Since my transition to cruelty-free, I’ve been eyeing this new Sephora Favorites Give Me Some New Lip value set! Thanks Sephora for offering a set made of all CF products. Upon receiving it, I thought these shades were definitely out of my comfort zone but I was to test each and everyone of them with an open-mind. Could this be the beginning of a new daring Ingrid or a disaster in the making?
What it is:
A multibranded sampler set, ideal for creating the perfect lip. This set includes two full-size and three deluxe-size lip essentials.
This set contains:
♥ 0.07oz/ 2ml Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
♥ 0.07oz/ 2g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves (FULL SIZE)
♥ 0.13oz/ 4ml Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO, Vlada (FULL SIZE)
♥ 0.21oz/ 6g treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
♥ 0.035oz/ 1g Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom
Sephora in-store & online – Limited Edition for 33$CND
Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Snobby
(a semi-sheer metallic light pink base with pink and gold pearls)
Smells delicious, just like vanilla cake batter,
Super long wearing for a lip gloss,
Feels very comfortable on the lips – not sticky at all.
If you have dry/chapped lips, this gloss will emphasize the dryness and it will look horrible,
It doesn’t fade well which leaves your lips with lots of glitter particules,
It’s doubtfully daytime appropriate – the colour is unorthodox & the shimmer is obvious.
Bottom Line: It’s ok but I wouldn’t buy a full size! I feel I’m getting too old to wear these shimmery glosses that are very reminiscent of the 80’s and honestly, who wants to relive these years, makeup wise that is. The only way to make it look pretty is over a lip liner that I’ve applied all over my lips and then put a little bit of this Huda Beauty Lip Strobe on the centre.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves
Super creamy & long wearing (transfer proof),
This particular color is a very flattering NUDE that is perfect for my light skin,
It’s not a full flat matte,
It fades really beautifully,
NO need to apply a lip liner as the product doesn’t bleed,
Very pigmented – you need just a tiny swipe.
A lip gloss to top it is a must; it tends to dry my lips,
The product smells & tastes really funky,
The formula is so soft, it makes it fragile and unstable in the container/stick.
Bottom Line: I honestly bought this set for this new Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crayon and it fell flat for me. It’s nothing out of the extraordinary. I’m not impressed and again wouldn’t buy another shade, mainly because of the debatable aroma. Formula wise, it’s pretty solid and the shade is really pretty.
Smashbox Always On Metallic Matte in XO in Vlada
(metallic rose gold)
Intense vibrant Metallic Rusty color (if you enjoy that type of shade),
It smells super yummy and doesn’t have an after taste,
It fades well and not patchy at all,
The application is very smooth.
It’s drying my lips like crazy (to be fair all liquid lipsticks that I have tried are doing this),
This shade looks super cheap on me.
Botton Line: I HATE the colour; it looks so awful on me. The formula is not bad at all and I can see why the matte version has great reviews. If you enjoy matte lip products, you should consider this one from Smashbox.
treStiQue Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry
Smells minty fresh,
Glides easily on the lips,
Very pigmented for a lip balm.
It’s more brick red than a berry color,
No plumping effect whatsoever,
It’s not super hydrating; it feels like your average lip balm.
Bottom Line: I really would have enjoyed this balm if the shade had suited me better. Cute packaging but a random product at the most.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Candy Venom
Super sleek packaging,
Beautiful deep bright pink,
Full coverage & very creamy,
Very comfortable on the lips as it’s non drying.
Like any matte formula, if your lips are not moisturized prior to the application, it will emphasize the dryness.
Bottom Line: I’m very impressed with the formula but this particular colour is so far from my comfort zone that I wouldn’t wear it, EVER. That being said it’s one of the best matte formula I’ve ever tried. Simply Beautiful.
The value for money of this set is amazing; alone, the Marc Jacobs Lip Crayon is 34$ (this set costs 33$CND). My problem is not with all these new formulas but with the colours that are not flattering on my fair skin or just don’t suit my personality. If you are contemplating this new Sephora Favorites’ set, you should have a look in-store to see if it’s a right fit for you.
As you know, honesty is the best policy, and unfortunately this one will be going back to Sephora ASAP. I wish Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Night Mauves didn’t smell or taste so bad. Sadly, this set will be the first one ever that I’ll be returning. Oh well, they just cannot be all winners! This set was curated for women with darker skin tone.
Note: The swatches look way better than how they individually look on my lips!
Disclaimer: I purchase this product!