Sephora Inspire, To the Left, Go Girl Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Sephora Inspire (23) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a brighter, peachy-oranger with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that adhered unevenly and clumped along imperfections on my lips (and I did exfoliate prior!). The texture was creamy, emollient, and slippery, so I could feel the product moving around while worn. This shade stayed on well for two and a half hours but there was a fair amount of color that settled into my lip lines over that time; at least the formula was lightly moisturizing!

Colour Pop Butter (LE, $7.00) is cooler (95% similar).bareMinerals Nudist (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC Soft Pout (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Deceiver (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is brighter (90% similar).Colour Pop I’m Yours (LE, $5.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Make Up For Ever C104 (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Erogenous (P, $54.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).bareMinerals Sexpot (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery (85% similar).Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (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, 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)), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Fragrance, Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, CI 15850 (Red 6), Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Citric Acid.

Sephora To the Left (24) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a light-medium, pink-peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that did not build up beyond there–the creamier, more emollient texture didn’t lend itself to building either, as then it felt slipper and thicker on my lips. The lipstick was creamy, quick to melt against my lips, and glided easily across my lips but the product applied unevenly, caught on imperfections on my lips, and settled noticeably into my lip lines, which only worsened over the three hours it lasted for. The formula was lightly moisturizing, though.

Bite Beauty Café (DC, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar).Makeup Geek Naive (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Uma (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Petulance (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, less glossy (85% similar).MAC Mascu-linity (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).bareMinerals Bubbles (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar).bareMinerals Karma (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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, 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 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Fragrance, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Propylene Carbonate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 15850 (Red 6), BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Sephora Go Girl (22) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, but it wasn’t opaque, so my natural lip color came through and gave it a slightly rosier look overall. The consistency was smooth, creamy with moderate slip, and comfortable to apply and to wear as it never dragged. The color could have applied more evenly, and I did notice product settled into my lip lines over the three hours the shade wore for but was lightly hydrating.

Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Dior Diormoon (439) (P, $37.00) is less pigmented, less glossy (90% similar).bareMinerals Crush (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar).NARS Raquel (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Satin Chic (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar).Burberry Nude Beige (201) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar).MAC Mascu-linity (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar).YSL Tender Peach (26) (P, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar).MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $18.50) is lighter, 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, 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 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Fragrance, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Propylene Carbonate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 15850 (Red 7), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

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