THE SKINNY: I am a red lipstick addict. I am also lazy. If there is anything to be said about wearing red lips religiously, it’s that it takes dedication. True dedication. And lots of reapplications. Sometimes more work than I’m willing to put out. That’s where Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red (matte, bold, classic red — yeah, that’s what I’m talking about) comes to my lazy-girl aid.
The applicator is a small sponge tip, much like a lip gloss wand. It is not a traditional lip stain in that it is true color, not a mere hint of it as it other stains. That being said, it will stain anything with which it comes into contact, which means I have to go easy on the espresso. Gotta be sure to hit the lips and not the nose! The stain stays put for hours. No reapplication. If I’m planning on being around the house or running errands, I use this once in the morning and then forget about it (now I sound a lot like a Ronco infomercial, but it’s true). When I’m going out for the evening, I will apply the stain and then add a red lipstick on top to ensure that I’m not spending all evening in the bathroom to reapply.
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep! Great stain that stays put! The lazy way to look good without putting much effort into it. An easy way to look sophisticated and put together.
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-- Tested by Laura