If you seen my last post you knew this was coming. This haul, I wanted to try and get new releases to try out. Two items were new releases and the other was a VIB Rouge early access item. So, lets just dive right in!
Prices are all CAD again.
Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Highlighter in Gilded Rose
$49 at Sephora
This was one of the new releases from the sale. It is gorgeous! The packaging has a lot of attention to detail with the 3D rose design. The product itself is pressed into a rose, which I thought I would wreck when I swatched it, but luckily it’s a bit harder than I thought. I have only used this 2 times now so I’m just getting a feel for it. So far, I love it! Without thinking too much about it, I always reach for it. The highlight is a beautiful gold with a pink/gold pearl making it natural when you want it to be.
Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder
$55 at Sephora
This was the early access item. I actually never even seen this anywhere on the Sephora site but I did seen Hourglass hinting it so I decided to dig deeper. When I found it I knew I need it in my life. I was right! This powder is a dream. It’s so soft it melts into the skin. I find that because I have dry skin I have a hard time finding a setting powder that doesn’t make my skin tight after applying it. This powder doesn’t make anything feel tight. I absolutely love it so far. The packaging is darling too. The sifter is in the form of an “H” and the gold is so mesmerizing.
Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara in Boom
$29 at Sephora
High volume indeed! I wasn’t too hesitant about this mascara. The night before it launched in stores I had seen footage from the launch party. I heard so many people say how good it was and that the tube was heavy. The first thing I did when I received this mascara was to see for myself how dramatic the beauty world was. This time they weren’t fibbing. The tube is hefty! The metal packaging probably contributes to that. The wand was very fluffy and quite big to which I wasn’t sure how to feel about without using it. Once I used it I fell so hard in love with it. The wand coats your lashes easily and its not too big that you are hitting it all over the place.
I quite enjoyed this mascara regardless of the ingredients.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
$28 at Sephora for Full Size
I have only used this once but for a sample the amount of product you get will last a few uses, as long as you can keep it from drying out. I actually haven’t tried this yet for how popular it may be. I don’t find myself using eyeshadow primers much and usually just use a decent concealer. I found this to be really smooth and creamy to apply just with a finger. My shadows never creased or anything like that and it was easy to apply shadow on top of.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
$44 at Sephora for Full Size
I live by the original photo finish primer so I thought this sample would be perfect to try some of the other primers out as it has 4 blisters with product. I haven’t tried them out yet but I am excited to.
GLAMGLOW THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment
$75 at Sephora for Full Size
I haven’t tried this yet. I love GlamGlow as a brand and I have dry skin so I thought why not. If it works for my skin it would be worth the purchase of a full sized one.
Have you tried any of these yet? Do you think any of them are worth the hype?