Didn't I say I had a thing for value sets in one of my previous posts? Yassssssssssss, it's the season for amazing value sets, especially the Sephora Favorites. Unfortunately though, this set is currently sold out on Sephora, so fingers crossed they bring it back before the holiday season!
Lately, I've been obsessing over highlighters, so once I saw that Sephora was releasing a value set of highlighters, I snatched it up real quick. I actually purchased all my value sets the day it was released, but I just haven't found the time to photograph them and blog about them. To be honest, this is more of a first impression, than a review, since I haven't tried out the products on my face. Since I don't have a first impression category on my blog, it's going to stay under beauty reviews, because I will be doing a mini review/first impression on the products, so bare with me!
I was never a fan of using anything oily on my face because I always felt that adding oil to oil will make things worse. These infusion drops are to be used with your beauty routine. You mix these drops into anything liquid; such as your primer, foundation, moisturizer etc. This specific one is suppose to provide a radiant complexion. The lemongrass helps tone the skin while the vitamin C helps brighten your complexion while protecting against damaging free radicals. I'm very hesitant when it comes to adding oils to my face, but I've heard wonderful things about Cover FX as a brand, so I'll definitely be adding this to my morning routine.
I personally am not the biggest fan of Moonstone, because I feel it's rather light on me. With the shimmering skin perfector liquids, they work great on their own as a highlighter, or even mixed with your favourite foundation, to provide you with a gorgeous glow. The colour is very pretty, but in my opinion, too light and too yellow/gold for me.
I've been a big fan of Hourglass and their ambient blushes and lighting powders, so this was a nice way for me to try their strobe lighting powders.
Incandescent is a very pretty pale white. I would personally use this all over, as it may come off too white on my medium complexion. To enhance the glow, the powder could be used with a wet brush to get a brighter intensity.
This is my favourite product in the set, and I'm so disappointed it's not available on Sephora in Canada. The texture is quite similar to Colourpop eyeshadows (which are amazing by the way), and it just feels so amazing to the touch. It's silky, smooth and cushion like. The colour payoff is wonderful and the shade can be described as a warm golden bronze.
I've tried Watts Up in the past and I did enjoy the shade. I love that it's not overly shimmery and the colour is quite gorgeous. It's more on the drying side when you apply it, though it does say it's cream to powder. It tugs more than I would like even though it's a cream highlighter at first.
This is actually the second item that can't be purchased on Sephora Canada, what the heck! A bit disappointing that they're offering stuff in the Sephora Favorites boxes that we can't even purchase here. Anyways, this sunshine oil smells like lemons, one of my favourites scents. It comes with a rollerball applicator, that helps keep your skin moisturized. I'm honestly not that excited to try this, because again, it's another oil, and it's main goal is to keep your skin hydrated.
All the swatches. Super pretty.
The one thing I would change about this Sephora Favorites set, is the oils. I find that it's more of a skincare product than a highlighting product. Yes, when you think "glow" you also think glowing skin, but I find that if it had two more highlighters instead of two oils, it would be an amazing set. I'm still super happy with this Sephora Favorites though! The set was still worth way more, considering the Lancome highlighter itself was more than the price of the set.