Sephora Be You Lip Stain Review & Swatches

Sephora Be You Lip Stain is a new gel lip stain inspired with a tangerine-inspired color. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is a new product. Sephora has done lip gels and stains in the past but not one that was tangerine in color nor one that was self adjusting.

I was fairly curious about a self adjusting shade of tangerine so I purchased it.

Take a look!

This is fabulous. The formula is spot on with a cooling gel-like texture. The packaging is simple, basic, and to the point with a sponge applicator. The slightly glossy finish is lovely and the wear time of the gloss might be a bit brief but the stain sticks around for hours after application.

The jelly-like finish and texture of the product is very refreshingly and lightweight for the warmer weather. Sephora created it with a self adjusting formula that’s supposed to change to your perfect shade but there isn’t any clarification if they mean a perfect shade in general or a perfect shade of tangerine.

At first I was a little upset because it changes to a really bright shade of pink on my lips with a little bit of orange to it (you have to stare really hard to see that orange though). I expected it to turn into my perfect shade of orange….but it isn’t marketed as such I realized.

Sephora merely states that it was inspired by tangerine in color but isn’t technically supposed to change to that color merely that it will be a “a light wash of color that perfectly matches your skin tone”. Guess my skin tone screams bright fuchsia pink!

It’s quite nice for $12 bucks and achieves what many higher end brands market at a higher price but yeah, I was kinda disappointed that it wasn’t a perfect shade of me orange.

Tried it?

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  • 4/3/12 22:11 Littlecreek:

    Yes, it’s bright pink, but it’s a really nice shade for you. Maybe those color changing scientists know something. :)


    • 4/4/12 12:21 the Muse:

      could be could be ;D!


  • 4/3/12 23:34 Farah:

    Looks great!!! I want one!


  • 4/4/12 10:01 Kim:

    I saw this and actually decided to wait for your review. I think I’ll skip this since I too wanted an orange/coral shade.


    • 4/4/12 10:06 the Muse:

      me too kim, damn shame it didn’t turn orange!


  • 4/4/12 16:35 Majick:

    yes but as with most self adjusting things – they usually turn pink. LOL

    This is a NICE pink though.


    • 4/4/12 16:38 the Muse:

      i just assumed it would be orange ;D!


  • 4/4/12 18:19 lauren:

    I assumed it would be orange too! At least the pink shade is nice.


  • 4/4/12 19:18 Vic:

    That’s so funny – I tried it and it actually DID turn a pale shade of coral/tangerine/orange on me. I actually went in to pick up the Fresh Sugar Coral lip tint, but this felt so nice (love the texture) and the color was pretty similar – and it’s half the price. Win/Win! Yay!


    • 4/5/12 9:14 the Muse:

      lucky vic! wish I can say the same ;-D!


      • 4/5/12 9:51 Vic:

        I guess, though I really love that shade of pink you’ve got going. *sigh* – grass is always greener, eh? :)


        • 4/5/12 10:15 the Muse:

          always vic ;-D


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