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Stellar Beauty Metallic Moon Lipsticks (Part 1)

01/06

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick

Disco Moon 01

Stellar Beauty Disco Moon 01 Metallic Moon Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and a fine, metallic sheen. it had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly to the lips and didn’t settle into my lip lines. The consistency was fairly smooth with just a hint of the feel of all the shimmer in it, but it did not feel gritty or rough on the lips. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “velvety soft” with “full coverage” that isn’t drying. There are five shades in the range (at least, at this time), and the pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque. They had a denser, firmer texture that didn’t drag uncomfortably across the lips, but it took greater pressure than the average lipstick to apply across the lips. The result on the lips was thinner but still had coverage. There was no discernible scent or taste to me, except some of the waxiness of the base formula came through.

Stellar Beauty Metallic Moon Lipstick Disco Moon 01
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Makeup Geek Foxtrot, Jitterbug, Tango Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Crème Stain

Foxtrot

Makeup Geek Foxtrot Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is a medium, peachy pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t look too patchy, but it was noticeably streaky, even after it had fully dried down. The consistency was thin, watery, and dried down very quickly, so it was hard to correct any mistakes. It lasted for four hours on me and was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Foxtrot
Foxtrot
Foxtrot
C+

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
78%
Total

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Jitterbug

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C+

Tango

Limited Edition
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Anastasia Dazed & Currant Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick

Dazed

Anastasia Dazed Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brown undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented and yielded opaque coverage in a single layer. The consistency was smooth, thin but not watery, and easy to spread across the lips for even application. It dried down to a totally matte, transfer-proof finish quickly but not so quickly that you had to work fast to apply it. The liquid lipstick wore nicely for almost eight hours and started to feel drying after five hours of wear.

The Liquid Lipstick is supposed to be an “ultra-saturated” formula that gives opaque coverage in “one swipe” that “stays put for hours.” I think the formula has improved over time, as some of the initial shades I tried were more problematic, but a lot of the newer shades have applied more evenly, been more opaque, and haven’t been quite as drying. The majority of shades are semi-opaque to opaque in a single layer, dry down evenly, and stay on for at least six hours, if not well beyond eight hours. I personally find most shades to be lightly to moderately drying over time.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick Dazed
Dazed
Dazed
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Currant

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MAC x Min Liu Lipsticks

01/08

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

MAC Dynasty Red Lipstick

Dynasty Red

MAC Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that covered the lips evenly. The texture was denser but velvety, so the lipstick glided across the lips with ease and never dragged despite having a more matte finish. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, and it only started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear.

MAC Lipstick Dynasty Red
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bunny Hop, Moonwalk, Cha Cha Showstopper Crème Stains

01/06

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Crème Stain

Bunny Hop

Makeup Geek Bunny Hop Showstopper Creme Stain ($12.00 for 0.19 fl. oz.) is bright, medium-dark pink with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was hard to build up as the first layer pulled up and became very patchy and uneven when I tried to put on a second layer. The consistency was smooth, thin, but it spread decetnly across the lips and only had some streaking. It lasted for four and a half hours before fading strongly from the center first, and the formula was slightly drying.

The Showstopper Creme Stain formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” and “highly pigmented and offers effortless, buildable coverage.” Highly pigmented and buildable make it confusing what the coverage actually is, since something that is buildable means that it is less pigmented but can be layered for greater coverage. The majority of shades were medium to semi-opaque in coverage, hard to build as they often pulled up the first layer and shifted color around. The formula rarely applied well; it was streaky, dried so fast that there was no time for corrections (and attempts to correct just made it worse), and clingy. I found the applicator rougher, and the packaging made it seem that sometimes it was more like I wasn’t getting enough product on the wand to even coverage half of a lip (it seemed like the opening was wiping away too much product from the doefoot applicator). For every single swatch, I had to dip and pull the wand two to three times just to get enough product to cover my lips (it was impossible to stretch out the product very far as it dried as I was spreading it). It did dry to a transfer-resistant finish, but it did not survive eating well (most liquid lipstick formulas have survived better for me). Though transfer-resistant, it remained slightly tacky for one to two hours–and if you use more than one to one and a half layers, it often lifted and separated the color.

The brand’s swatches and lip swatches showcase a seemingly opaque product, but I could not achieve opaque coverage with several shades, even trying four or five layers, and the result after five layers of product was uneven, patchy, and cakey. The wear was average–four to six hours with significant fading from the center, which is more what I’d experience with a typical lipstick and a liquid lipstick–and surprisingly, little staining, even with deeper shades. So far, they have been slightly drying to somewhat drying. There are so many high-performing liquid lipsticks on the marketplace already, so I was caught off guard by the poor application and performance of this formula.

Makeup Geek Showstopper Crème Stain Bunny Hop
Bunny Hop
Bunny Hop
C+

Limited Edition

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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Moonwalk

Limited Edition
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B-

Cha Cha

Limited Edition
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ColourPop Likely, Exaggerated, Jacquard Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Likely

ColourPop Likely Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium peachy, brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff that applied decently, but this was one of the streakier shades that was released recently. The formula seemed to run thinner and had less substance to it, which may have been why it looked streaky. It lasted for five and a half hours, but it was slightly drying after four hours of wear and started to pull into my lip lines at the same time.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Likely
Likely
Likely
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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Exaggerated

Limited Edition
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A-

Jacquard

Limited Edition
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