October 19th, 2014
Ever since I received the Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain from My Little Box, I can’t stop wearing it.
When I received this Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain I was extremely happy that I finally got the chance to try out some Sephora in-house products as they’re a tad out of my reach in Belgium- unbelievable I know! (insert a sad face here).
When I first swatched this, without exaggeration I was blown away. It feels incredibly light and goes on like butter. I have mentioned in the My Little Box October haul that it reminded me a lot of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipsticks; it applies like a liquid lipstick and it becomes matte after few seconds, and it sets in really well. True, it is quite like the velvet lipsticks but what they don’t have in common is that the formula of the lip velvet is quite thick and it has slight drying feel after wearing it sometime. On the other hand, this lip stain applies really lightly almost like a sheen gloss and you don’t feel it on your lips after it dries. I am usually not a huge fan of the fact that matte lipsticks can/may cause inevitable dryness.
Sephora Rouge Infusion Lip Stain in Red Essence is a shade that I didn’t have in my collection before; a burned-red with slight brown undertone. I think it is pretty season appropriate and you can wear it for any occasion, as the colour is not that “bold” considering that it’s still on the darker side of the red shades. If you are not pleased with a light wash of this beautiful colour, you can absolutely achieve a darker shade, as it has an easily buildable formula. Another important point for me is the smell; I like the smell as well, it also reminds me of Guerlain lipsticks- nothing too strong or off-putting. Whether you want to wear it the colour it is or darker, this lip stain has passed the test whilst me going all in with burgers, pizzas, and anything that is now to be notorious for a matte lipstick- it was still there! That easily shows me that this is absolutely the one if I am going out and I cannot be bothered with re-touches during the day.
What do you think of this one? Have you ever tried lip stains before?