Hey everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by and here’s the story I’ve been getting more requests to feature a more luxury brand makeup on my blog. I’m talking brands like Bobbi Brown, GlamGlow, Darphin and more from this box that’s I’ll be talking here in this blog.
I do understand your concern to know whether products like this are really much better than the products you can get from the drugstore. You know that I’m very familiar with what’s happening at the drugstore but admittedly I haven’t tried or dabbled quite enough products from very high end price range just so you know.
I’ve been experimenting them on and off for about the past weeks so let’s jump in.
First thing first, I’ll show you what’s in this Luxury Essentials box.
- Smashbox | Photo Finish Foundation Primer (7.1mL deluxe sample)
- Bobbi Brown | Crushed Lip Colour – Ruby (2.25g deluxe sample)
- Darphin | Exquisâge Beauty Revealing Cream (4mL deluxe sample)
- Estée Lauder | Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ll (7mL deluxe sample)
- Clinique | TAKE THE DAY OFF MAKEUP REMOVER (50mL deluxe sample)
- GlamGlow | SUPERMUD (15g deluxe sample)
First thing I like to talk about is the Clinique Take the day off Makeup Remover. Whenever anyone asks me which oil free makeup remover I’d recommend, I pretty much always say Clinique.
I’ve just went through my first bottle recently and was pleased when I received a deluxe size sample as back up. This is my favorite makeup remover this month. I use it on my eyes, lips and even on my face and it does a great job in removing all. I don’t have to rub my eyeballs out with this product. A gentle wipes is all it takes to remove all your stubborn eye makeup. It does seems a little pricey for a makeup remover but it totally worth it on how well it performs. This stuff is magic!
GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment is a little bit on a hefty price but I’ve good experience with this product so far. It’s my third time trying it last week and I actually like it. It cleans my pores out like no other while giving it a blur out look. I notice the blackheads around my nose is not visible. The smell reminds me of the chinese herbal roots medicine that my granny used to brew when I was little. It’s not terrible actually, you just got to get used to it. This product dries up pretty quickly on the skin so, be sure to apply it fast then leave it on for 5-20 minutes and let it do its magic. You might feel a little tingling for a second or two as the mud started to do its thing. My skin felt really clean after this, I mean really really clean and soft.
If you’ve sensitive skin then you might want to skip on this one.
Moving on is the Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder. I just want to say tell you guys upfront that his product is not new to me. I’ve used it long before I started blogging and have been loving it since then. I just felt like I didn’t have a great opportunity to talk about it until now. So here we go! I’m going to say that this repair serum is a hidden gem type of status.
I had first wore this product it my late twenties, and fast forward to today I’m revisiting a product that I truly love. When I got this sample, I immediately start using it. I’m so impressed with the improvement on my skin. I notice my skin looks radiant and smooth in texture wise. A flashback on why I love it was because this serum really helps reduce fine lines on my forehead significantly. I was glad I started early with this product. It works great and I highly recommend it! It’s like walking back on memory lane.
My first time trying out this brand by Darphin is awesome. As we all know, skincare product is something that just can’t be a one time thing because it needs time to work. . So, let just say that I’m in the stage of figuring it out now but I can tell you that after using it for about two weeks now, I notice my skin feels firmer and less dull.
It’s a lightweight gel that keeps my skin feeling well hydrated. It’s not greasy or drying at all in case you’re curious to know. I can’t stop falling in love with this heavenly scents. It smell so so good! For product that really works, I would change my skincare regimen for this. Major thumbs up from me!
In this box you’ll also get a mini size version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. This product has been in the market for a while and a lot of people has been talking about it. I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this product but I’m one of the many that find this primer works well on me.
I wore it again for my daughter’s birthday dinner last night and I got so many compliments on my flawless makeup. This primer is a dream come true. It’s super lightweight, feels wonderfully silky and gives my skin a flawless look. I’ve never felt anything quite like it before and it felt almost high-tech in my opinion. What do you think? Have you tried this primer before? Share it in the comments below.
I like to apply them all over my face. You just need a small pea size product to cover the whole face. Once set, I go ahead to apply my foundation and the rest of my makeup. This primer is a universal translucent gel that works for every skin tone. Perfect!
I usually buy lipsticks in mauve nude or classic red so when I saw this in my TopBox essentials I just flipped out. A gorgeous mini by Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in the shade Ruby. It’s described as a mid-tone ruby red.
Lately I’ve been rocking on some of my favorite darker red and berry lipsticks and since you guys like the lip swatches I did on my previous posts. I thought I’d put a #LOTD in this post as well.
I gave it a whirl and boy look how pretty is this! It’s definitely ruby on my lips you guys. The formula goes on sheer and pigmented. It feels very comfortable on the lips. It’s save to say it qualifies for MLBB (My Lips But Better) lipstick. A smooth, sheer and satin shade that I think will look great on anyone this holiday seasons. You need to try Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color if you haven’t already.
Do let me know in the comment if you like to see this type of post again or just sprinkle in more luxury product reviews on my blog. Bear in mind that I’m by no means abandoning drugstore like that’s my happy place.
What do you think? Would you pick up this box? Let me know in the comments!
I’m just happy with these products. Many thanks to TOPBOX for these gorgeous press samples. You can enjoy a 15% off your first purchase with the offer code TOPBOX15!
Thank you guys for taking the time to read and I hope this was helpful for you. I’ll talk to you guys very soon. Bye!
Disclaimer: I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.