These days I am totally smitten by the deep dark matte lip bug and have been adding the darkest shades of Burgundy, Plums, and violets in my vanity like there’s no tomorrow. Also, the internet has been buzzing with cushion products, right from foundations and blushes to lip products like these and naturally I was curious to try one of these. The SEPHORA Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream 06 Wonderful Purple was one such addition that I had picked up from Sephora in Rome.
Price : € 9.90
The SEPHORA Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream, 06 Wonderful Purple comes in a tube with a screw type cap. The tube has a cushion tip/spongy tip applicator that makes it extremely easy to apply and spread the product, albeit a little hard to reach the corners of the lips and the top of the cupid’s bow. The applicator is actually not supposed to give much precision as the product is basically supposed to be used as a stain to get that just bitten lip. The thing about this cushion applicator is that it is really delightful to apply. The sponge tip is quite flexible, extremely soft and very very plush. The squeeze tub gives much control on the amount of product dispensed, so you can press it accordingly.
You can read more about the Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream over HERE.
The shade 06 Wonderful Purple is a deep dark plum shade, leaning towards a dark violet in indoor lighting. The color is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you’re much into a dark vampy lip phase, you might want to give this shade a try.
The texture of the lip cream is like a dense mouse, packed with color and pigment. It is probably the smoothest consistency I have seen in a lip cream. It spreads easily, and sets to a powder matte finish. My only concern is that when you try to intensify the color, it may turn patchy. You need to be patient with the product and put on the second layer only when the first layer is completely set.
The Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream stays for a really long time, about 6-7 hours. It fades evenly with food and drinks, a tad faster if you’re eating something oily and slick. However, upon fading, it leaves a gorgeous berry stain that stay on for many hours afterwards.
Overall, The SEPHORA Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream 06 Wonderful Purple is a lovely deep plum with strong hints of grunge-y purple under indoor lighting. I personally love the shade, though I agree that its not something that would appeal to everyone. A limitation to this range is the number of shades, there are only 4 to choose from. I totally regret not picking up the red one. The color spreads nicely and stays for long hours with even fading and a deep berry stain left behind when all of it goes away. I would totally recommend trying out this range if you can get your hands on it. The limitation over here is getting an even color, which needs some patience and its unavailability in Sephora India.