Ok, they’re not so “hidden” anymore and are starting to become hyped up. But I would have never thought to even look at the display of Sephora’s own makeup brand (call me a makeup snob I guess).
I first picked up the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in the shade Strawberry Kiss (03) last summer, and I was blown away by the formula. It’s a liquid lipstick that dries down to a beautiful matte finish, but it’s not drying whatsoever. The Strawberry Kiss is, just like the name sounds, a lovely, fun pinky-strawberry-red. It’s a very similar color to the Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Wildflower, so if you like long-lasting lip products but don’t like matte lips, I’d suggest using that over the top.
The most hyped up shade of the bunch is shade 01, Always Red. I don’t know why I put off buying it for so long, but I finally got my hands on it and can’t stop wearing it. So far I’ve been a little too shy to wear it out, but I’ll come home from work and just wear it around the house. It’s just the perfect red - I’ve seen it look really cool-toned on some people, but since my skin is already so cool-toned it pulls more neutral on me. It looks so perfect for any time of year (I’ll definitely be pulling this one out for Christmas parties) and looks so classic and cool. I’m hoping I’ll stop being such a wimp about wearing these bold colors out, because I feel so confident when I’m wearing it around the house (see the fact that I actually posted full-face photos to show them on my lips rather than cropping everything but my lips). They're incredibly long lasting without completely destroying my lips like some matte products can. At the end of the day, I need to use some olive oil on a cotton pad to get it completely off. You can see some transfer onto glasses, napkins, etc while eating, but look in the mirror and your lips still look perfect. Magic.
Have you ever tried the Sephora Cream Lip Stains?