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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Sephora VIB Sale - What’s going back!

I took the opportunity to test out some new products from Sephora in the latest VIB Sale using my 20% off discount (rarity for beauty items) and unfortunately not all of them worked out for me.

I wanted to share a comprehensive round-up of all items that are going back, didn’t make the cut, and didn’t impress me enough. Disclaimer: just because these products did not work for me personally, that doesn’t mean that they are terrible or low quality. More on why below.

My Skin Profile:
  • Combination skin with occasional acne
  • Warm medium-dark skin tone (MAC NC 35)

Products that are going back:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Eye Blender Brush - Reason for Return: No scratchiness here, however, my issue was that it didn’t provide enough control. I tried to make it work as an all over shadow brush, nothing to write about on this front. Then I tried to use it as a crease blending brush, it wasn’t doing this properly either. Will not miss this brush.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo Fair/Medium and
3. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo COLOR: Medium/Dark - Reason for return: Fair/Medium was too light for me and the Medium/Dark was too muddy and dark. If they released an in between duo then I’ll give this one another go. Fantasic product otherwise, shame the colors didn’t work out :( I was so looking forward to this and really wanted it to work for me.

4. Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush - Reason for possible return: Same issue with the CT Eye Blender Brush. I don’t think it offers enough control, soft as feather though! I can't decide if I want to return it or not! If I do, then I might give the Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight Brush a try since they have a very similar shape and Lisa Eldridge seems to like the Zoeva as well.

5. Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 - Reason for return: I was looking for a one step moisturizer + SPF concoction for days when I’m just in a rush. I had very high expectations and let's just say this one did not convince me that I can live without the Belif Aqua Bomb moisturizer. I also didn’t particularly find this one to sit well under make up.

Curious to know what I did enjoy and decided to keep? Some I already consider mainstay, at least for this season—

For keeps:

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