The second I saw this, I knew it would sell out FAST. This collection of 8 beachy, bronze products are frequently raved about. I snatched it up for $47 cdn ($130 value). Though this package isn’t available online currently (could be in store), each product is available on Sephora to purchase.
So, what’s included?
- Sample sized Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Medium/Deep ($38)
- Sample sized Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal ($46)
- Full sized Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in Cocoa($12)
- Sample sized Formula X Nail Polish in Evocative ($13)
- Sample sized Tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer in Park Ave Princess ™ ($29)
- Full sized Duo Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked and Twice Baked ($22 Each)
- Sample sized Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Madeira ($28)
- Full sized Nars Lip Gloss in Supervixen ($31)
Starting from right to left, we have the Bite Beauty pencil. I haven’t tried a Bite Beauty product that I love… until now. When I first got this, I put it on over A bright pink lipstick I was wearing at this time and loved how it looked. Ever since, I have been obsessed with it. The shade I already had didn’t blow me away but I knew the formula was pretty good and was willing to give this a try.
Again, I do have a few shadows from Urban Decay but I don’t own either of these colours. If you know me, you know I don’t typically go for nude colours on my eyes too much, but I won’t say no to trying something new. When I swatched these, it nearly took my breath away. Creamy, soft, smooth, intense and overall, gorgeous. Though I own the Electric and Ammo palettes, I don’t think either are as fantastic feeling as this was. I am completely in love and will (hopefully) grab a few more single shades in the future.
Onto one product I don’t own and haven’t tried: the Tarte Sculptor contour stick. To be honest, I was pretty intimidated with this. It looks dark and a little orange. When applied, it is sheer and very blendable which gives me some hope. I would say it isn’t a perfect contour shade, but I want to test it out before making much of a judgement.
The Sephora Eye Liner is one of my faves. I do already own one shade in Banana Split which is an amazing yellow. Their colour range is absolutely fantastic and I am happy to have another one of the liners. I am a little shocked that this was the colour included in this package though because there is some glitter in it. However, it is a lovely dark brown with just a subtle sparkle in it, making it different than other liners I own. I am happy with it since it is different than your typical brown liner.
I have tried Formula X nail polish in the past and immediately tossed it. I was not impressed with how goopy it was or the wear of it. That being said, I was willing to give it another chance when I saw there was one included in this package. When this came in, I wasn’t wearing nail polish and gave myself a little impromptu manicure at work. It was amazing. The formula, the colour, the wear – especially since I wasn’t wearing a top or base coat. I love it.
If you haven’t heard about this, where have you been? The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal was a big deal when it came out (not too long ago) and I am so excited to give it a try. When swatched, it is disco ball glitter which is my favourite kind of highlight. I will be sure to report back once I have given it a proper try.
I have tried a Nars Lip Gloss before and honestly, I am not too crazy about them. I am not too much of a lip gloss lover in the first place, and with these being $31, I will probably never purchase one by itself. There just isn’t anything too special about them. That being said, it is awesome that you get a full sized Nars product included in this package. The colour is a sheer, sparkley mauve which again, I am not so crazy about.
Out of these 8 products, this is the only one I already own. Too Faced is one of my beloved brands, but I don’t use the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer too much if I am honest. It is a nice product and there isn’t anything wrong with it, but I find I reach for other bronzers before this one. The smell is fantastic of course, but it is also comes off as a grey/brown and is light enough for my pale skin as long as I don’t load it on. I will be playing with this a little more in the future to see if it is worth keeping both of perhaps I will have to give one away.
Overall, I 100% recommend the Formula X Nail Polish, the Sephora Eye Liner, the Urban Decay Eye Shadow and the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil. They are gorgeous in colour, smooth in formula and have a wide range of colour to choose from.
Til next time, ttfn x