Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Perfect Matte Red Lip / Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red Review

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red Review

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red

Minimal eye makeup, subtle natural blush and show-stopping matte red lip. Perfection in my books. It is simple, it is elegant, it shows confidence and it’s super quick and easy to do. So ladies and gentlemen, meet the new love of my life – the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain ($13) in 01 Always Red. This baby provides bold, matte and fully opaque color in just one swipe and it has been keeping me great company for the past few months.

Always Red is your typical classic red shade but has that brighter pop to it, which I adore. It’s perfect for my skin tone and it finishes off any look and makes me look sophisticated and feminine. Always Red is über bold and the matte finish is the perfect touch as it tones it down a bit and makes it look more classy. You can see me wearing it here.

Sephora’s Cream Stain formula really did manage to impress me and it gets big thumbs up from me! The stain feels very lightweight and is not drying at all. It almost feels a bit moisturizing and I love how creamy and soft it is. Always Red is so richly pigmented so all you do is pop on one layer, blend and you’re done. For the day. Seriously though, the stain is the longest lasting lip product I’ve ever put on my lips and it gets me through drinking and eating without budging. Unlike many other stains I’ve tried, the Sephora offering does not peel off the lips, which means that if you want to bring the intense color back into your lips, you can actually apply another layer on top of the old one and it won’t look flakey. Brilliant.
The trick to apply the Lip Cream is to swipe (not pat!) one layer and blend. Wait a minute for it to dry and do not rub your lips together or it may flake. And Voila – you’re done. Now go put your favorite pair of high heels and enjoy your perfect red pout. :)

This budget-friendly alternative to the Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipsticks is the ultimate confidence booster and if you love rocking bold red lip – you need to get involved with this gem. It is gorgeous and you will turn heads, that’s for sure. ;)

Have you tried these Sephora Cream Lip Stains? How do you like them?

Lots of love,



  1. Oh my I love this! I hope theres a way to get it in the UK!
    Vanessa xx

  2. This looks like such a nice red, i have never been to sephora x

    My Parent & Lifestyle Blog // My Beauty Blog

  3. Wish we had Sephora in the UK, it looks so beautiful and I love a red lip xx

  4. wow it looks gorgeous, gotta love a red lip!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  5. Gorgeous gorgeous shade! :) I am hopping over to sephora now!

  6. This literally sounds amazing - I wish sephora was available in England!

    Katy x

  7. This red looks perfect! May I also ask what the London images in the background are from, they look lovely! :) xx

    1. It's a really pretty red indeed! The London background is actually a notebook I got a while ago but I canon remember where from :/ I love it though, it's my favorite :) xx

  8. ohh this is a gorgeous red! Wish I could get it but theres no sephora in the UK xx


  9. Ах, каква пигментация ! <3
    Girl's temptations

  10. A waitress at red robin was wearing this the other day and it was absolutely perfect and did not move! I need to pick this up!

  11. YOUR PHOTOS! Really love your background in these snaps :)


  12. Looks like such a lovely product! Would definitely like to try them out, I personally prefer a matte lip :)


  13. This looks so pretty, I love the colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  14. One of my absolute red lip products!

    Merrie from Life As Merrie

  15. That is a lovely bright and bold colour x

  16. Aaah this looks beautiful xx

  17. This looks gorgeous and it's so pigmented too! Love it xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  18. I swear by this beauty!

  19. Gorgeous lipstick! Thanks for review!


  20. I love the look of this! I wish Sephora were in the UK too :( Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

  21. Wow that is really pigmented color for a lip stain! I did not know Sephora had these. I definitely need to go and check it out :)


  22. Nice! Never tried this before from Sephora I didn't even know they had it lol. But I want to check it out now :)

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  23. Always Red is gorgeous. Love how despite it being a matte shade, it's non drying. Sounds and looks like a winner to me. It truly is an instant confident booster. :) If only Ireland had a Sephora store, I'd be all over this baby fo'sho ;)

  24. I just bought this a few weeks ago and have yet to put up my review haha. Though I have taken my photos! I tend to agree with you on all of your points--this product is fantastic. However, I do have to say I ate pizza with it and it did need some touching up!
    Lovely Notions

  25. This is such a pretty shade! Thanks for this review ;)


  26. I am going to Sephora TODAY to get it!! Thanks for the review =)

  27. Wow this really is gorgeous! just love the pigmented this is and the deep hues perfect for Valentines day! x

    Damaris £100 Lingerie Giveaway! X

  28. WOW! It looks amazing! So... red! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  29. I wish we had a Sephora so badly! This looks amazing!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  30. I've been recommended these a few times so I will try one out x

  31. Ooooh this looks fab, definitely one to add to my next Sephora trips wish list.



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