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Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

01/07

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Bestie Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Bestie

Tarte Bestie Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy pink with strong, warm brown udnertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on smoothly and evenly, though it looked a little streaky initially–but it seemed to self-level and dry down to a streak-free finish.

The Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint (whew! that’s a mouthful) is supposed to have full coverage, matte finish, be kiss-proof, and lasts “all day.” Most of their claims are accurate; it had good pigmentation, was matte, and didn’t transfer, though it only wore for five and a half hours, so it’s not the most long-wearing lipsticks I’ve come across (particularly when it comes to liquid lipstick formulas). It was lightly drying, and it had a softer, more natural feel on the lips that wasn’t as prone to cracking or weighing lips down.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Bestie
Bestie
Bestie
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Tom Ford Make Me Lip Contour Duo

01/07

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo

Make Me (08)

Tom Ford Make Me (08) Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up “Lip Shaper,” where the lip color hides in the base of the component. The duo features a deeper, muted plum with warmer undertones and a lighter, cooler plum lip pencil (I don’t think they match that well, actually).

The Lip Shaper is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duo; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six-hour wear time, but the Lip Shaper formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the Lip Shapers as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Contour Duo Make Me (08)
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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MAC x Mariah Carey I Get So OOC Lipstick & New Ombre Lip Pencil

01/06

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick

I Get So OOC

MAC I Get So OOC Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and gold, red, and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The consistency was soft, lightly emollient, and didn’t tug on the lips when applied directly from the tube. The color lasted for four hours on me.

MAC Lipstick I Get So OOC
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Tom Ford Nicholas, Ryan, Inigo, Jon, Elliot Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Nicholas

Tom Ford Nicholas Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very deep red–almost burgundy–with a semi-matte finish. This shade was one of the most matte finishes in the line-up. It had mostly opaque coverage with a firmer texture, but it did not drag or pull on the lips–it was just creamy enough not to do so. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it left behind a strong stain. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating to me.

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color Nicholas
Nicholas
Nicholas
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Ryan

Permanent
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Inigo

Permanent
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C+

Jon

Permanent
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A-

Elliot

Permanent
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Tom Ford A/W ’16 Lip Contour Duo

01/04

Tom Ford Beauty A/W '16 Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty A/W '16 Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty A/W '16 Lip Contour Duo

Tom Ford Beauty A/W '16 Lip Contour Duo

A/W '16

Tom Ford A/W ’16 Lip Contour Duo ($53.00 for 0.08 oz.) contains a slim lip color with a twist-up “Lip Shaper,” where the lip color hides in the base of the component. The duo has a very light beige lipstick paired with a very light beige lip pencil (with sparkle), and the two are very similar in color and undertone.

The Lip Shaper is designed for enhancing and defining the lips, and it can be used to shape or “create an ombre effect” to the lips, while the lip color is supposed to be full coverage. Sadly, I really like the lip color formula in the duo; it’s very creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear with four to six-hour wear time, but the Lip Shaper formulation left a lot to be desired. I struggled with using the Lip Shapers as they often broke on me, as they were quite brittle, and the majority were very dry, so they tugged and dragged on the lips. They also had bits of sparkle, which did not work well for defining the edge of the lips nor did it work out for filling in the lips.

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Contour Duo A/W '16
A/W '16
A/W '16
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
69%
Total

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Tom Ford Thomas, Christopher, Ben, Evan Lips & Boys Lip Colors

01/06

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color

Thomas

Tom Ford Thomas Lips & Boys Lip Color ($36.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was rich and covered the lips with smooth, opaque color. The texture was less forgiving compared to other shades in the range, which I expect is partially due to the more matte finish, and it seemed more prone to making my lip lines apparent. It lasted for just over five hours, left a subtle stain behind, but some of the color seemed to gather in my lip lines over time.

Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color Thomas
Thomas
Thomas
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Ben

Permanent
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Evan

Permanent
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