When a disaster struck in the first week of January (Which was me spending $100 at Sephora already) there wasn’t much I could do except to blog about it. I mean, once Sephora dug its claws in you, there’s just no way of escaping. Particularly, how eerily Sephora seemed to know what I am really into these days.
If you are a long-time reader, you know that I am obsessed with the Sephora Favorites sets. These are value sets that Sephora releases every once in a while (most common around the holiday season) and centred around a theme (i.e. mascara, lip, skincare, makeup set, etc) I usually pick up a couple of them throughout the year as they are a great bargain and comes with a carefully curated favourite products, brands and format that are really in and gives you a bang for your buck.
In the past Sephora has come out with a generalized lip set that typically consists of colours that are too bold and bright for my liking. As much as I loved the brands, there’s no use in buying one if the colour is unsuitable. So when I found out that Sephora just released the Sephora FavoritesGive Me Some Nude Lip ($33, sephora.ca), consisting of 5 nude lip products from popular brands like NARS, and Marc Jacobs, I had to have it.
At a bargain price of $33, less than the price of the full-sized product in this set, I wished I had bought more to stock up. The set comes with a fabulous selection that will guaranteed, look great on many skintones. Plus, the lip-shaped box makes for a great jewelry case or catch-all on the vanity.
- Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Milky Way 2g ($34, available here)
- Marc Jacobs Beauty (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Prim(rose) 0.3g ($30, available here)
- NARS Cosmetics Lipstick in Dolce Vita 3.4g/Full-sized ($35, available here)
- NUDESTIX Lip + Cheek Pencil in Whisper 2.49g ($28, available here)
- Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Namaste 3ml ($24, available here)
I’m very thrilled by all of the colours and brands chosen to be included in this kit. The colours are true nude shades that will really compliment a lot of skintones. You don’t have colours that are either too pink or too beige/brown – they fall perfectly in the middle of the spectrum which makes it flattering on a lot of different skintones.
The brands and format (i.e. lip paints, and lip pencil) ensures that there’s a great variety in the kit. The lip paint range from Tarte is recently released, and the NARS Dolce Vita is one of the most popular shades of NARS lipsticks! I own backups of this colour, and have written a previous review on it just because it was that good! The full-sized lip product included are the NARS lipstick in Dolce Vita with a value of $35, and a close second is the NUDESTIX lip + cheek pencil which although isn’t a full-size comes close enough to the full-size volume.
Overall, another fantastic set/winner from Sephora. A great value set worth purchasing backups of if you love nude lip colours like I do or simply love the brands/options offered! I am currently doing a bit of a hunt
What do you think of this year’s Give Me Some Nude Lips? Have you picked it up and would you try it?