A perk to having your birthday at the beginning of the new year is that you get almost immediate access to the new year’s birthday gifts for members of stores like Sephora and Ulta.
Yes, happy belated birthday to me!
And maybe you’re wondering, since your birthday might not be for a while, what the birthday gifts from these stores are this year?
Don’t worry; I got you.
From Sephora we have this cute little Tarte duo of the Amazonian clay blush and Tarteist matte lip color. I was a little skeptical of the lip color, as pink isn’t my usual lip jam. But I was pleasantly surprised at how it complemented my skin tone, and it lasted all day.
The blush is the Tarte Amazonian clay blush, and it looks like it complements pretty much any skin tone. It’s more of a brown/nude pink than a bright pink, and I was a little concerned how it would look on me because I have such pale skin. But it worked out well!
And from Ulta the current birthday gift is a deluxe sample of the Porefessional face primer. I’ll be honest, I’ve only tried this once so far!
I typically throw sample-sized things in my travel makeup bag to test out next time I go out of town, and the one time I did use it I enjoyed it. I didn’t notice anything extra special about it, and my pores looked about the same, but it worked well for priming for my foundation.
Hope you enjoyed this little rundown!