I might be revealing my age by saying this but Jem and the Holograms were my childhood obsession. When the movie came out this year it starred live actors portraying the cartoon but flopped before I could throw on my star earrings and pink wig. My disappointment was quickly diverted when I realized I could watch it sooner in the privacy of my own home annnnnnnd that Sephora released a liquid lipstick set paying homage to Jem and the Holograms!
I know the Christmas is here in one day and New Years is around the corner but bold lips remain on my calendar until February comes to a close. Liquid lipsticks full coverage make a bold lip perfection. Kat Von D and Anastasia Beverly Hills make some of the most coveted liquid lipsticks but unfortunately they never do a gift set. For 20-25 dollars a pop it's tough to justify a full size, blue toned magenta statement lip that I may wear three times out of the year. Thus the 5 color Sephora homage to Jem and the Holograms gift set including 4 intense liquid lipstick colors and a sparkly pink gloss is exactly what this beauty junky was looking for.
Let's talk the colors. In above image from right to left: the first tube is actually a soft shimmery pale pink gloss. This gloss is surprisingly light in texture and great on top of the liquid lipsticks or on its own. Next we are brought to the first liquid lipstick which is a mauve/rose neutral color resembling the color we have been seeing on the likes of Kylie Jenner (pictured right) and Ariana Grande. Next color is an obnoxiously hot Barbie pink. Then we have a rich burgundy that has a deep beet tone. The last liquid lipstick is a true aubergine purple. So yes, these colors on their own can appear overwhelmingly loud but the great thing about this set is the colors are easily blended and fabulous mixed. I've been mixing two colors at a time to achieve the perfect deep plum or a rich fuschia lip color. To top it off they are extremely long wearing and not drying to the lips. Sephora still carries this online for $25!!!! A lip puckering steal you can find here!! I apologize for the self-indulgent selfie blast you are about to receive. But check out some of the great Jem tribute, holiday inspired, seasonal fun colors i've concocted:
I know, what was I thinking going head to head with Kylie Jenner in a selfie contest? Anyhoo, get this limited edition set while you can. Or before all the thirty-something Jem fanatics catch wind. I'm sure a post Xmas sale will be on the horizon.....