The Sephora Favorites or All-Stars kits are always some of my favorites. Remember this lip set I reviewed recently that was a total steal? Anyway if you love trying lots of new things at a great value these sets are often a steal. This Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Sampler set in particular contains 4 FULL SIZED lip products! All together you get 16 lip products in lots of different shades, finishes, & textures. Lots of variety at a bargain? Keep reading to see what I think!
The packaging & entire idea behind this kit is really great. The cover is just a slip with some pretty cutouts to show the metallic pink box behind. You see all of the products on the front along with the price being $59 with an overall value of $209 US. There are 16 lip products total (plus a mini lip brush from OCC!) & they are grouped into 4 sets of 4 colors: red, pink, neutral, & berry. All of these brands are available at Sephora & considered prestige so there is a nice, wide variety.
The photos below are swatched on bare skin. The swatch photos below has the first in natural light & the second with flash. & yes, I really am that pale!
Reds swatches left to right- Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, Hourglass Cosmetics Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural N45, Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Adora.
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate is easily a favorite, these Bite pencils twist up & have a creamy pigmentation that I adore. These apply like a pencil so you have a lot of control which is great since it is a classic red. Lovely, I really want more from this brand.
The Hourglass Cosmetics Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon is my first Hourglass gloss that isn’t a nude/light shade which is exciting. The color is gorgeous & this liquid lipstick applies like a gloss making it really easy to get an even application. I prefer 2 layers, as shown above. This is a bit drying for me though so I definitely prefer it topped with a gloss.
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural N45 is way more sheer than I expected, I didn’t know Natural in the name went that light. Applies evenly but isn’t as comfortable as some although sheer. For something so light it actually lasts quite awhile! This might be nice for a party since I wouldn’t have to worry about it as much.
A shade I don’t think I’ll reach for much is the Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Adora. The sample is really small so I’m pretty scared of being clumsy & snapping it but mainly the shade doesn’t look great on me. This is a coppery metallic red. This isn’t a glossy shade, true metallic. I guess I could wear it to a holiday party but I don’t think I’ll reach more it much despite my love of copper.
Pinks swatches left to right- Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Marshmallow Bunny, Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi, Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pout, Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Never Say Never.
The Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Marshmallow Bunny has been on my list to buy for awhile now & I’m super excited to own it now! This formula is moisturizing & very creamy making this pink extremely easy to wear & has nice gold metal packaging that has a bit of heft.
This is my first Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick & the shade is in Backstage Bambi. This is a really hot pink which is a light liquid formula & it dries down really quickly. Although it smells like plastic this one is pretty much kiss proof & has a really comfortable formula.
Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pout I actually have had a sample of before & although pleasant on the lips it doesn’t show up much. I use it more as a clear over other pinkish shades honestly.
Another full size is the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Never Say Never which is an awesome & very new to me formula. I have multiple Bare Minerals glosses…but no lipsticks like this! Really cool button opening, lovely shade that isn’t too bright or neutral for me personally, & actually smells pleasant. Hydrating formula but not too slick so it lasts quite awhile.
Neutrals swatches left to right- Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nylon Nude, Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Color in Dolce, Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian.
I have lots of Smashbox love so the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nylon Nude was exciting! This shade is very creamy & although it looks way too dark on me I find it a nice base for glosses or really sheered out. I wanted this one so I’m psyched this is a full size!
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked is a sheer nude gloss but is super comfortable to wear & apply. I like it as a nude gloss topper since matte nudes tend to look flat on me personally. This would be a great purse gloss since it would slightly nude anything but not too intensely.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Color in Dolce is super long wearing…but just not attractive on my skintone. I have a red version & enjoy the ultra-light formula but this color can only be a base for me & the scent is really unappealing to apply.
The Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian is again a fabulous formula & the color is more of a pink toned milky shade. I don’t like milky lips on myself usually so I’ll have to play around with this a bit more.
Berries swatches left to right- Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya, Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Stick in Menace, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet, Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Inspired.
My least favorite sample packaging goes to the Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya. Very small but also doesn’t twist all the way down (like the Fergie lipsticks) & it wasn’t secured into the tube very well. I assume that has something to do with the formula. I’ll probably break this, I won’t lie. I like this color & the feeling isn’t unbearable or anything but I was expecting it to feel more weightless & balmy while is feels heavier than most in this set.
The Buxom Full-Bodied Lipstick in Menace is more of a wine type berry which was a nice change in this set! I really love this shade, especially for fall, & it was comfortable as all get out without fading weird at all. I’d definitely consider keeping an eye out for a full size from this line!
I love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics & was already planning to buy this Lip Tar in Strumpet! Money saved! If you aren’t aware, these usually come with a mini brush & you only need a tiny pinprick to cover your whole lips. I love the peppermint scent, ultra pigmentation, & these last really well on me as well. This is a more red raspberry type shade which I enjoy on my lips. My only issue with these is that you need to be PRECISE with application but it is totally worth it for me!
This Tarte Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Inspired is really comfortable to wear but doesn’t exactly…seem berry to me at all…kind of a mauve-y pink. The formula is what stands out but this sample is very tiny which is kind of cute but also frustrating to apply. I do believe these are supposed to be long wearing…but I only get a few hours.
Again, this set retails for $59 with an overall value of $209 US from Sephora. You can purchase this online at the Sephora website. With 4 full-sized lip products, I consider this a steal! Even if you just wanted a couple…how cool would this be to break up into gifts or give as a gift to a makeup lover? I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this set!
What do you think of these shades? Any catch your eye? Anything you’d like me to include in a tutorial or video look? Hope you’re having an awesome day!