When you’re feeling down, as I did last week, it’s easy to waste away with Netflix and junk food, while make-up free. Now that’s totally and completely fine, and it might just be what you (and I) need to get through the day. And how could you not with Netflix’s current offerings? House of Cards guys, vicious. And Game of Thrones tonight!
If you’ve gone through that phase or you’re looking for another way to make yourself feel better, I’d say rock a bomb-ass red lip! LOL Because looking somewhat put together can give you that little bit of confidence and take you out of that sadness and sluggishness, even if it’s just for a few hours.
I wasn’t having a great week, so I pulled out my Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red and I’m excited to review this for you guys today. 🙂
It is a creamy lip stain that dries matte after application. It’s also a vanilla scented, opaque red that’s extremely long lasting on the lips. For example when drinking out of my cup, my lip stain left little to no residue. I also wore Always Red during graduation and kissed my dad on the cheek. He was surprised to see that there wasn’t a red lip stain on his cheek and asked how it was possible haha. His curiosity was really sweet. ❤ In addition to that, it was really hot and sunny that day so while I was baking under my cap and gown, my lip stain didn’t smear or move.
The packaging is simple and makes it easy to identify the color. You can also feel and hear a little click as you’re twisting the wand to open or close the product.
Additionally, its doe foot wand makes for an easy application, but because the color is wonderfully opaque and dries to a matte finish, I take some care into applying this onto my lips. It lasts and stays vibrant all day. Water alone isn’t enough to remove the lip stain, so I use a makeup remover to take it off completely.
In conclusion, this is a fantastic, long wearing, vibrant, opaque, matte, cream lip stain and it’s easily one my favorite lip products because I don’t have to worry about reapplication.
Another great thing about it is that it’s not overwhelmingly drying, as matte lip products are notoriously known to do. I suggest scrubbing the lips and keeping them moisturized with lip balm before applying any lip product in general, but it’s especially important to do so when wearing matte lip products so that the color doesn’t stick to any bits of dry skin and emphasize how dry the lips are.
It’s a great lip product for all day wear as well as a worry-free lip color for a night out. In comparison to a regular lipstick, the lip cream stain is more likely to survive a hamburger feast and it’s even more food resistant than the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. Sephora also recently released some new colors which I’m really excited about, so you guys know where I’m heading next!
The Sephora Cream Lip Stain retails for: $13
I hope you guys enjoyed this review and that you guys have an awesome day. 🙂