Sephora Dare to Be & Rise Above Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Sephora Dare to Be (28) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light, bubblegum pink with cool, bluish undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t build up well due to the more emollient consistency that became quite slippery when built up. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear, but I found that this shade had enough slip that it did sink into my lip lines more noticeably. It lasted for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

MAC Lovelorn (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).L’Oreal Glazed Pink (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Maybelline Hibiscus Pop (715) (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Clinique Sweet Pop (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar).MAC Divine Choice (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Roman Holiday (PiP, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever Candy Pink (200) (P, $24.00) is brighter, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. – $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a “silky smooth melting formula” that yields “intense long-lasting color and high-shine” with “instant hydration.” Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn’t pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I’m not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: “vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli,” and I’d describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn’t notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, “hmm”).

 

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Fragrance, Propylene Carbonate, CI 15850 (Red 7), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 15850 (Red 6), BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Sephora Rise Above (17) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, which adhered fairly evenly and smoothly across my lips. The lipstick felt creamy with moderate slip, and it did settle into my lip lines a bit, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It stayed on well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

Colour Pop Little Tings (LE, $5.50) is less glossy (95% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pretty Persuasive (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).L’Oreal Burnished Blush (P, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar).MAC Chatterbox (P, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar).L’Oreal Polished Tango (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar).Clinique Sweet Pop (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Rosie (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Possession (Left) (LE, ) is less glossy (85% similar).Pat McGrath Profumo (P, $38.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar).MAC Feeling Fizzy (LE, $18.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$13.00/0.1 oz. – $130.00 Per Ounce

The lipstick is supposed to have a “silky smooth melting formula” that yields “intense long-lasting color and high-shine” with “instant hydration.” Most shades were creamy without being so slippery that they felt that way or went on unevenly. They do melt quickly, though, so if they are left in a warmer area (with all my photography lights running) and applied, they feel substantially creamier than at room temperature (about 72 degrees).

The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to apply and to wear with most of the shades applying well, though lighter and very deep shades tended to have application problems. The lighter shades tended to separate and sit in my lip lines, while deeper shades were less pigmented and more prone to patchiness (but didn’t pull into my lip lines as noticeably as the lighter shades did). The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation with a few coming in at more medium to semi-opaque coverage.

As there are 30 shades in the range, wear time definitely varied from three to six hours, depending on depth and pigment level with deeper, redder shades lasting longer than pale beiges and peaches. The formula has been moderately hydrating without feathering on me so far, but I’m not particularly prone to that but would worry about it for those who find it a more frequent occurrence with some of the deeper shades in the lineup.

They had a scent that Sephora lists as having these notes: “vanilla, peony, and intrepid patchouli,” and I’d describe the scent as a subtle, sweet, vanilla-floral hybrid mix (nothing specific to my nose) and on most shades, I didn’t notice a taste but some shades gave me a bit of one (enough that I was like, “hmm”).

 

Ingredients

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Styrene/Methyl Styrene/Indene Copolymer, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Synthetic Wax, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Carbonate, CI 15850 (Red 6), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

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