A few weeks back, Sephora was giving away a V.I.B. exclusive MUFE sample set for orders $35+. The store has a rewards program and for those who spend a certain amount within a certain period of time, I forget how much, get upgraded to V.I.B. (Very Important Beauty Insider) status. It didn't take me that long to make V.I.B. status lol I spend too much, or I did (trying to cut back these days >.<)
The MUFE gift set is really cute. I really like the makeup bag because it's clear, but I don't know how well it'll hold up since it's plastic...
It came with a few super tiny samples. I was really happy to get a small size of my favorite HD powder. This stuff can help me stay shine free allllll day, even after going to the gym hahaha not that I'd recommend working out with makeup on...
It also came with a lip gloss, a mini Aqua Eyes pencil liner, and a mini Smoky Lash mascara.
So I was looking forward to trying out the MUFE Smoky Lash mascara since a lot of people seem to love it.
It claims to do everything: volume, length, and curl...does it?
Noooope =.= This definitely does not do anything for my lashes except lengthen a tiny bit. It's not waterproof so I kind of knew before trying it that it wouldn't be able to hold a curl on my Asian lashes. It also did zero volumizing.
Here's a comparison with when I used my HG Fairy Drops mascara. Fairy Drops wins foreverrrr! I'm about to admit defeat...me and American mascaras will just never work out, except for a few Maybelline mascaras that have surprised me XD.
I also decided to redeem my 500-Point Perk gift, which I think is pretty awesome. I got the Too Faced Eye Love palette.
The palette is a pretty generous size and comes with 8 colors as well as a mini Shadow Insurance primer. The palette comes with directions on how to create 4 different looks with the shadows. Obviously you can mix & match to your liking as well.
I've never tried Too Faced shadows before so I can't comment on whether the quality of the shadows in this gift set differs from the shadows Too Faced sells.
The matte shades are a bit chalky but the metallic ones are sooo beautiful! It looks like liquid metal when swatched ^o^
Here's swatches of the first 4 shadows.
Heaven doesn't show up at all, even on the lids -_-
Swatched on paper.
Swatches of the other 4 shadows
Satin Sheets reminds me of Nars Orgasm blush. It's got a really beautiful gold sheen to it. On the lids though, the pink doesn't show up at all, it just looks gold.
Swatch on paper for Like A Virgin is totally off, ughh. It's a taupey shade, more accurate in the picture above.
I think this is a great gift! For a really long time I just wasn't impressed with the 500-Point gifts that Sephora offered. I don't think this palette is available to redeem anymore -_- but there's currently a Benefit gift set available now...unless they changed it since I went last week. It comes with a really pretty blush and some other things I can't remember.
For me...this was 500 points well spent! \^o^/