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MAC x Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

01/07

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick

Samantha Ravndahl

MAC Samantha Ravndahl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage–up to semi-opaque, which is in line with the Cremesheen finish formula. The consistency was lightweight, creamy without being heavy, and applied evenly across the lips. There was a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines, but the glossiness of the finish made it less apparent at a normal viewing distance. It wore well for four hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

This shade is a collaboration between MAC and YouTuber Samantha Ravndahl, which launches April 22nd and will only be available in Canada. There are several other shades (with other collaborators) that will release to specific regions: see full press release here. I only have the U.S. and Canadian shades!

MAC Lipstick Samantha Ravndahl
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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MAC LarLarLee & Gabriel Zamora Lipsticks

01/07

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

LarLarLee

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly and didn’t drag on the lips, but the color pulled away at my lip lines and appeared slightly “cracked.” The texture felt more velvety, a little thicker but not heavy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for.

This shade is a collaboration between MAC and YouTuber Laura Lee, which launches April 20th and will only be available in the U.S. There are several other shades (with other collaborators) that will release to specific regions: see full press release here. I only have the U.S. and Canadian shades.

MAC Lipstick LarLarLee
LarLarLee
LarLarLee
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Gabriel Zamora

Limited Edition
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Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02, Super Sonic 04, Wicked Aura 01 Infinite Lipsticks

01/06

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Astral Punch 02

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt firmer in the tube, and it dragged a bit when I applied it, but it still gave a more satiny sheen despite feeling drier in the tube (sort of magical!). It was lightweight, comfortable to wear (though not hydrating), and stayed on well for five hours on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” (as in “all-day”) with “saturated pigments” and a “satin finish.” Most modern lipsticks are creamier and more velvety, but the formula of these was very firm, almost dry in the tube; reminiscent of old school, more matte formulas. I had two of the six shades I purchased break at the base, and it seemed due to just how stiff/dry the bullet itself was (it can actually happen when a formula is too creamy as well!). The exterior of the lipstick seemed drier, but as I applied each one to lips, they softened and gave a satin finish, as promised. They had a tendency to tug on lips, though I was able to get fairly even, smooth coverage, and most shades were fairly pigmented. The wear ranged from four to six hours (the wear of most formulas, and not “all-day”), and most shades were neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t notice any added scent or taste, but they did smell slightly waxy.

Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick Astral Punch 02
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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NARS Jo Multiple Tint

01/07

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

NARS Jo Multiple Tint

Jo

NARS Jo Multiple Tint ($39.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with a natural sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, which was buildable to semi-sheer (two to three layers), but it wasn’t a product that could be layered too much or else it started to feel almost tacky and too slick on the skin. It was easiest to use on bare skin, where it had the most noticeable tint to me, but it was blendable over liquid/cream base products. It wasn’t as foolproof to use over powder.

The new, limited edition formula is supposed to be a “sheer, tinted format” with “natural-looking color” for “lips and cheeks.” Worth noting that while the physical size didn’t seem different, the tube contains about half as much as the regular Multiple formula (0.23 oz. compared to 0.50 oz.). I think this would be more suitable for someone with a lighter skin tone, as it got lost on mine as I blended it out. The consistency was smooth, blendable, and had moderate slip, and it did not dry down, so it always looked slightly wet on the skin. This made for a more comfortable lip product, and it looked like a tinted balm on my lips (not too much shine) and was non-drying. It wore well for six hours as a blush and three hours as a lip product.

NARS Multiple Tint Jo
Jo

Round-up: Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stains

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain
Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain

Makeup Geek Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a new, limited edition formula that’s “highly pigmented that offers effortless, buildable coverage” and “long-lasting.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

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