If you are looking for a unique unboxing and review for Sephora MIXITUP 12 piece sample bag with any $25 purchase, this is the right place. Sephora is offering up 12pc sample kit and choose your free bag with any $25 order use promo code MIXITUP. In this post I will walk you through each product, its brief description, what people think and my thought.

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Please do not say no to this bag because of the sample size. It is actually 15 samples + a bag. And there are so many reasons everybody should enjoy this bag! Enter code MIXITUP in the promotion code box during Sephora.com checkout to receive your free Sephora clutch (choose 1 of 2 designs) and the following 12 samples:

  1. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Medium Beige
  2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush in 05 Sweet On You- coral pink (0.006 oz)
  3. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, Eden, Minor Sin, & Anti-Aging
  4. Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT – Radiant Touch in Nᵒ1 Luminous Radiance, Nᵒ2 Luminous Ivory, & Nᵒ4.5 Luminous Sand
  5. beautyblender liquid blendercleanser® (0.10 oz)
  6. Living Proof Prime Style Extender™ (0.33 oz)
  7. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Removed (0.13 oz each)
  8. NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil
  9. Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask (0.1 oz)
  10. Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders (truth serum™ collagen booster, Invigorating Night Gel, and Sheer transformation® brightening moisturizer – 0.05 oz each)
  11. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (0.07 oz),
  12. Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Spray (0.03 oz)

The cosmetics bag I chose. I like it, simple and light weight good for travelling.

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Now let’s start on these infamous concealer and eye primer.

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Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Medium Beige – Full size $42 (20 shades available)

A full-coverage concealer ideal for any kind of imperfection. This highly pigmented, super-emollient, water-resistant formula blends seamlessly into the skin, creating a flawless complexion that looks and feels natural.

AmazingConcealer is formulated to erase the appearance of all skin imperfections: dark circles, broken capillaries, sun damage, blemishes, redness and more. Unlike traditional concealers, the AmazingConcealer is so concentrated, you only need to use tiny pin-dot amounts of product to create the skin you’ve always wanted, but thought you could never have. A Beauty Insider’s favorite, the AmazingConcealer is your magic eraser.

IcanGWP: It is a liquid-cream concealer. And it is extremely pigmented. I’ve seen it in the magazine a lot and curious to try. Full size product comes in a tube. Average reviews on Sephora site is 4.2. First impression is FULL coverage (obvious from the first 3 ingredients). You only need 1/4 pea size or smaller to cover little spot or acne. I watched the introduction video here. “Dot, blend and repeat” – that’s how to use. Plus, what people say it is not a “Dab and go” concealer so I thought I won’t master it for the very first time. But nope, it is not difficult to blend at all. It is so pigmented though so you really need to get the right shade. If you find most concealer never ever cover stubborn red or dark areas, you may find this product truly amazing as it claimed. The brand is recommend this brush with the concealer. FYI – AmazingCosmetics’s website sells smaller size – A Little Amazing for $28.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original, Eden, Minor Sin, & Anti-Aging Full size is $20

A 24-hour wear, nude eye shadow primer that ensures vibrant, crease-free wear.

This primer keeps your eye shadow crease-free while making color more vibrant and providing a smoother application. Formulated with polymer technology, it fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface, prepping lids for all-day wear. It glides on smoothly, blends beautifully on all skintones, and dries on invisibly.

IcanGWP: Always one of the best.

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Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT – Radiant Touch in Nᵒ1 Luminous Radiance, Nᵒ2 Luminous Ivory, & Nᵒ4.5 Luminous Sand – Full size $42

A luminizing pen that brings light and radiance to the skin, immediately erases any signs of fatigue, and brightens the complexion.

Loved by models, makeup artists, celebrities, and women everywhere, the award-winning Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch is like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand. With a few strategically placed strokes of TOUCHE ÉCLAT, the complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant.

TOUCHE ÉCLAT banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area. TOUCHE ÉCLAT widens eyes when used between the eyebrows and along the sides of the nose, and creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips. It’s formulated for all skin types and for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift.

IcanGWP: It is routinely featured as best of beauty in so many magazines. I absolutely adore it as a 2-in-1 concealer and brightener (the shade I tried is No1). I think it is not mean to use as a full coverage concealer. Why would people want to brighten their acne, right? It has unbelievable dry finish. Some people with dry skin said it is too dried. I like that it comes in three shade so that I can try to correct many problems with different shades. I haven’t try the full size one. I am not sure if I will like the pen itself. I will have to buy this product in store.

beautyblender liquid blendercleanser® (0.10 oz)

A sponge and brush cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants.

This cleanser supports the integrity of the beautyblender® as it removes excess residue and germs for a clean makeup application. The cleanser’s soothing soy-based, low-suds formula breaks down rapidly making it earth-friendly, while the light lavender scent makes it fun to use.

This product is handcrafted in the USA.

IcanGWP: This is my first sponge and brush cleanser sample I got. Normally I use baby shampoo. I tried it on power foundation sponge, eyeshadow brush and eyeshadow (sponge) applicator (pretty much for a tiny sample). The power foundation sponge and brush are nicely cleaned. The eyeshadow applicator – not so much. It might be designed to clean liquid or cream products? Average review on Sephora site is 4.1. People think the smell is too strong and lingers. I think that it is okay for brush but it is quite strong for sponge. People seem to prefer the solid version.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Blush in 05 Sweet On You- coral pink (0.006 oz) SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powder Customizable Palette $50 (a $70 value) available in 24 shades (NEW product)

Set contains: Baby Z Palette and  Your choice of 4 SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powders

Take your favorite Sephora Collection Colorful Face Powders to go with this travel-size refillable compact. Choose the shades that best suit you, mix and match, and then pop them in to create your own customized palette. Explore the spectrum of 24 shades, including colors made to contour, highlight, bronze, and add the perfect blush. The ultra-sheer texture blends perfectly into the skin without caking, allowing for buildable intensity of color. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, these face powders provide a healthy glow that flatters any skintone. With finishes ranging from matte to satin and shimmer, this collection allows you to create an endless variety of fresh-faced looks.

IcanGWP: I received No 5 Sweet on you. It is a nice matt finish blush. I like that it is buildable.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender™ (0.33 oz) Full size $20 Sephora Exclusive

A weightless hairstyling primer that protects and extends the life of your style.

Prime Style Extender, powered by Living Proof’s “miracle molecule,” OFPMA, protects and extends the life of your style twice as long, saving you time, day after day. It weightlessly perfects strands while smoothing and correcting hair texture. Prime detangles, corrects cuticle texture, and is so perfecting it can be worn alone, yet so weightless it can be layered under your favorite styler. Save time and forget the touch-ups.

Suggested Usage:

-On clean, damp hair, generously apply Prime, coating hair from roots to ends.

-Comb through and style as usual.

-Prime is so perfecting is can be used alone, yet so weightless it can be used under your favorite stylers

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Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders (truth serum™ collagen booster, Invigorating Night Gel, and Sheer transformation® brightening moisturizer – 0.05 oz each) Full size $72 (a $110 value) Sephora Exclusive

A three-step daily regimen developed for an effective, easy, and healthy skincare routine to treat all major skin concerns.

Embrace Ole’s philosophy for gorgeous, healthy skin with daily exfoliation, hydration, and protection. These three multitaskers work in synergy to brighten, resurface, and hydrate using the most potent antiaging powerhouses: vitamin C, essential fatty acids, and alpha hydroxy acids—the three pillar ingredients of Ole’s skincare. By expertly blending potent actives balanced with nurturing and soothing botanicals, skin can achieve maximum youthful results. These three little wonders with indulgent textures and aromas make treating your skin a daily pleasure.

This set contains:

– 1 oz truth serum™ collagen booster

– 1 oz Invigorating Night Gel™

– 1 oz Sheer transformation® brightening moisturizer

IcanGWP: I tested out the Sheer transformation® brightening moisturizer. It is indeed very sheer and has no smell. For those who usually not getting along well with AHA, you may give this product a try. This product is a very nice and gentle AHA + Vitamin C product to begin with. There are over 1700 reviews on Sephora and people like this set so much. I am curious to try truth serum™ collagen booster since the product info says there are 5 sources of vitamin C in it. Full size comes in a clear glass bottle, make sure you store it in the drawer or cabinet.

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (Full size $38) and Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover (Full size is $26) – 0.13 oz each

Fresh Soy Cleanser: A bestselling cleanser that instantly whisks away impurities and makeup—even mascara—and is the product with which Fresh pioneered the use of soy in the beauty industry.

The Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Rich in amino acids, soy proteins support moisture retention, giving skin the appearance of elasticity and firmness while rosewater balances and tones the skin. Calming cucumber extract and nourishing borage seed oil enrich the formula, which is fragrance- and soap-free.

IcanGWP: Average review is 4.1 on Sephora site. It is a white cream cleanser. It reminds me of putting slices of fresh cucumber on my face, very refreshing. Some people says their faces are too dried out. I have combination skin and I think that it is nice.

Fresh Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover: A breakthrough formula that gently and effectively removes all traces of makeup, including waterproof, while treating the lashes and moisturizing the skin around the eye area.

“In the early ’90s, there was a great deal of buzz about the health benefits of soy. We were seeing it the aisles of health food stores and reading about in medical journals and nutritional literature, but no one was exploring its effects on the skin. We spent a few years researching the natural ingredient and introduced soy to the beauty market in 1999. As our first venture into skincare, the Soy Collection continues to hold a special place in our hearts.”—Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, Fresh Founders

IcanGWP: Some people reported that this product sting or burn their eyes. Mine is okay. Direction is to use it with a wet cotton pad. It smells good and has a lotion texture. I will stick with part oil part water eye makeup remover. I prefer it that way.

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NUDE Skincare Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil – Full size $68

An ultra-sheer, skin-saving oil that instantly revives and smooths texture while providing powerful antioxidant protection.

Progenius Omega Treatment Rescue Oil is an all-natural, featherweight formula featuring bakuchiol—nature’s answer to retinol without the negative side effects. It helps repair and refine texture for satiny, flawless-looking skin. Coleus root and organic rosemary extracts, nature’s best purifying ingredients, work to clarify the complexion. A potent botanical complex boosts skin moisture, and virgin, organic, cold-pressed rose hip oil nourishes with omegas 3 and 6 and vitamin C. Antioxidant-rich ingredients provide environmental protection, making this a true lifesaver for everything your skin faces on a day to day basis.

IcanGWP: It is indeed ultra-sheer and not greasy or sticky at all. It is a good blend of non-fragrant plant oils for dry skin. If you love treatment oil, give it a try. It doesn’t have any smell for me just smell mostly like oil. It absorbs really well. Average review is 4.6.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment (0.07 oz) Full size $85

A dual-action exfoliation method that seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is Kate’s top-selling product, and the next best thing to seeing Kate in the clinic. This signature, expert formula works both physically and enzymatically to deliver safe, dramatic results in one application—and in the comfort of your own home. It effectively combats acne and blackheads, reduces discoloration, and polishes skin for a smooth complexion. Ideal for all skin types except sensitive skin, it harnesses the power of fruit enzymes to clarify skin by removing dead cells and eliminating bacteria. Skin will appear healthy, youthful, and vibrant.

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Skin Inc. Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask (0.1 oz) Full size is $75. Sephora exclusive.

A unique sleep-in transparent gel mask that hydrates, clarifies, and brightens skin, all in a single step—for use every night as a luxurious daily treatment.

This innovative sleep-in or rinse off transparent gel mask moisturizes, clarifies, and brightens the complexion. This triple-treat mask contains nutrient-rich Okinawa deepsea water, soya bean extracts, and hyaluronic acid for an easy-to-use, luxurious daily treatment for your skin. Great for use while traveling or on the go, it seals in nutrients from other skincare products for maximum results.

Suggested Usage:

-Spread a thin layer on clean face, including undereye area.

-Leave on for 30 minutes or overnight.

-Rinse off with warm water.

-Use daily or as needed.

IcanGWP: I want to try this product because I like Vitamin C product from this new brand so much. If their serum is very effective, their mask has a high chance to be effective too. It is a liquid-gel mask and has no smell. I have combination skin so I only leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse it off. My skin is well hydrate. Absolutely the right product for winter. It contains a lot of Glycerin. People with dry skin love it (leave it overnight). It has no fragrance or alcohol that’s a plus.

Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Spray (0.03 oz)

 

What I thought?

Pros: This is the right sample bag for winter! Hydration mask, oil and products with highly emollient are great to try now. Sephora gives 12 free samples for a $25 minimum purchase. That’s 12 new products to try, I love it. More than half of samples cost more than $40 to buy a full size. This helps you decide to buy it or save you a lot of money if it is not the right one. Many products are Sephora exclusive and I like that because I can’t get them somewhere else. Plus, average reviews of most sample are 4 and up. Sephora is offering up products that have already proven themselves worthy.

Cons: All of them are not deluxe or travel size. Although, concealer or primer doesn’t require much product to tell if you like it or not. People with dry skin will more likely to enjoy these samples.

What do you think? I’d love to hear from you. You can now enjoy trying this sample bag with code MIXITUP. The particular cosmetic bag I picked is sold out but you still have two designs left. Are you thinking of grabbing this Sephora MIXITUP sample bag? If you own this bag, which one is your favorite? Mine is Amazing Cosmetic Concealer.

There are 6 sample bags you can get with $25 order:  They offer 12pc sample kit and choose your free bag with any $25 order use promo code MIXITUP. For BI, Sephora offers 8pc holiday sample bag with any $25 order use promo code PARTYPICKS choose your bags here (VIB or Rouge can use VIBFAVORS). You can see here for Misteltoe Moment Sample Bag unboxing post or here for Playful Prep Sample Bag unboxing post with promo code PARTYPICKS. Use promo code SURPRIS3 to get a free cyber Monday bag with any $25 order filled with 1 full size mask and 7 surprise samples see what inside here.

I hope you enjoyed my little 12 samples adventure here!

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