|The packaging is just awesome and I love the creativity that went into it. You can purchase this for $60 at QVC. When this first came out, they had a ton of promotional prices on it, so you may be able to stumble across this at a lower price.|
I actually won this from Beautystat. They are a wonderful company that reviews all things makeup and beauty and it seems like they are always hosting giveaways. It is also the most random way I discovered them. I checked my twitter one day and saw that I had a follower request and it was from them. I usually don't pay attention to most requests, because of the fact that I have never heard from them and afraid that it may be a spammer. For some reason I decided to follow them and check them out. I am so, so happy that I did, because this is now a regularly visited site for me now.
Okay, back on track. I entered for the collection and ended up being one of the winners. So after using it, I knew I had to tell you all about it. So this is what was in the package.
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-The Balance N Brighten Foundation which retails for $30 alone on QVC
-The Baked Highlighter in French Vanilla with the double ended face and eye sponge
-Baked ImPRESSions eye palette in Creamy Latte
-Baked ImPRESSions blush in Mauve Mocha Latte
-Color drenched Lip Gloss in Cafe au Lait
What is so interesting about this collection is she incorporated caffeine in the blush and eyeshadow makeup. Caffeine is supposed to stimulate and rejuvenate the skin and the lip gloss is coffee scented. Which if any of you readers are like me, then that is a bonus all on its own. I love coffee scented anything beside being a coffaholic (yes I made that word up). These items are also not only baked, but pressed. There is a pamphlet that is included that explains how they are made. I believe it takes a total of 48 hours to just make the foundation. It is a repetitive process of baking it and then pressing it, so you are getting a very densely packed amount of foundation. I have been using this foundation about 4 times a week since October and it hasn't even made a dent.
The second item is the Baked Highlighter. I will never use another highlighter again. I absolutely loved this highlighter. When you first look at it, it looks like a light matte eyeshadow, but it is slightly pearlescent. This works great on the nose, the cheek bones, under the eyebrows, on the cupid's bow, in the inner corner of the eyes, on the chin, pretty much anywhere you need a highlighter. It really does give a natural glow without being to shimmery or glittery. I use this even when I am not putting foundation on and I just use this and some mascara. There is nothing bad to say about this product to be honest.
All in all, I really do like this kit. They all have there little flaws, but as a whole I would purchase this in the future...when I run out of what I have, but everything seems to be lasting quite a while and if I had paid for this kit, I would have no regrets. If you love the natural look, then this is a great collection to have. The eyeshadow alone is a great staple product and you can get very creative. If anyone has any questions, then just let me know down below and I will be more than happy to answer.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and I am looking forward to a new year as I hope all of you do as well. Be safe and have fun ringing in the New Year :D