Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid: Review and Photos

Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid.

Normally I don't pay much attention to Pantone colour of the year, but Tracy over at Beauty Reflections Blog convinced me I should this time around. This year's colour, Radiant Orchid, is just SO pretty. I think of it as a muted pinky-purple. It's still fun, but much more wearable than a bright fuchsia lippie for me. I'll even pop on Sephora's Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid at the office!

Sephora describes this as a matte satin lipstick, but it definitely leans more satin than matte. It's MUCH less drying than something like MAC's Ruby Woo (score)! It even provides a very little bit of moisture. For good measure, though, I like to add some balm to my lips before applying. 

Wear time is about standard for a good lipstick for me—a few hours provided I don't drink, eat, or fidget too much. I'll take it!

Another bonus: I'm not usually a big packaging fan, but the packaging of this product is really nice—the rectangular metal tube is very chic, and the magnetic snick when it closes is very satisfying. ;) 

Ready for a look?

The outer packaging or Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick is a but over the top—I guess they're trying exta-hard to position it as a collector's item!

It comes nested in a little display box. 

Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid features sleek metal packaging with magnetic closure.

Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick swatched on my arm. The swatch looks somewhat sheer, but I find the colour looks opaque on the lips. 

Sephora Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick applied over a bit of lip balm. I like it! 

The verdict: Definitely a favourite lip product for the spring. If you're still making your shopping list for Sephora's spring sale, this is a good item to add—especially given it's limited edition!

Rating: Four and a half stars out of five. I like the product, but I think they should go a little easier on the (kinda wasteful) outer packaging and drop the price from $22 to $20 or $21.

Available: Sephora stores and Sephora.ca for $22 Canadian. You get 3.6 mL of product, which makes it a slightly better deal than a MAC lipstick.

Have you tried Sephora's Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid? What about another product from the Radiant Orchid Collection? What do you think? 

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. This post contains affiliate links.