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MAC Blue Bang, Jean Genie, Flatter Me Fierce Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick

Blue Bang

MAC Blue Bang Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium blue with cool undertones and a satin sheen. There seemed to be fine pearl, but it wasn’t overly shimmery, just a noticeable sheen overall. The consistency was smooth, creamy without being too slick or emollient, and it applied without tugging. It had nearly opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but I did have some color that pulled into lip lines a touch. If you have deeper lines like me, a lip primer might be useful with this particular shade. On me, the color wore well for five and a half hours, left a bluish-purple stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Blue Bang
Blue Bang
Blue Bang
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Jean Genie

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B+

Flatter Me Fierce

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Urban Decay Crank, Firebird, Big Bang Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick

Crank

Urban Decay Crank Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage–not even remotely close to opaque!–in a single layer. This one needed three layers to yield full coverage, and then it took an obscene (15 minutes) time to dry down. One layer took closer to two minutes to dry down, and it did dry down fully. The texture was thinner and on the watery side, which resulted in the sheerer coverage along with poorer, uneven application. The color lasted for five hours before there was more noticeable fading, and the formula felt non-drying.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Crank
Crank
Crank
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
69%
Total

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Firebird

Permanent
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Big Bang

Permanent
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Hourglass Influencer, Inventor, Explorer GIRL Lip Stylos

01/06

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo

Influencer

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that covered the lips with even, smooth color. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and easy to work with as the color glided across the lips. It softened the look of a lot of my lip lines, too, which gave my lips a more hydrated, plumper appearance. The color lasted for four hours on me, and the formula felt hydrating over time.

The GIRL Lip Stylo formula is supposed to have “modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish,” while the brand founder is quoted (on Sephora) stating, “I can build as much–or as little–color as I like.” I would describe the coverage semi-opaque and buildable, which seemed to fit the brand’s description. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and lightweight, but the color still adhered well to the lips (three to five hours, depending on the shade). I definitely felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Influencer
Influencer
Influencer
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Inventor

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B

Explorer

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MAC Uncontrollable, Yellow You Dare, Show and Teal Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick

Uncontrollable

MAC Uncontrollable Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that didn’t tug on the lips when applied directly from the tube. There was a bit of color that pulled into my lip lines over time, though it wasn’t too noticeable. On me, the lipstick wore well for four hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Uncontrollable
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Yellow You Dare

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Show and Teal

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Maybelline Almond Rose, Toasted Truffle, Brown Blush Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lipsticks

01/06

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes

Almond Rose

Maybelline Almond Rose Color Sensational Inti-Matte Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had excellent coverage with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips comfortably. It wore well for four and a half hours with a bit of color that had settled into my deeper lip lines, but overall, it was lightly hydrating and didn’t emphasize the texture of my lips like some of the other shades in the Inti-Matte range did.

Maybelline’s Color Sensational line does have a sweet, perfume-y scent to them, though it did not seem quite as overwhelming in the Inti-Matte range compared to past launches to my nose.

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Almond Rose
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Urban Decay Menace, Tilt, Tryst Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick

Menace

Urban Decay Menace Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a bright, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though not fully opaque in one layer, with a smooth, thin but not watery consistency that applied the color fairly evenly. The color lasted for six hours before fading more noticeably, and the fading wasn’t as even/flattering as I have come across in other formulas. The formula was comfortable to wear and non-drying over time.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Menace
Menace
Menace
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Tilt

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Tryst

Permanent
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