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Sephora Play August 2016

September 6, 2016
Sephora Play August 2016

Sephora Play August 2016

This month’s theme is “The Eye Openers”.  If looks could thrill.  There’s more than meets the eye with this month’s selection of skincare and makeup.  After a long summer, refresh and recharge your beauty routine with the mascara for stand out lashes, an energizing moisturizer, and striking looks that will pull all eyes on you.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in I-544

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

What it is

A highly-blendable, gel-powder eye shadow and powder blush with vivid color payoff.  Highly saturated, iridescent pink granite eyeshadow.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

What it does

Effortlessly create endless eye looks that range from beautifully natural to highly artistic with this unique eyeshadow palette. With its breakthrough, gel-powder formula blended with ultrafine pigments, Artist Shadow leaves a smooth, even result that gives lids super-saturated, lasting color. An easily-blendable formula that features diamond, iridescent, matte, metallic, and satin finishes, it is an accessible shadow for the professional makeup artist and the everyday woman.

Suggested Usage

-Using a flat brush, apply a light shade across the eye lid up to the crease.

-Using a smudge brush, apply a dark shade to the outer corner of the eye and slightly blend inward.

-Use a medium shade to blend the edges of the dark shade into the light shade using a flat brush.

My Thoughts

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

I really like this color, I show the swatch in a swipe and then sheered out.  I have never used anything from this brand and am excited to try it!

Value

Full size is $21, Sample is $6

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

What it is

Lengthening and volumizing mascara coats eyelashes with triple-black pigment and a buildable, creamy formula.

What it does

Perversion glides on easily to instantly create sexy lashes. It has a creamy, full-bodied texture that is not too dry and not too wet to allow just the right amount of pull as it glides through lashes. This formula is not sticky or clumpy, and it contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids that are known to stimulate lash growth. The honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects. The high-tech, volumizing brush separates and defines each lash for a clean, clump-free finish, and the triple-black pigments leave them looking intensely black.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

My thoughts

I love Urban Decay, and have tried this mascara before.  I don’t recall loving it or hating it.  This will be a nice sample for travel.  I usually prefer blackish-brown mascara, but again, this is a nice sample and I will use it or give it to a friend.  (I think I have other samples of this one!)

Value

Travel size is $10, Sample is $7.69.  Full size is out of stock and $22, Sample is $5.5.

Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Perfume

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Reserve Blend Warm Cotton is for those who currently love Warm Cotton or anyone who prefers to smell quintessentially clean. The fragrance envelops you in pure freshness that’s bright and comfortable. Its essence lies in the irresistible freshness of translucent florals and the soft feel of skin-loving musks for the ultimate feeling of luxurious comfort.

Each CLEAN Reserve fragrance was created to be dynamic and evoke, not memories of the past, but possibilities and experiences yet to be discovered. Each is linear without much movement from top to bottom, making it ideal for layering and blending.

Notes

Aldehydic Ginger, Watery Ozonic, Mint Green, Pepper Floral Accord, Musk, Incense, Vetiver.

Style

Fresh. Comforting. Nostalgic.

What else you need to know

The unique harvesting method of benzoin necessitates partnerships with Southeast Asian farmers to ensure only eco-conscious extraction methods are used. CLEAN relies on their knowledge and skill to obtain the sweet, vanilla-tinged resin without harming the tree as part of an ongoing commitment to protecting the crop through education and wide-reaching environmental conservation efforts.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

My thoughts

I like that this has a pump as opposed to the samples that I spill!  I am not flipped on this scent, the name sounds nice – warm cotton!.  Maybe Crystal will like it.

Value

Full size is $90, Sample is $1.32

Algenist Eye Renewal Balm

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Which skin type is it good for?

Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, and Sensitive

What it is

A multitasking eye balm formulated with Alguronic Acid, vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts.

Helps with:

– Fine lines and wrinkles

– Dark circles

– Puffiness

Complete Eye Renewal Balm is truly a multitasking product designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate, soothe, and nourish the skin around the eye area. This rich cream diminishes the appearance of signs of aging around the eyes as well as the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Alguronic Acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe, and green tea extracts help nourish and hydrate the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated appearance.

What else you need to know

This product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested and is noncomedogenic.

Research results

In comparison testing, Alguronic Acid outperformed other well-known active antiaging ingredients, demonstrating superior antiaging benefits. Average results measured following an in vitro test with Alguronic Acid:

– 55% increase in cellular regeneration

– 32% increase in elastin synthesis

– 26% decrease in melanin production

Following a self-assessment of 100 women, within 10 days of daily use:

– 86 % Felt skin density, suppleness, and elasticity was restored

– 93% Felt skin radiance appeared boosted

Within 4 weeks of daily use:

– Deep wrinkles appeared minimized in 78% of subjects.

– Skin appeared noticeably tightened and lifted in 81% of subjects.

When to use it

Pat it in during your morning and night routines after applying mists, essences, and serums, but before moisturizers and oils.  (I suddenly feel like I should be using mists and essences – WTF?)

My thoughts

As you can see there was a LOT of information on Sephora’s website about this.  I am excited to try it.  My eyes are very sensitive so we will see how I do!  For an eye cream this is a very generous sample.  Did you now that your ring fingers and the weakest and these are the fingers you should use when applying eye creams?  I did – but someone taught me!  Paying it forward friends!

Value

Full size is $68, Sample is $31.78! (told  you it was a good sample size!)

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Love Affair

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

What it is

A contouring eye pencil for a big, beautiful look that lasts up to 12 hours.

What it does

Enhance and enliven your eyes with the bold, long-wearing color of these eye pencils. The silky formula is resistant to water, heat, and humidity, ensuring up to 12 hours of smudge-less wear.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

My thoughts

Well I am and have always been eye liner challenged. I give a lot of these samples to Crystal and some of my full-size fancy ones too!  I must prefer wind up pencils to ones that you have to sharpen…so that is a negative to this one.  This color is fab and would look great with my eyes (I have hazel/green/grey/blue eyes – yes all of them!)

Value

Full size is $10, Sample is $4.25

Lancome Energie De Vie Smoothing & Glowing Liquid Care Moisturizer

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

Which skin type is it good for?

Normal, Oily, Combination, Dry, and Sensitive

What it is

An energizing antioxidant liquid moisturizer that refreshes, protects, and hydrates tired skin for an instant dewy glow.  That helps with dullness and uneven texture, and dryness.

Wake up your skin with a burst of anti-fatigue hydration. This liquid moisturizer fuels your skin for a refined texture, renewed bounce, and gorgeous glow. Its unique formula is hydrating like a cream, concentrated like serums, and light like essences. It’s formulated with goji berry, lemon balm, and vitamin E to provide antioxidant protection against free radicals. Inspired by Korean skin care routines, this water-infused fresh moisturizer works to address the first visible signs of aging for radiant, refreshed, and healthy-looking skin.

What else you need to know

Tired of looking tired? Énergie de Vie is a simple, efficacious routine that works to reawaken tired, dull skin, giving you an instant glow. Today’s signs of fatigue could turn into tomorrow’s visible signs of aging. Lack of sleep, high stress, pollution, daily life excesses—all these environmental factors alter the appearance of the skin. Each bottle contains at least 30 leaves of lemon balm and 100mg of goji berry.

Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

How to use

Immediately after cleansing, place a few drops in your hands and press gently into your face.  It may be used in place of a moisturizer, and is especially nice on hot days when you want a lightweight formula.

My thoughts

This is a small sample!  I imagine a little goes a long way, but doubt you can get more than a couple uses, which isn’t enough to know if I will like it.  I am heading to Mexico in a couple of weeks, so will bring this along, as it says it is nice on a hot day!

Value

Full size is $55, Sample is $5.21

Final Thoughts and Value

I am very excited to try the very expensive eye cream.  I love eye shadow, so that is a win.  The perfume and eye liner – not for me.  The moisturizer will be fun to try, though I doubt I can formulate an opinion on that little.  Mascara is a great thing to have – and if I don’t use this sample (due to having a ton of others) someone will!

Final Value $54.06, I paid $10.

Bloopers

Ruger tried to help and took last months paperwork!  I had to share!

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Did you get this month’s box?  What are you most excited to use or try?

Be sure to check out July, June, May, and IPSY posts.

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Sephora Play August 2016 ~ www.fabulousindeed.com

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