April showers bring May flowers as well as lots of new goodies to the beauty world!
I don’t know about you but I have been having the greatest urges to do some damage to my credit card lately. There have been so many great releases all over the place: Birchbox, Sephora, Ulta, QVC, NYX, drugstores, you name it, something new and wonderful is waiting for you to take it home.
So how is a girl supposed to choose? The easy way is to get a value set. They are curated to be full of lovely items that go together and can sometimes even offer you things you never knew you needed but now can’t live without. Here are some of my favorite value kits from the vast beauty-sphere, all full of great things to keep you happy for the next few months and all priced under $60.
If you’ve been wanting to try out natural beauty products that feel luxurious and actually work, Birchbox has your back. This kit comes with 8 ingredient conscious products, 7 of which are full sized, as well as a cute Dogeared pouch. It features a spray body serum, face mist, face mask, plant based non-acetone nail polish remover(which I didn’t even know existed!), lip balm, lip shine, highlighter stick, and mascara. While $59 might seem a little steep at first, the actual value of this kit is $215 with each individual product costing $20-$40.
This one is more on the summery side so if you can’t wait to break out your bikini or are lucky enough to live in a warm place and already have, this is a great find to make your day. Literally summertime in a box, it comes with 6 beauty products, sunglasses, a beach towel, and a makeup bag. The products are a Cargo makeup palette, Davines sea salt spray, Supergoop sunscreen, Milk oil blush (sounds weird but apparently works like a stain without the potential mess of a powder blush explosion), Kopari bronzing drops, and Living Proof humidity shield, all of which are full sized except for the Kopari and Living Proof.
This is super convenient if you are doing a beach get-away and don’t to spend a lot of time packing or thinking about what to pack. Except for body sunscreen, this kit has you covered from head to toe for beach time and any after beach activities you may end up doing.
Leave it up to Sephora to create a Lust Worthy favorites kit that makes you wish it was summer already. This 8 piece kit includes self tanner, bronzer and highlighter, lip stick and gloss, waterproof eyeliner, an eyeshadow stick, and nail polish all in coppery hues. It has 3 full sized products each retailing for $20-$30 making this a great value and not too much of a loss if you don’t like a couple of the items included.
If you wear lipstick and have not tried Bite Beauty, you are seriously missing out. They have some of the creamiest, most pigmented, and longest lasting lipsticks I have ever worn. This kit features their new Amuse Bouche collection with 3 mini lipsticks, a full sized lip primer, a mirror, and a collectible bag. These would be great to throw into any clutch or tiny summer bag.
This is more an honorable mention than an actual pick. Look at that tiny surfboard! It’s actually the cutest foot buffer in the world. Impressively, this product has all 5 star reviews on Sephora.com so if you’re in the market for smoother feet, be sure to check out this fun purchase.
In a nutshell, Too Faced Cosmetics is really really good. They created 2 of the most sought after eye shadow palettes of the last decade (Chocolate Bar & Sweet Peach Palette), practically reinvented liquid lipstick with their Melted line, and are constantly releasing high quality products with cheeky names (looking at you Better Than Sex mascara).
This 5 piece kit of deluxe sized items may not seem like much at first but true to name, you will become Totally Obsessed. It features a face primer, eye primer, bronzer, melted lipstick, and mascara. It is only available online at Ulta.
What do you think of the new kits out? I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of them or plan to!