I’ll be the first to admit it, I have a lot of lip products. If you were to open my lipstick drawer, it literally looks like something exploded in there. I can’t help it, I love trying out new lip items, whether it’s a new formula, new colour, or a new brand. Really, you can never have enough.
So that brings me to today’s post. Recently I got to try out a few different Sephora Collection lip products for spring as the French retailer has come out with some amazing formulas to rival their other luxury brand counterparts, and the best part is the price.
Although there are a few different formulas here, my absolute favourite you-need-this-formula are the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains. Available in 40 different shades, these matte liquid lipsticks retail for C$18, which is a total steal compared to other matte liquid lips out there.
The term “stain” in the name of the product totally threw me off because to me this isn’t a true stain (we’ll get to one of those shortly), it’s your run-of-the-mill matte liquid lip, but an amazing one at that.
I have a few different brands that offer this formula, like Kylie Cosmetics, Kat Von D, Lime Crime, etc. and the Sephora Collection ones is just as good, if not better than a few of them. As you know, the colour (applied with a doe-foot applicator) goes on like a liquid and then sets to a matte that won’t budge. The colour is high-coverage and is infused with avocado oil so it’s super comfy as well.
I received two of the colours, #42 Rose Wood, a burnt red, and #33 Pink Peony, a pink taupe nude. Pink Peony is my favourite of the two, however, I was quite impressed with how Rose Wood ended up looking on my lips. Also, with darker colours you typically need to apply these more often, however, Rose Wood held its own of the majority of the day. I did some touchups here and there (mostly on the inner lip area), but for the most part, the colour stayed put as the day went on.
If you are living for lip liners, give the Sephora Collection Contour & Color Liner and Lipstick Duo a shot. This double-ended product has a liner on one end and a complementary lipstick on the other. Available in eight shades, these retail for C$20 each and also offer a matte finish but are definitely more creamy on the lips than the Cream Lip Stains. Also, with its double end, it makes the application of the product super simple.
I have uneven lips so I’m constantly having to wipe away and reapply product. This double-ended product made the application super simple, plus who doesn’t love a two-in-one product?
Now, back to talking about stains, Sephora has also released a true stain lipstick with their Rouge Lip Tints. Available in eight shades from reds to pinks to oranges and purples, these are a staining pigmented gloss that provides weightless saturated colour.
I got the shade 01 Rose, and upon swatching this on my hand, I noticed how staining it really was. Seriously, that swatch was on my hand for two days, which is great if you like colour that lasts, but not good for removal. These retail for $15 each and I definitely recommend going slow with the application on these since it will stain your skin if you mess it up.
Finally, if you are more of a balm girl (who doesn’t need a lip balm in their collection?), Sephora Collection has two moisturizing lip balms that offer some nice colour payoff as well.
The Sephora Collection Lip Balm & Scrub is a range of six lip balms, each featuring a different ingredient to nurture lips. Although five of the products in the line are a balm (coconut, rose, goji, tangerine, and almond), the honey one is the lone scrub of the collection. Depending on the star ingredient, your lips will benefit, whether that be nurturing and soothing (coconut), nurturing and shine (rose), nurturing and protection (goji), nurturing and tone (tangerine) or nurturing and moisturizing (almond).
I got the goji formula, which also gives your lips a radish-pink tinge. This one also has a sweet candy scent (not sure if they all smell this way) and each of the balms and scrub retail for C$8 each. Wear is comfortable, and really, who doesn’t need a lip balm in their collection? Especially when they come housed in the cutest cardboard tube.
Speaking of cute packaging, Sephora also has a similar lip balm that also offers a slight wash of colour as well. The Sephora Collection Sweet Balm, available in three shades (pink, coral, and violet), also retail for C$8 and are a moisturizing tinted lip balm that has the coolest container. Just slide up the handle and the product appears, making it super simple for travel (no mess here!).
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m kinda obsessed with all these new Sephora lip goodies. I’ll be honest, I often find the Sephora Collection aisle in the store to be a bit overwhelming since there’s so much colour and loads of things to play with. If you are in store though, you definitely need to check out some of these products, especially the Cream Lip Stains!
What lip product are you digging this season from Sephora?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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