So obviously this sold out online (well maybe it is back online? Here is the link!) or I wouldn’t be demanding you go to your local Sephora. I highly regret not getting this posted earlier-sorry guys. I’ve seriously had so much going on & have been posting at least once a day because I have so much to share. Anywayyyy so this is the Sephora Favorites Superstars boxed set. I actually wasn’t planning on reviewing this…I took these 2 shots for my own personal reference so I could say where I got the products as I reviewed them. I’m compulsive like that. So do excuse the poor photography but you will likely run to your Sephora once you hear more & forget all about my lackluster photos anyway.
So basically this set has so many products I was either planning to buy or wanting to try it was ridiculous. It is very rare that I demand you buy something but this was a steal. So do keep in mind I’m rather fair & have dry skin. Let me break down what is available in this set:
Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Cleopatra in New York– Deborah Lippmann polishes are known for being both beautiful & retailing for a whopping $19 in their glitter form. While there are lots of dupes for her polishes out there, Cleopatra in New York is one I’ve always wanted. This is a full sized polish, awesome! So excited to use this coveted shade!
NARS Lipstick in Dolce Vita– I like NARS lipsticks but I’m not a diehard enthusiast. I think they are a bit overrated but this shade is new to me so I’m excited to add it to my stash. Dolce Vita is described as a sheer dusty rose. Pretty color but it doesn’t quite wow me. This is a FULL SIZE though which retails for $26 all by itself. If you have been wondering about NARS lipsticks or this shade in particular this is a nice addition!
Nars Duo in Orgasm & Laguna– Although I’m not a hardcore Nars Laguna fan (I’m quite fair remember?) I do like this bronzer & really do love the Orgasm blush. This set is 5 grams total– the same size as one of their full-sized blushers. You can actually buy the mini duo (although sold out online currently) for $24 so that is quite a nice value!
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Light– Please do keep in mind that this only comes in Light within this set, sorry ladies of deeper complexions! I was planning to buy this in a full sie after really enjoying a sample. I probably need this in the lightest shade which is Fair but Light seems alright on me as well! For 1 oz you pay $39 which is quite steep. I definitely want to see how long this tube lasts & see if it will be worth the repurchase! But seriously if you buy it during the VIB sale you’ll only pay $11 for everything else in this kit which is wild!
Origins GinZing Eye Cream– I’m kind of an eye cream junkie & I’ve been really wanting to try this one! This is a full size 0.5 oz jar & retails for $30 just by itself. This is supposed to brighten & depuff, two things I desperately need these days!
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil– I’ve gotten samples of this oil before & actually quite enjoy it! Oils are kind of a craze right now but my dry skin really does love them usually. This one doesn’t break me out at all & can also be used on everything from your body to your hair & even your cuticles. You can actually buy the oil in this 0.5 fl oz size for $14. I like the dropper & the glass bottle!
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Duo in Sin/Mushroom– This is one of my favorite items in the set since Sin is one of my favorite shades period & I also really enjoy Mushroom. This is actually a full sized eyeshadow just split into two shades & the full sized eyeshadows on their own retail for $18 each. I actually considered buying Sin for travel so I’m really happy with this duo! I actually wish Urban Decay sold shadows this way since it would take me forever to use up a single & I’d rather have two shades than just one.
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension System– This is one of those products I would have never bought myself, period. I don’t see this working out for me which I normally don’t say but I do have some reasons. Basically one tube has the extensions & the other has the mascara. You use the mascara then the fibers then the mascara. Cross contamination galore & I’ve heard the mascara ends up absolutely disgusting since you put the fibers in it & it gets all clumpy. Obviously I’m going to give it a shot because I own it now but I think I’ll save it for a special occasion or something since it retails for $35 & I do like extension type mascaras here & there.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel– This is my absolute favorite clear brow gel but a full size is 0.28 fl oz for a whopping $22. This is a deluxe sample & is 0.085 fl oz which is a pretty okay size, especially for travel. I never buy the full sizes because my brows aren’t wily enough for it to be worth but I highly recommend it! I wait for sets like this or palettes to get my fix & use cheaper brands in-between.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black– When I first got this pencil I had my doubts. I have it in dark brown which I absolutely adore but this one didn’t seem as pigmented at all! I think it was from sitting sideways in the box because after putting it point down in my eyeliner cup this had really nice pigmentation & it actually quite black! Plus these really are waterproof! This is a full sized pencil & retails for $20 on the Sephora website. I really love this pencil & you can easily create a thick or thin line!
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray– I’ve heard a lot of good things about this spray but it is pretty pricey so I haven’t shelled out the cash for it yet. Now I get to try it for myself! I have tons of long, thick hair so pricey products like this really need to work if I’m going to throw down the cash. This is a 1.7 oz sample which you can actually purchase on the Sephora website for $15. The big 4 oz size is $25. I haven’t tried this yet, I think I might save it for spring/summer.
Flowerbomb by Viktor Rolfe Rollerball– I was planning to pick this up to travel with over the holidays as I have become rather obsessed & this is a full size which retails for $29 on its own! Right? Insanity. This is one out of two (the other being Dior Miss Dior perfume) that I can wear as a signature-type scent. Flowerbomb might even be more special to me because it applies to both day & night. I just adore it so much!
As this isn’t available online (at least not at this time) I highly recommend calling your local Sephora store to see if they are in stock then requesting a hold. Right now this set is 20% off (Sephora VIB sale in stores & online using the code VIBTOPIA) so the original $75 I paid (which was already a deal) is only $60! Ridiculous guys, seriously. With a $280 value this is downright looney. You’re getting high quality products here too from a bunch of prestige brands that would cost a whole lot separately. Plus, with multiple full sizes, you really get your money back repeatedly.
What do you think of this set? Have you picked up any of these products? What do you think of the overall deal?