Monday, September 9, 2013

Sephora Favorites "Give Me Some Lip" Sampler

Hello friends!
Welcome back to my blog! I've been away for a few days but I'm back with a review on some of my favorite things- lip products! This is the Sephora Give Me Some Lip sampler! I got it for $25 at sephora.com, and as one who reviews products- I LOVE sets like this that give you products from a number of different brands to try. I've tried different kits like this in the past, but I first learned about this particular set on BeautyMoxie's YouTube video.  She did a great review & tried on all of the products. Now that I have the kit, I thought I'd review it for you as well! :) 
The rose-gold colored box comes in a cute pink sleeve, and then all of the products are inside in height order (flashback to the days of lining up in elementary school). FYI- that $25 sticker does peel off. I think this would be such a great little gift! For a friend, a bridesmaid, a teacher gift... I think it's just so fun. Plus, the shades are so wearable! I really think the creators did a great job of putting together a kit packed with neutrals and pinks that I think any woman could feel comfortable wearing in pretty much any situation. Plus there's a nice variety of glosses, lip colors, a lip plumper, and even a lip treatment. For the most part these are travel-size, but the Tarte LipSurgence is full-size.
I have pics of these on my lips, but I thought a side-by-side comparison might be nice as well. These are swatched in the same order that they appear in the open box pic above. From left to right: Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment, Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Pink, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly, NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb, and Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy. 
 Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment - I love the Fresh Sugar lip treatments, and if you buy them full-size on their own, they're kind of pricey ($22.50...almost the price of this whole kit!). So this is a nice way to try a really high quality lip balm, and the tint on this is gorgeous... not too red, not too pink. Just very natural and has a wonderfully hydrating and comfortable feel on the lips. This has a soft rosy/floral scent and SPF 15.
 Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Pink - This is my first experience with a Laura Mercier Lip Gloss, and the first thing I noticed was the scent... it almost makes me think of the vanilla-ish scent of a MAC lipstick, but there's a little something extra that I can't quite put my finger on. It's very pleasant! The gloss is rather thin, not at all sticky, and very shiny. It seemed very milky and a little peachy-toned on my lips, but it was so sheer that I felt like a lot of the color from my naturally mauve-toned lips came through. I kind of wish it wasn't so sheer, but I do think it looks pretty on the lips.
 Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly - I've been a long-time fan of the Buxom glosses! There's a thickness and slight bit of tackiness to these glosses that makes them very long-wearing. These glosses claim to make the lips look more full, and I think the thickness and shine of the gloss are what do it. There's also a bit of a minty tingle, which I don't find uncomfortable at all. The shade Dolly is a classic mauve with a little shimmer-- I'm surprised that this is my first time trying this beautiful shade!
 NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight - I remember buying this shade of NARS gloss in the full size several years ago when it was being touted as Kim Kardashian's signature shade. I don't much care for the scent of NARS glosses (kind of chemical-ish, though not totally objectionable), but I do love the texture. It's very smooth and comfortable on the lips. Like the Laura Mercier gloss, this one seems rather milky and is kind of sheer. You can see my natural lip color peeking through. My favorite way to wear this gloss is to add a bit of shine on top of a nude lipstick. 
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb - This was the part of this kit that I was most excited to try! In this post I mentioned my first experience with a small kit of Bite lip products, and I REALLY love them. These jumbo pencils are said to deliver "the modern matte look". This rhubarb shade is a nice deep rose, bordering on red. I LOVE it. Brings the whole face to life! It goes on so smoothly with full color, and feels awesome. As with other Bite lip products, it contains the anti-oxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine. This stick twists up from the bottom.
 Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy - As a long time fan of LipSurgence, I was excited to try a shade I've never used before! Plus it's full-size. There's a hint of shimmer in this product, and I think it's one of the most classic-looking lip colors of the whole bunch. It's kind of like the Fresh Sugar Rose lip treatment- just kicked up a notch color-wise. These twist up from the bottom, and go on ultra smooth and have a minty scent/feel. I truly think any woman would look awesome in this color.
There you go! All of the shades in the Give Me Some Lip set! I think it's an awesome value for $25, and a great way to experiment with different high-end brands. My favorite part of the kit is probably the Bite Beauty pencil! But I'll continue to use them all- either wearing them alone or layering them with different products. Thanks for reading!! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • It's been a busy few days! I was in West Chester, PA on Friday to shoot some beauty videos for QVC! They'll be featured as part of a fall beauty event on their website later this week- it was such a cool experience for both the makeup and technology geeks in me! :) The entire crew was incredibly nice, as were the lovely ladies I got to do makeup on!! I did a matte lip on QVC Host Gabrielle Kerr, a Smokey eye on Sharon from MomGenerations, and a Copper Glow look on Audrey- also from MomGenerations! Cameras also followed me as I toured the studio, standing just feet from what was happening on live TV! I made some new friendships, learned a lot, was totally in my makeup element, and just had an unforgettable day! Oh and shout-out to Shaun who I met on the plane ride home-- I hope you get your YouTube channel started soon! :)
  • Yesterday Tyler and I went with some friends to the Rams season opener! We had a great time & the Rams won!! Afterward we went to a bar by the St. Louis riverfront called Sundecker's where there was plenty of dancing and celebration among the Rams fans. Fun, fun, fun!!
  • I tried the Lay's Chicken & Waffles chips... I like them!! What do you think?!
  • I'm wearing my favorite shirt today...         

42 comments:

  1. Great post! I love the little multi-sets from Sephora; I've bought the mascara one multiple times! When is the QVC special?? I'd love to watch it!! I hope you'll let us know when it airs. :)

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  2. The Buxom Dolly has been one of my favorites for years, it's the first Buxom lip gloss I ever tried.

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  3. Thanks, for the heads up! I have had my eye on that kit and wanted to know if it was worth it! And again, you only confirmed what I already knew....that it is a great way to try some great higher-end lip products at a affordable price. I admit I am a lip junkie, tons of them and I love them all!! My problem is that I can not stop buying them and there are new ones coming out all the time!! Makes it hard to not say no to them!! LOL....Thanks for the help!

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  4. Am so exited to try this. The tarte lipsurgence is like $22 so pretty much you are getting everything else for free.

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  5. OMG, I love lippies, and this is such a great bargain!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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  6. Bought this kit and have been loving it! My favorite is the Bite Beauty pencil, as well! Also, the NARS lip gloss scent is awful haha.

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  7. I would love to get my hands on this goody box! A girl can never have too many lip products!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  8. Great review! I'd love to have all of them! I like the Rhubarb pencil. the most. I think it would be great with my pigmented lips. I wish I could buy this kit!

    www.makeupandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  9. Just to let you know there's a even better one with 16 lip colors and four full size for 59 dollars. It's sephora favorites give me more lip.

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  10. I wish kits like this one existed in french sephoras ! I want to try as many lip products as I can but with kits like this it would be just perfect =)

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  11. Emily let us know when the videos are live on QVC! Can't wait to see them! :-)

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  12. I just got that last week and I'm in LOVE with the colours, introduced me to a brand that I wasn't sure I wanted to try (Laura Mercier).

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  13. I just got that last week and I'm in LOVE with the colours, introduced me to a brand that I wasn't sure I wanted to try (Laura Mercier).

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  14. Looking forward to watching your vidoes on QVC. Please let us know when and where to start looking.

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  15. Looking forward to watching your vidoes on QVC. Please let us know when and where to start looking.

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  16. Yes, 'wearable' seems the name of the game here, love that!
    Unfortunately Sephora left the Netherlands this year... For some reason they never carried the kits you showed, and the French Sephora (our only web-option, and all in French!) seems to have "ne pas de kits" either. Shame!

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  17. So happy I saw this! Definitely picking this up at my next trip, which is tomorrow after my classes! 😬 Love your reviews & videos!

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  18. I can't afford something high end like Bite...can you please, please find a dupe for the Rhubarb? I just love the color!!!

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  19. I love this! Your YouTube and blog is just amazing! I know you're extremely busy and this is probably too much to ask, but would you mind checking out my blog and possibly commenting so I know what you think? It would mean the world to me...

    beautyinspirationstop.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been debating buying this kit and this just makes me want it more! What to do, oh what to do!

    www.bluearielsbeautyspot.blogspot.ca

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  21. Hi Emily! Great post! I would like to make a suggestion/request, if that's ok. I think it would be really helpful when you do these posts with lip swatches to do one pic with your bare lips, for a frame of reference. It's always really helpful to me when people do that. Because sometimes a color really shows up and looks amazing on someone, but their lips are a lot less pigmented than mine. On the other hand sometimes a color won't show up on someone, but they have much darker lips than I do. Also, we could see what you mean about the mauve of your lips coming through those glosses! :)

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  22. Hi Emily! Great post! I would like to make a suggestion/request, if that's ok. I think it would be really helpful when you do these posts with lip swatches to do one pic with your bare lips, for a frame of reference. It's always really helpful to me when people do that. Because sometimes a color really shows up and looks amazing on someone, but their lips are a lot less pigmented than mine. On the other hand sometimes a color won't show up on someone, but they have much darker lips than I do. Also, we could see what you mean about the mauve of your lips coming through those glosses! :)

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  23. Can't wait to see you on QVC. I love the bite and the tarte colors.

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  24. Ty for posting this! I got it for a friend! :)

    Now you gotta do this for the GIVE Me MORE Lip Set from Sephora. :)

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  26. Gorgeous lip products!!! They all look amazing! Especially the Bite Beauty jumbo pencil!

    Love your daily nuggets :)

    xx



    http://ms-jelena.blogspot.com

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  27. LOOOOOVE the shirt!! And another fantastic review. :-)

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  28. Love this post! This kit is definitely on my list to pick up on my next trip to Sephora. :)

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  29. I LOOVVEEE Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment! I got it from Sephora probably a year maybe two ago as the birthday freebie!

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  30. I definitely need to grab some of these for Christmas presents. Thanks for the review :)

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  31. Just got it and will play with it as soon as my boss leaves for his meeting :o)

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  32. I disliked the Chicken & Waffles (too chemically?) and the Siracha Lays, but really liked the Cheesy Garlic Bread flavor!! Highly recommend those.

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  33. I love this kit! The Bite pencil in Rhubarb topped with Nars Turkish Delight is a very pretty look!

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  34. i just got this kit. Thank you for your review. i really like the tarte and buxom

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  36. This just came on my radar, and Sephora is sold out! :( They're out of Give Me More Lip as well. This is the only holiday set I am really wanting, since there are so many brands. Do you know where else I can find it? I saw amazon has it, but for double the price. Do they restock it at any point for the holidays?

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  37. Loved your review, Emily! I recently reviewed this kit myself! I'm also in love with the Bite pencil - the creamy, comfortable formula is excellent :)

    Dina
    www.heydinaray.com

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