May Sephora Play Box

Tadaaaaaa here’s what I got in my May Box:

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet

What it is:
A bestselling oil-free, ultra-lightweight soothing and hydrating gel-cream.

Solutions for:
– Dryness
– Dullness and uneven texture
– Fine lines and wrinkles

Suggested Usage:
-Apply Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet morning and evening on face and neck after Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum.
-Avoid the eye contour.
Vinotherapie spa tip: store in the fridge for a refreshing burst of cool moisture.

My overall thoughts:
This moisturizer was okay, nothing mind blowing. But I’m definitely going to try putting it in the fridge to use as a refreshing cool moisturizer! What a genius idea???

Veil Mineral Primer

What it is:
An oil-free primer with a silky, airy texture that leaves a smooth canvas for makeup, while reducing the look of redness, pores, and wrinkles.

What it does:
With a texture unlike any other, this silky primer extends the wear of makeup while also concealing redness, minimizing the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and providing broad spectrum SPF 15 for a perfect complexion that lasts. It leaves a smooth, even surface so that foundation effortlessly glides on and stays put for all-day makeup wear. This unique primer has an airy, silky cloud-like texture and layers onto skin without added weight or a greasy after feel. It delivers Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sun protection with mineral-derived sunscreens. It’s ideal for all skin types, even sensitive, blemish-prone skin, and it repels water so makeup stays looks freshly applied all day long.

How to use:
-Apply a half to one pump of Veil Mineral Primer to clean, moisturized skin prior to concealer, foundation, and powder application.
-The primer works with any cream, liquid, and powder foundation.

My overall thoughts:
I LOVE that this primer has SPF especially because its summer now. It helped keep my makeup on all day, despite me feeling like I’m melting! Highly recommend.

Tattoo Liner

What it is:
A liquid eyeliner with an innovative brush tip for effortless, precise application.

What it does:
Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible brush tip glides across the lashline for incredibly fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease. Unlike traditional felt tip liners, this brush tip will not fray.

How to use:
-For a subtle defining line, lightly drag the brush tip across the base of your lash line from the inner to the outer corner, pressing the brush as close to the lash roots as possible.
-Use less pressure to create a thinner line and add more pressure to create a bolder line or continue to layer until you achieve desired definition.
-For best results, wipe brush tip with a damp tissue before applying to prevent powder build-up, which may cause Tattoo Liner to dry out.

My overall thoughts:
Kat Von D is one of my favorite brands and this liner did not disappoint! I LOVE IT! The liner is stiff, dark, and precise. SO happy to have it and add it to my shortlist of favorite eyeliners.

Lash Mascara

What it is:
An intensely volumizing mascara for bigger, fuller lashes.

What it does:
Transform lashes with this ultra-volumizing mascara. The vitamin-enriched, clump-resistant formula deepens, darkens, and thickens while the curvy, hourglass-shaped brush evenly coats lashes from root to tip.

How to use:
-To avoid dark, messy circles: apply mascara to the top side of lower lashes.
-Lashes are naturally thicker at roots, so apply mascara on tips first to thicken them.
-Sweep on mascara from root to tip to get them truly voluptuous.
-Brush on mascara in thin layers, applying as many coats as desired.

My overall thoughts:
Works great!! I’ve been a fan of Buxom mascara for a while. I’m particularly a fan of their wands and have kept my old Buxom wants because they are stiff and great at separating lashes to avoid clumpiness. Glad to add this to my collection!

Wave Spray

What it is:
A weightless texture hair mist infused with rice protein to add hold for effortlessly chic, undone hair.

Key benefits:
– Creates beachy waves
– Enhances texture and builds body
– Give hair memory and shine

How to use:
-Shake it up.
-Mist damp or dry hair from a distance of eight to 10 inches for easy, undone texture and enhanced natural waves. Or, just hit the roots for extra volume.

My overall thoughts:
This is super sticky and I had to wash my hands a few times because I used my hands to kinda scrunch my hair. HOWEVER, it works super well! I actually loved how this made my hair looked and it helped reduce some frizz while making my hair look super healthy.

Clémentine California Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume

This sunny composition, built around Clémentine from California, sets off the sweet, citrusy fruit with green notes of juniper and the tang of mandarin. The heart of intriguing star anise and a hint of pepper blends over a distinctively warm base of Haitian vetiver, sandalwood, and cypress.

Clementine, Mandarin, Juniper Berries, Star Anise, Sichuan Pepper, Basilica, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Cypress.

Fruity. Green. Sweet.

My overall thoughts:
I would wear this! It is not an absolute favorite, BUT I actually like this and love that I have a sample to take around with me on the go… especially this summer when B.O. is a real problem LOL.


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