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Sephora Favorites: Extravagant Eyes Kit

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Sephora Favorites are a fantastic way to try out a number of luxury or high-end brands sold at Sephora, for a fraction of what it would cost if each piece were purchased individually. The Extravagant Eyes kit is $42.00 but a value of $134.00! Crazy good deal right?!

Everything shown below is included in the kit, which focuses on giving you a sultry duo-chrome, plum, beige and gold shimmer-look with a pair of Huda Beauty lashes that are to die for!

In this blog I’ll attempt to be less talk, more walk (if you know what I mean) because this kit sells itself! What more do you for need me to say than, RUN! Run before they are gone forever!

Below are MANY photos I’ve taken of each item, as well as a look I created from several of the items. The look turned out beautifully and lasted all night through dinner and dancing!

If you haven’t picked this kit up for yourself yet, be sure to add it to your list from Santa this Christmas! IT IS A MUST HAVE!

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Here is a look I created using several of the products from the kit (only two not used were the Sephora 12 Hour Contour Liner and the Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter liner). These photos were taken on my iPhone so I apologize, they aren’t as good of quality as I would have liked. Nonetheless, you get the idea!

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The NARS eye shadow is full size and comes in the shade Himalia. A Dual Intensity shadow described as a shimmering topaz; my interpretation of the color would be a beautiful pinky, beige tone. Absolutely gorgeous if you want to spice up a look with an intense glow.

All NARS shadows, especially the Dual Intensity shadows are insanely pigmented, followed by an insane price tag of $29.00 per shadow.  Take the cost of this one shadow and you are already over halfway to the total cost of the kit! I’m telling you, this kit is a STEAL!

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I am a bit of a beginner when it comes to fake lashes, as they are something that I only tend pull out for formal events. The Huda Beauty lashes are natural-looking but stunners at the same time. In my opinion, these are well worth the price tag if bought on their own at $20.00 per pair.

We’re already over the $42.00 price tag and we haven’t gotten past the first two items in the kit!

The pair included in this kit are the Samantha #7‘s which are described as a medium volume, natural style lash. The band is thin and very comfortable, making them easy to apply and comfortable to wear for hours on end! Because these are such great quality, they can be worn again and again.

Shout out to Huda Beauty for her success! Gotta give love to another YouTuber who has made her dreams come true!

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The next few items in the kit are shown swatched on the back of my hand below and photographed in natural light.

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From left to right: NARS Himalia, Laura Mercier Shadow Stick in Plum, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy and MILK Makeup Eye Pigment in Silent Disco.

Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy is the icing on the cake if you are looking to do something extra with your look. Add gold glitter all over the lid, detail to a sharp cut crease, or layered above a fierce cat eye winged liner. It goes on nice and smooth with the tiny precision tip applicator and lasts all night without budging.

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The Marc Jacobs Beauty O! Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blaquer is a deluxe size but still gives plenty of product to determine if its something you might want to purchase in the future. So far, I am loving this mascara.

It’s paraben-free, sulfate-free and phthlate-free. It comes with a fiber bristle wand (which I typically prefer), that isn’t too big or too small; it’s juuust right! It lengthens and separates the lashes beautifully and gives natural curl and volume. I recommend using a lash curler beforehand to give you an even better curl. No flaking or racoon eyes here! This mascara is a winner and $26.00 retail price for the full size.

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MILK Makeup is a brand I’ve been dying to try so when I saw this eye shadow pigment in the box, I was thrilled! Though the size of this is pretty teeny, I can’t see myself ever using it up. The pigmentation is high, so you need very little to create a dramatic smoky look.

Silent Disco is a duo-chrome plummy-brown that shows colors of green and red in its layers as it catches the light just right. It’s a cream shadow that’s easy to work with; blend it out with your finger or a brush once patted on the lid. Absolutely stunning and $24.00 for the full size.

Eco-friendly, cruelty-free, paraben-free and for the girl on the go. What more could you ask for?

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Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Plum is smooth, pigmented and a stunning color that isn’t too dark or vampy to take a day look to night in one swoop. It’s quick and easy to use and a great item to throw in your purse for touch ups. Shadow sticks are not something I’ve played around with too much but find them to be so great for a quick wash over the lid, blended out with your finger or a smudger brush and boom! You’re ready to rock…And maybe roll when you see the $29.00 price tag on each one of these bad boys.

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The Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is a great eye primer! It has a thick consistency but goes on the lid in a nice semi-sheer, thin layer. It dries down to a light cream-tone and sticks to any eye shadow like glue.

Sweat and humidity-resistant, this primer also helps to create a more vibrant look for any shadow applied over the top. At $21.00 for the full size, this deluxe one in the kit will last you plenty long before needing another if you fall deeply in love!

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Last but not least, the Sephora 12 Hour Contour Eye Pencil in Black Lace. It’s waterproof, black as night and glides on the lid easy, like a Sunday mornin’. I’ve worn this with the Smashbox Shadow Primer and without. Both lasted for several hours without budging or smudging.

The $10.00 retail price for the full size is a STEAL. Paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthlate-free AND waterproof! This liner is sure to be top shelf in your makeup drawer and in your budget.

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If it weren’t for the fact that my heart will always desire to try every product in Sephora, I would only ever buy the Favorites kits! They’re the only sure-fire way you will get more than a 20% discount at Sephora. The Favorites kits are a great way to build up your makeup collection, or a fun idea to break apart for stocking stuffer gifts for your girlfriends!

What was your favorite Sephora Favorites Kit this year?

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