Thursday, 9 April 2015

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple

Yes, I'm talking about another dark purple lip product.  No, I'm not sorry.  Purple lip products are my favourite and I love adding a colour unlike any other I have.  This is that.  Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple is a really unique item in my collection.  
The Cream Lip Stains dry down to a matte.  Unlike similar products, it is a cream rather than a liquid so a bit easier to apply and doesn't run into the lines around your lips.



Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
 Polished Purple is a deep, dark shimmery purple.  It's fairly neutral and tends to lean cool or warm depending on the lighting.  It wears off a little bit when I eat but other wise it doesn't budge.  It is dry to touch and doesn't smudge even when I press really hard.  It doesn't feel particularly drying and applies really well over lip balm, unlike the liquid matte ones.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple

The doe foot applicator that comes with it is fine, it is probably perfect with the lighter colours in the collection.  Because this one is so dark, I recommend at least finishing off the edges with a lip brush for a clean look.  A dark purple or black lip liner would help as well.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
 The rest of the collection ranges from nudes, pinks and corals to a couple of darker shades this like one.  There are these shimmery ones as well as true mattes.  I'm not sure how intense the shimmer is in some of the others but this one looks very metallic on.

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Polished Purple
 When I want to intensify the metallic look of Polished Purple, I dab on some of Melt Promiscuous eye shadow (review here) which contains a blue shift so gives the whole thing a duochrome look.

Polished Purple plus Melt Promiscuous
I adore Polished Purple Cream Lip Stain.  It's good to see the Sephora own-brand create products just as good as, or better than, the big brands.  It performs really well, as well as looking spectacular.  From all the reviews it would seem the other colours are just as good.  Marvellous Mauve really appeals to me but it is often sold out.

You can get the Sephora Cream Lip Stains here for $13 each.



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