Beauty

Sephora Play October 2017

October 23, 2017
Sephora Play October 2017

Yay – Posting in the actual month!  Sephora Play for October 2017!

This month’s theme is Complexion Companions

Sephora Play October 2017

Sephora Play October 2017

Sephora Play October 2017

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

Sephora Play October 2017

What it is:
A complexion primer that instantly blurs the look of flaws, reduces fine lines and minimizes the appearance of pores.

What it does:
Ready for your most perfected-looking skin? Instantly blur flaws and smooth out your skin with Optical Illusion Complexion Primer by Urban Decay. This primer reduces fine lines and makes pores seem to vanish—for a gorgeous, porcelain-like texture. Makeup not only goes on better, but also lasts longer.

The velvety soft, lightweight primer has a slight pink tint to illuminate skin pre-makeup, but it dries down to a translucent, matte finish. It imparts a beautiful, airbrushed, and provides just enough glide to fill in lines for a smoothed-out complexion, and dries down to the perfect powdery finish.

This cushiony formula contains optical blurring pigments for beautifully perfected skin. A luxurious blend of argan, rosehip, and meadowfoam seed oils provides moisturizing and antioxidant benefits while vitamin E conditions. The perfect all-around primer, this formula works great for every skin type and concern.

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What else you need to know:
Optical Illusion Complexion Primer comes in a luxurious clear bottle with a metallized gunmetal cap and base. Urban Decay even equipped the bottle with an airless pump—so it’s easy to get out every last bit of product.

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Research results:
In a clinical study on 30 people, immediately after use:
– 90% of participants saw reduced visibility of pores
– 90% had smoother-looking skin
– 93% had more even-toned skin
– 81% reported a visible reduction in fine lines and blemishes

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Suggested Usage:
-To use, apply all over skin before foundation or powder.
-For hydrated skin that’s perfected and protected, start with Urban Decay’s Quick Fix Complexion Prep Priming Spray and apply Urban Defense Complexion Primer, which has an SPF of 30 (each sold separately).
-Finish with Optical Illusion and apply your makeup as usual.

My Thoughts

I love Urban Decay, and love that this has a pump!  As I have confessed before, I am typically too lazy for primers…but this is fun!  I like the idea of an optical illusion!  Maybe it will make me look like a super model, probably not.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Sephora Play October 2017

Medium Coverage Foundation with a Natural Finish for Sensitive, Normal, Dry, Combination or Oily Skin

What it is:
A bestselling HD foundation with an ultra-lightweight texture that melts into skin for unfiltered perfection in every light.

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What it does:
Developed specifically for the film and TV industry’s most advanced technology, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation creates a naturally flawless complexion—on and off camera. Completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4K lens, this innovative foundation is infused with uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium-to-buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. It delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion.

Lasting all day and imparting a natural-looking finish, Ultra HD Liquid Foundation is formulated with hyaluronic spheres to ensure comfortable wear on all normal, dry, and combination skin types. Now available in an expanded range of 40 shades to match all skintones, it’s the perfect everyday foundation for a flawless complexion.

Just convert your HD Liquid Foundation shade to Ultra HD Liquid Foundation using the Ultra HD Shade Conversion Chart.

What else you need to know:
MAKE UP FOR EVER is once again leading the beauty industry into the next era of makeup innovation and technology. As the original pioneer of the HD makeup category, it continues to redefine and elevate beauty standards with the launch of its new Ultra HD Foundation, the first and only foundation designed for 4k technology. With 4k technology, the next generation of digital devices will display images with unbelievable detail, stunning clarity, and heightened color than existing HD technology. Completely invisible under the latest, ultra-magnified resolution, these innovative foundation formulas look completely natural on camera—and to the naked eye.

“My goal was to cope with the new 4k technology while keeping the main benefits of HD Foundation. Ultra HD Foundation had to meet the perfection needs of pros as well as the everyday needs of all women.”—Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director.

This product is an Allure Reader’s Choice award winner.

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Suggested Usage:
-1. Choose your primer to create the perfect canvas for smoother, more even and longer lasting foundation.

Select the Step 1: Skin Equalizer that matches your skin concern.
-For normal skin: Apply Hydrating to the entire complexion.
-For oily skin: Apply Mattifying only to the areas where shine develops quickly. (Use a very small amount—the size of a grain of rice).
-Dry Skin: Apply Nourishing to the entire complexion.
-Enlarged Pores: Apply Smoothing to enlarged pores and fine lines.

-2. Apply two pumps of Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in thin layers, starting in the center of the face and stretching outward.
-For buildable coverage, apply with a flat foundation brush or sponge.
-Flat foundation brush (Artisan Brush #108): Tap to build coverage where needed; stretch outward for a smoothing effect. (It delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion. You will likely need to stretch less than you did before).

-Sponge (Beauty Blender): Press and roll to build coverage where needed.
-For light coverage: use a buffing brush (Artisan Brush #122), applying product in a circular motion.

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My thoughts

I am impressed that they actually tried to pick a good color match for all of the Sephora Play subscribers, although, I am not sure this IS my best color. I actually have a very hard time finding foundation shades!  I have a lot of red/pink in my skin.  I like the idea of this foundation, and may want to go into a store and see what shade they think I should be in, and get a sample to give it a try.  Of course I don’t really need a new foundation!  I do love the pump though!  People love this foundation though!

tarte 4-in-1 Setting Mist

Sephora Play October 2017

What it is:
A four-in-one primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher.

What it does:
– Multipurpose setting spray
– Primes, sets, hydrates, & refreshes while locking down makeup for 12 hours
– Formulated with antioxidant-rich algae to help smooth fine lines & wrinkles & reduce the appearance of pores

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested.

Suggested Usage:
Use as a primer and hydrating mist:
-Before applying moisturizer, hold bottle eight to 10 inches from your face and spray directly onto clean skin.

Setting spray:
-Spray marine boosting mist over your makeup to set foundation into place.

Skin refresher:
-Apply a few sprays throughout the day for immediate refreshment and to help quench dry skin.

My Thoughts

Unfortunately, I have no thoughts, other than whoever packs these Play boxes should be more careful.  So I opened the box to find it exactly as you see it in these pictures, the top was off of this product and there was nothing in the bottle.  One would think, if it came open in transit – something would have been wet in the box, or show evidence of it being wet, there was none of that.  For example, the other boxes should have had wet marks, the bag, the shipping box etc.  There was no evidence of anything being wet.  That tells me it was that way when it was selected and placed in my box?  How did the person not notice that?  Anyway, I am slightly annoyed by that.  But truth be told, as with primer, I don’t usually mess with setting mists.  But it would have been fun to try it.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Skin Booster

Sephora Play October 2017

What it is:
A hydrating face serum that delivers a plumped look, preps skin for makeup, and hydrates to smooth the appearance of fine lines.

What it does:
Recharge your complexion with Ultra HD Skin Booster. Rich in hyaluronic-acid and argan oil extract, it instantly hydrates skin to smooth the appearance of fine lines. It illuminates skin to prep it for makeup application, and its expertly designed, drop applicator provides the perfect amount of product. Apply before your favorite primer formula to make your makeup work even harder. The result is a perfectly smooth canvas ready for makeup application.

What else you need to know:
Deeply connected to the evolving needs of professional makeup artists and consumers alike, MAKE UP FOR EVER developed Ultra HD to meet the demands of the next generation of digital devices that display images with stunning clarity, unbelievable detail, and heightened color. Featuring a wide array of foundation and concealer shades for diverse skin tones, Ultra HD offers everything you need to prep, cover, and finish for a flawless, natural-looking complexion.

Suggested Usage:
-Apply directly onto the skin before primer.
-Tip: mix into Ultra HD Liquid Foundation for sheerer coverage.

My Thoughts

This is a product that will be fun to try, but doubt it would ever make it into my regular routine.  I will let you know if it is a miracle product!

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator

Sephora Play October 2017

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
A unique professional-grade physical and chemical exfoliator and pore perfector in one.

Solutions for:
– Oiliness
– Pores
– Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator reduces the look of enlarged pores and mattifies shine. Minimize pores while smoothing and evening skin’s texture with this dual-action formula. This exfoliator instantly* works to deeply cleanse pores while it strengthens and tightens the look of pores by removing congestion- and clogging-causing impurities. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more even, and shine-free. *Individual results may vary.

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What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Research results:
In a satisfaction test of men and women, aged 25 to 55 years old, after 1 application:
– 80% reported that their pores appear clarified and purified
– 83% reported that product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
– 90% reported that product exfoliates without being abrasive
– 93% reported that their skin look smoother and softer
– 97% reported that skin feels cool and refreshing

After 4 weeks:
– 87% reported that product diminishes significantly the appearance of pores
– 97% reported that product deep cleanses pores
– 97% reported that the product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
– 97% reported that skin looks smoother and more even
– 100% reported that overall appearance of skin improved
– 100% reported that skin texture improved significantly

Suggested Usage:
-Dampen skin with water and slowly and gently massage cream for one minute.
-Leave it on for one to two minutes to activate deep cleansing.
-Rinse well and pat dry.
-This product is best if used one to two times per week.

My thoughts

I love Dr. Brandt, and I love a good exfoliator.  I am excited to try this.  I have loved everything from this brand.

Did you get a Sephora Play Box this month?  Did we get the same products?

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