I’m just putting it out there, I have a better best friend than you. My girl is so amazing, words cannot describe! When she gave me my belated birthday presents, I actually and literally cried. I had no idea she was scheming ideas while she was in the US for my birthday. Of course I thought she was asking for advice on products to buy herself, apparently not. Anyway enough of me professing my love, time to move onto the first gift she gave me.
Sephora Give Me Some Lip is one of the much hyped gift sets that Sephora release only once a year. They also have a bigger gift set called Give Me More Lip, which is going to be on my 2015 Christmas wish list! Give Me More Lip contains 6 different lip products, one lipstick, two glosses, one lip cream, one lip lacquer and one lip pencil. The set retails for $25US but apparently is a $90US value. I’d say it would be a $90US value if all the products were full-sized, yet they are not.
The first in the box is the Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout. This gloss is a full-sized item and it smells sooooo sweet. When I first saw it I thought I had a dud, I didn’t realise it was meant to have no colour. If you go by the Sephora picture it looks like a soft/nude pink however mine is definitely white/nude. I think this would be perfect to top off a bold colour to dull it down and give it a lovely shimmery shine. I admit I’m not a huge fan of glosses, but this feels like heaven on the lips when applied lightly.
Second in the box is the Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage. There are 3 things that ring true about this lip pencil, high pigment, matte and long-lasting. I’ve wanted to try some Bite lip products for ages and to be able to glide this onto my lips was heaven. I really really want to get more of these pencils, I neeeeeed more colours in my life. Gimme gimme! Oh and this was a deluxe sample size product.
Third in the box is the Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability. A highly pigmented lacquer in a sample sized bottle. Another super sweet smell, I’m noticing a trend with gloss/lacquer products here? I love the shimmer in this, out of all the gloss/lacquers this is my favourite. It’s a shade darker than my natural lip colour and really looks gorgeous on the days where I want ‘natural but better than natural’ lips.
Fourth in the box is the Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian. Don’t let the name fool you with this one, as it’s definitely a nude colour. They do say it’s a nude pink, but I’d say it’s more a nude peach. This one was a sample size, yet for a sample size it’s pretty big! I’ve never owned a proper “nude” lip cream before, and I’m still warming to the idea of losing the pinky tone of my lips. I think I need to try it out a few more times before I can decide whether I’m on the ‘lips lost in your foundation’ look. Oh and gorgeous sweet smell again 😛
Fifth in the box is the NARS Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss. OMG MY FIRST NARS PRODUCT! I can see why girls go gaga for the packaging, perfectly on point! This is a deluxe sample size and will last a really really long time. Probably because I don’t get the obsession with their ‘Orgasm’ line? I’m not a fan of gold glitter/shimmer in beauty products. It’s a gorgeous lip gloss to wear, and I will continue to try it out buttttttttttt gold.
Then lastly is the Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick. I squealed over this the most, it’s a teeny-tiny lipstick! I almost don’t want to use it as it’ll disappear so quickly. Like the Bite lip pencil, I really really want to own more colours/full-sized products in this line. So pigmented, so creamy and really impressed me. My first proper nude lipstick and it hit the nail on the head. Doesn’t make my lips disappear into my foundation yet dull down the bright pink of my natural lip colour. SO impressed SO need more in my life.
So there’s my first impressions of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip gift set. I love it, adore it and cannot wait to continue to use all the lip products in future looks.