Rare Beauty Inspire is a moderately warm-toned, medium red with a semi-matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $20.00 and contains 0.13 oz.
Rare Beauty Inspire Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a bright, medium red with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could be built up to full coverage with less than a second layer (I could see the faint shadow of my lip freckle peeking through!).
The liquid lipstick had a smooth, very lightweight consistency that was more velvety and had good glide but wasn't traditionally "wet" or watery in any way. It felt more like a thinner, silicone-based face primer. Sometimes these more silicone-heavy lip formulas are less forgiving on my lips and highlight texture, but this shade went on well and didn't catch on flakes or dryness. There was a smidgen of product that sank into deeper lip lines that I could see in the close-up photo but not in person. It stayed on well for six and a half hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating (the lack of hydration, which was a claim, was really it's biggest downside!).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
This hydrating, whipped matte formula glides on for full-on color and a featherweight feel that stays comfortable all day with no drying or caking. Made with a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily, plus Vitamin E, it nourishes while smoothing out lips with a soft blurring effect.
Dimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Isododecane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Fragrance/Parfum, Linalool, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera (Sacred Lotus) Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 27 (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)].
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