October 20, 2011

What to Purchase During Sephora Friends and Family 2011: Lipglosses are People Too!

So you like lipgloss but you don’t like having to pay $20 or more for a single gloss from your favorite brands?

That’s why the Holidays are a great time to indulge as brands package up glosses in an array of various sets that house smaller, minis sizes (or if you’re lucky larger, full sizes) for half the price. Mini isn’t always better in my personal opinion as I tend to run through them fairly quickly but you are getting variety here and that’s always important. Plus unlike powder products I find that Lipgloss Sets tend to stay true to their formula, ie, the formula isn’t cheapened or reformulated to fit the smaller price tag.

Here’s a few of my recommendations and picks to add to your Sephora Friends and Family order because 20% off plus the already low price tag of the set really makes things all the sweeter!


  • Stila Lip Glaze Set Originally $25 After Discount $20 ($2.50 per a gloss)

You can knock ’em all you want because of the packaging but Stila gets you the best deal around with their Lip Glaze Holiday Collection plus they happen to be one of my favorite lipglosses. A single Lip Glaze is $22 and 0.08 versus an eight pack at 0.05 oz…which would you rather haul? One or several!

  • Korres Cherry-Picked Cherry Oil Lipgloss Quad Originally $28 After Discount $22.40 ($5.60 per a gloss)

This set features four full size Cherry Oil Lipglosses from Korres, another fav of mine…! I love this set and think it’s an incredible deal to initiate new folks into the joys of this gloss however long time fans may already own many of these shades and PS I do recommend it but warning Light Purple is a crap-tastic color. (Swatches of some of these glosses)

  • Lorac Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection Originally $25 After Discount $20 ($4 per a gloss)

At $25 Lorac’s gloss set is well worth the price but at $20? That’s breaks down to $4 a gloss with each gloss a whooping 0.11 oz in size. Value, need I say more? (Swatches)

  • Tokidoki Prisma Gloss Set Originally $32 After Discount $25.60 ($5.12 per a gloss)

Yup, I admit they make me burp some sort of berry cocktail and they the wear time sucks but I do so love the super shiny, mirror-like finish of Tokidoki Prisma Gloss and who can resist a five set? (Review and Swatches)

  • Tarte Lip Service LipSurgence Originally $29 After Discount $23.20 ($5.12 per a tint)

It isn’t gloss but the deal on hauling yourself five full size Lipsurgences is to awesome to pass up and not include in this post! After discount you’re paying $4.64 for a full size product that is normally marked at $24…can you say stupid cool deal?

All these sets are available now at Sephora and Sephora.com

Don’t forget to head to Sephora.com/Friends to get your 20% Off Coupon Code.

Feel free to add your favorite glosses or lip product sets to this post for others to read about plus I’d love to hear all about them!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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    • the Muse

      VERY good deal LK. Helpful tip: if you don’t get them during sephora’s sale you can get them for 20% if you sign up for Stila’s newsletter as they send out 20% coupons when you sign up for it 🙂

  • kharanya

    I got the Tarte KIt and was contemplating the Korres Glazed Over Quad too, but I bought some other things, so couldn’t justify another gloss purchase. Man it’s hard to balance spending money for the Texas Renaissance Festival and stocking up on all the holiday goodies for myself and gifts.

      • kharanya

        Girl, we went last weekend and had a blast, but its still a bit hot here in Texas, so next time we go it should be a lot more fun 🙂 The handmade goods especially the jewelry is so amazing, and so is some of the eats.

        Thanks for your tip about the new e-mail addy giving another F&F code, btw. Do you remember though when the VIB sale usually is and how much off?

  • Amanda

    I snagged myself the tarte set when I placed my order earlier. Such a steal for those!

  • deb

    I knew you would be very helpful! I came to your blog looking for something to get at Sephora F&F, lol! I need absolutely nothing, but I just have to get something. Lipglosses are people too, haha!

  • Robyn

    Noooo!! The Korres gloss in light purple is gorgeous….I think people just need to know it’s a light pink more than a purple.

  • Robyn

    Oops delete my other comment. But anyway, I love love the cherry oil glosses, but I can’t believe you think light purple is craptastic! Maybe it’s a skintone thing?

    • the Muse

      makes me look like I have undead lips robyn ;-D hehe! could be…!!!!!!!! but also it applies a bit patchy too 🙁

  • Margaret

    Thanks for the reminder, Muse, I got the Tarte lip set, the Tarte/Radiant & Rested: Volume II Universal Complexion & Color Collection, and the Buxom/Laura Does London Collection, which was also marked down. 🙂

  • Brooke Lehman

    Ack, I think I need to make 2nd order with my 2nd email address and coupon code as I really decided I need the Tarte set, but is there any way to get the sephora points for my original email address or do I have to set up a whole new account???

  • shellie

    those are beautiful sets!!! 😀

    i have been on a lipstick / lipgloss kick lately. i own (and love!) the tarte lipsurgence collection, the korres lip gloss trio and the liquid lipstick trio are arriving next week and i’m placing an order for the stila collection in a bit (i’m browsing bloom.com ^^).

    fyi, some of korres stuff at hsn.com are at a discount. 🙂

  • christmas

    went to the sephora in times square yesterday hoping to get the Tarte set (I was on a day trip shopping in NYC) but they didn’t have it! I was so sad. But I managed to get cover fx foundation… I haven’t seen a store in MA that carries them!