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MAC Fruity Juicy Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick

Love at First Bite

MAC Love at First Bite Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The lipstick had moderate slip but had a very light tackiness that helped it adhere nicely to the lips–not clingy but not slippery–and wear for almost six hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating while worn.

MAC Lipstick Love at First Bite
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Jouer Mure & Cabernet Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Mure

Jouer Mure Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is brighter, medium pink with subtle, cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. The liquid lipstick was thin but not watery, so the product was spreadable but did not appear streaky or uneven on the lips. It dried down to a matte finish that was a bit softer and not as flat-looking as other shades in the range, though there was color that settled and dried down into a couple of my deeper lip lines. The color stayed on well for just over six hours before fading noticeably, though it was mostly non-drying.

The formula is supposed to be “weightless” with “full coverage color” that “lasts all day.” It is the type of liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, transfer-proof finish. I find the formula varies from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with the more metallic shades often being more semi-opaque and buildable. The texture is thin but not watery, so they dry down a little faster than average, but I rarely feel like I don’t have enough time to apply or that the application is difficult. The wear ranges from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, and the formula is non-drying to slightly drying, depending on the shade. The formula has a strong, sweet scent–almost like caramel and vanilla to me.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick Mure
Mure
Mure
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Tarte Cruisin’, Popsicle, Miami Vice Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Cruisin'

Tarte Cruisin’ Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with just a touch more product layered on top. The lipstick was creamy, lightweight but not too thin, and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for over six hours and was moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Cruisin'
Cruisin'
Cruisin'
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Jouer Blush & Rayanne Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Blush

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was thin but not watery, and after it dried down, it was slightly “cracked” at my deeper lip lines (center of my bottom lip). The color wore well for six hours before starting to fade down more noticeably. The formula felt a little drying toward the very end.

The formula is supposed to be “weightless” with “full coverage color” that “lasts all day.” It is the type of liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, transfer-proof finish. I find the formula varies from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with the more metallic shades often being more semi-opaque and buildable. The texture is thin but not watery, so they dry down a little faster than average, but I rarely feel like I don’t have enough time to apply or that the application is difficult. The wear ranges from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, and the formula is non-drying to slightly drying, depending on the shade. The formula has a strong, sweet scent–almost like caramel and vanilla to me.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick Blush
Blush
Blush
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Tarte Daiquiri, Escape, Vacay Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Daiquiri

Tarte Daiquiri Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was fantastic–completely opaque in one layer–and applied evenly without any streaking or settling. It felt creamy going on the lips but adhered well (but didn’t feel clingy) and made my lips appear a little smoother than they were naturally. This shade wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Daiquiri
Daiquiri
Daiquiri
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Vice Lipsticks

01/06

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Abstract

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged. The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and comfortable to wear. There was some color that pulled into lip lines, though the coverage and shininess made it less apparent from a normal viewing distance. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Abstract
Abstract
Abstract
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

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