Sephora Favorites are exclusive, limited edition sets filled with Sephora's top-selling and highly coveted beauty and skincare products. Sephora Favorites kits are released several times a year and the curated collections sell out quickly. I'm not going to lie- Sephora Favorites kits are like bubble tea to me- I can't have just one, so I eagerly look forward to each launch and will usually purchase them even if I won't be reviewing it for MSA.
They recently released their Sephora Favorites: Give Me Some Shine Set featuring three full-sized and two travel-sized lip products promising to bring the shine.
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This set doesn't come with an info-sheet the way some sets do- if you're looking for size information or more details on the ingredients list, that's on the back of the box. When you open the box up you find all five products neatly situated inside of a plastic holder. Right off the bat, I was pleased to see that the colors of the lip products stayed true to the neutrals they looked like on the webpage- sometimes there can be a bit of a color discrepancy between real life and online stock images, but that wasn't the case here. The full-size products I expected were there, and neither of the minis felt especially tiny the way some samples can be. Once I was done admiring them in their plastic home, I was ready to take them out and get to applying.
The Breakdown - What's Inside The Box
Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Lip Gloss in Flesh 6, 0.05 oz - Estimated Value $9.95 (buy the 0.15 oz version for $28.00)
Pat McGrath is a luxe brand I am always happy to see in subscription boxes and curated sets. The rich pink-toned mahogany brown of the flesh shade is a little out there for what I usually reach for, but it was a truly beautiful color. This definitely has that thick formula of a classic lip gloss- I didn't find it to be too sticky, but there was a slight stickiness that I've come to expect from well-made lip glosses that are shiny without being shimmery. This wasn't my favorite lip product in the box, but it was a nice inclusion.
Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Laguna, 0.03 oz - Estimated Value $8.40 (buy the 0.1 oz version for $28.00)
It's rare for Nars to create a makeup product I don't like, and that held true for this shimmery lip balm- I love it. It's described as a shimmery bronze with flecks of gold shimmer, and on me, it gave just a kiss of color that I feel really enhanced my natural lip color. If you hate lip glosses with thick textures, this lip balm is for you. You get the nourishment and non-stickiness of a balm, while the shimmery formula still leaves your lips shiny. If I could change one thing about this set, it would probably be to have made this full-size and have the Milk lip plumper be a sample- this is a really pretty lip balm.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream in Fenty Glow, 0.3 oz - Retail Value $19.00
I'm really happy this was one of the full-size items included in the set- I think it's my perfect nude! Fenty in general has really nailed their lip gloss formula, so while this color is more opaque and not shimmery like the OG Gloss Balm, it still is fantastic to wear. The shade Fenty Glow is described as a universal rose nude, and I do in fact think this would look good on just about anyone. Texture-wise this was a little thick (but definitely not goopy), and that thickness helped the color cling to my lips while also providing some nourishment thanks to the shea butter and sunflower oil- and this definitely brings the shine.
Milk Makeup Electric Glossy Lip Plumper in Pumped, 0.3 oz - Retail Value $25.00
I am very lip plumper-averse, so I always proceed with caution when trying them out. This one by Milk is one of the better ones! It packs a zingy punch thanks to the Sichuan pepper, and the formula also has peptides and vegan collagen. The burn isn’t instant- it takes a while for that tingling sensation to build up, and while it eventually becomes too intense for my sensitive lips, it doesn’t hurt the way other lip plumpers often do. After trying this out I definitely think my lips looked fuller, and this is one of the very few lip plumpers that didn’t actually cause me to break out along my lip line. I appreciate that a clear color was sent- you can wear it on its own for some transparent shine, or you could use it as a lip plumping treatment and wipe it off after a few minutes and follow with a different lip color without risking a mess. If you enjoy using lip plumpers, I think this is one worth checking out.
Huda Beauty Silk Balm Hydrating and Nourishing Lip Balm in Blush, 0.1 oz - Retail Value $21.00
I’m so excited that this set featured this full-size Huda Beauty Lip Balm- I’ve been able to try a mini of it before in a previous Sephora Favorite’s set, and I really love it. The shade Blush is described as a “universal pink” to flatter every skin tone, but I don’t notice much pink color on me at all. Instead, I see a clear lip balm that adds softness, nourishment, and shine. Ingredients-wise this has hyaluronic acid, licorice root, and raspberry seed oil. It gives my lips hydration without any stickiness- it really is just an all-around great lip balm for daily wear.
Here are the swatches (of the colors that show up easily, at least). From top to bottom we have the Nars, Fenty, and the Pat McGrath. I also made a video of me trying on every single shade, which you can see here. Which one do you think looks the best?
Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $34
- Pat McGrath: $4.06
- Nars: $3.43
- Fenty: $7.75
- Milk: $10.19
- Huda: $8.57
Sephora has really been nailing their favorites kits lately, and this one is no exception. It's hard to go wrong when you're sending three full-sized products and brands like Pat McGrath and Fenty, but this set is truly full of beautiful, high-quality lip products. If you're more of a nude lipstick girl instead of fire-engine red, take a walk on the shiny side and give this set a shot. With the entire set adding up to $83.35 while only costing $34, you will definitely get your money's worth, too.
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What do you think of this Give Me Some Shine Lip Set from Sephora? Are any of these lip products must-haves for your makeup collection?