Sephora NZ- Becca 'Afterglow' Palette

Hi Lovelies!
So if you didn't know Sephora have finally launched online for New Zealand with many exciting international makeup brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills, Becca Cosmetics, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Sigma, and Zoeva!
 Though there aren't all the brands I was hoping for like Too Faced, Urban Decay and Laura Mercier it is still exciting to have Sephora ship to New Zealand. Kiwi girls no the struggle when it comes to ordering online and to even order off the Sephora.com website we would have to use a shipping company that can end up getting quite pricey.
Here's also hoping they will open up a Sephora store as well in the near future!
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This is part one of my Sephora order I purchased the Becca 'Afterglow' palette and some Sephora Face Masks and though I would review these brands separately.
I'd been looking at the Becca Afterglow palette for a while now umm-ing and arr-ing on whether to get it, so with my Xmas money thank you Grandma and Aunty Lindsay! I finally gave in to purchasing it.


Becca Afterglow Palette
What attracted me to the Afterglow palette is that it features all of Becca's best selling highlighters and blushes with the exception of the cult favourite Opal highlighter, which is next on my list!
Also this palette is perfect for some like me who is new to trying out Becca's products as you get 5 mini sizes and when I say mini the pans are about the size of a Mac single eyeshadow pan. The highlighters being 1.4g and the blushes 1.6g.
Which also makes for a perfect travel palette where you can mix and match the highlighters and blushes with each other.
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The Afterglow palette is only my second Becca purchase my first being Jaclyn Hill's 'Champagne Pop' highlighter! Once I tried this highlighter I new I had to try out more of Becca's products.

P.S this palette is limited edition so it won't be here for long!



Packaging for one is gorgeous! The palette it's self comes in a mauve pink box covered in a holographic 'cracked ice' pattern.
The palette is a metallic deep rose gold that is very slim and sleek, its the perfect makeup collectors piece!

Inside the palette is a decent sized mirror the size of the lid. The highlighters and blushes are incased in a silver metallic panel which also looks like mirror.


In the Afterglow palette you get three Shimmering Skin Perfectors- Pressed in
Moonstone, Rose Gold and Topaz and two Mineral Blushes in Wild Honey and Flower Child

These shades can all be purchased separately in full size compacts!


Shimmering Skin Perfectors Pressed
Moonstone- is a pale, golden champagne with warm undertones and a luminous shimmer.
Rose Gold- is a soft, light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted, golden shimmer-sheen finish.
Topaz- is a medium, bronzy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a strong, golden sheen.

Mineral Blushes
Wild Honey- is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a satin finish.
Flower Child- is a pop of light-medium pink with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer.

These highlighters and blushes are extremely pigmented, they are so soft and have a very blendable texture. Plus a little bit goes a long way with this powders.

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Also I though I would add in my experience with the new Sephora site too, so apparently Sephora NZ have taken over the old Luxola NZ site which I have ordered off before to purchase my Becca champagne Pop highlighter. When ordering on the site it is quick and easy and I got a confirmation email within a few minutes of ordering. Shipping is estimated to be between 2-10 business days.
In 3 days from ordering I was told it was shipped and given a tracking number and I got my parcel in 7 days!

Only thing I was disapointed in was the shipping price, to get free shipping you have to spend over $75 NZD but anything under $75 shipping is $25 NZD...say what!
I wanted to originally just order the Becca Afterglow palette but that was under $75 so to not pay for shipping I ended up purchasing 3 of the Sephora Face Masks which you will see in my next blog post! Also linked here.

xLx

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