Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sephora Love Pack From Anne: Dior and bareMinerals

It's good to have friends, but its better if you have great friends who appreciate what you do. I am blessed to have some rare jewels I intend to keep for life. Annieloves (my term of endearment for her) is one of them. She supports me and my blog and I'm super thankful for that!

Okay, sorry for the mush mush! Moving on...

Anne went on a US trip and asked me if I wanted something from the cosmetic mecca Sephora, silly question right? :P long story short, I asked her to get me my long coveted Dior Lip Glow and bareMinerals foundation in medium beige; told her I would pay her when she comes back, but she insisted on giving them to me as gifts. ♥ her! :)

here they are:

my very first bareMinerals foundation in medium beige:
it has SPF15 which is a great add on. I read online that medium beige's MAC counterpart shade is NC30 which is my MAC shade. Wow, I must be developing some good foundation matching skills (considering that I only looked at online swatches), that felt good!

I tried it once (before my MAKEUP FREE phase, Lurvey might be reading. ^_~) to test if the shade matches (it does!) and if it will make my face itchy (it did not!). I will make a separate review post on this, please be patient as I am always overwhelmed with product reviews. XD

Dior Addict Lip Glow, thoughts...

I don't think it would be necessary to make a swatch of it, because it turns to different shades for different people. In my case, it makes my lip color vibrantly reddish like I just ate cherries and stained my lips,  not glossy but it gives my lips a subtle sheen which looks very natural. I like how it has SPF 10, super moisturizing and long wearing for me too.

I get a lot of compliments when I take it out of my purse, aside from the appealing pink balm which protrudes from the tube, the packaging is the most beautiful one out there when it comes to lip balms in my opinion. I am so glad I got this a gift, that way I won't complain about how pricey it is for a lip balm! ;)

Thank you Anne!



  1. awww, your friend is really nice!
    I can't wait to read your review on the bareMinerals Foundation. I have one of their eyeshadows and I thought it was just so so. I haven't mastered my foundation matching skills yet. LOL maybe it's because I haven't owned any foundation yet. ^.^

    Dior Lip Glow does have a really cute baby pink packaging. Does it contain SPF? I forgot... hehee

  2. The packaging looks of the lip glow looks so pretty! I love pink! And that is so sweet of your friend. :P

    I'm glad BE doesn't make you itch. It made me itch big time when I was still using mmu.

  3. Aw I agree one of the best things is to have wonderful friends :) I love mineral foundations, that's what I usually use! Ooh Dior Addict balm has been popular for a while, I just never got around to trying it. =x Cute packaging indeed!

  4. I used Bare Minerals for many years and really liked it but now I need something that is hydrating and the Bare Minerals are matte.

    The Dior Lip Glow is pretty amazing. A couple of months ago Mai and I were in Nordstrom at the Dior counter visiting our friendly MUA when another customer came and asked if she could put some of the pink stuff on her lips again. Mai and I looked at each other with questions marks and asked "pink stuff?" It turns out that it was the Dior Lip Glow. It's quite an interesting item.


  5. What a great friend! All my friends don't travel outside of the country lol And they don't know about my slight MU obsession xD

    Glad to hear the foundation works for you! I have the matte version of the foundation. Maybe I don't use the right brush but I get pretty light coverage with it. I didn't want to try the original since people said there was an ingredient in there that might cause itchiness.

    The lip glow packaging alone looks so pretty! Very dior-like..I like! Must save up for it now hehe ^__^ I wonder how it'll look on me xD

  6. Yayy!! Glad you're liking the lip balm! I've had it for awhile but I don't bring it out because it makes my lips PINK like you've never seen pink before. On bad days it comes out florescent, so sometimes I'm scared to see what it'll decide to be. Take a picture? :D

  7. yay for new goodies to play with! i've been curious about that dior lip balm too!

  8. teheheheh. i actually like that lip balm but wish it didn't change color. the packaging is too pretty :)

  9. You're friends nice!~
    The Packaging for the lip blam s so pretty..Is it really pigmented or quite subtle?

  10. That's really sweet of your friend! The Dior addict lip glow is so pretty, It's really cool that it turns out different for different people.

    Yay on the same shoe size! :D

  11. Aw you're so lucky to have a friend that is so sweet! :D I must admit that the Dior Lip Glow had the most beautiful packaging for a lip balm ;D

  12. the packaging of the lip balm is very pretty, no wonder you got a lot of compliments! it's prob worth the price, no? :D

  13. sweet of your I want that lip balm...hehe...

    yup, regretted not riding the mummy...I get motion sickness sometimes that why I chose what I ride...

  14. Enjoy your new goodies! I'm glad BE didn't break you out. It tore my face apart because of Bismuth Oxychloride. The Dior balm looks real cool :)

  15. I swatched the Dior Lip Glow on my hand before and the color turned out a very very light pink. I heard that it reacts to your body heat and I figured my hands were just too cold, as always. :P

    ♥ Milk

  16. It's nice when great people have great friends. You're a sweetie.

    Love pack? I think I can make a song from that:

    Love pack, baby, love pack!
    Love pack, baby, love pack!

    Hmmm, sounds familiar, so it must be good. =)

  17. great haul babe! i think you'll like the dior lip glow. even my daughter loves it lol

  18. packaging looks lovelyyyy :) Your friend is super generous.

  19. I have Dior Addict Lip Glow and I love it very much! The pink color looks so adorable.

  20. Hi,

    Thank you for your kind comments. it was so nice ot hear from you again.

    I really like this Dior Lip glow, I think theyy are so pretty and unique giving the lips that extra shine/glow.

    I also thing the packaging is really pretty too!

    Would be nice to see some swatches from you and I hope yo have a great day too =)

    Take care

  21. Yay for keeping friends for life! I completely agree, friendship should be regarded with upmost importance ^^
    I love it when shades just match the skin with the first try. I don't own many face products but usually just go with the similar shades of bloggers whom I think have the same skin colour as me lol!
    Ah~ lucky the lip glow makes your lips look pretty. It makes mine a little too vibrant for my liking... so I can only use a bit of it when I use it lol!

  22. So sweet! :D Have not tried that Dior lip balm but I sure like the packaging!

  23. She’s a good friend! The lip glow from Dior looks amazing!
    ~Pauline @Kallony


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