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Ever since I discovered Sephora Favorites kits, I realized how great they are, especially if you don’t have too much makeup. Since I just moved to Canada a couple of years ago, and had to limit the makeup I brought over in my luggage (over-the-ocean move), I needed to replenish my makeup stash. Also, these sets are a great way to try some new makeup without committing to the full size, and then deciding if you like it enough to purchase the actual full-sized product. And lets be honest, who here finishes a full-size makeup item on the regular? I know that I don’t. Yes, you may not like a few products in the set, but the overall value is huge and the products you like will still give you more value than purchasing the products separately.
Although I really don’t need
too many any new lipsticks, when I saw this Give Me Some New Lip Kit I knew I had to have it. I think this is one of the best Sephora Favorites lipstick sets, since it contains all the new released lipsticks, so even those with huge makeup collections may not have these products yet.
Unlike the previous Sephora Favorites lipstick mini sets, which were sold in a sturdy lip-shaped box, this one comes in a lunch-box style box. The box itself is cute, but not really reusable like the lip shaped boxes were.
You will receive five newly released lip products in this box (the ones in bold are full-sized):
- 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
- 0.07 oz/ 2 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves – FULL SIZE
- 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada – FULL SIZE
- 0.21 oz/ 6 g treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
- 0.035 oz/ 1 g Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom
This lipstick is the reason I purchased the set, as it covers the cost of the whole set, so I knew if I like this lip crayon, everything else is just a bonus. This is supposed to be a “liquid lipstick in the form of a creamy crayon”. I found the crayon to be easy to apply, less drying and more comfortable than a liquid matte lipstick, but also less long-lasting. It does last longer than cream lipsticks, though. This color is so wearable, the type of color you could wear anywhere, including to work. It has a sort of shimmer that gives it almost a metallic look, but since it’s an almost a nude color, it’s still very wearable. This is the color I would wear instead of a nude when I do a less-than-subtle eye look, since nudes generally wash me out. So I did end up loving this lip crayon, and I felt less nervous about the rest of the box.
Value: $34 CAD/ $26 USD
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby – SAMPLE
Sephora doesn’t list the amount in the full size of this gloss, but Sephora Australia lists it at 4 ml, making this mini the half of the full size. This lip strobe is unlike any other lip gloss I have. It contains fine glitter particles suspended in the gloss, and gives a wonderful metallic shimmer to my lips. Snobby is a very sheer pink gloss with pink and gold glitter. I tried it alone and over a few lipsticks, and loved every combination. It does tend to run out of the lip lines, especially if I apply too much, so I always line my lips with a transparent lip liner. Also, once I wipe it off the glitter tends to stick to my lips, which can be a bit annoying, but it’s worth it for the effect it gives.
Value: $11.5 CAD/ $9 USD
This is a great sample, more than half the full size. I like the slim shape, because it makes applying it to my thin lips easier. The formula is a bit dry, on par with other matte bullet lipsticks. I don’t think it glides as easily as it’s advertised, but the color pay-off is amazing. I just need one swipe for full coverage. As it’s a bit dry, I noticed my lip line doesn’t look so nice when I apply this lipstick directly, so I usually blur it out a bit with a lip brush after application. Once applied it stays put, with no feathering. It’s quite long-lasting, too, but a bit drying (less than liquid lipsticks). I think the finish is almost matte, but not fully matte, which is OK for me. This color is a very bright magenta, for me more flashy than a red lip, but I actually wore it during day on the weekend, and loved it. It does attract lots of attention, though. It totally brings me out of my comfort zone, but I will wear it every now and then.
Value: $13.53 CAD/ $10.59 USD
This lip balm is not listed as a full size product, but I can only find it in this size on Sephora’s website, and it honestly feels and looks like a full size. This may not be an exciting addition for some, but I cannot live without lip balms, so I was happy to see this one. I’ve tried quite a few tinted lip balms, but the color payoff is usually not great, meaning there is usually no color visible on my lips. This one however does add some color, making it a great addition to my purse – I like to have it on hand for when I run out with no lipstick on, to quickly apply it without a mirror, or to apply it after lunch/dinner for a touch of color and some hydration. It has a lovely citrus scent, almost no taste, and although I thought the shape would be bad for application, it’s not. It applies easily with one rotation of the wrist (if you try it you’ll know what I mean by this). I didn’t notice any plumping effect on my lips, but that doesn’t bug me at all. My only complaint is that the packaging is quite bulky, although very cute.
Value: $15 CAD/ $12 USD
Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada – FULL SIZE
This is the only lipstick in this set that I’m not sure about. The color is a gorgeous metallic rose gold, and I love how it looks in photos, but I can’t seem to find courage to wear it out of the house. I may try it for a dinner date. The lipstick has a great applicator, with a hole in the center. The lipstick pools inside, and usually gives me enough product to apply all over my lips. The teardrop shape makes for a smooth, easy application, too, and I always get nice lip lines. It’s very pigmented, lighter than most liquid lipsticks and really long-wearing. I love it, and would probably wear it if I got a different metallic color (like burgundy or red).
Value: $28 CAD/ $24 USD
Here are all the lip products swatched, one swipe each. Left to right: Smashbox, treStiQue, Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty and Marc Jacobs Beauty.
And here are some lip swatches for you. Left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty, Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty, treStiQue and Smashbox.
I am really happy with this set. I love the Marc Jacobs crayon, Huda Beauty lip strobe and the treStiQue lip balm. I am also quite happy with the Fenty Beauty lipstick. The only lipstick I am not sure about is the Smashbox one. I like that Sephora made this set with all the new products, and included a variety of colors and finishes. If you like pink toned lipsticks, you will probably love the set.
Give Me Some New Lip Kit is still available at Sephora.com (and probably in some stores), and retails for $33 CAD/ $28 USD. I calculated the value to be $102.03 CAD/ $81.59 USD, which is even more than what Sephora advertised ($96 CAD/ $80 USD). This is an insane value for the price, especially if you like the products. The value for me is somewhere between $60-$74 CAD, depending on how much I use the Fenty lipstick, which is still amazing.
Did you buy this set? Do you like Sephora Favorites sets? Which lip product from the set would be your favorite?