Last year I finally started dabbling into Sephora Collection products, starting with their Cream Lip Stains which are my holy grail liquid lipsticks, and have been pleasantly surprised with every product I’ve tried. Lipsticks are single-handedly my favourite type of makeup products, so I was very excited to try these out.
The Sephora Collection Rouge Balms* ($12.50) are a lightweight and nourishing lipstick balm formulated with SPF 20. Usually, I am not overly impressed with tinted lip balms, mostly because I prefer a bolder punch of colour, but these certainly delivered more that I was expecting. Due to the very creamy and balmy texture, you will need to re-apply these periodically throughout the day to keep the colour looking vibrant. The only shade I was disappointed with out of the collection was Delicate Pink as it wasn’t as pigmented as the other shades which is a shame.
I like the sleek packaging of these lipsticks and that the colour of the packaging correlates with the shade inside the tube. There is also a window on the bottom that shows the product so it’s easy to pick the shade that you want. The fact that this balm has SPF 20 is great for the Spring and Summer months when the sun finally shows it’s face. These aren’t the most hydrating during the colder months, but if you don’t suffer from dry lips (why me?!) then these could work perfectly for you. These glide easily over the lips and are extremely fuss free.
Are these the most innovative and interesting lipsticks on the market? Not at all, but if you’re a fan of sheer balm-like lip products then these Rouge Balms are definitely worth checking out. The added sun protection is a huge plus in my books. However, if you’re more into longer lasting lipsticks that will stay put throughout the day with minimal touchups, then I’d give these a pass. I love using these on minimal makeup days and can definitely see myself reaching for them a lot more during the hotter months.
What are your favourite type of lipsticks?