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Kat Von D Echo & Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Echo Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “satin navy blue.” It’s a muted, navy blue with a purple-leaning and strong, cool undertones with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a more difficult application, as it can be streaky to work with. It’s a stunning shade on, but it requires work, and at least two layers of product. Once on, the color lasted for almost eight hours with minimal fading/breakdown, though it felt a little drying after six hours for me. MAC Matte Royal (P, $16.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Witches Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “pitch black.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly (though room for improvement!) and was easy enough to apply. I would recommend going back in and touching-up areas that need a little more product while it is still in the drying phase. I loved how this looked on the lips, though; it wasn’t a totally flat matte on, and it is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I have. The color wore for eight and a half hours with little breakdown and started to feel drying at the sixth hour. Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier. Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less pigmented, lower quality. MAC Hautecore (LE, $16.00) is glossier. NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile. Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage). It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Echo
Echo
Echo
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Witches
Witches
Witches
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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MAC Style Maven Face Kit

MAC Style Maven Face Kit
MAC Style Maven Face Kit

MAC Style Maven Face Kit ($49.50 for 0.43 oz.) includes six eyeshadows, two blushes, and two lipsticks. It’s a cooler-toned, more purple-based palette. The eyeshadows are disappointing, while the blushes were decent. The lipsticks are okay, but they have a thinner consistency that makes them feel clingier applied (and Girl About Town lost some of its depth). Over the last few years, MAC palettes like these have typically been bigger disappointments, and unfortunately, this year’s Nordstrom exclusives haven’t broken that cycle.

Girls Do Blush is described as a “mauve plum.” It’s a dusty, muted, purple-plum with cooler undertones and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage with a texture that was a smidgen powdery, but it sat well on the skin and was blendable. The color wore for eight hours. Urban Decay Rapture (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter. theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Crazed Imagination (LE, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is warmer. Chanel Rose Temptation (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery. bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shy One is described as a “mid-tone tan.” It’s a muted, medium peach-beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was on the powdery side, but it didn’t look powdery on the skin and blended out nicely. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / View dupes side-by-side.

Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag is described as a “deep navy.” It’s a blackened purple with a hint of blue and satin finish. It was dry, firm, uneven, difficult to blend out, and had sheer coverage. Applied, the color lasted for seven hours, so I guess there was a pro. Colour Pop Rex (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Sephora + Pantone Universe Moonlight Blue (LE, ) is less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight (LE, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Occupy (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Shaken Not Stirred (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Heavy Metal (P, $16.00) is cooler. theBalm #5 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Apparition (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter. compare dupes side-by-side.

Malt is described as a “soft pinkish beige.” It’s a softened, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish, but it doesn’t look anything like the permanent version, which has a pinky tone to it overall. Since it’s pretty different, I don’t want to muck-up the official list of dupes for the permanent version, but here’s a link that’ll show you similar shades to the one in this palette. The texture was firmer and harder to blend out, and it lasted for seven hours on me.

Nearing Dark is described as a “purple plum.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It suffered from a very firm press that made it difficult to get more than sheer coverage out of it, and it was a challenge to work with. Once on, even though it looked pretty ragged, it lasted for seven hours. Dior Dulcinee #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Tarina Tarantino Poppycock (LE, ) is darker, brighter. theBalm rem (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Hoodoo (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented. Chanel Campanule (107) (LE, $34.00) is darker, more pigmented. Sephora Collection Getaway (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker. Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler.See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Performance Art is described as a “sterling silver.” It’s a gold-shimmered, pinky-mauve with a frosted sheen. This version in the palette is dominated by the gold shimmer, which gives it a more pinky-beige kind of coloring (it’s no “sterling silver” though). It had so-so pigmentation with a smooth but firm texture. It wore for almost even hours. Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, lighter. Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) (P, $38.00) is darker. Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer, better quality. bareMinerals Catch Me If (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Make a Mauve (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is lighter. MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. View dupes side-by-side.

Shadowy Lady is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a very dark, blackened eggplant with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade is part of the permanent range, and its permanent counterpart isn’t exactly the best eyeshadow on the market, but its iterations in palettes is so bad sometimes–including this time. It skips, drags, adheres unevenly, doesn’t blend, and has really shoddy pigmentation. Whatever I manage to get onto the lid wears for seven hours, but it looks terrible. Smashbox Aubergine (P, ) is lighter. MAC Black Plum (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE, ) is lighter, more muted. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker. LORAC Nude #7 (LE, ) is cooler. Chanel Pulsion (112) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler. bareMinerals Ensemble (LE, ) is darker. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler. theBalm Presto (P, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Charming (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #4 (P, ) is warmer. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is brighter. theBalm #27 (P, $6.50) is lighter. theBalm Matt Batali (LE, $16.00) is brighter. MAC Graphology (DC, $16.00) is darker, more pigmented. / View dupes side-by-side.

Sweet Allure is described as a “light pearl beige.” It’s a light, pink-tinged white-beige with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture (hey, there’s one in every palette!). It wore well for eight hours before fading. Buxom Cocker Spaniel (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Sellout (P, $18.00) is warmer. theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is lighter, brighter. Dior Pastel Fontanges #5 (LE, ) is lighter. Ulta Pink (P, $10.00) is lighter. theBalm #14 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. Chanel Tisse Venitien #2 (P, ) is less shimmery. Stila Rose Quartz (P, ) is warmer. Dior Trafalgar #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Blush (LE, ) is more shimmery. Hello Kitty Friendship (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Whisper Pink (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery. View dupes side-by-side.

Naked Dream is described as a “mid-tone pinky nude.” It’s a light-medium, muted pink with subtle warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on evenly with some emphasis of the natural lip lines. It wore well for four hours but was slightly drying over time. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Dusk (P, $50.00) is darker. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Boca (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Love Happens (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Flynn (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Sable (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $16.00) is cooler, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Girl About Town is described as a “bright blue fuchsia.” It’s a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. The permanent version of this has a lot more pigmentation and depth, and the finish is more luminous. This version wore for four and a half hours and left a stain behind but was on the drying side. Urban Decay Menace (P, $22.00) is darker. MAC Tats (LE, $16.00) is cooler, more muted. Clinique Punch Pop (P, $18.00) is brighter, glossier, lighter. MAC Hollywood Cerise (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is brighter, lighter, cooler. MAC Impassioned (P, $16.00) is less glossy, darker, warmer. MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, glossier, brighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is cooler. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, less pigmented, glossier. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy, more pigmented, more shimmery, glossier, brighter. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is darker. View dupes side-by-side.

MAC Face Kit Style Maven
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
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Urban Decay Backtalk & Carnal Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Backtalk Matte Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Backtalk Matte Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Backtalk Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte mauve-nude pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. On me, it leans a little warm against my undertones, but it looks more cool-toned in the tube (to my eye). It had full color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly as the consistency was creamy and glided across the lips without dragging. This shade lasted for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Mehr (P, $16.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is darker, glossier. Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is warmer. NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is glossier. NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Colour Pop Squeeze (LE, $5.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Addison (LE, $32.00) is lighter. Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Carnal Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte medium warn nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark orange-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color without dragging during application. The consistency was comfortable while the color lasted for seven hours on me. Maybelline Maple Kiss (925) (P, $7.49) is brighter, glossier. MAC Persistence (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. NARS Femme Fleur (LE, $26.00) is brighter. Maybelline Clay Crush (P, $7.99) is lighter. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is warmer. MAC Mocha (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Both of these shades will be exclusive to UrbanDecay.com and freestanding Urban Decay stores beginning mid-August.

Formula Summary | Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new formula releasing on July 8th (later for retailers). There are eleven shades in the range with two exclusive to Urban Decay’s website and freestanding stores. The formula is supposed to be smooth, pigmented, creamy, and “provide long-lasting moisture.” It’s a very pigmented, semi-matte to natural finish formula that wears a really, really long time and wears away evenly without bleeding or feathering. My only issue with these is that they’re more of a satin finish than a true matte one, but if that’s not a deal-breaker, they’re worth checking out. I was extremely impressed by how long-wearing the formula was without being drying. I could wear a shade from 9AM to 9PM and not once think, “I really wish I could apply lip balm.” Some shades have more slip than others, and as a result, the ones with more slip have a more satin-like sheen to them, while a couple were less creamy and applied with more of a semi-matte finish from the get-go. Most shades wore down to a traditional matte (but not liquid lipstick flat-matte finish) within an hour to two of wear. The texture is significantly less creamy with a lot less slip compared to the Sheer Revolution and original Revolution formulas, which have a much more luminous sheen with a slight tackiness to the texture, whereas these have no tackiness and a more velvety feel (they remind me of NARS Audacious Lipsticks in that respect). These hug the lips more as a result but surprisingly, they’re very comfortable to wear. What’s particularly nice is that the texture has some creaminess and weight to it, so while it can transfer onto cups and the like, there’s so much of it that it doesn’t wear away the color, and you can also smooth out any smudges if you dabbed with a napkin. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Backtalk
Backtalk
Backtalk
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Carnal
Carnal
Carnal
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Kat Von D Noble & Bow ‘n’ Arrow Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Noble Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “petal pink nude.” It’s a brightened, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but it was one of the harder-to-apply shades in the range. It was sheerer and thinner, so it was prone to streaking, but the formula would allow for you to apply a second coat to get better coverage out of it (and probably minimize some of the streaking). The color lasted for almost six hours, but it had more noticeably faded from the center after four hours for me, so it doesn’t fade as evenly as you’d like (especially with a lighter/brighter shade such as this one). It was slightly drying after four hours of wear. Burberry Pink Apricot (301) (P, $30.00) is darker, glossier. Melt Cosmetics Summer! (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. MAC Riot House (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Pure Hollywood (P, $20.00) is cooler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lament (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Maybelline Daringly Nude (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Bow ‘n’ Arrow Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is described as a “fawn nude.” It’s a muted, medium-dark beige-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and an ultra matte finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly. It was soft when dried, and it didn’t “crack” or look split down the lip lines after it dried down. The drying time was a little faster than many other shades I’ve tried from the formula. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me with little breakdown but was slightly drying after the fifth hour of wear. MAC Velvet Teddy (P, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. Burberry Antique Pink (303) (P, $30.00) is cooler, glossier. MAC Nude (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. MAC Whirl (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Stone (P, $16.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a “long-wear, full coverage liquid lipstick with a smooth, matte finish.” Of the liquid lipsticks on the market that go and have a full dry-down, Kat Von D’s formula remains my favorite, as it is the easiest to apply with the kindest learning curve and lasts awhile. Some shades are more drying than others, but typically they don’t get drying until after five to six hours of wear. They often wear anywhere from six to ten hours, depending on what you’ve had to eat or drink during the day. This formula is thin but not watery, has a longer dry down than most liquid lipsticks (but I noticed some of the newer shades dried to a mostly dry finish faster), and layers better than most (you can touch-up or add a second layer for more coverage). It takes about a minute for it to mostly set, but it will remain a little tacky in places for up to three minutes so you’ll want to avoid pressing your lips together if it doesn’t seem totally dry initially. There isn’t a noticeable scent or taste. If you don’t mind the trade-off between very long, near-pristine wear and being drying, it’s worth checking out. As a bonus, these also come with one of the most generous amounts of products within the realm of liquid lipsticks!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Noble
Noble
Noble
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Bow 'n' Arrow
Bow 'n' Arrow
Bow 'n' Arrow
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Bite Beauty Sugared Maple & Warmed Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks
Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipsticks

Bite Beauty Sugared Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, berry-plum with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed to have a very, very light dusting of fine pearl, but it was so subtle, I thought I might be imagining it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a thinner, more slippery consistency compared to other shades in the launch. It didn’t slide around as much as it could have, so it looked mostly even. The color lasted for six and a half hours and was lightly hydrating–but again, not at all matte (not even satin). Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less glossy. Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is warmer. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is less glossy. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC What Joy (LE, $16.00) is warmer. YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (LE, $30.00) is lighter, more muted, less glossy. Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bite Beauty Warmed Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($28.00 CDN for 0.15 oz.) is a brightened, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones and a satiny sheen. It was one of the more “matte” shades in the collection of five, though it isn’t truly matte. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single stroke, while the texture was creamy, light-medium in weight and thickness, and very comfortable to wear. The formula was hydrating over the five and a half hours this shade lasted. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Morange (P, $16.00) is lighter. Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker. Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is less glossy. Urban Decay Bang (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Tomango (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. NARS Geraldine (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy. Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. NARS Iberico (LE, $25.00) is less glossy. MAC Love Feeling (LE, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented. Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Neon Orange (LE, $16.00) is darker, less glossy. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bite Beauty Maple Matte Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to leave a “velvet, soft focus finish” with “highly pigmented, moisturizing wearable color” that is also “longwearing.” If you’re not a fan of mattes, don’t fret, these aren’t really matte (and if you’re a fan of matte, you might want to keep looking). There are five shades, and all of them have a satin or glossier finish (two are pretty glossy). The glossier the shade, the more poorly it applied with streaky, uneven coverage that was prone to feathering along the edges of the natural lip, while the more satiny shades were more pigmented with more even application and longer, better wear. On me, I found the formula to be lightly to moderately hydrating with wear ranging between four and seven hours. The formula has a sweet, maple scent with a very subtle, almost sweet taste. These are exclusive to Canada.

P.S. — Big thanks to Julie over at Swatch & Review for helping me buy these! 🙂

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lipstick Sugared Maple
B

Limited Edition

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lipstick Warmed Maple
Warmed Maple
Warmed Maple
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio
Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio ($25.00 for 0.30 oz.) includes three shades of jumbo-sized lip pencils that twist-up. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-hydrating” with “shiny color,” and it’s pretty much tinted lip balm. I believe this is the first time I’ve tried this formula, but I enjoyed them overall. They have sheer to semi-sheer that’s buildable, wears three to four hours, and is hydrating over time. I like that they twist-up, so you don’t have to worry about wasting product when sharpening. The texture is lightweight with moderate slip, so their biggest downfall is that they don’t always look perfectly even. The formula is vanilla-scented but the scent didn’t linger or translate into a taste for me. Dragon Fruit Sorbet and Mango Sorbet are both available as permanent singles, while I didn’t see Fig Prosecco on Laura Geller’s website, and they retail for $16 as a standalone formula (so the kit is worth $48).

Fig Prosecco is a softened, peachy-brown with warm undertones and very fine, golden peach pearl. It had semi-opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly while hydrating the lips over the three and a half hours it lasted. Guerlain Gracieuse (DC, $51.00) is darker. MAC Posh Tone (P, $22.00) is less shimmery. NARS Peloponnese (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter, less glossy. shu uemura OB Dream Orange (LE, $30.00) is glossier. Maybelline Stormy Sahara (945) (P, $7.49) is less shimmery. Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Hepburn Honey (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter. bareMinerals Fall in Love (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Mango Sorbet is a muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a glossy sheen. It had sheer coverage that gave lips more of a tinted/stained appearance, while the glossier finish made lips appear plumper. It wore well for three hours but was hydrating over time. MAC Play It Soft (LE, $20.00) is cooler. Estee Lauder Charmed (P, $30.00) is more pigmented. Estee Lauder Surreal Sun (P, $30.00) is brighter, more pigmented. Givenchy Corail Decollete (206) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. MAC Call the Hairdresser! (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. NYX Haute Melon (P, $4.00) is more pigmented. Chanel Boheme (91) (P, $35.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Dragon Fruit Sorbet is a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that applied easily without dragging. There was a little extra slip to this one, so it seemed to show “lines” if you pressed your lips together (I’d recommend applying a little less and pressing lips together to check). It wore well for almost four hours on me and was moisturizing while worn. MAC Glamorized (LE, $20.00) is lighter. Chanel Jean (454) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is more pigmented, less glossy. MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Laura Geller Love Me Dew Moisturizing Lip Crayon Trio Nordstrom Anniversary Exclusive (2015)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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