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LORAC I Love Brunch Alter Ego Lip Glosses

01/08

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss

Brunch Queen

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cooler undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-sheer color payoff that applied evenly on the lips–as in the color did not show streaks–but pulled into every lip line I had, so it did not look that great on its own. The texture was smooth, creamy without being thick, and comfortable to wear over the three hours it lasted on me.

The Alter Ego Lip Gloss formula is supposed to offer “highly pigmented” color with a “soft, vanilla scent.” The four new, limited edition shades for spring are more pastel, and as a result, they tended to suffer from a milkier consistency that was prone to settling into my lip lines. They had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with average wear (three hours). The formula had a sweet, vanilla scent, was mostly non-sticky, and lightly hydrating.

LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss Brunch Queen
C

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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B-

Foodie

Limited Edition
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B-

Barista

Limited Edition
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B

Pastry Chef

Limited Edition
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MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick & Lipglass

01/06

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

MAC Viva Glam Taraiji P. Henson Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a slightly firmer consistency in the tube. The texture was smooth, cream-like but did tug on the lips just a tad (not uncomfortably, though). On me, the color lasted for six hours, left a stain behind, and was non-drying.

Editor’s Note: This review was originally posted on January 18th. I’ve changed the date to February 2nd to coincide with new Viva Glam products now being available on MAC’s website 🙂

MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Lancome Crystallized Cobalt, Brushed Gold, Iron Nude, Molten Magenta Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Crystallized Cobalt (10)

Lancome Crystallized Cobalt (10) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium blue with lighter blue and silver pearl. It appeared brighter swatched than on the lips, as it ended up being semi-sheer and sort of turned my lips into a “I’ve been eating a blue popsicle” kind of color. While the gloss had greater density and was thicker, it managed to find its way into every lip line on my lips. On top of that, the color did not apply evenly and looked horrendous. The color lasted for five hours and was hydrating, so I guess all wasn’t lost. I give credit to Lancome for doing a blue gloss in the first place, and it was translucent, but if it’s going to look this terrible, I’m not sure you’re really doing your brand any favors.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Crystallized Cobalt (10)

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Lancome Purple Onyx, Cuivre Casting, Mirrored Nude Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Purple Onyx (07)

Lancome Purple Onyx (07) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a blackened plum with fine gold, violet, and burgundy pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it did not apply well–it was uneven and all of the color pooled into my lip lines. The gloss still had a tackier, thicker texture, though it was long-wearing at five and a half hours. It was hydrating and comfortable to wear, at least.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Purple Onyx (07)

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MAC Ice Follies & It’s a Great Feeling Crystal Glaze Glosses

01/08

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss

Ice Follies

MAC Ice Follies Crystal Glaze Gloss ($21.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a a sheer, golden base with pink and blue pearl. This particular shade was described as sheer, though it was so sheer that I’d consider it more like translucent with sheer pearl coverage.

The Crystal Glaze Gloss formula is supposed to be an “ultra-moisturizing gloss” that has “an intense, glossy shine.” The texture was soft, smooth, and almost jelly-like–but denser and not quite as slippery. It felt balm-like on the lips and had no tackiness at all (completely unlike most of their gloss formulas) and had a very light vanilla scent. The glossiness lasted for two and a half hours, but it was very hydrating while worn.

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss Ice Follies
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Lancome Magnetic Mauve, Rouge Magma, Meteoric Violet Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Magnetic Mauve (04)

Lancome Magnetic Mauve (04) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium rose pink with warm undertones and lighter pink and gold pearl. It had medium coverage, so it fell rather short of its full coverage claim. The texture was tacky, light-medium to medium in weight (definitely noticeable on), but it didn’t slide around. The gloss stayed put for five hours and maintained its glossy shine throughout the wear. It was moisturizing over time as well.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Magnetic Mauve (04)

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