The long-lasting 40 shade lip line that’s worth the splurge!
By Lauren Kelly, Editor-in-Chief
When I do this column, I try to keep everything that I try out drug store brand, because generally these brands tend to be a lot cheaper. However, sometimes it’s worth it to splurge a little and get the perfect lip colour in a higher-quality product. Enter the Sephora Lip Stain collection. I usually stay away from the Sephora house line—I guess I can fall victim to the “cheaper is worse” myth—but it carries most of what any other brand at Sephora carries, but at a house brand discount.
I’d been eyeing the new Lip Stain collection because of how varied the options are. There are 40 shades total. Of the shades, 32 are more regular browns, pinks, red, corals, and purples. The eight others are greys, blacks, blues, greens, and a periwinkle. Like other cream lipsticks, it dries matte, but a few of the shades have shimmer as well. The one that stands out most to me is Dark Forest, a deep, gorgeous teal that I’m in love with, but too cautious to try.
After they were heavily recommended by one of the employees who swore by their longevity, I tested the product yesterday in the shade Copper Blush. I applied it at around 4:00 p.m., and it stayed in place through dinner and drinks. By the time I was taking it off after midnight it hadn’t budged. I often have a problem with my lipsticks transferring and ending up on my face, but I didn’t experience that with this at all. In fact, at least on me, it stayed better than the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick.
At $18 each, they may be more expensive than drugstore products, but they’re also much cheaper than other liquid lipsticks on the market, such as the KVD one, which is $24. As always, you can ask an employee to test a colour you’d like to try, and even wear it around before you make your choice later on.