Well, it’s that time of year again fellow readers… I’m another year older today! Unfortunately, I have to work tonight but my family has a delicious ice cream cake waiting for me in the freezer so we can celebrate quickly before I have to go. Since my post on last years Sephora’s birthday gift was so popular, I decided to post about this years gift as well. This year however, there are actually 2 different options for the 2016 Sephora Birthday Gift, which is really neat. The makeup gift is some Marc Jacobs beauty mini’s (which I’ll be reviewing today), OR you can choose a set of Fresh skincare mini’s. I usually always go for makeup since I have to be careful about what I use on my acne prone skin.
All you have to do to get your birthday gift is sign up for their free rewards program, so you’re really missing out on some great freebies if you don’t do it!
2016 Sephora Birthday Gift – Marc Jacobs
The items included in the Marc Jacob gift are the Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Blacquer, and the Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
The Highliner Gel Eye Crayon is so creamy and intensely pigmented. It glides on with ease and sets almost immediately, so you will have to correct any mistakes you make with an eye makeup remover. It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time, I swear. I personally love this for my upper lids because it doesn’t transfer, smudge or bleed ALL DAY LONG. It’s also great for tightlining your upper lashes for a super full lash look. The full size is $25 for .5 g and the mini is .37 g, so it’s not that much smaller on the inside!
The Le Marc Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a warm, baked rose shade. This is also highly pigmented and doesn’t take many swipes to become opaque. It has a semi-matte formula that feels mostly comfortable for about 4-5 hours. This is a lovely shade that is sure to flatter a wide variety of skin tones. The full size is $30 for .12 oz and the sample is only .03 oz, so this one is significantly smaller. You will still get a good amount of use from it though.
Which 2016 Sephora Birthday Gift are you planning on getting?