Play! by Sephora is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month they send you six deluxe travel size samples of various products sold in stores, a PLAY! BOOK of tips and tricks, a PLAY! PASS for in-store learning and 50 bonus points on your Sephora card if you go in store and make a purchase that month ($50 value). Each month Sephora picks a theme and most of the products fall within that category. This month its all about eyes with “The Eye Openers”
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – Full Size $22 – value: $5.50
Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner in shade “perversion” is known by Sephora Employees by being the blackest black eyeliner pencil they sell. Urban Decay created this Perversion mascara to reflect the same intensity. This formula is creamy, and not clumpy. It lengthens and adds volume, and gives zero spidery-ness on lashes even with multiple coats.
Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm – Full Size – $62 value: $19.84
This Caudalie Eye Balm is fantastic! It melts right into the skin, feels slightly cooling, and the eyes felt super hydrated for quite some time after.
Eye balms/creams are one of the products you shouldn’t live without, especially if you’re a guy. Men start aging in the eye area first at age 20. I apply every morning and night and throughout the day when I need to feel a little pick me up. Eye products are super important for anti-aging and it even helps keep your under-eye makeup from creasing and apply much better. Remember, apply eye products on the brow bone, sides of your eyes, and under eye gently with your ring finger. Pat it on, don’t rub! Your under eye skin is super delicate and any pulling will speed up signs of aging.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow Eyeshadow and Powder Blush, Pink Granite – Full Size $21, value: $6
Makeup for ever products are adored but they’re not cheap. This sample size can also be seen as the VIB 500 point reward kit in stores along with a few other Make Up For Ever samples. This shade is called I-544 Pink Granite. The “I” in the beginning indicates that it is iridescent. They have indicators like this for all their finishes – ME for metallic, D for diamond/glitter, M for matte, etc. It’s a perfect shade to use all over your lid.
The info booklet calls this a “gel-powder,” They call it this because it’s designed to have little hydration spheres that burst when you apply the product to really amp up the pigment – the texture is never really a gel but it’s an insanely creamy and smooth powder shadow for all skin tones.
Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Moisturizer – Full Size $50, value: $12.75
This liquid moisturizer is, well, liquid, so it’s quite runny. The info packet says it’s “thicker than an essence but thinner than a cream.” The result is a quickly-absorbing and lightweight moisturizer. It’s great these hot and muggy summer days of august.
Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 Hr Wear Waterproof, Flirting Game – Full Size $10 value: $4.25
Sephora Collection makes terrific eyeliner! Plus, Sephora’s brand is the lowest price point you’ll find across their store. The formula of this eyeliner is very creamy and smooth and goes on very easily. It smudges well, too. This shade, Flirting Game, is an easily wearable, shimmery taupe for various skin tones.
Clean Reserve Blonde Rose – Full Size $90 value: $1.33
Clean’s line of perfumes are very fresh, clean, and often unisex. This Blonde Rose fragrance is categorized as “Sophisticated, Classic, and Feminine.” Notes include Aldehydic Watery, Rose, Peony, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Musk.
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