Makeup Minis Vol.3

Makeup Minis is where I feature deluxe samples I received with my online and/or in-store purchases. I’ll give you a short description of the product, my initial impression and whether I plan to purchase a full-sized version. I am only listing 3 items per volume to keep the post short and fun! :)


Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm

Marc Jacobs
Lip Lock Moisture Balm

I can never have enough lip balms! ;D This one is buttery rich, moisturizing, and does a good job at keeping my lips nice and hydrated. It doesn’t last very long, however, a couple of hours at most perhaps. It is non-sticky, leaves quite a shiny finish, and the best part is it has broad spectrum SPF 18 to prevent lips from harmful UV rays!

Full-sized purchase?

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs
Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

One of the best pencil eyeliners on the market right now! I already have a full-sized version of Blacquer and Th(ink), so I was excited to receive this one in Brown(Out). The mini size is super adorable! Though small, I’m sure it will still last a while. The color is rich and saturated and mega long-lasting. The full-sized pencil comes with a built-in sharpener, too!

Full-sized purchase?

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Too Faced
Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

Oh the smell! So sweet and heavenly! It smells exactly like chocolate! This bronzer is completely matte without any kind of shimmer. The color is quite neutral and doesn’t turn orange on me (I like!). The powder is smooth and buttery soft. It is quite pigmented, too, so a touch is probably all you need to get a nice, perfectly warm complexion!

Full-sized purchase?


Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm:
US$24 at Sephora

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon:
US$25 at Sephora

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer:
US$30 at Sephora

Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm:
฿890 at Sephora Thailand

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon:
฿990 at Sephora Thailand

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer:
At Too Faced counters

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  1. says: Krithi

    hey how do u compare the marc jacobs lip balm with dior ones?
    any comment ?
    that eye cryon from marc jacobs looks fantastic ..i need

    1. says: Jaa

      Which one of Dior? Comparing to the Lip Glow, this one is not as smooth and it’s non-tinted. Comparing to the Crème de Rose, this one is not as thick and moisturizing. Hope this helps!

  2. says: Sylirael

    Gods, Jaa, I am so envious! You get the best samples! Here you have to fight (or schmooze) for even the hope of a perfume mini sample or tiny foil packet of something! No matter how much you’re spending! I’m having a total beauty-Iago moment right now (not gonna get anyone killed though, pinky promise! ;-))

    The lip balm sounds nice (#fellowlipbalmaddictahoy!), and the eyeliner is always welcome, although I guess the bronzer would be a bit much for me, LOL!

    1. says: Jaa

      I was actually surprised to see Marc Jacobs samples! I pretty much jumped at the chance. In fact, I bought things that I didn’t really need just to make the minimum for the samples. LOL! That’s how crazy I am about makeup minis!!! (Though I’m sure I’m not alone! ;D)

      You really should try at least one MJ eyeliner, Syl! One of the best! Sooo smooth and long-lasting and the colors are vibrant!

  3. says: Carolyn

    So glad you are loving the MJ Brown(Out) liner, Jaa! It’s still very much a staple for me :). Also, I have a Too Faced Chocolate Soleil sample lying somewhere around the house — I need to find it and use it right away after reading your review!

    1. says: Jaa

      Brown(Out) is really beautiful, no wonder it’s your favorite!!! I have a feeling I’ll be buying the full size soon. LOL.

  4. says: Sunny

    Gimme that eyeliner nowwwwww! I wish we got half of the cool minis you get there *sad kitty face* You’d have to jump through hoops to get a mini eyeliner from any brand here!

  5. says: Liz

    MJ minis? COME TO ME!

    Lol, so I haven’t tried the eyeliners on the actual eyes, but by all accounts they sound amazing. :)

  6. says: Karina

    I tried the Marc Jacobs Liner and I reaaaaaally like it. I have super oily lids, watery eyes, etc… and It stayed in place all day long :D

  7. I’m really digging the makeup mini feature. Just thought I’d let you know! YAY! Too Faced Chocolate Soleil is one of my favorite bronzers of life. It’s a believable color and the matte finish allows you to add radiance in whatever form you wish versus having it already mixed into the bronzer. I’m a huge fan. And who doesn’t want to smell cocoa every morning?! :)

    1. says: Jaa

      Yay! I’m glad you like the series, Kristen! :D The smell of the TF Chocolate Soleil is yummylicious! It puts me in a good mood every time I use it! ^_^

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