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Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

01/06

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

WSM

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which would have been opaque with a second layer. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but it spread well across the lips and applied the color evenly. It dried down to a mostly matte finish, though if I pressed my lips together, there was a barely-there tackiness. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick WSM
WSM
WSM
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayons (Part 1)

01/03

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

(Earth)quake

Marc Jacobs (Earth)quake Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon ($25.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a deep brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in just one pass, while the eyeliner had a smooth, creamy texture that glided across the skin without tugging or dragging. The color wore well for nine hours on my waterline and twelve hours on my lower lash line.

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with “12-hour longwear” with a “bold matte finish” that is supposed to be waterproof and “well-suited” for the waterline. The majority of the shades are very pigmented with mostly opaque to fully opaque coverage in a single pass, while the texture is creamy but dries down within ten to fifteen seconds. They wear shorter on the waterline (six to nine hours) and longer on the lower lash line (nine to twelve hours). The formula is fantastic for lining, but the one thing that makes me hesitate is that the past iterations of the liners have dried out in as little as one year (with some lasting two years or longer), though I have noticed the more shimmery shades are first to dry out.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon (Earth)quake
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Tom Ford Frantic Pink & Wicked Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Frantic Pink Cheek Color

Frantic Pink

Tom Ford Frantic Pink Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and pale gold shimmer. Of all the shades between the old and new formulas, this had the least change to it (see comparison here), as it just seemed to be less shimmery and perhaps brighter. It had good pigmentation, though just shy of full coverage, which some may like but did not seem as buildable as described. The texture was soft enough that it was blendable and more forgiving for sheering out coverage, as desired, and it sat well on the skin. This shade wore well for nine and a half hours on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Frantic Pink
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Wicked

Permanent
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Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla, Naked Desire, Stripped Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Vain Vanilla

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t opaque in one stroke, that was buildable to opaque coverage. The texture had more slip in it than some shades in the range, so there was a touch of color that gathered in my deepest lip lines. It was comfortable and hydrating to wear while it also lasted for five and a half hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Vain Vanilla

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Tom Ford Inhibition & Gratuitous Cheek Colors (2017)

01/08

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition Cheek Color

Inhibition

Tom Ford Inhibition Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. There was very fine gold pearl in the finish that added a subtle glow to the skin as it was buffed and blended on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation. The consistency was soft, velvety, and slightly dusty in the pan, though it applied beautifully and blended easily. The color wore well for nine and a half hours before starting to fade on me.

For 2017, Tom Ford reformulated this powder blush formula, and the new formula is described as “layers of possibility, from a sexy glow to a more dramatic, color-rich look” (that sounds like “buildable”) that is supposed to apply “with the comfort of a cream.” Overall, the texture is thinner, finely-milled but drier than the original formula, and the shimmer has become finer and less apparent through many of the new-old shades. The formula was still fairly blendable to very blendable and particularly long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation.

Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color Inhibition
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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B+

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Nikita

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bold, medium red and a reddish-burgundy. The red applied nicely, and it wore well, but the burgundy had a lot of slip and feathered on me.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle). The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Nikita
Nikita
Nikita
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Nikita (Left)

Limited Edition
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Nikita (Right)

Limited Edition
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