I’ve been a Sephora beauty insider for quite some time now. That said, never before had I redeemed any of the points that were steadily accumulating in my beauty bank. I don’t know why, I guess I just wanted to keep seeing that number go up. For the longest time, after each purchase, the sales associate would tell me how many points I had and ask me if I wanted to redeem them for a selection of fun goodies. I always resisted. Just a little while ago, though, this habit came to an abrupt end.
Having accumulated well over 500 points in my beauty bank, I was often tempted by the full-sized products that are offered to beauty insiders who have reached this level. Finally, I was taken. The culprit? This Buxom international insider passport.
It is a box set, containing a Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Sydney, Big & Healthy Lip Polish in April, Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black, and a Buxom passport holder!
The passport holder is so cute, and it just may have been my tipping point. Obviously, amazing Buxom goodies are tempting enough in and of themselves, but the fact that I was leaving for New York the next day made it impossible for me to resist tucking my passport away in this adorable black patent and hot pink holder.
The Big & Healthy Lip Stick is absolutely phenomenal, I honestly adore it. The color matches my lips just perfectly and it really flatters my complexion. I love that it can be used as a lip liner and a lipstick. The only thing that I’m not too crazy about is the tingle when I apply it. The whole purpose of that is to give you a big, juicy pout, but my lips are very sensitive and it irritates them just a tad. Not enough to make me not love this product, though!
The Lip Polish is definitely a close second to the stick, April is a super glittery pink and it looks so pretty on. The only reason it comes second is because the tingle in this one is even stronger than the stick. It definitely plumps up my lips, but the sting is almost too much for me! However, keep in mind that my lips are rather full on their own, so I wasn’t really looking for plumping products. I’d definitely be happier to deal with the tingle if I really needed it!
The Buxom lash mascara is a great product, and the blackest black shade really helps to bring out all of your lashes. I love to use it on my bottom lashes, because the applicator makes it really easy to reach all of those tiny baby lashes! I love the shape of the brush, too, it’s got curves in all the right places to really hug your lashes. I am a huge fan of this one!
All in all, I’m extremely happy with this beauty insider perk. Thank you so much, Sephora! For all of you insiders who are intrigued by these Buxom goodies, hit up your local Sephora on the double, before they run out!