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MAC Pearly One, Silver Spoon, In Lust Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

Pearly One

MAC Pearly One Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, silvery white with a glittery, metallic sheen. This shade had larger chunks of sparkle/glitter in it, which bunched up sometimes and gave lips a more textured look, but it had more medium, buildable coverage as a result. The shimmer distributed well across the lips, so it looked “even” despite being sheerer. I could feel the sparkle in the tube as I applied. The color wore well for three hours, though some shimmer lingered for much longer. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating overall.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Pearly One
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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C+

Silver Spoon

Limited Edition
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B+

In Lust

Limited Edition
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Week in Review | March 18th through March 24th

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Smashbox Rose B4 Bros

PPermanent. $24.00/0.27 oz.

Smashbox Rose B4 Bros Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

02. Cle de Peau Pale Fig

Cle de Peau Pale Fig Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. Smashbox Crush It

Smashbox Crush It Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, creamyt finish. Read full review.

A

04. Estee Lauder Lure Me On

Estee Lauder Lure Me On Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich berry with cooler undertones and violet pearl. Read full review.

A

05. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Spike

OCC Spike Lip Tar/RTW ($17.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a crema finish. Read full review.

A

06. Estee Lauder Intense Emotion

Estee Lauder Intense Emotion Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, pinky red with cool, blue undertones and a barely-there ruby red pearl. Read full review.

A

07. Smashbox Girl, Please

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with strong, warm undertones and very fine peach pearl. Read full review.

A

08. Smashbox Mauve Wife

Smashbox Mauve Wife Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy brown with warm undertones and very, very fine gold pearl. Read full review.

A-

09. Cle de Peau Cranberry

Cle de Peau Cranberry Cream Blush ($60.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Lancome Rosegold Lights

Lancome Rosegold Lights Click & Glow Highlighting Skin Fluid ($23.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden copper with warm, reddish undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

A-

Breakdown |
Mar 18, 2017 — Mar 24, 2017

88%

Average Score
A
22
B
37
C
1
D
1
F
0

Total Reviews (61) — Brands Reviewed (9)

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OCC Plush, Bon Bon, Scrub, Sybil Lip Tars

01/06

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush Lip Tar/RTW

Plush

OCC Plush Lip Tar/RTW ($17.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had full color coverage in a single stroke, which applied evenly and smoothly. The texture was slightly thicker, and I think one could easily get away with less product than what is on the doe-foot applicator initially. The color wore well for over six hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “long-lasting, opaque coverage” with “moisturizing hemp and peppermint oils.” The majority of shades are very pigmented where a little can go a long way, and they’re a lot easier to apply from the tube now that they come with a doe-foot applicator. They are often long-wearing at over six hours, some lasting nearly eight hours, with some shades being slightly drying and others being non-drying. They are mint-scented but have no discernible taste.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar/RTW Plush
Plush
Plush
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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A

Bon Bon

Limited Edition
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B+

Scrub

Limited Edition
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A

Sybil

Limited Edition
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Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

01/06

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter

Stunner

Tarte Stunner Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a champagne gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The coverage was buildable from semi-sheer to opaque, but for totally opaque results, I would recommend applying a semi-sheer layer, allow it to set, and then go back with a little more but would just pat it over the areas you want to intensify the most and do minimal blending to avoid lifting any base products.

It’s a liquid highlighter in a squeeze-tube format that’s supposed to be buildable “from sheer to intense” with a more “hybrid gel-cream” texture that can be applied on its own or mixed in with base products. It had a creamier consistency–much denser and more gel-like compared to many highlighters–that stretches out well on the skin. It took a little longer to dry down, but it did set and did not feel tacky or wet afterward. It was fairly easy to use on bare skin, with foundation, or applied on top of liquid foundation or over loose powder. Used on its own as a cheek highlighter, it wore well for eight hours on me.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter Stunner
Stunner
Stunner
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Chanel Fragola, Confusion, Caractere Rouge Coco Glosses

01/06

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Fragola

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is muted, medium coral-red with warm undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on decently, but it could have been a touch more even. The gloss felt very smooth, gel-like, and plush on the lips. This shade lasted for three hours and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is hydrating over time. There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip. I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Fragola
Fragola
Fragola
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B+
B

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