Greetings ladies, it’s that time of year again! My birthday is on Friday, and I picked up my free 2017 Sephora Birthday Gift the other day. This year, there are 3 options to choose from! One was this Tarte set, the other is a pair of Caudalie skincare items, and the third is a mini Jack Black skincare duo. Obviously, I chose the makeup (like usual) because I have to be wary of what I use on my acne prone skin. I think it’s nice that they have other options available for those folks who aren’t much into makeup.
You do have to be a member of their rewards program to get a gift, but it is totally free to sign up. If you go into a Sephora store you don’t even have to buy anything to redeem you gift. However, if you shop online, you do have to make a purchase in order to get your free gift.
2017 Sephora Birthday Gift
The Tarte duo comes with a mini Amazonian Clay blush in paaarty, and a mini Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in birthday suit. Both are new shades that are exclusive to this Sephora birthday gift! I already know I love their Amazonian Clay blushes, but this was my first time trying one of their Lip Paints. I found the Lip Paint to have great pigmentation and it was comfortable for a couple of hours. After that, it started to feel a bit dry, but it definitely wasn’t the worst matte lip product I’ve come across. The blush was fantastic (as always) and lasted a good 8 hours on me! I love these Tarte blushes because they are so pigmented and easy to blend, but they don’t kick up a ton of powder.
- Paaarty blush is a warm peachy nude matte
- Birthday Suit lip paint is a warm terra-cotta rose
I really love how these look on me. The blush is definitely my favorite, but I can see myself wearing the lip paint a good amount too. Can’t really complain though because they are free, right? The size of these mini’s is also pretty decent. The mini blush is 1.5g, where a full size is 5.6g. (Although, I have yet to hit pan on any blush!) The mini lip paint is 1 ml, and a full size is 6 ml so you should get about 10 or so uses out of it.
Which 2017 Sephora Birthday Gift do you have your eye on??