Sephora Favorites: Must Have Minis Kit Review – April 2020
Sephora frequently releases new favorites kits, and I am a fan! With the beginning of spring they originally released a kit called “Festival Faves,” but due to the COVID-19 situation the kit has been renamed to a more appropriate “Must Have Minis.” That is in name only, though- the packaging of the set still has the original name.
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About this Favorites Kit
The Box: Sephora Favorites Must Have Minis
The Cost: $29
- 1 oz/ 36 mL amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray
- 2 oz/ 60 mL Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer
- 0.35 oz/ 10 g Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo
- Kitsch Iridescent Rhinestone Bobby Pin — Exclusive
- 0.25 oz/ 7.1 g Milk Makeup Holographic Stick Mini in Mars
- 1.5 oz/ 45 mL OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil
- 0.84 oz/ 25 mL Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
- 0.34 oz/ 10 mL Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Shipping: $5.95 if your purchase is under $50, free if you are VIB Rouge.
Sephora Favorites: Must Have Minis Kit Review
The info sheet for the products included came wrapped around an adorable clear pink makeup bag that I have already put into use even though I own a hundred makeup bags (an exaggeration, but only slight).
amika Un.Done Volume and Matte Texture Spray, 1 oz – Retail Value $10
Rarely do I need extra texture with my hair, but when I was enjoying the Mardi Gras season (hindsight is always 20/20…) I embraced the over the top hair (and the over the top everything). This did a great job of adding volume to my roots without making it feel too weird, and I had multiple people compliment how it looked. The volume also lasted, too- it stayed with me through flipping my hair at concerts and dancing with my friends.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer, 2 oz – Retail Value $13
I reach for this every time I step out of the shower. I try to stay away from heat styling my hair, but this provides UV protection as well as regular heat protection. It also helps to detangle and condition hair thanks to the coconut oil, argan oil, and sweet almond oil, and I do think this helps when I am combing through damp curls without leaving a discernible residue.
Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo, 0.35 oz – Estimated Value $3.50 (Buy the 1.4 oz version for $14)
Dry shampoo is the one product I almost never use because 1) I have a dry scalp and 2) when my hair is curly I can’t exactly brush dry shampoo through it. My sister is a huge Drybar fan, though, and she said that this stuff works great for her.
Kitsch Iridescent Rhinestone Bobby Pin – Buy a set of three in a similar style for $12 here
This was an exclusive hairpin made for this box! I love the sparkle and shine of the iridescent rhinestones, and it feels solid in my hands. Because my hair has a mind of its own I used this in conjunction with a regular bobby pin so this would be on display and not eaten by my curls, and I enjoyed the look.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick Mini in Mars, 0.25 oz – Retail Value $15
I am not much of a cream blush or highlighter fan because I find that it messes with my foundation when I apply it (I fully admit I could be doing it wrong). This is a really subtle highlight- you can see the golden peach shade swatch above, but I had to zoom in to see the slight holographic shimmer. The overall effect is super pretty, and I would use this to add glow to my skin on a no-makeup day.
OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $16
Full stop, I loved this. This has rosehip, sunflower, and shea oil and it is mega nourishing without leaving me feeling like I’m a greased chicken waiting to be fried. It has a soft rose scent that is lovely without being overpowering, and it both nourished my skin and added softness to my hair. I had a Sephora gift card lying around, and I definitely put it to good use by purchasing the full-size version of this.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, 0.84 oz – Estimated Value $6.72 (Buy the 2.5 oz version for $20)
If you have lived your life without smelling the iconic Bum Bum cream scent, I am honestly impressed. People usually either love it or hate it the smell of salted caramel, pistachio, and vanilla, and I fall into the “love it” category. The smell is definitely strong though, so be warned if you are sensitive to fragrance. Nourishing ingredients like coconut oil and Cupuaçu Butter keeps your skin feeling mega-soft, too.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, 0.34 oz – Estimated Value $11.56 (Buy the 0.5 oz version for $17)
This is one of the most popular sunscreens that Supergoop! offers, but it isn’t my favorite. It’s a clear gel with a velvety texture that leaves no white cast and rubs in with ease, but I have found that it can also cause pilling depending on what other skincare I used that day, while also occasionally feeling oily. This is a good sunscreen people who have trouble committing to applying it every day, but it isn’t the one I personally reach for. I do know multiple people who call this their holy grail sunscreen (hi, Ivy!), so if you’re curious about trying this I say go for it.
The Verdict: I loved this kit so much that I convinced one of my best friends she needed to buy it (hi again, Ivy!). The OUAI rose oil was my favorite product, but I thought everything in this kit worked well together to be glam on the go with concerts, festivals, and beach trips. Granted, while I don’t know when I will be able to leave my apartment again, I do know that beauty makes me happy, and this kit did a great job of spreading the joy. Value-wise, this kit adds up to $75.78 for everything except the hair clip. When you add that in, I think this is right on the mark with the promised value of $80.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes, this kit is still available for purchase.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $34.95 ($29 + $5.95 shipping) and had a total value of $75.78 for everything except the bobby pin, which means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- amika: $4.61
- Bumble and bumble: $5.99
- Drybar: $1.61
- Ouai: $7.38
- Sol de Janeiro: $3.10
- Supergoop: $5.33
What do you think of the Sephora Favorites Must Have Minis Kit?