Finally, a kit that I’m obsessed with! And not like, in the way where I’m like OMG so much savings!! BUY BUY BUY! *one week later* Return. This is the first kit this year that I’m excited about every single product.
There’s been a couple of busts this year. I feel like this year, there have been so many duplicates. Like so many GWP lippies were in the big lip kit of this year. There were some big winners for me like Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolution, YSL’s Tatouage, Marc Jacobs’ liquid lip crayon, but the Marc Jacobs, YSL, Bite, Nars, Urban Decay, and Tarte were all GWP within memory. Often the exact same shades. The value in that kit were the full-sizes. Like, the whole thing costs like 2 full-size lippies, so everything else really is just a bonus.
Anyways, this is the cost/retail value breakdown for this kit. Both at $50CAD and at $40 (20% off Rouge sale).
As you can see, the retail value is not the advertised $160.
The exceptions to the ingredient-conscious brands are Sunday Riley, Saturday Skin, and Christophe Robin. Sunday Riley products are hit/miss with me. Luna Night Oil was not for me. But my favourite night oil alternative to Luna, is Herbivore’s Lapis Oil, which is included in this kit! I haven’t used Good Genes enough to have a strong opinion on it, but I don’t hate it. However, it’s probably good because it’s constantly sold out online.
The big surprise in the kit for me has been the Kopari lip gloss. Don’t usually like coconut flavours, but the texture of this is actually fab.
The only disappointing part about this set is that it’s a product short compared to the US version. Le sigh. Canadian probs. Never tried Dr Roebuck, but would have loved to. However, I feel like we got the better Biossance sample (the phyto-retinal serum instead of squalane oil).
Ya win some, ya lose some.
Until next time.