Sephora Ultra Violet, Pretty in Pink, Fresh Mango Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium fuchsia-pink with cool, blue undertones and fine lighter fuchsia and violet pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on very evenly and smoothly with a glossy shine. The gloss wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating while worn. The gloss has a lightweight texture that has a very creamy, gel-like feel that is mostly non-sticky and has a sweet, vanilla caramel scent. Make Up For Ever 207 Candy Pink (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Whip It (304) (P, $28.00) is slightly redder. Revlon HD Pink Ruby (515) (P, $8.99) is brighter, darker. Revlon Adorned (P, $7.49) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Boom Boom (210) (DC, $28.00) is very similar. Burberry Pink Sweet Pea (LE, $29.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Read Full Review
Sephora Ultra Violet (18) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel Ultra Violet (18)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%
See All Glossovers

Sephora Sun Safety Kit + Sephora Favorites for Summer 2015

Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit
Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit

Sun Safety Kit ($32.00 ($155.00 value)

Sephora and The Skin Cancer Foundation are proud to unveil its ninth edition of the Sun Safety Kit. The highly anticipated collection features an array of powerful SPF products in different formats to protect from harmful UVA/UVB rays along with safe self-tanning essentials for a beautiful, sunless, golden glow. The all-in-one BB and CC creams perfect the appearance of skin while protecting from the sun and environmental factors while Fresh’s cult-favorite Sugar Lip Treatment nourishes, protects, and plumps the look of lips. These hand-picked favorites will protect your face, lips, and body all summer long—with no greasy mess, no white residue, and no unpleasant smell—just Sun Safety.

  • 0.2 oz AmorePacific Natural Protector SPF 30
  • 0.3 oz Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 0.5 oz Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Light Medium
  • 0.25 oz Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen
  • 0.17 oz Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45
  • 0.08 oz Fresh® Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
  • 0.34 oz Korres Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.17 oz Murad® Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • 0.1 oz Ole Henriksen total truth™ eye crème SPF 15
  • 0.5 oz Origins VitaZing™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer with Mangosteen
  • Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense® Lotion SPF 30
  • 0.6 oz Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce Broad Spectrum Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • 1.69 oz St. Tropez One Night Only in Light-Medium
  • 0.34 oz Supergoop!® City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Passion Flower & Argan Dry Oil Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Travel bag

Time to Prime ($25.00 ($51.00 value)

This set includes six deluxe primers that form the first step to longer-wearing makeup, nails, and hair. Line & Define primer’s 100 percent natural formula nourishes lips while priming to keep lipstick in place all day. Prime Base Coat is a binding, ultra-sticky base coat that primes nails for flawless, long-lasting polish application. Veil Mineral Primer neutralizes skin, minimizes shine, and creates a uniform canvas for makeup that lasts. Prime Style Extender weightlessly protects and extends the life of your hairstyle. 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is a sweat- and humidity-resistant formula that keeps eye shadow in place for up to 24 hours. Subversion Lash Primer conditions and preps lashes for longer-lasting, voluminous, and lengthened lashes. This set contains:

  • 0.3 oz Bite Beauty Line & Define Primer
  • 0.13 oz Formula X PRIME Base Coat
  • 0.14 oz Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
  • 1 oz Living Proof Prime Style Extender
  • 0.14 oz Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
  • 0.15 oz Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

Ultimate Hair Essentials ($45.00) ($132.00 value)

This curated assortment of our most sought-after hair essentials includes luxurious products to help you achieve your desired look, save time in the morning, and create healthy-looking hair. Discover nourishing shampoos and conditioners, frizz-fighting stylers, hydrating oils, and multitasking hairsprays that will make your hair look picture-perfect and feel smoother than ever before. This set contains:

  • 2 oz Wen® by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo
  • 1.35 oz Alterna® CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Prime Style Extender
  • 1 oz Phyto Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
  • 1.7 oz Drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant
  • 2 oz Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray
  • 3 oz Living Proof® Flex Shaping Hairspray
  • 1.67 oz Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1
  • 0.5 oz Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder

Beauty on the Fly ($42.00) ($158.00 value)

The unique, luxurious Melting Cleanser from Algenist gently dissolves all traces of makeup, removes impurities, and improves skin’s radiance. The fragrance-free, gentle FAB cleanser effectively removes makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin soft and supple. Kate Sommerville’s dual-action exfoliation method seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes while the antioxidant-rich brightening and nourishing Truth Serum® is enriched with vitamin C to nourish. The daily age-defying Face Cream is formulated with Fresh’s proprietary Super 7 Complex—proven to prevent visible signs of aging, provide 24 hours of significant moisture, and boost radiance. The clinically-proven Refreshing Eye Cream instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles while GlamGlow’s 10-minute Youthmud™ is a professional-quality mud mask that leaves skin radiant. Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk is a broad-spectrum sun protection in a non-greasy, nourishing milk formula with added neroli and argan oil to hydrate. The velvety, hydrating body butter from Josie is whipped to perfection to moisturize skin, leaving is silky smooth. Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo and Conditioner deliver the five benefits for beautiful, healthy-looking hair: smoothness, volume, conditioning, strength, and polish. Finish your look with Alterna CC Cream, a leave-in hair product that delivers 10 benefits in one simple step, leaving hair perfectly polished. This set contains:

  • 1.5 oz Algenist GENIUS Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser
  • 1 oz First Aid Beauty® Face Cleanser
  • 0.5 oz Kate Somerville® ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
  • 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen® Truth Serum Collagen Booster
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream
  • 0.17 oz Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream
  • 0.5 oz Glamglow® Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
  • 0.34 oz Vita Liberata Neroli & Argan Milk Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • 2 oz Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter in Sweet Citrus
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Shampoo
  • 2 oz Living Proof® Perfect Hair Day™ Conditioner
  • 0.85 oz Alterna Caviar CC Cream for Hair
  • Travel bag

Availability: Now at Sephora

See more photos ! Continue reading “Sephora Sun Safety Kit + Sephora Favorites for Summer 2015″

Sephora Rose Petal, Deep Rose, Fresh Peach Ultra Shine Lip Gels

Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. My experience with them (across six shades, the other three to be reviewed separately) is that they’re semi-opaque to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It also has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip. I also wish Sephora would add actual color descriptions, especially to indicate which shades have shimmer.

Read Full Review
Sephora Rose Petal (05) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel Rose Petal (05)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
See All Glossovers

Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Sale (2015) Information

Evergreen Beauty Deals

A little reminder!  SEPHORA’S annual Spring Beauty Insider Event opens up to BIs tomorrow, 4/17. VIB Rouges and VIBs will receive 15% off, while BIs will receive 10% off. See below for run dates and codes for each customer tier:

  • 4/12/2015 – 4/21/2015: VIB Rouge 15% off with code ROUGELOVE
  • 4/16/2015 – 4/21/2015: VIB 15% with code VIBLOVE
  • 4/17/2015 – 4/20/2015: BI 10% with code BILOVE

What have you hauled so far? What’s on your shopping list? I’d love to see your lists! :)

Fine print:

VIB Rouge 15% off eligible merchandise valid for a limited time in Sephora U.S. and Canada stores, on sephora.com, and at Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Enter promo code when prompted at checkout. VIB Rouge: valid 4/12/15 through 4/21/15 at 11:59 PM PDT. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other promotions or employee discounts. Not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Due to heavy demand, Sephora Flash delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Coupon has no cash value and may not be altered. Not responsible for lost or stolen promotion cards. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.

VIBs 15% off eligible merchandise valid for a limited time in Sephora U.S. and Canada stores, on sephora.com, and at Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Enter promo code when prompted at checkout. VIBs: valid 4/16/15 through 4/21/15 at 11:59 PM PDT. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other promotions or employee discounts. Not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Due to heavy demand, Sephora Flash delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Coupon has no cash value and may not be altered. Not responsible for lost or stolen promotion cards. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.

Beauty Insiders 10% off eligible merchandise valid for a limited time in Sephora U.S. and Canada stores, on sephora.com, and at Sephora inside JCPenney locations. Enter promo code when prompted at checkout. Beauty Insiders: valid 4/17/15 through 4/20/15 at 11:59 PM PDT. No minimum purchase required. May not be combined with any other promotions or employee discounts. Not valid on previous purchases, or purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Not valid on orders shipping outside the U.S. or Canada. Due to heavy demand, Sephora Flash delivery times cannot be guaranteed for this promotion. Return of discounted merchandise will be for the price actually paid. May not be sold or otherwise transferred. Coupon has no cash value and may not be altered. Not responsible for lost or stolen promotion cards. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.

Sephora Contoured Eyelash Comb Review & Photos

Sephora Contoured Eyelash Comb ($14.00) looked so interesting, I had to buy one as soon as I saw it on Sephora. It’s shaped a bit like an eyelash curler, but it’s an eyelash comb. The teeth are fine with good separation to really get between the lashes to separate for a really defined, fluttery lash without catching or pulling on individual lashes. I’ve used mine mostly after mascara to minimize clumping and to ensure a good, even coat of mascara throughout the lashes. Sephora says it can be used to brush product through the eyelashes, but as you might expect, it can become quite the clean-up job to remove mascara from all of the teeth. I don’t find it as effective at applying a more mascara-like product to the eye as a mascara fan brush, but it does work. I just think it does better (and really does it well) at separating lashes and removing any clumps from mascara.

Read Full Review
Sephora Contoured Eyelash Comb
Sephora Collection   Contoured Eyelash Comb
-
Product
0
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
0
Application
0
Total
0%

Sephora Colorful Duo Reflects Colorful Eyeshadows

Sephora Colorful Duo Reflects Colorful Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.07 oz.) popped up online a week or so ago, and three shades are already out of stock (count me surprised!). I’m not sure if they’ll be restocking these, but hopefully they will for those of you who had this on your radar! They’re interesting in concept, but I wouldn’t consider the majority of them duochromes at all (only one had a subtle duochrome). They’re more frosted to metallic in finish with some shades having noticeable sparkle (both in the finish as well as some fall out). I swatched them both dry (left) and damp (right), but they don’t need to be used damp at all, and I didn’t think it really transformed the color much more than intensifying and smoothing out the finish slightly.

Read Full Review
Sephora Colorful Duo Reflects Colorful Eyeshadows
Sephora Collection Colorful Duo Reflects Colorful Eyeshadow Hidden Treasure (114)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
88%
Limited Edition
See All Glossovers