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Hourglass Icon, Visionary, Protector GIRL Lip Stylos

01/06

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo

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Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. It had a creamy, thin (but not too thin!) texture that glided across the lips nicely but didn’t melt too much that it was hard to be precise. The soft sheen and creamier consistency made it appear almost like a lip stain. The color lasted for five hours, was hydrating, and very comfortable to wear.

The GIRL Lip Stylo formula is supposed to have “modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish,” while the brand founder is quoted (on Sephora) stating, “I can build as much–or as little–color as I like.” I would describe the coverage semi-opaque and buildable, which seemed to fit the brand’s description. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and lightweight, but the color still adhered well to the lips (three to five hours, depending on the shade). I definitely felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Icon
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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Burberry Peach & Regiment Red Liquid Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet

Peach (25)

Burberry Peach (25) Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had rich color payoff, but it did not apply quite as evenly as the majority of the shades in the formula did. There was also more color that gathered in my lip lines, even from the initial application, that only worsened over time. The texture was creamy with moderate slip but still a more mousse-like consistency overall. The color lasted for five hours on me and was non-drying and comfortable on the lips.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Peach (25)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Makeup Geek Cougar, Wild Child, Rocker Chick Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte

Cougar

Makeup Geek Cougar Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is bright, medium-dark plum with cooler undertones an a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a velvety, smooth texture that spread well across the lips. The color did not gather in my lip lines and looked fairly flattering (at least, compared to most shades in the range). On me, the lipstick wore well for five hours, left a stain behind, and was moderately drying.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Cougar
Cougar
Cougar
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

01/06

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit

Moons of Jupiter

MAC Moons of Jupiter Full Face Kit ($40.00 for 0.33 oz.) includes two Cream Colour Bases and one Sculpting Powder. The Cream Colour Base formula is supposed to have sheer, buildable coverage with a dewy finish that lasts for “eight hours on face and body” and has “lasting wear for hours on eyes. I tend to prefer Cream Colour Bases on cheeks for better wear and application, but for use on eyes, they’re best used as an all-over wash of color or on the brow bone to add shine. Both of the Cream Colour Bases in the palette were easy to blend out and had a dewy finish with buildable coverage, but the Sculpting Powder was incredibly difficult to blend out.

MAC Full Face Kit Moons of Jupiter
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

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