January 20, 2016

Sephora Birthday Gift 2016 - Photos and Swatches

This year there are two gifts from Sephora for Beauty Insiders - Marc Jacobs Beauty and Fresh Skincare Duo. I have a VIB status at Sephora and picked up the Marc Jacobs set yesterday. Just wanted to let you know that these sets are available in store and online and can be redeemed in your birthday month. I always skip the skincare set because I really don't know if I would like it so I always get the makeup one because its more fun. I do like the Fresh set too but I already have the soy cleanser and I can always pick up a sample of the rose mask from store, so it did not look so appealing to me. Here are the pics and the swatches of the Marc Jacobs birthday set that I got and a mini review at the end.
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016 
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Photo from Sephora.ca
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016 
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016 

Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Le Marc Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer

Sephora Birthday Gift 2016
Sephora Birthday Gift 2016 
I never tried any Marc Jacobs Beauty products because they never looked interesting to me. I was more in to Burberry and Chanel last year so this was a great way to know the brand. I love love love the eyeliner. Its a mini but still a twist pencil which is so amazing. It beautiful on lids and so black!! Puts my black eyes to shame.

The lipstick is a bit of a let down for me. Its got good amount of pigmentation and seems to stain lips slightly, which I like, to be honest. The issue I have is the heavy feel of it. It's a natural looking satin finish which feels like I have a thick lip balm on. Yes, it does moisturize but I really did not enjoy it. The shade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a lovely neutral deep rose pink shade.  Wish the formula was light weight on this one. The cute mini is only 1gm of lipstick, when the full size is 3.4gm. So cute.

The Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner is 0.37gm or 0.01oz which is the same size as a full size eye liner. I just double checked on Sephora's website. Check it out yourself too.

Swatches -
Le Marc Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Highliner Gel Crayon in Blacquer
Overall, I like it as a freebie from Sephora :)
Are you excited to pick yours? Which one will you get? Fresh or Marc Jacobs?