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LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

01/03

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection Lipstick Collection

Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection

LORAC Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection ($36.00 for 0.55 oz.) includes five, full-sized lipsticks in hues of pink, coral, and red. The MOD Cream formula is described as a “creamy, moderate coverage” lipstick. I, on the other hand, would describe the MOD Cream formula has a highly pigmented, creamy, and luminous lipstick with wear that varied from three and a half hours to six hours that was hydrating and comfortable to wear. The big “downside” was that the pigmentation was typically nearly opaque and only one shade was actually “moderate coverage.”

LORAC Lipstick Collection Beauty and the Beast Lipstick Collection
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

True Beauty

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A

Red Rose

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B+

Belle-ieve

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B+

Tres Chic

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B-

Savoir Faire

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NYX Temptress, Audrey, Natural Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick

Temptress

NYX Temptress Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. This shade had a stronger white base, which seemed to make the lipstick appear lighter on the lips than initially swatched or in the tube. The texture was lightly creamy, comfortable to apply, and did not slide around over time. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly with just a bit of color that settled into my lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. This shade lasted for four hours and was non-drying.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Temptress
Temptress
Temptress
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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B+

Audrey

Permanent
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B+

Natural

Permanent
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Bite Cava Multistick

01/08

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick

Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Multistick ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, creamy, and velvety feel that glided across the lips and skin easily. As a cheek color, whether dabbed on or used with a brush to apply, it had buildable coverage from medium to opaque. If swiped directly from the tube, it had more opaque coverage. It felt lightweight as a cream blush, which lasted for almost ten hours on me, and as a lip product, it had a more powdery, thicker feel on the lips but was non-drying and stayed on for five hours. When I wore it as a cream eyeshadow, it had faint creasing within an hour and a half of wear.

It’s a new shade addition to the Multistick range, which I’ve reviewed extensively in the past (see this extensive overview). It is a cream formula that can be worn on eyes, lips, and face, and it is supposed to be “blendable, breathable, and buildable” with a “soft focus finish. The consistency is medium in thickness–more noticeably thick when used on the lips, as it is quite dense–and is quite blendable across the majority of shades. I really liked the formula as a cream blush, as it was blendable, buildable, and long-wearing. As a lip product, it was decent to good (the performance depended largely on the shade), and as an eye product, it was a total miss for me due to poor wear.

Bite Beauty Multistick Cava
Cava
Cava
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Givenchy Rouge Insomnie, Wanted Coral, Ultravioline Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks

01/06

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017)

Rouge Insomnie (12)

Givenchy Rouge Insomnie (12) Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage, though it was not full coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and felt comfortable to wear and was nicely moisturizing over time. The color wore well for six hours but feathered slightly along my upper lip line.

The formula is supposed to have “vibrant, satin color” with “long-lasting wear” and “absolute comfort.” The best part about the formula is that it is very hydrating, but the downside is shorter wear time (three to five hours) and a more balm-like texture that slides around and can be more high-maintenance with deeper shades. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade (based on the six I tried) from semi-opaque to opaque coverage. There was a sweet, floral scent and subtle taste (sometimes I noticed it, other times I did not).

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick (2017) Rouge Insomnie (12)
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Becca Topaz x Gilt, Amethyst x Geode, Pearl x Gold Liquid Crystal Glow Glosses

01/07

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss

Topaz x Gilt

Becca Topaz x Gilt Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss ($22.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and multi-colored pearl (mostly violet, teal, and gold). It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied evenly with a smooth, lightweight texture that just had a touch of tackiness to it. The gloss spread easily on my lips and sat well on them. It lasted for three hours and was hydrating.

Becca describes the formula as a “mix of unique pearls blended together to create a multi-dimensional finish” with “nourishing ingredients that leave lips lavishly soft and smooth” and a “luxurious coconut and vanilla scent.” They can be worn alone or applied on top of other lip colors for shine/shimmer, but the brand did not seem to make any more specific claims with respect to pigmentation–given that they are supposed to be worn on top of products but could be worn alone, I am expecting semi-sheer to medium coverage.

In general, the formula is more like a sheer to semi-sheer gloss with moderate pearl, sometimes with more nuance and other times was more like a traditional, shimmery gloss. The formula was lightweight, thin, lightly tacky, and comfortable to wear but only lasted two to three hours. For most of the shades, I detected the scent throughout the wear but only tasted soapiness with one (Topaz x Gilt). The glosses were less shifting in their shimmer/pearl as they were just sparkly and mirror-like in shine.

Becca Liquid Crystal Glow Gloss Topaz x Gilt
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B-

Amethyst x Geode

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Pearl x Gold

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Burberry Lilac, Ruby, Black Cherry Lip Velvets

01/06

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet

Lilac (424)

Burberry Lilac (424) Lip Velvet Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is medium, fuchsia magenta with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color was good, though it wasn’t full coverage in a single stroke. The lipstick had a very smooth, velvety consistency that glided on with ease and applied even color across the lips. The richness of the hue itself helped to minimize the appearance of the color in my deeper lip lines. This shade wore well for six hours and left a subtle stain behind, while the formula seemed non-drying to me.

The formula is described as a “bold, full coverage” lipstick with a “creamy, soft-matte finish” that is “non-drying” and “comfortable.” The lipstick formula has a very velvety consistency–waxier than like a traditional cream, as it was thinner but never dragged on the lips–with good pigmentation that typically applied evenly. The one issue I experienced with most of the shades I tried (only six) was there was some color that had settled into my lip lines noticeably, whether shortly after applying or as the color wore. Most shades lasted four hours with some that lasted for six hours, and the formula was comfortable and non-drying.

Burberry Lip Velvet Lilac (424)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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