Thursday, January 31, 2013

In the Glow Collection, Sephora Favorites (NARS, Too Faced, Stilla, bare minerals, Lorac, Tarte, Laura Mecier & Benefit)

Sephora Favorites In the Glow

This collection came out as a holiday set in 2012 (no longer available). It came with 9 deluxe sample size blush, bronzer and highlighters. The collections retail value was $111 with a holiday price of $45.  They are deluxe sizes sample and a good variety of high end brands. I was very excited to see its under my tree for Christmas. 
Swatched colors from left to right.  Nars Laguna bronzer, Laura Mercier shimmer blog in golden mosaic, Tarte amazonian clay in Splender, Lorac perfectly lit in spotlight, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, Stilla Convertible color in peony (my favorite from the kit), Tarte cheek stain in flush, bareMinerals pure radiance and Benefit high beam.

NARS Laguna Bronzer is perfect for any skin tone. Its also build able and long lasting. The deluxe sample size came in the typical rubber NARS packaging, with a metal hing and mirror. Size is .08 oz.

Laura Mercier in Golden Mosaic is a blush and highlighter. With four different colors allow you to customize you color. More of the lighter for a highlighter or more of the rose color for a blush. The deluxe sample size came in a beautiful case with push button opening, metal hing and mirror. Size is .14 oz.

Tarte amazon clay 12-hour blush in the color splender. The color swatches as a very light barbie pink with glitter. The glitters are large and noticeable when applied. The deluxe sample came with small metal hing, no mirror with pressed tarte picture in the blush. Size is .11 oz.

Lorac perfectly lit in spotlight a very sheer bronzer or highlight. The deluxe sample came with small metal hing and no mirror. Size is .106 oz. 

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer the darkest of the set. This one like its name actually smells like chocolate (but not noticeable once applied) The deluxe sample came with small metal hing no mirror. Size is .08 oz.
Stila convertible color in the color peony. Is a dual lip and cheek cream. My favorite of the set has get color payoff. The deluxe sample came with a plastic hing and no mirror. Size is .07 oz.

 Tarte Cheek Stain in the color flush. Tarte is the only brand that made it into this collection twice and let me say I'm glade it did. This check stain is a long lasting blush that applies lighter then you would thing, but still a very soft "barbie" pink. The deluxe sample came as a stick tube with click on cap. Size is .17 oz.

bareMinerals pure radiance is classified as a all-over face color. Best as a highlighter the color is a very luminess flesh tone, with a shake top separation. The deluxe sample came with a twist off top no mirror. Size was not given on package.

Benefit High beam luminescent complexion enhancer. This is a liquid highlighter that applies with a brush. I find this one very hard to work with. I always end up with too much and when I try to blend it it cakes up my foundation. This deluxe sample came in a twist top with brush attached. Size is .13 oz.

So make sure you keep your eyes open for these "Sephora Favorite" sets mostly around Christmas time. They are worth their weight in gold in my opinion. Some of the other Sephora favorites that came out this year included a eyeliner collection, and lip (gloss, stain and stick) collection, a bronzer collection and a mascara collection. I love these mini sizes it allows me to have lots of different ones and not feel bad about not being able to use them all (or having spent all that money!).

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