Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red, Review

You know what I despise about bold lipstick? Those bright shades can be so difficult to wear! They get everywhere. On your teeth, in your food, on the sides of your coffee cups, if you wear bright shades of color on your lips you know exactly what I'm talking about! And yes I've walked around all day with lipstick smeared on my cheek before being approached by a stranger at the bus stop. This is the reason I stick to the forgiving colors in the pink, nude and peach family. That is until recently. I will always be the girl in the nude lip, but when I want to go bold, I know just where to turn. One of the lip stains that has me seriously excited lately is this Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red. 

Using the perfectly long and thin shaped doe foot applicator to coat your lips with this thick velvet like cream, you will find precision and simplicity with every touch. Once set, it is formulated to be matte in finish but surprisingly doesn't feel or act drying, you do have time to get it nice and even before it does though. You can also layer it up to get a very opaque look and even put it over a lip liner to even things out in ahead of time.  

This specific shade is vibrant in color and does a great job of giving that whiter brighter smile illusion when worn. It stays put when drinking, eating and all throughout the day for me and is one of those that needs a lip scrub at the end of the day to be removed entirely. For $14 I think it is a total bargain, especially as it performs even better then my all time favorite Revlon Colorstay liquid lipsticks. I don't own any of the other shades but 14 choices are offered on the Sephora website and I'm thinking Coral Crush or Blackberry Sorbet will be next for me. 

Beneath this lipstick I am wearing the Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in "Ruby" in this picture. It was the perfect combination. 

Have you given any of these lip stains a try? If you have, what did you think of them? If you haven't do you want to?

Let me know in the comments form, along with any other opinions you may have, I love hearing from readers!

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