Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Endless Purple: Swatch and Review

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After Lime Crime came out with their Velvetine liquid to matte lip color, many a brand have jumped on board and released their own version. Sephora's house brand released their rendition with their Cream Lip Stain, available in a multitude of both cream and shimmery shades. I picked up the shade Endless Purple, a deep plum and there does appear to be a dupe for a few of the Lime Crime shades with Sephora's Always Red and Strawberry Kissed.
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Where to Purchase: Sephora.com (affiliate link), Sephora stores

Price: $13.00 for .169 oz/ 5.0 mL of product. 
Do they test on animals?: The company does not.
Packaging: The cream lip stain comes in a round tube with a doefoot applicator. The wiper isn't that great since a little too much product comes off onto the doefoot, meaning you have to wipe it off before applying. I noticed that it did cause the product to leak onto the threads. I'd just be careful since it can get a little messy.

Swatch:


As always, the swatch photos were taken in natural daylight with no flash.


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Formula:


The name of the product is a bit of a misnomer because it's not a cream (it's more liquidy than creamy) and it doesn't actually "stain" your lips in the traditional sense (of imparting color that lasts). It is however a liquid to matte lip color that's opaque in a swipe.


Though opaque, be sure to apply the product evenly otherwise some areas might appear lighter than other places. Personally, I'm someone who's adept at applying liquidy lip products straight from the applicator but I think others might have some difficulty. If you think you might have trouble, consider applying the Cream Lip Stain with a separate lip brush or disposable doefoot applicator for precision.


The product doesn't feel tight or restricted on the lips but does feel a little heavy. It felt slightly tacky initially but felt less tacky over time. I didn't notice it drying out my lips but it didn't feel super moisturized at the end.


Wear Time:


When dry, gently pressing or tapping your lips won't transfer any color but repeatedly patting and pressing will transfer color.


By the 5 hour mark, I noticed that the product was less transfer-proof at the outer edges though the color was still strong and hadn't faded. By the 7 hour mark, there was still no fading but it continued to be less transferproof at the outer edges.


I would agree that it's a longwearing lip color but I wouldn't say that it's completely transfer-proof. Thankfully there was no flaking or fading of the color as I wore it.


Conclusion:

If you're looking for a deep plum liquid to matte lip color, you might like the Sephora version! I haven't tried the other shades in the line so I'm not sure if the wear will be similar to this shade.


Disclaimer: I purchased this myself. All opinions are my own. The link marked as an affiliate link gives me a commission based off your use of the link which helps to support the blog. Feel free to use a nonaffiliate link!


34 comments

  1. Oh wow, this looks really really pretty on you! I feel like it smooths out your lips or smoothing. You've got great lips to begin with, but this really makes them standout!

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  2. I've heard good things about these!

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  3. I have a few on my wish list at Sephora. Now you have convinced me to pick up at least one...maybe 2 b/c I don't want the lip stain to be lonely.

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  4. oh my goodness.... that looks like perfection!

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  5. I will definitely pick one of these colors up! This looks great on you!

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  6. I want to try one. I love the finish!

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  7. What a gorgeous finish and glad to hear it's super long lasting!!

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  8. This shade is beautiful!!! It looks great on you! I am so picking some of these up.

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  9. I think that shade is gorgeous on you! You're making me want it!

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  10. What a great finish and pretty shade!

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  11. This color looks amazing on you!

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  12. This looks awesome... I never buy anything from the sephora line and I think I need to try it.

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  13. Wow, that is a beautiful finish!

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  14. This looks crazy awesome on you and you did such a good job applying it! I try to stay clear of creams or really liquid products because I hate spending so much time being careful on application! I've never tried this from them but have heard good things! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Interesting. So far I have no luck w/ liquid lipstick, it just makes my lips dry. I'll check this out when I go to Sephora this week

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  16. I'm ignoring the warnings because this is gorgeous. I need this color.

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  17. Your lips are so gorg. Every lip product you show me I need.

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  18. It looks amazing on you !

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  19. Wow this is a great purple on you!

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  20. Once again...your lips are insane! pretty sure there isn't a color that doesn't look good on you!!

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  21. I have Always Red and I love it! Now I have to have this purple arghh haha

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  22. This looks UNREAL on your lips -- like someone photoshopped in the perfect matte purple lipstick. I love it :D

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  23. You always say the nicest things Rae! <3

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  24. Oh it's good that you like Always Red too, I was thinking about picking it up!

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  25. Aww that's kind of you to say!

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  26. It's never good to have lip products lonely when it comes to purchasing and storage time ;)

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  27. I think their stuff used to be just meh but I'm glad to see they're stepping up their game. Their pencil liners remind me of the Urban Decay liners too

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  28. Thanks! Yeah I kind of wish I didn't have to be as precise with the application but I think the effect is super worth it

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  29. Suits you so well! And you have such amazing lips!!
    I hope to find this colour here in Italy, I want it badly *-*

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  30. Dang Mai!! It's so beautiful on you! We have a close skin tone so I may have to check it out! (also your skin is looking fab!)

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  31. omg really want that shade, cant find it on sephora :(

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