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Estee Lauder Bois de Rose, Power Grab, Never Enough Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Bois de Rose

Estee Lauder Bois de Rose Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) isa medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a smooth, creamy texture that adhered well to lips and was very, very lightly tacky in feel (more like the feel that the lipstick wasn’t going to slide around on me than true tackiness). The coverage was even and lasted for five hours on me while hydrating my lips.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Bois de Rose

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Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips

Possession

Tom Ford Beauty Possession Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bright, medium pink and a darker, fuchsia pink. The lighter shade could have been a bit more pigmented, while both shades could have applied more evenly. The darker shade was bright enough that its shortcomings in texture weren’t as noticeable. I would recommend using a lip liner with this duo to maximize its potential, though.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle).

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Possession
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Chanel Rouge, Nude, Rose Clair Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs

01/06

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Nude

Chanel Nude Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with warm, rosy undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly, but some of the color slipped into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, creamy, wet but not too slippery, and comfortable to wear, as it was quite hydrating. This shade lasted for three and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “rich colour in a single stroke” with a “satiny” finish. The lipstick pencil twists-up (no sharpening required), and the consistency is incredibly creamy, soft, and smooth. The coverage varied from mostly opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and the wear time ranged between three to five hours with some shades (like the reds and fuchsias) leaving a stain behind. It was a very hydrating and comfortable formula to wear, but they’re so soft that I felt like it was easy to over-apply the product when there isn’t much product in each tube (0.04 oz. compared to a standard Chanel lipstick, which is 0.12 oz.). Twist-up pencils usually contain less product than a twist-up tube of lipstick, but I wish these had a little more (like 0.08 oz.) or else not quite as pricey. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Nude
Nude
Nude
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

01/09

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Kat Von D Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set Better Together

Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set

Too Faced x Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set ($38.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes a lipstick, liquid lipstick, blush, and highlighting powder that come with a heart-shaped makeup bag. The bag itself is fairly small and very flat, so it was hard to use.

Kat Von D Better Together Cheek & Lip Makeup Bag Set
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

01/08

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick

Betty Boop Red

MAC Betty Boop Red Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy but not too emollient, and comfortable to wear. Though it was listed as a matte finish on the packaging, it did not read matte on me until after an hour and a half of wear. The color wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

This lipstick launches online today (2/14).

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

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips

Impulse

Tom Ford Beauty Impulse Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle).

The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick. The lighter shade in this duo wasn’t quite full coverage and settled into lip lines, while the deeper shade applied more evenly and had better coverage. The finish appeared to be more like a true cream–a noticeable shine–and did not appear “matte” until halfway through their wear.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Impulse
Impulse
Impulse
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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