Sephora Reckless, Success Story, My Rules Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

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Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer

Reckless (31)

Sephora Reckless (31) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly to my lips and didn’t emphasize my lip lines or lip texture.

The texture felt lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and more like a lipstick-lip balm hybrid with how it felt like it melted a bit as I held it to my lips. It stayed on nicely for four hours and felt moisturizing over time.

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

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Reckless (31)

PPermanent. $13.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer

Success Story (33)

Sephora Success Story (33) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. The lipstick had a smooth, lightweight texture that was creamy without being too slippery, though it was a more emollient formula. I didn’t experience feathering or bleeding while I wore it, but those who find that a common issue with more formulas may find a liner to be necessary.

It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly in a single layer. The color wore well for five hours and felt hydrating while worn.

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

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Success Story (33)

PPermanent. $13.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer
Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer

My Rules (34)

Sephora My Rules (34) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but it was one of the underwhelming shades in the range as it didn’t live up to the pigmentation claims and the formula’s flaws came through more noticeable as a result.

The lipstick still had a smooth, creamy consistency that felt like it melted slightly as it applied over my lips, which gave it moderate slip and kept it from tugging on my lips. It lasted decently for four hours and felt moisturizing over time.

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

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. - $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a "silky smooth melting formula" that yields "intense long-lasting color and high-shine" with "instant hydration." Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn't pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I'm not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: "vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli," and I'd describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn't notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, "hmm").

Browse all of our Sephora Rouge Lacquer swatches.

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

My Rules (34)

PPermanent. $13.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Rouge Lacquer
Sephora
$13.00/0.1 oz.

88%

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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Isn’t it nuts that even though I do on MAC Mehr, I still want Reckless even though the actual color is pretty much identical, I just love the finish on Reckless so much!

And I absolutely must get Success Story! I do have deep plum or burgundy lip pencils that would make this work beautifully.

Success Story is beautiful. I have liked the Sephora lipsticks I have purchased over the years and will likely pick Success Story up. I do have a few dupes but they are down the list so nothing super close. Overall, I feel like the Sephora brand is much better than people give them credit for. I like their eye pencils, lip pencils and most of their lipstick formulas.

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!