At this very moment, there are two awesome value sets available at Sephora and Ulta, and I thought I would share with you what is inside each one.
First is Sephora's Paint It Pink, which is a multi-brand box full of (you guessed it) pink items:
This set is $40, and comes with three full-size items: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Scratch; Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in French Kiss; and a BeautyBlender sponge
I didn't take an individual pic of the BeautyBlender. I think you get the idea.
The rest are deluxe samples, which I am super excited to have, because among them are a couple items that I don't mind having and that I wouldn't have bought on their own anyway, like this BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pressed Rose Gold:
I've heard a TON about BECCA highlighters, but to me they are pricey, because I'm not super into highlighters, and therefore would never bother to spend that much on a full-size one. And I love rose gold.
There is also a deluxe-size of Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blush in Blissful:
I do own a full-size blush from Tarte, and it's super pigmented and awesome, but for some reason, I had a lot of trouble swatching Blissful. I'm sure it was an anomaly, but it was kind of a bummer. I will have to use a really stiff brush to pick up product.
And I didn't photograph them, but we also got a deluxe-sized BeneFit Roller Lash (which is currently my favorite mascara), a teeny tiny MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss in shade 202, and a nail polish from Deborah Lippmann in Baby Love.
|BECCA Rose Gold, Tarte Blissful, UD Scratch|
|Laura Mercier French Kiss, MUFE 202|
This box is a tremendous value, considering how the BeautyBlender alone is $20 and the UD eyeshadow is $18, and all of the deluxe-sized items are high quality, on-trend items in decent packaging too - these aren't disposable sample packets or anything. And the variety of products is enough to put together a basic look (with some of your own products, of course) - eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails.
At Ulta, you can find Urban Decay's Urban Essentials Eye Kit, and yes, they are all UD, and they are all eye products, but it's still a tremendous value, because there are six full-size products and a deluxe-sized Primer Potion:
If I'm being honest, what really drew mem to this set is the vault-style box that it comes in. I have no need to buy an actual UD vault (I'm not going to spend hundreds on shades I already own), but I couldn't resist this one.
In addition to the small UDPP, it comes with three full-sized eyeshadows (Bordello, Sellout, and Psychedelic Sister) and three full-sized eyeliners (Demolition, Psychedelic Sister, and Zero). I would need to supplement with some mattes, but otherwise, this is the perfect set of spring eye colors.
|Top: Zero, Demolition, Psych Sister|
Bottom: Sellout, Bordello, Psych Sister
In fact, if you happened to buy both the Sephora and Ulta sets, you could throw the four UD eyeshadows into one of their empty Build-Your-Own Palettes, and then you'd be good to go.
The Urban Essentials set is $48, and again, it comes with SIX full-sized products and one deluxe-sized one.
Spring is in the air. Are you in love with these sets too?