Sephora Riot Girl, Strong as Helle, Visionary Rouge Lacquers Reviews & Swatches

Sephora Riot Girl (26) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) 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.

Pat McGrath Lavish (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Urban Decay Lawbreaker (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Magnetic Attraction (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar).LORAC Tres Chic (LE, ) is darker, warmer, less glossy (90% similar).MAC Smoked Almond (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Pat McGrath Attitude (P, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Tarte Crop Top (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar).Tarte Boardwalk (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar).NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar).Sephora Yum Yum (10) (P, $8.00) is 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, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Fragrance, Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), 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 Strong as Helle (27) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) 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.

Make Up For Ever C302 (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty River (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).L’Oreal Luminous Coral (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar).Givenchy Nude Cachemire (101) (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Cle de Peau Hummingbird (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Memento (DC, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar).Burberry Peach (25) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Carriacou (P, $55.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).MAC Betty Bright (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Hourglass No One Knows (P, $34.00) is lighter, 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, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 15850 (Red 6), Fragrance, Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 15850 (Red 7), BHT, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Tocopherol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Citric Acid.

Sephora Visionary (14) Rouge Lacquer ($13.00 for 0.1 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with very strong, warm undertones paired with a lightly glossy, cream finish. I almost wanted to described it as a copper-plum–it’s almost too warm to be in the plum family but not warm enough to be a copper… decisions, decisions! The texture was smooth, lightweight, and creamy without being overly slippery. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and didn’t emphasize my lip lines. This shade stayed on nicely for four and a half hours on me and was moisturizing over time.

Shiseido Night Rose (203) (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar).Chanel Sepia (207) (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Dior Ultra Lively (450) (P, $37.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar).Urban Decay Broadcast (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).YSL Chili Tunique (80) (P, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Colour Pop Tea Thyme (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar).NARS Carrera (LE, $34.00) is warmer, 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, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)), Stearalkonium Hectorite, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Parfum (Fragrance), CI 15850 (Red 7), Propylene Carbonate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), 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.

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