Sephora Cougar, Flamingo, Samba Rouge Cream Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Rouge Cream LipstickSephora Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is supposed to be a “hydrating lipstick that creates full lips with intense color.” During the sale, I picked up three of the shades that were featured for summer to try out the formula. All three shades I tried had full color coverage with a creamy, light-to-medium weight texture that looked smooth and even when applied to the lips. They were lightly hydrating, comfortable to wear, and longer-wearing. I didn’t notice any scent or taste, which is a nice bonus.

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream LipstickSephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a vibrant, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. It’s a bit more sheen than a satin finish, but it’s not truly glossy. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind, and the formula was creamy, comfortable to wear, and was lightly hydrating. Finding a neon pink has ever been as easy as it is these days–there are so many options just like this one. MAC Happy-Go-Lucky (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Radiant Rush (LE, $18.00) is darker. Illamasqua Luster (P, $26.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Moscato (P, $28.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Gossip (140) (LE, $30.00) is darker. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is darker, more matte. NARS Full Frontal (LE, $26.00) is darker. MAC Playtime (LE, $17.00) is pinker. MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is darker. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nylon (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream LipstickSephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium coral-pink with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly, and the color wore well for five hours. It was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is warmer. YSL Opera Rose (29) (P, $34.00) is lighter. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is similar. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Hoop (DC, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Force of Love (LE, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream LipstickSephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick ($12.50 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly lightened medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had full, opaque color payoff in a single pass, and the color went on evenly and smoothly–no tugging or pulling at the lip at all. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a slight stain, and was lightly moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Sweet Spot (05) (LE, $49.00) is sheerer, more muted. MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $16.00) is slightly redder. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kimber (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Sweet Grenadine (LE, $17.00) is darker. Givenchy Croisiere Coral (310) (LE, $36.00) is pinker. NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is similar. MAC Style Surge (P, $22.00) is slightly more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Cougar

PPermanent. $12.50.
A+
A+
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Flamingo

LELimited Edition. $12.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Samba

LELimited Edition. $12.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Cougar Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora Samba Rouge Cream Lipstick

Rouge Cream Lipstick
Sephora
$12.50/0.14 oz.

98%

Average

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I bought The neon pink and the coral from the Rio collection…AND I almost bought the same colors from the regular Sephora line because I had no idea. How ridiculous is that, to act like those were new limited edition colors when they were the same exact colors already available? Anyway, looking at Flamingo….I’ll definitely be buying that. I’ve worn Cougar so far and liked it. Great for the price!

It was REALLY confusing that they did that, especially because they didn’t even have the real names up until recently!

Same here, Shana… you can even see the label on the very first photo of [my] Cougar, which is definitely fuchsia pink whereas Flamingo is more of a coral-pink.

Ooh, Samba Rouge looks like the perfect color for my lipstick-lover Mom! And a great price for such a nice finish! Mother’s Day present?

That’s great news! Weird, but my tube of Cougar and Flamingo are the reverse of the “color swatches” on Sephora (my tube of Cougar = fuchsia, you can even see the label in the first photo, Flamingo = coral).

You’re welcome! Also, do you have any other shades from this line (Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipsticks) or plan on getting any? Or do you have any blogs/bloggers on your radar that do? I can’t decide which shades I want!

I already have plenty of dupes for Flamingo.. wonder if I could pull of Samba.. I very much like! It looks like a peachy slightly flattened orange..but still fun and bright. Yeah, okay, I make sense in my own head.

I think it’s pretty hard to be extremely unique, unfortunately! You’ll get a few here and there, but it’s likely something close exists by someone, lol!

They all look very smooth and saturated, but I think my favourite on you is either flamingo or Samba! 🙂 it’s a close run thing 😉

These aren’t colours I’d wear but it seems that the Sephora lipsticks are pretty darned good and, like so much of their newly revamped line, just excellent quality for a great price. I’ll have to check out some of the berry and plum and cool toned red shades. It is so good to see that these are such great lipsticks.

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