If you have to buy it, get the best deal!
I love when Sephora puts out a new Favorites Set. These sets retail for a lot less than the value of the items inside. As long as the items you plan on keeping exceed the value of the price you pay for the set, it is a good deal. This is one of my favorite ways to sample new items, and I like the sets even more when they have some full-sized items inside. While paying for samples is something I do often in subscription boxes, I limit how often I pay for samples in sets. The mystery of subscription boxes and desire to get things I would never purchase prevails in that case. When a set only has samples and costs over $20, I am less likely to purchase it. Paying for samples is not always a bad thing, especially when sets have items you really want to try and have not been able to get them for free or as a GWP.
The contents are loose inside the box with black crinkle cut fill. While this could have been dangerous for the fragile Becca highlighter, everything arrived intact.
While I definitely think the Millennial Time Capsule Set Birchbox released is a better kit, I still think this one is worth picking up if you want most of the items.
The 0.17oz Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir is worth $11.33 (using the smallest size available for purchase to calculate value). While I am almost certain I’ve received this sample in the past, I have not tried it yet.
The 0.08oz Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Ashton is worth $14.55. I do not purchase liquid lipstick, because I find them too drying. Trying new ones in a set is the best way for me to find ones I may like.
Ashton is a mid tone yellow-brown with a matte finish. I really like the color so I am happy to try this. Once I do, I will edit in a picture and review.
The 0.085oz BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in Opal retails in this mini size for $19. This is the most popular shade from arguably the most iconic highlighter brand. It is probably one of the first highlighters high-end makeup lovers gravitate toward so it is odd to see it in so many kits. On the one hand, I’ve probably received more than half a dozen of these, getting them so often means no one should ever have to pay the $19 they ask. There are better ways to get it for cheaper.
When paired with a BB cream and a light hand, this highlighter can look extremely subtle and natural.
When paired with a more glam look and a slightly heavier hand, this highlighter will give a fabulous glow. This is a great color and will probably pair nicely with most skin tones.
The 0.19oz MILK MAKEUP Blur Stick retails in this mini size for $14. I swatched this but it did not impart any color. This is a very love or hate product from all the reviews I’ve seen. While many products from this brand should make application easier, that is not always the case. Once I try this, I will let you know where I stand.
The 0.14oz STELLAR Cosmic Face Setting Powder 02 is worth $15. I swatched this but it did not impart any color. This is a newer line I have not explored yet so it is the main reason I wanted this kit. As I age, I am always searching for a new setting powder that will apply makeup beautifully without accentuating lines. It is finely milled and promises a weightless, silky, radiant, and long-wear finish. Once I try this, I will let you know if the claims are true.
The full-size 0.0035oz tarte Tarteist™ Double Take Eyeliner in Black retails for $24. As long as this is one of the items you want, it will cover most of the cost in this kit. I love the idea of a double ended eyeliner that has a pencil on one side and a liquid on the other. When I swatched the pencil side, I did notice a little skipping. Until I am ready to use the liquid side, I will not swatch it. Once I try each side, I will add pictures of me wearing it and edit in the review.
See other Sephora Favorites Sets. There are always at least 20 available for purchase. The kit retails for $28 and has a value of $97.88. That is just under the advertised $100 value. My personal value is $78.88, because I do not need another Opal highlighter. Those who receive the samples from me always appreciate receiving it. I think this was a good deal and possibly a great deal if I end up loving the tarte eyeliner. That is an eyeliner I’ve received before but have not tried yet. The swatch was from the previous one I received. If I do not like the tarte eyeliner, I will gift this to someone else leaving my personal value at $54.88.
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