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MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder & Dua Lippa Cremesheen Glass

01/08

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Pressed Powder

Justine Skye

MAC Justine Skye Iridescent Powder ($27.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of lavender sparkle and fine pearl shimmer. The Iridescent Powder is supposed to give a “hint of soft purple for cheeks with a shimmering pink pearl sheen” that has “buildable coverage” and is “long-wearing.” The consistency was incredibly dense–firmly packed and required a denser brush or slight jabbing motions to get enough product onto the brush. The denser texture made it harder to blend out on the skin as the product tended to go on unevenly, so it took more work to diffuse the color evenly across the cheeks. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

This product will release April 13th, but it is available for pre-order now.

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder Justine Skye
Justine Skye
Justine Skye
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

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B

Dua Lipa

Limited Edition
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MAC x Min Liu Lipglasses

01/09

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass

Fortune Red

MAC Fortune Red Lipglass ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had medium to semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that went on evenly and didn’t gather in my lip lines. The consistency was thinner than the average Lipglass, which I expect was partially due to the packaging have a tighter opening that made it so less product was on the doe-foot applicator. It was still moderately tacky as the Lipglass formula typically is. The gloss lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

MAC Lipglass Fortune Red
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

Chanel Fragola, Confusion, Caractere Rouge Coco Glosses

01/06

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss

Fragola

Chanel Fragola Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is muted, medium coral-red with warm undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on decently, but it could have been a touch more even. The gloss felt very smooth, gel-like, and plush on the lips. This shade lasted for three hours and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is hydrating over time. There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip. I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Fragola
Fragola
Fragola
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B
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Smashbox Girl, Please, Brick Trick, Bad Apple, Crush It Be Legendary Liquid Lip

01/08

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Girl, Please

Smashbox Girl, Please Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is medium-dark brown with strong, warm undertones and very fine peach pearl. It had opaque color coverage in one coat, as described, and the color spread evenly across the lips without streaking. There was noticeable color in my lip lines when I looked up-close, though it was less apparent at a full view as the finish was quite shiny. This shade wore well for five and a half hours on me and was somewhat hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “the full coverage a lipstick” with “the high shine of a gloss” in “a single coat” and is available in two finishes (metallic and vinyl). To me, it felt more like a gloss than a lipstick overall, as it had the plushness and glossiness I’d associate with a gloss. The coverage was typically mostly opaque to fully opaque across the range, and they went on fairly evenly and smoothly. I noticed that a lot of shades emphasized the lines on my lips up-close, but I couldn’t tell just looking in a regular mirror, as there was such a strong shine. The wear ranged from five to seven hours, which I suspect is partially due to the slightly thicker, moderately tacky texture.

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Girl, Please
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Chanel Melted Honey, Noce Moscara, Caresse Rouge Coco Glosses

01/06

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss

Melted Honey

Chanel Melted Honey Rouge Coco Gloss ($30.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a light gold with light gold and medium gold pearl. The base color of the gloss had semi-sheer coverage that lightened and warmed up my natural lip color. For such a light shade, it actually applied rather evenly and had just a smidgen of settling on my lower lip. The texture was smooth, comfortable to wear, and hydrating with just a touch of tackiness. It lasted for three hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “intense shine, hydration” with a “gel-like texture” with shades that vary from “sheer to opaque” in coverage. The consistency has a smooth, lightweight texture that can feel more like a gel-like texture with some of the sheerer shades and more like a cream and gel hybrid with more opaque shades. It’s a formula that’s comfortable to wear with light tackiness that lasts anywhere from two to four hours and is hydrating over time. There was a strong, mirror-like shine across the shades that was very reminiscent of the prior Glossimer formula. There was a faint floral scent, and with some shades, I got a subtle taste of perfume. The doe foot applicator was more unique (at least, to me) with a very curved edge that was great for my bottom lip while flipping it gave me a more paddle-shaped edge that worked better for my top lip. I would love to see Chanel introduce color descriptions on their retail website, especially for a formula like this where there can be such a huge difference in pigmentation (and finish) from one shade to the next that isn’t obvious from a product photo.

Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss Melted Honey
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Caresse

Limited Edition
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Smashbox Pink Drank, Rose B4 Bros, Bad B, Mauve Wife Be Legendary Liquid Lip

01/08

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Pink Drank

Smashbox Pink Drank Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth-feeling gloss that spread comfortably across the lips. It applied fairly evenly with almost no streaking, but there was a bit of color that gathered in my lip lines. The texture was light-medium in thickness, not heavy, and moderately tacky. The hybrid lipstick/lipgloss lasted for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “the full coverage a lipstick” with “the high shine of a gloss” in “a single coat” and is available in two finishes (metallic and vinyl). To me, it felt more like a gloss than a lipstick overall, as it had the plushness and glossiness I’d associate with a gloss. The coverage was typically mostly opaque to fully opaque across the range, and they went on fairly evenly and smoothly. I noticed that a lot of shades emphasized the lines on my lips up-close, but I couldn’t tell just looking in a regular mirror, as there was such a strong shine. The wear ranged from five to seven hours, which I suspect is partially due to the slightly thicker, moderately tacky texture.

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip Pink Drank
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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