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Sephora Favorites Glow For It ✰ Review & Swatches

Sephora Favorites Glow For It (Review)

To everyone listening, let me tell it another times if you haven’t heard: “Sephora Favorites sets are a fantastic purchases”. Some of you may snob them because you already own most of the items included (guilty as charged!) or maybe you just don’t like smaller size products but you know what, I personally adore deluxe-size samples; they are travel friendly, are just the right amount to test or get a nice feel for the product, and they take less space in my stash… Nobody should underestimate the value of deluxe samples, period!

Sephora Favorites Glow For It is part of the newest collection that launched just in time for the coming Holiday Season. As soon as it hit the market, I bought it! It made sense since the Lancôme Highlighter alone retails for $36Cnd, the price listed for this entire set! A real no brainer, right? And now a week later, after playing with every product, here is my review …

Sephora Favorites Glow For It (Review)

 

from-the-website

What it is:
A multibranded sampler set of six liquid, powder, gel, cream, and oil highlighters—all in a collectible box.

This kit includes five deluxe everyday essentials, including one full size and five deluxe size luminizers for the perfect glow.

What it does: 

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Liquid perfects the skin with light-reflecting pearls for a dewy, natural-looking finish.

Benefit Cosmetics’ Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter creates a delicate, champagne glow with a soft-focus effect.

Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass – Radiance, a vitamin-rich concentrate can be used alone to hydrate and treat the skin, or infuse it into any product in your beauty regimen for the benefits of a potent, super-strength, hydrating serum.

Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder is designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight.

Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter has light-diffusing particles that deliver a natural-looking, soft-focused glow.

MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil has an easy, portable rollerball pen so you can achieve hydration from head to toe.

This set contains: 
♥0.68 oz/ 20 mL Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone
♥0.08 oz/ 2.5 g Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter in Champagne
♥0.10 oz/ 3 mL Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in C+ Lemongrass – Radiance
♥0.049 oz/ 1.4 g Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent Strobe Light
♥0.14 oz/ 3.9 g Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Glowing Lights 06 (Full Size)
♥ 0.1 oz/ 3.4 mL MILK MAKEUP Sunshine Oil

availability

Exclusively at Sephora: Limited Edition, retail price $30Us ($36Cnd)

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the-products

 

Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up (Deluxe sample) – Made In Italy

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

I’ve not recently  take inventory, but since this product is often included in many sets, let’s say I have some spares! Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a beautiful cream to powder very soft and natural highlighter but I just never use it. My fault, don’t blame the product! Seriously, it gives a beautiful natural complexion and it’s a great product to have around…

Would I buy the full size? Why would I since Sephora keeps on giving Deluxe Sample? To answer the question, NO I wouldn’t!


Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter in 06 Glowing Lights (Full Size) – Made In USA

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

I mainly bought this Glow for it set for this product which funny enough, is not normally available for Canadians but is on Sephora’s US website. My first impression was not a good one: at $36Cnd, the packaging feels super cheap (Cheap plastique).

Texture-wise, it mimics Color Pop “moussy” highlights! Lancôme maybe smoother to apply largely because of all the Dimethicone listed as the 1st ingredient; the product glides so well, and me preferred method of application is by using a brush. After playing with it for a few days, I unfortunately have to use a good setting powder on top, otherwise, after 4 hours, it’s gone (Bummer!)

The shade 06 is not ideal for light/fair skin girls, as it’s too dark!  I’ve somehow managed to use it under my blush and it’s working quite beautifully since the amount of shimmer is not over the top!

Note: You can use it as eyeshadow and it’s stunning with a good eye primer.

Would I purchase other shade? Nope, nothing special and I’m not sure if this product won’t dry up on me even if I close it very tight. And again, I hate the el cheapo packaging!


Cover Fx Custom Infusion Drops in Radiance (Deluxe sample) – Made In USA

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

I love these drops! First, I’m the biggest fan of Lemongrass scent so I was already smitten before trying it. After using it alone and mixed with my foundations, it actually did add radiance and moisturized too my already dryer fall/winter skin. It really gives an impeccable finish to my skin .

Would I buy the full size? YES, I’m sold on these drops and I want to try other ones.


Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Incadescent Light (Deluxe Sample) -Made In Italy

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)
Size Reference!

I normally use this strobing powder after I am done with my makeup routine and let me tell you that my face is flawless, glowing and definitely healthy-looking. The blurring effect is perfect, mature skin friendly or ideal for girls (or boys) who want just a subtle glow highlighter instead of the Disco Ball, Silver Surfer impression…

Would I buy the full-size? Yes, I totally would! It’s the perfect finishing touch, it’s so gorgeous.


Milk Makeup Sunshine Oil (Deluxe Sample) – Made In USA

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

Since this was my first encounter with Milk Makeup (a cruelty-free brand), I had no expectation. After a week, I have to praise its addictive lemon scent and this oil is great to use as spot treatment on dry patches. Plus, I really enjoy the rollerball applicator.

Would I buy the full size? Probably NOT since I do own better oils (they don’t smell as yummy though), but even if I would, Milk Makeup is not available in Canada. The retail Us price is a steep $38 so Canadians would have to probably pay more than $45 to get it…


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone (Travel Size) – Made In Germany

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

First of all, a big round of applause to Sephora for choosing any color other than the usual Opal (that we pretty all have…)! I was so happy to finally get my hands on Moonstone, the only one I hadn’t try so far and totally the one I prefer. This shade is perfect for pale girls, and it really gives a glow within.

My only complaint is that my tube is not even half full! Thank God, it doesn’t need much to create a beautiful effect.

Would I buy the full size? NO, the travel size is plenty enough for a lifetime of fun.

Sephora Favorites Glow for It Holiday 2016 (Review)

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Let’s put it this way, would I tell my best friend to rush and buy this set? Absolutely Not. Although all the products included are awesome, it’s a great value for money and you get to try six new or already loved items, I’m just not super excited about the Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Creme Highlighter, the REASON why I bought this set. I must admitted though that discovering the Cover Fx drops is a nice surprise and it heartens my choice. But all in all, I don’t know if I feel it was a good buy or not? In summary, if you don’t already own a ton of highlighters, this set could be amazing and very enjoyable!

Pssst! The box is super small and adorable, not that it matters but just saying! 😉

Will you buy this set and glow to the gods?

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.

 

 

 

 

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30 thoughts on “Sephora Favorites Glow For It ✰ Review & Swatches

  1. I was bummed I missed out on this one (it’s sold out online) but your review makes me feel just a little better. Though I’ve never tried any products in the kit so it would have a good buy for me. A friend picked up two of the other smaller Sephora Favorites sets for me while she was in the US so excited to get those!

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      1. I heard but I still want them. I need to swatch them though. I’m one of those that always wants to see items up close.. I love my Hourglass blush palette so Im hoping I will like this one.. But again.. We’ll see.. Haha

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      1. I have them too! Wet n Wild are really doing a great job on their products. I have to share a post soon for some Wet n Wild mini haul.. Hehe

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