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NARS dual-intensity eyeshadow in “Dione” : I was going to purchase this a few weeks ago at Sephora’s VIB Rouge event but the color was sold out in store. I’m glad I was able to find it at Nordstrom. It’s a gorgeous, rich two tone silver/gold shadow with huge color pay off and a lot of shiny without the chunky sparkle look, which I appreciate.

Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in “No. 09 Rosewood” : This is my first Burberry Beauty purchase and I’m excited to see how this stuff works. My first impression of it- very, very smooth in application, like velvet, and absolutely nothing about it is “sheer”. The shadow is highly pigmented with a slight sheen to it. The shade is pretty unique as well, somewhere between a plum and a lavender.

Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in “10 Willful” : First TF purchase as well. I really, really enjoy YSL’s Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks, and heard this was comparable…it seems to be. Buildable, transparent application and more of a lip balmy texture make it easier to wear. I got it in a straight-up red shade, which turned a nice medium coral on me. It looked too bright in the tube, but I like it on. Seriously though, the price is ridiculous. My curiosity got the better of me.

MAC Pigment Colour Powder in “Vanilla” : I have yet to explore the wide, wonderful world of pigments, so I figured why not start with the ever popular and generously portioned MAC pigments. “Vanilla” is a beautiful snow-sparkle white with yellow and pink undertones. I don’t have any plans for this sucker yet but I’m thinking on it.

I’ve promised myself these are the last cosmetics I will be purchasing until next year! I am really flush right now and I won’t to focus on using up (and reviewing) what I already have.

Here’s the lovely sample bag my items came with :

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Holy Cow! I am really in love with this sample set. I know there are a lot of perfumes in here, but the quality of the products puts Beauty.com and Ulta’s sample bag offers to shame. THREE Trish McEvoy Minis?!! Yay! πŸ™‚

Anyone try any of these sample or products (or want to)? What do you think of them??

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