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Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

01/11

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Vol. 1

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette ($48.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes 13 distinct hades along with 5 primary colors (which can be used on their own or used to mix with other shades in the palette). The palette also included a dual-ended tool, which had a flat, lip brush on one end and a metal spatula on the other end, and a small mixing palette. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “long-wearing.” In general, they were fairly pigmented without requiring too much product (though it never felt like I barely needed product either–pigmented but not 150% pigmented, if that makes sense!). They were thin without being clingy, lightly creamy but eventually wore down to a more matte, flat finish (one to two hours). The wear varied from shade to shade–anywhere from three to six hours–and a few were drying, some were slightly drying, and some were non-drying.

Ideally, the palette will suit someone who likes mixing and matching shades, typically uses a lip brush to apply their lip color, and doesn’t need to take their lip color on-the-go. Pro tip: invest in a retractable lip brush, and then put some of the color you’d like to touch-up with later on, retract the brush, and you’ll have at least one application later on. The pans did not seem removable, so the palette itself did not appear to be refillable (and there are no refills sold at this time).

Anastasia Lip Palette Vol. 1
Vol. 1
Vol. 1
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Make Up For Ever Rosewood & Cold Pink Artist Liquid Matte

01/06

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Rosewood (105)

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The liquid lipstick felt thin without being watery, so it spread easily across the lips but did not appear streaky. The color stayed on nicely for six and a half hours, and the formula was mostly non-drying.

The Artist Liquid Matte formula is supposed to have “intense color” with an “ultra-matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and leaves lips feeling “soft, nourished.” In general, the formula is quite pigmented with a smooth, thin texture that still had substance to it (but felt looser, like it was almost too easily spread across the lips) as it covered the lips well and didn’t streak. The dry down time was average, and I felt like I could maneuver and perfect the edges without fear of it drying down on me. The formula dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t transfer and did not appear “cracked.” The wear varied from five to eight hours on me, and the formula felt slightly drying to non-drying. There was a heavy, floral scent, though–more detectable than the one in their regular lipstick range. While the tube did not seem unusually small, thin, or short, it contained a lot less product than is standard for liquid lipsticks.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Rosewood (105)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC Gritty Girl, Cold Hard Cash, Secret Number Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

Gritty Girl

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is muted, medium brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thicker texture that seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips slightly. The color went on evenly and adhered well to my lips, so the color managed to last for a solid five hours despite being a lighter shade. It was slightly drying over time, though.

MAC Lipstick Gritty Girl
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

01/06

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

High Drama

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly. As it dried down, the color didn’t self-level so there were some visible streaks. The formula had a more watery consistency, which made it harder to apply and control along the edges of the lips, and the color seemed to sink into some lip lines. This shade lasted for six and a half hours before starting to fade on me, and the formula was somewhat drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour High Drama
High Drama
High Drama
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

01/06

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick

Into the Madness

MAC Into the Madness Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage (almost to full coverage) that applied evenly. The consistency was lightly creamy, not too thick or too thin, and was comfortable to wear, though I had some color pull into lip lines over time. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and gave my lips a slightly peachy stain, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Into the Madness
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

01/07

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette

Enhance Me

MAC Enhance Me Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) consists of six cream-based shades that can be used on lips or cheeks. The Casual Colour formula is supposed to be a cheek and lip color with a “dewy” glow that’s blendable and hydrating. In general, I like the Casual Colour as a cream blush–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–but it falls flat as a lip color, as there’s an almost powder-like feel once they’re on that makes the formula feel clingy and slightly drying over time. The best way (that I’ve found) to use them as a lip color is to apply them lightly on the lips and topped with a balm or sheer gloss as more of a subtle lip stain.

MAC Casual Colour Lip & Cheek Colour x 6 Palette Enhance Me
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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