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Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access | Eyeshadow Palettes & Sets

Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access
Sephora Holiday 2017 | Early Access

The Details

Sephora has early access to over 35 holiday releases for VIB Rouges today.

Editor’s Note: I expect these to be available to everyone else sooner rather than later. I’ve split the posts across categories, so this post focuses on eye sets!

Now avaialble for VIB Rouge

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Becca Apres Ski Eyeshadow Palette, $45.00 (Limited Edition)

Put your eyes in the spotlight with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring the bestselling Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter formula customized specifically for the eyes. These exclusive pairings allow you to dial up or down the lights to create a customized light effect for all skin tones and eye colors. Available at Sephora.

  • 0.05 oz/ 1.4 g Eyeshadows in Pearl, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Opal, Topaz, Toasted Marshmallow, and Hot Cocoa

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda, $58.00 (Limited Edition)

For the first time in Too Faced history, they’ve not only created an amazing collection of beautiful shades for the eyes, face, and lips, but also a limited-edition year-round beauty agenda so you can try new looks in the most beautiful way all year long. Available at Sephora.

  • 24 x 0.03 oz/ 0.95g Eyeshadows in Christmas Carol, Party Over Here!, Trimmed, Pinecone, Don’t Give A Fudge, Love Actually, I Want It All, Iced Out, Santa’s Helper, Fa La La La La, Halo, Faux Fur Only, Deck The Malls, Unwrap Me, Slay Bells, Jolly, Marshmallowed, Snow Day, Black Tie, Christmas Dream, Spiked Cider, Give Me S’more, Glittered, Plum Pudding
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Luminizer in #Blessed
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Blush in Will You Merry Me?
  • 0.1 oz/ 3 g Deluxe Melted Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Sell Out
  • 0.17 oz/ 4.8 g Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Leatherette mini zip-around agenda cover with built-in mirror
  • Sticker sheets
  • Paper-bound agenda

Smashbox Drawn In. Decked Out. Set, $$39.00 ($77.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set of palettes features the Spotlight, Cover Shot, Ablaze, and Limited-Edition Sultry palettes. Spotlight palette features three complementary highlighting shades, two shimmer-finish shades, and one mega sparkle that dials light way up. Wear them alone or layer over blush or highlighter to amp up the light. The Ablaze Palette offers shades that are hot desert-inspired, while the Sultry Palette shades are wearable and universally flattering. Both offer intense pigment payoff and superior blendability. Each palette features convenient bigger base shades, and is slim-line, purse-sized, and great for on-the-go use. Available at Sephora.

  • 0.17 oz/ 5.1 g Travel-Size Spotlight Palette in Pearl
  • 0.21 oz/ 6.2 g Full-Size Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette in Ablaze
  • 0.21 oz/ 6.2 g Full-Size Limited Edition Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette in Sultry
  • Ana Strumpf-designed Sticker Sheet

Tarte Treasure Box, $59.00 ($433.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This set gives a full face of glam with exotic packaging inspired by the tarte team’s travels. Inside, you’ll find everything you need in one place—a 24-piece eyeshadow palette, warm and cool-toned blushes, two universal bronzers, and a pearlescent highlighter with all new shades to love. Open the storage compartment to reveal a full-size Sex Kitten Eyeliner and travel-sizes of tarte’s iconic mascara and quick drying, Matte Liquid Lipstick. Available at Sephora.

  • 24 x 0.024 oz/ 0.7 g Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
  • 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Blushes in Perk (carnation pink), Wish (watermelon pink)
  • 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Bronzers in Navigate (matte bronze), Excursion (bronze luster)
  • 0.21 oz/ 6 g Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Wanderlust (light champagne)
  • 0.007 oz/ 0.2 g Full-Size Sex Kitten Eyeliner
  • 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
  • 0.034 oz/ 1 mL Deluxe Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Grand (deep rose)

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Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder Blush

01/08

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder

GALifornia

Benefit GALifornia Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a fine, golden pearl. The finer shimmer translated into a luminous finish that was glowing but not frosted or pore-emphasizing.

Benefit does not say much about the actual product, other than it features a “soft, blendable formula” and is scented with “notes of pink grapefruit and vanilla” (and heavily scented at that). The formula felt slightly denser than some of the long-standing shades in the range but not as dense as the Rockateur formula. It was smooth, blendable, and easy to work with on the skin, despite being a bolder, brighter shade. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that was easy to apply less of for more medium coverage, if desired. The blush wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Dicalcium Phosphate, Squalane, Glycerin, Fragrance, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Limonene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Bht, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Water. [+/-: Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), Ci 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

GALifornia
GALifornia
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder

01/08

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder (Bronzer)

Hoola Lite

Benefit Hoola Lite Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s designed to be a lighter version of the original Hoola bronzer with the same matte finish. The original is described as being “ideal for fair complexions,” so I was puzzled to see a Hoola Lite and not a Hoola Deep released (it would also make more sense to me to release a lighter and deeper shade). I consider myself to be light-medium (most “true” medium foundations are too dark for me, and I’m typically one or two shades lighter than that), and this barely showed up on me, so I’d expect this to be more useful on very fair to light skin tones. (Note: the color blending in my skin tone does not impact the rating, as it is not an issue of pigmentation.)

The consistency was incredibly smooth, a little powdery in the box but did not appear dry or dusty on my skin. I found the powder to be incredibly blendable and easy to use, and for fair and light skin tones, it should be hard to overdo. I could see it being used more all-over for light and light-medium complexions, though it had a stronger yellow undertone so it may not work for those with very pink or olive undertones. From what I could judge, it seemed to wear for seven and a half hours on me before starting to break down and look less matte on my skin.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Bht, Tocopherol. May Contain: CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 73360 (Red 30, Red 30 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

Hoola Lite
Hoola Lite
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

01/07

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter

Dandelion Twinkle

Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light peach with warm, orange undertones and a luminous sheen. The shimmer used in the powder was rather fine, so it did not look shimmery nor did the powder emphasize my skin’s natural texture when blended out.

The highlighter is supposed to “impart a sheer, ultra-lightweight texture and delicate radiance” and has a “dandy daydream fragrance” (code for floral scented, though it was subtle to my nose). The powder felt soft, finely-milled, and was prone to kicking up some excess powder within the box, though the way the packaging was set up meant that it would be hard to lose that excess (so there was no real product loss). It blended out easily on the skin and gave my skin a luminous sheen. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, buildable or easily sheered out for a less intense sheen, which made it more versatile to me. The highlighter wore well for eight hours on me. I did notice that there was not much product in the box–only 0.10 oz. whereas other products in the same type of box-style packaging contain anywhere from 0.17 oz. to 0.28 oz.

Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit for Holiday 2015

Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit
Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit

Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

Create the ultimate glowing makeup look with Benefit’s Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit. Sweep onto the apples of your cheeks for a pop of color. For a natural-looking tan, sweep the Hoola Matte Bronzer across the chin, cheeks, and forehead. Glide on the Watt’s Up! Highlighter onto the cheeks and brow bones, and then sculpt with its soft glow blender to create the perfect gleam. Give lashes maximum volume, length, and lift with they’re real! mascara. Create an alluring eye with the they’re real! push-up eyeliner—just twist up and glide the formula along lash line to achieve the perfect daytime or evening looks.

  • 0.17 oz Hoola Bronzing Powder
  • 0.14 oz Dandelion Brightening Face Powder
  • 0.17 oz Coralista Face Powder
  • 0.17 oz Rackateur Cheek Powder
  • 0.21 oz Sugarbomb Face Powder
  • 0.05 oz Watt’s Up! Highlighter for Face
  • 0.1 oz They’re Real! Beyond Mascara
  • 0.01 oz They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

AVAILABILITY | Sephora and ULTA

Benefit Boxed Blushes Photos & Swatches

Benefit Box o' Powder

Forever ago (no, seriously, sometime in 2014), I went through and re-photographed and swatched all of the Benefit Box o’ Powders I had in my stash (including a few that are discontinued, still useful for finding a dupe if it was a favorite!) since several are cult favorites so I wanted updated images for use in the gallery. You’ll now find these included in the gallery, and if you’ve tried one of Benefit’s powder blushes, consider writing a review 🙂

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