Sephora Red Magma & Smoky Quartz Cream Lip Stains Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain

Red Magma (112)

Sephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip StainSephora Red Magma (112) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, deep coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It wasn’t truly metallic, though it definitely had a sheen of sorts. The texture was lightly creamy, thin without being water, and easy to control and maneuver across my lips with opaque, even coverage. After it dried down, it remained a touch tacky, only noticeable when I pressed my lips together, but it didn’t lift up or disturb the color. The liquid lipstick lasted well for seven and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.169 oz. - $82.84 Per Ounce

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.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, but it did seem that the more shimmery and metallic shades often were less pigmented and did not always apply as evenly and sometimes seemed to sit in my lip lines. The cream/matte shades applied more evenly and had more opaque coverage on average.

Browse all of our Sephora Cream Lip Stain swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Red Magma (112)

PPermanent. $14.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain
Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain

Smoky Quartz (111)

Sephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip StainSephora Smoky Quartz (111) Cream Lip Stain ($14.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly, but I struggled to get the liquid lipstick to adhere to my inner lip area. The consistency was a bit thinner and more readily spread out, which might have been why it didn’t adhere well to certain areas, but I’m not sure (it happened both times I applied this shade). The dry down was quick and left it transfer-resistant, but there was a little tackiness that persisted for the first few hours of wear, though pressing my lips together didn’t disturb the color on my lips. On me, it stayed on nicely for seven hours and was slightly drying after five and a half hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.169 oz. - $82.84 Per Ounce

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.

The pigmentation varied from shade to shade, but it did seem that the more shimmery and metallic shades often were less pigmented and did not always apply as evenly and sometimes seemed to sit in my lip lines. The cream/matte shades applied more evenly and had more opaque coverage on average.

Browse all of our Sephora Cream Lip Stain swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma (Flavor), Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Propylene Carbonate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol. May or may not contain (+/-): Mica, CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

Smoky Quartz (111)

PPermanent. $14.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Cream Lip Stain
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$14.00/0.169 oz.

90%

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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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Smokey Quartz is so rich looking, but thankfully, I do have MAC I Get So OCC.

Red Magma is a very nice shade for summer (and autumn!). It’s a possibility that I might get it.

Both nice. But all the metallics, esp the metallic LLs, remind me how much more metal metal is in the teens than it was in the 90s. Big surprise I like the less metallic versions. But could try Smoky Quartz. Unduped, and love that territory.

I was interested in Smoky Quartz, but didn’t realize it was so similar to Milani Matterialistic, which I already have. Money saved! Your wonderful reviews have really saved me a lot of money over the years!

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