Like many beauty lovers, Sephora is my holy grail. Whenever I am in a city where there is a Sephora store, I take a visit and happily while away the minutes and sometimes hours, swatching and trying out products to buy. In fact, I have never left a Sephora store empty handed!
The pigment is gorgeous and this shade is exactly the kind that I love; it’s bright, bold and the perfect shade of coral pink (it’s called Coral Express though I do think it’s more pink than coral personally). Because of the incredible pigment, the colour pay off is also brilliant so I do love that.
However, the matte formula is very matte and quite difficult to apply. I had to really work hard to apply this on my lips evenly, and a lot of layering was involved. What’s more, when I went to blend it by puckering my lips together, there was just no creamy element at all and even that was a struggle.
By mid afternoon my lips felt so dry that I ended up having to put some Blistex balm on, which I very rarely have to do with a lipstick. And by the time late afternoon came, the lipstick had worn off because of the balm, and I didn’t even bother reapplying it.