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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 with 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 you have not been able to get them for free or as a GWP.
The contents are snugly placed inside a plastic insert with perfect cutouts for the shape of each item. Everything arrived intact. This set was not available when I unboxed this so I did not save the insert. It is the same type of insert you’d see in a Give Me Some More Lip Kit.
This is a picture of all the swatches in article order minus the Bobbi Brown, which I dedicated a solo picture to (given that it has 6 swatches by itself). From nude to a silvery-champagne to pink to gold to bronze, this set has range. That is great for people who like to try a lot of things but not so great for those who like to stick to certain colors.
The Glow For It Kit retails for $40. With seven items inside, each item costs $5.71. Other than the Milk Highlighter, each item carries its own weight.
The 0.095oz Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight is worth $7.98. I ended up with a few of these last year and have not even tried them yet.
It is hard to tell from the picture but this champagne imparts a silver glow. When you see it next to the other products above, you can see that it has a cooler tone. Depending on how the light hits it, this can appear lighter or darker as well.
This is one of the makeup products I want to try the most so I hope to try this as soon as possible.
The 0.07oz tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Exposed is worth $10.15. This is the number one reason I wanted this kit. I keep getting samples of tarte highlighters in Stunner (which is glitter infused), but I wanted a shimmer for my first experience with tarte highlighters.
This nude highlight looks beautiful, and I have high expectations for how long this will last on my skin. Most powder highlighters disappear long before the day is over on me. Becca (below) is an exception. Based on how long tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes last on my skin, I think this will be a winner.
I will edit in a picture and review once I wear it.
The full-size 0.33oz Benefit Cosmetics High Beam retails for $26. I do already own this, but I am keeping this duplicate. It is the very first highlighter I ever fell in love with. Not only is it nostalgic, but I still love it to this day. This is the second reason I bought the kit. Over the years, I’ve owned samples of this, but I never had a full-size.
This pink highlighter looks so natural on my skin. I think the yellow and pink in my skin blend beautifully with this.
I will add a picture next time I use it, because I do not have any labeled for this product. What I love about this product is it sits beautifully on my dry skin. It is one of the few liquid highlighters I like to use without a powder highlighter on top of it to set it. As long as I apply setting powder above it, my natural looking glow lasts most of the day.
The 0.21oz Milk Makeup Highlighter in Lit is worth $5.04. This is an item I already owned so I am not keeping the duplicate.
As you can see from the swatch, the shade blends in almost perfectly with my skin tone. While I do see a bit of shimmer and think this will give a wet look, I prefer shades that are different from my skin tone. Between that and the fact that this has avocado (an ingredient I am sometimes allergic to), I have not had the courage to try it yet.
The 0.085oz Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed in Moonstone retails in this size for $19. This is one of the four products I already own and one of the three I am giving away. I get samples of this and Opal all the time.
It is my favorite Becca highlighter, because the pale gold shade is perfect for my skin tone. I have warm undertones, but the surface of my skin is always rosy. This shade suits the pink and yellow in my skin beautifully.
This lasts on my skin longer than most powder highlighters. With a light hand, it gives an extremely natural glow. That glow can build with a heavier application. It makes my skin look wet but never powdery.
The 0.06oz NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color in Illumi-naughty is worth $6.43. This actually has a brush on the other side on the full-size product so it is probably worth less than $6.43 on the sample without a brush. That said, the brushes on these products are rarely good, even though they have value. I cannot speak for this one as I have never tried it.
I did not own this product in any shade so this pop of pearl is new to me. As soon as I can swatch it, I will add a picture of the swatch here.
The 0.14oz Bobbi Brown Mini Shimmer Brick in Bronze retails in this size for $25. This is one of the three products I did not already own and the third reason I bought this kit. While I generally prefer a matte bronzer, there are times when I like a little shimmer. What I love about these shimmer bricks is they double beautifully as eyeshadows.
The first swatch on the left is a mixture of all shades together. Every other shade from top to bottom is swatched individually to show what each color looks like if you can carefully pull a single shade. These are finger swatches and even with my finger, it was hard to stick to the shade I was trying to grab. It is already hard enough to single out a single shade from the group of 5 in the full-size shimmer brick so it will probably be even harder in a mini. Only the lightest shade in this set could work as a highlighter for me, but some of the other shades could serve as highlighters on darker skin tones.
I have not used this one yet and will edit in a picture and review once I do. Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks do seem to last a long time on my skin though.
See other Sephora Favorites Sets. There are always at least 20 available for purchase. The kit retails for $40 and has a value of $99.60. That is just under the advertised $106 value. My personal value is $67.58, because I am only keeping 4 of the 7 in this set. I am usually reluctant to buy a set where I own more than half of the items inside. Thankfully, two of the three I did not already own are items I really wanted. One of the four I already owned is totally worth keeping a backup, too. Of the items I’ve already tried, I enjoy them all. Though there is one I am not excited about, it could surprise me (as long as I do not end up with an allergic reaction). The value I am getting from the set is not much more than the cost of the set so while I do think this is a deal for me, it is far from the best I’ve seen in these sets.
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