The MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic collection finally hit stores in…
Alright friends, you have a week left to finish your holiday shopping… and I have a week left to showcase all the amazing gift sets I have sitting in my holiday review pile. For the next few days, I’ll be highlighting some of my faves from press samples, personal purchases and gifts. And we’re going to start off this whirlwind of round-ups with LIPSTICK SETS!
First, I’ll start off with the sets that are NOW ON SALE! Like this Tarte Kiss Bliss Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint + Crayon Set. This is valued at $91 (CAD) and is now down to $46! It comes with five lip paints and five matching lipliners, both vegan. I plan to split this set up and give away as little gifts or stocking stuffers.
Deluxe tarteist Lip Crayons in Thirsty, Rage, Vibes, Queen, Meme
Deluxe tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints in Bae, Fomo, Fab, Inspo, Chill
Next up is the Marc Jacobs Up All Night Petite Le Marc Lip Creme Clutch. This beauty may be sold out at Sephora but you can grab it on sale for only $35 USD (from $42) directly from the Marc Jacobs site.
Shades include No Angel (Apricot Nude), Slow Burn (Creamy Nude Rose), Oh Miley! (Strawberry Spice), Miss Scarlet (Deep Ruby), Scandal (Intense Plum).
Now for something I bought for myself. The Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real BIG Sexy Lip Kit may look like four iconic Benefit mascaras, but it’s actually four lip liner + lipstick all-in-one combos!
This intriguing format is actually something I’ve seen done by a few Korean beauty brands where you use the tip of the lipstick to line the lips and the rounder end to fill. This helps create bigger, more plump-looking lips. The kit is the only way you can try out this new product from Benefit before it launches next year!
And of course, I also bought myself the Too Faced Merry Kissmass Melted Lipstick set. I couldn’t resist this when I saw it in NYC a couple months ago. The set contains three deluxe-sized Melted Lipsticks in bestselling shades Honey, Chihuahua and Fig as well as my personal favourite red Melted Matte in Lady Balls.
One of the most extravagant (and exciting) press samples I received this year was the Fresh Sugar Lip Seduction Set. Sadly, this is sold out online but is definitely available in quite a few stores (or at least it is in Toronto). This is definitely something you can split up into smaller gifts or stocking stuffers!
Shades include Ruby, Berry, Poppy, Rose, Tulip, Petal, Fig.
And of course, I want to end this round-up with something that’s available just in Canada. The Quo Cosmetics Lipstick Wardrobe comes with four full-sized matte lipsticks for only $30 (CAD). Shades include Creme, Raspberry Red, Fig and Orchid. The lighting here really washed out these shades so for swatches check Sam’s blog (medium-deep skintone) or Shawna’s blog (fair skintone).
Stay tuned for my next holiday gift round-up, Skincare!
*Some press samples included
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