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— November 23, 2015 —

SEPHORA COLLECTION Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set


Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set (5 x 0.083 oz.) retails for $25 USD ($31 CAD) and is said to be "a limited-edition five-piece liquid lipstick set inspired by the colors represented in the live action movie, with nods to the original cartoon."

Fashion Fame is described as a light pearl pink. [LE]
Like a Dream is described as a mauve. [LE]
Music is Magic is described as a bright pink. [LE]
To the Rescue is described as a berry. [LE]
She's Got the Power is described as a dark purple. [LE]
"Create your own unique JEM-inspired lip with this five-piece liquid lipstick set. Mix and match shades to create signature lip looks or wear alone for the ultimate pop of color. The limited-edition packaging features the signature JEM lightning bolt. Layer holographic gloss over liquid lipsticks for a bold, multi-dimensional look or wear each alone."
The packaging is a smaller plastic lip gloss style tube with a velvet, doe-foot applicator. They have a quite strong, watermelon candy scent and taste that does eventually fade over time. The texture really varies per shade, I found some to be thin, while others had a thicker, cream consistency.

Also worth noting, it states on the box that these liquid lipsticks naturally separate—which they do. When sat for long periods of time, they become quite oily and sheered down, so you will want to shake them before applying.

The Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains iconindividually retail for $13 USD ($16 CAD) $14 USD ($18 CAD) *price increase as of Dec. 2015, contain 0.169 oz. of product each and are available in fourteen shades. If we assume it's the same formula, this set is a $32 USD ($39 CAD) $34 USD ($44 CAD) value.


Fashion Fame is a transparent, pale pink with fuchsia sparkle and a glossy finish. This shade had a thicker, tacky consistency but was easy to apply regardless. They recommend layering this gloss over the liquid lipsticks for "a bold, multi-dimensional look." When paired, it added extra shine to the lips without overly disturbing the product and the shimmer was noticeable. Fashion Fame lasted +3 hours when worn alone. (4/5)

Like a Dream is a light-medium, dusty rose with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. I felt my natural lip pigmentation did show through in some areas, especially around the edges. It was comfortable on the lips, but cracked in lip lines towards the end of wear. Like a Dream lasted +4.5 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Clinique Plum Pop was darker, more plum.  Kat Von D Double Dare was darker, more brown.  Marc Jacobs Infamous was darker, cooler.  Sephora Collection Marvelous Mauve was darker, more brown.  Sephora Collection Pink Souffle was lighter, more pink.

Music is Magic is a medium, brightened magenta with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and opaque. It was comfortable to wear as the color didn't overly cling to lips, but again, I found the color appeared lighter around the edges. I didn't experience any cracking or flaking during wear. Music is Magic lasted +5 hours and left behind a stain. (4/5)
* Kat Von D Sexer was darker, cooler.  MAC Flat Out Fabulous was darker, more purple.  Sephora Collection Whipped Blush was brighter, cooler, matte.  Too Faced Melted Fuchsia was brighter, cooler.

To the Rescue is a medium, muted berry red with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and mostly opaque. It had a very fine shimmer mixed in, which I found made it more comfortable to wear than the flat matte shades. Again, I didn't experience any cracking or flaking over time. To the Rescue wore well for +5 hours and left behind a stain. (4/5)
* Bite Beauty Aubergine was brighter, more purple.  Kat Von D Wolvesmouth was darker, warmer, more metallic.  NARS Scarlet Empress was brighter, cooler.  Sephora Collection Blackberry Sorbet was darker, more burgundy, muted.

She's Got the Power is a blackened purple with very fine blue and fuchsia shimmer, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, semi-even and mostly opaque. It had a much thicker, cream consistency that almost felt slippery, making it more difficult to apply. A second layer could be applied to correct the unevenness, but too thick of a layer causes the product to flake easily. She's Got the Power lasted +4 hours before fading and left behind a stain. (3/5)
* Kat Von D Poe was darker, more blue.  MAC Matte Royal was lighter, cooler, more blue.  Sephora Collection Polished Purple was more purple, opaque.  Too Faced Melted Villain was lighter, more mauve, muted.


Overall, while the items didn't have the greatest performance (especially the wear time for being a liquid lipstick) it's a nice collectors set for any Jem and The Holograms fan—especially those who grew up with the cartoon! While some of the featured shades are similar to permanent ones in the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain iconline, I found the formulas to be completely different and I would highly recommend checking them out over this set, unless of course, Jem is nostalgic to you.

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Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set
(L-R: Fashion Fame, Like A Dream, Music Is Magic, She's Got The Power, To The Rescue)

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms: Truly Outrageous Liquid Lip Set
(L-R: Fashion Fame, Like A Dream, Music Is Magic, She's Got The Power, To The Rescue)

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Fame

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Fame

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Fame

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Fashion Fame

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lip Set
(Fashion Fame layered over She's Got The Power)

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Like A Dream

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Like A Dream

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Like A Dream

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Like A Dream

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Music Is Magic

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Music Is Magic

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Music Is Magic

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in Music Is Magic

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in To The Rescue

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in To The Rescue

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in To The Rescue

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in To The Rescue

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in She's Got The Power

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in She's Got The Power

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in She's Got The Power

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in She's Got The Power

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lipstick in She's Got The Power

Sephora Collection Jem and The Holograms Liquid Lip Set
(Ingredients)


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