SEP Lipstick X Confused Red Review:
I am a sucker for makeup, and lipsticks always get the best of me. Also, I like a lot of lesser known brands, and I like being the first to know them and review them when they’re good. I also like spreading the news when they’re bad, but that’s a different case. This lipstick is from a relatively new collection, and it’s a thing they call semi moisture, it’s something between semi matte and moisture. Which got me intrigued of course! I have used this lipstick a few times and I am prepared to spread the news! Is that a good news or bad news though?
(from the website)
-Elegant beauty that lasts for a long time. Semi moisture type lipstick. Free of three harmful pigments.
-Free of seven harmful ingredients that roughen and discolor your lips (talc, artificial flavor, triethanolamine, benzyl alcohol, benzophenone, potralatum and paraben).
-Contains Super X complex, with anti oxidants to make your lips look healthier (omega 3, omega 6, vitamin B5, vitamin E, propolis, collagen).
Diisostearyl maleate, Cetylcinolate, Dipentaerythritol tetrahydroxystearate / tetraisostearate, Pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, Diglyceryl sebacate / isopropyl palmitate, Octyldodecanol, (CI 45410) Red No. 104, Ozokerite, Bis-diglyceryl polyacyl adipate-2, Dicalcium phosphate, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Squalane, ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, Polyglyceryl-10 nonisostearate, Red No. 202 (CI 15850: 1), Polyglyceryl-2-diisostearate, Caprylic / capric triglyceride, Polyethylene, Sorbitan isosate, VP / hexadecenecopolymer, synthetic wax, Hydrolyzed collagen, Safflower seed oil, Chia seed oil, propolis extract, Glycerin, microcrystalline wax, Silica dimethysilylate, Ethylene / propylene copolymer, Stearalkonium hectorite, Phytosteryl methadamate, Propylene carbonate, Caprylyl glycol, Glyceryl caprylate, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Purified water, Butylene glycol, Hydrogenated lecithin, Dirinolleik acid, Linolenic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 oleate, Sucrose palmitate, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Blue No. 1 (CI 42090)
How to use:
Method for Full Application:
- Touch the Cupid’s bow area gently with the lipstick (the heart on the top part of your lips).
- Smoothly apply the lipstick along the lip line of your upper lip first and then the bottom lip.
Method for Lip Gradation:
- Prime your lips with foundation or lip concealer.
- Gently tap the inside of your lips with lipstick.
- Use your finger or a swab to naturally blend the lipstick to the outer corner of your lips.
My Skin Type: Extremely dry lips.
SEP Lipstick X Confused Red Review:
For starters I want to congratulate their designers. Super simple and clean design, that looks great on photos. The matte box with the name of the brand in a shiny surface is really appealing to me.
As soon, but literally as soon as I opened it, however, I saw the color is different from the one they show on the website. Which honestly bothered me a little since I was expecting a “different red” rather than a pink dark magenta type of red. But still it’s a very beautiful color!
The reason why I’m showing the application of one layer and two layers is because the 2 layered application is closer in color to the original color on their website. Still different, but closer. Also, the single layer application is slightly transparent, which can come in handy.
And here I blurred them for two reasons. The first one is, of course, so actually feel the texture. It’s creamy and dense, and a little sticky (but it dries and then loses the stickiness).
The second one is because of gradation or blush application – since both need a color that is easy to control and looks naturally spread. This one passed the test on that, since it is indeed easy to spread and doesn’t get everywhere like some other lipsticks I own.
I will admit that my arm skin is particularly sensitive and gets stained as easily as a white shirt with chocolate. So what that means is that this lipstick stains a little, yes, but barely anything at all.
When used on my lips I didn’t notice any remaining stain at all. Here I had cleaned the lipstick with cleansing water, showing that the lipstick comes out easily but still not completely. We don’t want lip stains but we also don’t want the lipstick to wash off during the day, right?
Here is a single layer application. Again I have to mention that it’s more pink than red, which made me a little sad. I love this color, but I already had a very similar one! It is not the expected color at all.
However, it has a very beautiful shine. It always shines prettily and naturally, but not in a moist and overwhelming way.
Here you can see me using it with two layers. It’s an image from a video so the quality is a little bad, I apologize. This was during a filming, where I applied two layers of lipstick, no touch up, and filmed for 2 hours while basically talking.
The reason why I’m showing this, other than the two layers of course, is because you can see the lipstick didn’t smudge, didn’t get on my teeth, is bright and as shiny as right after applying it.
After using it a few times I also noticed that the lipstick doesn’t settle in my lip wrinkles, which is very rare.
My final thoughts are that had I known the color difference I would have looked online properly for reviews and swatches, but when it comes to the lipstick quality itself I would still have purchased it.
I am considering purchasing a more n*de color of this collection even. The pigments stick to the lips exactly as you applied them, and that’s not something to disregard. But if you purchase it make sure you don’t guide yourself by the official photos!
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Have you tried SEP Lipstick X Confused Red?
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