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Makeup Geek Mixtape & Drumroll Foiled Lip Glosses

01/06

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss

Mixtape

Makeup Geek Mixtape Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a dark burgundy-brown with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, which would be opaque in two layers. The consistency was thicker but not heavy, and a second layer did not feel goopy or turn the color into a high-maintenance texture. It wore well for six hours on me and was lightly hydrating. There was a touch of color that sat in my lip lines, though.

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 Mixtape
Mixtape
Mixtape
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Drumroll

Permanent
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MAC Work It Out Crystal Glaze Glosses

01/09

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

Flex Appeal

MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss ($22.00 for 0.41 oz.) is a muted, berry-tinted translucent base with barely-there pearl. It gave my lips a slightly darker, pinker look but did not add a lot of color or coverage. It had sheer coverage, which wasn’t buildable, that lasted for two hours. The consistency was smooth, jelly-like, and comfortable to wear. The formula was hydrating over time.

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. MAC recently released this formula in their Makeup Art Cosmetics collection, and it’s part of the upcoming Work It Out launch that debuts on Thursday.

However, only one of the six new, limited shades for Work It Out is described as sheer, and the formula runs sheer, which is where it falls the shortest. This formula is best for someone who likes tinted gloss that’s hydrating and non-sticky but not someone who wants noticeable coverage. I’ll definitely check back on the official description (to see if it changes) when these officially launch, though.

MAC Crystal Glaze Gloss Flex Appeal
8.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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Love Your Body

Limited Edition
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Nice Cheeks

Limited Edition
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Oh My Lunge

Limited Edition
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Ripped

Limited Edition
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Sixxx Pack

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek Groupie & Backstage Foiled Lip Glosses

01/06

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss

Groupie

Makeup Geek Groupie Foiled Lip Gloss ($15.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pinky-red with bright, fuchsia pearl. It had medium, buildable coverage that was mostly opaque after two layers. The consistency was thicker but not heavy, so a second layer was still comfortable and did not get goopy. The color went on beautifully with smooth, even coverage that lasted for six hours.

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 Groupie
Groupie
Groupie
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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B+
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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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Foodie

Limited Edition
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Barista

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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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