Good morning & Happy Tuesday!
In this post I'd like to review of few of my samples that I received from my most recent Sephora order as well as MAC Happy Together Mineralized Blush.
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in Doug
I assume this is Doug (described as a sheer medium pink w/ irridescent sparkle, which, btw, is spot on). I had to look it up on the site because I couldn't find it on the packaging, but it IS early, so I may just be missing it lol
This lipgloss was pretty sticky (which also seems to be the biggest gripe on Sephora.com's reviews), and I didn't really like the way it felt on my fingers or lips while applying. Once it was on, however, I was definately in like. The gloss has a nice tint to it and smalls & tastes DIVINE.
The full size packaging is probably what would keep me, personally, from buying this gloss. I'm going to be 30 years old in November and I have 2 small children. I wouldn't be able to justify purchasing this because I seriously feel like I'm about 15 years too old for it. I think it was a good move for the brand to reach out to a younger consumer though. What might keep a younger consumer away is the $19 price tag.
Bare Escentuals Buxom Gloss in Amber
BE and I have never meshed. I tried to buy in on the Mineral Powder and eye shadow and the stuff just never worked on my skin. These glosses have always intrigued me, but I never wanted to try them because of my experience with the Mineral makeup. This sample was the perfect opportunity to give the Buxom Gloss a whirl!
Amber, described as a soft shimmering peach, is really neutral and really pretty. I'm actually wearing it in the FOTD that I'll be posting today. It's a tad sticky but has a really awesome cooling effect on the lips that is still there even now, an hour later! It's not an offensive or painful feeling, it just feels GOOD. Almost relaxing. I love the packaging and the price isn't TOO bad at $18 a tube. They also have cute little sets of these, which is what I think I'd go for.
MAC Happy Together Mineralized Blush
90% of my collection is MAC. I'm a MAC girl. I just can't help it. Even though they sometimes release 3-4 collections a month! I still keep coming back for more pretties.
Happy Together Mineralized Blush (In The Groove, $23) was something I originally passed on. Usually these blushes are shimmer bombs and make me feel ridiculous when I wear them. In fact, the ONLY one that I loved before this one was Nuance and it's definately an HG. I loved the swatches of Happy Together, but passed because of my usual experience of Mineralized Blushes. Why waste the time buying and either having to swap or return it if I don't like it? My lemming got the best of me a week later and I ordered it off of the website.
So glad I did! It's MUCH more pigmented than the swatch I provided shows (which is both colors swirled together). It actually seems like it showed up a bit peachy on me. (I used this blush in the FOTD I'll be posting today). It goes on smoothly and I think it would compliment most skin tones.
I definately would repurchase this one and would recommend you pick one up STAT!