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Kat Von D Thunderstruck & Wizard Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Thunderstruck

Kat Von D Thunderstruck Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm, orange undertones and fine pink sparkle and larger gold glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage in a single layer, which was buildable semi-opaque coverage with a second layer (I felt a third layer started to feel thicker and uneven on the lips and was more prone to flaking off in chunks). The sheerer quality made it better for layering compared to some of the more pigmented shades in the range. This also had the least noticeable stain–slightly pinky but very subtle on my natural lip color. The texture was thin, almost watery, but it dried down quickly, though it could have applied a bit more evenly overall. It lasted for eight hours before fading too noticeably and needing a reapplication but did not feeling drying to me.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas.

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Thunderstruck
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
3.5
Longevity
4
Application
70%
Total

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Hourglass I’m Addicted, No One Knows, I’ve Kissed Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I'm Addicted Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I'm Addicted

Hourglass I’m Addicted Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, rosy undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was nearly opaque, and the lipstick applied the coverage evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being heavy or too emollient, and was easy to apply. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was lightly moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick I'm Addicted
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Anastasia Staunch, Spice, Kiss Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick

Staunch

Anastasia Staunch Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was good, though it was not opaque in a single layer. The texture was lightweight, creamier than other shades in the range but still a firmer, denser formula that tugged on the lips as I applied it. Luckily, the coverage remained even, despite the tugging, and it was comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted as the formula wasn’t drying.

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Anastasia Matte Lipstick Staunch
Staunch
Staunch
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Kat Von D Reverb & Satellite Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Reverb

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, cobalt blue with lighter blue and medium blue sparkle. This was one of the most pigmented shades in the line-up on its own–it was semi-opaque and had a very strong, deep stain that made it appear more opaque than it actually was. The texture was thin, almost watery as it applied, but it spread evenly across the lips and distributed both color and sparkle well. It managed to make it through a solid eight hours intact (one meal, two drinks) and then started to fade more noticeably from the center of my lips after a second meal.

After 14 hours of wear, I went to brush my teeth, and I typically rinse out by putting my hands together and gather water that way, and this resulted in all of the color running down my face like I was a living canvas of watercolor. There was minimal transfer during the day, and I didn’t notice any transfer on my glasses, but when I pressed my lips against the back of my hand or a napkin, more color came away. It started to feel a bit drying after eight hours of wear. When I removed it, there was still a residual stain that persisted for another 24 hours despite some vigorous scrubbing/removal–the reason I kept trying to get it off was that it had stained unevenly a bluish purple that ran in a horizontal line across my lips and then in large patches.

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas. I actually liked the formula quite a bit, but the 24-hour claim was specific.

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Reverb
Reverb
Reverb
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Hourglass Secretly, I Can’t Live Without, At Night Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Secretly

Hourglass Secretly Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had intense, full color payoff in a single layer, while the lipstick had a lightweight, creamy texture that applied evenly and glided effortlessly across the lips but still sat well, didling gather in my lip lines, and was comfortable to wear. This shade was still going strong after six hours of wear and was lightly moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Secretly
Secretly
Secretly
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Chanel Lost & Highway Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colours

01/08

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Lost

Chanel Lost Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a natural sheen. This particular shade seemed to apply (or at least, look) much lighter on my lips than swatched, and that might have had something to do with the medium coverage of the formula. It did not apply as well as I had hoped, as the color gathered in my lip lines and made my lips appear slightly more textured as a result. This shade wore well for three and a half hours but was comfortable to wear.

The formula is supposed to be a “long-lasting” liquid lipstick that “glides on like a gloss and sets with a luminous, velvet-like finish” and is hydrating. In my experience, they had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while the wear time was between four and six hours (about the same as similarly hued-lipsticks) but was comfortable to wear and definitely non-drying. What I liked most about the product was actually the applicator, which was very smooth and easy to work with on the lips, as it had enough flex to maneuver naturally across the lips and made it easy to get crisp lines on the edges with it.

These are not for someone who likes a truly matte, flat finish that wears all day long, doesn’t budge or transfer, because these never quite dry down. They take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes to “set” to a velvety finish–a light sheen but not glossy–and aren’t transfer-proof; I get closer to transfer-proof wear after several sips of coffee or blotting it down (which is true with the majority of lip products) but will not make it through a meal fully intact. They do reapply well, and they wear down evenly, so for someone who likes a semi-matte finish, longer wearing lip products, and finds traditional matte, liquid lipstick formulas too drying, these might be worth checking out. They are housed in a frosted glass tube with a glossy black cap and are lightly scented with rose (I’ll say it is subtler than usual for Chanel). All swatches were taken 30 minutes after initial application.

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour Lost
Lost
Lost
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

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