Every holiday season, Sephora releases its biggest value set, the Sephora Favorites Superstar Set ($58, sephora.ca) and this year’s set is one I decided to splurge on. I’ve purchased this set, and bought backups a number of times as these are some of the best value kits. If you’re curious, here are reviews from previous years, 2013, 2015, and 2017! As I’m reading this review, I just realized that the sets that really stood out are the odd years!
This year’s Sephora Favorites Superstar Set is priced lower than previous years but still comes with the awesome value set as before. There are a few full-sized favourites in here and the minis are awesome extras to trial and it’s always nice to have these handy for those work trips and overseas travel.
Breaking out the Sephora Favorites Superstar Set 2019
The full-sized products included in this set are the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ($29.50, available here), NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dolce Vita ($36, available here) and the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby ($48, available here). In the past, Sephora typically stays away from skin-specific shades, so it’s a bit strange to see this set having highlighters and lip pencil that look good on some skintone. But I digress.
The rest of the minis are from best-seller brands which always helps when you see products that you use up on a regular basis. I love travelling with these mini’s and they’re a great way of trying out new products without committing to the full-size!
The lower price point and the holiday sales that you can stack up makes these an awesome splurge – I’ve already tried all products except for two – the Fenty highlighter and Milk Makeup primer. I do miss some of the products that were included in the older sets like a full-sized Beauty Blender or the YSL Touche Eclat or Anastasia Brow Wiz or the Stila Waterproof eyeliner.
Overall, similar to previous years’ sets, the 2019 version is worth picking up should you feel like splurging on yourself. Unlike previous years, the set doesn’t have enough to regift but the mini’s are fantastic for travelling and to stash in your daily makeup bag.
What do you think of the Sephora Favorites Superstar Set?