Welcome to the very last day of Blogmas: Day 24! It’s Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is just as excited as I am for Christmas. I can’t believe it’s almost over though. I feel like every year it comes faster and faster. Anyway, I opened my final Sephora Advent Calendar Panel and I received a full-sized Sephora Cream Lip Stain in this very pretty red shade. This product can be purchased for $14 (but only in a peach shade since all other shades have been discontinued).
I can see why these were discontinued. They dry out the lips just as bad as any other lip stain, but they also never really dry down so they smudge terribly and don’t actually last all that long. I do find the shade pretty, but it’s so messy that I found it nearly impossible to apply.
Overall, this advent calendar was a big bust! It made me feel really disappointed in Sephora because I feel like they could have done a much better job really easily. If you’re selling it in the US, then include products you can purchase in the US. Also, the amount of discontinued products made me feel like I was essentially receiving Sephora’s leftovers that they wanted to clean out of their warehouse instead of just throwing them away. There’s no way I’ll be purchasing this again next year unless there is a substantial change in quality.
Thanks so much for sticking with these Blogmas blogs! I hope everyone has a really Lovely Christmas! I’ll be back with another blog post on Wednesday.
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