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NARS Bait, Disruptor, Impossible Red, Suck Velvet Lip Glides

01/07

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide

Bait

NARS Bait Velvet Lip Glide ($26.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy, cream finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. There were very slight “lines” that were visible if my lips pressed together as well as from when I moved the applicator along the edges of my lips. The consistency was smooth, gel-like but not too dense, and comfortable to wear. It lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Velvet Lip Glide formula is supposed to have high coverage without being “drying or feeling sticky” while applying like a gloss but looks like a lipstick. They have stronger color payoff, a non-tacky consistency, and a smoothness to their consistency that is a lot like a good lipstick, while they have a plusher, thicker texture that gives lips a plumper, fuller look along with a glossy sheen that is more like a gloss. They develop a more “velvety” finish, which is code for “less shine” after two to three hours, and at that point, they tend to look more like a natural finish lipstick than a gloss. I would classify the formula more as a pigmented gloss than a glossy lipstick, if I had to put it firmly in one box. The formula has a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste to me.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Bait
Bait
Bait

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Impossible Red

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Suck

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Chanel Energie & Vibration Rouge Allure Glosses

01/06

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss

Energie

Chanel Energie Rouge Allure Gloss ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright pop of orange-red with warm undertones and faint gold pearl.

The formula is supposed to have the “colour intensity of a lipstick” with the “lacquered shine of a lipgloss” that is “long-wearing.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation and felt primarily like a lipgloss. There was a touch of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines, but the color applied evenly and did not appear streaky. The texture was moderately tacky, spread decently (but this particular shade seemed tackier to me than I remember the formula being), and comfortable to wear, as it was hydrating over time. It wore well for five and a half hours on me.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Energie
Energie
Energie
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Bite Beauty Gold, Champagne Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

01/09

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Gold Crème Lip Gloss

Gold

Bite Beauty Gold Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, true gold with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of gold shimmer and sparkle. This was actually one of the less pigmented shades in the range, and this was also the exact same in texture and color as the holiday release (the box was even gold-hued like the holiday edition). It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but the gloss didn’t apply evenly so there were some areas that had less visible shimmer. This particular shade also seemed to be chocked full of shimmer/sparkle rather than a more pigmented base (the others seemed to actually tint/provide coverage beyond the shimmer). It wore well for five hours on me and was hydrating.

The Creme Lip Gloss is supposed to give a “modern, foiled lip look” with “pearlized color pay off” while softening the lips. The formula had a light-medium weight to it, which I think helped ensure that the shimmer didn’t feel gritty on the lips. It had a little tackiness after an hour of wear, but it was never a really sticky or goopy gloss on. The wear was anywhere from four to five hours, and the formula felt hydrating to me. They had a really strong, mirror-like finish that made them more wearable on their own, as it was hard to notice any imperfections in the coverage. They also worked well layered over various lipsticks (both Bite’s lipsticks as well as other brands’ formulas) for adding shine and sparkle. The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent–the same one found in other Bite lip products.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Gold
Gold
Gold
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl, Oyster Pearl, Peacock Pearl Crème Lip Glosses

01/09

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Crème Lip Gloss

Bronze Pearl

Bite Beauty Bronze Pearl Creme Lip Gloss ($22.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, chocolaty brown with warm, reddish undertones and lots of gold and copper pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly, and the shimmer/sparkle distributed well. The consistency was smooth, mostly non-tacky, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted on me.

The Creme Lip Gloss is supposed to give a “modern, foiled lip look” with “pearlized color pay off” while softening the lips. The formula had a light-medium weight to it, which I think helped ensure that the shimmer didn’t feel gritty on the lips. It had a little tackiness after an hour of wear, but it was never a really sticky or goopy gloss on. The wear was anywhere from four to five hours, and the formula felt hydrating to me. They had a really strong, mirror-like finish that made them more wearable on their own, as it was hard to notice any imperfections in the coverage. They also worked well layered over various lipsticks (both Bite’s lipsticks as well as other brands’ formulas) for adding shine and sparkle. The gloss had a sweet, fruity scent–the same one found in other Bite lip products.

Bite Beauty Crème Lip Gloss Bronze Pearl
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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Makeup Geek Acoustic, Replay, Vinyl Foiled Lip Glosses

01/06

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss

Acoustic

Makeup Geek Acoustic Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy with warm undertones and red and magenta pearl. It had good pigmentation–not quite opaque–in a single layer. The texture was slightly thinner than most shades in the range, but still more substantial than most modern gloss formulas these days. It had more slip and appeared glossier but had less noticeable pearl, so it almost seemed to have less shine when compared to some of the other shades as well. The evenness of the application helped to camouflage some of the color that settled into my lip lines. It wore well for six hours and felt hydrating.

The Foiled Lip Gloss formula is supposed to wear for “six hours” with buildable coverage (“single swipe for … translucent pop of color” or “multiple layers for … opaque color”). The texture was thicker but not goopy or heavy with a moderate tackiness. They lasted from five to seven hours on me, and they were comfortable to wear and were just barely hydrating overall. The pigmentation ranged from medium to semi-opaque in one pass, and then the glosses were buildable to mostly opaque to opaque.

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss Acoustic
Acoustic
Acoustic
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Replay

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Vinyl

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Makeup Geek VIP, Headliner, Set List Foiled Lip Glosses

01/08

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss

VIP

Makeup Geek VIP Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark peach with warm undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which distributed fairly evenly, though this shade settled more noticeably into lip lines compared to other shades (it was also the lightest shade in the range). The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and comfortable to wear. It wore well for five hours on me and felt lightly moisturizing.

The Foiled Lip Gloss formula is supposed to wear for “six hours” with buildable coverage (“single swipe for … translucent pop of color” or “multiple layers for … opaque color”). The texture was thicker but not goopy or heavy with a moderate tackiness. They lasted from five to seven hours on me, and they were comfortable to wear and were just barely hydrating overall. The pigmentation ranged from medium to semi-opaque in one pass, and then the glosses were buildable to mostly opaque to opaque.

Makeup Geek Foiled Lip Gloss VIP
VIP
VIP
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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