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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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NARS Belle de Jour, Bolero, Get Off Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Belle de Jour

NARS Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It looked a lot chalkier applied to my lips than it did on my arm (which isn’t uncommon with this type of color, in my experience). Though the actual texture did not feel dry and did not tug on my lips, it looked painfully dry–the color “split” at my lip lines and emphasized the natural texture of my lips. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage that lasted for four hours. It was moderately 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 Belle de Jour

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C-

Bolero

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Permanent
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Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

01/07

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

K-Dub

Kat Von D K-Dub Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, magenta purple with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had nearly opaque coverage in a single layer, and it took long enough to dry that adding extra product was doable (the swatch shows a single layer). The consistency was thin, fluid, and smooth without being watery, so I had no trouble controlling and spreading the product on my lips when it was wet. It dried down in two minutes and did not “crack” when I smiled. The color stayed on well for over eight hours and did not show any signs of uneven fading. The formula only started to feel drying after six and a half hours of wear.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick K-Dub
K-Dub
K-Dub
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

LORAC I Love Brunch Alter Ego Lipsticks

01/08

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstsick

Brunch Queen

LORAC Brunch Queen Alter Ego Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium lavender with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation–though not opaque–that applied evenly across the lips. The consistency was creamy, smooth, and had moderate slip, which gave the finish some shine. There was a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines but was less than I would have expected given the texture and lightness of the color. It wore well for three and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Alter Ego Lipstick formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “satin finish.” For pastels, the I Love Brunch shades are surprisingly good–they did not sink into lip lines as badly as most pastel-hued lip colors do (especially given how much slip these had) and applied fairly evenly. They weren’t perfect, but they were better than I would have expected.

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstsick Brunch Queen
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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