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5 May 2013

Sephora Cream Lip Stain

This is my kind of red. Give me a bright berry tone and I am happy. My teeth look whiter and my skin clearer.

I was introduced to this Sephora Cream Lip Stain by Zara when she correctly predicted that I would like it. And like it I did. I even wore it out - like outside of my bedroom!



I borrowed hers a few times before securing my own.

I am pretty sure it's the best lip stain I have ever tried. It's intense and long-lasting with a finish that I would describe as soft matte - at least in how it looks. If you don't slather on the moisturiser prior to application then it becomes that seriously unforgiving "flaky wizened old lady lip".

On the other end of the spectrum, if your lips are too moist (cringe) then there will be a lot of movement and you will shortly find it smeared all over your face. Trust me, it happened the first time I wore it when I (wrongly) assumed that some By Terry Baume de Rose would jazz it up a notch. If by "jazz" we mean that some ended up on my chin, cheek and nose then yes...

All the lip priming hassle can however be forgiven because of the colour. They call this Strawberry Kissed because of it's pink/red base. It's a shade that reminds me so much of Revlon Cherries in the Snow, one of my all time favourites, although there is a definite brightness to the Sephora that makes this more fun and flattering. I like that it looks almost like it has been drawn on in post-production :)






I am quite tempted to get a few other colours  - mainly because I think the quality is fantastic for the price. A vampy dark mauve - Everlasting Burgundy - is the likely next target :)

Lip stain: Sephora - Link!
Top: Cheap Monday peplum tee which is so amazing I may buy it in black - Link!

PS. Totally butcher cut my own last week fringe.

I am back in the UK this weekend and have done some serious damage at Boots (Real Techniques brushes) and Space NK (loadsastuff).

Can't wait to try and share some of this with you.





55 comments

  1. You look gorgeous as always, Laura!

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  2. I have yet to find a decent lip stain. This shade looks lovely on you. It is a shame that you have to put a fair bit of lip balm underneath to stop with the drying but I guess that happens with nearly all lip stains.
    Great post, there is no harm in spending money on Real Technique brushes! :)

    Rachel x

    www.rachelelizabethwhite.com

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  3. That's a beautiful shade on you! And I think your fringe looks cute! :) x

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  4. nice, been wanting to try one of the sephora stains since i saw them on zara's blog. maybe i will soon :)

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  5. I love your make-up in these! Takes me back to the Lollipop26 days, where I would religiously watch and mentally note down all key products! I love your musings on make-up, so articulate!

    Beautiful shade! Looking forward to hearing your msuings on the Real Techniques and Space.NK goodies :) x

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  6. Looks lovely! Thank you for bringing the sunshine over with you from Dubai ;)

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  7. Wow, that lip stain looks amazing on you. Can't wait to see what goodies you picked up!

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. Love those Sephora lip stains, they're fab. I think I have about three of them.

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  9. Real Techniques brushes are the best, i hope u got the Expert, Stippling, Blush and Powder!

    I am dying the try the REN mask, review it soon, xx

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  10. Gorgeous colour! And so excited as I live near sephora I go pick one of these up sometime :) thanks for the review, I hasn't heard anything about them!
    Katie x x
    Katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

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  11. I LOVE your hair straight! it flatters you beautifully in that second picture.

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  12. I own this shade and love it! Couldn't believe how long it lasted on me, I usually have to reapply lip products all day.
    xo

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  13. oooooh...what a pretty colour!!

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  14. Oh my gosh. That looks so good on you! The color is perfect. I have to get it!

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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  15. I've been raving about these for a few years. :) I wore the red a lot during the holidays, and Strawberry Kissed is a great color for summer. Bright and beautiful!

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  16. Such a gorgeous colour, it really suits you, and that looks like one really exciting Space NK delivery! (:


    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. That colour looks gorgeous on you!
    Lucy x

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  18. Ah, I love colours like these...so bright and gorgeous!! Perfect for this time of year and yes these shades make your teeth look whiter!!

    I love, love, love it!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.laylasmakeup.com

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  19. You look absolutely stunning - suits you to a T!

    And once again - cannot wait to hear about your Space NK haul, I'm putting off going instore until pay-day haha.

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  20. Oh wow... seriously the UK needs to get Sephora back! That colour is amazing, looks beautiful on you. I am so looking forward to seeing what you got at Space NK - that package must have been like heaven to unwrap! xx

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  21. It so is a matte version of Cherries in the Snow!

    I have a few of these cream lip stains. You should totes try the shade 'Always Red'.

    Halima

    xx

    P.S - Definitely feeling the fringe!

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  22. drool, hauls! your hauls are legendary and def looking forward to it! :)

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  23. that's a beautiful shade Laura and you are rocking it! My stash is full of pink toned reds but I want to get this one too because of you :)

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  24. Woah, that's a really lovely shade! Of course its too bold for me but it looks amazing on you!


    XO Jenny @ beautykissxo

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  25. Such a cool colour!
    You're going to love Real Techniques brushes aswell.

    Make-up with Martha
    xx

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  26. Gorgeous shade! I love pic #3 of you :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  27. Gorgeous, looks incredible with your hair color.

    xx Jasmine
    superficialthingsss.blogspot.com

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  28. I've recently discovered Topshop Lip Creams and I'm stunned, they are SO good - almost like a creamy balm with loads of pigment! x

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  29. I love the lip stain and think it looks amazing on you. X

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  30. I always wear a bright lip in the house and scrub it off before I go out! Haha well done on being brave!

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  32. Wow that's a really beautiful colour! It's going on the Sephora order I'm giving my parents for their hols this summer :)

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

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  33. this red looks great on you - really pops! i like the fringe too.

    Hannah

    thesublimetimes.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. your hair is looking great, love the fringe

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Looks very pretty:)
    By the way, I love your hair!

    Have a lovely week:)

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  36. So gorgeous! It looks similar to the Nars Dragon Girl shade that I could never get my hands on!

    xx

    missstylemonster.blogspot.com

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  37. This is gorgeous, looks great in you! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. If you are overly found of the Sephora lip stain line then you should perhaps secure any colors you are interested in. I work at a Sephora and our location has been told by our rep that Sephora is looking at discontinuing the lip stain line due to lack of sales. :( It's a shame because they are such outstanding products.

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  39. Ah that box looks so inviting!

    That lip stain looks amaaazing on you!

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  40. Such a Gorgeous colour, looks lovely on you, Sephora needs to hurry up and set up shop in the Uk x

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  41. That colour is so beautiful on you! I do love a bright lipstick during summer.

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  42. Love your bangs :), you look stunning Laura <3
    www.101FashionStreet.com

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  43. This is gorgeous! Hope Sephora comes to the UK soon x

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  44. Can't wait to see!!! I love this colour -
    I also hope sephora comes to the uk too we are seriously missing it!

    Annie x

    www.thebeautybibel.blogspot.com

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  45. Really want this cream lip stain! Hope i'm brave enough to also leave the house with it on!

    xx

    http://amildaddiction.blogspot.com

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  46. this is such a gorgeous colour and i particularly love how it looks on you in the second picture! i do actually have a couple of red lipsticks/glosses but none that produce such a soft and matte look which means i am super tempted to get this one! i've never actually looked on the sephora website either but after this review i'm actually interested to check out some more of their products! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Oh wow I love that colour! My make up consists mostly of lipsticks as my lips are my best feature. I recently lost my my red MAC so good to know about this one...may have to replace it with this :)

    http://salvadora.co.uk/

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  48. Wow that lip colour is gorgeous on you!!

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  49. Omg that lip color looks amazingg on you!! I really want to check this out now

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  50. This is a gorgeous colour! As a fellow Cherries in the Snow lover I must now get myself one of these. Beautiful berry shade!

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  51. The red color is perfect. The stain lasts hours through eating, drinking and, having tested it on my hand, several hand washings and hand sanitizer usages.It far exceeded my expectations, the quality surpassing higher priced, designer label "long wear" lipsticks. I love it. Thanks to sephora online coupons

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