- If you are a makeup junkie like myself you would know that keeping your tools clean can be a great deal of work since it takes a lot of time to remove residue from brushes and sponges and you might end up putting off cleaning your makeup tools day after day.
The Sephora Friends and Family Employee discount started on Oct 16-29, the promo code was valid for 20% off your total purchase. I was lucky enough to receive a code from a Sephora employee to use towards my purchase. Each code is unique and can only be used once. Sephora will be extending the discount to BI, VIB and Rouge members before the year end, so if you did not get to take advantage of the first offer then you can try again.
Anyhow I managed to get some items for myself that I have been considering to purchase. To complete my order I had to call Sephora’s customer care to place my order since my payment method was by 3 separate gift cards and the website only allows 2 with a different payment method. Below you can find the items I happened to purchase.
Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm
I thought the reviews on Sephora’s website was interesting, so I decided on purchasing this lip balm. I’m looking for something that will work overnight as according to a personal review that was a major point. I will post my review about this lip balm in a later post.
OCC Lip Tar Trio Matte OCC Lip Tar Matte Color Vivid: Harlot, Nylon & Trollop
How could I resist not purchasing this exclusive limited edition OCC Lip Tar, after all they were already on sale…… These colours are so cute.
Sephora Collection: Professional Slim Pencil Sharpener Image Source: Sephora
A good sharpener is essential for all those slim eye/lip pencil, so this sharpener was my pick from the Sephora’s website…
Beauty Blender Cleanser
I have so many beauty blenders, so I definitely had to get a full size cleanser.
Sephora Beauty Insider B’day Gift Make Up Forever Lipstick and Mascara
Since October is my birthday month and I’m a Beauty Insider at Sephora I received this deluxe sample size lipstick and mascara complimentary from Make Up Forever.
Givenchy Mascara Volume Extreme
I redeem my Beauty Insider points for this Givenchy Mascara. Points are earned from purchased items, 100 points was use towards this item.
I also scored 3 perfume samples, namely:
These perfume samples are good for my purse.What did you get with your 20% off coupon code?Did you splurge?Are you a Sephora Beauty Insider, VIB or Rouge?
- Elizabeth and James Nirvana Muguet Peony Musk for her
- Burberry Brit Rhythm for her
- Gucci Guilty Black
The Surface.Pro by Beauty Blender is a super sleek and modern palette use to download, mix, match and customize makeup. The Surface.Pro Palette is a very thick acrylic disc that has a five numbered film and storage wells which are used to retain custom makeup mixes.
Instead of using the back of your hand you can simply use the Surface.Pro to find your shade just by holding up the Surface.Pro to your face and match the appropriate color and retain the color in one of the five wells. Makeup mixes often stain the hand and it is difficult to take the color of your hands for a later use but with surface.pro you can take it off and retain it in one of the five wells.You can easily apply from the palette to your face using any beauty tool of your choice.
The spatula is a super soft silicon stick that is flexible, it will not scratch the palette and it makes mixing makeup way much easier. After the creation of custom mixes of makeup simply take the spatula and collect the custom mix from the palette and deposit it into the surface wells to use at a later date.
The Numbered Film
The numbered film that is included should be used to cover the wells so that you can remember your custom mixture by writing on the number what product you used to create that custom makeup.
What can I mix using Surface.Pro?
With the Surface.Pro you can mix blushes, lipsticks, foundations, concealers and even lip glosses to get that desired shade. You can simply place your mixture in the wells and use it straight from the palette, the snap lid will also allow you to keep the custom mixes safe, secure and fresh for use at another time.
The Surface.Pro is easy to maintain, it can be used with the blender cleanser or alcohol and tissue.
Surface.Pro Beauty Hacks1. To create a custom cream blush, use the surface.pro and mix the lipstick color of your choice with a drop of liquid foundation.2. To get that shade of lipstick but no idea where to find that specific color. Mix a shade or two of similar to the color that you are admiring using a lipstick and loose eyeshadow to get that perfect combination. For eg. To make a black lipstick you can use a purple lipstick and mix it together with a black eyeshadow.3. For a one-step application mix primer and foundation together using your Surface.Pro.4. Use Vaseline and loose pigments to create a custom lip tint.
5. Mix lip gloss with a drop of peppermint for a fuller plumping lip pout.
What are your thoughts on the Surface.Pro? Would you purchase it or use some other alternatives? Do you own it?