I've worn most of those now and thought I'd bring you a run-down on the lip products I got to try.
The set contained three Exceptional Lipsticks and two High Shine Lip Glosses. From left to right, the colours are: Soft Red, Red Door Red, Smooth Mauve, Golden Pearl and Sparkling Ruby.
|From top to bottom: Sparkling Ruby, Golden Pearl, Smooth Mauve, Red Door Red, Soft Red|
On the plus side they are very soft and smooth to apply, don't dry out my lips and do not feather or bleed.
|Exceptional Lipstick in Red Door Red|
|Exceptional Lipstick in Smooth Mauve|
|Exceptional Lipstick in Soft Red|
What the lipsticks lack in pigmentation the glosses more than make up for.
|High Shine Lipgloss in Golden Pearl|
|High Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Ruby|
The Elizabeth Arden "Where Beauty Begins Colour Collection" is still available from FeelUnique for £39.95 (take a look at it here), though I wouldn't necessarily recommend getting the whole set. The lip glosses are available separately and they are the highest quality products in the kit apart from the case which is fantastic.
As for the lipsticks they are probably better suited to those who prefer a sheer wash of colour to a highly pigmented product and that's just a matter of personal taste. I do however feel that the packaging devalues the product and that you could find a better lipstick for less money.