If your anyone who frequents any type of beauty channel, blog, or you are a Beauty Insider at Sephora then I am almost positive you have seen these before. If your not, then I do recommend you sign up to become a Beauty Insider at Sephora. It's easy. Next time your in the store, tell them you want to be one and they will simply give you a rewards card. With the Beauty Insider card, you can rack up points with the things you purchased to get free stuff. Another perk is that you can get a birthday gift on or after your birthday. You don't even have to buy anything. I love that. Free stuff is always good. I don't know what 2013's gift will be, but 2012's was the Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo.
For free, it is a pretty awesome deal. These aren't some dinky one time use lip balms. You get a really good amount of product in these! Take a look:
First of all the packaging is so nice. They come in nice sleek tubes: 1 rose silver & 1 red chrome type of color/finish(?)(I made those colors up!) I was impressed by the packaging. They really put thought into these baby lip balms and didn't skimp. I can really appreciate that. They smell like lemon. They have an SPF of 15. Also a plus. You don't have to think about using an SPF on your lips since it is already built in. Here's some other cool stuff in them:
"The sweetest smooch ever! This lip-loving duo nourishes, protects, and perfects your pout with a blend of skin-softenening sugar, moisturizing seed oils, and antioxidant-rich vitamins."
Aside from the fact that you really get a lot product and they moisturize my lips really well, I wouldn't have even mentioned these here on my blog if it wasn't for the Mini Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment. It just leaves a really nice tint on your lips that doesn't even look like a tint. It looks like your natural lips which are plump, smooth, & are a nice juicy red color. For a smokey eye it would look really pretty. I really love using it throughout the day when I don't want to mess with lip gloss or lipstick but I want to look put together. It's really nice. Here's a swatch. I should have maybe swatched on my lips but that's ok! And both of those swatches are the Mini Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment.
If you missed out on 2012's birthday gift from Sephora and are thinking about buying these, the mini lip set comes around $17. Personally, I think that is just too expensive even though they are a pair of great lip balms and a tint. I would probably recommend to just buy the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment if you were interested. If not, Maybelline's Baby Lips will give the same effect or I know Soft Lips has some great lip tints too. I am just not too sure about the SPF or any of the other added benefits being in any of the drugstore lip balms. If you get this set for free, go for it!
There's my 2 cents.
Do you have these?
Do you think these are worth the $17 or no?