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Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue & Nearly Neon Purple Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/08

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Nearly Neon Blue

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–that applied without streaking but had a tendency to emphasize and sit in my lip lines. It was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The color did stain my lips to a purplish color (I suspect the blue pigments mixing with my natural lip color).

The formula is supposed to have “extreme moisture” with “bold” color. The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Nearly Neon Blue
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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B
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NARS Starwoman, Just Push Play, Under My Thumb Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

Starwoman

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was richly pigmented and had a very fluid, smooth consistency that was easy to spread across the lips for even, opaque coverage in a single layer. It took awhile to dry down; it was mostly dry within a few minutes, but there were small areas that took almost an hour to disappear. It wore well for six hours and was non-drying.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Starwoman
Starwoman

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Jouer Regent, Rodeo, Shibuya High Pigment Lip Glosses

01/06

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Regent

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but there was light streaking along the edges and noticeable settling in my lip lines. The gloss had a very smooth, creamy consistency that was thin but non-sticky and spreadable. It wore well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to have “full-coverage color that glides on smoothly and moisturizers the lips” with a “non-sticky” texture. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque or more pigmented with a thin, creamy texture that felt more like a hybrid between gloss and liquid lipstick than a true gloss. Despite being thinner, the gloss spread well over the lips and most shades applied evenly. There were a few shades that seemed prone to settling into my lip lines, though. They were average wearing from three to five hours with no feathering or bleeding. The formula was lightly hydrating and non-sticky with a sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss Regent
Regent
Regent
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B+

Rodeo

Permanent
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A-

Shibuya

Permanent
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NARS Give It Up, Warm Leatherette, Don’t Stop Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

Give It Up

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t fully opaque in a single layer. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not watery, and spreadable, which made it easy to work the product along the lips and edges of the lips. It dried down for the most part and stayed in place for five and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Give It Up
Give It Up

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Jouer Beverly, Bond, Broadway High Pigment Lip Glosses

01/06

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss

Beverly

Jouer Beverly High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, which applied evenly and did not show streaking, but there was a bit of color that had gathered in my deeper lip lines. It had a smooth, creamy consistency that was comfortable and hydrating to wear but remained non-sticky and not overly slippery on the lips. The lipgloss stayed on well for four and a half hours on me.

The formula is supposed to have “full-coverage color that glides on smoothly and moisturizers the lips” with a “non-sticky” texture. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque or more pigmented with a thin, creamy texture that felt more like a hybrid between gloss and liquid lipstick than a true gloss. Despite being thinner, the gloss spread well over the lips and most shades applied evenly. There were a few shades that seemed prone to settling into my lip lines, though. They were average wearing from three to five hours with no feathering or bleeding. The formula was lightly hydrating and non-sticky with a sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss Beverly
Beverly
Beverly
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Bond

Permanent
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B+

Broadway

Permanent
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NYX Buzzkill, Pure Society, Acme Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Buzzkill

NYX Buzzkill Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle over a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, and the thin, moussy texture made it easy to spread the product across the lips without the color pulling into lip lines. It wasn’t particularly metallic, though. This shade wore well for six and a half hours and was lightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Buzzkill
Buzzkill
Buzzkill
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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A

Acme

Permanent
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