Sephora Hong Kong by Night, Malt Shake, Matinee Lipstories Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

1 of 6
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick

Hong Kong by Night (27)

Sephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories LipstickSephora Hong Kong by Night (27) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a gold and ruby sparkle and pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a lightly creamy consistency that was thin enough that I could feel the texture of the larger sparkles in the finish. This shade applied well and lasted for almost six hours. It left behind a slight stain and was lightly moisturizing on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. - $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "lightweight" with "full-coverage color in one swipe." The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage.

The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn't detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven't noticed any taste after wearing them.

Browse all of our Sephora Lipstories Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

Hong Kong by Night (27)

PPermanent. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

1 of 6
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick

Malt Shake (29)

Sephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories LipstickSephora Malt Shake (29) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, reddish burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. The lipstick had a smooth, creamy consistency with a lot of slip, but in spite of the slip, it actually applied evenly and yielded opaque color payoff in a single layer. The downside was that it was prone to moving and feathered on me within three hours of wear, though the color lasted for closer to five and a half hours on me. It left a stain behind and was lightly moisturizing.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. - $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "lightweight" with "full-coverage color in one swipe." The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage.

The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn't detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven't noticed any taste after wearing them.

Browse all of our Sephora Lipstories Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

Malt Shake (29)

PPermanent. $8.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
1 of 6
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick

Matinee (30)

Sephora Matinee (30) Lipstories LipstickSephora Matinee (30) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer–almost opaque–that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without dragging. The consistency was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and was comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was somewhat hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. - $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "lightweight" with "full-coverage color in one swipe." The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage.

The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn't detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven't noticed any taste after wearing them.

Browse all of our Sephora Lipstories Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

Matinee (30)

PPermanent. $8.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Lipstories Lipstick
Sephora
$8.00/0.14 oz.

84%

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!
Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Becca Ocean Jewels Palette
  • Urban Decay Torch Eyeliner
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.

Explore Temptalia

We're here to help you make better beauty purchases that you'll enjoy and love! We recommend signing up to take advantage of personalized features like tracking products you own, viewing dupes that you already have, and more!

Here are some useful resources for you:

Compare Any Two

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

11 Comments

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!

Comments on this post are closed.

My goodness, Hong Kong and Matinee are gorgeous! I’m happy to see so many of these performing well, especially at that price point.

These new Sephora lipsticks look so nice, and the price is great! Cute packaging too! I definitely need to choose a few of these to get. I don’t feel comfortable in reds, but that sparkly red looks so pretty!

I have several from this line and love them. I just wish the packaging was a bit sturdier. I’ve had the top pop out on some of them.

Stunning, glorious shades – all of them, but I love Malt Shake the best. I think my lipstick collection is going to grow this year….

Since the lip swatch itself sold me on Hong Kong by Night, I did purchase it awhile back. But I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. It does feel wonderful seeing it score so well!

Now, if only Malt Shake had not feathered on you! But because it did, and I have some vertical lines from having once been a smoker, yeah… guaranteed mess.

Hong Kong and Matinee! I love Sephora lipsticks — my opinion over the last 15 years has been that Sephora lipsticks are quality at an affordable price.

Hong Kong by Night is gorgeous! Malt Shake looks so much more red in your swatches and review than it did on my arm in store….maybe it deserves another look.

Matinee is very pretty. The biggest problem I’m finding about this lipstick line is that every time I go to Sephora, all the shades I’m interested in are out of stock. And I’m talking about three different stores that are within reasonable driving distance.

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!