If you read or watched my Sephora VIB Rouge Haul then you know that I picked up three of the Sephora Favorites sets. These are sets that Sephora released for the holidays that have a different theme and are filled with products curated for that theme. The first box that I’m going to “unbox” is the Sephora Favorites Superstars. The Superstars set is curated around a “best-sellers” theme and contains some of Sephora’s best products. Before we begin I do want to mention that this post will just be an overview of the products. For more information and swatches please see the video below. Now let’s jump in and see what’s in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set!
The first product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a travel size bottle of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. The Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water is a product that can be used as a primer by misting on face before applying makeup, as a setting spray by misting on face after applying makeup, and as a makeup refresher by misting on face throughout the day when makeup needs a “pick-me-up”.
Purchase Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
The second product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a deluxe sample of Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer in Hydrating. Make Up For Ever has a way of marketing their products where primers are “Step 1” and something like a setting spray is “Step 2”. In the “Step 1” line there are currently ten different primers that range from being able to help oiliness or dryness to correcting redness. I will note that when I saw that this was a hydrating primer I got super excited, however, when I was getting links for this post I realized that this is actually for people who have normal skin that gets a little dry. Make Up For Ever actually has a primer that hydrates severely dry skin!
Purchase Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer
The third product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a deluxe sample of Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara in black. The They’re Real Mascara curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates your lashes. The brush is actually designed to be used both vertically and horizontally so that you’re sure to get all the lashes from corner to corner!
Purchase Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara
The fourth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a FULL-SIZE touch in SOL Stretchex Mascara in Black. From the Sephora website this mascara has a lot of things going for it; it is enriched with silk proteins which protect the lashes, it formulated parabans and sulfates, it is hypoallergenic, it is cruelty free, AND it is gluten free! I can’t wait to try out the Stetchex mascara and see if it is as good as it sounds.
Purchase touch in SOL Stretchex Mascara
The fifth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a deluxe sample of Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01 Golden Nude. Baked products are usually super pigmented and the Laura Mericer Baked Powder is no exception. What I didn’t realize before this post is that it actually contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oils.
Purchase Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder
The sixth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a FULL-SIZE Clinique Chubby Stick in Sculpting Highlight. Where the Laura Mericer Baked Powder gives a matte highlight that just brightens the area, the Sculpting Highlight Chubby Stick is more of an illuminating highlight. This chubby stick has a bit of shimmer and reminds of me of a toned down Benefit High Beam.
Purchase Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight
The seventh product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a FULL-SIZE NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia. The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows are 8-hour creaseless shadows that can be applied wet or dry. Applying an eyeshadow wet makes for a more pigmented application, however, if you watch the video you can actually see how pigmented this shadow is dry!
Purchase NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows
The eight product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is another full-size product! The Urban Decay Eyeshadow single in Lounge is absolutely gorgeous. When you look at it all you see is the green, however, when your swatch/apply Lounge it has a red hue to it. I think this would be a perfect shadow in a holiday look!
Purchase Urban Decay Eyeshadow Single
The ninth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a mini Tarte The Slenderizer Bamboo Contouring Brush. The full-size version of the Slenderizer is actually a dual-ended brush that has as an angled brush on one end and this brush on the other end. This actually partners well with the next product…
Purchase Tarte the Slenderizer Bamboo Contour Brush
The tenth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is a deluxe sample of the Tarte the Sculptor Contouring Stick in Park Avenue Princess. The Sculptor Stick is a cream contour product by Tarte that is exclusive to Sephora. You would draw this on your jawline, cheeks, forehead, etc. and then use the Tarte The Slenderizer Bamboo Contouring Brush (or other brush) to blend it in. I actually like that these two products came in the set together.
Purchase Tarte the Sculptor Contouring Stick
The eleventh product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is an Original beautyblender. I say original because the beautyblender is now available in pink (original), black (pro), white (pure), red (red carpet), and green (micro). The beautyblender can be used wet to apply makeup and concealer but a new way of using it to take a dry beautyblender and apply setting powder under the eye and let it set for several minutes before taking a fluffy brush and brushing away the excess. This is called “baking” and it results in a brighter under eye area.
Purchase beautyblender Original
The twelfth product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set is the full-size Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner in Black. The Stila eyeliner had great pigmentation and the tip will be great for getting a great line. However, I will mention that if you’re someone that likes to smudge their eyeliner a bit then you’re going to have to work fast with the Stila eyeliner. Right after swatching this it set pretty fast and was a bit hard to remove!
Purchase Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner
The last product in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set was the last full-size item, Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner in Noir Intense. Compared to the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner the Lancôme eyeliner is just as intense in pigmentation but it doesn’t set as fast. The Lancôme eyeliner is super creamy and would probably be really great as a waterline eyeliner.
Purchase Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner
So now that you’ve seen everything in the Sephora Favorites Superstars set, what do you think of it? Personally I think it is a well curated set that has a good range of sample and full-size products. I also think that the products all go really well together, especially that Tarte set! Overall I think that this would make the perfect gift for not only someone just starting out with makeup but someone who is just getting into high end make up as well!