Holiday set season has struck again. Makeup lovers all over the world patiently wait for holiday sets at Sephora and Ulta. It’s normal to get a set worth $50-$250 of product for a FRACTION of the price. My first purchase of the holiday season is… LORAC Mod Goddess Vol. I & II lipstick sets!
About the Sets + Where to Buy
Each set was a $29 USD, and included 5 full-sized Alter Ego lipsticks. The packaging for both sets is mostly a Millennial Pink plastic and silver, with a clear bottom that also shows the lipstick shade. Vol. I is a collection of beautiful mattes and Vol. II is a collection of super soft satins! Yes people, 10 lipsticks for $60! You just can’t beat that. I bought mines at Ulta (Vol. I, Vol. II) , but I believe you can also purchase them online directly through LORAC or Ulta.
Ahem, please excuse my mani. It’s the holiday season and your girl is working extra hard.
[LORAC Mod Goddess Alter Ego Lipstick Set Vol. I] Pictures + Swatches
Working Girl (Matte)
Overall, I love the quality and finish of all of the shades. Don’t even get me started on the beautiful and Instagram friendly packaging (it’s Millennial pink, c’mon!). The pigmentation is totally there and the formula is as smooth as butter. Mattes tend to be tough or chunky, but not these. They don’t have an extremely dry finish either. It’s has a subtle sheen but not enough to be called anything other than a matte. The only complaint I have about this particular set is that the lightest shade might be too light for my skin tone when I am more tan. Luckily it won’t be a problem until spring/summer, and I can always deepen the shade with lip liner or mixing it with a deeper shaded lipstick. Overall score: 9/10!
Vol. II Pictures + Swatches Below!
[LORAC Mod Goddess Alter Ego Lipstick Set Vol. II] Pictures + Swatches
Cat Lady (Satin)
Day Dreamer (Satin)
Prom Queen (Satin)
This set is equally as impressive. The pigmentation for all of the lipsticks in this collection is surprising for a satin finish lipstick. It does lean more towards the glossy side but it is very subtle and comfortable to wear because of that. However, I prefer a more flat satin- one that isn’t as sheeny. A wider shade range is obviously visible in this collection as well so that’s a huge plus in my book! I can’t really complain about this set! If anything, again, my only complaint is that the lightest shade in this set is a but too light for my medium sometimes tan complexion. I know I can still make it work by using a deeper lipliner or using it in the middle of my lips as a highlight. Overall score for this set: 8/10.
I do not regret this purchase!
I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for more holiday sets that are too good to pass up on. If you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments section! What do you think about these lipsticks? Are you impressed or did they miss the mark? Sound off in the comments below!