This year, I've gotten my hands on both of the Sephora birthday gifts! My aunt got the Tarte gift, but gave it to me since she said she probably won't use it... and for my birthday, I got the Caudalie gift. For those of you who have yet to collect their gifts, here is a review of both to help you make up your mind.
This set comes with the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the shade "Paaarty". The name is kind of dumb, but the shade is really beautiful and I've been reaching for it a lot. In fact, it's the only blush I brought on holiday with me. It's a gorgeous, warm neutral shade that is perfect for summer. I think it would work well for Light to Tan complexions. Cheeks look blushed and sort of bronzed, and the colour is neutral but bold. Love.
The other item in this set is the Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paint in "Birthday Suit". The colour is a creamy nude, and the formula is a smooth whipped texture. It feels so light on the lips, and not that drying. I don't tend to wear liquid lipsticks, so I don't reach for this very often, but I think that this is a nice formula.
The set comes with the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I brought this serum while on holiday, and with 2 weeks of use, I found it to be quite nice. I didn't notice any huge changes since my skin doesn't have any problems in particular. But my skin did seem a bit more even and overall well-behaved. I think that after trying this travel size, I would be interested in buying the full size as I really enjoyed the fresh smell and milky consistency of this. It's also worth noting that this is a nice generous size for a serum! It lasted me nearly a month.
The Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet is a very lightweight moisturizer, better suited for the summer months. I liked it, but it's not something I would reach for over my other moisturizers, nor would I wear makeup over it. It's quite light, and sinks into the skin rapidly. If you like lightweight moisturizers then you would like this, but personally, I prefer something balmier.
Have you already picked up your Sephora birthday gift? Which one did you get?