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Huda Beauty Shameless, Angelic, Ritzy Lip Strobes

01/06

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Shameless

Huda Shameless Lip Strobe ($18.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery brown with pink and copper pearl and larger sparkle. This was one of the few shades that had larger particles in it. The brand described it as having a sheer base, which I found to be true–the coverage came primarily from the amount of shimmer/sparkle rather than an actual base color. I could feel some of the sparkles occasionally, but it wasn’t rough or gritty. The gloss spread well across the lips and lasted for four hours on me. The formula felt hydrating while worn, too.

The Lip Strobe formula is supposed to be “sheer to full coverage” depending on the shade and can be worn “alone or layered.” Per the brand, the semi-sheer shades are: Posh, Enchanting, Ritzy, Snobby, Shameless (sheer base), Mystical, and the full-coverage shades are: Boujee, Saucey, Foxy, Fearless, Moody (Angelic’s coverage was not described). The formula has a lightweight feel, lightly creamy as it goes on initially but has a lightly tacky texture overall. The gloss spread well across the lips and had fairly even coverage with minimal settling. The wear ranged from four to five hours with a lightly moisturizing feel. There was a faint, sweet vanilla scent but tasted a bit soapy to me.

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Shameless
Shameless
Shameless
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Ritzy

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Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold, Copper, Titanium The Molten Lip Colors

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Rose Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a peachy coral with warm undertones and lots of fine, gold pearl (along with pink). I was surprised that it was not more pigmented in a single layer, and while buildable to a point, it did feel a little too heavy with a second layer and was more prone to sliding around so one layer was ultimately the most comfortable. It had medium pigmentation that covered the lips fairly evenly with a high-shine finish. The texture was light-medium in weight with light tackiness and a smidgen of color that pooled in my deepest lip line. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Titanium

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Jouer Sloane & Sunset High Pigment Lip Glosses

01/06

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss

Sloane

Jouer Sloane High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had a lightweight, thin consistency that was smooth and just creamy enough to spread easily across the lips but did not feel too slippery while worn. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly with very faint streaking along the edges from the applicator. There was a faint amount of product visible in my lip lines, though I did not detect it from a normal viewing distance. The gloss lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

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.

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss Sloane
Sloane
Sloane
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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B

Sunset

Permanent
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Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoats

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Cyber Opal

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a pale, pinkish white with fine pink and lavender pearl that shifts from pink to peachy-gold. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The gloss had a really milky quality to it, which made it prone to noticeable settling into every lip line I had, though the moderate shine and fine pearl helped distract from it when viewed at a normal distance. The consistency was light-medium in thickness–thicker than the average gloss but not goopy–with a slightly tacky texture. It was one of the lighter-weight glosses that have come out in the metallic finish lately.

The formula is described as a “comfortable long-wearing topcoat that compliments any lipstick color” that can “also be worn alone.” It lasted for four hours on me, which wasn’t terrible but not beyond the average gloss. The lipgloss did feel comfortable on as it was moderately hydrating. I would recommend dabbing it onto the center of lips over another lip color but using far less than a single pull of product as the base is too opaque and white-based to work well over a lot of other products (causes them to streak or become uneven and dramatically alters the color).

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoat Cyber Opal
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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B+

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection Lip Gloss Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection ($34.00 for 0.90 fl. oz.) includes five, full-sized lipglosses in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Lip Gloss formula is described as a “non-tacky, moderate-shine gloss.” The brand made no specific claims with respect to pigmentation level, though they stated that the glosses could be used on top of the lipsticks also released in this collection. Lipgloss is typically not opaque and on average, falls somewhere in the middle–some pigmentation/coverage so they can be worn alone but not full coverage, which the standard I held these glosses up to. The coverage varied from sheer to medium with moderate, noticeable shine with a smooth, non-sticky texture. While they were comfortable to wear, they wore away quickly and would need very regular reapplication.

LORAC Lip Gloss Collection Beauty and the Beast Lip Gloss Collection
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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B-

True Beauty

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Red Rose

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Belle-ieve

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Tres Chic

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B

Savoir Faire

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Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini, Opal x Jade, Rose Quartz x Seashell Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses

01/07

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Champagne Dream x Bellini

Becca Champagne Dream x Bellini Crystal Glow Gloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and flecks of gold, green, and pink pearl. This one was one of the more “shifting” shades in the range, as it sometimes appeared warmer and golder and pinker and peachier at other times. The base had a milky quality to it, so there was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines, though the shiny, sparkly finish made this less noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly and lasted for two and a half hours. The formula was moisturizing while worn.

Becca describes the formula as a “mix of unique pearls blended together to create a multi-dimensional finish” with “nourishing ingredients that leave lips lavishly soft and smooth” and a “luxurious coconut and vanilla scent.” They can be worn alone or applied on top of other lip colors for shine/shimmer, but the brand did not seem to make any more specific claims with respect to pigmentation–given that they are supposed to be worn on top of products but could be worn alone, I am expecting semi-sheer to medium coverage.

In general, the formula is more like a sheer to semi-sheer gloss with moderate pearl, sometimes with more nuance and other times was more like a traditional, shimmery gloss. The formula was lightweight, thin, lightly tacky, and comfortable to wear but only lasted two to three hours. For most of the shades, I detected the scent throughout the wear but only tasted soapiness with one (Topaz x Gilt). The glosses were less shifting in their shimmer/pearl as they were just sparkly and mirror-like in shine.

Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss Champagne Dream x Bellini
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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B-

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