This is part II of my review for 26-piece Barneys LOVE YOURSELF women’s beauty bag 2016. The Barneys New York Love Yourself Event 2016 is extending and you have more time to grab this GLOWING bag from Barneys – see all reviews below!
If you’ve already gotten most of the common beauty samples in the beauty boxes regularly, you will not regret getting this gift. It’s a great assortment of high-end brands in mini versions which I’ve never tried before but now love and would get again! Worth to try a range you’d never think to choose before. It’s the perfect treat of new brands and new products for yourself!
Barneys Love Yourself 2016 Review
You can see part I of this review here (12 samples).
Givenchy Beauty Rouge Interdit Vinyl Lipstick in N 16 Noir Revelateur Review | Full size $33 (0.11oz) (available in 14 shades)
Barneys gives us the very best shade in the line! N 16 is a black lipstick that responds to your pH levels and delivers a unique shade ranging from an intense mauve to a pretty plum. My lips instantly appear fuller and shine with a hint of beautiful sheer plum – so complementing my natural shade. No shimmer, glitter or discernible taste. It has a very seductive vinyl effect finish.
It’s intense moisturizer lasts for several hours. I love the black rose oil they use. It feels so good on the lips. It is both smoothing and soothing. I’ve never tried the other 13 shades but I have so much love for this shade.
What color did your Givenchy N 16 Noir Revelateur turn out to be when you put it on?
Deborah Lippmann Physical Attraction Polish (.27oz) | Full size $18 – $20 (.5oz)
According to Deborah Lippmann: Lights, camera, glamour! Nails take center stage in rich, radiant color inspired by New York Art Deco. From the Bowery to Broadway, each shade reflects the ever-dazzling sights, sounds and spirit of the city. An innovative new luxe chrome finish is the standing ovation.
This Barneys Exclusive shade is so beautiful – Deborah Lippmann Barneys xo Collection $50 in Gold Digger
Gold digger features gold leaf particles which contain 24k gold, platinum and silver. Use alone or layer on top of any of the other colors.
Mila Moursi Lifting Serum / Concentre Tenseur Review | Full size $440 (50ml) – Barneys Exclusive
This Barneys exclusive serum is an ultra lightweight gel that is remarkably fast absorbing. It leaves the skin soft, supple with a little bit of shine. Mila Moursi products can be found at a variety of up-scale retail locations, including Barneys New York and Space NK. All the coveted Mila Moursi products are French-made. Her approach, that catches a lot of A-listers, follows more natural and preventative skin care overall – there’s no quick fix.
This is her tip for the serum application: When applying serums, it’s important to tap them onto the skin (as if you are playing piano) to bring blood to the surface and to stimulate the actives in the product for maximum penetration. Good, right? I am all over the world to try this serum from the most trusted spa in Beverly Hills. I only tried it this morning and I can’t tell the long term result yet. The only drawback is that it contains alcohol so sensitive skin may do the patch test first. One of the cult favorite products from her brand is Mila Moursi Cryo Serum/Ice Cube Infusion $155 – bring her spa to your home.
I am glad to get my hands on RODIN olio lusso face oil, the new secret potion that people can’t stop talking about. This product smells like Provence and it leaves you with a sense of wellbeing. It has such a beautiful aroma. The scent is both calming and cheering. It’s stimulating repair with a variety of 11 luxury-grade oils. This product will help dry skin tremendously.
Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer in Mood Light Review | Full size $44 (1oz) Available in 3 shades
Anything “Hourglass”, “Ambient”, or “Primer” gets my attention. This light correcting primer is designed to neutralize, brighten, soften light and add a soft subtle glow. Alright this is definitely not a standard primer.
The texture is a soft dream mousse. However, it is very thick for a primer. This product has a very spongy, oil-free and weightless formula. It gives an airbrushed finish with sheer coverage. I really really like it that way. I like to use it alone on good skin days – no foundation or finishing powder required. On the contrary, it caused my foundation to cake in my pores. It’s not a great base underneath liquid or powder foundation (too unnatural). I have fair skin and found Mood Light (soft sheer pink) to be a good match color-wise.
Malin+Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil Review | Full size $82 (30ml)
This brand new oil is so divine. It’s a luxurious facial treatment blend of 9 natural oils and powerful anti-oxidants. I have been really happy with the aroma and formula. Its soothing herbal scent is utterly detectable and leaves me relaxed and clean at bed time. Dissolve away stress with Malin+Goetz Recovery Treatment Oil!
This oil is so incredibly light. I woke up with soft glowy skin, love it! It’s a real joy to get a new luxury treatment oil to try. This oil is a staple that deserves a prime place in your bed time skincare regimen.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum Review | Full size $48 (.5oz)
This product is a milky-moisturizing blend of RHAMNOSE (the famous ingredient in Vichy Liftactiv), Sodium Hyaluronate and Botanical Extracts. My eye area stays bright in color and smooth.
Should your eyes have had any persistent issues with ‘eye cream’ – do try adding ‘eye serum’ into your regimen, thoroughly recommended! Good to know: paraben-free, mineral-oil-free, fragrance-free and colorant-free. FYI – it contains alcohol for those with sensitive eyes.
The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Cream Review | Full size $88 (50ml)
This brand was founded by a pharmacist and offers the comprehensive collection of organic and fair-trade products. I am curious to try this fine sample from clinical skincare The Organic Pharmacy. According to the brand: promote cell regeneration, reduce broken capillaries and make the skin glow. I like the broken capillaries reduction property. I like to use warm water to wash my face, not sure how much damage is caused by that.
This product is infused with precious organic botanical oils and plant extracts. I delight in the rose aroma. This light and nourishing cream leaves skin illuminated and glowing. This brand is also offering Cleopatra’s milk bath, body scrub or detox kit, a very good assortments of products.
Marvis Whitening Mint Toothpaste Review | Full size $15 (75ml)
I like their cinnamon toothpaste. This one is a more expensive version compared to the other toothpastes from Marvis (5 flavors). The first taste is sweetness and then the fresh mint starts to kick in. It cleanses well. The only drawback is the chalky coating that is left in my mouth (like an antacid). Otherwise, it’s a fun and effective toothpaste.
Lilah B. Palette Perfection Eye Quad Review |Full size $58
The powder glides on so sheer and easy to build. I experienced several hours of wear-time before it started to crease a little bit (without primer). The shades are so versatile and I also use the black shade as a soft liner.
Maison Margiela MMM Replica Lipstick On | Full size $125 (100ml)
According to Maison Margiela: Top Notes: Bergamot oil, Heliotrope accord, Neroli oil | Heart Notes: Orange flower absolute, Iris concrete, Galbanum oil | Base Notes: Tonka bean absolute, Vanilla bourbon extract, PatchoulioOil
Davines OI / All In One Milk Review | Full size $17
Davines Ol is such a wonderful multitasking product. According to Davines Ol: OI All In One Milk performs many functions in an excellent manner: Adds shine, Adds softness and silkiness, Has an excellent detangling power, Facilitates combing of dry and wet hair, Controls frizz, Has an exceptional conditioning effect, Gives body without weighing hair down, Moisturizes hair, Facilitates blow drying, Heat protection and Provides a longer-lasting hairstyle.
The aroma is sunny and floral that invigorates and refreshes the hair and the senses. The spray bottle generates a fine mist that adds a gorgeous shine to my hair and it’s so light. If you have seen someone with salon quality shine and healthy looking hair, that’s what this product delivers! If you love the idea of combining heat protection and a silky shining hair booster into one handy divine milk, then you should give this product a try.
Oribe Gold Lust Transformative Masque (.5oz) | Full size $65 (5oz)
According to Oribe: This truly modern remedy penetrates to rebuild each fiber with curative white tea, baobob and jasmine extracts and our bio-restorative complex, improving elasticity and fortifying hair to rediscover its softness, body and inner brilliance. Restore overworked hair to its prime with each dose.
What I thought?
Spectacular. This is a very nice, well balanced gift with purchase. All gifts are very high quality and some shocked me upon opening. How pleased I was to receive them!
I am very impressed by the glowing results of these new products Barneys hand-picked for us. It makes me feel very pampered and healthy. I went through almost all minis in 3 days and no single acne or clogged pores problem at all. Barneys Love Yourself gift deserves big applause from a combination skin tester like me. In addition to perfect formula for combination/acne prone skin, I find my skin is actually “glowing”. I usually need 2 shades darker foundation during summer and within the 3 days of a new skincare regimen from Barneys, my skin only needed 1 shade darker.
I definitely want to further explore these brands and their famous lines. I recommend taking a closer look at Barneys New York’s wonderful beauty selections. For the next spring and autumn beauty purchases, I will consider stepping up my game, by holding off on smaller purchases to splurge at Barneys (or other major events) with more name-brand and newer samplers.
Finally, a suggestion: I think maybe Barneys could do Barneys beauty boxes (no subscriptions)?!
See the two available sample bags during this event and 37 step-up gifts from your favorite brands here to go on top of this gift.
I hope you enjoyed the post. Love to hear your comments and thoughts!
Many thanks to the Barneys New York for the press sample!
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