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Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip Review Fall 2016

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Two of my favorite things to collect are lip products and eyeshadows. I have a hard time passing on the latest and greatest eyeshadow palette and lipstick kit. Sephora puts favorites kits together like no one else. It is so hard to pass on them, even though I have more lippies than I can use. Earlier this year, Sephora launched Give Me Some Nude Lip for $28. Even though I am not a huge fan of nude lip colors, I loved the set. The colors in this new Give Me Some Lip are more my speed, so I knew I had to get this. If you’re looking for Give Me Some More Lip that launches every year, that should probably launch around the end of September if it follows 2015 or mid September if it follows 2014. After seeing previews around social media, it is safe to say I will purchase that one as well. These lip sets never stay in stock long, so it will probably sell out before the bigger one launches.

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Beauty Insider Appreciation Week starts on 09/10/16. I was originally going to purchase this set during that event, so I could get it at 4x points. Then, Sephora released the NEWCREW promo code. It originally offered five different samples. The sample I wanted was one I saw reviewed on YouTube. Instead of paying $75 to try the product without sampling it first, I could pay $28 for something I definitely want and try a sample for free.

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That item is the 0.5oz Dr. Brandt Skincare MAGNETIGHT Age-Defier™. The full-size is only 3oz, so this sample is worth $12.50. There was enough in this sample to liberally cover my face and my husband’s face. It’s possible, I could have squeezed an extra treatment out with more conservative applications. This mask is definitely pulled off when the tissue surrounding the magnet is clean. As the tissue gets congested, you either need to replace the tissue frequently or rub the tissue on your face for closer contact. Once the magnet removes the mask, an oil remains on the skin. You’re supposed to work it into your skin. After 30 minutes, my skin started feeling tight, so I added a night cream. My husband never added anything else, and claimed his skin felt really soft. His skin is not as dry as mine though. Although I am unsure I saw a difference in the way my face looked afterward, I had a lot of fun playing with this. If this extracted things I do not want in my skin, it is fun and practical.

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After getting 0 samples in the order where I tried to order a 0.1oz sample of Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment, I decided to order it again. The same thing that happened last time happened again. Even though the sample is clearly listed in my order history, the packing slip changed it to general samples. Whoever packed the item once again decided not to send anything instead of giving a random sample, which they do when the sample a customer ordered is out of stock. As you can see, the general sample is not checked off, so the packer made no attempt to “substitute” it. On the bright side, it only happened with one sample this order instead of all of them.

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I did get the 0.05oz Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua Eau de Parfum Spray and the single use samples of Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair Golden, Medium Beige, Tan Golden, and Dark Caramel. Getting an order with two samples instead of zero does make me a lot happier, but I hate that the one I wanted most was left out of two orders leaving me 0 for 2.

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Before I get into Give Me Some Lip, I have to start by talking about how cute the box is. Yes, this is a purple, lip shaped box. The nude lip box from Give Me Some Nude Lip is still in my collection, because I cannot face throwing away something so cute. I have no clue why I hoard boxes, but I may have a problem.

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All six lip products are loose inside the lips with scrunched black tissue paper. The inside was a bit of a letdown after seeing how great the outside looked. Sephora kits are usually packed well, so nothing shuffles. Although my items arrived fine, leaving them loose like this can result in transit damage. Anyone with a subscription box knows what I mean. This is actually a case where the lippies side by side do not look smaller than the packaging. That is because the cute lip shaped box is small. It is almost perfectly the size of my hand, which is neither small nor big. Sephora advertises this $28 lip kit with a $97 value.

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There are 6 lip products in the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip. Two are full-size and worth more alone than the $28 price tag on the set. The other four are deluxe and bonus items if you want the full-sized ones. I arranged them from smallest to largest, and the full-size ones are actually in the center.

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I swatched the shades starting with ones I already owned. From left to right, the shades above are: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien, Fresh® Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft, Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out, Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue, and Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua.

Natural Lips

Now that you’ve seen the shades on my arm, take a gander at my lips. They’re light pink and not very pigmented at all. Lipsticks will look brighter and slightly more pink-tinted on me than they look on someone with darker lips and/or a less pink complexion. This is a picture with nothing on my lips for comparison. As I try these on, I will edit the article to include pictures of me wearing them.

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Many Sephora lovers probably already have this 0.05 oz NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. This sample is worth $18.57.

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This rose-pink shade was one of the two lip pencils included in the 2015 Birthday Gift at Sephora. I still have plenty of lipstick left from my birthday gift, so I will not keep this pencil.

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These lip pencils have an amazing formula that is very moisturizing. Pigmentation builds quickly and lasts a long time. I found the pencils easy to work with, because the tip was thin. It definitely makes it easier to color in the lines.

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The 0.07 oz Fresh® Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment is worth $11.20. I love this lip balm. Even though it is a duplicate to my stash, I will probably keep it.

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This sheer rosy-tinted lip balm is one of my favorites. It is perfect for a natural look.


The balm is extremely moisturizing and it imparts a very soft color. It lasts a decently long time for a balm, and leaves my lips feeling hydrated after it wears off.

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The 0.04 oz Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft is worth $8.40. I did not own the Studded Kiss version of this lipstick, but I do own the Painted Love. My plan was to gift this, but I noticed the bullets have a slightly different color.

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I really liked this version from her Painted Love line, although I do not have a picture available. My theory that the colors were different was actually correct. The Painted Love version is on the left and the Studded Kiss version is on the right. If you own Painted Love, you could keep Studded Kiss. They are different enough. Studded Kiss is a mauve pink nude, but Painted Love lacks a bit of the mauve. Painted Love is also less matte, but it does mattify a bit more as it dries.

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I wore both of these (even though I purchased the full-sized Painted Love separately when they went on sale before Studded Kiss launched).


Lovecraft from the Studded Kiss Line is above. I love the mauve color. Like most matte formulas, it is not the most moisturizing. It is not drying either, so it is a lot more comfortable than liquid lipsticks. This does highlight lip lines, but it does not accentuate dry patches. The formula is long-lasting for a lipstick. There were still remnants of lipstick at the 6 hour mark with one meal (a sandwich in between). It looks beautiful as it fades, too.


Lovecraft from Painted Love is above. It definitely wears more glossy than the Studded Kiss Version. The color is so different that I can justify keeping both. This is a bit more moisturizing than the Studded Kiss lipstick, but not majorly so. The formula is somewhat long-lasting. My lip lines are slightly accentuated, but it does hide dry patches.

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The 0.13 oz Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Stepping Out is full-sized. It retails for $24. I love receiving liquid lipsticks in kits. My lips are too dry to take a chance and purchase them without sampling. Getting them in kits give me a chance to see if they are really compatible with dry lips. So far, I have not discovered any formulas I would purchase.

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I think this is a beautiful, brownish, neutral shade. It reminds me of MAC Whirl. Unlike MAC Whirl, this highlights lip lines. This does not accentuate dry patches though. The formula is long-lasting but like most liquid lipsticks, it is not moisturizing. Liquid lipsticks are not really my thing and this is another one I would not purchase. When I want this beautiful color, I will wear the more comfortable not as long-lasting MAC Whirl.


This deep nude has just the right amount of pinky-beige. I think this will be a wonderful color for me.

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The 0.22oz Lancôme Juicy Shaker in 313 Boom-Meringue is also full-sized. It retails for $21.

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It is almost completely sheer, but I can see a very slight hint of peachy-pink. This has a lemon meringue scent. I love lemon meringue.


This is another great oil formula. It does not impart much color or last long on the lips, but it feels super comfortable while it is on. Anyone who loves the feeling a balm gives but wants something without a thick texture will love this. I love balms, and the texture does not bother me at all. These oils are still really nice to me, so I like both.

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The 0.16 oz Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua is worth $8.40. This color is very similar to the Smashbox one from this set, but that one lacks the mauve in this one.

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This is a dusty mauve. The formula takes a while to dry down, but it eventually looks mostly matte. It does highlight lip lines, but it does not accentuate dry patches. I like that it is not as drying as liquid lipsticks, but it is not as long-lasting as they are either.


I calculate the value at $91.57, which is close to the $97 Sephora estimate. These values are somewhat subjective, because I divide the amount in the full size by the amount received. Some items are more expensive in smaller sizes, but I use the smallest buy-in to calculate value. The Smashbox and Lancome cover the cost of this set by themselves, because they are worth $45 if purchased separately. If you want at least one of those and some of the samples, this set is probably worth it. It is definitely worth it if you want both of the full-sized items.

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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.

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