Poor Sephora Collection!
I feel like it’s the Cinderella of all the brands you can find at Sephora.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but 99% of the times I go to Sephora, I don’t even look at their own brand.
1% of a bajillion times is still quite a few times, though, so over the years I’ve actually managed to find some real gems.
So get ready, Sephora Collection. Polish your glass slippers because today’s your day to shine!
Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red & 03 Strawberry Kissed ($14 each)
Sephora definitely knows how to make liquid lipsticks, that’s for sure! I’ve tried three different types, and they all rock.
I’ll start with the one I think is the most popular, which is the Sephora Cream Lip Stain.
I have it in two shades, 01 Always Red and 03 Strawberry Kissed, and they’re both equally good.
Even though they’re completely matte and transfer-proof, they’re not overly drying or uncomfortable.
Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Cranberry Luster ($16)
If you want the staying power of a liquid lipstick but don’t like the idea of completely matte lips, you may wanna have a look at the $16 Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Colors.
They’re not transfer-proof, but still pretty long-lasting.
Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream in 04 Wonderful Fuchsia ($8)
The Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Creams are Sephora’s latest liquid lipstick launch, and let me tell you, I’m very impressed!
04 Wonderful Fuchsia has a fantastic formula that almost feels like velvet on the lips. The finish is completely matte, but it doesn’t dry down like the Cream Lip Stains.
This means that they’re not as transfer-proof and long-lasting, but also that they’re more comfortable to wear.
My only complaint is that the cushion applicator doesn’t really allow a precise application, so I always use it in conjunction with a pencil (alternatively, you could use a lip brush).
Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil in 06 Soft Charcoal ($12)
If you need a cheaper alternative to your Anastasia Brow Wiz, the Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil is definitely one to consider. Just don’t throw out your old Brow Wiz because you’re gonna need the spoolie!
I usually like to soften up my brows with a spoolie after I’ve filled them in, and the little comb Sephora’s pencil features is pretty useless for that.
The pencil itself is pretty good, though — very long-lasting.
Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner in 15 Purple ($14)
Whenever I want to define and enhance my eyes quickly, I grab my Sephora Colorful Shadow & Liner in 15 Purple, trace a line along my upper and lower lash lines, and soften it with a pencil brush.
I love that it’s pretty easy to smudge, but once it sets, it doesn’t budge until I take it off.
Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser ($18)
If you’re looking for an affordable makeup remover, let me tell you that the Sephora Ultimate Warming Cleanser is not half bad, as it removes makeup very efficiently without drying the skin.
It has a honey-like consistency (not as sticky, but you get the idea), so when you massage it onto dry skin there’s a little friction that makes it feel like it’s warming up.
Once you add water to rinse it off, it emulsifies, and even that light tackiness is gone, together with all of your makeup.
And now tell me, have you ever tried anything from Sephora Collection? If you have, what are your favorite things?