Heya Guys! You up for another lip product review? come along! The following lippies that I’m about to review were inspired by the makeup of Bella Hadid during the Grammys 2016. The moment I saw her photo I was really fascinated by the way her makeup was done. Her skin looked luminous and so did her entire makeup. Yet it wasn’t extremely luminous that it looked unnatural, it was just the right blend of a healthy glow and a moderate yet strategic way of applying makeup.
If you google Bella’s makeup during the 2016 Grammys, you’d see that she had a nice light smoky eye, a light contour and a nice shade of lip color to match. Her entire makeup goal was all about the glow. It wasn’t trying hard, it was just about emphasizing all the right corners and angles. I love it! But more importantly, I was dying to find out what’s the color of her lipstick. It’s nude but it’s a beautiful luminous warm and slightly brown nude.
When I found out that her makeup artist used a lot of Sephora Collection products on her, including the lips, I was like I gotta try that stuff. One of the lip products that she had on was the Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care in Iced Coffee (0.18 oz for $7) which I think was used as a gloss on her. It’s like a blend of a lip balm and oil, which is very similar to YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick (reviewed HERE), but this one comes at a much cheaper price.
This balm and oil blend is extremely moisturizing and shiny, just like a slick lip gloss, but it doesn’t weigh on the lips. It has no distinctive scent, and it’s pretty long wearing. It does seem to transfer everywhere as expected and the lighter shades don’t seem to have a good color payoff. They also tend to settle into the lips’ fine lines but it’s only obvious up close. It’s also very softening on the lips and the overall effect is sheer and subtle.
09 Iced Coffee – This is Bella’s lip color/gloss, together with the Sephora Collection Rouge Gel Liner in 01 The Nudest. I thought this color would show on me, but it did not. I guess Bella must have a very light complexion, so this shade showed better on her like a warm brownish nude. With my pigmented lips, this looks very sheer and very nude. I’m a bit dismayed, but this is also great as a gloss, given its lightweight and slightly shimmery formula.
10 Fresh Berries – Bought this on a whim and this is the shade of my choice because not only that it showed a subtle shimmery berry hue on my lips, this has really good pigments and it’s long lasting. It still kinda settles into my lips’ fine lines, but I love the nice and juicy berry shade.
I think almost all the shades in this line are quite sheer and if you have some pigments on your lips, then the shades will be almost quite translucent on you, except probably the shade No. 10 in Fresh Berries. However, this Sephora Oil Infusion Color & Care are pretty much multi-purpose; as a lip balm/conditioner, as a lip tint, or as a lip gloss.
Overall, these aren’t bad at all, and if you’re into the juicy/popsicle lips trend, then these are for you. Also, if you’re looking for a good alternative of the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick at a much affordable price, then you’re looking at them.
The Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care is only available at Sephora in-store or Sephora.com
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