I mentioned purchasing the Paint it Pink set in my Value Sets post. I’ve had some time to put it through the ringer now. Today, I’ll share a brief snippet of my thoughts on each item. Full posts for each will follow.
Sephora Paint it Pink Value Set, $40
First up, the beautyblender. Is there much to say? It’s the original and best edgeless sponge. I don’t believe there is such a thing as too many of these.
The Tarte Blush in Blissful is everything I want in a matte blush. You see, I disagree with the idea of an ultra-pigmented blush. I want a semi-sheer blush so it is harder for me to screw up and look like a clown. It is pretty, not as light in tone as e.l.f. Tickled Pink or Milani Luminoso, but it can be built-up if you wish it.
I’m already familiar with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula, so we already know that’s lovely – but man, pink eyeshadow is SO underrated. I was worried that Urban Decay Stash would be too cool for me, but it is truly lovely. I like blending it with Freelove.
This Laura Mercier Velour Lovers lipstick is my first Laura Mercier product; if the line is as good as this lipstick, I want more. This set is so full of surprises for me; I didn’t know what to expect from the color. When I twisted up the bullet I winced, but as it happens I’m pretty happy. I probably wouldn’t have purchased it outside the set, as it’s a bright, rich, blue-toned pink – but I do like it more than I thought. I’ll wear it, but still probably wouldn’t repurchase on its own.
I’ve only ever tried they’re Real! by Benefit, so it was nice to try Roller Lash. I definitely prefer the shorter-bristled wands in general – so far, I’m pleased with its performance. Both this and they’re Real! are a bit spendy for my preferences in mascara, but if I could get it on sale or in more sets like this, I’ll do so gladly!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold also had me worried at first – worried that it would be too dark. I was surprised to find that not only was it not too dark did it provide a subtle highlighting effect without making me look like a disco ball.
The MUFE gloss is a sheer pink that, frankly, doesn’t do much on its own. The wand is one of those nouveau super flexible wands, but the flocked fabric seemed to have a rip in it. The product itself is sticky. It’s a let-down.
I hoped Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Baby Love would satisfy my recent craving for a neutral, nude pink polish, but I was over it after FIVE coats without reaching opacity. Lunacy. It’s good if you want something that sheer, or a no-polish-polish look, perhaps, but that is not typically my preference for lacquer.
All in all this set was a win; only two products were disappointing, and despite not knocking it out of the park they aren’t completely useless. Did you pick up this set? What did you think?