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Chanel La Secrete & Libre Rouge Allure Velvets

01/08

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet

La Secrete (61)

Chanel La Secrete (61) Rouge Allure Velvet ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but it was not fully opaque and could have applied more evenly.

The Rouge Velvet formula is supposed to be “non-drying” with “intensely rich, long-wearing colour” paired with a “soft, velvet matte finish.” The latter should be code for “not really matte,” as they have a more satin-to-matte finish that gets less satin and more matte after one to two hours of wear. The consistency was incredibly smooth and velvety, so it glided on easily and never tugged, but there was some slip to it that seemed to interfere with the application–some color gathered in lines, not totally even, and it had shorter-wear than most of the Rouge Allure Velvets do for me at a mere three and a half hours. The formula was, though, non-drying.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Secrete (61)
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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Smashbox Obvi, Hideout, Vinyl Be Legendary Lipsticks

01/07

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Obvi

Smashbox Obvi Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a white base paired with a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly but had a tendency to sit in lip lines, so it didn’t look as smooth on the lips as it could have.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. It wasn’t as glossy as other shades, but it wasn’t matte either; I liked that, as it was hydrating and comfortable to wear but did not slide around. This shade wore well for four hours on me and was moisturizing over time.

Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick Obvi
Obvi
Obvi
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Hideout

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Vinyl

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Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color & Eyeshadow

01/08

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color

Pumpkin Spice

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Liquid Lip Color ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is described as a “rustic copper pearl with warm golden reflects.” It’s a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of fine and larger gold sparkle paired with a matte finish.

The Liquid Lip Color formula is supposed to be “creamy, mousse-like” that is “ultra-pigmented, non-drying, and super long-lasting.” Sugarpill’s released a few liquid lipsticks in the last year or so, but this is the first one that I’ve actually tried. The description of “mousse-like” is accurate; it has more density and less runniness compared to the average liquid lipstick, but it’s still a liquid lipstick. It had a fluffy, doe foot applicator, which I thought might make things streaky, but it seemed to work really well with the consistency of the formula. It had mostly opaque coverage that spread evenly across the lips, and the finish was a soft matte–matte but pliable, where I felt my lips could move with ease and the color didn’t look “cracked” if I smiled. This shade lasted for seven hours and was non-drying. As a note, this specific shade is also pumpkin spice scented.

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color Pumpkin Spice
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Pumpkin Spice

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Smashbox Nude Mood, Just Hit Play, On Set Be Legendary Lipsticks

01/07

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Cream Lipstick

Nude Mood

Smashbox Nude Mood Be Legendary Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a soft, muted coral with warm undertones and a lightly glossy, luminous finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable up to semi-opaque coverage. Unfortunately, this shade was not described as sheer by the brand.

The Be Legendary formula is supposed to have “rich, vibrant color” that is long-wearing and moisturizing. It had a moderately emollient consistency that had noticeable slip, so it did move around the lips and left “lines” if I pressed my lips together. The color wore well for four hours and was hydrating, though.

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

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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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