Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sephora Favorites Superstars Beauty Essentials - Superstar Value!

I was lucky enough to get a 20% off coupon code through their employee appreciation sale. One of the things I picked up was their Superstars Beauty Essentials kit because it came with ten products (FIVE of them are full size) for $75 before the discount. It has a nice mixture of products, and they most of them stand out to me a cult classics that beauty fanatics rave about.

The set comes packaged in a nice cardboard box tied with a glittery red ribbon. The outside of the box is a shiny red that I couldn't get a good picture of because I kept getting glare like you see in the picture above. Once the products and insert are removed, this will be a nice storage box.


The Products

*Note* I only did detailed pictures of the colored makeup products in this set.


Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil - .5 fl oz - $14 value -   I have another smaller sample of this oil, but I've only used it once or twice. I just ordered some essential oils to add to this and make it more of a skin treatment for acne-prone skin with acne scars.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate - .5 fl oz - $19 value - I have another one of these that is almost gone. I LOVE this product, so I'm glad to have another one waiting in the wings. It is a scrub that also has enzymes in it, so it exfoliates two ways. It smells like clove to me, which isn't my favorite smell, but I don't mind it.

 Makeup Forever HD Powder - .035 oz - $3.20 value - I'm  not overly excited about this one. It's just 100% silica powder, and I already have silica powder from TKB Trading, where you can get a full ounce of product for $4.95. I'll use it, and I'll try and compare it with the TKB silica, but I can't see it being that much different.

 Chloe Perfume Rollerball - .2 fl oz - $25 value - This is a nice floral perfume that I will enjoy using.

 Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - .33 fl oz - $18 value - This claims to be a water-resistant primer with SPF 15. Like most primers it says it with minimize the look of fine lines and pores and make your makeup stay on longer. I've only tried this once so far.

Benefit They're Real Mascara - .3 oz - $23 value (full size) - This mascara hasn't been on the market for very long, but it was an instant success. The feature that stands out with this mascara is the brush, which has bristles around the tip of the brush. I didn't take a picture of it because I'm not ready to use this mascara yet, and I don't want to open it until I do. You can see the brush here.

Sephora Microsmooth Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Sunset - 1.8 g - $17 value? (full size) - This is a nice trio that seems like it would work for most skintones.



Nars Orgasm Blush - 4.8 g - $28 value (full size) - This product is just about the epitome of cult classic products. I have heard of some people who don't care for it, but they are few and far between. It's a pretty peachy-pink blush with gold shimmer.



Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner - .016 fl oz - $20 value (full size) - I have very limited experience with liquid liners. This will be fun for me to play with. I like that it has a fine, felt tip.



Buxom Big & Healthy Lipgloss in Dolly - .15 fl oz - $19 value (full size) - From the limited amount of time that I've had with this set, this gloss is my surprise favorite. It's a pretty plummy colored gloss with gold shimmer. It isn't sticky and gives a slight tingling sensation on the lips. My only minor complaint is that the tube itself is really bulky.


 

Total Value: $186.20 - The box claims that it is $189 value. I'm guessing the difference comes from the HD powder (I had to calculate the price based on a full size, and mini sizes tend to cost more) and maybe the Sephora eye shadow (I couldn't find this exact product listed online).

 Final Thoughts

This is a great set! It would be great for someone who wants to try out a bunch of new things for a great price or for someone who already loves these cult favorites and wants to get a great deal on them. Sephora is supposed to be having a VIB/BI sale soon, so that would be a great time to pick this set up!

I also picked up the In the Glow Sephora Favorites set, and I'll try and get up pictures/first impressions of that one by the beginning of next week.

What do you think? Is this set going on your wishlist? Do you have a favorite product from this set?

24 comments:

  1. Argh New Zealand desperately needs Sephora (well I need it). Our cosmetics are too overpriced! Looks like you got some great things there.
    Thank you for linking up to Followers to Friend's blog hop, I hope you met some cool new bloggy friends :)
    Happy Halloween x

    P.S. Shabby Apple are giving away a dress on my blog if you want to enter! http://www.sweetpeasylvie.com/2012/11/im-stylish-breastfeeding-mama-shabby.html

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    1. I'm sorry you don't have a Sephora and have to deal with overpriced makeup. :-( I know I'm very lucky to have the access that I have to products.

      I am loving blog hops! I am certainly finding some great people to follow. Thanks for the reminder about your giveaway.

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  2. This looks like a great set!

    gl0ssi.blogspot.ca

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  3. Hi,

    i found you through the monday blues blog hop and i am liking your blog! keep up the good work!

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  4. This is a great set! Too bad this is not available in my Sephora anymore!

    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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    1. That stinks that you can't get it anymore. :-(

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  5. I'm loving the subtlety. love.

    Aloha,
    Happily following you now from the "friends" hop. I'd so love it if you'd join me at Localsugarhawaii.com where we're riding the wave of life together, one adventure at a time.

    I wanted to personally invite you too to join me and our beautiful team for An Aloha Affair-- it's a new sort of way of being/ growing together in a more meaningful way and we're truly committed to you having a great experience-- I hope you'll join us... save ya a spot?...

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  6. 20% off is such a great deal! I love how Sephora has lots of sets. It is nice to be able to try a bunch of new products at once! You have a very nice blog!

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    1. Yep...20% off sales and value sets are my downfalls, so putting them together is a dangerous combination. :-)

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  7. Ahh pretty!!! I love each and every one of these product and I bought them individually in the past so I still have nost of them but I agree with 20% off, it is a great deal. Anyway, followed you from the blog hop. Pls kindly follow back? Thanks so much.

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    1. Glad to know you've tried and love all of these. I'm really enjoying playing with them, and so far, I've liked all of them.

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  8. I really want to get this kit but I held myself back because I went a little crazy and bought most of the rest of the sephora favorites lol. I actually just reviewed In The Glow sample set by sephora favorites!


    New follower, Follow back?

    www.simplyblushed.com

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    1. I always want to get the Lash Stash set and the perfume sampler set, but then I stop myself. I got the In the Glow set too, and I really like it.

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  9. I heart Sephora-- I do I do.

    Aloha "hopping" by a little late to say "hi". I wanted to personally invite you to to join An Aloha Affair. It's a sweet gathering of creative souls. We'll mingle and grow and share our work so that we can get to know each other in meaningful ways. I'd love it if you'd join us, 'save ya a spot?...

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  10. I loved the in the glow set they had such cute stuff and make my face glow during the winter. This set looks good too! I love Sephora, always justify purchases there since everything is such high quality

    Following you from the Followers Friends blog hop and would love if you could visit us at http://prettysquared.blogspot.com

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    1. Their value sets are my downfall! I always want them.

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  11. I ordered this set and I can't wait to get it..
    I ordered the on the glow one and the 10 or 12 hand cream set

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    1. Sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun playing when your order arrives. Enjoy your new goodies!

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  12. I asked for this for Christmas!! I hope that I get it. I asked when it was still online and not sold out and mentioned that it would probably sell out quickly. Ah!

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    1. I hope someone got it for you before it sold out!

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