I recently purchased some great beauty products from Sephora. (Please see my separate post for the Smashbox Master Class palette – it is so large it deserved its own post!)
The products I selected in this haul are:
- Ciate London: The Fearless Palette, $35.00 USD, eyeshadows
- rms Beauty: Living Luminizer, $38.00 USD, illuminator
- the Estee Edit: Coco Balm, $22.00 USD, lip balm
- the Estee Edit: Mattified Lipstick, $22.00 USD, lipstick
- and, I included pictures of the sample products that came with the order
The Ciate fearless eyeshadow palette is a nice, compact little palette – roughly 4.5″ by just under 2.5″ wide. It contains 9 eye colors that range from matte, frost and sparkle shades.
-> top row pans: Goal Digger (gold shimmer), Fearless ( greige matte), Daredevil (grey/navy matte) & Girl Boss (midnight blue shimmer)
-> middle: Be Sassy (blush matte)
-> bottom row pans: Hustle (pink/beige shimmer), Fierce (magenta shimmer), Work It (lavender/grey sparkle) & Go Getter (coffee brown)
The shadows are all blend-able and build-able, with a good range of variety of types. I like the 4 shimmer/sparkle shades best. However, I think this palette misses a really light color for highlight (either a cream color or white).
These contain so parabens, sulfates or phthalates. And, there are two other color selection sets similar to this palette – Smouldering (smokey shades) and Fun (bright and vibrant shades).
I adore the rms Beauty Living Luminizer!!
When applied to the top of the cheek bone (above blush), the cupid’s bow of the lip, inner corner of the eye or tearduct and down the center of the nose, it gives the face a youthful brightening look. I put it on with my fingertip, but you could also use a small/flat eye brush.
It is not sparkly or obnoxiously shiny. The luminizer looks very natural and creates dewy/healthy skin effect. A reflective glow is captured with this product. I highly recommend it as a perfect finish to any makeup routine.
Its also hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free. It contains no parabens, sulfates or phthalates.
And, if you skin type is oily (as mine is), it does not contribute to break outs, even though it contains several natural oils. It can also be applied to selected areas in a very thin layer and still add a reflective glow to skin.
This product is Certified Organic. Ingredients include: Castor Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide and Rosemary Leaf Extract.
The Estee Edit lip products are beautiful – I chose 04 Coco Berry for the Cocobalm, and 07 ABT Last Night for the Mattified Lipstick. Both of these specific are similar in color – a nice medium violet magenta hue or purple berry.
The Mattified Lipsticks all have fun color names like this one, About Last Night. They have vivid color payoff, wear great over time, are hydrating, slide on smoothly with no tugging, and end up as a lip stain after they have finally worn off from food, drink and kisses.
Innovative packaging houses the coconut oil infused Cocobalm – the top twists off and the balm comes out of the applicator tip with a squeeze. It wears like a thick gloss and comes in 5 colors: White, Peach, Blush, Berry and Currant. Providing instant hydration, the Cocobalm is lightweight, can be worn alone for shine with a hint of color, or on top of a lipstick.
As with other Estee Edit products, these have fabulous staying power. This line within the Estee Lauder umbrella of products (created for a younger sub-set of consumers) recently made its launch at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
And, as usual, I was able to choose from a range of samples with this order.
These are: Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil, Caudal Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (for face), Marc Jacobs Mod Noir perfume, and Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette (for men).
Wishing everyone much love and harmony this week!