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MAC LarLarLee & Gabriel Zamora Lipsticks

01/07

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick

LarLarLee

MAC LarLarLee Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light, pinky-beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly and didn’t drag on the lips, but the color pulled away at my lip lines and appeared slightly “cracked.” The texture felt more velvety, a little thicker but not heavy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted for.

This shade is a collaboration between MAC and YouTuber Laura Lee, which launches April 20th and will only be available in the U.S. There are several other shades (with other collaborators) that will release to specific regions: see full press release here. I only have the U.S. and Canadian shades.

MAC Lipstick LarLarLee
LarLarLee
LarLarLee
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Gabriel Zamora

Limited Edition
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Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02, Super Sonic 04, Wicked Aura 01 Infinite Lipsticks

01/06

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick

Astral Punch 02

Stellar Beauty Astral Punch 02 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The consistency felt firmer in the tube, and it dragged a bit when I applied it, but it still gave a more satiny sheen despite feeling drier in the tube (sort of magical!). It was lightweight, comfortable to wear (though not hydrating), and stayed on well for five hours on me.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” (as in “all-day”) with “saturated pigments” and a “satin finish.” Most modern lipsticks are creamier and more velvety, but the formula of these was very firm, almost dry in the tube; reminiscent of old school, more matte formulas. I had two of the six shades I purchased break at the base, and it seemed due to just how stiff/dry the bullet itself was (it can actually happen when a formula is too creamy as well!). The exterior of the lipstick seemed drier, but as I applied each one to lips, they softened and gave a satin finish, as promised. They had a tendency to tug on lips, though I was able to get fairly even, smooth coverage, and most shades were fairly pigmented. The wear ranged from four to six hours (the wear of most formulas, and not “all-day”), and most shades were neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t notice any added scent or taste, but they did smell slightly waxy.

Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick Astral Punch 02
B+

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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MAC Oyster Girl, Saint Germain, Pink Novueau, Snob Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass

Oyster Girl

MAC Oyster Girl Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a light, cooler pink paired with warmer, gold pearl that is plentiful enough that it gave the gloss a warmer tone overall. It had semi-sheer to medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly. There was just a smidgen of gloss that sat in my deeper lip lines, but it looked smooth from a distance due to the high-shine finish. The gloss was moderately tacky, lasted for four hours, and was lightly moisturizing over time.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Oyster Girl
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Anastasia Allison, Dusty Rose, Madison Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick

Allison

Anastasia Allison Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. The consistency was smooth, thin but not watery, and spread well across the lips, but the dry down emphasized the texture of my lips and appeared slightly “cracked” along some of my lip lines. It had opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, though, and it lasted for six and a half hours. I noticed some of the color started to flake off after six hours of wear, and it was somewhat drying.

The Liquid Lipstick is supposed to be an “ultra-saturated” formula that gives opaque coverage in “one swipe” that “stays put for hours.” I think the formula has improved over time, as some of the initial shades I tried were more problematic, but a lot of the newer shades have applied more evenly, been more opaque, and haven’t been quite as drying. The majority of shades are semi-opaque to opaque in a single layer, dry down evenly, and stay on for at least six hours, if not well beyond eight hours. I personally find most shades to be lightly to moderately drying over time.

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick Allison
Allison
Allison
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Madison

Permanent
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Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02, Dark Matter 03, Dark Matter 04 Infinite Lipsticks

01/06

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick

Dark Matter 02

Stellar Beauty Dark Matter 02 Infinite Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, reddish plum with copper and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The consistency felt stiffer in the tube, but it applied fairly evenly, though I did use more pressure. The lipstick lasted well for five and a half hours, but I don’t think it’s a formula I’d say has all-day wear, just better-than-average wear (though this type of color often wears five to six hours as it is deeper).

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” (as in “all-day”) with “saturated pigments” and a “satin finish.” Most modern lipsticks are creamier and more velvety, but the formula of these was very firm, almost dry in the tube; reminiscent of old school, more matte formulas. I had two of the six shades I purchased break at the base, and it seemed due to just how stiff/dry the bullet itself was (it can actually happen when a formula is too creamy as well!). The exterior of the lipstick seemed drier, but as I applied each one to lips, they softened and gave a satin finish, as promised. They had a tendency to tug on lips, though I was able to get fairly even, smooth coverage, and most shades were fairly pigmented. The wear ranged from four to six hours (the wear of most formulas, and not “all-day”), and most shades were neither drying nor hydrating. I didn’t notice any added scent or taste, but they did smell slightly waxy.

Stellar Beauty Infinite Lipstick Dark Matter 02
B-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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NARS Blindfold & London Clinic Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/08

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Blindfold

NARS Blindfold Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a dark, berry red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly on the lips. The pencil felt smooth, velvety, and thin, which gave it a lightweight feel but made it “cling” a little compared to the typical lipstick. The color was still going strong after six hours of wear, though it started to feel a bit drying after five hours of wear. This shade also left a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Blindfold
Blindfold

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B+

London Clinic

Limited Edition
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