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Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips

Saboteur

Tom Ford Beauty Saboteur Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bright, magenta purple and a deep, reddish burgundy. This was another duo where one shade applied well (the purple), while the darker (burgundy) shade fell short due to having a ton of slip to its texture, which caused it to slide around and feather.

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 Saboteur
Saboteur
Saboteur
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

01/06

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

WSM

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which would have been opaque with a second layer. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but it spread well across the lips and applied the color evenly. It dried down to a mostly matte finish, though if I pressed my lips together, there was a barely-there tackiness. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick WSM
WSM
WSM
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla, Naked Desire, Stripped Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Vain Vanilla

Estee Lauder Vain Vanilla Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t opaque in one stroke, that was buildable to opaque coverage. The texture had more slip in it than some shades in the range, so there was a touch of color that gathered in my deepest lip lines. It was comfortable and hydrating to wear while it also lasted for five and a half hours on me.

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 Vain Vanilla

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Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips

Nikita

Tom Ford Beauty Nikita Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a bold, medium red and a reddish-burgundy. The red applied nicely, and it wore well, but the burgundy had a lot of slip and feathered on me.

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). 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.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Nikita
Nikita
Nikita
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm & Sugar Lip Scrub Reviews & Photos

01/04

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Bite Beauty Original Agave Lip Balm

Original

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm ($18.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to be a hydrating, restorative lip balm that comes in a twist-up tube. The texture was firmer in the tube, and there was some tugging until the balm started to melt against my lips. I also went through a tube in three weeks–an entire tube!–as it seemed to wear down quickly. The original Lip Mask lasts all night for me, but the Lip Balm only stayed on for two hours, tops. It felt more like a film of product on the lips than something imparting real moisture or nourishment to my lips.

While I’m a huge fan of the brand’s original Agave Lip Mask, this fell short for me. It just did not seem to keep my lips hydrated or restored; my lips felt dry and never seemed in good condition during the three weeks I used this for. As soon as I stopped using it, within a few days of going back to my normal routine (Jack Black Lip Balm during the day, Clarins Lip Balm at night unless it was a lip-swatching-bonanza kind of day, then Bite’s Agave Lip Mask), and my lips felt and looked so much better.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Balm Original
Original
Original
6
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct, Nude Cult, Pinkberry Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Bare Instinct

Estee Lauder Bare Instinct Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, but the consistency was less forgiving than most shades in the range as some color pulled into lip lines and it showed a few streaks. It wore well for four hours on me, which was more in line with average than the wear time claimed. The formula was comfortable and hydrating to wear.

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 Bare Instinct

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