So the other day I got this in the mail.
A care package from Sephora! (I like to think of it as my birthday present, it being Audruary and all. Hahahaha.) Thanks for the package Sephora team! I’m normally super boring and only stick to tried and tested brands so this is a great opportunity for me to test and review new products. Ok ahem review starts nao.
Can’t ever say no to new cleansers!
Squeezed out a pea sized amount and used. It’s a cleanser (as opposed to a face wash) so it’s equipped with makeup removal properties. As expected instead of squeaky clean and dry, it left my skin feeling like a slight moist layer was over it. Verdict: 7/10
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
This is a “skin resurfacer”. Apparently a bestseller, it uses a low PH delivery system to remove or prevent the proliferation of sun damage, pigmentation, and wrinkles. It’s supposed to be like an overnight facial that revitalizes the skin to get rid of tired and aging skin cells to greatly improve the complexion.
To use, you soak a cotton pad with it and gently run it on your face. I’m all up for skin revitalization! But I have crazy sensitive and dry skin so the glycolic acid which is a key ingredient, stung a little bit. Verdict: 6/10
Light Time Open Eyes is supposed to do just that – tighten your eye area for a more refreshed, awake look!
Love the packaging too. It’s a tube with a metal applicator fixed to the top. You squeeze the product out, and dab it on your eye area. And use the metal applicator to gently spread the cream under and above your eyes. I really liked this! I think my eye area after that did look a bit firmer. Verdict: 8/10
Sephora personalized brushes
Possibly my favorite items in the package! I loooove personalized items! Totally didn’t expect my name to be engraved on them too omg I will never throw them away no matter how ‘chui’ they get hahahaha.
Foundation stippling brush
Blush contour brush
Winged liner brush
Foundation stippling brush
Of course this brush is great. I already like Sephora’s in house brand and their quality is assured. The brush feels good and heavy and bristles are soft yet strong. Blended my foundation well! No moulting issues hehe.
Marc Jacobs Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil
The shade they sent me was Taupe 2 which is great to match my bleached hair hahaha. I’m a fan of the packaging, so elegant and luxe looking.
Unfortunately I am super fussy with brow pencils. I prefer more pigmented ones so it’s easier to draw my sparse brows, and this Marc Jacobs one is too light for my liking. I have to keep sketching for a very light effect. Of course, if that’s what you prefer, do get this. Verdict: 5/10
Shadow Brush and Winged Liner Brush
Same comments as for the foundation brush! Both brushes feel solid and high quality. Shadow brush’s bristles were soft and great for blending. As for the liner brush. I normally use liquid eyeliner (either brush or pen type) so my gel eyeliner dried up a bit wtf. The brush I used for gel eyeliner was really small too so it was a big change using a biggish brush like this one. The bristles felt soft to the touch but when I dipped it into my half dried gel liner, I think the gel stiffened the bristles a bit FML. Became quite prickly leh! Until tears sprang to my eyes wtf.
However, the effect is gorgeous! My eyeliner skills are quite amateurish la, like if my hand shake a bit you can see a crooked line already wtf. This brush suddenly made it look like a professional makeup artist did my eyes hahahaha. Like my eyeliner was subtle yet made my eyes pop. And the way the eyeliner went on really blended with the eyeshadow so it looks like my eyeshadow darkened until the rims of my eyes naturally.
It was gorgeous.
Another look at my eye makeup. Verdict: 9/10
Eyes done, time for cheeks!
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush
This is Oh My Gosh.
Okay holy mama this blush is PIGMENTED. I had no idea and used the Blush Contour brush to really dip in and swirl. When I started to apply on my cheeks I got a shock cos look like monkey backside hahahahahaha. Faster rubbed away a bit hahaha.
I like the color though, it’s coral-ish and makes my complexion look very healthy! I would recommend setting your foundation with powder first though so the blusher gets blended better. And definitely use a light hand because it’s super buildable! Verdict: 8/10
Laqa & Co Lip Lube
It’s a lip balm! At first I wasn’t sure cos it’s also quite pigmented for a lip balm.
This shade is Honey Pot. It comes off a nice sheer pink so you don’t look like you’re trying too hard at 2 pm wtf. There’s peppermint in it too. ^^ Verdict: 6.5/10
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss
Layered this Marc Jacobs lip gloss over the Lip Lube and it comes off very natural and pretty! I think it’s a polished yet simple look suitable for work or every day wear. I normally don’t really like lip glosses – hair sticks to it, too sticky, some sting my lips wtf dunno why. This one is pretty decent though. The shade is French Tickler. Verdict: 6/10
Nude Stix Lip Pen Gloss
I like nifty packaging like this! It’s basically a pen brush and you twist the bottom to get the gloss flowing into the brush. Swipe the brush over your lips and you’re done. I received the Nude Stix in Nudity so it’s a nude shade. I approve of the creamy look of it and the nude color! I think like 7-8 years ago I was super into nude lips and bought the nudest of the nudes wtf until I looked sick wtf. This shade is like a slightly rosy brown which complements my skin tone wonderfully. Verdict: 7.5/10
OMG this is the prettiest color of all. T_______T
This lip color is called So Sofia and it’s this gorgeous rich shade of bright orange + pink. They say everyone looks good in red lips but I don’t think red suits me all that much.
I like pink but besides fuchsia, other pinks either make me look pale or damn dark wtf. And orange on its own is just weird.
This color is the perfect shade for my skin I love it. T___T It’s bright and fun, makes my look that much more interesting and my skin looks wonderful hahaha.
The lipstick glides on smoothly. It’s creamy and matte and just damn cute la hahaha. Matte lippies can sometimes be drying but this one isn’t. Lasting power also very good, stayed for hours. Doesn’t rub off on my teeth. Hahaha. Super super love it. Verdict: 10/10
So which look is your favorite? The reason why Sephora so sweetly sent me a care package is because…. Sephora is now online in Malaysia and Singapore!!!!
IT’S ABOUT TIME YO!! Sephora Online is finally here!!! This will be the death of me (and my wallet). Many times I’ve gone to a Sephora store only to be disappointed that some items are out of stock so it’s awesome I have the option of purchasing online now without needing to go out. 🙂 Purchases will be delivered internationally between 5 – 6 business days. They already have a decent selection available on Sephora.my and the variety is slated to expand over the coming months. I’ve heard a lot about Moonshot so I can’t wait for it to come online too!
Complete product list
Balance Me Collagen Boost Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
This Works Light Time Open Eyes
Marc Jacobs Brow Wow Defining Longwear Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe 2
Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in Oh My Gosh
Laqa & Co Lip Lube in Honey Pot
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer Lipgloss in French Tickler
Nude Stix Lip Pen Gloss in Nudity
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Cream Lipstick in So Sofia
This post was written in collaboration with Sephora Online