Pucker Up! Birchbox Presents The Lip Sync Kit

Published on February 2, 2016 by   ·   4 Comments

Love it or hate it, the countdown to Valentine’s Day is on and that means lips are center stage!  Recently, Birchbox offered up a kit designed to help you perfect your pucker, and since I had a coupon and some boutique credit, I decided to snatch it up!  There were some fabulous new brands I’d never tried before plus a couple of staples, so it was worth the coin.

The collection is made up of 6 pieces:


POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix in Satin Rose
IPKN Twinkle Lips in Glow Pink
stila stay all day™ liquid lipstick in Beso – Sample Size
ModelCo Illusion Lip Pencil – Sample Size
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet – Sample Size
Laura Geller Lip Strip Lip Smoothing Sugar Scrub – Sample Size


Clockwise from top: stila stay all day™ liquid lipstick in Beso, POP Beauty Matte Velvet Lipstix in Satin Rose, ModelCo Illusion Lip Pencil, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Strumpet, and IPKN Twinkle Lips in Glow Pink.

Swatches?  Yes ma’am!  The stila liquid lipstick was a lot of fun: a nice classic true red (Taylor Swift would approve!) while the Pop Beauty lipstick was a blue-toned pink/mauve.  I was so excited by the box for that one that I found the actual packaging on the product to be a bit of a letdown.  I was confused by the ModelCo pencil at first, but the beige-y nude is really starting to grow on me.  OCC is always one of my favorites of course, and Strumpet is one of the few colors that I don’t actually own.  I couldn’t tell from the packaging, though if this sample is the old formula (which came in the “test tube” packaging fairly often but has been completely discontinued) or if it was the new “ready to wear” formula.  When I swatched it, it seemed indistinguishable from the old formula, so I’m guessing it’s that but I can’t say for sure.  The IPKN is a bit of a bust for me, but it does have a nice pinky shine and I was excited to try yet another brand I’ve never encountered before.  I would probably use this as a gloss over one of ColourPop’s Ultra Mattes.

Lips 02The big winner for me was the lip scrub.  It has a nice, finely granulated texture, nothing overly aggressive, and the minty taste/smell was good on my lips.  After using it, my lips felt softer and smoother, but I did find that I had to follow it up with a separate balm – not enough of the emollient stayed on my lips and they started to dry a bit after washing it off.  I’m a lip balm whore, though, so I always have one at the ready!

As I mentioned in my Birchbox review (find it HERE if you missed it!), one of the most exciting things about joining Birchbox has been the opportunity to discover new brands much more frequently than I was through my habitual trips to Sephora.  In this collection, I had heard of stila and OCC; everything else was brand spankin’ new.  And with my coupon and boutique credit, the collection only cost me about $20, not a bad deal for a kit that contains 2 full size lip products and some pretty good samples – I’ll probably get 10 uses out of the lip scrub!

So if you are looking for something to help you get your pucker en pointe before the hearts and flowers and cupids are packed away for another year, the Lip Sync Kit from Birchbox is a solid choice ($30, available HERE).  There is a range of great colors to suit every style, lots of great formulas, and a super great prep product that will keep you kissing all the way through St. Paddy’s Day!

Now Go Forth And Get Painted!

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Readers Comments (4)
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