Another reason to look forward to your birthday every year: some businesses give you free gifts! In addition to Sephora, I love to pick up my free food/drink item from Starbucks on my birthday.
This year, the Sephora birthday gift is your choice of either a Tarte set including a blush and a lip paint, or a Caudalie set including a moisturizer and a serum. As you can tell from the images below, I chose the Tarte set!
According to the box, these products are exclusive new shades, but you are still able to purchase the full-size products.
One thing I noticed while swatching this lip paint was that the colour is a lot more brown/orange than it seems in the tube. It looks pinky/nude in the tube, but looks a lot darker on the skin.
The lip paint has a thick consistency, which I expected since it’s called a “paint”. It took about 10 minutes to dry completely (I applied two coats) and once it’s dry it passes the kiss test. I haven’t tried eating anything while wearing the lipstick, but I’m sure it would need a bit of a touch up afterwards.
I did notice that it transferred onto my teeth soon after I applied it. Hopefully once it is fully dried that is less of a problem.
The blush is definitely very subtle, in a swatch and once applied to the face. It looks great for a natural everyday makeup look.
Overall, this is a very nice gift set! I’m not sure if I like the shade of the lip paint on my lips, but I do like the formula.
Did you get the Sephora birthday gift this year? If you did, did you choose the makeup or the skin care set? What are your thoughts about it?
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