Review: Sephora Cream Lip Stain

Sunday, January 10, 2016

I was going to do a post dedicated to this lip color during the holiday season, but my life got busy and before I knew it the holidays came and went. Then I got some questions about this product on Facebook and even in person, and thought this might still be helpful to many of you.

It seems like liquid lipsticks took the makeup world by storm in 2015. Almost every high-end makeup brand offers one, and they've even made their way into the drugstore market. 

Liquid lipsticks are intended to be a matte, long-wearing formula. Because they are highly pigmented, and liquid, application can take some practice and precision. Sephora has done a great job with their formula. The great thing about these lipsticks is that they go on, and stay on. Since they're a matte formula, they can be a bit drying (but not nearly as drying as others I've tried). A good way to combat this is to use a lip exfoliator before application (try this one) and to wear a bit of lip balm underneath. 

I wouldn't wear something like this on an every day basis, but for parties and special occasions, it's nice to apply a lip color (a bold one, at that) and not have to worry about touching up multiple times. 

My favorite shade of this lip color is the one pictured above, Always Red. There are 14 shades available at Sephora, ranging from matte to satin finishes.

Do you use liquid lipsticks? What brand is your favorite?

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