Review of Sephora Cream Lipstick by 2ksmom
I bought 2 of these for 50% off ($6) on sephora.com. I got shades No. 38 (a bronzy-pink) and No. 50 (deep plum). The packaging is simple, black plastic, and the lid stays on securely. I like that the brand name/shade number is on the inner (base part) of the tube, and there’s a color-indicator at the bottom of the tube, so it’s easy to see what color you choose. These look and feel just a tiny bit greasy, and go on a bit sheerer than I expected, considering it’s a “cream” lipstick. 2-3 coats give me nice, even coverage. Usually I blot and top with clear gloss, for a “stain” effect. The texture is smooth, but the formula is slightly drying (I put a light layer of balm underneath). The staying power is quite good. It lasts about 2-3 hours, and it wears well/fades evenly. These have a slight, sweet, candy-like scent. There’s really nothing exceptional about these lipsticks, except I *really* like the colors I have. The bronzy-pink is a nice shade for everyday wear, and it goes well with many other makeup colors. And the deep plum is surprisingly neutral (not too hot-pink or purple, as most deep shades tend to turn on me). Blotted & topped with gloss it gives me the prettiest, berry-stained lips. I just repurchased both shades (because I feel the need to have a back-up, though I can’t remember the last time I actually ran out of lipstick). I’d recommend it if you find a color that appeals to you. It’s a decent lipstick with above-average staying power, at a drugstore-comparable price.