FOTD: Sample Edition

Hey guys! Normally I limit my beauty blogging to product reviews, but today I have something a little different to show you! I’ve been hanging around my house over break playing with makeup that I haven’t gotten to properly test out yet, and I decided to show you guys what I came up with. This is my face of the day, created using only sample sized products! All of these products were sent to me in Ipsy bags, but many of them can be sampled online or from stores like Sephora as well. This look was a fun challenge to create! I didn’t allow myself to use anything besides the products you see here πŸ™‚


The Face: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Pur-Lisse BB Cream, Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer.

I’ve already previously reviewed all 3 of these products (here, here, and here respectively) if you’d like to read a little more! I primed my T-zone with the Smashbox primer, then used the BB cream to even out my skin tone. Then I dusted the bronzer on the sides of my nose, at my temples, and a little to contour my cheekbones πŸ™‚


The Eyes:Β NYX Eyeshadow Palette, Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara, Crown Brush Crease Brush, Absolute New York Nano Eyeliner.

The mascara, brush, and eyeliner all were in my November Ipsy Bag as well! I really love this brush, it’s so soft and fluffy and does a great job! I used the middle shade on my lid and the left shade on my browbone, then blended with the brush. I used the liner on my waterline and finished the eyes off with a swipe of the Smashbox mascara.


The Lips: Mongongo Lip Conditioner, Ofra Lip Liner, Hikari Lip Stain.

This lip stain is my new favorite lip product! It’s such a gorgeous berry shade, I can’t wait to wear it to a holiday party soon! I lined my lips with the pencil and went over them with the stain to finish it off.


I had a lot of fun playing around with these samples to create this look! It’s pretty simple, with a bronze eye and berry lip, with some bronzer dusted here and there. Ignore my messy hair please!


What do you think? Ever tried to useΒ your samples like this? Are there any products you’re just dying to sample?Β Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Love Kiki


All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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82 thoughts on “FOTD: Sample Edition

  1. Oh wow! This look is absolutely stunning on you! I love the lip color and eyeshadow together. I love using little samples like these because I can experience the product without committing to buying an entire tube. Also, I get sick of using the same products over and over so I like mixing things up once in awhile without wasting them πŸ™‚ Also, your hair is the opposite of messy! It looks amazing!



    1. Thanks Kayla, I love hamsas πŸ™‚ And so far, it does pretty well, but I’ve only worn it in the evening so I can’t say how long it lasts during the day. Thanks for stopping by!
      xo Kiki


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