Sephora Pomegranate Delirium, Happy Sunrise, Gorgeous Red Ultra Shine Lip Gels Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip GelSephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with gold and pink sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with noticeable sparkle and shimmer. It applied evenly and smoothly without feeling gritty. The gloss lasted for four hours on me. Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Amethyst Potion (045) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearly Girl (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Ruby (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Lust for Mauve (535) (P, $8.99) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Deep Rose (06) (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Warp Speed Ahead (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nine (Watercolor) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip GelSephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff with some translucency that allowed the natural lip color to come through. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and forgiving on the lips. The color lasted for three and a half hours on me. Bite Beauty Eight (Watercolor) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cantaloupe (LE, ) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Cool & Cute (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Giza (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cheerful (P, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ray of Sunshine (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Exotique (12) (P, $34.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Grand Pumpkin (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NYX Cherry Cheesecake (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip GelSephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel ($14.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with lighter violet and lavender micro-shimmer. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with evenly distributed shimmer and color. It gave lips a more stained look, but the color went on evenly. This shade lasted for four hours on me. Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Darling (775) (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Rhythm (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Pretty Princess (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood No. 23 (P, $29.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Raspberry Punch (21) (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: It is supposed to be “inspired by gel nail polishes” with an “ultra-light” texture and hydrating formula. The range as of fall 2015 seems to range from clear to mostly opaque with a slight translucency that gives them a squishy, jelly-like look with the average shade between semi-sheer and semi-opaque. They’re lightweight, comfortable to wear, and mostly non-sticky. I haven’t noticed a taste, but there is a sweet vanilla, almost caramel-like scent (it is a little on the synthetic side, but I don’t notice the scent when I’m wearing it). Despite having a smoother, mostly non-sticky feel, the formula has decent wear time (three to five hours) and is hydrating. All in all, it’s a nice formula that outdoes a lot of the more recently released new gloss formulas on the market–and at a fraction of the cost–when the shade is more pigmented, but when it is sheerer (especially the lighter shades), there is often settling into lip lines. One thing to note, though, is despite seeming like quite a big tube of gloss, it contains only 0.11 fl. oz. It has an interesting hourglass-shaped applicator, where it is curved inversely and can fit the curve of the lip.

Pomegranate Delirium (20)

PPermanent. $12.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Happy Sunrise (25)

PPermanent. $12.00.
B
B
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

Gorgeous Red (29)

PPermanent. $12.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Pomegranate Delirium (20) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Happy Sunrise (25) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora Gorgeous Red (29) Ultra Shine Lip Gel

Ultra Shine Lip Gel
Sephora
$12.00/0.11 oz.

87%

Average

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Scorch Eyeliner
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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).

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Christine, i’m in love with your eye makeup here! You look amazing. Is it something you are reviewing/ previously reviewed?
I need to know and try it on myself c:

It is listed under The Makeup Look!

MAKE-UP LOOK
ON FACE:

Guerlain Parure Gold
Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
ON EYES:

IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Sephora Scorch Eyeliner

Oh i’m sorry! i tried looking for the description but i couldn’t find it. I know it’s annoying when people ask when it’s already listed so thank you so much for answering me anyway 🙂

Pomegranate Delirium is beautiful. I like Gorgeous Red, though it looks more fuchsia to me. I would have liked it a bit more pigmented. Happy Sunrise is another one that’s too sheer and nude for me.

I think it’s scary that I absolutely love all 3! But each for very different reasons: Happy Sunrise as a much welcomed topper for MAC Reel Sexy, which by itself on me looks very light and flat without something to give it a boost! Gorgeous Red looks great for casual, BB Cream, brows, mascara, blush, lipgloss days.
And then there’s Pomegranate Delirium…OMG!!! That’s one really juicy, sexy looking lipgloss!!!
I am seriously digging these juicy, squishy, jelly glosses! ?

Christine your eye makeup is everything!!! You’ve convinced me to get the IT Naturally Pretty palette. Thanks for the inspiration!!! I am loving Pomegranate Delirium. That one’s definitely on the next Sephora shopping list.

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