First Impression: Sephora Favorite's Trendy: Beauty's Most Coveted Set4:22:00 PM
A few weeks ago, I was able to pick up the latest Sephora's Favorites set. It's called "Trendy: Beauty Most Coveted" and it features 12 of this seasons hottest products. From makeup staples to the original Beautyblender and Laura Mercier translucent Powder to hot new products like the Estee Edit Kohl Shadowstick and the new Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. This set has is it all. But is it worth giving it a try?
For $75, this set would make an amazing gift for someone who is new to beauty or for those of use who love beauty and love to try out sample before buying the full size product
I've only had this for about 2 weeks so I haven't had a enough time to try everything and give a review, so this is more like a first impression. A few of the items, mainly the concealer, would never work for my skin tone, but I will still try to speak to the consistency of the product.
beautyblender NudeI own a pink one that needs to be replaced so this is one of the main reasons I picked up the set. The original beautyblender never ever fails me for foundation application that looks flawless.
Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone 0.08 ozI have this in the Afterglow palette and love it as an eye shadow on my skin tone. if you have not tried out the Shimmering skin perfectors you need to. If you have, then you know these highlighter have the maximum amount of glow. I will probably add this to my travel makeup bag. I have a post about this highlighter here.
Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow! in Shade 3 (0.03 oz)Benefit makes awesome brow products. so I was excited to see Kabrow in this set. Shade 3 is a bit light for my dark brown hair, but this will actually work for the front half of my brows. I wonder how this compares to my beloved Anastasia Dip brow.
Cover FX Enhance Click in Bubbly (0.17 oz)This is supposed to be a full sized cream highlighter, but its fairly small. As you can see from the swatches, this swatches quite beautiful and feels lovely on the skin. I love to pair cream highlighters with powders (post). So I am definitely going to try this one out with my fave Bobbi Brown highlighter.
The Estée Edit The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick in 01 Black Viper (0.04 oz)According to Youtube, the Estee Edit is the hottest new line out. This kohl pencil is really nice. It swatches super black and once set will not budge. I had trouble getting this off my skin. I personally love using kohl pencils and shadow sticks as a base for powder shadows. I also think this would be nice for the waterline.
FOREO LUNA™ Play in FuchsiaThis item was one of the things I was most excited to try out this little face washing device. It's waterproof and is good for up to 90 uses. I can't wait to use this on my upcoming vacation. If it works out. I might finally jump on the Clarisonic or Foreo train.
Glamglow® Supermud® (0.3 oz)About a year or so ago, Glamglow was all that people were talking about. So I was really excited to see the Supermud mask in this kit. The full size mask is like 60 dollars, but in my opinion good skin care is worth it. So If I love this, I will def pick up the full size.
0.02 oz Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper 0.02 oz (full size)This liner is amazing. It's black and makes putting on eyeliner super simple, so I was stoked to see a full size one in this kit. It is very beginner friendly and is a great asset to this set. I also love that this is long lasting. It took major scrubbing to get the swatch off of my arm
Laura Mercier Travel Size Translucent Loose Setting Powder + Puff (0.33 oz)I actually hauled this powder a while and go and fell in love with it (post here). I love that this was included, because this product is truly a game changer for those new to beauty or for those who find that this is a pricey product on its own. The travel size of this is $23 on its own with the puff.
NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard (0.04 oz)The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of the most talked about and loved high end concealers. I personally haven't tried it, but several of my friends swear by the formula. The shade in the kit is "Custard". This shade is super light and is of no use to me personally. I wish there was an option to customize this portion of the kit so that a wider group of skin tones can try out this concealer.
Tarte Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist (0.24 oz)This Tarte setting spray is marketed as a 4 in 1 primer, setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. I am always looking for a good setting spray so I am kind of intrigued and excited to try out this spray.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714 (0.11 oz)After hearing so many good things about the new Vice lipsticks from UD, I am excited to try out this formula. I own several of the Matte Revolution lipsticks from the old line. So my hopes are high for this one. 714 is a true red, which means it will look good on an array of skin tones.
The only drawbacks to this kit, it the shades of the Nars concealer and the Kabrow. These shades aren't universally flattering and I believe that there should be two versions of the kit, with one that caters to darker tones of skin.
Overall, I love this kit though. The variety is awesome and I love that it includes 5 full size products. This is a good sampler for beauty enthusiasts and makeup newbies alike. If you plan to get this set, run to your local Sephora and grab it before they sell out.
Let me know what your favorite Sephora Favorite's set is in the comments.