Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go Review


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Sephora Favorites - Sephora Lash Box

Sephora recently launched a new beauty favorites kit full of different mascaras, and it includes a voucher to redeem for a full-size of your choice!

FYI- This kit is still available for purchase!

Sephora Favorites - Sephora Lash Open Box

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About Sephora Favorites

The Box: Sephora Favorites: Lash Stash To Go

The Cost: $25 ($59 value)

COUPON: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

The Products: 6 mascara samples and a voucher to redeem for the full-size mascara of your choice!

Shipping: Shipping costs $5.95 if your order is under $50. VIB Rouge members get free shipping, and you can also pick this up at your local Sephora store.
Good to Know: The voucher can only be redeemed in-store at Sephora (not a Sephora inside JCPenny. If this is a kit you’re interested in, I saw a similar kit exclusive to Sephora x JCPenny that allows you to redeem there!)

Sephora Favorites Lash Stash To Go Review

Sephora Favorites - Sephora Lash Info

Don’t throw out this info sheet! On the other side is the voucher you use at Sephora to redeem for you full-size mascara. FYI- under each photo of the mascaras below will be a picture of me wearing the mascara on one eye only to give you an idea of how it performs!

Sephora Favorites - Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara 1 Sephora Favorites - Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara 2

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara, 0.12 oz – Estimated Value $10.54 (voucher redeems for a full-size tube worth $29)

This is a relatively new mascara, and I was excited to try it. I found the formula to be on the dry side (rather than feeling wet), and it really reached every individual lash to lengthen them, but it lacked a little in volume for my taste. I chose to try this out before going on a date, and I am happy to report that it didn’t smudge on me throughout the night.

Sephora Favorites - Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara 1 Sephora Favorites - Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara 2

Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $7.20 (voucher redeems for a full-size tube worth $24)

This is another newer mascara, and I wanted to love it- but this was probably the worst in the bunch for me. While it did give length and volume, it also clumped like crazy on me as and I had issues with it flaking on me too. Bummer, because otherwise, this would have been my top pick.  

Sephora Favorites - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara 1 Sephora Favorites - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara 2

Tarte™ Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $9.85 (voucher redeems for a full-size tube worth $23)

This is a cult classic for a reason! Along with having been around for years, this is one of Liz’s favorite mascaras for the volume and length it provides without clumping. I am happy with the definition it gave my lashes, and it didn’t smear on me either. Spoiler alert: This was the mascara I ended up choosing to redeem my voucher for!

Sephora Favorites - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 1 Sephora Favorites - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 2

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, 0.13 oz – Estimated Value $11.55 (voucher redeems for a full-size tube worth $24)

This is another mascara that has a large following- along with the unique and eye-catching name, it features an hourglass wand to bump up the volume of your lashes. I liked the way this looked on me, but as I wore it I noticed it kept smudging under my eyes. Your mileage may vary though- this is the mascara of choice for one of my best friends!

Sephora Favorites - Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 1 Sephora Favorites - Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 2

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, 0.10 oz – Estimated Value $7.20 (voucher redeems for a full-size tube worth $24)

This mascara provided the length, but it didn’t give me the eye-opening volume I crave from a mascara. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t my favorite.

The Verdict: I love these kits from Sephora- they are a great way to discover which mascara works best for you. I am glad that this included some of the newer releases I have been eyeing because now I know they weren’t for me! While only the Hourglass mascara retails for more than the cost of the kit (not including shipping) if we ignore the cost of shipping no matter what mascara you choose you’re getting more than what you paid for in terms of the value of the sample and the full-size combined. If you already have your holy grail mascara this probably won’t impress you, but if you’re looking for a new mascara I think this is a great way to try out five different ones.

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this is still available!

Coupon: Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

Value Breakdown: This kit costs $28 + $5.95 shipping, bringing the total to $33.95. I received $46.34 worth of mascara samples plus a voucher to redeem.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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11 Comments

  1. Already have my HG mascaras. Kevin Aucoin is amazing for length and volume. Sisley is great for an every day look.

  2. I buy these every year! I probably still have 2 vouchers yet to redeem. I’m in the camp that dislikes Better than Sex mascara. It clumps, smudges and just all-around doesn’t work for me. That said, i love trying new mascaras!

  3. Awesome review! This sounds like a great kit.

  4. The BTS has been my go-to, so I love to get these kits to do side-by-side comparisons with a favorite. BTS builds great volume for me and leaves my lashes very soft. I do not experience flaking I wanted to LOVE hourglass based upon the reviews, but it just didn’t work for me. I don’t know if it was the formula or the brush. I just didn’t seem to get enough length or volume. The Milk was actually my favorite. Great volume, lift and separation for my lashes. It’s funny how what works for one person doesn’t work for another. I have used Tarte before, too, and it’s just okay for me. Not a fan of UD.

    Great review as always, Jessica! And I appreciate the pictures. I would have chosen Tarte for you, too, based on the photos.

  5. I dont like the Better Than Sex mascara or the Urban Decay. Both weighed down my lashes and flaked/smudged like crazy.
    My go to is Loreal waterproof Lash Paradise. The stuff is amazing.and at $10.00, its total win-win

  6. So funny how mascaras are so different. I am a fan of the BTS, so I buy the kits for side-by-side of my go-to. BTS always wears well for me and doesn’t weigh my lashes down. I did not like the hourglass at all and expected to LOVE it. Just not the for volume for me. The Milk was my favorite, and when I went back to the BTS is seemed clumpy compared to the Milk. But, as another review stated, sometimes I find the samples to perform differently than full size tubes. I also wish some samples had longer wants to help with application. Still, I’m a fan of these kits.

    Great review again, Jessica!

  7. I got this kit months ago. Caution is my favorite. I have a few sample sizes of it. I wanted to try the Milk mascara, and I do like it a lot. The others I have tried before. Better than sex always rubs off on my skin just below my eyelashes and flakes like crazy. Cant stand that mascara. The other two are nothing special for me. I ended up getting the Milk mascara. The caution is my favorite but since I have several small sizes figured I’d get the Milk. The Milk is nice. However, the sample performed better on me than the full size. Idk why. This is a great kit. I always try to get them when they come out if they have one decent one to redeem the voucher for. I can gift the ones I dont use.

  8. I happen to have tried samples of all of these (outside of this kit) except the UD one….but I think I have a sample rolling around somewhere. I’ll have to try that one next for fun. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I agree with EVERYTHING in this review except the Milk one….although I’m only on day 2. I have noticed it’s a bit more clumpy today (already) than it was yesterday but I haven’t had any flaking yet (which is a big deal for me)! As far as all of the other comments on volume, smudging and flaking I totally agree (as an oily skin girl with naturally long lashes that just wants more volume).

  9. I love these kits too! I am stocked on mascaras right now so I haven’t purchased it, but I have tried almost all these before. I love the Hourglass and am really tempted to buy for a full size of this! I experienced the same smudging with the Too Faced and also with the Kush.

  10. I just bought this during the last sale. I was initially impressed with the milk mascara, but I used it again today (a week or so I first used it) and I experienced the same clumpy, wet problem as you. I was so bummed!
    I’ve tried the urban decay one before and it works well for my lashes. I find its volume better than the tarts one. I love better than sex, but I don’t know if I need a full tube of it. It’s more of a special occasion one.
    I still haven’t decided which I want to spend my voucher on!

  11. Really impressive review! Would like to try this kit of I don’t have tons of mascara!

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