Six (or more) Lip Looks- One Kit

Hey everyone! Thought I'd throw together a blog on a kit of lip products I'm loving. I got it with a gift card my sister gave me for Christmas (Thanks Pup!)... it's Sephora Favorites- Give Me Some Lip- a $25 collection of some of Sephora's best-selling lip products. If you want to experiment with high end lip products... this is the way to go. I love the idea of getting six for the price of what one high end lipstick sometimes costs!

I titled this blog "Six (or more) Lip Looks", because beyond just wearing all of these on their own, you can layer different ones for some interesting effects. They're all small-sized... but in my experience with little lip products... they can still last a really long time! This adorable tin makes for a cute presentation... I know if I didn't already have this- I'd opt for a tin of lip gloss over a tin of chocolate as a Valentine's Day gift! :)

I love how no two lip product formats were the same... you get a plumper, a traditional sheer glossy gloss, a lipstick, jumbo pencil, stain, and an opaque gloss. There's also a great color variety... if nude, berry, red, or pink are new to you- this is a great way to give a new color a test drive. I wanted to show you what each of these look like on the lips!

Bare Escentuals Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Leslie

This lip product is an Emily Award winner for best lip plumper! I was glad to get to try I shade I didn't have... this one is a pretty peachy-gold. I enjoy the minty tingle and truly do notice some plumping action! The gloss level is great and it's just tacky enough to wear longer than most other glosses I own.

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Celebutard

This is a line of lipstick I've never tried, and while I enjoy the color, it's probably not something I'd spend full price on for a full-size (Just not that unique). It's a pretty, creamy nude with a slightly pink tone. I feel like it looks a little dry on my lips on its own, but if you just want to have a nude base for a gloss, it's a nice option. In fact, in my last blog (FOTD) I was wearing this with the Buxom gloss in Leslie on top-- really pretty!

Lancome Juicy Tube in Berry Bold

Bold isn't exactly the way I'd describe this shade... it's definitely one of those sheer, transparent glosses with just the slightest hint of pink. I do enjoy the lightly fruity scent, and the shine that Juicy Tubes provide. This is a pretty generous sample size... in fact I have some Juicy Tubes that came in a Lancome multi-pack that were smaller than this one. I also prefer to layer this gloss over Benefit Benetint- which is in this kit as well.

Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame

This is a beautiful opaque pink lip gloss. Feels really smooth on the lips without being sticky. I'm not nuts about the scent of this gloss... forgive my description here- but it smells like makeup. Like a series of blended chemicals without anything sweet or fruity to cover it up. It's not terrible, and I only really notice it as I apply the product, but just an observation. I REALLY like the shade though.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Moody

Say hello to the star product in the bunch! (At least, in my opinion). I love the color, and I also love the formula/format of this product. I had only tried one LipSurgence pencil prior to this one, and it was a relatively light, shimmery peach color. To see that they also have a straight up creamy, richly pigmented reddish/berry is awesome. It looks downright intimidating in the picture toward the top of this post, but that deep dark burgundy gives way to this gorgeous color. These have a minty scent, but no tingle. Even this small size twists up, so there's much more to use than just what currently appears at the tip. Some might call this a jumbo lip pencil, but I'd call it a jumbo tinted lip balm pencil... it's very nourishing on the lips, but goes on with the great control that jumbo pencils provide. Look at that shine... no gloss required!

Benefit Benetint

This rose-tinted lip and cheek stain is a pretty cool product. Gotta admit, it's kind of hard to get past the floral, perfume-like scent and slap it on your lips... but I do love the end result. It's a berry stain that's long wearing and just looks really natural. Like I said earlier, it's really nice if you want to put a clear gloss over the top... because even if the gloss wears off, you'll continue to have a nice stain on your lips. I would've shown it on the cheeks as a blush, but I already had a different blush on from shooting a Valentine's Day Tutorial (Coming Soon to YouTube!)

Daily Nuggets...
  • I'm making some sort of buffalo chicken dip/concoction in the crock pot. We'll see how it turns out!
  • Went to Wal-Mart to get a few supplies for Super Bowl snacking... I swear everyone else there was doing the exact same thing. Clusters of people around the cheese, frozen pizza, chips, etc.
  • Who are you rooting for in the SuperBowl? I'm not generally a fan of either team, but I'm going to root for the Giants.
  • Benetint was the last product I swatched on my lips so I just left it on... surprised they aren't feeling more dry by now. Cool! :)

Have a great week everyone & thanks for reading! :)


  1. What a great deal! I need to get this! xoxo

  2. I think that the sets Sephora has out like this is an amazing idea! Because when you think about it, the way us makeup junkies never use a product long enough to finish it (in my opinion)...having a mini size really works out better. If we like it soooo much that we want to repurchase we can...but if it's not so good then we don't feel as bad about it because it isn't full size :)I love tarte lipsurgence -- the formula is very different and I love the minty aroma! :)

  3. Love it, think I'm gonna buy one myself.. :o)
    Just checked into Sephora, first time there.. WOW!!! Love that site.. Gonna buy the whole lot. :oP

  4. The last one jus looked like natural lips...but liked the others....

  5. it might have helped to see my bare lips beside that last one... because naturally, my lips have no rosy pigmentation so it's actually pretty pink-ish for me! :)

  6. These are gorgeous I love when Sephora puts together these types of sets.

  7. I love Sephora's kits! They're always such a great deal. I've been really interested in a chunky lip pencil for awhile...seems much easier to apply than lipstick for a doofus like me haha :)

  8. I saw this kit when I was window shopping the Sephora site. Now I think this is the push I needed to get it. Love the swatches.

  9. Great informative post! Didn't know this kit existed and now I can't wait to check it out. Do you like the Tarte LipSurgence better than Revlon Lip Butters? Are they similar in texture/payoff?

  10. Like all the colors. This kit is such a good idea.

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  13. Wow what a great range of products!!! I need to go to my local Sephora RIGHT NOW!!! Oh man... I promised myself to save money ;DD

  14. *sigh* sometimes i do get dissapointed to live in europe - we never seem to be able to buy sets like this AND i can't even get my hands on revlon lip butters right now...
    love your blog and youtube channel a lot - thank you, emily!! :)

  15. I *ADORE* that buxom lip color! its SO PRETTY!

  16. This kit is a good idea and a great deal! A lot of great universal lip looks here, but I especially like the Smashbox gloss. I have a different Lancome Juicy Tube gloss in a pinky-gold color that I LOVE!


  17. Emily I just finished watching your misses for 2011 video last night. I just wanted to say how much I appreciated the work that went in to your year end favourites and misses videos. I learned a lot, have a list of new products to try (and avoid) and can't thank you enough. You truly do it better than anyone else and I hope you never stop!

  18. I nabbed this set with some Giftmas money, and I LOVE it. Such an incredible value! And to finally have a guilt-free chance to try the Tarte Lipsurgence pencils? I'm all about that.

  19. I think this is the first time I've really enjoyed every product in a mixed-box! I'll look into purchasing this for sure ^^

    Be sure to check out my giveaway:

  20. I think the Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Tint in Moody is my favorite!!!
    so pretty!

  21. Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame looks sooo good! I have never tried it, but now I am just dying to go get it, because it looks sooo good on you! It really does have a nice plumping effects, and it's apparent with the other pics.

  22. I love that you showed each gloss on our lips to give an idea of what it will look like! I know I am always in a dilemma in the store because I never know what is going to look amazing and what is going to look crazyyyy.
    Love your blog!

  23. I like your blog and very informative. Thanks for sharing with us.

  24. i must try the bare essentials buxom gloss! not only does it look great on you, but the shade is my name...obviously it is a must for me :)
    xx, leslie


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