You really do need Sephora Rouge Balm ($12.50) because it is one of the better lip products I’ve tried lately and hello? It’s $12.50! Steal! Recently, Sephora released eight shades of Rouge Balm recently each of which contains an SPF 20. If I listen hard enough I bet I can hear you all cheering that this contains SPF.
I stupidly purchased a single shade of this during the Sephora Love Note event and I admit to kicking myself for not grabbing more but that will be quickly redeemed. Why only one? Well, you know the drill with Sephora makeup! When they get it right they get it VERY right but when they get it wrong, oh lord.
Sephora Rouge Balm comes housed in rather slick little barrel which is the color of the shade inside (0.12 oz).
Sephora calls the formula a balmy lipstick with a gel formula which is about right but I’d say the balminess isn’t really here and I’m fine by that. This is in fact a gel lipstick all the way, no balminess to be had here. I personally love gel lipsticks as the formula tends to have an easier, softer glide during application. This glides on lips like butter! It has a thin, creamy consistency that’s a pleasure to use. I’m prone to drier lips but had absolutely no problems with application nor did the finish look bad. The color was smooth and didn’t adhere to flakier areas. It was very lightly hydrating with a sheen finish and little touch of flavor that disappeared instantly upon application.
I worried the SPF would ruin the formula. I find SPF formulated lip products tend to be a little dense. This was a true creamy gel lipstick with absolutely no density and a wonderful, comfortable wear of five hours. The color was excellent too! This isn’t a shy, sheer lipstick! It has very nice pigmentation. I choose the shade Bashful Beige and it’s a very pretty dusky rose.
I sincerely impressed with this formula! Now I need ALL the shades!
Sephora Rouge Balm is a beautiful formula that has a high-end formula and a super affordable price tag.
I can’t recommend this one enough!
Do check them out.
Sephora Rouge Balm is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.