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Sephora Favorites for Spring 2016

Sephora Favorites for Spring 2016
Sephora Favorites for Spring 2016

Five new sets of Sephora Favorites for spring!

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The Details

Give Me Some Nude Lip, $28.00 (Limited Edition)

Explore your perfect nude lip look with Give Me Some Nude Lip set. It features our favorite lip pencil, sticks, liner, and liquid lipsticks. It’s perfect for finding your most flattering nude shade with these four deluxe and two full size formulas [editor’s note: description is as listed on Sephora’s website, readers reporting four deluxe and one full size].

  • 0.01 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty Mini (P)Outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim(Rose) (cocoa spice)
  • 0.12 oz NARS Dolce Vita Lipstick in Dolce Vita
  • 0.07 oz Laura Mercier Milky Way Crème Smooth Lipstick in Miky Way (nude)
  • 0.088 oz NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Crayon in Whisper
  • 0.10 oz Tarte Deluxe Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste Nude

Cleansing Ritual to Go, $20.00 (Limited Edition)

Cleansing is the first step in beauty. Deeply cleanse skin with the black charcoal cleanser from Boscia, which not only delivers a warming sensation, but removes impurities and purifies skin. Nude Skincare’s Cleansing Jelly dissolves all traces of makeup while thoroughly cleansing. Cleanse and balance skin with the frothy, luxurious cleanser from Origins. Exfoliate skin with 100 percent non-toxins Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser, featuring fruit enzymes that buff skin for a smooth, soft finish.

  • 1 oz Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser
  • 0.5 oz Nude Skincare Perfect Cleanse Omega Cleansing Jelly
  • 1 oz Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash
  • 0.5 oz Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser

Hydration to Go, $25.00 (Limited Edition)

Hydration To Go features four travel-size products to deeply nourish skin. Amore Pacific’s Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System is a pure botanical moisturizing mist that provides an instant and lasting boost of refreshment for any skin type. Glamglow™ Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment is a non-drying face mask that delivers extreme hydration. Josie Maran’s lightweight 100% Pure Argan Oil can be used as a daily moisturizer or treatment for skin, hair, and nails while Ole Henriksen’s oil-free Sheer Transformation® nourishes skin as it gently exfoliates and fades dark spots.

  • 1 oz Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
  • 0.5 oz Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
  • 0.5 oz Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
  • 0.25 oz Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation

Quench Your Skin, $48.00 (Limited Edition)

Ultra Repair® Cream is a head-to-toe moisturizer that provides instant hydration for dry, itchy skin while the luxurious, nighttime Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask quenches skin’s thirst as you sleep. The Egg Cream Sheet Mask is a milky, serum-enriched microfiber sheet mask infused with egg white and egg yolk extract to instantly hydrate for a bright and radiant complexion. The 24-Hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream moisturizes and brightens the skin as the innovative Sake Treatment Water hydrates, brightens, and preps the skin for maximum absorption of treatments, serums, and moisturizers. The Marine Algae Mask is a nutrient-rich hydrating gel treatment mask that helps soothe and nourish skin with blue marine algae and other potent humectants. Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is packed with restorative omegas and seabuckthorn oil to preserve a youthful appearance. Pure Shea Butter is an ultra-nourishing spot treatment that softens even the driest skin, and ProGenius is an ultra-sheer, skin-saving oil that instantly revives and smooths texture while providing powerful antioxidant protection. The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb is a comforting moisturizing cream for normal to dry skin types that provides the skin with intense hydration, leaving it supple, smooth, and deeply nourished. Ceramidin™ Oil Balm is a multitasking oil that contains condensed ceramide and nine vegetable oils to provide intense hydration and protection. The ultra-rich Benefiance WrinkleResist24 eye cream visibly improves the appearance of all types of eye area wrinkles.

  • 1 oz First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
  • 1 oz Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
  • 1 oz Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask
  • 0.68 oz Korres Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream
  • 0.51 oz Boscia Sake Treatment Water to Hydrate and Brighten
  • 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
  • 0.35 oz L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
  • 0.33 oz Nude ProGenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil
  • 0.33 oz Belif The True Cream – Moisturizing Bomb Deluxe
  • 0.3 oz Dr. Jart Ceramidin Oil Balm
  • 0.17 oz Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream

Spring 2016 Perfume Sampler, $65.00 (Limited Edition)

Inside this box, you’ll find 13 samples of some of our most sought-after women’s perfumes. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any US Sephora store* to redeem for a full-size bottle of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost.

  • 0.06 oz Atelier Cologne Cèdre Atlas spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.06 oz Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.04 oz Chloe Love Story Eau de parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.05 Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette dabber (Scent Certificate redeems for 0.8 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia Eau de Parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Gucci Bamboo Eau de parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.06 oz Jimmy Choo Eau de parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1.3 oz)
  • 0.04 oz Marc Jacobs Mod Noir Eau de parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Prada Candy Florale Eau de Toilette spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.06 oz Stella Eau de Toilette spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Tocca Isabel Eau de Parfum dabber (Scent Certificate redeems for 1.7 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1 oz)
  • 0.05 oz Tory Burch Tory Burch Absolu Eau de Parfum spray (Scent Certificate redeems for 1.7 oz)

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz & Serenity Lipsticks

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz Lipstick
Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz Lipstick

Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, pastel pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It was mostly opaque in coverage, though there’s a translucency throughout where the natural lip color may enhance the pink tones or darken the overall color. It is extremely white-based and feels almost chalky on; I would recommend applying this with a lip brush to get really even edges, as the creamier, thicker consistency yielded jagged edges for me. It applied more evenly than I would have expected, though the color gathers in lip lines over time. The color lasted for three hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Lazy Lullaby (P, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Weekend 1 (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Vivid Image (LE, $17.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora + Pantone Universe Serenity Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered fairly evenly, though it could have been smoother overall. The texture had a lot of slip, so it slides around easily and would greatly benefit from a lip liner or primer, as it only lasted for two hours before it had significantly migrated into lip lines and looked like a mess. I was surprised at the overall pigmentation–no copping out here in the name of Serenity–but I wish it was less white-based and had less slip. It was neither drying nor hydrating on me. If you layer it to minimize the strength of the blue, I’d recommend pairing with something matte and patting it on top (vs. wearing it as the base) to avoid a lot of the pitfalls of the texture. NYX Earl Grey (P, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dew (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Dagger (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Serenity
Serenity
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Limited Edition

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total

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Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set
Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set

Sephora + Pantone Universe Modern Watercolors Lipgloss Set ($28.00 for 0.84 fl. oz.) includes six lipglosses. They’re supposed to be “playful pastels” that give “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” with “deep hydration and conditioning.” They’re pretty subpar lipglosses; they’re the kind of product that gives house brands/drugstore brands a bad name. They’re uneven, lightly tacky, not moisturizing, and come off in an hour or two. The applicator is rough and barely flocked, so it feels a little sharp at times, and hardly any gloss gets on the applicator. I’m trying to understand the concept of “high-shine color payoff in a single stroke” when the gloss is neither pigmented nor high-shine; these are less shine than some lip balms at times. Though I’m not entirely surprised that a range of pastels ended up sheer and applied dismally, I know Sephora can do better (one of my favorite gloss formulas is by Sephora!).

Cantaloupe is a softened, light-medium orange with a cream finish. It had sheer coverage with barely-there shine as the gloss texture was quite thin and difficult to spread across the lips. It lasted for an hour or less on me. Maybelline Berry Chic (P, $4.49) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Poppin' Peach (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Citrus Evolution (115) (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Craze (P, $4.49) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) (P, $12.00) is glossier (90% similar). LORAC Belle-ieve (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is more pigmented (85% similar). Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Teen Dream (LE, $20.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Foxglove is a muted, medium pink with cool undertones and a cream finish. It had sheer color payoff that applied unevenly and emphasized lip lines. It was gone within an hour of wearing it. Urban Decay Failbait (P, $26.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Becca Lychee/Topaz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Paradise Pink (15) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Petite Indulgence (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sixxx Pack (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Baie Rose (89) (LE, $27.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Khaaannnn! (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Rose Quartz is a pale, milky pastel pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, but the milky quality of the color made it prone to emphasizing lip lines. The gloss lasted for less than an hour. Bite Beauty Three (Watercolor) (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dress the Part (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Embraceable Me (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Tender (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Picture Pink (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Two (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Turkish Delight (P, $26.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Wanting More (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Passionate Peony (120) (LE, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Serenity is a pale, medium periwinkle blue with cool undertones and a cream finish. It made my lips appear almost purple as it had semi-sheer coverage yet a milky quality persisted. It didn’t emphasize lip lines as much as the previous three shades, but it only lasted for an hour. MAC Norwegian Sky (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC New Galaxy (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Borealis (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale Banana is a pale, light yellow with a cream finish. It had sheer pigmentation that didn’t look too streaky, but it still seemed to emphasize the lines on my lips a lot. It was gone before an hour was even up. MAC Bright Side (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty One (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sunlit Allium is a light-medium, cool-toned lavender with a cream finish. It had semi-sheer coverage with a thin consistency that emphasized the lines on the lips. It lasted for an hour or less. MAC Marvel-Lush (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Cinestyle (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Japanese Spring (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). NARS Annees (P, $26.00) is more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Four (Watercolor) (LE, ) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Illamasqua Fierce (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Limited Edition

4
Product
4.5
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3.5
Application
50%
Total
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Cantaloupe

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Foxglove

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Rose Quartz

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Pale Banana

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Sunlit Allium

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10 Sparkling, Shimmering Golds to Celebrate the New Year

Here’s a more traditional take on shades of the New Year — yellowy golds. I went for a list of some of my favorite more shimmering/sparkling shades for bonus points 🙂 What are your favorites?

  1. Anastasia So Hollywood — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thrasher — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Get Lucky — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  4. Sephora Girls Night Out — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  5. NYX Mischievous — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  6. NARS Iskandar — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  7. MAC Old Gold — A Warm Gold with a Frost finish.
  8. L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  10. Sugarpill Goldilux — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.

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13 Emerald Greens to Covet

Long-time readers will probably find this no surprise… but I love emerald green when it comes to makeup! Whether it’s for nails, eyes, or lips. Here are 13 favorites — from deeper to brighter, warmer to cooler! 🙂

  1. Butter London British Racing Green — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  2. Zoya Logan — A Cool Green with a Glitter finish.
  3. Kat Von D Iggy — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  4. Sephora Go For a Ride — A Cool Green with a Pearl finish.
  5. Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  6. Milani Green Safari — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  7. Buxom Pre-nup — A Cool Green with a Frost finish.
  8. Giorgio Armani Emeraude (04) — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay — A Cool Green with a Satin finish.
  10. Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.
  11. Urban Decay Kush — A Warm Green with a Frost finish.
  12. NYX Risque — A Cool Green with a Metallic finish.
  13. Colour Pop Empire — A Warm Green with a Metallic finish.

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