Beauty

Sephora Play June 2016

June 27, 2016

I got my Sephora Play June 2016 box this week.  The theme is “The Minimalists”.

Effortless is more.  Next-level nudes and no-maintenance naturals: this month, we’re paring it down for understated style that proves sometimes less really is more.  Get a low-key look for summer with a game-changing hair cream, refreshingly lightweight sunscreen, and more must-haves for creating an easygoing appeal.

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

The Goods:

First up a product that I already use and love.  Bumble and Bumble’s Don’t Blow It.  I like a lot of Bumble and Bumble products, but they are pricey.  A full size of this product is $31, Sample Value $3.10

What it is:
A first-of-its-kind hair cream that enhances texture and body for the perfect air-dried style.

What it is formulated to do:
Air-dried hair is having a moment. The not-so-great thing about an air style is texture can be unpredictable and flyaways have a mind of their own. This innovative hair cream creates a more refined take on this relaxed style for great hair days—without the heat or hassle. A texture-enhancing blend of lightweight polymers boosts hair’s natural texture and adds bounce while a plant-based conditioning blend keeps hair soft and hydrated.

I really like that this is meant to be used without a blow dryer!  I really hate blow drying my hair.  My hair is straight and very fine, this is formulated for fine to medium hair!

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Benefit They’re Real Mascara is the next product.  This is another product that I have had before.  I have only had samples, never a full size (unless it came in a Sephora Favorites Kit).  Full size is $24, Sample Value $8

What it is:
A lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an “out-of-here” look—now available in three vibrant shades.

What it does:
This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.

I honestly don’t recall if I like this mascara or not, must not have been too impressed or I would remember it.  Oops.  I will try to remember to let you know what I think.   I used it yesterday, and I liked it.  I wouldn’t buy it because I really like some drugstore mascaras.  It was hard to get off too!

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Tarte Tarteguard Sunscreen is the next thing I saw.  This bottle is so freaking cute.  Full size is $32, Sample Value $4.33

What it is:
A portable, non-chemical sunscreen that helps to protect, moisturize, brighten, and re-invigorate skin for a youthful-looking appearance.

What it is formulated to do:
Protect skin from harmful rays—even on-the-go—with tarte’s first multi-tasking, antioxidant-infused daily sunscreen. The lightweight, non-sticky liquid lotion contains all-mineral, non-chemical and broad spectrum SPF 30 ingredients that help protect against the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays that can cause dryness, redness, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, the skinvigorating™ formula is also infused with maracuja, red algae, soybean, apple, and honeysuckle extracts to nourish, tone, and retain moisture while helping to combat signs of aging for a firmer, brighter, smoother appearance. The fresh, ocean’s lily scent allows for luxurious, spa-like daily applications, while the high-performance liquid emulsion seamlessly melts into skin, leaving it supremely soft and silky.

I will give this a try, they have some mediocre reviews but overall seems positive based on the stars on Sephora’s site.  The ingredients are interesting

-Maracuja: An oil rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, and smoother skin.
-Red Algae: A natural moisturizer and emollient that revitalizes and renews for smoother, younger-looking skin.
-Soybean Extract: An antioxidant that minimizes the signs of aging.
-Apple Extract: Provides vitamins and nutrients, acting as an antioxidant and toning agent.
-Honeysuckle Extract: Provides soothing and calming benefits to the skin.
-Sodium Hyaluronate: Retains and delivers moisture for optimal hydration and a refreshed appearance.
-Vitamin E: A natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant.

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

bareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer.  Sample products are so cute.  Full Size is $28 (and currently out of stock), Sample Value $2.80

What it is:
A silky, sheer bronzer and serum in one.

What it does:
With a unique, innovative bronzing formula, bareSkin® Sheer Sun™ Serum Bronzer’s silky, sheer tint of liquid spotlights your skin with a warm glow. The ultra-thin, lightweight formula blends beautifully, adding a sunkissed veil to a universal range of skintones. Contour and define to flatter your best features, or layer it on top of your favorite foundation to give your skin natural-looking, bronzed radiance all year long.

If I used bronzer, I typically use a powder bronzer, so this will be tough to give a try, but I will try it!  I typically like bareMinerals products, though I haven’t used them in awhile.  This has 22 5 start reviews out of 24 reviews.  I do like the tip of mixing a few drops in with your foundation.  Once I got the darn thing open, I gave it a try, I put a few drops in my foundation, honestly didn’t see a huge difference.  I do have some foundations that are too light, and I am thinking adding this may make those work a bit better…I will report back!

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Becca Backlight Priming Filter.  Full size is $38, Sample Value $7.60.  Becca products always get rave reviews, though other than samples here and there, I have never really used her products.  I have also never really bought into the need for primers.  I mean they have primers for eyes, lashes, face, lips…really how much priming do I need?  OK, I need a lot, but I just don’t buy into all of the time, it feels like a scam.  Do you use primers?  Ok truth be told, when I have used primers, I may see a difference in my make-up – a slight difference, I have uneven skin tone and it seems to smooth it all together…whatever – I have no idea what I am saying.  I will try it and see if I am backlit!  I used it yesterday, and first of the scent is very strong, if you are sensitive to scents, stay away, stay far away.  I liked it – it wasn’t life changing though.  I do like the pump on it.  Again, this might be a product that would lighten a dark foundation?

What it is:
A makeup primer to help blur imperfections and impart a radiant glow.

What it does:
Backlight Priming Filter creates a canvas for your makeup, extending its wear from day to night. Infused with three unique Filtering Luminescent Pearls, each one adds a different drop of diffused light. Blended together, they impart a one-of-a-kind, lightweight, whipped fluid that creates a smooth canvas and acts as an instant filter, while the vitamin E-enriched formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Backlighting acts as an instant filter, creating a diffused, soft-focused radiance that allows your complexion to catch light for a glowing look. Infused with Becca’s proprietary blend of crushed pearls, this primer achieves a lit-from-within, healthy-looking effect.

I really like the pro-tip on the website, they say this is a must for the days you want to wear minimal makeup and still want to look polished.  They go onto say dab it on your eyes in place of shadow, put on your cheeks for highlight, and you can even put it on your lips?

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Finally perfume. Tocca Florence.  I for some reason didn’t take a picture of this.  Honestly like last month, this sample is a toss away in my opinion.  it is that old type of perfume sample that doesn’t even have a spray.  Full size $68, Sample Value $2 (haha)

A Parisian beauty and sophisticate, Florence conjures memories of old-world Paris.

It is an alluring combination of Italian bergamot and crushed violet petals. Ivory gardenia combined with blonde wood evokes a sophisticated and feminine scent that conjures the elegance of a Parisian sophisticate.

Notes:
Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Green Pear, Apple, Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Jasmine, Tuberose, Blue Iris, Blonde Wood, White Musk.
Style:
Sophisticated. Romantic. Feminine.

This fragrance is much too floral for my tastes.  I like the idea of Pear, Apple, Grapefruit but those other notes are not my cup of tea.

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play June 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Full Box value $27.83

Be sure to check out my other Sephora Play Posts and Ipsy February, March, April, May, and June Posts.

Kerry

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