My Mum and Dad jetted off to Florida at the end of November, and before they went I asked my mum to keep a look out for any special Christmas sets in Sephora for me. So shout out to Mum for providing the goods for this post! Much to my Dad’s dismay apparently she spent about 2 hours in the shop looking out for things to get us. But she definitely came through – thanks Mum! So up today is the Sephora lip stories Christmas set.
The lipstories lipsticks are a range of lip products available to buy as singles as well as in sets at around the price of £8 per lipstick. They come in a range of different finishes. From mattes to creams and metals. They are marketed as highly pigmented but lightweight lipsticks and I believe there are around 40 shades in the range.
In this Christmas set there were 6 shades – but I believe you can also buy them individually.
The first one in the set is “landing in Shanghai” which is a creamy nude shade. Whilst I wouldn’t necessarily say this shade is that festive, it applied very easily and was not at all drying.
Shade number 2 is “golden gate” – it’s a matte plum shade and looks lovely on the lips. Perfect for this time of year.
“Wanderlust” is shade number 3. It’s a very deep burgundy shade. I found it quite suited my skin as it was fairly cool in tone. Again it’s a matte shade and it had good colour payoff.
Shade 4 is “celebrate” which is another matte in a fuschia shade this time. This is probably my least favourite of all the matte shades as I’m not really a barbie pink girl.
Shade 5 is “a little magic” which is a lovely matte classic red. It’s very rich and I really am a fan of this one for the Christmas season.
Shade 6 (pictured above) is “festival lights” which is a metal copper tone. It was slightly more sheer that its other counterparts and contains some gold flecks.
The lipsticks are housed in a thick cardboard packaging with a nice design wrapped around the tube. Most of the lipsticks in this set had some sort of festive notation. Think snow on the ground or a hot chocolate with marshmallows. I would have preferred them to be plastic though as I do worry about getting them wet and the packaging going soggy!
Swatches & Final Thoughts
Above are the swatches of all of the lipsticks. As you can see, they all provide decent payoff. The matte shades slightly more so than the cream and metallic shades but that is to be expected. At £8 each you really can’t go wrong with these lipsticks. If I lived in the states and had access to a Sephora I’d definitely be going in to check out the rest of the 40 shade line! I saw some really cool lavender and mint shades floating about on the internet too.
Have you ever tried one of these lipsticks?