We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Bergdorf GoodmanEarn up to a $1,000 gift card with your select regular-price purchase, ends 1/22.
  • Sephora10% off for VIB/VIB Rouges with code V436CB, one-time use per year (valid each year you reach or renew your VIB status), ends 12/31.

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick & Lipglass

01/06

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

MAC Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipstick

Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

MAC Viva Glam Taraiji P. Henson Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a slightly firmer consistency in the tube. The texture was smooth, cream-like but did tug on the lips just a tad (not uncomfortably, though). On me, the color lasted for six hours, left a stain behind, and was non-drying.

This shade will be available on February 2nd.

MAC Lipstick Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Also In This Review

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Geek Tomboy, Smarty Pants, Chatterbox Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte

Tomboy

Makeup Geek Tomboy Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a muted, purpled plum with warmer undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, and the lipstick had a smooth, creamy texture that applied beautifully to the lips. This was one of the few shades that actually looked flattering on as it did not appear “cracked” when I smiled. It spread easily across the lips, and while it felt comfortable on, the formula itself still seemed drying, as my lips felt raw after wearing it. This shade wore well for five hours and did leave a stain behind.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Tomboy
Tomboy
Tomboy
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Also In This Review

MAC Uniformly Fabulous & Young Attitude Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Uniformly Fabulous

MAC Uniformly Fabulous Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a blackened purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not opaque, in a single layer. The texture was smooth, thinner but not watery, and spread easily across the lips for even coverage. It dried down and did not appear “cracked” when I smiled. This shade wore well for eight hours but was drying.

The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour formula is supposed to be pigmented, last eight hours, and be “non-feathering.” They are typically pigmented and long-wearing, but the quality of the formula is all over the place–some shades wear down evenly, aren’t too drying, and apply well, while other shades are patchy, streaky, or prone to flaking (and also terribly drying!).

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Uniformly Fabulous
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Also In This Review

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Lancome Polished Rose, Lavender Patina, Orange Ore Le Metallique Lip Lacquers

01/06

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer

Polished Rose (01)

Lancome Polished Rose (01) Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a medium rosy pink with cooler undertones and warmer gold and pink pearl. It had medium, somewhat buildable coverage with a very glossy finish. The consistency was light-medium in thickness, tacky, and did not leave “lines” if I pressed my lips together. I did have a bit of the pinker base settle into my lip lines, though. The gloss lasted for five hours and was hydrating over time.

The Le Metallique formula is supposed to have “full-coverage” with a “rich, creamy texture” that is hydrating and long-wearing. First and foremost, if you do not like tacky gloss, you’ll want to stay far away from these; the formula is very tacky and is a thicker, denser formula. They are longer wearing as a result, though, and most shades fell within four to six hours of wear for me and retain a really high-shine, high-gloss finish that almost looks wet and lasts throughout the wear time. Most shades were semi-opaque to opaque, but as the formula was thicker, I would hesitate to add more product to get more coverage. They seemed to have no discernible scent or taste to me.

Lancome Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer Polished Rose (01)

Also In This Review

ColourPop x Amanda Steele Lipgloss & Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Colour Pop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip

Hack

ColourPop Hack Ultra Glossy Lip ($6.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and pink glitter. The brand described the coverage as sheer, and I would describe it as sheer to semi-sheer coverage. The gloss was non-sticky, lightweight, and smooth on the lips, which made it comfortable to wear, but I did notice color had settled into my lip lines, despite the gloss applying evenly otherwise. It lasted for three hours on me and was hydrating.

Colour Pop Ultra Glossy Lip Hack
Hack
Hack
B

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Also In This Review

B+

Jiffy

Limited Edition
Read Review
A-

Chaps

Limited Edition
Read Review

Makeup Geek Daredevil, Party Girl, Bachelorette Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte

Daredevil

Makeup Geek Daredevil Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentatin one layer, but it would be buildable to opaque coverage with two layers (the consistency would get slippery, though). The texture felt very smooth, velvety, and spread across the lips with ease, but it did my lip lines no favors and appeared “cracked” around them. This shade lasted for four and a half hours, left a fuchsia stain behind, and did not feel drying while worn.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw. Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Daredevil
Daredevil
Daredevil
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total

Also In This Review

Subscribe

Join our newsletter and never miss a post!