Sephora Sink or Swim, Spark, Werk It Lipstories Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

 

Sink or Swim (67)

Sephora Sink or Swim (67) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and cooler violet and pink sparkle. It had medium coverage, which did not apply evenly and appeared clump across my lips. I’m not sure why the product built up on itself such that I couldn’t get it to smooth out during application. There was some product that sank into my lip lines, but all of the clumpiness was distracting from that (and not in a good way!). It had a more textured feel from the bullet due to the amount of sparkle in the finish. The color stayed on well for three hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

NARS Little Princess (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Tease Maker (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar).MAC Pink Power (P, $19.50) is lighter (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Marguerite (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild A Short Affair (P, $0.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Pat McGrath Lady Stardust (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).MAC Giddy (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).Guerlain Kiss Blossom (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Alicia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).MAC Glamour of Punk (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. – $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “lightweight” with “full-coverage color in one swipe.” The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage. The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn’t detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven’t noticed any taste after wearing them.

 

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

Spark (68)

Sephora Spark (68) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle throughout. It applied so poorly despite seeming rather promising when initially swatched on my arm. It had sheer coverage, which was partially due to the more emollient, slippery consistency that just moved and pushed around the sparkle and shimmer. What ended up applying was a sheer layer of product with shimmer poorly dispersed across my lips. It wore well for an hour and a half hour and was lightly moisturizing over time.

MAC Digging for Gold (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Carolyn (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Smashbox XO, Vlada (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Parka Princess (LE, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Copycat (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Estee Lauder Tiger Eye (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).NARS Zira (LE, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar).Fenty Beauty Frost $auce (LE, ) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar).NARS Hardcore (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar).MAC At Leisure (LE, $19.50) is lighter, more pigmented, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. – $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “lightweight” with “full-coverage color in one swipe.” The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage. The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn’t detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven’t noticed any taste after wearing them.

 

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

 

Werk It (69)

Sephora Werk It (69) Lipstories Lipstick ($8.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a sheer lavender with iridescent shimmer and micro-sparkle. Unfortunately, this shade suffered the same issues I had previously experienced with other shimmery/sparkly shades in the range: terrible application, where the product clumped up, went on unevenly, and had poor dispersion of shimmer/sparkle. The texture was lightweight and felt a bit creamy going, though slightly textured from the shimmer/sparkle content, but I couldn’t get the product to go on evenly or build up in layers as the product built up on itself in clumps. This shade lasted for an hour and a half and was non-drying to me.

Dior Diorstellaire (595) (P, $37.00) is less pigmented, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Isamaya (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Pervette (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Surratt Beauty Cultive (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Unicorn Tears (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar).Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Extreme (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (80% similar).Too Faced Unicorn Tears (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).MAC Cold Front (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).MAC Sugar Cookies (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.14 oz. – $57.14 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “lightweight” with “full-coverage color in one swipe.” The majority of shades were pigmented with semi-opaque to full color payoff in a single layer, as described. The more shimmery shades tended to be a bit sheerer overall, while the mattes and creams were usually closer to opaque in coverage. The textures were typically creamy, lightweight, and not too thin or too thick on the lips, so they were comfortable to apply and to wear. There were some shades where the color pulled into my deeper lip lines upon application, and it was more or less noticeable just depending on the color and finish of the particular.

Some shades seemed hydrating and others were non-drying. They lasted anywhere from three to over six hours on me. There was a subtle, sweet, fruity scent (I couldn’t detect it on, just in the tube), and I haven’t noticed any taste after wearing them.

 

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Polyethylene, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Polybutene, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Fragrance, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, BHT.

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