#Lipstories: Wanderlust

If you’ve visited a Sephora lately you may have noticed the wall of colorful lipsticks from the brand’s #Lipstories collection. Each bullet is beautifully decorated with an image that is meant to illicit am emotion related to that specific shade. The packaging is very little plastic and mostly durable paper, making it a sustainable alternative to many lipsticks on the market.

A #Lipstories lipstick will be either matte, metallic, or creamy and we will be testing out a new one every week. Rankings will be given based on wearability, ease of application, and overall feel on the lips. Tune in every week to see our results!

This week we test-drove:



This week, I tried out yet another texture in the #Lipstories line. To be completely honest, I was nervous about trying this dark chocolate matte lipstick. After the first swipe, I was pleasantly surprised by how nourishing and creamy this formula felt on my lips.

Since the formula only appeared matte but actually resembled a cream in texture, I had difficulty with application straight from the tube. I would recommend using a lip brush to get the edges sharp and clean. You will also want to use a lip liner underneath to maintain the integrity of your lip shape and help the lipstick stay strong throughout the day (or night).

The dark pigment of this lipstick will cause you to have a wine stained pout after you take it off. If you want to avoid the color staining your lips, I recommend using a nude or lighter brown color of lip liner all over the lip.

Overall, the formulation of this matte lipstick is stellar and the color was less intimidating than I originally thought. It reminded me of my favorite Busy Philipps red carpet make up (at the 2017 SAG Awards).


Color: Wine and chocolate brown

Finish: Matte

Packaging: Highway in the desert

Wearability: 3/5

Application: 2/5

Overall Feel: 5/5

Cover photo by KAUE FONSECA on Unsplash