Sephora Favorites Mystery Liner Kit Review + Coupon – October 2018

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Sephora Mystery Liner Kit bag

Sephora released three new Mystery Kits recently, for cheeks, liners, and lips. Each kit comes with 2 guaranteed items you see on the outside, and one of three mystery options. Additionally, each kit comes with a little “Sephoji” pin.

This is a review of the $16 Mystery Liner Kit.

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit item info

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About This Mystery Kit

The Box: Sephora Favorites: Mystery Liner Kit

Collect and play with this set of three deluxe eye products and one of eight collectable Sephoji pins. Each bag will contain one Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, one stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, and one of three mystery eye items.

The Cost: $16

This set contains:

– 0.007 oz/ 0.2 mL Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
– 0.008 oz/ 0.25 mL stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
– Sephoji pin

Plus one of the below items:
– 0.018 oz/ 0.5 g Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil™ Extreme Longwear Eyeliner in Noir Intense
– 0.028 oz/ 0.79 g SEPHORA COLLECTION Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof in 01 Black Lace
– 0.0035 oz/ 0.1 g tarte Sex Kitten Eyeliner in Black

Ships to: US for $5.95 if your order is under $50. VIB Rouge members get free shipping!

Our Review

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit kat von d liner

Sephora Faves Mystery Lip Kit 2018 kat von d lipstick worn

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, .007 oz/.2 mL – Estimated Value $7.37 (Buy a .019 fl oz full size for $20)

This liquid liner has been my ride-or-die for years since I worked at Sephora. As is standard for Kat Von D products, the formula is opaque, intensely pigmented, and doesn’t budge. My favorite thing about this product is that the tip is a brush and not just a marker, so it’s like painting. I feel very in control of the thickness and placement of my liner using this, and it doesn’t pull or drag at all.

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit stila liner

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit stila worn

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, 0.008 oz/.25 ml – Estimated Value $11 (Buy a .016 oz full size for $22)

Stila’s liquid liner pen is another one of my favorites. It has a felt-tip which tapers to a very fine point. This liner has a good formula, too. It has great staying power and I’ve not had any issues with it bleeding during application. I think this product is great for those who are new to liquid liners to learn with.

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit sephora liner

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit sephora liner worn

Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12 hr Wear Waterproof, 0.028 oz/.79g – Estimated Value $7 (Buy a .04 oz full size for $10)

It looks like Sephora recently reformulated their line of eyeliners. I’m really pleased with the performance of this eyeliner! It is very black and very smooth. It didn’t pull at all during application. It’s definitely waterproof, too. I’m wearing this above, but I have also tried it on my waterline and it worked well!

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit swatches

Here are the formulas swatched side-by-side for you. Top: Sephora, Middle: Kat Von D, Bottom: Stila

Sephora Mystery Liner Kit sephoji pin

Each Mystery Kit also comes with a little “Sephoji” pin, which is a little makeup/beauty-related enamel pin. The one I received in my liner kit is a cute, signature striped Sephora bag stuffed with makeup goodies.

The Verdict: I am smitten with these Sephora Favorites Mystery Kits! I think they are such a great idea for little gifts and stocking stuffers.  I especially love this liner kit because the two guaranteed liners are my top two ride-or-die liquid liners, so I can share long-time favorite products when giving this as a present. I also like that it lets people compare a brush tip liquid liner to a felt tip.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this Mystery Kit is still in stock, as of the time this is review was published.

Coupon – Pick your free gift COUPON from this page.

Value Breakdown: At $16 for this kit, and a $25.37 total retail value for my mystery variation, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Kat Von D: $4.65
  • Stila: $6.94
  • Sephora Collection: $4.41

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Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Makeup Subscription Boxes, Sephora Favorites Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: play by sephora | 10 comments


  1. This looks like something that I need to try and I agree that it would be nice to have color options particularly brown for me.

  2. I saw these in the checkout area at my Sephora and grabbed one. Mine had the Kat Von D, a brown Marc Jacobs highliner in Earthquake, and a Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Zero.

    I was actually about to purchase a 24/7 perversion pencil and ended up getting this set instead because I’d wanted to try the Marc Jacobs, and I’m already a fan of the tattoo liner. So for a slightly cheaper price I got a mini version of all three. I definitely feel like the value is there, and I’ll be purchasing a full size of all three when I inevitably use up what I have.

    • Jen, that is an awesome set!! The two other liners you got are my all time favorite pencil liners! I’m so glad they’re putting their best products in these sample mystery bags.

  3. Great review as always Haley! (but the middle needs to be changed from the lip kit to the eyeliner kit 😉 )

    • Whoops! Copy + Paste fail. Fixed! <3

  4. I wish that there would have been one mystery color in this kit. I feel like we are always inundated with black liner and that’s everyone’s go to color. But Stila and Kat Von D are also my favorite formulations.

    • Jenny, I think that’s a great idea. Having a mystery color or even a brown option (I’ve not tried Kat Von D’s liquid liner in brown yet!) Would be a nice touch.

  5. Looks like you accidentally make this review up with the lip version in some places. =)

    • *mixed

    • Lol, I noticed that too. The lip mystery bag and the liner kit.

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