A lipstick lovers Christmas guide

HHo Ho Lipstick Lovers! Its time to panic because Christmas is now only 30 days away and if you haven’t already put your wish list together you had better do it quick smart!

Black Friday sales are getting ready to launch and so I thought it was the perfect time to share with you some of the best of the best luxury lipstick holiday sets around!

Hopefully you can nab yourself one of these for yourself or let your loved ones know these are what you’re hoping to unwrap on Christmas morning.


NARS Killer Heels Mini Lipstick Set $72

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One word… NARS! The Killer Heels Lipstick Set is part of the Stephen Klein limited edition collection available exclusively in Australia through Mecca Maxima. It consists of 5 mini lipsticks (original formula not audacious formula) in a variety of shades and finishes.

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The set contains very wearable, muted tones and avoids many “fashion” shades sticking to classic, easy to wear and perfect for “everyone” hues. At $72 its one of the priciest sets in in this list but if you’re a die hard NARS devotee you recognise the quality associated with the brand. Shades include, in order,  Little Darling (light beige) Joyous Red (copper), Jungle red (medium red), Fire down below (true dark red) Mayflower (rosey plum)

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Available instore and online at Mecca Maxima



Nudestix Toocute 3 Mini Lip or Cheek Pencil Kit $31


Some time ago I featured the then new brand Nudestix on Lipstick n Linguine. Since then they have included many more products to the line. This trio in its limited edition tin features three pencils designed to be used on your lips or cheeks in on trend shades; whisper (nude), mystic (mauve nude) and Satan (pinkish red) Each set comes with a mirror in the multiuse tin and a good quality sharpener. Nudestix are great for travel and are super creamy and pigmented lipstick in a pencil form.


nudestix swatches


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Available online at Sephora

Marc Jacobs The Sofia Petites Le Marc set $60

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Here is one of the products that is really the cream of the crop. The Marc Jacobs Le Marc Sofia Petites set is truly stunning! For about $20 more than the price of one full size Le Marc lipstick  (3.6gm) you get 5 mini lipsticks (combined weight 8.5g) in what I believe in one of the best formulas on the market today all cased in a gorgeous little patent leather pouch.

You can read a lot more about the formula of these lipsticks here



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Everything about this set screams luxury. From the super sparkly cardboard packaging to the glossy patent leather pouch (which can totally be used as a little evening clutch) The Sofia Petites Le Marc set contains (as seen below) a range of creamy, long wearing lipstick in the shades Infamous (rosey mauve) Boy Gorgeous (Dark Magenta Red), So Sofia (Bright coral red) Blow (Burgandy) Dashing (cool red)


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Available exlusively instore at Sephora or online from Marc Jacobs beauty 


Kat Von D  Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set $62


Another stand out set is from the one and only Kat Von D. The Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Lipstick Set is not for the faint hearted. The set of 7 mini studded consists of some of the brands best sellers. There are some gorgeous bright fashion colours such as a true orange, gunmetal and of course that Lavender!

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I think its great value at $62 which is roughly the size of 2 full size lipsticks (3gm) you get 8.4gm of permanent shades. Shades include Wolvesmouth ( metallic berry) Sexer (hot pink) Noble ( light petal pink)  NaYeon (Gunmetal) Bachelorette (pink red) Halo (orange) Coven (Lavender)


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The major drawcard however is the completely new and limited edition full size lipstick in the shade Gold Blooded. Unfortunately my photos don’t do the shade justice. The lipstick based is a beautifully bright good red and contains gorgeous shimmering gold flecks which are much more apparent on the lip. So in addition to over 8 gm of mini lipsticks you also get a full sized product in the limited edition white studded packaging.

kat von d swatches


Available exlusively instore at Sephora


Kit Cosmetics The Fab Four Lipgloss Set $32

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Technically this item is a gloss, but Kit make some of the best lip glosses. This set contains 4 full sized lipgloss tubes with a doe foot applicator in a range of shades. There are some pretty neutrals here as well as two lovely bright shades.

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Available instore and online at Mecca Maxima


Bare Minerals Love At First Kiss set $53

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The Bare Minerals Love at First Kiss Lipstick set is amazing value. For just over $50 you get ten mini Marvelous Moxie lipsticks in a beautiful variety of shades and finishes. I particularly love the packaging of these as the lipsticks are encased in alternating solid gold coloured and black with gold detailing tubes.

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In my opinion the neutrals really shine as the stars in this collection with a rage of pink nudes and dusty pink to mauve shades. While their are a few pops of colour shown above; Risk it all (pink) Live Large (red) and Lead the way (berry)

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Shades include; Lead The Way, Hit the Mark, Risk it all, Live Large, Be Brilliant, Get Ready, Go the distance, Rise Up, Make Your Move, Do it All

Available instore and online at Mecca Maxima

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Holiday Liquid Lipstick   $US18

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Jeffree Star is the name on many a beauty lovers lips (almost quite literally) since launching his company with some amazingly coloured Velour Liquid Lipsticks his company and range of products have gone from strength to strength.

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His holiday offering were stunning featuring an opaque white shade, christmas tree green, gold flecked red and these two muvey shades; Doll Parts and Androgyny.  Doll Parts looks quite bright on the company’s webpage however it is much more muted and dusty in real life. Androgyny is a lovely dark plum mauve. If you’re not aware of the formula, they go on opaque at one swipe, and seem quite wet at first but do dry to a velvet matte finish.

Available online at Jeffree Star Cosmetics with limited availability through Lulu & Lipstick, Lipstick Republic & RY


Bobbi Brown Art Stick Trio ($99)

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If you’re after something you can easily get at the department stores look no further than the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Trio. Each Art Stick lipstick retails for $44 but this limited edition set i just under $100. What you get for your money is three super sized wooden lipstick pencils that are super soft and creamy and amazingly pigmented.

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The three shades included are Harlow red and Electric Pink which are the best selling Art Stick shades as well as a newly released and limited edition Brown Berry which is Bobbi Browns first nude Art Stick. The trio also comes with a sharpener.

bobbi brown art stick swatch

Available at selected department stores and online.

US EXLUSIVE  Sephora Give Me More Lip $US59

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Im a little hesitant to write too much about this product as at the moment it is sold out online with no word on being restocked (however it has been restocked in previous years). However if you are a true lipstick lover then don’t despair, there are many for sale through other avenues (read eBay)

But while away I picked up the Sephora Give Me More Lip lip wardrobe. At just under $US60 its amazing value and a fantastic way to try out a whole bunch of higher end lip products without committing to the full sized product. (see last years set here)

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What you get is a variety of lip products from moisturising balms to velvet matte liquid lipsticks and everything in between.

Shades include ;

– Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon – Cognac

– Nars Cosmetics Lipstick – Scarlett Empress

– Kat Von D Studded Kiss – Homegirl

– Buxom Mini Full-On Lip Polish – Sophia

– Lancôme Paris Lip Lover – 355 Framboise Etoile

– Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture – Le Rouge

– Ciate London Liquid Velvet – Risqué

– Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick – Peony

– Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Lipstick – Magenta Matte

– Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick – Streak 

– Fresh Sugar Tulip Tinted Lip Treatment (not swatched below)

– Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm – Super Strawberry (not swatched below)

– Buxom Mini Full-On Lip Cream – Berry Blast

– Tarte deluxe LipSurgence skintuitive lip gloss –  energy (not swatched below)

– Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color – Milky Way

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And that right there is the lipstick round up! What have you got your eyes on this ho ho holiday season?

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Madeleine | The Daily Mark
Reply November 27, 2015

Such amazing picks! That Sephora set looks amazing! Definitely going to have to try and find it! x
Madeleine, The Daily Mark

Reply November 27, 2015

WOW. So many to choose from. This makes me want to get rid of my current collection and start over!! <3

Reply November 27, 2015

So many lip products! The sets all look gorgeous, I love minis. They're such a great way to try a bunch of shades and are usually amazing value.

Tasha // shiwashiful.

Reply December 11, 2015

Aaaahhh jealous!!! You have the best holiday lipstick sets! *insert love heart eyes x10*

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