I love all of the Sephora Favorites kits but the “Give Me Some Lip” kits are always my absolute favourite. As soon as I seen this one online, I asked Jordan to buy it for me for Christmas. Last year I asked for the kit for Christmas as well but it sold out before he ordered it, so I gave him lots of advance warning this time! However, he decided to give it to me for my birthday instead of Christmas, which is great because I can review it now while you may be able to get it. It is sold out on the Sephora website, however, may still be available in store. If not, there is going to be a bold set released for the holidays which may interest some of you!
This year’s “Give Me Some Lip” kit featured two full-size and four deluxe-sized products, all in a neutral/nude color scheme. It retailed for $28 US/$33 CAD which is amazing considering the value of all the products. Keep reading for swatches as well as my thoughts on each of the products!
Lancome Juicy Shaker in “Boom Meringue”
6.5ml / 0.22fl oz (full size) | Value: $28
Of all the products, this was the one that intrigued me the most. However, I really didn’t want to pay $28 for what is essentially just a lip oil. I love the cocktail-shaker packaging and the sweet lemony-cream scent. The applicator has the strangest, squishy tip, but I actually love it. The product itself is much as I expected in that it provides little-to-no color payoff, however, it leaves a non-sticky high-gloss shine and feels super comfortable to wear. I wouldn’t pay $28 to buy another one but I will happily use this one!
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rosé
2.2g / 0.08oz | Value: $14.32
I actually already owned a sample of this product that I received in a Christmas kit one year. However, it is one of my favourite lip balms and I use it all the time while I am at work. It feels super moisturizing, smell delicious (like lemon!) and leaves a gorgeous tint of color on the lips. I would have liked to try this in a different color but I am happy to have a backup.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in “Rikugien”
1.7g / 0.05oz | Value: $28.05
Most people will recognize this lip pencil as one half of the Sephora birthday gift last year. However, I missed out on that gift so I was happy to receive this in my kit! I love the creamy satin texture of this pencil and it is the perfect my-lips-but-better color. I’ve heard some people complain about this color making them look washed out but it definitely works for those of us with fair complexions.
|Left to right: Kat Von D Studded Kiss in “Lovecraft”, Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in “Melted Chihuahua”, Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Stepped Out”|
Kat Von D Studded Kiss in “Lovecraft”
1.2g / 0.04oz | Value: $10.40
I was worried about this one as I tried one of these lipsticks before and hated the texture. However, I am happy to report that I had no problems with the texture of this lipstick! It is a matte formula but applied easily without pulling. It is described as a “mauve pink nude” and that is definitely true. It was also quite comfortable to wear, despite being a matte formula.
Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in “Chihuahua”
5ml / 0.16fl oz | Value: $10.42
I was excited to give this color a try until I swatched it.. and realized that I already own this color. And I don’t like it. Ugh! Had I known, I would have saved this and used it for a giveaway or something but if any of my friends would like to take a once-swatched product off my hands, go for it. I’m not the biggest fan of the formula of these lipsticks to begin with but it’s the color that I really don’t enjoy. It’s described as a “dusty mauve” but it just looks like a sickly pinkish-brown on me.
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in “Stepping Out”
4ml / 0.14fl oz (full size) | Value: $28
I was pleasantly surprised by this lipstick! I’m a huge fan of liquid lipstick anyway but this one really impressed me. I love the packaging and the doe-foot applicator. The texture of the lipstick is moussey and dries down super quickly. Once it dries, good luck trying to budge it! It was even a bit difficult to remove with a makeup wipe, so I have no doubt that this is long-lasting. The color isn’t my favourite, as it’s a bit too brown for my liking, but I will probably wear it during the fall regardless. I am definitely tempted to pick up more of these in some other colors!