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I’ve decided not to write a general article for Sephora favorites sets in 2018. Any sets I purchase will get a dedicated article, including my purchase recommendation or advice to pass on it. Just view other Sephora Favorites articles, or use the search bar to see if I’ve reviewed the set you’re looking for. Though I did purchase a few sets in 2017, I did not blog much. Thus, I did not review any that were no longer available when I resumed. All of my 2015 and 2016 sets have reviews.
I track all Sephora offers. No one curates sets like Sephora. The Sephora Favorites sets always occupy at least three of my top five sets for the year, and I purchase a lot of sets from different retailers. This article will cover all Sephora Favorites sets for 2017 (other than the perfume and cologne sets). Those sets usually include a scent-certificate to redeem a freebie for the sample you liked most from the set, so it is a wonderful purchase for perfume or cologne lovers. There are a lot of great kits that exclusive to Sephora in JC Penney as well. As I rarely visit a SiJCP, I do not track its sets. They’re worth checking out if you shop there. If I ever happen upon a set from a SiJCP that I like enough to buy, I will write a separate article on it. At times, the SiJCP kits are smaller versions of one sold in Sephora. Other times, there are unique kits that are not available at Sephora at all.
These sets are almost always deluxe-sized items, but there are full-sized items in some of them. The size of the item is always specified in the product description, so you know what to expect. Most sets have a value that is a lot higher than the retail price, but I suggest calculating personal value before purchasing any kit. It is not worth it if you are spending more than the value for the items you want to try, unless you are buying it with gifting in mind. Personal value is what the items you will actually use/try are worth, which excludes the ones you give or throw away. Even if you hate them, you get the value when you try them. You would not know you hated it if you did not try it, and there are not a lot of people you can give used items to. If I purchase any of these kits, I will link my review near the product description. For the sets that are new versions of a previous kit, I will also link the most recent review (if I purchased it). Otherwise, I will usually not suggest getting them or not. I’d love to read reviews from people whether I purchase one or not, so feel free to comment that information below.
I always use the exact or smallest available size to calculate value, because it is the cheapest buy-in and likely the closest to the item in a kit. There are times when the price-per-ounce is cheaper on the smaller size, and I will always let you know when that happens. If you like those products, it is better to purchase it in the smaller size. Those who calculate value using the larger size underestimate value (in my opinion), so their numbers may not match mine. Although I love foils (to test new things), I never calculate any value for a foil (unless it is a true single-use product, like a sheet mask). Single-use samples that cannot be re-sealed and are usually considered bonuses by most companies.
The Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip™ for 2017 is $28. This is a repeating Favorites. I purchased this in 2016 (and loved it). There is a good chance I will purchase this version (and will link the review here if I do). There are six items in this set and two are full-size. Those items more than cover the cost of this set, so the rest are bonuses (if you want both full-sized items). Sephora advertises this with a $88 value, which is far my estimate ($72.37).
-0.05oz Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb (beige nude) ($8.67)
-0.07oz Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian (nude) ($10)
-0.009oz (full-size) Estée Edit The Barest Contour lip Liner in 05 In The Buff (satin nude) ($20)
-0.05oz Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in 246 Slow Burn (creamy nude rose) ($12.50)
-0.08oz Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Queen B (matte soft mauve) ($4.20)
-0.11oz (full-size) Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 Comfort Matte (medium brown) ($17)
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