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Sephora Favorites Kits – Holiday 2010

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 27, 2010

Years ago, Sephora used to put together sets of deluxe sized samples during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sell them at a steal of a price, and donate the proceeds to Breast Cancer Awareness organizations.  But then they stopped doing that for some reason.  In recent years, Sephora has started to put together these deluxe sized sample kits for the holiday seasons, unfortunately, at a higher price than the BCA kits were priced.  For holiday season 2010, Sephora is releasing 6 Sephora Favorites kits containing deluxe sized samples of various products.

Sephora Favorites Best Of Basics Makeup Starter Deluxe Sampler features nine of Sephora’s most popular eye, lip, and cheek products.  Of the 6 kits this season, Best Of Basics is the most diverse in that it is the one that can give you a complete look.  The kit contains:

– 0.17 oz Anastasia Beverly Hils Brow Gel
– 0.06 oz Lorac Eye Shadow in Serenity (shimmering bronze)
– 0.17 oz Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil
– 0.1 oz Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara
– 0.84 oz Make Up For Ever Sens’Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser
– 0.13 oz Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
– 0.02 oz bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Glee
– 0.14 oz bareMinerals Sugar Cookie Lip Gloss (shimmering pink)
– 0.05 oz Temptu Retouch Powder

Best Of Basics has a $107 value and is priced at $35.

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip features 10 lip glosses.  The shades in this kit range from light pink to berry.  Note that the Buxom lip gloss is a full size product.  The kit contains:

– 0.14 oz Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Tease
– 0.1 oz Too Faced Glamour Gloss in Sex Pot
– 0.23 oz Sephora Collection Super Shimmer in Pink Ballerina
– 0.23 oz Sephora Collection Super Shimmer in Rusted Rose
– 0.09 oz Tarte Vitamin-Infused Lipgloss in 40 Winks
– 0.10 oz Cover FX Mint Glaze Lip Gloss
– 0.11 oz Lorac Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in Cliché
– 0.14 oz Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Radiant
– 0.1 oz/0.11 oz Tarte Rise & Shine Lip Gloss and Stain in Cherry
– 0.15 oz Buxom Lips in Roxanne

Give Me Some Lip has a value of $134 and is priced at $40.

Sephora Favorite Glitz & Glam Shimmer and Shine Makeup Deluxe Sampler kit features 11 sparkling products.  This is definitely the kit for anyone who loves products that illuminate their skin.  Whether you’re a bronze goddess or want that radiant glow from within, these products are perfect for achieving those looks.  The kit contains:

– 0.085 oz Lorac Perfectly Lit in Spotlight
– 0.17 oz Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil
– 0.05 oz Tarte Lock n Roll 12-Hour Eye shadow in Bronze
– 0.17 oz Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Glam
– 0.10 oz Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure
– 0.10 oz Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Disco Nap
– 0.03 oz bare mineral Mineral Veil in Illuminating
– 0.024 oz Sephora Collection Electro Eyeliner in Copper
– 0.11 oz Lorac 3D Gloss in 3D
– 0.29 oz Nars Orgasm Illuminator
– 0.3 oz Tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum

Glitz & Glam has a value of $121 and is priced at $39.

Sephora Favorites LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler kit 10 mascaras and a Tarte eyelash curler.  I personally think that the Lash Stash kit is the most practical sampler kit.  I mean, it’s so hard to really sample a mascara at a store.  You obviously don’t want to use the wand that comes with the mascara and risk getting some kind of eye infection.  And while most stores have the little sample wands available, those are usually just plain mascara wands.   Most mascaras nowadays feature unique brushes that make just as much of an impact on your lashes as the actual mascara does.  By getting these samples, you not only get to sample the mascara but the brush as well.  Does that make any sense?  The kit contains:

– 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)
– 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black
– 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black
– 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black
– 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black
– 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black
– 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black
– 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black
– 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx
– Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

Lash Stash has a value of $140 and is priced at $40.

Sephora Favorites Lock Stars Hair Kit features 6 hair care products.  I’m glad to see that Sephora is doing a kit featuring hair care.  Nothing is more frustrating than having to shell out tons of money to buy full sized bottles just to try a product out.  The only bad thing is that I have already tried all of the products in this kit and while I’m a big fan of some of the products (Ojon), I absolutely hate others (I’m talking to you Ouidad…but that’s another post).  The kit contains:

– 2 oz Ojon Ultra Hydrating Shampoo To Go
– 2 oz Ojon Ultra Hydrating Conditioner To Go
– 2.5 oz Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner
– 0.17 oz Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum
– 1.4 oz Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray To Go
– 1.8 oz Living Proof Hold Flexible Hairspray

Lock Stars has a value of $59 and is priced at $30.

Sephora Favorites The Little Black Eyeliner Kit features seven black eyeliners plus an eyeliner brush.  Crayons, pencils, creams, and pens are all featured in this kit.  I like that many different forms of liners are featured in this kit as opposed to just a bunch of pencils.  I also love the fact that a liner brush is included in this kit.  I have come across a number of eye liner kits that don’t include the brush.  While I have more than enough brushes to last a lifetime, for new make-up addicts that haven’t yet built up their stash it could present a problem.  The kit contains:

– 0.02 oz Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in Onyx
– 0.07oz Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay ShadowLiner in Black
– 0.005 oz Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Eye Rim Pencil in Black
– 0.02 oz Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
– 0.06oz Sephora Collection Jumbo Eye Liner in Grey
– 0.003 oz Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony
– 0.025 oz Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes in Black
– Smashbox Eye Liner Brush

The Little Black Eyeliner kit has a value of $116 and is priced at $36.

And there you have it.  The Sephora Favorites kits for the 2010 holiday season.  My make-up collection must be getting pretty big because I already have most of the items featured in these kits.  But I still think these kits are pretty fantastic and feature a ton of great products…for the most part (I’m talking to you again, Ouidad).  All of the kits are limited editions and will only be available for a short time.

So which of the Sephora Favorites is catching your eye?


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