SEPHORA CREAM LIP STAIN: REVIEW + SWATCHES

For as long as I've been interested in makeup, I've been hesitant when it comes to wearing lipstick. I have a scar on my lip line and feel like vivid colors draw attention to my jawline and chin, and those two are the things I'm the most insecure about. Finding tones that suit me has been something I've been struggling with for a good while, until I discovered reds with an orange undertone. Or pretty much anything orange. I haven't been very experimental though, and mostly kept myself to glosses or an ombre look with the lip line undefined. Until now. I mean, I've worn the occasional Kat Von D lolita lip, and some matte finish lipsticks, but the liquid mattes haven't been a staple in my collection.

Buying my first shade in this specific collection was just a spontaneous cash register-display pick up, and it was a color that was far away from my usual comfort zone of oranges or sheers. It was a purplish grey, but still nude. Very opaque, very out there. I didn't know what to expect from something labeled as a "cream lip stain" but I didn't expect a liquid lipstick. And on top of that, I definitely didn't expect finding the liquid lipstick that would make me step right in to the matte world.  

Meet Sephora Cream Lip Stain. My new addiction.

After that one shade I knew I had to get more. I zoomed in on all the nudes. These are my three latest pickups! They're opaque in one sweep, dry down to a matte but don't get anywhere near sticky or crumbly, and you can reapply them after eating without ending up with a patchy and gross looking mess. They do hold up well through most foods and drinks though, and don't leave your lips feeling crusty afterwards. The formula is creamy and thin and the best I've tried. And they're affordable!

from the left: 23, a darker pinky shade, 33, a milky pinky milkshake nude, and 22, an orange nude!

from the left: 23, a darker pinky shade, 33, a milky pinky milkshake nude, and 22, an orange nude!

22, 33, 23

22, 33, 23

If you happen to live near a Sephora, run, don't walk! <3