Sephora Flamingo & Lava Lip Last Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

1 of 6
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick

Flamingo

Sephora Flamingo Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, deeper pink-leaning coral with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It took just over five minutes for it to set in place, so it wasn’t transferring or lifting up, but it was closer to 20 minutes before the sheen went away.

The texture was smooth, balm-like, and glided on like velvet and felt like it “melted” against my lips, though it didn’t have the “wet” feel of a traditional lipstick. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly, but it had a tendency to separate along my lip lines as it was setting, so I had to be careful to smooth out the color after a minute or so. It wore well for six and a half hours and felt non-drying.

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

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.06 oz. - $233.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, opaque color with long-lasting, transfer-resistant wear that doesn't bleed or crack," and it's also described as "non-drying" and a "modern matte." It does deliver on its promises; it applies more like a traditional lipstick but has a set more like a liquid lipstick--definitely transfer-resistant and longer-wearing than most traditional lipsticks.

The texture felt smooth, like a gel-like cream with all the slip of a velvety primer and not the traditional wetness of a balmy lipstick. The lipsticks felt like they melted against my lips, and they delivered mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single layer. That softness made them more prone "breaking" a bit when I swatched them on my arm, but I didn't experience that on my lips. Most of the shades were fairly forgiving of minor imperfections of lip texture and lip lines.

The setting process took longer than most liquid lipsticks, though it was more forgiving if one accidentally pressed one's lips together during the setting time. Per the brand, they say to "wait five to 10 minutes" before eating or drinking, and I found this was true for most shades.

I was impressed by how flexible and comfortable the color felt on my lips--it was very lightweight--and I could press my lips together without product pulling away after drinking/light eating. Like most formulas, even tougher liquid lipsticks, more oil-heavy meals will still break it down and create some transfer. Without eating (just drinking), the lipsticks lasted easily past the six-hour mark with color fully intact and most shades faded evenly as they wore down (from eating). The formula felt mostly non-drying to my lips over time. There was a subtle, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Sephora Lip Last Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Polypropylene, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aroma (Flavor), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Flamingo

PPermanent. $14.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 6
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick
Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick

Lava

Sephora Lava Lip Last Matte Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a vivid, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color payoff in a single stroke, which applied fairly evenly on my lips, but the formula was more prone to separating along my deeper lip lines. It wasn’t too noticeable in person, but it took some finessing to get the product into place as it was setting.

The formula took between five and 10 minutes to set to a transfer-resistant finish with very little sheen (which flattened entirely after 20 minutes). The color stayed on well for seven hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.06 oz. - $233.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, opaque color with long-lasting, transfer-resistant wear that doesn't bleed or crack," and it's also described as "non-drying" and a "modern matte." It does deliver on its promises; it applies more like a traditional lipstick but has a set more like a liquid lipstick--definitely transfer-resistant and longer-wearing than most traditional lipsticks.

The texture felt smooth, like a gel-like cream with all the slip of a velvety primer and not the traditional wetness of a balmy lipstick. The lipsticks felt like they melted against my lips, and they delivered mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single layer. That softness made them more prone "breaking" a bit when I swatched them on my arm, but I didn't experience that on my lips. Most of the shades were fairly forgiving of minor imperfections of lip texture and lip lines.

The setting process took longer than most liquid lipsticks, though it was more forgiving if one accidentally pressed one's lips together during the setting time. Per the brand, they say to "wait five to 10 minutes" before eating or drinking, and I found this was true for most shades.

I was impressed by how flexible and comfortable the color felt on my lips--it was very lightweight--and I could press my lips together without product pulling away after drinking/light eating. Like most formulas, even tougher liquid lipsticks, more oil-heavy meals will still break it down and create some transfer. Without eating (just drinking), the lipsticks lasted easily past the six-hour mark with color fully intact and most shades faded evenly as they wore down (from eating). The formula felt mostly non-drying to my lips over time. There was a subtle, sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Sephora Lip Last Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, CI 15850 (Red 6), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, CI 15850 (Red 7), Polypropylene, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aroma (Flavor), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Lava

PPermanent. $14.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

92%

Average

Featured Retailers
We earn commission on sales tracked from links/codes. Thanks for your support!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
About Reviewer
Review FAQ
Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

One Comment

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!