Sephora Dare to Be & Rise Above Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

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Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer

Dare to Be (28)

Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge LacquerSephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light, bubblegum pink with cool, bluish undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t build up well due to the more emollient consistency that became quite slippery when built up. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but I found that this shade had enough slip that it did sink into my lip lines more noticeably. It lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Fragrance, Propylene Carbonate, CI 15850 (Red 7), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 15850 (Red 6), BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Dare to Be (28)

PPermanent. $13.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
72%
Total
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Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer

Rise Above (17)

Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge LacquerSephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which adhered fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips. The lipstick felt creamy with moderate slip, and it did settle into my lip lines a bit, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It stayed on well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, CI 15850 (Red 6), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Rise Above (17)

PPermanent. $13.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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While I really love Rise Above, when I did the comparison pics of it next to UD TMI, which I have, I felt like they were far too similar for me to own both. Otherwise, I would have bought Rise Above for a great “everyday” type shade.

UD discontinued TMI so if you ever run out perhaps this would work as a backup? I adore TMI and have 5 backups… bought every one I could find when I got confirmation that they were not going to keep making it.

Very true, Lauren! I bought TMI when it was on sale due to UD decision to axe it. Had no idea that I would love it as much as I do! Wish I would have bought b/ups. I’m the nut who has b/ups of UD Catfight, Streak and MAC Royally Riotious in her crisper drawer of her fridge!

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