I’m here to confess- I have a tiny obsession with mini- sized makeup (haha, pun totally intended). Luckily, my fiance scooped up the limited edition Sephora ‘Give Me More Lip’ set for me. I also scored the free mystery sample bag and the usual three samples of my choice. Talk about mini overload- I’m in heaven.
Here are the three basic samples I picked:
I love ‘Flowerbomb’ by Viktor & Rolf- it smells delicious. I also picked the Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme sample because we’ll be getting Becca at work in January, and I’m pretty excited about it. Lastly, I chose Clinique Stay Matte Oil- Free Makeup, so I can see if it keeps me shine free and is worth investing in. I love Clinique and unfortunately we don’t carry the women’s line. Boo. I used it primarily back in high school and I’m looking to get back into it again.
Next, let’s reveal the mystery bag!
They really hooked it up this year compared to the previous year’s bags- I was actually happy I went with this as my freebie! My bag contained: A foil packet of Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector, A three color match card sample of Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer, A deluxe sample of Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara, A fat little packet of Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 for men, a deluxe Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (my FAVE moisturizer- ever), a deluxe sample of Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in ‘Trooper’ (Awesome!), and finally a deluxe Sephora Color Adapt Lip Balm. I’ve never tried a pH adjusting lip balm before, so I’m pretty excited about that too. Overall, I think these samples rock! I love that I got a mini liquid liner pen! It’s like they know me, haha.
And next, the big kahuna- ‘Give Me More Lip’:
I apologize for doing a review on a limited edition product- as a matter of fact, it’s already not available on the site. However, all of the colors featured in this kit are available for purchase individually, so here we are. This kit retailed for $59 (which qualified for free shipping- awesome again) and comes with 16 mini lip products and one full sized lip product. There are berries, reds, nudes, and pinks with a multitude of formulas (gloss, lipstick, stain, and balm). I’ve not tried many of the brands featured and thought this was a good way to give them a try. Next, I have swatches and the size of the product complete with my first impressions of each product:
This MUFE lipliner is awesome- it really doesn’t budge and the color is beautiful. I would purchase a full size without a doubt. The OCC Lip Tar however, was a mega letdown for me. I didn’t think it was matte or very pigmented. Not to mention, it’s a pain to put on- even with the little lip brush. I’m glad I tried it, but probably won’t get any others.
The Benefit Posie sample is basically microscopic and of course I love it. It’s very moisturizing and smells lightly like roses with just a hint of pink. I may purchase the balm and cheek tint gift set that Benefit put out for holiday, just to get the bigger sized versions. The Tarte Power Pigment is beautiful! It’s such a lovely color and is the full sized item in the kit. It smells like menthol- and you can definitely feel the tingle. IF you’re sensitive- skip this product. The Hourglass Liquid Lipstick is lovely. It wears well and finishes matte- I would definitely look into other colors in the future to buy full sized. Glad to have tried it!
The Stila Lipgloss is gorgeous- a perfect nude for me. However- it feels, smells, and looks like lipgloss. That means I don’t like it. Maybe I’ll look into the liquid lipsticks instead. The Fresh Sugar Berry- is my new obsession. Where has this been all of my life?! Serious moisture, delicious light fragrance and a hint of berry tint. I’m so over the moon, I will definitely will be buying full sized! The Sephora Rouge is more like a stain. It’s a brick red that does not budge. I used lip color remover and it was still lingering! Good for a long day or night and very pretty.
The Laura Mercier Glace is so very pretty and it doesn’t feel like a lipgloss. I like it a lot, but seeing as I don’t wear too much gloss, this mini will be the perfect size for me! I have the Too Faced Melted ‘Berry’ and this ‘Fuchsia’ was just as awesomely pigmented. I like the spongy slanted applicator and the generous size of this sample. I’m on the fence with these formulas though- I like budge proof and I don’t really think these are. The Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick will become my new go to. The formula is AMAZING and dries to a rich,velvety matte. I cannot wait to grab more colors in the full size!! This one is a true red and is very flattering.
Tarte’s ‘Moody’ looks very menacing in the tube, but wears like the Sugar Berry Lip Treatment. A slight wash of color that feels moisturizing. This too smells like menthol, so if you’re sensitive, I’d skip this too. The Laura Mercier Lipstick is a very pretty red and I love the packaging. Other than that, this one didn’t stand out too much from the crowd. The Bare Minerals Lipstick wears like a dream! It’s very moisturizing and light and the color is perfect. I would definitely buy the full sized version and look into other colors. That’s saying something considering I hate Bare Minerals 🙂
This Bite Lipstick is SO pigmented and the mini size is so cute, you could cuddle it. I also like the formula- it goes on light and packs a punch. Yes and yes. The Too Faced Lipstick is a lovely color and I like how it goes on- I love this brand and have been looking to try some more of their products. I like these a lot better than the Melted line and love the heavyweight tube. And finally, the Buxom lipstick. It’s buttery and the shade is gorgeous! Perfect for these long winter months and would definitely be worth a re-buy. I love this packaging too.
Overall, I’m very happy I got this! I think it was well worth the money and had tons of variety. I even want to repurpose the pretty box it all comes in to store my lip products- I’m a sucker for gold.
I also wanted to show you my nails of the day as a fun holiday option:
OPI Black Cherry Chutney ($9.50) and Kiss Gold Nail Decals ($1 at Dollar General Stores). Sorry for the awful paint job- I did it in the living room with no main light on. Ooops.
That’s all for now lovelies! Please leave questions or comments for me below!