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The Best & Worst of Cle de Peau Lipsticks

01/02

Cle de Peau Lipstick  

Cle de Peau Lipstick  

Cle de Peau Lipstick ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a newly released formula that is available in 12 permanent shades, plus two limited edition hues. The formula is supposed to have “ultra-vibrant, luminous HD color and rich lasting moisture” that has a “silk, semi-matte finish lasting for 8 hours.” Under “Key Benefits,” they repeat that it has a “long-lasting finish for up to 8 hours” and “delivers lasting moisture for up to 4 hours” (I swear, that seems like it’s switched–it would really make more sense for it to last for four hours but keep lips hydrated for longer than the color itself lasted).

The consistency was lightweight, creamy with a more emollient feel as it applied that had a lightly tacky feel afterward. Color coverage varied from medium and buildable to mostly opaque with light to moderate shine. Some shades applied more smoothly across the lips and made my lips appear smoother and plumper but not all shades did so. The wear was four to six ours with some of the deeper, richer shades (like reds) wearing longer. I found the formula very hydrating and comfortable to wear. I did not notice any taste but they had a subtle, rosy scent.

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The Best & Worst of Coloured Raine Lipsticks

01/03

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is new, permanent formula available in seven shades. If you like creamier, more opaque lipsticks that apply evenly, last four to six hours, and are comfortable to wear, it’s a solid formula to check out. I hope they’ll add more shades in the future!

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01

Coloured Raine Soul

PPermanent. $17.00/0.14 oz.

Coloured Raine Soul Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. Coloured Raine Cameo

Coloured Raine Cameo Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. Coloured Raine Foxy Lady

Coloured Raine Foxy Lady Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom

Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

05. Coloured Raine Socialite

Coloured Raine Socialite Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, light peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

06. Coloured Raine Empathy

Coloured Raine Empathy Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

07. Coloured Raine Charmed

Coloured Raine Charmed Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
4
B
3
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
90%

The Best & Worst of Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks

01/04

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick  

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick  

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick  

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick  

Bite Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a new, permanent formula that is available in 13 shades. It is supposed to be “moisture-rich, high-pigment” in a “liquified” consistency that has a “creamy, comfortable application.”

It’s a lightweight, fluid consistency that was neither runny nor thick on the lips. It does not dry down and feels mostly like a liquid-form of a lipstick (and not so much like a gloss). The majority of the range was incredibly pigmented and spread evenly across the lips. Some shades had a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, which was noticeable from a normal viewing distance with a few but not all. It had a lightly tacky feel on the lips, which helped to adhere as none of the shades I have tested have feathered on me. The formula was lightly hydrating, wore for four to seven hours, and had a light, herbal, lemony scent but no discernible taste.

01

Bite Beauty Braised

PPermanent. $24.00/0.25 oz.

Bite Beauty Braised Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a bold, reddish plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Bite Beauty Infuse

Bite Beauty Infuse Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with moderate shine. Read full review.

A

03. Bite Beauty Candied

Bite Beauty Candied Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

04. Bite Beauty Éclair

Bite Beauty Éclair Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Bite Beauty Chutney

Bite Beauty Chutney Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

06. Bite Beauty Demi-Glace

Bite Beauty Demi-Glace Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. Bite Beauty Supreme

Bite Beauty Supreme Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a rich berry with cool undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

08. Bite Beauty Purée

Bite Beauty Purée Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

09. Bite Beauty Caramelized

Bite Beauty Caramelized Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Bite Beauty Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

11. Bite Beauty Flambé

Bite Beauty Flambé Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

12. Bite Beauty Whip

Bite Beauty Whip Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B+

13. Bite Beauty Marsala

Bite Beauty Marsala Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, purpled berry with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

B+

Glossover Breakdown

93%

Average Score
A
11
B
2
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
93%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9.5
application
5
Total
93%
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The Best & Worst of Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipsticks

01/07

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick  

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) just released nine, limited edition shades of lipstick. They’re available individually for $38 a pop but also in a three-piece set for $95 ($114 value) or a nine-piece set for $275 ($342 value).

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” It’s a denser, firmer formula that takes a second to warm up against the lips, so the very first pull of the lipstick on the lips tugs slightly but then maneuvers smoothly across the lips without skipping or dragging. The lipstick was thicker on the lips, which ensured richer coverage and helped smooth out the texture of my lips but was less forgiving along the edges.

For some of the deeper shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil or a lip brush to ensure crisper lines. For an hour or two, the majority of the shades had more of a satin finish that became more matte as the shine wore down. The wear was between four to eight hours and none felt hydrating over time for me; a few were non-drying while others were noticeably drying. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

The Best & Worst of NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes
NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a new finish in the brand’s liquid lipstick that’s supposed to be “ultra-metallic” with “intense payoff.” The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily.

Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

The Best & Worst of Jouer High Pigment Lip Glosses

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss
Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) just launched with 14 shades. The formula is supposed to have “full-coverage color that glides on smoothly and moisturizes the lips” with a “non-sticky” texture. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque or more pigmented with a thin, creamy texture that felt more like a hybrid between gloss and liquid lipstick than a true gloss.

Despite being thinner, the gloss spread well over the lips and most shades applied evenly. There were a few shades that seemed prone to settling into my lip lines, though. They were average wearing from three to five hours with no feathering or bleeding. The formula was lightly hydrating and non-sticky with a sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

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