#Lipstories: Tan Lines

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:

Tan Lines


This buttery and cool nude reminds me of the sand on a beautiful beach. It goes on creamy and looks fantastic with just one swipe from the tube. This is the easier color of the range to put on without a mirror. It will look better with a liner, tbh.

Now for the bad news: this shade will not be flattering on all skin tones. It’s a light beige color AND it’s not a rosy tone. This means that you might look like washed out or like you just got washed up from the ocean. I would recommend using a lipliner that matches your skintone and then using this lipstick (staying away from the edges) blended into that shade. This will allow for a more natural transition into the color. If you are very fair or have a deeper skin tone, probably avoid this color altogether.

Color: Nude

Finish: Cream

Packaging: Destination signs on a beach

Wearability: 3/5

Application: 4/5

Overall Feel: 3/5

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Cover photo by Jakob Owens.