Besides the foundation I featured last week, I got a bunch of other stuff (obviously, because it’s Sephora and I had to get free shipping and a bunch of freebies). Here’s the rundown – each thing is rated 1 – 5, with 5 being the best.
Sephora Waterproof Crayon Jumbo in Electric Blue Matte ($14) — Rating = 3.5
This is super bright turquoise (even though the pencil looks straight up blue) and it works much better than my L’Oreal blue eyeliner. However, I wish it wasn’t the jumbo version. It’s very difficult to line my eye.
Living Proof Satin Hair Serum ($29) — Rating = 3
This is an oil/serum, so it wasn’t exactly easy to dispense from a sample packet and it went everywhere. It smells awesome and made blow drying easier (faster, I think?) and gave my hair volume. It didn’t really help control frizz or help straighten (it does claim to do the former), so I’ll stick with Bumble & Bumble. It also felt really sticky when I showered next and I used a clarifying shampoo to get it all out.
YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil in Cherry My Cherie ($32) — Rating = 5
This is amazing and I am buying it the next time I’m allowed to treat myself! It looks like clear oil and then when you touch it, it turns into this gorgeous cherry pink and hydrates your lips. It’s the perfect pop of color.
Tarte Smooth Operator ($34) — Rating = 4 (would be 5 if it wasn’t so expensive for a powder!)
Smooth is the right word for this. My face feels like velvet. Or suede. Or whatever other fabric that makes you smile when you touch it. It’s so soft and smooth. Now I’m just caressing my face at my desk at work like I’m on ecstasy. It just feels so good…
Cover FX BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish ($45) — Rating = 1
This stuff is weird. It is very liquid-y out of the tube, but turns more paste-y or powdery when you apply it to your face. Hard to describe. Hard to apply. It also turns white as it hardens into this paste and doesn’t blend, leaving streaks on your face. I threw out the rest of the sample after 2 uses.