Makeup Monday: PLAY! by Sephora – June

This box was dubbed The Minimalist.

  1. |★☆☆☆☆| Bumble and Bumble Don’t Blow It ($31)- This is a creme that is supposed to help with air dried hair.  Since I hate blow drying and straightening, I’ve been looking for something like this.  Leave in conditioner + mousse has worked pretty well.  The first day I used this, I did as instructed and clipped my hair in a bun for awhile to tamp down the frizz, but I don’t think I left it long enough because it was hella frizzy.
    The second day I left the bun in for 2 hours and the results weren’t much better.  I tossed this.  I have no room for products that barely work.
  2. |★★★★☆| Bare Minerals bareSkin Bronzer ($28)- This is a beautiful transparent bronze.  I docked it a star because it’s so liquidy that I accidentally pour out much more than I need.
  3. |★★★☆☆| Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara ($24) – Reviewed before here.  One of my least favorite.
  4. |★★☆☆☆| Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($32) – I wore this for a run, and when I showered afterwards everything felt slimy and gross, so I can’t imagine wearing it swimming.  I also tossed this.
  5. |★★★☆☆| Becca Backlight Priming Filter ($38) – Beautiful looking product with a flattering shimmer.  Seems almost sad that it gets covered up by foundation.  I like it, but I prefer a matte look, so the shimmer “backlight” isn’t for me.
  6. |★★☆☆☆| Tocca Beauty Florence Perfume ($68) – It’s not terrible, but still too flowery for me.  I also hate when samples come in little tubes with just a cap, no sprayer.

My Minimalist Look