Hello friends! Happy Monday! I hope this week’s beginning finds you well. I had a little bit of a rough weekend — my sweet Felix was admitted into an animal hospital last night and diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. We are waiting on more news on our boy! Good thoughts are totally appreciated. ON A HAPPIER NOTE: I am swatching the Sephora Cream Lipstick Vault today (aka FORTY LIPSTICKS and giving my opinion on whether or not this splurge should end up in your vanity, too. Let’s do this.
Sephora Cream Lipstick Vault Review + Swatch
Okay. First off. When I got this in the mail I almost died. I opened it the day before my birthday so it was basically the best birthday gift Sephora could have ever given me. I’m a lipstick junkie as you probably know already, so this was a dream come true. I officially have over 150 lipsticks in my total collection (I have a problem. I know). #weartherainbow, amiright??
These lipsticks glide on really creamy and dry perfectly matte. I really loved that the formula is EXTREMELY opaque. On my arm swatches, I only used one swipe. So, all that color is from a single glide across my skin. That is ideal for liquid lipsticks because the less you have on your lips the more comfortable it feels.
The only downside I can think of is it does easily rub off of the inside of your mouth. This isn’t as huge of a problem when you are wearing the nude colors because you can’t tell quite as much. But beware when wearing the darker colors because you will start to see the inside of your lips and that looks really bad IMO. To combat that problem, I will typically wipe off the lipstick around 2pm and reapply. A little annoying but the colors are amazing so that isn’t a deal breaker for me.
At $375, it is pretty pricy. When you consider how many lipsticks are included (it is a $500 value), it doesn’t seem quite as bad. But still, not pocket change.
I love the range of warm and cool tone lipsticks that this vault encompasses. I personally look much better in cool tones in the winter, but tend to pull off warmer shades in the summer when I have a tan. This vault allows me to wear the lipsticks all times of the year. #winwinwinwin
I hope this was helpful for those of you going back and forth about purchasing this kit. I would say that a normal human PROBABLY doesn’t need every single shade in here (I’m looking at those blue + teal shades at the end) but if you are a makeup artist or an extreme lipstick lover, you absolutely need this in your makeup box.
Let me know what your favorite shade is in the comments below!!!