Sephora National Lipstick Day 2020

Here’s what Sephora has going on for National Lipstick Day (today, July 29th!) — 50% off select lipsticks!

Canadians, Sephora Canada has select lip products off for 25% now through 7/31 — the products included are different but there’s more variety (like YSL Glossy Stains, Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Lacquer, Sephora Rouge Lacquer Lipsticks, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick, and more)!

Reviews + Swatches for Lip Products on Sale

I’ve tried to pull out the ranges I’ve reviewed more thoroughly for easy research!

Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain

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The formula is supposed to be a "high-impact, low-maintenance lip stain" with "vibrant, bold color" and a "satin-matte finish." In the initial launch at least, there are only three shades available, and while they were noticeably different initially, they all tended to have more of a fuchsia-like stain left behind that looked more similar than not. Each shade was intensely pigmented with semi-opaque to opaque coverage in a single layer. The consistency was firmer, thinner, and felt almost gel-like as they applied to my lips, and they didn't drag but did need firmer pressure compared to their other lip products (not in a painful or uncomfortable way). Read more...

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Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss

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The formula is supposed to be "ultra-shiny" (it is) with a "cushiony, comfy feel" (nailed it) that has a "burst of color" (sheer to medium coverage) that is "ultra-hydrating." It has more of a smooth, gel-like texture, which is where it gets that "cushiony, comfy feel," and it spread easily over my lips and felt comfortable to wear. Read more...

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick

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The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, “extremely pigmented,” and hydrating. It is available in two finishes–Cream and Matte, indicated by the C or M in the beginning of each shade’s name. The Cream formula is richly pigmented, lightly creamy without being too emollient or slippery, and go on smoothly and feel good while worn (wear ranges from four to eight hours, depending on the shade). Read more...

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Pat McGrath Noir

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The new Sheer Colour finish on the Lip Fetish Lip Balm formula is designed to have a "tease of color" with a "lightweight veil of hydration." The balm has a smooth consistency that glided across my lips without tugging but did not feel overly slippery or wet like some balm-like formulations can. Read more...

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Sephora Cream Lip Stain

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The formula is supposed to have "high-coverage" that goes on "smooth" and yields a "silky, lightweight stain" that is "long-lasting" and "never sticky" and "won't dry out lips." One of the signature traits for the formula is that it is a thinner (and yet somehow creamy) texture that does spread well but feels thin and very lightweight on the lips. It dries down quickly, but I never felt like it was troublesome to apply, even if I needed an extra moment to get around the edges of my lips, so it was a more forgiving formula despite setting more quickly. Once it set, the color did stay locked on for hours--I tested shades for around eight hours and many were still going strong. The formula was non-drying to slightly drying to me. They had a moderately strong, sweet scent (almost like burnt sugar) that also smelled just slightly "perfume-y" to me, but it seemed to dissipate after an hour of wear. Read more...

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Sephora Lipstories Lipstick

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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. Read more...

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Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

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The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). Read more...

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, which are primarily distinguished by level of sheen, shimmer content, and coverage. I didn't notice any scent or taste. Mega Mattes are the thinnest and have the most “cling” as they are drier and more matte (but most are semi-matte and not a totally flat matte) and can be drying, though they are longer-wearing. Read more...

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$4.50 is a steal for the Lipstories; it’s a great formula (usually), and the packaging is adorable. Spring Break is my all-time favorite bullet lipstick. I couldn’t resist getting a few more shades as well as a Tarte Color Splash, even though I never wear lipstick lately due to wearing masks.

Because masks, I wouldn’t mind getting a couple of Sephora Lip Creams liquid lipsticks in Warm Kiss and Blaze Of Glory, but unfortunately not possible until Friday. Oh well, what am I gonna do!

On my lipstick adventures, I have discovered that Sephora has not yet received shipment of their new lipstories range and are only offering a discount on their old one….
These are good deals and a reminder that perhaps there will be a day when we can all wear lipstick out and about again.

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