Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sephora Favorites: Give Me More Lip

In my last post, I showed a few things I picked up from Sephora recently. A few of you wanted to know a bit more about the lip set. The Give me More Lip set comes with 16 different lip products. They are separated into 4 categories, Nudes, Pinks, Berries, and Reds. There is a nice mix of glosses and lipsticks. There is a smaller version similar to this set, its called Give Me Lip, both these sets are not available on the site right now, BUT I did see them at my local Sephora. Make sure you check out the Sephora near you, if you really want to get your hands on this set.
This set includes:
 bareMinerals ® Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick in Never Say Never
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate
BUXOM® Full-Bodied™ Lip Stick in Menance
BUXOM® Full-Bodied™ Lip Cream in White Russian
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon
Kat Von D in Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick in Backstage Bambi
Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Adora
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Naked
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural N45
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet
Smashbox Be Lengendary Lipstick in Nylon Nude
Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pout
Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Sonya
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Color in Dolce
Tarte Glmazon™ Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Inspired
Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Marshmallow Bunny
Let me give you guys a heads up, I temporarily lost my memory card, so I had to take the swatch pictures with my phone. Please forgive the odd picture quality.

The Nudes: I can start off by saying, I hate nude lips on me. I feel like I look dead. I only did lip swatched for two of these, the Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Nylon Nude, which I didn't like, and the Stila All Day Liquid Lip Color in Dolce, which I liked. The other two glosses where really sheer and looked like clear gloss on my lips.

L to R: Smashbox (Nylon Nude), Laura Mercier (Bare Naked), Buxom (White Russian)

The Pinks: This was more me. I liked the bareMinerals color BUT I liked the Kat Von D gloss better, they were basically the same color only the Kat Von D is matte. I love the feeling of the Kat gloss, for sure a formula I want to try in other colors.  Again, I didn't swatch the Smashbox gloss because it was clear on my lips.

 L to R: bareMinerals (Never Say Never), Too Face (Marshmallow Bunny), Smashbox (Pout), Kat Von D (Backstage Bambi)

 L to R: bareMinerals (Never Say Never), Too Face (Marshmallow Bunny),Kat Von D (Backstage Bambi), Smashbox (Pout)

The Berries: I was excited to try these because I love berry lips in the fall. My favorite of the bunch was the OCC Lip Tar in Strumpet (the last swatch). OCC Lip Tars are famous for their lasting power, and pigmentation, I only needed the smallest dot to get all that color payoff on my lips. The Buxom lipstick was nice and bold, I can imagine a simple face this bold lip and lots of lashes.

L to R: Tarte Glamazon (Inspired), Buxom (Menance), Stila (Sonya), OCC (Stumpet)

 Loved the Tarte Glamazon lipstick as an everyday lip color.

The Reds: What better color for the holiday season. Red lips is my favorite going out, or holiday party look. My favorite would have to be the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick on Icon, this gloss is so pigmented. Once you let it set, it won't budge. The Bite Beauty pencil is another fav, its just so easy to use, the point gives you a precise line. The Kat Von D lipstick was a bit metallic, and I wasn't very onto that. The MUFE lipstick was a bit more sheer and I think that would be great for a daytime red lip.
L to R: Make Up For Ever (N45), Kat Von D (Adora), Bite Beauty (Pomegranate), Hourglass (Icon)

I would 100% recommend this gift set, if you can find it. I love getting to sample so many colors and textures of lip products from different brands. I think I'm most interested in trying more of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, it was the only one that was matte (other than OCC).  I love matte lips, I think it looks super chic.
On the topic of matte lips, I was also asked about the Tarte Lip Surgence Gift set I got (still available at Sephora) . I'll have a post on those soon.