Is it just me or are the holiday collections and sets coming much faster nowadays? We’ve barely made it halfway through September and we’re already starting to see limited edition palettes and value sets that are more geared towards the holidays. Crazy right? I’m not exactly complaining though because I love a good holiday palette and I can never pass up a good value set. But dang! Let a sista breathe and hold on to some coins!
Between Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty and all these holiday goodies hitting the market I feel like I can’t even blink without wanting to buy something new. Between you and me, I’ve been makeup shopping almost everyday this month. Please don’t judge me! I’m just a girl who loves makeup and a good deal. Can you blame me?
Just look at this new LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo set I came across at Ulta. It’s one of two sets that contain 2 full sized lipsticks and 2 full sized lip glosses for just $26. How could anyone walk past a set that good?! LORAC’s Alter Ego Lipsticks retail for $17 a pop and the Alter Ego Lip Gloss are $16 a piece. Grab 2 of each and you’ve set yourself back $66. So that means for just about the price of one Alter Ego Lipstick plus tax you’re getting an extra lipstick and 2 lip glosses for free. That’s an insane deal!
I don’t know about you but I can’t pass up a good makeup deal (or sale) to save my life so I went ahead and picked up the Goddess and Secret Agent set. Goddess is a cool pinky mauve with a dash of lilac that’s flirty and girly and flattering on many complexions. Goddess is definitely brown girl friendly as it isn’t too pale and the hint of purple gives it a cool, edgy vibe that keeps it from looking like a typical, boring everyday mauve. I still recommend wearing it with a lip liner to give it a little dimension though. I’d say anything from a vampy purple to a nude brown lipstick will work like a charm to really make Goddess pop.
Secret Agent is a warm peachy brown nude that’s also incredibly flattering on a variety of skin tones. For brown skin, it’s an effortless nude that doesn’t require much effort to pull off. I always rock a lip liner with my nude lips because I like my lips to look defined but you could easily get away with rocking Secret Agent on its own. The color is rich enough to look natural on brown skin beauties yet still has enough oomph to stand out against deeper complexions. I can definitely see myself rocking both Goddess and Secret Agent a lot through the fall and winter.
The LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set also comes with 2 matching Alter Ego Lip Glosses for layering. I’ve tried the Alter Ego Lip Gloss formula before and I absolutely love it so I’m excited to have a couple extras in my collection. Both Goddess and Secret Agent Alter Ego Glosses are a spot on match for their corresponding Alter Ego Lipsticks so it’s super easy to layer them effortlessly. Although the Alter Ego Lip Glosses are a bit more sheer they still hold up well on their own offering a sheer yet buildable wash of color that’s great for quick on the go errands and touch ups.
Besides the beautiful colors and amazing price point, the LORAC Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set is an excellent deal because the Alter Ego Lipstick and Lip Gloss formulas are bomb. The Alter Ego Lip Glosses are smooth and creamy with a lightweight plush texture that feels like butter on the lips. They aren’t sticky or tacky so they’re very comfortable to wear and they’re lightly moisturizing too. I slipped on Goddess the moment I finished shooting this set and I fell in love with how soft and creamy it felt on the lips. The Alter Ego Lipstick formula isn’t quite as moisturizing as the glosses but Goddess was very easy on my dry lips and didn’t settle into my lip lines.
I have no idea what made LORAC put together these Alter Ego Dynamic Duo value sets for Ulta but I couldn’t be happier! The Alter Ego Lipstick and Lip Gloss are incredibly underrated and the shade range is so pretty. If you haven’t tried any of LORAC’s Alter Ego Lipsticks or Glosses I definitely think you need to run down to Ulta to snatch up one of the Alter Ego Dynamic Duo lip sets before they’re all gone!
Goddess Alter Ego Lip Gloss, Goddess Alter Ego Lipstick, Secret Agent Alter Ego Lipstick and Secret Agent Alter Ego Lip Gloss