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Paint In Pink retails for $40 and has a $122 advertised value. I have a hard time resisting a Sephora Favorites. No one puts kits together the way Sephora does. Although it only has eight items (making each one $5 each), three of them are full-size. The cost of the full-sized products alone more than pays for this set. Usually, I would present the entire purchase in one article to go over the entire deal. This set stands alone by itself, and the items I got with this also stand alone. Thus, I will present the second half of the order tomorrow.
If you love peach or gold pinks, you may want to scoop this up. I already know and love the Beauty Blender, the Becca Rose Gold Highlighter, and the Tarte Blush in Blissful. The Roller Lash Mascara is decent (probably better suited for someone without hooded eyes, although a lot better than They’re Real). That means half of these will be new to me, and 2 of 3 new ones are full-size. The only full-size that is not new (the Beauty Blender) is something I can always use more of. Yay!
Sephora packs its favorites kits with extreme care, so everything arrived in tact (including the Rose Gold highlighter from Becca that arrived broken from Ulta).
Thankfully, these items were a little easier to remove than some of the other kits I’ve received in the past. I like laying them out to compare the size of the packaging to the actual items inside. These do go all the way across, but there is a lot of room on top and bottom.
This is one of the best sets in a while, because seven of the eight items are appealing to me. Although I’ve tried and do not love Roller Lash, I did not hate it either. I definitely see why someone without hooded eyes could love it. This will definitely be gifted or traded away. If the person who wins my giveaway is interested, I can put it in there.
The 0.085 oz BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pressed Rose Gold is worth $11.54. This fits the peachy-pink theme of the box. It has just enough gold in the pink to warm it up.
I really love this highlighter. My yellow undertones and pink overtones play nicely wth this color. Becca is Queen of the Highlighters, because I’ve yet to try one I do not absolutely love. This lasts a while on my skin, too.
The 0.1oz Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 202 is worth $8.26.
It has a pretty standard gloss applicator. This sheer sweet pink looks almost peachy-pink against my skin. I will edit in a picture once I wear this.
This gloss is a little more sticky than I usually prefer, so it is around a 1.75 or 2.o out of 5. As such, I would not buy it. That does help it last a bit longer. The peachy pink is evident when it is first applied, but as the product melts into the lips, the color disappears. It leaves behind a glossy, almost clear look.
The 0.1oz Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara is worth $12. It is actually a third of the $24 full-size, so one could value this at $8. Sephora and other retailers sell the sample in this size for $12 though. I’ve shared my review on why this is an okay mascara, but it is not the one I am searching for. So far, Lancome Defincils is my favorite, but I am on the hunt for a mascara that holds a curl in my lashes. While Roller Lash does hold a curl better than most, it transfers a bit and gets a little clumpy.
The 0.05oz Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blissful is worth $7. This shimmering warm peach is lovely, although it would not be my first pick for Tarte blush in pink. That would be Dollface. I do love this shade.
This shade reminds me of NARS Orgasm without the shimmer, so I of course, love it. The subtle color lasted about 3 hours, which is longer than most.
The 0.05oz Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Scratch is full-size. It retails for $19. The rose-gold shimmer shade is the pinkest item in the set (other than the Beauty Blender, of course). Yes, I do see a hint of gold, but pink is the star of this shade.
I used this as the base on my lid and from my Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book I used the dark contour in the crease and brighten highlight/shadow on my brow bone.
This created a soft, pretty look. The shadow blended nicely, has lovely pigment (even though it is a lighter shade), and stayed crease free all day.
The 0.03oz BeautyBlender The Original beautyblender® is full-size. It retails for $20. This is a product I use when I want an airbrushed foundation look. I do not use this all the time, because it sheers foundation out. Sometimes I want more coverage without using a ton more product with the BeautyBlender. A good example of what the Beauty Blender can do is to compare the picture above (where I am not using it) to the picture below where I am. It works into my skin, including the deeper wrinkles, much better.
The 0.27oz Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Baby Love is worth $9.72. This baby doll pink is listed as a sheer polish. Although it is very light, coverage builds. The finish is semi matte and smooth. Compare this to my other pink polishes.
The 0.12oz Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in French Kiss is full-size. It retails for $28.
This bubble gum pink arrived sweating, but it already looks better now. I think this looks like a soft magenta.
This has a little more of a hot pink feel on my lips. It does accentuate lip lines, but it does not highlight dry patches. The formula is somewhat moisturizing, but it has more staying power than most moisturizing formulas.
I value this set at $115.52, which is $6.48 under the Sephora estimate (and using $12 for the Roller Lash sample). When I value something, I use the smallest buy-in size and calculate accordingly. Unless Sephora knows of an item that sells in a smaller size than I do, I stand by my value. If I give away the Roller Lash (and I likely will), my personal value will be $103.52. That is satisfactory for something I paid $40 for, especially when the three full-sized items are worth $67. This is a great set, and I recommend it.
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