Sephora Play February 2017

March 2, 2017
Sephora Play February 2017 ~

Better late than never right? Right? I did get this about 2 weeks ago and am finally getting around to sharing it with you!

This months box’s theme is “The Soft Side”.  Make a Radiant Understatement.  Muted, mellow shades and skin-perfecting formulas are a never-fail way to show off your natural beauty.  From a romantic lip color to a radiance-boosting eye cream, add definition and just a hint of drama with this month’s subtle-yet-stunning lineup of makeup and skincare.

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tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Quench Lip Rescue

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This sheer ultra-moisturizing lip balm delivers vitamin-rich hydration and nurtures dry lips while providing a soft natural tint.

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This lip balm contains tarte’s famous Rainforest of the Sea complex, which includes algae and marine flower extracts that soothe and soften skin, as well as coconut oil and vitamin E.

Behind the Brand
tarte was founded in 1999 with the mission to create high-performance cruelty-free makeup with naturally derived ingredients.

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Pick up these healthy habits for hydrated, happy lips:
1. Drink water: The first signs of dehydration often appear as chapped lips. Keep drinking those eight glasses of water a day!
2. Exfoliate: Try exfoliating your lips once a week and you’ll notice your lips will become dramatically softer.
3. Don’t lick: Licking your lips causes them to dry out more quickly.
4. Use SPF: Your lips need sun protection just like the rest of your body! Stock up on lip balms with SPF.

How to Apply

Apply whenever your lips are dry and in need of some love.  Use by itself or over or under your everyday lip color.

My Thoughts and Value

I already own a full size of this in a different color, and I love it.  It does feel minty on your lips and is very moisturizing.  I was nervous about this color because a lot of “nude” things make me look dead 🙂  I like this though!  It is very sheer!  Full size is $19, Sample is $6.62

CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

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A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer-meets-primer instantly blurs imperfections while providing all-day hydration for a silky, soft-focus finish.

All of CLINIQUE’s products are allergy tested and 100% fragrance free, which makes them ideal for sensitive skin.

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Use your ring finger to apply a pea-sized amount on your chin, both cheeks, and your forehead. Gently blend upward and do not pull or tug on skin.

CLINIQUE’s Pep-Start line is a relatively new addition to the well-established, much-loved skin care and makeup brand. The collection focuses on multitaskers for quick-and-easy flawless skin.

My Thoughts and Value

I have tried this before in a sampler set from Sephora near the holidays, and honestly returned the set.  This isn’t near moisturizing enough for my dry skin, maybe in the summer it will work better, I will give it a try or find a friend who would like to try it.  I did read it could be used as a primer, if I was a primer girl, that is how I would use this product.  Full size is $29.50, Sample is $4.16.

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara

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A jet-black volumizing mascara with an innovative flat paddle-shaped wand to lengthen and lift lashes.

Here are a few tips for getting those hard-to-reach lashes:
– Sample-sized mascaras like this one are easy to maneuver and perfect for distributing product on your small bottom or corner lashes.
– Use an eyelash comb to separate your lashes before and after applying mascara.
– Use the tip of your mascara wand, rather than the side, for maximum control.

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This mascara has a one-of-a-kind paddle-shaped wand. Don’t forget to flip back and forth between both sides as you apply.
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Fun Fact!
Did you know mascara used to be made out of a combination of petroleum jelly and coal dust? We’ve come a long way!

My Thoughts and Value

Mascara is the one thing that I Love and no matter the amount of make up I wear, I use.  I love small mascara samples, as they are easy to maneuver and I prefer dry mascara, and smaller ones dry out faster!  I have tried this yet, as I am using up a few others (one of which I am loving! watch for a sample showdown post for the details!) Full size is $12, Sample is $3.41.

Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream

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A luminous eye cream infused with coffee beans, ginseng, and magnolia extract to visibly brighten and depuff the under-eye area.

About the Ingredient: Ginseng
Ginseng is a root found primarily in North America and Eastern Asia and has been used for thousands of years in herbal tea and traditional Chinese medicine.

Did You Know?
The area around your eyes has the thinnest skin on your face and is constantly active (think about how many times you blink!) so it’s one of the first places you will notice signs of aging.

My Thoughts and Value

I have used this eye cream for years, and repurchased several times.  I like it a lot!  It is nice to have a small size to keep at work or in my purse.  Full size is $30, Sample is $10.20.

Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy

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Sheer tinted gloss uses a botanical-infused formula to visibly plump lips instantly while also hydrating and softening over time.

This lip gloss contains avocado oil and jojoba oils, both of which are high in vitamin E and nourish and protect skin from drying out.

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More Tricks for Full Lips
1. Use a lip pencil to line slightly outside of your natural lip shape.
2.Contour by using a darker-than-usual lip liner at the corners of your mouth and blend with a light lipstick shade in the middle of your lips for an ombré effect.
3.Don’t forget to drink lots of water! The skin on your lips is thin and easily gets dehydrated, therefore shrinking the size of your lips.
4.A touch of gloss at the center of your lip will make your mouth look plumper.

My Thoughts and Value

This is what I mean by, looking dead with something “nude” – this is NOT my color.  Crystal will be visiting this weekend (YAY!) maybe she will want it!  Full size is $22, Sample is $7.33


This month has some fun things, I am most excited about the tarte lip rescue, eye cream and the mascaraFinal value was $31.72 plus the perfume sample, which I never cover!  That is a great value and there are some fun things to try.


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