December 19, 2017

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Sephora #Lipstories Lipstick is a new $8 lipstick available in a wide variety of shades and three different finishes of matte, metallic, satin, and cream. If you read my prior post on these Sephora aims for you to create your own story across social media using these lipsticks with the hashtag #lipstories. They feel like fragrance lipstick shades can evoke a certain memory or even create a new one and each of these lipsticks is inspired by a story, adventure, or experience in your life that has happened or is awaiting for you to create.

It’s a cute idea and a completely affordable one as well as they are a mere eight dollars each which means you can happily pick up a few shades without breaking the bank. Each lipstick has a unique label inspired by the shade and a possible adventure in life you may take. I thought the labels were adorable. For my first purchase, I choose the shade Matinée which is a pretty brown undertoned raspberry. I choose the shade not based on color but just my love of cinema. Corny I know but it was the first shade that caught my attention as I’m a major fan of foreign and indie films. Like books, film can take you completely away from all the insanity of life and put you in a happy, calm spot for two to three hours so that the stress of your day just seeps away. I am very guilty of using a good movie to shake off a long, hard day at work. If you haven’t seen it already my latest love is The Shape of Water. I can’t believe I’m saying this considering his body of work but this is one of del Toro’s best films. I loved it! Go and see it over the long Holiday weekend if you haven’t already!

But how about this Sephora Lipstories Lipstick…

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick arrives to you in a lightweight cardboard wrapped barrel with a plastic tube. It’s travel friendly, very lightweight, yet cute. It contains 0.14 oz of product and will set you back eight dollars. I paid $10 for a Maybelline Powder Matte Lipstick which contained 0.23 oz of product but I will happily throw my money at Sephora which contained less product and had a far superior formula in comparison. So yes, 0.14 oz isn’t huge and you might be comparing the size to certain drugstore lipsticks but believe me eight dollars is well worth the price of admission here since the formula is excellent.

Sephora Matinee Lipstories Lipstick

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick Swatches (Matinee)

Sephora says these are claim in satin, metallic, and matte finishes however, I ordered one of the “satins” and in reality it’s more of a cream with a shine finish. It has a lightweight, balmy texture that had an easy, smooth, slightly slick glide across my lips. The color was opaque on a single application and had no fragrance or flavor. The wear time was five hours with the shine lasting for about two hours before disappearing but color remaining.

I’ve said it in past reviews and I’ll say it again here Sephora knows how to create great lipsticks and there’s no exception with this one. I have hopes the metallics and mattes prove just as delightful as the satin (or cream) did for me.

I can’t wait to try more.

I’m Muse Approving this particular finish! I’ll have to try the other finishes to decide if the entire line needs to be Muse Approved but so far, loves it.

Sephora Lipstories Lipstick are available now at

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Paige

    I’m so glad you’re trying this product out! I have been waiting for someone I trust to try out the formula. I’m so glad to read that it’s a good one so far. Thanks!

  • Carol

    Muse, before I even read your whole review, I was going to ask you about The Shape of Water!
    OMG, it was unbelievable, wasn’t it? I agree about movies/books. They can totally change your whole way of thinking and dealing with things. After I saw that movie, I was just blown away. Of course, it’s not for everyone but I absolutely loved it and think it may even win Best Picture at the Oscars. We will see.

    • Isabella Muse

      It was wonderful! They did such a well job with it and Sally Hawkins was pure magic! ;-D I think it is one of his best pieces and quite an improvement after CP which failed a little for me even though TH!

  • Z

    Wow this looks amazing on you! I might have to order a few shades :D! I can’t wait to watch The Shape of Water! Got my tickets for later this week and this is getting me more excited! I loveeeee Pan’s labyrinth, Hellboy and Pacific Rim!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m going to order a few more myself 😀 I love Pan’s Labyrinth too! I also adore the Orphanage and Cronos! Enjoy it! Let me know what you think!

  • Elaine G

    Happiest of holidays, Muse!! I plan to try these too…i am big movie fan…worked at a theater so long ago! It was fun. Love all your stories & suggestions. Taking a break “off” the boat …seeing my family in Florida. EGreen

  • terissa

    This Lipstories release attract me for unknown reason (probably packaging+price+color choice) and I already start imaging me using it every day, how good the feeling would be!!…but sadly I am not a lipstick gal on weekdays and I already have over 50 lipsticks which are almost all new. Ah what should I do?! /lol

  • Michelle A

    Love this color too! Looks great on you! It has a different tone on my lip, but it comes to show how versetile it can be. This color I could wear during the day and night. Love, love, love!