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Estee Lauder Dark Desire, Pink Parfait, Crystal Baby Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Dark Desire

Estee Lauder Dark Desire Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly on the lips. The lipstick was lightly creamy with enough slip to glide on without tugging but did not slide around once on. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. . It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Dark Desire

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Estee Lauder Naked Truth, Flash Nude, Languid Love Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Naked Truth

Estee Lauder Naked Truth Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with a golden, frosted shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without dragging. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, clingy without being drying or uncomfortable, and didn’t slide around. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on me and was moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Naked Truth

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Smashbox Crimson Chrome, Brains ‘n’ Bronze, Mauve Squad, Foiled Brat Be Legendary Liquid Lip

01/08

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip

Crimson Chrome

Smashbox Crimson Chrome Be Legendary Liquid Lip ($24.00 for 0.27 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium ruby red with fine, red pearl. The pearl was similar in tone compared to the base color, which gave it a stronger metallic sheen–it looked more foil-like than other shades. The consistency was smooth, not too thick or heavy but more substantial on the lips than your average gloss, with some tackiness. It was intensely pigmented with a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, though I did not notice that at a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was slightly 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 Crimson Chrome
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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NARS Cruella, Infatuated Red, Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Cruella

NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The texture was thin, velvety, and smooth enough to glide on without tugging on the lips but still appear flat and matte. This shade wore well for six hours, was somewhat drying, and left a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella
Cruella

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NARS Roman Holiday, Never Say Never, Sex Machine Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Roman Holiday

NARS Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium pin kwith subtle, cool undertones and a soft, pearl sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage. The color could have applied a bit more evenly, both in terms of overall texture as well as actual coverage. The texture felt smooth and velvety going on, so it was not uncomfortable to apply, but it felt thin and clingy while worn. It stayed on for three and a half hours and was somewhat drying.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Roman Holiday

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NARS Famous Red, Dragon Girl, Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Famous Red

NARS Famous Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a bright medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation–might be one of the more pigmented shades in the entire line–with a slightly thicker, creamier texture. It had more substance to it than a lot of the range, which felt thinner in comparison. The color wore well for over six hours and was non-drying on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Famous Red
Famous Red

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