Minimal eye makeup, subtle natural blush and show-stopping matte red lip. Perfection in my books. It is simple, it is elegant, it shows confidence and it’s super quick and easy to do. So ladies and gentlemen, meet the new love of my life – the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain ($13) in 01 Always Red. This baby provides bold, matte and fully opaque color in just one swipe and it has been keeping me great company for the past few months.
Always Red is your typical classic red shade but has that brighter pop to it, which I adore. It’s perfect for my skin tone and it finishes off any look and makes me look sophisticated and feminine. Always Red is über bold and the matte finish is the perfect touch as it tones it down a bit and makes it look more classy. You can see me wearing it here.
Sephora’s Cream Stain formula really did manage to impress me and it gets big thumbs up from me! The stain feels very lightweight and is not drying at all. It almost feels a bit moisturizing and I love how creamy and soft it is. Always Red is so richly pigmented so all you do is pop on one layer, blend and you’re done. For the day. Seriously though, the stain is the longest lasting lip product I’ve ever put on my lips and it gets me through drinking and eating without budging. Unlike many other stains I’ve tried, the Sephora offering does not peel off the lips, which means that if you want to bring the intense color back into your lips, you can actually apply another layer on top of the old one and it won’t look flakey. Brilliant.
The trick to apply the Lip Cream is to swipe (not pat!) one layer and blend. Wait a minute for it to dry and do not rub your lips together or it may flake. And Voila – you’re done. Now go put your favorite pair of high heels and enjoy your perfect red pout. :)
This budget-friendly alternative to the Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipsticks is the ultimate confidence booster and if you love rocking bold red lip – you need to get involved with this gem. It is gorgeous and you will turn heads, that’s for sure. ;)
Have you tried these Sephora Cream Lip Stains? How do you like them?
Lots of love,