I’ve always been drawn to lip products that stay put. Even though I’m someone who completely embraces a bright lip, I’m often reluctant to wear one if I’m out to dinner and don’t have easy access to a mirror. I don’t want to look like a clown-gone-bad after a few sips of wine. I purchased this stain after I’d heard multiple people mention it and I love it for several reasons, besides the obvious one that it stays in place. It deposits such a rich color that glides on easily, then dries to become completely matte with a color that’s incredibly eye-catching. That’s not to say that I’ve never found another good red stain, but this one is unique in that it’s a deep crimson with some slightly blue undertones that packs a punch. When I wore it for a quick errand—to get a gel manicure before my trip to Japan—no fewer than three women commented on it. It looks that rich and vibrant in person. I also love how versatile it is. When I wore it to an ‘80s-themed gala a few weeks back, I applied a clear gloss over it to dress it up, though I am loving a matte lip in springtime that my hair doesn’t stick to.
Shop the Item Here: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in "Always Red"