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ColourPop Dream Team Lip Trio

01/03

Colour Pop Dream Team Lip Trio

Colour Pop Dream Team Lip Trio

Colour Pop Dream Team Lip Trio

Dream Team

Colour Pop Dream Team Lip Trio ($18.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes two Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks and one lipgloss. The gloss was the weaker shade in the set, though the shades can be purchased individually.

A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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B

Moon Child

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A-

Dreamy

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A

Rêver

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ColourPop x NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Trio

01/03

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Trio

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Trio

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Trio

NKLA x Laura Lee

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Trio ($18.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of lip colors that includes a gloss, liquid lipstick, and a metallic liquid lipstick. Each shade can also be purchased individually desired. This set, as well as when purchased separately is part of ColourPop’s partnership with NKLA, and the net profits from the sales of these shades will go toward NKLA.

All net profits from the purchase of “Puppy Love,” “Cat Nap,” and/or any Laura Lee x ColourPop product will go towards Best Friends Animal Society®, a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Through their NKLA initiative and all across the country, they’re working to Save Them All®.

B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Wham

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Bam

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B+

Glam

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NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret Trio

01/04

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret

Holiday 2017

NARS Holiday 2017 Audacious Lipstick Coffret ($79.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes three, full-sized Audacious Lipsticks in a keepsake box. The box was actually a lot nicer than anticipated–it had enough heft, included a mirror when opened, and would work well for storing any small bits and bobs (I’m using mine for some earrings). All three lipsticks were consistent with the Audacious formula: pigmented, creamy, and long-wearing. This set is a great deal if you’ve been looking for these shades as to buy them separately would cost $102 (instead of $79!).

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A
A

Vivien

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Carmen

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YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

01/05

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set

Holiday 2017

YSL Holiday 2017 Rouge Pur Couture Mini Lipstick Set ($50.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains four shades of bright, bold lipsticks. The set is–you guessed it!–sold out online from what I can tell, but each shade is available individually, so hopefully, there’s still value to the review and swatches!

The formula is supposed to have “rich color with intense hydration … in just one stroke.” The thing to know about this formula is that it is quite emollient and has a lot of slip; the formula almost applies itself as it glides quickly across the lips, though I sometimes found it too emollient and too slippery. That extra slip meant that some shades weren’t as pigmented as anticipated or that color gathered in my lip lines. The wear ranged from four to six hours on average. I found the formula was usually on the hydrating side. They have a sweet, fruity scent that I’d describe as subtle but noticeable.

Value

A full-sized Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick retails for $37.00 and contains 0.13 oz. or costs $284.62/oz. The set contains $34.15 worth of product, so it is a poor value from a quantity standpoint, though some may prefer getting 0.03 oz. in quantity but getting four shades. I think if the set contained 0.05 oz. per shade or was priced at $38 or $42, it would be more worthwhile.

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Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

01/03

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set

Holiday 2017

Giorgio Armani Holiday 2017 Lip Maestro Mini Set ($55.00 for 0.45 fl. oz.) contains four miniature-sized Lip Maestros. This was another set that was devoured by the end of Sephora’s recent sale! I already had everything ready to go, and luckily, all the shades in the kit are available individually, so hopefully, the reviews can be of some help for anyone looking for specific shades rather than the set (and I’ve definitely made mental notes to cover the high-end lip sets earlier next year). The Lip Maestro formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” All those things are pretty much on the nose–the finish has a noticeable sheen for the first few hours and eventually gets down to a mostly matte finish, and they are very pigmented and typically wear between six and eight hours on me. Most of the shades leave stains behind, but some of the very light ones don’t seem to stain.

Value

A full-sized Lip Maestro retails for $38.00 and contains 0.22 fl. oz. or costs $172.73/oz. The set contains $77.73 worth of product. Each tube contains quite a bit of product, and given how pigmented the formula is, the smaller sizes were perfect.

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Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

01/04

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo

Holiday 2017

Givenchy Holiday 2017 Le Rouge Mini Duo ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains two, miniature-sized Le Rouge lipsticks in shades that can be purchased individually from the permanent line-up. It was available earlier this week, but the recent sale seems to have decimated stock on the lip sets this holiday season… I’m not sure if this particular set is available in stores or not, but both shades can be purchased on their own. As far as mini lipsticks go, these felt particularly cheap and lightweight with a very short bullet, and I felt like they had more slip and less pigmented compared to their full-sized versions.

Value

Le Rouge retails for $36.00 and contains 0.12 oz. or costs $300.00/oz. The set retails for $25.00 and contains 0.08 oz. It contains $24.00 worth of product.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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