Well folks, I finally saved up my Sephora points for a big perk instead of blowing them on mini 100 point perks. I jumped on this NARS "Cult Favorites" set as soon as I saw it in the 500 point perk section!
It's kind of a funny story how I even managed to get these points. Throughout the years that I've been purchasing from Sephora, somehow I managed to sign up online with my junk email, then gave them my student email in store for my Beauty Insider card. So, I ended up getting double birthday gifts, double coupons, and double free gifts - kinda sweet if you ask me. BUT I was never able to reach enough points for big perks until I realized I could combine the points on my Beauty Insider card with my online account. Looks like I'm out of luck on all of the "extra" rewards. However, I was able to finally reach VIB status by combining my points.
The set came with a mini "Deep Throat" Blush, mini Satin Lip Pencil in "Rikugien", mini Larger Than Life Liner in "Via Veneto", and sample packet of Smudge Proof Shadow Base.
Of course, I think any makeup addict would be excited to receive the ever so raved about NARS blush. "Deep Throat" is a true coral pink. It has a bit of shimmer to it but nothing you can detect once applied.
I'm totally obsessed with the Satin Lip Pencil!"Rikugien" (no clue how this is pronounced) is the perfect every day color. Although, I found that it didn't have a long wearing formula which was a bit disappointing. The color is definitely on point though!
"Via Veneto" has been a classic black liner with a reputation on YouTube for being completely waterproof. I would have to agree, I only wore it in my waterline but it managed to stay there all day.
The shadow base packet was nothing exciting. Unfortunately I just ordered the full size version of it and I have to be honest, I'm not impressed. I still need to give it a few more tries though.
Overall I love the set. I would have definitely preferred another mini product over the sample packet but you can't have it all in any value set! If you're a NARS lover or are looking to try some of the classic products, this would be a great way to spend your points!
Thanks for reading!
Until next time....