MAC Nutcracker Sweet Pink Retro Matte Lip Kit ($45.00 for 0.59 oz.) includes a full sized lipstick, liquid lipstick, and mascara. In this particular set, both the lipstick and liquid lipstick are new, exclusive shades. The Retro Matte lipstick and liquid lipstick formulas tend to be drying, though they are often very long-wearing and pigmented, so they’re both formulas with trade-offs. Some love the long-wearing power of the Retro Matte ranges, while others prefer reapplication with a more comfortable formula.
LORAC Cue the Confetti Blush Palette ($30.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes four full-sized blushes/highlighters. The three blushes are part of the permanent range, while the highlighter is a limited edition shade. The Color Source Buildable Blush formula is supposed to offer–you guessed it–buildable color coverage with a “silky-smooth” consistency available in matte and satin finishes. The Light Source Illuminating Highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable for both a “soft, natural sheen” or “layered for a high-shine, dramatic effect.” The four shades in the palette weren’t what I’d call buildable; they are very pigmented with a light to moderate touch of the brush to the pan–which will be a happy thing for someone who likes more pigmented cheek colors. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable across all four shades, and they lasted between seven and eight and a half hours on me. The brush is smaller than the average blush brush, but it didn’t seem too small (like it would take a lot of work to apply and blend over the cheek area), and it was fairly soft with only a few bristles that seemed out of place.
Besame Mini Lipstick Set | $25.00 | Limited Edition
Bésame Cosmetics’ Classic Color Lipsticks feature vintage-inspired, smooth lip colors that leave a budge-proof finish that stays put, while the angled design achieves precise application. Each lasting color is inspired by the shades worn by coveted Hollywood starlets of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, imparting an iconic, satin-meets-matte lip look. Each formula is enriched with macadamia oil, vitamin C, chamomile, and aloe to leave your lips feeling soft and hydrated.
5 x 0.035 oz/ 1 g Classic Color Mini Lipsticks in Noir Red (1930), Cherry Red (1935), Red Velvet (1946), Dusty Rose (1969), Chocolate Kiss (1970)
Wander Beauty Prone to Wanter Lipstick Set | $49.00 | Limited Edition
Instantly switch up your lip look with these richly pigmented, long-lasting matte lipsticks. From brights to neutrals, customize the shades you want to take on the go. Simply pick a color combination and insert the two lipsticks into the Wander Beauty core for long-lasting, portable color. Enriched with marula oil, castor seed oil, coco seed butter, jojoba oil, mango seed butter, and sunflower oil, the formula glides on effortlessly and keeps lips moisturized.
6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.04 g Lipstick in Velvet Rope, Miss Behave, Wanderberry, Barely There, Exhibitionist, B.B.
The Frozen Assets 8-piece Mini Big & Sexy Bold Lipstick Collection includes a range of nude to red shades in moisturizing matte and satin finishes in a lightweight, gel formula. Each shade delivers piercingly vivid, one-stroke color to shamelessly stand out.
4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Matte Lipstick in Racy Reveal (matte warm light pink), Sinful Cinnamon (matte cinnamon brown), Ultraviolet (matte bright violet), Ruby Temptress (matte brick red)
4 x 0.03 oz/ 1 g Mini Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose (satin rosy pink), Graphic Grape (satin deep purple), Forbidden Berry (satin deep pink), Fuchsia Fetish (satin hot pink)
Ignite illumination with the Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Kit. Pat McGrath’s occult classic Gold 001 returns, along with other shades of precious metals: Silver, Bronze, and Copper. Use your fingers or a brush to activate luminescence with the metallic creams. Dip into the silky opulence and flaunt a glistening sheen. It’s perfect for when you want to brighten the lids, create gilded lip looks, and metalize your shoulders with sensuous shine. From luminous veil to sparkling opacity, achieve glittering, metallic radiance in one swipe.
Go meta-metallic: layer one of the metallic pigment over molten cream for pyrodynamic brilliance. Dampen a brush with Mehron mixing liquid to liquefy the pigment and paint with light. Line the eyes, electrify the Cupid’s bow, and spotlight your features with these gorgeous pigments. Then set your makeup with a sinfully seductive luster.
Practice the dark arts: add structure to the metallic mayhem and shape shift eye looks with the Dual-Ended Marker. Elongate your eyes using the pointed tip for razor-sharp lines and innovative looks. Frame the eyes with the angled tip for bold, graphic glamour. Glide the rich, jet-black, Dual-Ended Marker along the lash line to impart long lasting, instant liner color.
November 15th at PatMcGrath.com, November 22nd at Sephora
A set for allover, metallic shine, featuring four cream pigments, four metallic pigments, a mixing liquid to liquefy pigments, and a dual-ended eyeliner marker.
4 x 0.14 oz/ 3.96 g 005 Pigment in Gold 001, Silver 005, Bronze 005, Copper 005
4 x 0.14 oz/ 3.96 g 005 Cream in Gold 005 Cream, Silver 005 Cream, Bronze 005 Cream, Copper 005
0.11 oz/ 3.11 g Dual-Ended Marker in Black
0.5 oz/ 14.7 mL Mehron mixing liquid
Metalmorphosis 005 Kit | $60.00 | Limited Edition
A four-piece set that includes a silky cream pigment, a metallic pigment, a mixing liquid to liquefy pigment, and a black dual-ended eyeliner. Each kit contains 0.14 oz. of Pigment, 0.14 oz. of Cream, 0.50 oz. Mehron mixing liquid, and 0.11 oz. Dual-Ended Marker.