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Sephora Favorites Chic It Easy Review

No one puts Favorites Kits together the way Sephora does. The Sephora Favorites Chic It Easy set has great items for the bargain price of $49. I have a hard time passing on any of these sets. This is one I almost successfully passed on, not because I wasn’t interested in the set, but because I already owned so many items in the set. It finally hit me that most of the items I have duplicates of are items I will eventually run out of. Getting them in this set will actually save me a bit in the long run. Sephora actually released five new Favorites Kits a few days ago, and I once again find myself trying to resist them. Odds are I will not resist all of them.

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There are 8 items the Sephora Favorites Chic It Easy kit.

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The back of the box lists all the products and their ingredients. I am guilty of ignoring ingredients unless I react to a product.

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I seriously cannot believe I considered passing on this, because there is nothing in here I do not want. Some are repeats of things I already know and love. Others are items I’ve wanted to try for a while.

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The 0.14oz Atelier Cologne in Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue is worth $14. I always use the smallest size to calculate value, because it is the cheapest buy-in. There is not a single Atelier cologne scent I do not like. This one is not my favorite, but I do like it. It has a nice citrus scent. Most Atelier scents are strong without being overpowering. That is nice, because they tend to last all day.

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The 0.12oz NARS Cosmetics Lipstick in Jungle Red is full-size. Sephora lists this as 0.11oz, but it has 0.12oz written on it. This retails for $28.

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This is a semi matte bright red. I will edit a picture and review once I wear this, but I’ve never tried a NARS lipstick I did not like.

At the Rouge event in June, I talked with the Caudalie rep. She actually used this Caudalie Beauty Elixir on me. I liked the way it felt, but I did not care for the scent. It will be nice to give this a longer shot to see if I can forgive the scent long enough to love the product. Sephora sells this product in this 1oz size for $18. Given the travel size is in a glass bottle, I think this is a steal (assuming the product works as promised).

Formula X Pyrotechnic

The 0.13oz Formula X The Colors Nail Polish in Pyrotechnic is worth $3.41. Kendo and BeautyTalk sent me The System To Go Set in this shade. It is a beautiful red, and I like the polish. This is the red polish I used for my Minnie Manicure before our tip to Club 33. There is an outside chance I will not keep this polish, because the small one I own is enough with my collection of over 400 nail polishes. Duplicates usually do not stick around unless they are base or top coats.

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The 1oz Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk retails for $10. This is the travel size, but Sephora sells the larger size, too. I’ve read a lot of great things about this dry shampoo, and get to try another version of this brand thanks to my recent Birchbox.

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The 1oz Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Nude is worth $25.88. This shade is perfect for me (as is the YSL shade), so this set is wonderful for someone with light skin. I sampled this in the past with a color that was too dark. It is nice to finally get a color that suits me, because I really like the formula and finish of this product. Once I wear this, I will edit in a picture and review.

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The 0.01oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua XL Eye Pencil in M-10 is worth $5.50. Another black eyeliner! While I have more black eyeliners than I could use, I do like this formula. It does not glide as well as some, as you can see from the slight skipping, but it is a smooth liner.

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The main reason I purchased the Sephora Favorites Chic It Easy set is because I adore the YSL Touche Eclat. This set is a lot nicer than the set I got for $50 from Nordstrom earlier this year.

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The 0.1oz Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in No. 2 Luminous Ivory is full-size. It retails for $42. This is the perfect shade for my light skin tone. Shade one is too light and shade 4.5 is too dark.

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Back when I thought my skin was cool, I could not understand why I preferred this warm tone.

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When I blend it in, it looks perfect and reflects light in the perfect places. If I had to name one caveat with this product, it is that it does not apply perfectly over all foundations. It disturbs my Lancome foundation, which is a shame considering L’Oreal makes both brands.

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I’ve also used the Touche Eclat as a concealer, which I did not like at first. As a concealer, it stands out a little more.

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It brightens my under eyes without highlighting them.

I calculate the value of this set as $146.79, which is slightly higher than the $143 Sephora estimate. I stand by my value, so I think Sephora underestimated this. My personal value is also $146.79, because I will probably keep every item in this set. There is a slight chance I will not keep the polish, but my value would still be $143.38. Considering the items in this set are perfect with my coloring, I am glad I was able to get this before it goes out of stock. If you have similar coloring, I highly recommend this set. Those with lighter or darker skin may not find the same value in this set and should pass.

Beauty Deals 2.0

If you happen upon this article after this gift bag expires, the next one will be available at the beginning of November. That one is open to all Beauty Insiders. Sephora does not inform a single Beauty Insider of all deal details. Certain offers are targeted and others have different purchase minimums based on the code. Remember to check New Offers and/or Recycled Offers before placing an online order. If you’re spending over $25, you can add a promo code to any order. See all Favorites Sets and Sephora articles. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Sephora. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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