A continuation of the last few posts, another perfect gift item for the makeup lover in your life (or, errmm, you). Sephora comes out with a Glitz and Glam set every year. The very first one I bought was when I was in Las Vegas a few years ago and I fell in love with the idea of the kit.
It comes with pretty, sparkly things usually geared towards holiday functions or going out. This year’s version is no exception and when it comes to holiday sparkle, this set will have you covered.
The set includes:
- Full Size Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy
- 0.11 oz Nars Lip Gloss in Gold Digger
- 0.17 oz Nails Inc™ Kensington Caviar Gel Effect Plumping Top Coat
- Full Size Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelèe
- 0.135 oz Lancôme Hypnôse Star in Noir Midnight
- 0.34 oz Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- 1 x Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Celebrity
- Full Size Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool
The set retails for $45 at Sephora. The price is amazing for what you are getting here. The liner and cheek color alone cost as much as the set! The bag is one of the best I’ve seen included in a set like this before.
I have not yet tried the gel top coat or the lashes but once I do I will update with my thoughts on those.
Josie Maran Pink Escape
I already have one of the Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelee’s so I knew I would like this. It’s a punchy-pink shade that adds a “came in from the cold” flush to cheeks. It’s a gel formula that is sheer or buildable depending on your preference.
Urban Decay Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy is a full-on creamy glitter shadow that I use over the top of another shadow look to glam it up for night wear. I pat this onto my eyelid with my fingertips to avoid excess fallout.
Swatches L-R: Urban Decay Space Cowboy, Josie Maran Pink Escape, NARS Gold Digger, Too Faced Liner
I’ve been wanting to try the Too Faced liner for some time. It’s an interesting concept. It has 3 individual prongs that help get in between your lashes for a more complete liner look. It’s a deep black and holds up nicely throughout the day.
I love the original version of NARS lipgloss but had not yet purchased the Larger then Life version. It’s sticky, but not overwhelmingly so. Gold Digger is a great nude shade chock-full of gold shimmer.
I love Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara (have gone through several tubes) so it’s no surprise that I like the Hypnose Star mascara that’s included here. It is, however, not as a good as my trusty Drama version.
(Wearing the Josie Maran Blush, Stila HD Beauty Balm and Lancome Mascara)
The surprise hit for me was the Stila Illuminating HD Beauty Balm. Wow. That stuff is amazing. I ordered a full size tube of it already. I like it *that* much. It provides a nice, smooth canvas for the rest of my makeup, evens out my skin tone and just gives a brightened look to my complexion. I had never heard of it before but I’m totally sold on it!
This set was a lot of fun and will add a nice touch of glam to any holiday look you’ll be sporting this season.