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Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Lemon Lip Scrub Review & Photos

Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Lemon Lip Scrub
Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Lemon Lip Scrub

Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Lemon Lip Scrub ($7.75 for 1 oz.) might just be my new go-to lip scrub. I’m really loving the smaller granules of sugar in this one, as well as the thicker base. It contains sucrose (brown sugar), shea butter, jojoba seed oil, lemon peel essential oil, and vitamin E. The jar says you can lick the remaining granules if you so desire…. you might want to, if you happen to love lemonade! It tastes like sweet, lemony goodness, though I prefer to wipe it away as it leaves more of the base behind and acts as a lightweight lip balm. You need a pea-size amount or less, then lightly work the sugar against the lip with a fingertip, and once finished, wipe away with a tissue. I ordered on October 30th, received it on November 4th, I believe–it was really, really quick to ship and actually arrive. It’s also available in Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Chocolate Orange, and Lime.

This is one of three lip scrubs I picked up from three different Etsy shops, and of the two I’ve tried so far, I’ve been wanting a lip scrub recently (all my previous ones were old enough to be recycled), and I caught myself about to buy one from Sephora, but I could hear my readers’ voices in my head–“just use sugar and oil!” Oh, so very true! Except I’m really not much of a DIY person and would rather have it ready to go. Instead, I turned to Etsy, which has plenty of bath and body shops and sure enough, I found a few lip scrubs to try. Perfect solution, because they’re not too expensive, come in fun flavors, and I get to support an indie business! 🙂

Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Sugar Lip Scrub Lemon
Lemon
Lemon
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Permanent

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Product
0
Pigmentation
0
Texture
0
Longevity
0
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0%
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Milani Chilled Brandy & Hot Pink Rage Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani Chilled Brandy Color Statement Lipstick
Milani Chilled Brandy Color Statement Lipstick

Milani Chilled Brandy Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pearl red mauve.” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark burgundy with a frosted, slightly metallic, finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it applied evenly for the most part. It wore well for five and a half hours, though it was just slightly drying. MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $15.00) is darker, less metallic. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Heart Hangover (LE, $18.00) is purpler. MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $15.00) is slightly purpler. Make Up For Ever #13 (P, $19.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Hot Pink Rage Color Statement Lipstick ($5.49 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “bright pink rose.” It’s a vibrant, light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage, and the consistency was lightly creamy and glided on without tugging on the lip. It wore for almost six hours, and it was neither drying nor hydrating. NARS Yu (P, $25.00) is not quite as blue-based. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (P, $7.49) is cooler-toned. MAC Silly (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Pink Pigeon (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. MAC Embrace Me (LE, $15.00) is more matte, slightly bluer-based. Chanel Kensington (LE, $34.00) is more muted. Buxom Exhibitionist (P, $21.00) is slightly more blue-based. See comparison swatches.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Chilled Brandy
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Milani Color Statement Lipstick Hot Pink Rage
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink Set
MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink Set ($32.50 for 4 x 0.08 fl. oz. or 0.32 fl. oz.) contains one Dazzleglass and three Cremesheen Glasses. Both Dazzleglass and Cremesheen Glass a pricey formula, because they don’t contain a lot of product (0.06 oz. and 0.08 oz. respectively), but the holiday kits are an excellent way to snag them for much, much less than they would be individually. The Dazzleglass in the set actually contains 33% more (0.08 oz. compared to 0.06 oz.), so the value of that shade alone is $26.67, while the three Cremesheen Glasses are, essentially, full-sized and are a value of $60. The tubes are slightly wider and shorter than the full-sized versions. All of the shades in this set are repromotes (meaning they’ve been released previously in some capacity).

Dressed to Dazzle is described as a “pink tinted with silver sparkle.” It’s a pale, neutral-cool light pink with lighter pink and pale gold sparkle. On lips, it was semi-sheer and tended to lighten lips and give a milky quality to the color. It did apply fairly evenly and wore for three and a half hours.  MAC Demure (LE, $20.00) is similar. Guerlain Rose in Bloom (LE, $32.00) is sheerer. Bobbi Brown Firefly (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Bobbi Brown Bellini (P, $24.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Fashion Scoop is described as a “clear pink.” It’s a pale, light-medium pink with very fine white shimmer. It was semi-sheer when applied, and it had a milky quality that made it slightly uneven at times (especially if you pressed your lips together). It lasted less than two hours.  It’s part of the permanent range. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $19.00) is very similar. NARS International Velvet (LE, $26.00) is a touch cooler-toned. MAC Fashion Fanatic (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Fresh Air (LE, $15.00) is similar. Chanel Imaginaire (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Petite Indulgence is described as a “bright blue-pink.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned, blue-based pink cream. It had semi-sheer color coverage, and this shade tended to “bunch” up so it was hard to keep even once applied It wore for just over two hours.. L’Oreal Florid Pink (LE, $7.99) is similar. Edward Bess First Kiss (P, $30.00) is more opaque. MAC Next Fad (P, $19.50) is shimmery. MAC Viva Glam Nicki (LE, $15.00) MAC Petite Indulgence (P, $20.00) is less blue-based, more opaque. MAC Going Casual (LE, $20.00) is slightly cooler-toned/lighter. See comparison swatches.

Colour Saturation is described as a “dark cool wine creme.” It’s a cool-toned, berry-red with a cream finish. It settled slightly into lip lines but yielded semi-opaque color coverage. It’s not an easy color to keep even at all. It lasted three hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, redder. NARS Penny Arcade (LE, $26.00) is similar. MAC Real Posh (LE, $15.00) is shimmery, less red. See comparison swatches.

MAC Nocturnals (2013) Nocturnals Lipgloss/Pink
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude Set
MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude Set ($32.50 for 4 x 0.08 fl. oz. or 0.32 fl. oz.) contains one Dazzleglass and three Cremesheen Glasses. Both Dazzleglass and Cremesheen Glass a pricey formula, because they don’t contain a lot of product (0.06 oz. and 0.08 oz. respectively), but the holiday kits are an excellent way to snag them for much, much less than they would be individually. The Dazzleglass in the set actually contains 33% more (0.08 oz. compared to 0.06 oz.), so the value of that shade alone is $26.67, while the three Cremesheen Glasses are, essentially, full-sized and are a value of $60. The tubes are slightly wider and shorter than the full-sized versions. All of the shades in this set are repromotes (meaning they’ve been released previously in some capacity).

Phiff! is described as a “light beige nude.” It’s a pale, peachy beige with gold and white sparkle/glitter. It’s sheer on the lips and adds a hint of warmth and moderate sparkle. The consistency is on the thicker side, and this shade wore for two and a half hours.  I also felt some of the grit of the sparkle as it wore away.  Chanel French Toffee (83) (LE, $27.00) has finer shimmer. MAC Soft Serenade (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy (P, $19.00) is similar. MAC Boundless Beige (P, $19.50) is lighter. MAC Moth to Flame (P, $20.00) is a touch warmer. See comparison swatches.

Boy Bait is described as a “light neutral beige with pearl.” It’s a pale, light-medium peach with subtle warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage and applied mostly evenly with light settling into lip lines. It wears short of two hours.  This is part of the permanent range. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is slightly pinker. Bobbi Brown Air Kiss (LE, $19.00) is sheerer. MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC You’ve Got It (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. MAC On the Scene (LE, $20.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Over Indulgence is described as a “neutral brown.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-brown with a cream finish and warm undertones. It had semi-sheer color coverage with minimal settling into lip lines (seemed more prone to it on my upper lip than my bottom). It applied smoothly and evenly, though. It wore well for two and a half hours. MAC Show Me (P, $19.50) is darker. MAC Strictly Plutonic (LE, $20.00) is a bit darker. MAC Kiss Don’t Tell (LE, $20.00) is browner. Chanel Impertinence (P, $32.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Richly Revered is described as a “vampy blue red.” It’s a muted, dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy, slightly creamy, finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, and it did settle into lip lines somewhat. It managed to wear for almost three hours. Guerlain Madame Batifole (860) (LE, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Looks Like Sin (LE, $20.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

MAC Nocturnals (2013) Nocturnals Lipgloss/Nude
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral Set
MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral Set

MAC Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral Set ($32.50 for 4 x 0.08 fl. oz. or 0.32 fl. oz.) contains one Dazzleglass and three Cremesheen Glasses. Both Dazzleglass and Cremesheen Glass a pricey formula, because they don’t contain a lot of product (0.06 oz. and 0.08 oz. respectively), but the holiday kits are an excellent way to snag them for much, much less than they would be individually. The Dazzleglass in the set actually contains 33% more (0.08 oz. compared to 0.06 oz.), so the value of that shade alone is $26.67, while the three Cremesheen Glasses are, essentially, full-sized and are a value of $60. The tubes are slightly wider and shorter than the full-sized versions. Three of the shades in this set are repromotes, while Night is Young is new.

Moth to Flame is described as a “sheer neutral beige with violet pearl.” It’s a peachy beige with white shimmer and sparkle. On lips, it adds some warmth but primarily sparkle/shimmer. It wore well for three hours.  The texture is slightly thick and fairly tacky.  It’s part of the permanent range. Chanel French Toffee (83) (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Zephyr (377) (LE, $29.50) is paler. Revlon Peach (P, $7.49) is more pigmented. MAC Sublime Shine (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Aurore (LE, $29.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

On the Scene is described as a “pink with pink and white pearl.” It’s a pale, pinky-peach with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it does tend to settle into lip lines, and if you press your lips together, you’ll see lines appear. It lasted for two and a half hours on me. MAC Flair for Finery (LE, $20.00) is slightly lighter. MAC Calypso Beat (LE, $20.00) is warmer. MAC Summer Sweetheart (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Orange Tempera (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Fashion Whim (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Kiss Me Softly (LE, $20.00) is similar. Chanel Insouciance (P, $32.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Night is Young is described as a “bright red cream.” It’s a cool-toned, blue-based bright red with a cream finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage, and it didn’t settle into lips noticeably. It lasted for almost three hours (which is on the longer side for this formula!). NARS Norma (P, $26.00) is more opaque. Chanel Emoi (P, $32.00) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Star Quality is described as a “bright orange coral.” It’s a light-medium coral-pink with a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and applied evenly for the most part. It lasted for almost three hours on me.  MAC Drawn in Chic (LE, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Fever Isle (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. NARS Viva (LE, $26.00) is more orange/brown. MAC Kiss & Don’t Tell (LE, $15.00) is pinker. Hourglass Nectar (P, $28.00) is more orange. See comparison swatches.

MAC Nocturnals (2013) Nocturnals Lipgloss/Coral
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set

MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set
MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set

MAC Nocturnals/Tastitints Set ($32.50 for 4 x 0.27 fl. oz. or 1.08 fl. oz.) is a set of four Tastitint Lip Conditioners, and each has a different scent/flavor. On the lips, all four of them look exactly alike, and I don’t have really pigmented lips and normally can see some sort of tint across sheerer lip colors, but with these, they look virtually clear (not surprising, as they’re described as “barely-there.” They’re supposed to be hydrating lip balms with a glossier shine.  The value of the kit is quite good, though as the set seems to have a value around $52 worth of Lip Balm (compared against Suntint pricing).

Mintessence is a milky white, but it is clear on lips. It has a mint scent and taste.

Sugared Vanilla is a peachy-orange, but again, it’s almost clear on lips–if I make a reach, it warms up lips slightly. It has a sweet, vanilla scent and taste.

Taste of Paradise is a coral-orange that looks virtually clear once applied. It has a fruit punch kind of scent and taste.

Dash of Lavender is a slightly cool-toned pink that is nearly colorless applied to lips. It had an herbal, very lightly sweetened, lavender scent with a sweet taste.

They have a gel-like consistency that’s very much like a lot of the lip balm tubes on the market.  They each smell like their name (so not all of them are MAC’s traditional vanilla scent), and there seems to be a slightly similar taste that’s weaker in flavor than the product is in scent.  I don’t really see the point of tinting these if the tint is so sheer that the tint doesn’t actually show up on the lips.  I think it would be a more interesting set if there was a subtle, but noticeable, tint, otherwise it’s really just a variety of scents/flavors more than colors.   The consistency is medium-weight, non-sticky, and slick.  The finish is definitely shinier and glossier than the average lip balm.   They last between one and two hours, so you may find yourself reapplying often. They’re hydrating while worn, with a little bit of lingering hydration, but I didn’t get long-lasting hydration.

MAC Nocturnals (2013) Nocturnals/Tastitints
8.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total
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