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.
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!
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.
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 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!
Here are the formulas swatched side-by-side for you. Top: Sephora, Middle: Kat Von D, Bottom: Stila
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.
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
What do you think about the Sephora Mystery Kits? Have you snagged one?