my birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and it’s an exciting time for me, not because i’m turning another year older, but because it’s when retail stores, restaurants and other companies shower you with gifts. Every year, I look forward to claiming my VIB birthday gift at Sephora. I was excited to pop in store to see what goodies they had for me. They allow you to choose between two different gifts, and every year they switch up one or both. As I approached the cashier, she presented before me two little boxes, one of which was a mini set from Fresh or a duo set from Marc Jacobs Beauty. There was no question that I wanted the latter. I never used any Marc Jacobs beauty products before so I was intrigued.
The two items came in an adorable Sephora-branded box with their classic black and white stripes. This set included a travel-size lipstick and eyeliner, which are the perfect size to slip into your clutch on a night out on the town. The lipstick is in colour 216 kiss kiss bang bang and it’s a beautiful baked rose. It has a rich and creamy matte texture that’s great to wear with the cold weather in the city. I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to find a nice lipstick shade, but this rose colour is warm and versatile that it can be worn during the day or evening.
The eyeliner is a retractable “highliner gel crayon” in blacquer that glides on nicely, leaving a creamy fine line. I’m very happy with this pick and will definitely consider the rest of Marc Jacobs’ beauty collection.
If your birthday is coming up and you’re a Beauty Insider member, I highly recommend choosing this gift! You can claim this gift both in-store and online.