stardust, but it had less color payoff, too. This shade had medium coverage, and on my skin tone, it didn’t impart noticeable color and lightened the area I applied it slightly. When applied, it gave the skin a luminous glow that did not emphasize pores, and I think it is hard to overdo. On my normal-to-dry skin, it lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. This is going to be ideal for someone who is very fair to light-medium in complexion and likes a subtle, but noticeable, highlight.

Sephora Microsmooth Baked Luminizer Light Beam (02)
9
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer
Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer

Sephora Stardust (01) Microsmooth Baked Luminizer ($14.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a very pale yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Pearl Flashes Gold (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Holographic Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Electrify (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush I (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Star Reader (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Revolution Ice Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Lit (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to give a “natural, seamless luminescence” to the skin with “natural-looking color.” I think it can be really lovely on the skin and yield a beautiful sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It’s not what I’d consider to be subtle glow, but it’s not a brilliant, high-shine highlighter either. The texture was smooth, but it ran a little dry and kicked up excess powder in the pan with ease. Luckily, it did not look dry or powdery on the skin, which is where it counts the most. The highlighter wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Sephora Microsmooth Baked Luminizer Stardust (01)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection Now Available

Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection
Sephora x Mara Hoffman Collection

Introducing a limited-edition collaboration that unites the irresistible wanderlust of Mara Hoffman with the beauty expertise of Sephora. Since 2000, Mara Hoffman has been creating colorful, covetable designs in fashion, swimwear, and activewear. Famous for her playful, original prints—sparked by nature, mythology, and her own far-reaching travels—the New York–based designer now turns her eye to eco-friendly beauty.

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Kaleidescape Cheek Trio, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

This set features three universal shades for a glowing look with the skin-enhancing benefits of shea butter, Manuka Honey and coconut oil. The blush shade is suitable for any look, from a subtle sheen to a full-on flush. The bronzer creates the ultimate sunkissed beach glow, and the highlighter features a lightweight, brightening formula that feels and looks as natural as your own skin—only more illuminated.

Kaleidescape Lip Gloss Set, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

An all-natural, high shine lip gloss formula featuring shea butter and green tea extract in five great wearable shades for every occasion. Includes five shades.

Kaleidescape Natural Oil Balm, $30.00 (Limited Edition)

This multi-care body balm melts on touch to moisturize, protect, and soothe the skin.Developed to provide a one-step, natural solution to moisturize and restore hydration in dry and irritated skin, this balm offers sophisticated performance increased by notes of organic lavender to protect and soothe the mind and body. A little goes a long way to provide all the nourishment that your skin needs.

Kaleidescape Tinted Lip Balm, $18.00 (Limited Edition)

A rich blend of skin care ingredients and color makes this soothing balm a one-step solution to lip care with a soft touch of sheer color.

Kaleidescape Charcoal Brush Set, $64.00 (Limited Edition)

This set of five face and eye brushes features FSC certified wood handles in a custom Mara Hoffman print. The cruelty-free synthetic fibers are infused with the benefits of eco-friendly bamboo charcoal for easy and healthy application of a variety of formulas.

Kaleidescape Clutch, $42.00 (Limited Edition)

This large, versatile, zippered case can fit all your beauty essentials, and also double as a clutch to wear out on the town. The coated organic cotton exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure. Available in Maristar Turquoise and Maristar Lilac.

Kaleidescape Traincase, $110.00 (Limited Edition)

Have fun getting organized with this durable train case that can be used to store all of your beauty essentials. It features 16 adjustable compartments to store products of varying sizes. A two-tier stacking tray on each side allows plenty of room to store your favorite products. The case also has security locks, features professional grade construction, and has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.

Kaleidescape Escapader, $20.00 (Limited Edition)

Escape for an adventure with this versatile zippered pouch that easily fits into your purse or carry-on. The tote is water-resistant and promises to keep your makeup, hair, or nail essentials safe and secure. The uniquely appealing size and shape allow you to access all items easily without spilling or losing smaller components, making it a popular choice for travel.

Kaleidescape Overnighter, $30.00 (Limited Edition)

Store your makeup and beauty essentials in this luxe but durable everyday cosmetic bag with a sturdy frame. Its unique design allows for better visibility and accessibility of the contents. Turn it inside out for a new look.

Kaleidescape Universalist, $49.00 (Limited Edition)

This versatile, zippered case complete with labeled compartments is ideal for the storage of beauty essentials. The brush holder protects the integrity of your favorite brushes and the mesh net pocket keeps products organized, yet easily accessible. The coated cotton canvas exterior is water-resistant and keeps products safe and secure.

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