My latest product sample adventures
I love samples because they help keep things interesting, and of course it’s great to try any makeup or skincare product before purchasing the full size. (Not to mention, they come in handy when traveling as well.) I have no shame ripping them out of magazines or even asking for them at Sephora or a department store, and these are the most recent ones I’ve taken out for a test-drive.
Ligne St. Barths Mango Cream
In addition to the Deluxe Mini “Massage” sampler I wrote about earlier this week, I also came home from St. Barths with a bunch of sample packettes—and my favorite by far was the Mango Butter Cream. This lightweight facial moisturizer smells just as good as it sounds, and it provides anti-aging benefits for all skin types. Beyond leaving skin smooth and soft, it also gives you that just-got-back-from-vacation glow every time you use it.
NARS “Laguna” Bronzing Powder
Am I the only one obsessed with those little powder sample sheets that give you enough product for three or so applications? This cult classic has been on my list for quite some time, but with at least two bronzers already in my drawer, I can’t justify buying yet another. I will say that this one lives up to the hype thanks to a healthy wash of sun-kissed color and the perfect amount of subtle golden shimmer.
Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
I got this sample with my Sephora points and I was pretty excited to see it as an option since it’s perfect for my gym bag or traveling. The formula keeps brows under control for hours on end—and never feels crunchy or gets flaky by the end of the day.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation
Seriously, what are the chances that a foundation sample is the correct shade for your skin? I lucked out with this one, and it made me start longing for cooler weather when I don’t have to worry about makeup literally dripping off my face as soon as I step outside. Serving up light to medium coverage, this foundation feels absolutely weightless on the skin while providing the perfect amount of coverage. Just a few drops gave me even, radiant skin—and I love that it has SPF 15 in it. This has officially been added to the “to get” list when I eventually finish the three or so foundations that are currently sitting in my makeup drawer.
So there you have it… Have you tried any amazing samples lately?