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It takes a doozy of a bodacious Black Friday deal to lure me away from leftover Thanksgiving pie.
Dude, seriously, nine times out of 10, I’d rather stay home in the comfort of my living room in a pair of flannel jammies than contend with the Black Friday shopping crowds.
You feel me?
Join me, and let’s stand together! — or, rather, lie horizontally — in our pajama-clad solidarity.
That said, if we choose to stay home cocooned on our couches on Black Friday this year, it doesn’t mean we still can’t take advantage of great beauty deals, like this one here. It’s one of the best Black Friday-ish deals I’ve ever seen in my life.
Black Friday-ish because it’s actually a Cyber Monday deal. It’s the 20-piece $75 LORAC 20th Anniversary Collection set, and it’ll only be available online, starting Cyber Monday, November 30, at loraccosmetics.com while supplies last.
This is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon kind of things, and it literally made my jaw drop.
It comes with a staggering 20 full-size LORAC lippies for what works out to $3.75 each (!), which is INCREDIBLE for LORAC. There are 10 Alter Ego Lipsticks (which usually go for $16 each) and 10 Alter Ego Lip Glosses (which sell for $15). Considering the quality you get with LORAC, that’s a steal.
The lipsticks are opaque, pigmented, comfortable and smooth, and they don’t have any funky flavors or scents.
As for wear time, they last about four or five hours for me.
The glosses are also pretty incredible — smooth, non-sticky, moisturizing and so much pigment (the glosses last three or four hours). Wearing one is almost like wearing a liquid lipstick.
Unlike the lipsticks, the glosses do have a flavor and scent. It’s a light brown sugar.
There’s absolutely nothing basic about the colors in this set, and I don’t see any throwaways. Most of them are high fashion and current, like the funky purples and ’90s-style browns. There’s even a blackened blackberry.
In putting together this set, someone had their finger on the pulse of cutting edge makeup artists and enthusiasts — and anyone, really, who likes colors that aren’t the usual peaches and pinks we’ve all seen a million times before.
All 10 of the lipsticks have corresponding gloss colors, so they match!
I wish brands would do that more often… I mean, like most girls/guys, I like coming up with my own color combos, but dagnabbit, sometimes I want my lipstick to match my gloss!
These do. 🙂
Three of the colors — burgundy Dominatrix, violet Free Spirt and warm brown Secret Agent — are re-promoted bestselling shades from the LORAC permanent line, while seven are brand new shades that are exclusive to the set. They include light purple Beauty Guru, peachy nude Bombshell, berry wine Celebrity, bright fuchsia Hot Shot, deep blackened violet MUA (Makeup Artist), medium pink Party Girl and taupe-brown Visionary.
Oh, the set also comes with a keepsake faux leather box with a removable tray that you can reuse for storing whatever you want, like the homemade vegan cat treats you just baked, your extensive collection of gold doubloons, your collection of handwritten love letters from Ryan Gosling — whatever.
I can’t recommend this set enough! It’ll be available on the LORAC website first thing on the day of November 30, while supplies last, so if you’re thinking about it, go for it early that day (Nov. 30). Don’t delay.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,