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Tarte Colada, Siesta, 5 O’Clock Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Colada Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Colada

Tarte Colada Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is muted, medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was shy of being full coverage, that went on evenly and smoothly. The lipstick was slightly more emollient than others in the range, and I had a touch of color that pulled into my lip lines as a result, though I did not feel it was noticeable from a normal viewing distance (only in the close-up photos). This shade wore nicely for five and a half hours and was hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Colada
Colada
Colada
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A+
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MAC Spite, Steel Kiss, Bittersweet Me, Chestnut Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Spite Lipglass

MAC Spite Lipglass

MAC Spite Lipglass

MAC Spite Lipglass

MAC Spite Lipglass

MAC Spite Lipglass

Spite

MAC Spite Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with rosy undertones and fine pearl. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evnely with just a smidgen of color that was visible in my deeper lip lines. The consistency was almost so smooth that it was creamy, but it was slightly thicker than your average gloss and moderately tacky. It wore well for five and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating.

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 Spite
Spite
Spite
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Jouer Rose & Rose Gold Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Rose Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Rose

Jouer Rose Rose Gold Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink-plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff that could be built up to full coverage with two layers (I recommend waiting for the initial layer to dry). The liquid lipstick was thin without being watery, and it was still spreadable, so I had no trouble applying it to the lips. It wore well for six and a half hours and was just a touch drying after five hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be “weightless” with “full coverage color” that “lasts all day.” It is the type of liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, transfer-proof finish. I find the formula varies from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with the more metallic shades often being more semi-opaque and buildable. The texture is thin but not watery, so they dry down a little faster than average, but I rarely feel like I don’t have enough time to apply or that the application is difficult. The wear ranges from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, and the formula is non-drying to slightly drying, depending on the shade. The formula has a strong, sweet scent–almost like caramel and vanilla to me.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick Rose
Rose
Rose
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Kat Von D Skully & Lemmy Everlasting Lip Liners

01/07

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner

Skully

Kat Von D Skully Everlasting Lip Liner ($18.00 for 0.009 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a smattering of silver micro-sparkle over a matte finish. It had good color coverage in one pass, though it took two layers for full opacity. The texture was drier initially but became creamier as I used more of the product. It did not apply evenly, though it wasn’t the worst that I have tried in the range. The color stayed on for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating while worn.

The Everlasting Lip Liner is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with “water-resistant wear and weightless color” that has the “ultimate pigmentation.” It was created to be paired with Kat Von D’s liquid and regular lipstick ranges but also “worn on its own.” The formula has been fairly creamy, which made it easy to line the edges of my lips, but the skinnier pencil made it less practical for really filling in the lips. I also felt like that, while creamy, some shades still skipped when I attempted to fill in my lips. The texture was more of a soft matte initially, which enabled me to press my lips together and even out some of the product before it fully dried down. It was water-resistant, and I had no trouble drinking water or coffee, but I’ve yet to try one that actually made it through a meal particularly well–they all wore substantially away from the center of the lips and turn patchy by the end of a meal. The Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks tend to wear longer on me, actually. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating. Some were more wearable (in terms of evenness) on their own than others.

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Skully
Skully
Skully
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
2
Longevity
3
Application
61%
Total

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Tom Ford Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

01/09

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) Moisturecore Lip Color

Paradiso (07)

FDSA ($55.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark pink-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and easy to spread across the lips. It had the type of texture that glided on without tugging on the lips and felt like it “melted” during application. The lipstick was hydrating over the three hours it lasted.

Tom Ford Moisturecore Lip Color is supposed to have two formulas in one. The center is described as a “liquid core” that “provides luxurious moisture” while the exterior is hydrating, has golden pearl, and yields a “soft veil of lightweight color that lasts for hours.” The formula is lightweight, moderately emollient, and somewhat hydrating. It didn’t have great longevity as wear ranged from two to four hours depending on the shade. They don’t really have a “soft veil” of color, as most of them are fairly pigmented. It is vanilla-scented with no discernible taste. In general, the formula is a little heavier but has noticeably less shine than the also-new Ultra-Rich Lip Colors.

Tom Ford Beauty Moisturecore Lip Color Paradiso (07)
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

Tarte Skinny Dip, Pink Lemonade, Beach Babe Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Skinny Dip Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Skinny Dip

Tarte Skinny Dip Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a cream finish. There was a noticeable shine to the finish, but it didn’t feel too slippery applied, so I didn’t have issues with streaking. I did, however, get color that pulled into my lip lines initially, which worsened over time. There was enough creaminess that I was able to smooth some of the color out while I wore it, but it was hard to prevent without a lip primer or lip liner. It had nearly opaque coverage that still ended up applying better than expected, given the lightness of the color in this type of a finish. This shade wore well for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Skinny Dip
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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