12.12.2012

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Review and Swatches

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set

[UPDATE 12/13: Turns out the Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set isn't discontinued! It's currently back at Sephora!]

Just my luck: I've been testing and photographing the recently-released Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set ($14) for awhile now, but after a quick visit to Sephora.com I've discovered that it's already been discontinued! This came as a big surprise to me because it just came out around November. I guess it was just a limited edition item with low stock? 

I'm disappointed that Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set has been discontinued because I think it's a great product. Each of the 5 glosses are fun shades with great pigmentation and a soft, absolutely non-sticky finish that feels great. At $14, I thought the set was a pretty good deal too, and I was hoping that my readers would get a chance to check it out.

If you (understandably) have no interest in discontinued products, please feel free to browse elsewhere. Otherwise, let's just gaze upon the photographs and dream about what might have been :)

Like the Sephora Collection Izak Baked Eyeshadow Palette that I previously reviewed, the Mini Lip Gloss Set is adorned in the whimsical illustrations of French artist Izak Zenou (Oddly enough, the Izak Baked Eyeshadow Palette is still available even though I reviewed that way back in June). Check out that adorable packaging! 

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set

The first gloss (covered by the illustration on the far left of the box), Candy Floss, is a neutral pink with gold shimmer. Candy Floss is a nice, casual pretty shade:

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Candy Floss Swatch
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set -- Candy Floss

The second gloss, Sunset, is a coral pink with gold shimmer. I'm a big coral fan and I love layering this on top of lipstick for a lively and radiant finish.

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Sunset Swatch
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set -- Sunset

The third gloss, Tea Rose, is a lovely berry cream. There's no shimmer in this shade, and I think it is perfect if you want your makeup to look polished and demure. I seriously love it.

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Tea Rose Swatch
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set -- Tea Rose

The fourth gloss, Fiesta Red, is a bold red cream. A single coat veers a little pinky-red while two coats will give you something warmer and more fiery.

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Fiesta Red Swatch
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set -- Fiesta Red

The fifth gloss, Berrylicious, is my least favorite of the bunch. It's a grape-plum shade that may work better on ladies who can pull of dramatic, vampy shades better than I can. It's similar to Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Panache, but Berrylicious is darker and more purple.

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set in Berrylicious Swatch
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set -- Berrylicious

Here's the glosses swatched all together: 

Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Candy Floss, Sunset, Tea Rose, Fiesta Red, Berrylicious Swatches
Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set Swatches
L-to-R:  Candy Floss, Sunset, Tea Rose, Fiesta Red, Berrylicious

Again, I really like the Sephora Collection Izak Mini Lip Gloss Set so I'm sad that it's discontinued! Since the other Izak products are still around, I'm crossing my fingers that Sephora will bring back something similar in the not too distant future.


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1 comment:

  1. Pretty glosses! Bummer that its no longer available!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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