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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
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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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NARS Bettina, Intriguing, Walkyrie Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Bettina

NARS Bettina Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is soft, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl “matte” finish. It had the flat, shine-free look of a true matte finish but definitely had shimmer. It had medium coverage, which was somewhat buildable, that applied without tugging or dragging on the lips. The texture felt thinner and a bit clingy on my lips, and I found the formula somewhat drying over the four hours it lasted.

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 Bettina
Bettina

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NARS 413 BLKR, Let’s Go Crazy, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

413 BLKR

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a fine, lavender pearl. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied evenly across the lips. The lip pencil felt smooth, velvety, and glided on without dragging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly drying after five hours of wear. There was a faint fuchsia stain left 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 413 BLKR
413 BLKR

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MAC Work It Out Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick

Bi-ceptual

MAC Bi-ceptual Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium peachy beige with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and, despite its lightness in color, did not pull into my lip lines much! It was a Lustre finish, so the coverage level was expected to be sheerer. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had enough slip not to drag when I applied it from the tube. It wore well for two hours and was non-drying.

MAC Lipstick Bi-ceptual
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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NARS Train Bleu & Unspoken Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Train Bleu

NARS Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is deep, purpled berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The consistency was velvety, smooth without being emollient, and glided on easily. The lip color could have sat a bit better on lips, but it lasted for six hours and was just a touch drying overall.

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 Train Bleu
Train Bleu

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