Sephora regularly comes out with some great value kits and the Sephora Favorites Meet Your Match (limited edition) is no exception. This little itty bitty guy is a lip and nail set that features coordinating products from some great brands.
Here’s a breakdown of whats included and my thoughts on each:
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (0.27 oz): This is a fun coral nail colour for the spring/summer and would have been my favourite in the set, had it not been for the poor pigmentation. It took three coats to achieve a somewhat decent opacity and even then my nail showed through.
Nails Inc. Devonshire Row Nail Polish (0.13 oz): This purple berry polish was the most impressive of the nail polish formulas. One coat you guys, one coat and it was pretty opaque.
Formula X Nail Color in Invincible (0.17 oz): One of the best nude polishes I’ve ever come across for my skin tone (NC 25). It was fully opaque after two coats but you could get away with one. I am in love with this and Formula X formulation, generally, has really impressed me.
Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Elite (0.06 oz): I’ve never been into the Tarte Lipsurgences – there are drugstore versions of these that I like better (Revlon, Covergirl). They do have a nice minty smell and are pretty much fuss free, adding a touch of colour, in this case a pinky-coral, to the lips basically like a balm. Also, I may have gotten a dud (and it is really hot here), but I wanted to let you guys know that the tip of this smushed and crumbled the first time I applied it my lips. It’s still usable though.
Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Strangefruit (0.05 oz): Sigh. Why, Bite Beauty? Why? Why are you so brilliant. First off, the “cons”, this gloss is a little sticky. Not as sticky as a MAC lip glass (everyone’s frame of reference) but a consideration for those who don’t like any feeling of stickiness on the lips. I don’t mind a bit of stickiness and love the opacity and wear of this gloss.
Hourglass Cosmetics Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Child (0.03 oz): This is a decent nude, I like it paired over a nudey pink or peach lipstick but wouldn’t wear it on its own. Also, I don’t know if this nude would suit anyone over an NC 40 unless using it as a “topper” to tone down another colour.
This set is a great value at $25.00 and is still available (as of this post). If you’re interested I would grab one before it sells out. Bear in mind the sizes are very small. I note this because some people who ordered online were surprised by the sizes when they opened their package.
Any other great value sets you guys think I should get? Let me know your favs!
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