Sample Saturday – Make Up For Ever Minis

It’s a little known fact, I go hard for hair bands; Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, RATT, Poison, Quiet Riot, Night Ranger, Aldo Nova, Twisted Sister, Warrant – the perms, spandex, bandanas – I am there. My current playlist list for work is a compilation of the 100 greatest hair band songs (in my opinion) – it’s kind of a problem, I find myself gripped with the desire to start screaming the lyrics to Paradise City. So few people understand the appeal of the hair band, I think it’s a very misunderstood genre. The showmanship, the energy, the talent, I was born in the wrong era, *le sigh* That being said, I hope that everyone thinks I am listening to NPR and never discovers my hair band addiction 😛

For samples today I have a few Make Up For Ever minis, two I received in a recent Play! and I won’t get into them too much and the others are from a 500 Point cash in at Sephora. I hadn’t ever tried the brand up to this point, the products don’t really draw me in – the packing is a tad tacky. For the Play! samples I received the Ultra HD Skin Booster and I am obsessed with this product. It is a serum but provides the perfect base for foundation, I have been using it as my only primer and it is lovely. I just purchased the full-size and cannot rave enough about it. I am a little on the fence with the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation – I like it but my sponge soaks up so much product because it is very liquid-y and this stuff applies terribly with a brush. I might try a full-size but not totally sold.


For the 500 Point box, Basic Meets Bold, I received 5 samples:

Step 1 Skin Equalizer – This is a pore filling, mattifying primer that reminds me a lot of Porefessional – it is a tad tinted and feels powdery. Unsure if I will use this, I think it will be too drying. I know that they have a few primers and I might be interested in a more luminizing one.


Ultra HD Loose Powder – This is a translucent setting powder that I am excited to try, I love setting powders and have heard really good things about this one.

Aqua XL Colour Paint – I have also been wanting to try this, I enjoy crème shadows and this is a champagne colour that I will definitely use.


Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara – I used this today and you are supposed to apply to the backs and fronts of your lashes – not crazy about it. I find it really difficult to apply mascara in downward strokes and didn’t think it really added much anyway. The formula is very black and it isn’t flaking.

Artist Rouge Lipstick in Wine – I haven’t tried this yet but it a deep wine red (hence the name) and I like the matte, black case – it doesn’t look tacky.


I think this little set was well worth the 500 points, I get to try a little more of a brand that I have been curious about. Have you used this brand, any recommendations?

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