No shopping trip is complete without a
long quick step into Sephora. I cannot help it, I am addicted. There are always new product lines to peruse, or take an in depth look into products I spied previously. It is even better when I discover a new find that excites me, which is exactly what the Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Lip did for me.
Squirreled away in the a tiny corner of the impulse aisle, the beauty box features 6 cult favourite lip products. As all of the lip products are in nude shades, this box is truly made with the masses in mind. Liquid mattes, satin pencils and bi-phase oils, it is a resounding squeal in a hand size box.
Packaged in a lip shape, robust cardboard box, Give Me Some Lip is just a little bigger in length than my S7. The miniature box houses 6 items of well known high end brands and their coveted lip products. These lip products are in both deluxe sample sized and full sized, with the deluxe samples in identical packaging to their full sized counterpart.
Though 5 of the 6 products within the box are deluxe sample sizes, the full sized product itself is worth almost the entire box. This product is worth $28.00, and Sephora Favourites Give Me Some Lip is only $33.00. This means each deluxe sample is purchased at $1.00 each! A real bargain!
Give Me Some Lip
Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Chihuahua, deluxe sample, $25.00 – A nude, dusty rose mauve in a satin finish. Though I gave the melted lipsticks a negative review, I have come to realize the formula has changed since they first launched. The creamy lipstick has full saturation, making it completely opaque with application, needing just a single layer. It even has increased longevity for smooth, long lasting wear time. Unlike my very first Melted, Chihuahua does not bleed through the fine lines. I have found when I require some moisture, yet want colour, I have been reaching for this shade as the formula is lush.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, deluxe sample, $33.00 – A rosey pink shade with a creamy satin and shimmer/sheer finish. The lip pencil has a rather sheer application with a subtle hint of colour, however it is smooth on application. While the pencil doesn’t last long on the lips, the shade fades gracefully, making reapplication a breeze. When I have worn it alone, the slight shimmer of the lips created an exquisite “natural” and “barely there” appearance. However I have been pairing this pencil with some of my liquid matte lipsticks as a base prior to application for the added moisture.
Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft, deluxe sample $26.00- A creamy cool tone pink mauve with a matte finish. The vanilla scented lipstick applies with full pigmentation, leaving a creamy feeling to the lips. The lipstick applies evenly on the lips, in a single swipe, without drying the lips. However, after eating and drinking, I found the lipstick clung to the lines and dry patches of the lips. Massaging my lips together only further to encumber my efforts to smooth the ruined lipstick. Therefore I was forced to remove wholly before reapplication could occur.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rosé, sample, $28.00 – A moisturizing sheer rose with a sheen finish. With an SPF of 15, the treatment protects while moisturizing the lips. It smooths fine lines, leaves a velvety feeling and even leaves it appearing plump. Having been recently introduced into Fresh (review here), I was delighted to find yet another lip treatment within the Sephora Favourites. Currently owning multiples, I have one in every room of my house as well as one in every purse. I really love this lip treatment.
Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Boom-Meringue, full sized, $28.00 – A delicate pink wash of colour in a glossy finish. A bi-phase (shake to combine) tint in oil with a conical sponge tip which leaves the lips feeling plump and fully hydrated. With Peach Kernel, Sweet Almond, Apricot, Cranberry and Muscat oil, Juicy shakers are a powerhouse of hydration. As I have been lusting over Juicy Shakers for a while now, I was most excited about this product. While I cannot discern any such hint of colour on my lips, the oil is pleasant in scent and flavour, tasting almost strawberry like. As it does absorb into the lips/wear off quickly with time, you do need to reapply often. However, the dabbing of the lips with the delightful oil can be quite addicting!
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out, deluxe sample, $28.00- A deep, rosy brown nude in a matte finish. With a precision tip, the long-wear lipstick glides on evenly and smoothly without appearing patchy. It is highly pigmented and has a wear time of roughly 6 hours with eating and drinking. Unlike other liquid mattes I own, the Always-On did not dry my lips out while feeling comfortable on my lips. However by the end of the day, I could see a visible difference in the way my lips looked in comparison to first application (more wrinkly as the hours progressed).
Of all beauty boxes I have purchased in the last few year – individual, monthly etc – this box has been my absolute favourite. I love all of the shades, brands and their applications.
This box is a real winner.
Have you tried any of these lip products? What are your thoughts?