Sephora Explosive Game & Unlimited Intensity Satin Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick

Explosive Game (15)

Sephora Explosive Game (15) Satin Hydrating Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. This was one of the less glossy shades in the range (observation, not really a pro or a con!).

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, moderate slip, glided on
  • Forgiving of lip texture, lightweight, comfortable
  • Moderate wear (5 hours), felt hydrating

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

Formula Overview

$15.00/0.12 oz. - $125.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant, long-lasting color" with a "satin finish" that "does not crack, bleed, or fade over time." It is also intended to "hydrate lips for up to eight hours while color stays fresh and comfortable all day long." The only issue I really had was that they aren't going to last eight hours as most shades lasted around four hours, while some of the deeper/richer shades (like a red) lasted closer six hours.

The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy without being overly heavy, slippery, or prone to feathering, but it had enough slip that some shades had a bit of product settlie into my deeper lip lines--thankfully, it wasn't noticeable from a normal viewing distance in most instances.

The lipsticks were typically opaque in coverage, comfortable to wear, and like a solid, cream/satin finish traditional lipstick. They were easy to apply and reapply throughout the day.

It had a fruity-floral scent, which was mostly noticeable in the tube and had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Sephora Satin Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate ● Polybutene ● Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate ● Hydrogenated Polydecene ● Octyldodecanol ● CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) ● Hydrogenated Polyisobutene ● Synthetic Wax ● Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax) ● Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate ● C10-18 Triglycerides ● CI 77491 (Iron Oxides) ● C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate ● Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer ● Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil ● Zea Mays (Corn) Starch ● Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)) ● CI 77492 (Iron Oxides) ● CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake) ● Synthetic Fluorphlogopite ● Ceramide Np ● Stearalkonium Hectorite ● Parfum (Fragrance) ● CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) ● Tocopherol ● Propylene Carbonate ● Ammonium Glycyrrhizate ● Tocopheryl Acetate ● 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.

Explosive Game (15)

PPermanent. $15.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick
Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick

Unlimited Intensity (14)

Sephora Unlimited Intensity (14) Satin Hydrating Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, eggplant purple with subtle, warm pink undertones and a glossy, cream finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Creamy, moderate slip, glided on
  • Forgiving of lip texture, lightweight, comfortable
  • Moderate wear (4 hours), felt hydrating

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

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$15.00/0.12 oz. - $125.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "vibrant, long-lasting color" with a "satin finish" that "does not crack, bleed, or fade over time." It is also intended to "hydrate lips for up to eight hours while color stays fresh and comfortable all day long." The only issue I really had was that they aren't going to last eight hours as most shades lasted around four hours, while some of the deeper/richer shades (like a red) lasted closer six hours.

The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy without being overly heavy, slippery, or prone to feathering, but it had enough slip that some shades had a bit of product settlie into my deeper lip lines--thankfully, it wasn't noticeable from a normal viewing distance in most instances.

The lipsticks were typically opaque in coverage, comfortable to wear, and like a solid, cream/satin finish traditional lipstick. They were easy to apply and reapply throughout the day.

It had a fruity-floral scent, which was mostly noticeable in the tube and had no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Sephora Satin Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate ● Polybutene ● Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate ● Hydrogenated Polydecene ● Octyldodecanol ● CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) ● Hydrogenated Polyisobutene ● Synthetic Wax ● Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax) ● Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate ● C10-18 Triglycerides ● CI 77491 (Iron Oxides) ● C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate ● Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer ● Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil ● Zea Mays (Corn) Starch ● Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)) ● CI 77492 (Iron Oxides) ● CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake) ● Synthetic Fluorphlogopite ● Ceramide Np ● Stearalkonium Hectorite ● Parfum (Fragrance) ● CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) ● Tocopherol ● Propylene Carbonate ● Ammonium Glycyrrhizate ● Tocopheryl Acetate ● 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.

Unlimited Intensity (14)

PPermanent. $15.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

5 Comments

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Genevieve Avatar

Whilst these shades aren’t my colours, I do think they are excellent value for the price. The lipsticks look really comfortable to wear and I think the Unlimited Intensity shade is quite different from the usual shades that are out there in the marketplace.

ReaderRita Avatar

Oh, boy- Unlimited Intensity is stunning. The undertone in it helps make it seem like it would be a really wearable dark shade for someone like me, who isn’t 25 (*cough* or even 35*) anymore…as long as it didn’t wear off weird. I think I need to invest in that one. Thank you, as always, for the swatches!

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