MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

There are six shades of MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) in the upcoming Moody Blooms collection. The formula has a light-medium weight to it, is quite slippery with some hydration. Some shades are more pigmented than others, and the coverage can be very smooth and glossy or more splotchy with darker shades.

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MAC Moody Blooms Sheen Supreme Lipsticks
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Lust Extract
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Melt Cosmetics Space Cake, Stupid Love, Summer! Lipsticks

This review features the other three shades of Melt Cosmetics Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.16 oz.) that I purchased. You can see the first three here as well as get a more in-depth review of the formula. To summarize, the issue with these is really the consistency is quite dry, which means the lipstick tugs and drags on the lips as you apply it. They are somewhat drying on me, though they aren’t as drying as you might expect given their texture. The lighter shades tend to “crack” over time and gather into lip lines as they wear down, though the formula wears quite long in general but will leave a strong stain behind. Removal is somewhat challenging, and I’d recommend busting out your industrial-strength remover and several cotton pads. The formula has a sweet, vanilla scent that almost gets tropical-like, but it can smell and taste like play-doh at times.

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Melt Cosmetics Space Cake Lipstick
Melt Cosmetics Lipstick Space Cake
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Permanent
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Round-up: Givenchy Le Rouge Lipsticks — New for 2014 Shades

Recently, there were twelve shades added to the Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) line-up. I’ve now finished reviewing them, so here’s a look at all of them together. You can see reviews for all shades, past and present, here. You can compare swatches, both on skin and on lips, for all shades in the Swatch Gallery as well–or further sort by color or undertone.

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Givenchy Le Rouge -- New for 2014 Shades

Givenchy Corail Decollete, Rouge Egerie, Corail Signature Le Rouge Lipsticks

Last up, three new coral shades in the Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) formula. It’s a very creamy, lightweight, long-wearing lipstick that is hydrating, comfortable to wear, rose-scented, and is typically very pigmented. Some of the lighter shades don’t apply quite as flawlessly as medium and dark shades, but they’re particularly flattering on lips as they make lips appear smoother.

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Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) Le Rouge
Givenchy Le Rouge Corail Decollete (303)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%
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Givenchy Brun Vintage, Rose Boudoir, Nude Guipure Le Rouge Lipsticks

Here are three of the new mid-tone, pink-hued shades of Givenchy Le Rouge ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) that recently released. The Le Rouge formula is lightweight, creamy, pigmented, hydrating, and fairly long-wearing, though some of the lighter shades tend to be less flawleess in application and can wear closer to average in wear time. They have a rose scent but no discernible taste.

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Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) Le Rouge
Givenchy Le Rouge Brun Vintage (105)
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
97%
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Melt Cosmetics By Starlight, Darling, Shady Lady Lipsticks

Melt Cosmetics Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.16 oz.) is supposed to have an “ultra-matte texture” and otherwise encompass “perfect lipsticks.” The brand describes the scent as “vanilla cake,” and it has a sweet, vanilla scent, but it almost veers tropical fruit to me–it’s very sweet, noticeable when worn, but there’s a bit of a plastic-scent somewhere in the background, which might be why the taste is a bit like play-doh at times. Melt is known for some of the wilder colors, which are nearly always sold out (I gave up trying to catch ’em available, so I bought shades from what was available–would have loved to check out their teal/blue shades). The good: they’re long-wearing, richly pigmented, and when they apply right, they look great. The bad: they’re slightly to somewhat drying, lighter shades pull into lip lines as they wear away, difficult to remove, unforgiving when applied, and tug at the lip. The texture is drier and therefore somewhat stiff, though I will say that despite the dryness, darker shades still applied fairly evenly and ended up looking good. I would recommend applying with a lip brush to maximize the results with these, but you’ll have to do some layering to get the same opacity as you would straight from the tube. As they are really long-wearing and cling on to lips, absolutely use something oil-based to break down the color and a have a few cotton pads (or similar) on hand, but removal may still be a little more difficult. They all stain and persist for a few hours after removal, which you may love or not.

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Melt Cosmetics Lipstick
Melt Cosmetics Lipstick By Starlight
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Permanent
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