Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line Review

I just received my VIB membership earlier this month from Sephora and with it comes a 10% off coupon. You know me and coupons… that baby was burning a hole in my pocket so I headed to Sephora yesterday and picked up the Sephora Favorites: Draw the Line eyeliner sampler and Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub (which is amazing – review to come soon!).

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I recently ran out of liquid eyeliner and while pencils are ok, they are not my favourite. With this package, I could try out two new liquid eyeliners and four pencils, all of which I’ve never tried before but heard good things about.

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Sephora’s website says:

What it is:
An essential, multi-branded eyeliner kit with six coveted liners.

What it does:
Flick, layer, sweep, or smudge on liner looks with this set’s liquid or pencil formulas. This must-have eyeliner features six eyeliners—including three full-size liners—for a number of eye looks. This eyeliner set lets you explore a selection of Sephora’s bestselling brands and formulas, including Kat Von D’s Deluxe Tattoo liner in Trooper, a liquid black liner with a brush allows for precise pigmented application; a deluxe Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in Black; a full-size Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra; a full-size stila smudgestick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; a full-size of tarte’s lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black and a deluxe, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Vice.

 

IMG_6954.JPGSo, the swatches from L-R are: Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray; Tarte lights, camera lashes precision longwear eyeliner in Black; Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper; Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear in Black Lace; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Vice; and Smashbox Cosmetics Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra.

All of the liners went on very smoothly and came off easily with Julep Bare Face cleansing oil (my makeup remover of choice). I was surprised, however, at the grayness of the Kat Von D liner (third from the left). I had always gotten the impression that this one was the best and the blackest and yet it seemed a little washed out when swatched next to the others. It did seem to have the best control out of all of them and as you can see, it was the thinnest line. I loved the tarte liner immediately. It was extremely black and the tip was flick-y and I could tell it would make an amazing cat-eye.

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Sephora quotes the box as a value of $106. I did the math (cuz I’m a geek like that) and came up with $107.50, so I’m glad that the value isn’t too far off. If you were to buy each of these liners in full size, it would be $132 plus taxes, so even though only three of the products are full size, the others are a decent size. At $36, I think this is an amazing value and am super glad I picked this up.

Have you tried any of these liners? I’d love to hear about your experience. Happy Shopping!

Summer 2014 Luxe Box Review

20140729-160959-58199237.jpgHey folks, anyone else get a Luxe Box this season? I didn’t take any of the upgrades. Some looked really nice but I love the element of surprise in my Luxe Box. Overall I was pretty pumped about the box. I know it’s been a month since I got my box but I really wanted to review the products not just unbox them and that always takes awhile. I’m also going to be stealing photos from websites for some of the products because I got carried away during Sample Killah and forgot to take photos of the packaging before I threw them away.

Here’s a list and some comments about the things I got:

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Nexxus Color Assure Sulfate-Free System
Sample Value: $2.00 (2 x 5 mL & 1 x 9 mL)

28 Days of Eyeshadow – Day 1

Here’s today’s look. It’s a simple one that takes less than 5 mins and is one of my favs to do.

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Tools and colours used to create this look:

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MAC eyeshadow in Shroom (satiny soft beige with shimmer)
MAC 242 brush
MAC eyeshadow in Sketch (burgundy with red shimmer)
MAC 224 brush
MAC Fluidline eyeliner pot in Avenue (black with gold sparkle – limited edition, now sold out)
Provici liner brush
Maybelline Rocket Mascara (first time trying it today, so far pretty good)
Benefit Watt’s Up (one shown above is the travel size which isn’t for sale individually)

I’m headed out tonight so I’m just going to use a couple more products to pump up my look and easily turn it from daytime to nighttime. I’ll post the change and the additional products to create the look tomorrow.

How’s your February so far? Happy Shopping!