#Lipstories: Take A Spin

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!

We bring you:

Take A Spin


To be completely honest, when I picked up Hot in Havana and Oui!, I never thought I would review all of the #Lipstories. Since they are $8 apiece I figured, “why not?” The answer is because not all of the colors or textures are going to be flattering on me but, hey, that’s why I’m doing it: for you all.

This week I went for a shade that was definitely not my usual but I wanted to shake up the cream textures I have reviewed in this series. I thought back to a post I shared about glitter lips and, while I stood at the #Lipstories wall, decided to take the plunge (barely).

The result was Take A Spin, a soft and cool toned gold with immense sparkle power. Honestly, the payoff is less than desirable and it took quite a few layers to get the result you see in the photo. The texture was grainy and the color faded after three hours. When it worked, though, the color made me feel like a modern rock and roll urbanite.

The fairer you are, the weirder this shade will look on you. The darker your complexion, the more of a “wow” this will give your pout. Overall, if you can get past the multi-layer graininess then this is a fun glitter lip.

Bonus: I plopped this shade on my eyes as a glittery shadow and, since it wasn’t too creamy, it stayed put and gave me a fun, fluttery look.

Color: Glitter Gold

Finish: Metallic

Packaging: Carousel horses

Wearability: 3/5

Application: 2/5

Overall Feel: 2/5

Cover photo by AC Almelor.