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— August 26, 2015 —

SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain


Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain (0.169 oz.) individually retail for $13 USD ($16 CAD) $14 USD ($18 CAD) *price increase as of Dec. 2015 and are available in 14 shades. They are said to be "a lip stain in both matte and satin finishes that provide a beautiful, long-lasting color."

(01) Always Red [P]
(03) Strawberry Kissed [P]
(06) Pink Soufflé [P]
(07) Cherry Blossom [P] 
(08) Whipped Blush [P]
(12) African Violet [P]
(13) Marvelous Mauve [P]
(14) Blackberry Sorbet [P]
(15) Polished Purple [P]
"This high-coverage lip product features avocado oil for a texture that transforms as you wear it: when applied, the initial cream texture becomes a silky, lightweight stain. Lips achieve stunning color and feel soft and comfortable. Available in an array of rich shades, including both matte and satin finishes, with intense color that stays put."
The packaging is a standard, plastic lip gloss style tube with a flexible, doe-foot applicator. They have a powdery, vanilla scent than can be noticed on initial application quite easily, but does fade over time. The formula is highly pigmented, easy to apply and dries within 30 - 60 seconds of application. With most liquid lipsticks, the color does cling to lips but never feels drying or uncomfortable. These typically wear between 6 to 8 hours on their own, but layering products, like glosses, can cause the wear time to be cut down drastically.

(01) Always Red is a medium, brightened scarlet red with warm undertones and a soft, matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had fully opaque, rich pigmentation in a single swipe. I felt it had a thicker consistency than the other shades, but that didn't effect the application or wear time. Always Red wore well for +7 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
 * Kat Von D Outlaw was warmer, more orange toned.  Kat Von D Nosferatu was darker, more red.

(03) Strawberry Kissed is a medium, strawberry red with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque pigmentation. It had excellent performance throughout wear; it wasn't streaky or patchy once dry and it didn't crack or flake over time. Strawberry Kissed wore well for +7 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
* Kat Von D Bachelorette was cooler, more pink.  MAC All Fired Up was brighter, cooler, more pink. MAC Impassioned was lighter, brighter, cooler, more pink.  Too Faced Melted Strawberry was brighter, more vivid, glossy.

(06) Pink Soufflé is a light-medium, pink mauve with warm undertones, pink sheen and a satin, matte finish. It applied smoothly, evenly and fully opaque. While this shade had rich pigmentation, it also had an incredibly fine micro-sparkle mixed in. On close inspection, it was ever-so-lightly streaky in some areas and I did experience cracks in some of the fine lines of my lips over time. Pink Soufflé lasted +6 hours before fading. (4/5)
* Kat Von D Lovesick was lighter, cooler.  MAC Please Me was lighter, more yellow toned.  Clinique Plum Pop was darker, muted, more plum.

(07) Cherry Blossom is a medium-dark, watermelon pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and rich, opaque pigmentation. It had excellent performance during wear; it was never streaky or patchy and it didn't flake or crack once dry. Cherry Blossom wore well for +6.5 before fading. (5/5)
* Kat Von D Mother was darker.  Kat Von D Lovesick was lighter, cooler.  Too Faced Melted Fig was darker, muted, more plum.

(08) Whipped Blush is a medium, brightened, neon pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and fully, richly pigmented in a single pass. While I didn't find this shade to be difficult to work with, despite being such a vivid color, I did experience light cracking in the finer lines of my lips during wear. Whipped Blush lasted +7 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
* Kat Von D Backstage Bambi was lighter, cooler.  MAC Pink Pigeon was darker, warmer, more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum was lighter, brighter, cooler.

(12) African Violet is a medium, brightened, fuchsia purple with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and nearly fully opaque. It had rich pigmentation and left a very soft sheen to my lips, almost as if there was a fine micro-sparkle mixed in, but none could be detected from the tube or brush—it was only once the product was applied. African Violet wore well for +7 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
* Kat Von D LUV was brighter, more purple.  Kat Von D Susperia was darker, cooler, more purple. Kat Von D LUV (Lipstick) was darker, muted, more purple.  MAC Heroine was darker, cooler, more purple.  Too Faced Melted Violet was lighter, brighter, more lilac.  Clinique Grape Pop was lighter, warmer, muted.

(13) Marvelous Mauve is a medium, dusty rose with hints of pink, warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had rich, opaque pigmentation. Again, this was another shade that had excellent performance during wear; it was never streaky or patchy and it didn't flake or crack once dry. Marvelous Mauve wore well for +6.5 hours before fading. (5/5) *My best friend, Vic (cities-to-dust), absolutely adores this shade; chances are if she's wearing a lipstick, this is most likely it!
* Kat Von D Lolita was muted, more brown.  Clinique Plum Pop was warmer, more pink.

(14) Blackberry Sorbet is a medium-dark, muted berry red with purple micro-sparkle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade applied smoothly and even for the most part. While it did have rich, opaque pigmentation, it did appear ever-so-lightly darker in some areas at close inspection. This was another color to have a very fine micro-sparkle mixed in that left a soft sheen to lips. Blackberry Sorbet wore well for +6.5 hours and left behind a stain. (5/5)
* Kat Von D Exorcism was darker, more burgundy.  Kat Von D Wolvesmouth was lighter, warmer, less opaque.  MAC Instigator was darker, cooler, more purple.

(15) Polished Purple is a deep, darkened purple with neutral-to-warm undertones, purple, blue and pink micro-sparkle and a metallic finish. This shade applied smoothly, evenly and had opaque pigmentation. There were times that the product did apply thinner/lighter around the edges, but this could be easily corrected by applying a second coat to clean up. It leaves the most unique, metallic finish to lips that didn't emphasize imperfections. Polished Purple wore well for +7 hours and left behind a faint stain. (5/5)
* Kat Von D Poe was blue, less opaque.  Too Faced Melted Villain was lighter, warmer, muted, more fuchsia.

Overall, these liquid lipsticks are truly one of a kind! While they do dry matte, they are comfortable to wear and are insanely forgiving when it comes to dry, chapped lips or imperfections. They don't overly accentuate those problems due to their softer appearance on the lips. If you're a fan of liquid lipsticks in general, or you want to love the traditional mattes (ie. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks) but they just don't work for you—these are a great alternative, they are affordable and are definitely worth checking out! (**Shades may contain Carmine and Red Lake 6, 7 Pigments)

Available now from Sephora!




Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains
(L-R: Always Red, Strawberry Kissed, Pink Souffle,
Cherry Blossom, Whipped Blush, African Violet,
Marvelous Mauve, Blackberry Sorbet, Polished Purple)

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains
(L-R: Always Red, Strawberry Kissed, Pink Souffle,
Cherry Blossom, Whipped Blush, African Violet,
Marvelous Mauve, Blackberry Sorbet, Polished Purple)

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (01) Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (01) Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (01) Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (01) Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (03) Strawberry Kissed

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (03) Strawberry Kissed

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (03) Strawberry Kissed

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (03) Strawberry Kissed

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (06) Pink Souffle

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (06) Pink Souffle

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (06) Pink Souffle

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (06) Pink Souffle

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (07) Cherry Blossom

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (07) Cherry Blossom

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (07) Cherry Blossom

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (07) Cherry Blossom

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (08) Whipped Blush

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (08) Whipped Blush

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (08) Whipped Blush

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (08) Whipped Blush

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (12) African Violet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (12) African Violet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (12) African Violet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (12) African Violet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (13) Marvelous Mauve

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (13) Marvelous Mauve

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (13) Marvelous Mauve

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (13) Marvelous Mauve

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (14) Blackberry Sorbet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (14) Blackberry Sorbet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (14) Blackberry Sorbet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (14) Blackberry Sorbet

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (15) Polished Purple

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (15) Polished Purple

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (15) Polished Purple

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in (15) Polished Purple


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