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Thank you Sephora, Milk Makeup, Dior and Tocca for the lovely spring goodies!

Hey everyone! I was chosen to get some stuff for free to try from Sephora!  The items are:


Milk Makeup highlighters in Mars and Supernova

Dior Pump and Volume Mascara

Tocca Stella hair fragrance

 

 

I have tried the Milk highlighters and swatched them on my arm as well as on both of my cheeks for you guys.  I really love both! They apply well and don't stay feeling sticky on the cheeks after application.  I think that Mars is great if you want something more natural/subtle, while Supernova is great for a sort of extra terrestrial feel Smiley Wink.  It was super hard to capture Mars in my photos though, but it is a sort of orangey color with a reddish shimmer (think Fireball by Urban Decay).  It looks super great and natural once on the face though!

 

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As for the Dior mascara, I haven't tried it yet but I opened it to check out the brush! I'm curious how it'll work for me.. I hope well! It doesn't look like other mascaras which I find myself using more often (think of an hourglass shaped brush with more dense bristles), but maybe this one will surprise me Smiley Wink  Photo in spoiler!

 

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EDIT: Just tried the mascara on one eye... Omg.. LOOK AT MY LASHES. One eye has nothing and the other has two coats of the Dior mascara (applied one coat, then waited about 10 seconds before applying the next- no curling or primer used). This is amazing, wow. Sorta in shock, and if this doesn't flake and go wild, this is my new HG.

 

 

And finally the hair fragrance! I got it in Stella and omg it smells so good.  I sprayed one spray in my hair and it's lingering with me and all I can smell! It's very feminine and floral, it's quite sweet too and I think it smells stronger than many of my regular perfumes.  I think this is something I'll spray onto my hair on windy days so the wind can lift my hair and spread the scent Smiley Wink haha.

 

Thank you so much for all of this Sephora! It really made me happy (especially with my low-buy and such lol).  

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@Milou07 Thank you so much!! It's a gorgeous highlighter, I definitely recommend getting it or testing it out in store at the very least. Smiley Happy

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The mascara is fabulous on you! I think I'm going to try brushing through my lashes next time to get rid of the clumps. It's too wet right now for me, I need the tube to dry out a bit!

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Wowza @trishavt - what gorgeous pictures Heart  Thank you so much for your thorough review...I'm so happy you received this gratis!!  Enjoy your goodies...the highlighters looks SO pretty.

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@trishavt thank you for such a detailed review!! i am so in love with both of those milk highlighters. i'm drawn to supernova, but mars is gorgeous too! i really want to try more from the milk line. so far i'm impressed!

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@trishavt, Congrats! ❤ This is such a thoughtful review of the products! 

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@trishavt  wow! Thanks for all this info! Stunning as usual Smiley Wink

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@sabrinas - just popping in to say WOW, your lashes are gorgeous!   

 

Congratulations everyone!  This was a great gift!  Smiley Happy

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Good Morning to you all ladies,
Those are some very nice things you all received. All of you ladies look gorgeous with the Highlighter  from MILK and the Mascara by Dior. 
Quick question, what is Gratis? I'm over here, in Canada and just thought I would ask considering the beautiful things that you received and they look like Full sized bottles. So, did all of you ladies receive these for (gratis) as in free? Is Gratis, a Sephora monthly box, if there is such a thing? LOL I thought that I read somewhere, that one of you ladies got these to try out? 
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I would love to understand. 
Enjoy the weekend everyone 💕

 

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@DutchSteffi This is my first time receiving gratis, so don't quote me on everything. But this is from my general understanding.

 

To everyone, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or misunderstood something!

 

This type of gratis is kind of like a gift and thank you for contributions made to Sephora and its community, Beauty Talk. These contributions help the community grow, so it should be meaningful. It can be your input on some new items or a brand, giving advice or opinions to other BTers, or participating in the fun that the community provides. We have lovely moderators who might take notice, and decide that we might be interested in testing some products. It is up to their discretion whether a BTer gets gratis or not.

 

To answer you questions directly: (1) Yes, gratis is free. (2) No, you cannot sign up to receive gratis. Moderators decide who receive gratis. What you're thinking of is Sephora Play! It's a subscription box, costs roughly $10/month, and you get to test out products. Similar to Ipsy and Birchbox.

 

Hope this answers your questions Smiley Wink

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That sounds right! The letter for this particular gratis mentioned that BT members were chosen for participation in the various challenges (three lipstick challenges, eyeshadow challenge, perfume challenge, highlighter challenge). Sometimes, BT members get to try brand new products, as I know some people recently received Marc Jacobs eyeliners and Bite lip pencils (I was lucky enough to get the Skin Laundry set). It's a great way to get the word out about new products, and I love reading everyone's thoughts and reviews.

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@Melissa136 and @txcatx Thank you both very much for explaining it to me. I'm still relatively new to Sephora online, just about four months now. I'm trying my best to read and understand all the different BEAUTYTALK community threads.
This makes it easier to know what to purchase for my 3 daughters and myself and also how fast you need to be to use your points and all the 'deluxe Sample' codes. Now I know about Sephora Play, I asked and they said in a year or so it will be available in Canada. Not a big deal, we get fff, ipsy and many others. I can wait till then. Thanks for explaining it all, including the 'Gratis' as well. That certainly is a very nice perk. Have a nice day.

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@sabrinas@Melissa136@trishavtHey ladies - thank you so much for posting your thoughtful reviews and beautiful pictures!  This thread and your reviews definitely convinced me to buy and try the Dior pump and volume Mascara and I LOVE it! I was a bit worried about dropping the $37CAD on a mascara I don't reeeaaallly need (because I already have like 6 different mascaras on the go) and also because I had not been very impressed with the Diorshow mascara but the pump and volume WORKS REALLY REALLY WELL! : ) I looove it! I always wear primer - I've been using both the Diorshow Maximizer 3D primer as well as the Lancome Bosster XL primer (for special events I use both) and they have pretty much changed my entire mascara game - primers are freaking great!  Oh anyhoo my question is this - since I like to really go to town with my primer and mascara I'm thinking I would likely benefit from a metal lash comb - does anyoen have any good recommendations for lash combs?

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Here's a better look at what the mascara does on my short, fine lashes.  

 

1 coat vs 2 coats

 

I was really impressed with what it does in one coat, but I love how dramatic it is with two coats! I love the creamy texture - it clings to my lashes and coats them so easily.  I did get some mascara on my lids when applying, but not as much as I usually do. In all fairness, I make a mess every time I put on mascara Smiley Wink I didn't find that I needed the pump feature because the wand was generously coated without it, but I could see that being helpful in a few weeks as it dries out.  

 

I also tried out the Supernova highlight on Friday. I was worried it would look too purple on me (like Cover Fx Halo was), but it's actually subtle enough to be flattering and brightening on me.  My initial thoughts about Mars are the same - I absolutely love the glossy look these have. They're understated without being boring, and they make my skin look really healthy and glowy.  

 

 

Supernova, Mars

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@kso1225Looks lovely! : )

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@RoseCharlie thank you! I'm so happy with them!  

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Supernova looks lovely on you 😊

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Thank you! I was so, so happy to find one of those purple-y shifty highlights that actually works on me!   

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Really pretty @kso1225! Love those swatches!

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Sorry late to the party! Congrats ladies! Really love that mascara! Diorshow black out has always been my go to... Think I need to try this new one Smiley Very Happy

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