Cinderella Moonlit Kiss Lipstick Set
Sephora collaborated with Disney this year to bring us a Cinderella limited edition collection for the 2012 holiday season. It has everything from eyeshadow palettes, compacts, perfume, nail polishes and this lipstick set:
When I first swatched these colours in store, I absolutely fell in love with this set of lipsticks and knew I had to purchase it.
This set retails for $30 CAD or $25 US.
The packaging of these lipsticks is very pretty (I’m such a sucker for nice packaging, it gets me every time). Each lipstick is in a silver foil-like tube that is embossed to match the rest of the Cinderella collection. They certainly look sleek and classy.
Lady Tremaine is a deep berry pink, perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Don’t let the colour of the stick fool you, it’s misleading and not that dark!
Pumpkin is a light pastel peachy-pink. To me, this shade is more of a Spring lipstick, but it is neutral enough it can be worn year round. “Pumpkin” is a great lipstick to pair with a dramatic eye to create a subtle and complimenting lip.
Who is she? is described as a warm rosy mauve, another great versatile neutral.
My Moment was the most interesting out of the bunch. Described as a pink champagne glitter, “My Moment” is my least favourite from the set. It hardly has any colour to it at all and is mostly just a sheer glitter stick. You have to really pile it on your lips to get a nude/light pink look as shown in the swatch below.
Aside from the packaging I personally found the overall quality of this set lacking. The lipsticks themselves are quite drying. I needed to wear a clear lip balm before application to help get me through. If I didn’t, they would glide on nice and creamy during application, but it wasn’t long after that my lips were feeling a bit tight and quite dry. I wasn’t sure if it was the lipstick or just the season. But the next day when I opted for my Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick, I had no doubt it was the Cinderella lipstick that was drying… With my Lancome or Clinique lipsticks, I feel no dryness at all this time of year. But yes, you can expect a steep price jump if you are going to opt for the latter.
Three of the shades in this limited edition Cinderella collection do have really great pigmentation though, so if you don’t mind starting with a clear balm, you should be fine. As you can see in the swatches above, the colours themselves are really pretty and were actually quite unique additions to my collection. If I can just get used to wearing the lip balm first, I’d probably be able to get a lot of use out of this set.
Given all of the amazing holiday lip sets this time of year, I think people can probably do better as far as value and comfort goes. Sephora has a lot of great lipstick sets that are the same price or just slightly more than this one. So, even if you have to spend a little extra, I always think its better to get something you can use with ease and use often rather than just getting the best “deal”. And for some people that very well could be this set, it just depends on what you are looking for in your lipsticks and whether this formula works well for you or not.
I’ve had this set for a few weeks already and have hardly worn them at all, not once since my initial trials actually (other than swatches)…so I am debating taking them back. With Sephora’s return policy, I have 60 days from date of purchase to return them…and if I go another 3 weeks without touching them, then I think a return probably makes the most sense.
If you have this Cinderella Moonlit Kiss Lipstick Set already, I’d love to hear what you thought of the formula. Please comment below!
Do you ever compromise comfort for fancy packaging or a great shade that you fall in love with?