I bought a new eyeshadow brush set a few months ago and wanted to test the brushes for a while before reviewing the set. The set I bought contains 4 lightweight, multipurpose brushes.
The brushes are packaged in a standard clear plastic box. The packaging of this product is unremarkable, but I do like how sleek and travel-friendly each brush is. The brushes have slim, matte handles in various shades of pink.
What is it?
This brush set contains four brushes to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner:
- Crease brush
- All-over shadow brush
- Smudge brush
- Liner brush
The quality of this brush set is surprising, given the small size of each brush. The bristles are soft, pliable and smooth on the eyelid. Each brush is small, but the size makes them ideal for precisely applying and blending eyeshadow.
Tips for using each brush
I typically use each brush for a specific type of eye makeup. The liner brush has a flat, slanted tip to apply eyeliner. I use the fluffier smudge brush to blend shadow into my lid and crease. I mainly use the all-over shadow brush to apply shades to my lid and brow bone. The smudge brush is ideal for layering darker shadows on the outer corner of my eye.
Sephora Collection Eye Brush sets are perfect if you are looking for brushes that are smaller, light and easy to use. The 4-piece set retails for $20 at Sephora.
Micellar cleansing water helps draw dirt and impurities from the skin while gently cleansing it. I bought a bottle of Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water to substitute my regular makeup remover. I use it mainly for that purpose, but was pleasantly surprised with it’s other benefits!
The product comes in a large, transparent bottle that is lightweight. The cap features a push-top with a hole for dispensing the product. One thing to note about the cap is that it is easy to spill excess cleanser unless it is tightly closed. Despite the size of the bottle, it is easy to transport when I am on-the-go. The product features the Sephora logo, and is simple and clean.
The first thing I notice when I opened this product was the fresh, grassy scent. This light fragrance is refreshing to use at the end of each day. I dispense the cleanser onto a cotton ball to remove makeup. While it does not remove all my makeup in one swipe, it does effectively remove it well. Once my makeup is removed my skin feels refreshed and lightly hydrated. My skin is sensitive and I was initially hesitant to use the product because some makeup removers tend to cause irritation on my skin. After 1-2 uses of this cleansing water, I did not experience any breakouts.
Like the name suggests, this cleansing water deliver specific benefits:
- Cleanses the skin to remove makeup, oil and impurities
- Formulated with Hydrosenn+, a natural ingredient that hydrates the skin
How to use it
Open the lid and dispense the product onto a cotton ball or tissue. Gently wipe your face, eyes, and lips to remove makeup. This requires no rinsing.
This product works well as a gentle, effective makeup remover. I like to supplement with my regular makeup-remover wipes to give my skin a refreshing cleanse.
Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water retails for $15 at Sephora.
My beloved Kat Von D Tattoo Liner ran out last week. I prefer liquid liners, and scoped my local Sephora for a replacement. I found a waterproof liner from Sephora’s signature collection. It is matte black and waterproof. I was sold.
This eyeliner comes in a triangular container. The brush, slim and pointed, is attached to the cover. Each container of this eyeliner is reflective of its colour.
I tend to favor black eyeliner. This shade is an inky black that dries to a matte finish. It is called Black Lace.
Sephora Collection Waterproof Eyeliner comes in 6 shades:
- Starry Sky – Glitter Black
- Black Lace – Matte Black
- Surfin’ USA – Shimmery Turquoise
- Sailor Kiss – Matte Navy Blue
- Animal Instinct – Glitter Olive Green
- French Riviera – Golden Glitter
I test a waterproof eyeliner bases on how long it lasts without fading. Sephora Collection’s eyeliner wears comfortably for 6-8 hours without requiring a touch-up. It dries onto my lid within a few seconds of applying it.
I often stick to pure black eyeliner. After buying this one, I’m tempted to venture into the colorful shades offered in the collection!
Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner retails for $7 at Sephora.
I am always searching for a new highlighting product to try. I added a few Sephora Collection products into my daily beauty routine and picked up this product during that shopping trip. The gorgeous pink colour drew me to this product.
Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops are a liquid highlight. The product is contained within a small bottle. I like the unique dropper attachment that you use to dispense the product. It makes the product easier to use. The package is a pale pink colour, reflective of the highlight contained within it. It is lightweight and durable.
Though the product is liquid, it has a smooth texture. It is slightly runny when applying to the face, but blends well into the skin. The highlight has a subtle glitter in it, and this transfers beautifully to the skin. It gives the skin a brightness that does not appear shiny or sticky. The product is buildable. I enjoy this quality in a highlight product, it allows you to apply the product subtly or with more intensity.
How to Use It
I like to blend the product into my skin with a beauty blender or my fingertips. Unscrew the cover of the product and press the top of it to absorb the product into the dropper attachment. Press again to dispense the product onto the skin, brush or sponge.
This highlight is available in three colours:
- Ultralight – Luminous gold/bronze
- Starlight – Iridiscent pink with shimmery undertones
- Morning Light – Champagne with shimmer
I own the colour Starlight. On my skin it is a shimmery, glossy pink.
Sephora Collection products offer quality at a good price, and this highlight is no exception. I wear it when I feel like brightening up my face makeup, or pair it with a pink makeup palette. Sephora Collection Radiant Aluminizing Drops retail for $19 at Sephora.