Sephora Collection Rouge Balms SPF 20 Review + Swatches

Sephora Collection Rouge Balm SPF 20 Sephora Collection Rouge Balm SPF 20

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.

Sephora Collection Rouge Balm SPF 20 Swatches

Delicate Pink, Enchanting Blush, Sweet Fuschia, Gentle Coral, Soft Rose, Bashful Beige, Subtle Peony, Mild Plum

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  • I’m so jealous! We need a Sephora in the UK, these lipsticks look amazing! x

    • I was so pleasantly surprised at how pigmented they were and how easily they glide on! I hope Sephora comes to the UK soon for you lovelies!

  • Aaaah these colours look amazing, and the formula sounds great! Such a shame we don’t have a Sephora in the UK! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • I love how comfortable these are to wear! Hope Sephora heads to the UK soon!

  • I’m not a big fan of sheer lip colored balms, but these colors look amazing. :)

    Michelle Morchella

  • Such beautiful colours! I like the look of the Beige shade, really gorgeous!

    Laura xo

  • Too bad they aren’t hydrating, some beautiful winter shades – Even though Delicate Pink isn’t very pigmented, it looks like it would be a great shade for summer days outside, and I love the packaging… I think I need to pick it up once the sun comes out!