There are 2 kits available (Regular, and Oil Free). I have unfortunately not been blessed with great skin so it is combination, sensitive, and acne-prone. My skin reacts to nearly everything it comes into contact with (SPF, fragrance, mineral, bismuth, talc, etc) and it gets greasy in the T-zone mid-day. The MA at Sephora recommended the Oil-Free kit and assured me the coverage is still the same. For each kit, there are 2 colors to choose from: Nude and Sand. I am NC25-30 so Nude is a good fit as Sand is a bit too dark. So what does the kit include?
First off, it's an incredibly great set for traveling since it includes a sturdy pouch big enough to hold the face products and brushes. It also comes with a nice instruction pamphlet to show us each product with colored pictures and step by step on how to use them.
It also comes with:
- 1.0 oz Foundation Primer
- 1.0 oz Tinted Moisturizer
- 0.21 oz Undercover Pot Shade #3
- Secret Camouflage Brush
- Camouflage Powder Brush
- Velour Puff
- Egg-shaped Sponge
When you first look at the set, $65USD seems like a lot of money for not too many products. However, the Tinted Moisturizer and Primer are very deceiving in size. Let's break that down into what it would cost if we bought each of the items by themselves.
Foundation Primer regular = 1.7 oz for $30 so 1.0oz is $17.65
Tinted Moisturizer regular = 1.7 oz for $42 so 1.0oz is $24.71
Undercover Pot shade is full sized in this set and sells regularly for $34
Secret Camouflage Brush = $25
Camouflage Powder Brush = $28
Velour Puff is regular size in this kit = $12
Egg-shaped Sponge is $15 for 4 so the one in this kit costs $3.75
Total = $145.11
As you can see it's actually a really great deal to try out 7 products + a travel pouch all for less than 1/2 the price!
The Undercover Pot includes the Secret Camouflage on the left and Secret Concealer on the right. At the bottom is the Loose Translucent Setting Powder, which can be twisted out from under the pot. This comes with a handy little mirror to help you conceal on the go. Secret Camouflage is used for blemishes, scars and imperfections while the Secret Concealer is used for covering under-eye circles. All three products are very easy to use with the Camouflage and Concealer both creamy and excellent at hiding my dark circles/acne scars. The setting power is a breeze to apply on both the Concealer and Camouflage without making them cakey or dry.
The Foundation Primer is a white gel like primer which goes on translucent. It is light weight and the oil free formula works very well on my skin. The Tinted Moisturizer in Nude is a neutral color that doesn't really have a pink or yellow undertone so it blends seamlessly into the skin. It has a very light feel to it and is not sticky. Shown below is how they look right out of the tube.
Here they are slightly blended out ...
With the foundation completely blended into my hand, you can't really tell it's there.
Overall I love this kit and I think it is a really good deal from Laura Mercier. This gives me the chance to try out all the products without having to break my bank. The kit can be purchased only at Sephora because it is an exclusive for the company.
What are you most interested in from this kit?