So I am going with the premise – Better Late Than Never….with the Sephora Play Box November 2016! This box’s theme is “best in glow”. Items in this box are supposed to help you bypass winter dullness and wake your skin up.
First up is the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
What it is
A bestselling gel cream that’s suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, to intensely moisturize and calm dehydrated, irritated skin.
What it is formulated to do
This cult classic gel cream deeply hydrates, soothes, and softens all skin types, even the hypersensitive ones. Powered by Caudalie’s organic grape water and patented grape-seed polyphenols, this superfood-infused cream not only provides deep hydration, but it also protects the skin from free-radicals. It’s rich in Vinolevure® to strengthen skin to become less sensitive and more resilient over time, and chamomile to calm redness or irritation.
Store your Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet in the refrigerator for an intense feeling of freshness and coolness.
In a 28-day clinical trial on 22 volunteers:
– 90% soothed skin
– 77% reduced redness
-Morning and evening, apply on cleansed face and neck.
-For best results, use alongside the Vinosource Moisturizing Cream-Mask (used twice a week).
I have gotten this before, and have never tried it. I just put some on. The scent is strong, but the moisturizer is nice. It is a tiny amount, so it is good I have a couple of these to try. If you are sensitive to scents, you won’t like this.
Full size is $39, sample is $9.92 (That is insane, as there are maybe 2-3 uses in that sample).
COVER FX Illuminating Primer
What it is
A silicone-free primer that gives the face a luminous glow while it helps to eliminate dull skin for a brighter, more radiant appearance.
What it does
Illuminating Primer from Cover FX preps the face for makeup while it assists in giving the skin a more radiant appearance. Its mineral complex works bounces light off the skin, creating the appearance of a natural-looking, luminous glow. Gatuline® Radiance Illuminate and Refine is a natural, preservative-free ingredient that improves the look of dull looking skin and supports microcirculation, Hylasome EG10, a Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, helps to moisturize and leave skin hydrated, and Panthenol, Provitamn B5, gives skin a smoother, supple appearance. Improve skin tone and give skin a glowing appearance with this multitasking formula.
-Using clean fingers or a foundation brush, apply a small amount of product all over the face.
-Use alone as a treatment or under desired foundation texture.
I am usually too lazy for primer, I have told you before, I don’t really buy into it. Though I will say, illuminating primers are nice, if you aren’t using an illuminating foundation! I will give this a try…but doubt I would ever purchase a full size. But who knows, I may surprise myself.
Full size is $38, sample is $6.08.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Rose Gold
What it is
A long-lasting, creamy eye shadow stick that can also line, highlight, and create smoky looks.
What it does
This multitasking eye shadow stick delivers both easy application and high-definition, long-lasting color. Long-wearing, transfer-proof, and crease-resistant, the color glides seamlessly onto lids and blends and layers beautifully with a rich pigment-payoff. It features a myriad of shades and finishes to deliver endless options for an effortlessly beautiful eyes that stand out both day and night.
-Use as an eyeliner by applying color to your lash line, or as a shadow and swipe onto lids.
-Apply the Moonlight shade to highlight inner corners of eyes and browbone.
-Blend well with a brush or fingers.
-To achieve the classic smoky eye, apply the color in a gradient, with the darkest color at the lash line.
-To achieve an updated, more wearable smoky eye, apply the darkest color in the crease and leave the center of the eyelids lighter.
-Apply “Moonlight” shade to highlight inner corners of eyes and browbone.
-Blend well with a brush or fingers.Suggested Usage: -Use as an eyeliner by applying color to your lash line, or as a shadow and swipe onto lids. -Apply the Moonlight shade to highlight inner corners of eyes and browbone. -Blend well with a brush or fingers. -To achieve the classic smoky eye, apply the color in a gradient, with the darkest color at the lash line. -To achieve an updated, more wearable smoky eye, apply the darkest color in the crease and leave the center of the eyelids lighter. -Apply “Moonlight” shade to highlight inner corners of eyes and browbone. -Blend well with a brush or fingers.
Here is a swatch, just one swipe.
This shows it a bit more blended out.
I have always wanted to try Laura Mercier caviar sticks, they get a lot of hype. I like this color and I typically like eye shadow sticks. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am sure I will like it. The color is nice. This is a generous sample size.
Full size is $29, Sample is $17.46.
Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Pin Up Pink
What it is
A lip gloss with a light-reflecting plumped shine inspired by gel nail polishes.
What it does
Ultra Shine Lip Gel transforms lips with a gel-effect formula for a light-reflecting, plumped shine. Its ultra-light, sensorial texture is also hydrating.
-Apply all over the lips or by dabbing over lipstick to add a shiny finish.
This is a fun thing to get in the box. The color seems nice and sheer. The sample is generous.
Full size is $12. Sample is $10.90
GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal, ✔ Oily, ✔ Combination, ✔ Dry
What it is
A non-drying hydration mask to deliver instant, extreme moisture. Helps with dryness, dullness and uneven texture.
If you want to know more…
THIRSTYMUD™ uses the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies. It moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Dewdration™ boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result while HydraPack™ leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel. GreenEnergy™ smooths and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.
-Use two to three times per week or when needed.
-Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin.
-Can be used on the face, neck, and chest.
-Daytime use: leave on for 10 to 20 minutes, allowing product to absorb into the skin. Wipe off with tissue and massage remaining product into skin or rinse with water.
-Nighttime use: leave on to infuse the skin with moisture and wake up with extremely hydrated skin.
-In-flight use: apply at beginning of the flight and leave on for flight duration.
I love this kind of thing, as it really helps my dry skin. I haven’t tried this mask yet, but have tried and loved many other GlamGlow products. They are pricey, but I would consider buying a full size if I really love this!
Full size is $69, they sell this exact sample size for $22!
Final Thoughts and Value
This box totaled $66.36 – pretty good! I am most excited about the GlamGlow and the eye shadow!