In case you didn't know, if you're a Beauty Insider, which is free to sign up for, you can get a free little birthday goodie from Sephora during your birthday month. I would recommend signing up if you haven't already! I reviewed last year's Beauty Insider Gift here.
|A little message on the back|
Inside the box was a travel sized mascara and lipstick. I didn't want to open the mascara yet since I'm still using Benefit's They're Real! Mascara from last year :D I don't wear makeup very often and when I do, I just wear mascara, bb cream, and a lip tint. When I use the Makeup Forever mascara, I'll be sure to review it!
You can also see how small the mascara and lipstick are compared to my iPod. I don't know why but the lipstick starts so low. You can't really see in the picture but there's a lot of space between where the lipstick ends and where the rim starts. There could've been at least 1/3 more product ಠ_ರೃ
|There could've been more product ;;|
As you can see, there isn't a lot of product but the lipstick is travel sized so it's understandable. I'd say the lipstick is about the size of my pinky but I have pretty small pinkies :o The actual lipstick bullet (is that what it's called?) is a little less than an inch. The mascara is a little longer than my middle finger.
The lipstick is a very natural color. It's a "my lips but better" color and since my lips are almost exactly this color already, it just smooths out my lips. It also has a good staying power since the swatch stayed on my wrist for a while despite my sleeve rubbing against it. It's moisturizing but the slightly glossy finish might disappear after eating. After showering, I could still see a the swatch although it was slightly lighter, so it tints your lips. The smell of the lipstick is kind of off putting though; it smells very perfume, artificial lipstick-y so if you dislike scented products, this might be a bit annoying. However, you can keep the mascara and gift the lipstick to a friend since the natural color will fit everyone.
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