Yes, I know.
Sephora's Cream Lip Stain has been around.
For some time.
So if you think "Wow, are you just getting to know about this one? So lame!", my answer is No Dear, I have had this from Summer 2013 but I just got my lazy butt around to reviewing it.
I got this last Summer thinking, Hmmm, I need a long wearing lip color just in case.... but I actually didn't get around to trying it very often and some how it got pushed beneath a lot of other better attractive products [Lets face it, packaging matters and this one sucks!]
Sephora Cream Lip Stain is part of the Sephora collection of makeup and skin care products. If you thought that being a store brand, the products will be cheap, think no more - these beauties costs $16 for 0.169 oz.
You can find more shades and what Sephora has to say about these lippies here - affiliate link
What I think...
Regarding packaging, as I mentioned, it sucks and has no glamor. Only good thing is the transparent casing helps you to find the color easily.
The wand is soft and helps easy application - nothing great, nothing bad
Shade: Endless Purple is slightly misleading-you'd expect a good dark or bright purple shade. Instead this is a deep berry mauvish shade, that is best suited for Fall/Winter days.
Texture, Scent and taste: I like the creamy texture. It does not feel heavy at all and applies very smoothly. I couldn't detect any serious scent, as long as it does not smell like paint, I am usually good. No taste as well.
Finish: This goes on with a Satin finish for the application and first 15mins. After that it dries down a bit to a matte effect. Now, unless you don't mind [like me] to show the world lines on your lips, you want to exfoliate and hydrate your lips before applying this lippie. Make sure you're doing that at least 15mins before applying this or you won't get a good matte effect.
Staying Power: This one has some good staying power and lasts for around 4-5 hours with food and drinks. Which is pretty impressive, right?
However, beware - the color fades from center so if you don't reapply, you might end up having scary outlined lips!
Overall: I like this. But not as a stain, cos its not a stain, its a liquid lipstick. There is some slight staining from the color as with most dark/bright lip colors, but that is it. If you're looking for a liquid lipstick and you end up in Sephora, take a look at these beauties before wandering off to the Stila aisle.. :)