I may not be as excited at the sheer number of candles that grace my cake as I get older, but one thing I can get excited about is the Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2016! If you are not familiar with the Sephora Beauty Insider program, here’s a link for more details. In a nutshell, it is a free signup you can complete in store or online that tracks your purchases, accumulates points, grants advance notices of products for sale and events, and of course a free birthday gift during the month of your birthday which is pretty sweet indeed. My birth month is April so I picked it up during my yearly “I’m going to Sephora to scope things out a bit”, otherwise known as my let’s treat myself because I’m the birthday girl trip… you know how the drill goes!
This year Sephora has two options for both the makeup lover and the skincare lover in mind – and if you love both you are really going to have a dilemma on your hands! Love skincare? fresh, known for their skincare products you receive their best selling soy cleanser and rose mask (which is a heavenly treat!). If you are a makeup maven, Sephora is hooking you up with a Marc Jacobs Beauty is collection of two of their best sellers – a gel liner and lipstick. If you were a betting kind of woman, who happens to bet on makeup then you might win the big ones if you guessed which one I would choose when faced with makeup or skincare…skincare or makeup…
Makeup all the day long! So let’s take a look at a few photos and swatches I snapped of this cuter than ever MJB birthday set!
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016: Marc Jacobs Beauty set – a mini Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer and mini size Le Marc Lip Créme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The samples are small but oh so adorable! And you know me, I melt at the sight of miniature cosmetics (here’s an example on Instagram). Both products are excellent quality and I would have to agree some of my favorites from Marc Jacobs Beauty. I’m always a bit nervous when brands include a bold color in such a universal set like a birthday gift such as this one but I think MJB did an excellent job of finding a shade that will flatter many skintones. Although Kiss Kiss Bang Bang appears a bit warm in the tube, it goes on the lips a nice rosy red shade that isn’t over the top. The eyeliner, or Highliner, is a twist-up liner housed in shiny chrome, and is a straight-up smooth black. Below I’ve taken a comparison shot of a full size Le Marc vs the mini size, and then let’s jump into swatches!
Size Comparison: full size Le Marc (3.6 gram) vs the mini size Le Marc (1 gram)
Swatched: Blacquer and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Overall it’s a cute set, and I love Marc Jacobs products so I’m very happy with it!
What do you think of the Sephora birthday gift set choices this year? Did you go for the makeup or skincare version? Let me know your thoughts!
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