Sephora Riot Girl (26) Rouge Lacquer is a muted, medium-dark brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt balm-like as it melted against the warmth of my lips. I was impressed by how it didn’t seem to settle into my lip lines and helped my lips appear a bit smoother overall. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating.
Sephora Strong as Helle (27) Rouge Lacquer is a light-medium coral with stronger, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did not build up–I’d attribute that more to how emollient and slippery the formula was, as it just didn’t layer up well. The product was more prone to emphasizing my lip texture along with some sinking into my lip lines, but the glossier finish made it less apparent at a normal viewing distance (e.g. in person, not in a close-up photo!). It lasted for three hours but was lightly hydrating over time.