I’ve been thinking that I should cancel my subscriptions to Sephora Play and Ipsy. I’ve subscribed for a few years, and I am drowning in travel size samples. I also would like to try BoxyCharm for a while. But every now and then, I come upon samples in my subbie bags that become products that I really love.
For instance, I discovered a little sample of Sephora Cream Lip Stain in the shade Always Red that I got a few months ago.
I had forgotten about it, and was thrilled to find it again (that’s the trouble with all these little samples, am I right?). I started wearing it, and now I am so wearing this for Valentine’s Day. I had heard about how great this formula was a few years ago before the liquid matte craze that won’t end got started. But I never got around to buying it, and I was distracted by other new lipsticks.
As I’ve mentioned about a million times, because my lips are so dry, liquidy matte lipsticks that dry down are not good for me. Although I have a couple that are not so liquidy, and I can wear from time to time: Jesse’s Girl (reviewed here) and the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips liquid lipstick in a too light for me shade that I just got in my Beautylish Lucky Bag (mentioned here). On a regular basis, I prefer to wear semi-matte or, more often, cream or satin lipsticks. Opaque lipgloss is also fine with me, like the lovely not-too-sticky Anastasia Beverly Hills (reviewed here) or Estee Lauder. But this long-wearing cream matte lipstick from Sephora is quite wonderful!
Sephora Cream Lip Stain has a mousse-like consistency that reminds me of a number of the NYX cream lipsticks but without the strong scent, thank goodness. It stays glossy creamy, and thankfully, on me, it does not dry down in spite of the fact that Sephora describes it as matte. Always Red, “matte bold classic red”, makes me feel like a million bucks regardless of what I’m doing. In fact, I wore it to the post office yesterday, and I didn’t care that I was “overdressed” makeup-wise, lol.
And best of all, Sephora Cream Lip Stain lasts and lasts. Yesterday, I applied it at around 2pm. See how it doesn’t look dry?
It was going strong for hours. Then I ate dinner (small chicken pot pie, spinach and rice), drank a couple of glasses of water, and this is what it looked like after the meal.
Not too bad. If I were at a restaurant, I would certainly need to fix it, but I’m OK with that. I meant to snap a photo of it just before I removed it with micellar water 12 hours after I applied it. You could definitely still see that I had been wearing red lipstick. It really does leave a good stain IMO that’s OK if you don’t have time to touch it up.
I intend to buy a full size, $14, just as soon as I finish up this mini (1.3 ml/0.04 fl.oz.) that should happen next time I use it. Good job, Sephora! Sephora Cream Lip Stain comes in 40 shades that vary widely from reds, nudes, browns, pinks, corals, purples, greens, and a midnight blue shade.
Have you tried Sephora Cream Lip Stain? What did you think?