Waiting for the doorbell to ring and a package to arrive is excruciating when you are so excited for the package contents! I had a myriad of items that had been sitting in my Sephora cart for weeks, but I couldn’t bring myself to purchase them when there wasn’t a sale going on.
My sneaky, but very adorable boyfriend saw me searching through Sephora.com and continually re-examining my cart. While I was making some coffee, he sneakily took a screenshot of my Sephora cart and bought the items that I had my eye on. It made me that much more excited to open the package knowing it was from him.
One item that I was particularly excited for was the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette! I have the original Naked palette and had hit pan on the only two matte shades in the entire palette. I wanted an all matte version of this palette and now I have it! It has five matte shades in varying creams, browns and black. It also has one slightly sparkly shadow that is great for highlighting your brow bone. I tried out this morning and I have to say I already love it!
I got another bottle of my favorite, amazing, perfect foundation, Nars Sheer Glow in in the shade Mont Blanc. I had tried a million other foundations, but none compare to Nars Sheer Glow. It is a great medium coverage foundation that is perfect for building even coverage. It does a great job evening out my complexion and covering any and all my spots. It also gives a nice dewy glow.
The last product that I was excited to get a backup of was the Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner pen. I live by liquid liners and Stila makes the best one. Perfect for a winged cat or kitten eye look.
A bonus of purchasing from Sephora.com is the freebie kits they occasionally have with a minimum purchase. With the promo code Blitz, you could choose one of four holiday kits that each came with 8 samples. I chose the Festive Endurance kit aimed at making your makeup last all day and night. My kit came with Anastasia waterproof mascara topcoat, Ren Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk, Urban Decay mini anti-aging primer potion, Lacome perfume sample, Lancome mini mascara, Ojon color sustain conditioning treatment, Kat Von D painted love lipstick in Celebutard and Smashbox Camera ready CC cream in light/medium. I wasn’t too impressed with the kit, but I did like a couple of the items.
The one part of the kit that I really didn’t care for was the shade of Smashbox CC cream. The color said light/medium skin tones, but I couldn’t see how this shade could come across as light at all. I have a fair skin tone that can handle most light shades, but it is a much darker color that would only look good on a medium skin tone. It was disappointing that the color was too dark for me to even test out. However, there were two things in the kit that I really liked!
I loved the actual makeup bag for one. I desperately needed a new makeup case and this one was perfect to fit all my day to day products. I also was very excited for the Urban Decay mini primer potion. The mini primer potion retails for $12 and I had just run out of the other primer potion I had. There is no good dupe of Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer. I tried Benefit’s stay don’t stray and my eyeshadow was creasing two hours later so I’m very excited to have the original primer powerhouse back!
All in all, I was very happy with everything I got from Sephora, even happier that my boyfriend was sweet enough to get them for me. Right now, I’m a very happy beauty camper!