Recently, I crawled out of my nude colored safe beauty box and ventured to the bright vivacious side of reds and pinks! When I found my first red lipstick, I’ll admit I still was not completely sold. Although she was cute and I felt all types of sexy and liberated, she was not nearly as wow-worthy as I felt a red lip should be.



MUST READ: Why Pink Lipstick Is The New Red!

That was back in 2011. As I thumb through all of my empty red lipstick containers, I find myself still searching for the perfect red that I’d sell your soul for. But enough of the pleasantries and fab sentences! You already know from my headline that I found her–The Best Red Lipstick Ever.

It’s so perfect that I am currently still sitting on my couch with a full face on at 12:35am annnnd…red lip still on from this morning! Ain’t that like the most freaking amazing thing ever.


This red is my savior. Seriously! It’s officially my daily lip attire. She just might need her own Instagram account–@HotRedMamas? No…anyways. The men stare, the women gawk–some even get the courage to switch their train seats just to ask what I’m wearing (that happened today)!

I’m not the stingy shopper who replies with, “I don’t remember what I’m wearing today”! I gladly reveal that it’s Sephora’s very own brand of lip stain in Always Red 01. ADORES!

Here’s the facts:

It’s a lip stain (which means it’s matter than matte)!

It has a blue tint (just like RiRi Woo but freaking better)!

No need to lick your lips repeatedly (it’s a real bad idea)!



So much so, after wearing for just one day I went back to the Sephora in Times Square and bought two more. You know, just in case they stop making it or something. I don’t want NO problems come this summer.

I’ve even mentally committed the spending $13 and a trip out of my way to get more every few weeks. I swear I don’t want any problems. And worst case (best case) scenario, I will sell my extras on eBay for an absurd amount of duckets because it will be in demand.


So my secret is out! It’s your turn. What lippy are you swooning over?!

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  1. December 6, 2013 / 6:00 am

    Thanks for reviewing a red lipstick that isn’t Ruby/Riri Woo! I love the MAC reds but they leave my lips so dry!

  2. December 6, 2013 / 7:55 am

    OH!! The Sephora lipstains are BOMB!!!! I love the Very Berry lipstain but it’s almost always SOLD OUT!!! Girl I’m about to use my Sephora insider $15 that they just sent me since the word is OUT!!

  3. December 6, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    Hey, Ty. I saw you wearing this color on your Instagram and went out an bought it the next day. I LOVE it and it looks beautiful on you!

  4. Latalia
    December 6, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    OMG! After Neffyfrofro talked about this lips stain I was like I needed this n then I saw u n I went out n got it today! Like it! Can’t wait to use it

  5. JDub
    December 13, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    LOVE IT, gonna try it! Where did you get that cute grey hat??

  6. OnyxPearl
    December 15, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    I need that red in my life!! I’ll be at Sephora tomorrow!

  7. April 14, 2014 / 8:05 am

    GIRL!! THIS lippie is my all-time absolute favorite lip stain. I mean, I dunno what they put in that stuff, but is EVERYTHING. I think what I love most about it is that even though it’s matte – you can apply it very easily and precisely because it starts out as a cream and then dries on. I’m with you on this one!
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  8. April 16, 2014 / 11:18 am

    OK first thanks for joining our #FabFriday linkup – and secondly, this lip stain is amazing. I’m actually ordering it now esp since my RiRi Woo is running out and will never come out again (le sigh). P.S. I always say this but you’re gorgeous, and I can’t deal. And you are wearing that red lip. I’m sold.
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  9. Sandee
    April 24, 2014 / 11:54 am

    YES!!!! This Red is Awesome I discovered it last Spring. I love the lip wand it allows it to glide on nicely and it smells good also. I always get compliments when I wear it, I only wish that Sephora would do a Pink and Orange with the same consistency.

  10. Dana
    August 1, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    New subscriber here! Love your blog. I woke up bright and early to run to Sephora to get this lip stain before I leave for my vacay tonight LOL. I have every well known red lipstick but I just had to try it and add it to the collection.

  11. Ericka
    January 11, 2016 / 3:53 am

    Where can I get the tshirt?! Love it Think Gorgeous

  12. March 22, 2016 / 10:42 am

    WOW! This is gorgeous!! It looks so beautiful on you!!!
    I’m going to get this ASAP!!!!!

    *typing in sephora.com RIGHT now*


    Vee – BLMGirl – Luxe Beauty Blog

  13. My.Yaa_Yaa
    April 8, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I too vouch for Sephora lip mattes. They are not as drying. I am a deep chocolate woman and I recently found a newer lipstick love. Have you heard of Magnolia Makeup ultra lip matte’s? The company has a color named “Kitten.” Now, we thought we were doing something with Sephora, we’ll try that color. You will absolutely not be disappointed and it lasted even while I ate chicken lol!


  14. October 17, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Need It! That used to be my favorite! I love red lipstick but I struggle with the ugly smudge line all the time. Mac’s Ruby Woo was fun for a while until my lips felt too dry to move. Sephora’s lip stain is definitely best! P.S I’d follow @HotRedMamas ?

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