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Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner Review

See the 2018 Give Me More Lip Review

No one puts favorites sets together like Sephora. They are one of my favorite things to buy, because I love sampling a lot of items that I get an incredible deal on. This is the first year since I started shopping at Sephora that there is no Give Me More Lip Set. The large set lip lovers get this year is Give Me Some Lip & Liner. It has 14 lip products, so it is right on par with past sets (they usually have 15-16). There are four full-size products in the set and as usual the value of the full-size items exceeds the cost of the set. If you’re interested in the full-size items, this set is definitely a deal.


The Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip & Liner retails for $60. With 14 pieces, each item cost $4.29.


All of the ingredients are listed on the back of the set.


As with all Sephora Favorites sets, everything fits snugly in its place. That makes it difficult for items to arrive damaged.


I laid the products in alphabetical order. This shot always shows how well things come packaged. The products easily fit in about 2/3 of the box.


The swatches from left to right alphabetical: Benefit, Buxom, Ciate, Know Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, Make Up For Ever, Marc Jacobs, NARS, Smashbox, Stila, tarte, The Estee Edit, Too Faced, Yves Saint Laurent. Once I wear each lipstick, I will also edit in a picture of me wearing it and my official review of the product.


There are: 5 members of the pink family (Benefit, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, Too Faced, and Yves Saint Laurent), 3 members of the wine/berry family (Buxom, Ciate, and tarte), one member of the clear/white family (Know Cosmetics), 4 members of the red family (Make Up For Ever, NARS, Smashbox, and Stila), and one member of the black family (The Estee Edit).

Natural Lips

My lips are 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.


The 0.02oz Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever is worth $10. This is a new release, so I may change the value on this later. For now, I am using a Sephora set where there are 4 of these listed with a $40 value. If more of these get released or if they release a single, I will use that pricing.


This fuchsia shade looks more like a bright pink to me, but I will see what color it looks when I wear it.


The 0.07oz Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale is worth $10.


Buxom calls this a rich wine, and it does look that way in certain light. In other light, it looks more mauve.


The 0.06oz Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo is worth $5.18.


Ciaté calls this a black cherry, and it definitely looks that way. I’d also describe this as a deep wine.


Getting an even application with this lipstick is tricky. It goes on patchy and takes multiple coats to cover every spot on the lips, but it stays in place decently once set (unlike the dark color from last year’s set). This formula is not the most comfortable and almost feels waxy on the lips. It does not feel overly dry though, so I can wear this with nothing on top. Those without dry lips like mine might even find it comfortable. As it fades around the parts of the lips that are more wet, it does get patchy again. The good news is it takes many hours before it starts to fade, and there is very little transfer when eating. I think this highlights lip lines less than most liquid lipsticks, and it does not accentuate dry patches.


The 0.01oz Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner is full-size. It retails for $15.


The white lipliner that goes on mostly clear. I mostly resort to white lip liners when I only want to line my lips. Lately, that happens a little often. When I also want to fill them in, I avoid white. White lip liners go with any color, so it is possible to only own a single color that works with any lipstick. This lined my lips when I wore the Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo above. It stayed in place and prevented the lipstick from bleeding as promised. That was a liquid lipstick though, so I will test this again with a traditional lipstick that moves around a little more. So far, I think this is a good lipliner. Once I wear this again, I will upload a picture of just the lipliner before I add lipstick.


The 0.05oz Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked is full-size. It retails for $24.


This should look naked on the lips, so it would be best for those with a similar lip color or those needing a lip liner to pair with nude lipstick. It is very close to my lip color, so I can use this with almost any lipstick.


The 0.04oz Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT Hot Red by Icona Pop is worth $4.33. This is a limited edition shade.


Hot red is the perfect way to describe this. It is a little brighter than the average red.


The 0.035oz Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing is worth $6.13.


Marc Jacobs calls this a muted rose, which is somewhat accurate. There is a touch of peach in this pink.


The 0.06oz NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella is worth $18.14. This was one of the shades from the Sephora 2015 Birthday Gift.


NARS calls this a scarlet red, and I think that description is right-on.


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


The 0.009oz Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson is full-size. It retails for $21.


Smashbox calls this a true blue-red. It definitely looks like a cooler red, so I agree.


The 0.05oz Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso is worth $12.


Stila calls this a true red, but it wears very warm on me. I see a lot of orange. It has been a while since I wore this, so I do not have a picture. Once I wear it again, I will add a picture and the review.


The 0.001oz tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring is worth $1.80.


Tarte calls this a berry shade, and I do see some berry in it. I’d call this a fuchsia berry.


The 0.12oz The Estée Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down is full-size. It retails for $22.


The Estee Edit calls this a black to deepen shades. While it is pigmented enough on its own, it is meant to go over other shades to make them look darker.


The 0.08oz Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out is worth $5.20.


Too Faced calls this a soft matte pinky-brown. There is definitely a brown tone, but this is pink. I would not call it pinky-brown.


The 0.035oz Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu is worth $9.96. This is a limited edition shade from the Star Clash line.


Yves Saint Laurent does not describe the color, but I would call this a satin nude-pink.

This set is worth $164.74, which is over $20 under the $185 Sephora estimate. Sephora was only off my a penny with the set last year, so I have no clue what happened with this one. My personal value is $134.60, because I am not going to keep the two I already own. The full-size items are worth $82, so the set is worth it if you want at least 3 of the 4. All items pulled their $4.29 per piece weight, except that tarte liner, even though the Make Up For Ever only went $0.04 over that. I’d say the set is a good deal, because I will happily try the 12 new items to my collection. Even if I have a few misses along the way, I should still be positive on my investment. At first glance, I do think last year’s set was better. That does not stop me from really wanting this one though.


I used the promo code VIBPEPSTART for a 4-piece Clinique gift, including: a 1oz Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, a 0.24oz Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer, 2 Pep-Start Cleansing Swipes Pop-Ups, and a 0.03oz Pep-Start Eye Cream. This code is available to all VIB and Rouge clients with a $35 purchase. The eye cream is not pictured in the ad for this promo, but it did arrive as promised.


The 3 free samples I selected were: 0.01oz of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potions in: Anti-Aging, Minor Sin, Eden, and Original, a Keranique Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask, and an Anthony No Sweat Body Defense. All of my samples got substituted. I received a 0.23oz IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Shampoo, a 0.23oz IGK 30,000 Feet Volume Conditioner, a 0.07oz Perricone MD Re-Firm Surface Recovery Treatment, and a 0.1oz Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment. Receiving the Reverie is funny, because I ordered that multiple times before. It never arrived, nor was it ever substituted. I finally remembered to ask for a sample in store the day before the order arrived, so I went from 0 to 2.

Beauty Deals 2.0

Sephora does not inform a single Beauty Insider of all deal details. Certain offers are targeted and others have different purchase minimums based on the code. Remember to check New Offers and/or Recycled Offers before placing an online order. If you’re spending over $25, you can add a promo code to any order. See all Favorites SetsRewards Bazaar and Sephora articles. Read Tips For Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Sephora. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.

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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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