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MAC Dare You, Lady Bug, Brave Red Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

MAC Dare You Lipstick

Dare You

MAC Dare You Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied beautifully to the lips–smooth, even coverage that made lips appear softer and more supple. The texture was lightweight with light slip but still adhered well while being comfortable to wear over the five and a half hours it lasted for.

MAC Lipstick Dare You
Dare You
Dare You
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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B+

Lady Bug

Permanent
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A
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MAC Augmented Reality & #Shockwave Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

Augmented Reality

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across the lips. The texture was velvety and smooth, so it did not tug on the lips but still yielded even coverage that adhered well to the lips. It lasted for over eight hours and was lightly drying toward the end of wear.

The shade is part of the upcoming MAC Chromat collection, which launches on June 29th at select MAC locations and online.

MAC Lipstick Augmented Reality
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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B

Shockvalue

Limited Edition
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NARS Save the Queen, London Calling, Wild Night Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

Save the Queen

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly on the lips in a single coat. The texture was lightweight, thin but not watery, and so fluid that I had to be careful about over-applying product in the corners of my lips. This shade wore really well for a solid five hours, but it started to transfer and fade as soon as I took a sip of water, so it only lasted two more hours after that. The formula felt non-drying to me.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Save the Queen

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MAC Russian Red, Viva Glam I, Cockney, Dubonnet Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was lightweight, just creamy enough to glide on but not enough to slide around while worn. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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B+

Cockney

Permanent
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A

Dubonnet

Permanent
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NYX Whipped Caviar, Sierra, Shy Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick

Whipped Caviar

NYX Whipped Caviar Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slippery so it adhered well to the lips evenly. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and lasted for four and a half hours. The formula was comfortable to wear and neither drying nor hydrating.

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 Whipped Caviar
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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A

Sierra

Permanent
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C+

Shy

Permanent
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NYX Alabama, Merlot, Aria, Siren Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

Alabama

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that glided on without tugging on the lips and delivered even coverage. The color wore well for over six hours and left a slight stain behind, though the formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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 Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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A

Merlot

Permanent
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C+

Aria

Permanent
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B+

Siren

Permanent
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