We all know about my love for the Sephora Cream Lip Stains - so can you imagine my disappointment when they discontinued the majority of the original shades and replaced them with new ones!?
During my trip to Dubai I was determined to get my hands on pretty much all of them, sadly the only one that was ever in stock was this one - 10 Mandarin Muse, nevertheless it's still beautiful - A bold, vibrant, orange which leans towards the red side of the colour spectrum. Colour aside I was eager to see how the formula compared to the original as I'd heard so many mixed reviews. Honestly I couldn't help but feel a little let down by the new Sephora Cream Lip Stains, maybe it's just this colour? but to me the consistency isn't as great as before. When I applied 'Mandarin Muse' it instantly felt more drying than creamy. I also found the application to be patchy and slightly chalky - again this could be down to the colour and I won't know until I try some of the others.
Mandarin Muse was quite neon once applied to my lips and I had to darken it slightly with a red lip liner. After wearing this for a few hours I knew it wasn't the same product I had fallen so in love with years ago. The new formula definitely doesn't have the same longevity as the original *insert crying emoji*
All I can say is that I'm glad I have multiple back ups of the original because the new formula doesn't compare and it was a bit of a disappointment. Of course as soon as I try some of the other shades I will be sure to update you, I'm hoping it was just this colour?
Have any of you tried the new Sephora Cream Lip Stains? How about the originals? How do you find they compare?
Lots of Love