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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Vice Lipsticks

01/06

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Abstract

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged. The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and comfortable to wear. There was some color that pulled into lip lines, though the coverage and shininess made it less apparent from a normal viewing distance. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Abstract
Abstract
Abstract
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

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Tarte Beach Waves, Boardwalk, Shades Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Beach Waves Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Beach Waves

Tarte Beach Waves Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery, and seemed to be thinner than other shades in the range, as it emphasized my lip texture a little bit. It was richly pigmented, and the color applied evenly and never tugged on the lips. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and was slightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Beach Waves
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Kat Von D Lovecraft, Malice, Miss Argentina Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Lovecraft

Kat Von D Lovecraft Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was thin without being watery, and it spread easily over the lips for even coverage. It dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t appear “cracked” when I smiled. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours and was lightly drying after six hours of wear.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Lovecraft
Lovecraft
Lovecraft
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Cle de Peau #237, 238, 239 Enriched Lip Luminizers

01/06

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill)

Golden Coral (237)

Cle de Peau Golden Coral (237) Enriched Lip Luminizer ($35.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque) with a creamy, smooth, and moderately emollient consistency. It applied evenly but had slight color that settled into some of my lip lines, though the glossier finish made that less apparent at a normal viewing distance. The color wore well for three hours and was moisturizing.

The Enriched Lip Luminizer formula is supposed to have “sheer color” with a “soft and silky formula that melts onto lips” that is “long-lasting” and hydrating. It’s a been a long-time favorite for luminous, hydrating, and comfortable lip colors. I feel like they make my lips look pillowy–soft, slightly plumper. The coverage ranges from semi-sheer to semi-opaque, while the texture is very balmy, creamy, and emollient. The wear varies from three to five hours, depending on the intensity of the shade. I find the formula very hydrating while worn but also after the color has worn away.

P.S. — Cle de Peau sells the Enriched Lip Luminizer as a Refill only for $35, and the case retails for $25.

Cle de Peau Enriched Lip Luminizer (Refill) Golden Coral (237)
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Tarte Berry Mojito, Yachting, High Dive Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Berry Mojito Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Berry Mojito

Tarte Berry Mojito Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a rich, reddish burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and barely-there pearl. The finish was glossier compared to most shades in the range, and I expect that was due to the higher amount of slip. While I didn’t personally experience feathering with the shade, this would be one that I’d recommend wearing with a lip liner if feathering is an issue for you. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which applied fairly evenly and smoothly across the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and left a stain behind while also being hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Berry Mojito
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Yachting

Permanent
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Tarte Colada, Siesta, 5 O’Clock Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Colada

Tarte Colada Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is muted, medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was shy of being full coverage, that went on evenly and smoothly. The lipstick was slightly more emollient than others in the range, and I had a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines as a result, though I did not feel it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only in the close-up photos). This shade wore nicely for five and a half hours and was hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Colada
Colada
Colada
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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