Shhh… I won’t tell if you don’t. Cross my heart and pinky swear. It happens to the best of us at least once this time of year.
You pick up a holiday set, like the $28 Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze kit, and think, “Woo-hoo! What a great deal.”
You contemplate the set’s three trios and conclude that you could give two of them away and keep one for yourself.
Nothing wrong with that. It’s totally cool.
That’s because this limited edition Stila set is designed for all kinds of gift-giving, even gifting to yourself. It comes with three separate trios with three Lip Glazes each.
Each trio even has a tag on which to write the recipient’s name, like “TO: Me, FROM: Santa.” How cute is that?!
Considering that one full-sized 0.08-ounce Lip Glaze regularly costs $22, the nine slightly smaller ones (0.05 ounces each) you get for $28 here seem like a steal (cue the endorphin rush)!
But beware the slippery slope of bargains like these…
It usually starts while you’re futzing with the separate sets, which in this case contain coordinating gloss colors.
You spot a color you like from one pack and a second color from another. Next thing you know, you’ve cherry picked the ones you want to keep for yourself!
Pretty soon half (or more) of them are sitting in your pile “to keep.”
At this point, feel free to blame it on the holiday makeup elves. That’s what I usually do.
Like MAC Liplasses in click-pen packaging, these Lip Glazes are fun! They’re thick, sticky and last from 4-6 hours. Plus, they have a brush, which makes the application like painting your lips.
They’re also flavored and fragrant, with scents and flavors that correspond to the names.
That’s a nice touch.
I’m partial to Amaretto and Passion Fruit, two of the nude shades, and Wildberry, the sheer bright. Those three, I think I’d keep for myself.
Cranberry and Persimmon, both of them pigmented brights, are just as fun and more dramatic, but for some reason, when it comes to the intense colors, the included soft brush just doesn’t do it for me. If I don’t use a lip liner first before outlining my lips, it gets a little messy.
Still, the kit delivers a lot of bang for your buck. If you have a long list of gifts to give, many of them for makeup lovers, Stila’s Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set could help, especially with the stocking stuffers.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Ulta and Sephora
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Happy Christmas Halloween!
On my way to the grocery store the other night, I noticed that my neighbor’s curtains were open, so I peeked inside (I’m nosy that way, ha!).
Their living room was already decked out for Christmas!
Really…? Christmas? Already? But it’s not even Halloween.
You know that phrase, “Christmas in July”? Well, just wait. It’s only a matter of time.
There’s a local radio station here that starts playing holiday music 24/7 from the week before Thanksgiving. Watch it be the week before Halloween next year.
Which reminds me, do you get many trick-or-treaters there? I still have to get some candy, but I’ve been putting it off, because I know that if it’s in the house, I’ll eat it!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,