April 3, 2012

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?

Do share!

Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Littlecreek

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

  • 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.

  • Majick

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

    This is a NICE pink though.

  • lauren

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

  • 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!