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Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400), Raspberry Red (401), Eggplant (501) Artist Acrylips

01/06

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip

Iconic Red (400)

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red (400) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bold, bright medium-dark pinky red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had more semi-opaque, buildable coverage; it was one of the few shades in the range that I actually felt was truly buildable.

It’s a liquid lipstick formula that is supposed to have “buildable color intensity and shine” with a “non-sticky, non-drying” formula that includes a slanted, flocked applicator and a squeeze-tube format. I don’t know that I would really describe the formula as buildable; I would say that you can apply the tiniest amount and get less coverage, though it would still be medium-to-semi-opaque and have less shine. For me, it seemed that more product yielded glossier coverage with slightly more pigmentation. Iconic Red had a thinner texture than most of the shades in the range, which also resulted in less glossiness in the finish. I noticed more color pulled into my lip lines, but between the intensity and brightness of the shade, it was hard to notice. This shade wore for seven hours and left a strong stain behind. It was neither drying nor hydrating.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Iconic Red (400)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Tarte Pillowtalk, Salty, Get It! Tarteist Matte Lip Paints

01/08

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Pillowtalk

Tarte Pillowtalk Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a light peach with a hint of pink paired with a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which went on fairly evenly, but it had a little bit of streaking, even after it had finished drying. The texture was unforgiving when I smiled, with the color separating at my deepest lip lines. This shade lasted for four and a half hours before it had broken down so much at the center of the lips that reapplication would have been necessary to keep wearing it. The formula was moderately drying while worn.

The Quick Dry formula is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “transfer-proof” finish that won’t crack, dry your lips out, or feather. After trying several shades in the formula, there is a lot of inconsistency across shades. Some are nice, some are terrible; some absolutely “crack” and others have a soft matte finish that is transfer-proof without making lips look drier. The formula is, overall, lightly to moderately drying on me, though the wear is longer at five to seven hours and most shades had good pigmentation.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Pillowtalk
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Smashbox Fairplay, Gets It, Fanmail Be Legendary Lipsticks

01/07

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Matte Lipstick

Fairplay

Smashbox Fairplay Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a very light lavender with a strong white base paired with a satin finish. It was supposed to be matte, but it definitely took a couple of hours for the shine to wear it down to more of a matte finish in my experience.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and non-tacky but still emollient enough to glide across the lips with ease. It was comfortable to wear for the four and a half hours it lasted, and I felt like it kept my lips hydrated. The consistency was smooth without being too firm in the tube, so it didn’t drag and applied fairly evenly to my lips. The biggest issue I had with this shade was that it tended to look “cracked” as the color pulled apart noticeably wherever I had stronger lip lines. It lasted for three hours on me before fading unevenly enough that it would need a reapplication. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

Smashbox Be Legendary Matte Lipstick Fairplay
Fairplay
Fairplay
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Fanmail

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Chanel Ardente & Independante Rouge Allure Lip Colours

01/08

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour

Ardente (175)

Chanel Ardente (175) Rouge Allure Luminous Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The Rouge Allure Luminous Lip Color formula is supposed to have “intense” coverage with long-wear and a satin finish. This shade had nearly opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. The texture was thin but very, very smooth and lightweight on the lips without being clingy. This shade lasted for five hours, stained my lips moderately, and was slightly hydrating over time.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour Ardente (175)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Smashbox Nude Beach, Call Back, Easy Be Legendary Lipsticks

01/07

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Nude Beach

Smashbox Nude Beach Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly creamy texture that had some slip but wasn’t too thick or too thin on the lips.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. It could have applied more evenly, as I had subtle streaking around the edges or if I pressed my lips together, and a bit of color pulled into my lip lines. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was hydrating.

Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Nude Beach
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202), Orange (300), Poppy Orange (301) Artist Acrylips

01/06

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip

Coral Pink (202)

Make Up For Ever Coral Pink (202) Artist Acrylip ($24.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a bright, neon pink-coral with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had intense color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly with just a touch of visible streaks around the edges. It’s not something I’d say was buildable, though.

It’s a liquid lipstick formula that is supposed to have “buildable color intensity and shine” with a “non-sticky, non-drying” formula that includes a slanted, flocked applicator and a squeeze-tube format. I don’t know that I would really describe the formula as buildable; I would say that you can apply the tiniest amount and get less coverage, though it would still be medium-to-semi-opaque and have less shine. For me, it seemed that more product yielded glossier coverage with slightly more pigmentation. Coral Pink felt smooth, non-tacky, lightweight, and comfortable to wear, and it lasted for over six hours on me.

Make Up For Ever Artist Acrylip Coral Pink (202)
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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