Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer

Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer ($29.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a nearly colorless gloss with multi-colored micro-shimmer. It almost looked holographic, and it was a pain in the butt to attempt to capture any of its prettiness on camera. It’s very sparkly, glossy, and it shimmers with pink and blue and violet bits. There are plenty of shimmering, nearly clear glosses on the market, so for most, you’d really have to be a big fan of either clear gloss (generally) or of the Flash Lip Lacquer formula.

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Giorgio Armani #700 Flash Lip Lacquer
Giorgio Armani Flash Lip Lacquer #700
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
93%

Chanel Esprit (88) & Instinct (86) Rouge Coco Shine

Chanel Esprit (88) Rouge Coco Shine ($34.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “burgundy.” It’s a medium-dark, raspberry pink with cool undertones and a soft sheen. This shade is supposed to be one of the more pigmented/opaque shades of the Rouge Coco Shine formula, which is reflected in its coverage, as it is nearly opaque applied.  Esprit lasted four and a half hours well, and it was lightly hydrating while worn.  The consistency was creamy with a fair amount of slip and applied evenly.  Chanel Fiction is warmer. Revlon Raspberry Pie is cooler-toned, more raspberry. Guerlain Lou-Ling is darker. Guerlain Guet-Apens is slightly darker. Chanel Taffeta Rose is somewhat brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Esprit (88) Rouge Coco Shine
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine Esprit (88)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%
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Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (Heart Shaped, Studded Kiss)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl ($28.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) comes in twelve shades, and during Sephora’s preview sale, I bought two shades. It’s supposed to be “an effervescent, plumping lipgloss with ultimate shine” that comes in both full coverage and sheer coverage shades. My guess is that shades in the 200s are full coverage, while shades in the 300 range are sheer.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl
Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl Heart Shaped (308)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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MAC So Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a new formula launched with the So Supreme collection. There are eight shades in total, all of which are limited edition. They come in click-type tubes with a brush-type applicator. The formula is supposed to have “PH pigments that work with body’s natural temperature to give you a fresh color that’s yours alone.” So, while makeup is inevitably a your-mileage-may-vary proposition, these are even more so (if it helps, my regular body temperature is 96.8 degrees F, yes, 96.8, that’s not a typo!) based on that (and I have no idea what that actually means or how it might work–they seem to tint my lips in some fashion).

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint Blushing Berry
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Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
6
Application
4
Total
71%
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MAC So Supreme Sheen Supreme Lipsticks

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.12 oz.) has been launched again with the So Supreme collection, and there are five limited edition shades and one repromoted shade (that is also part of the permanent range).  All of the shades felt consistent with the Sheen Supreme formula, except Pret-a-Pretty, which had a drier consistency and a lot less glossiness/shine.  The formula tends to be comfortable to wear with a fair amount of slip and creaminess, and they’re not drying but not particularly hydrating in my experience.  I typically get between three to four hours of wear with this formula, with brighter or deeper shades lasting four hours or slightly longer, and then very pale or pastel-like shades lasting around three hours. I’ll be testing these shades for wear over the week and will update with exact times, so the  ratings are subject to change, but I would not expect drastic changes.

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MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick
MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick Candy Apple
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment (Lipgloss)

Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment ($18.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a clear gloss with a very, very fine shimmer. The shimmer wasn’t visible on the lips, though, and what was visible was a glossy shine (medium in shine; not ultra, ulta glossy but definitely shiny). It has the same lemon-y scent as the original balm. It’s supposed to deliver high-shine will still giving lips hydration and “preserving moisture for up to six hours.”

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Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment
Fresh   Sugar Shine Lip Treatment
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Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
83%