Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new and limited edition holiday shade that is “infused with a golden powder.” The Rouge Dior formula is designed to be moisturizing, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear. More to come, but Dior’s holiday collection is a lovely surprise; quality and glamour without being too much or over-the-top. You get your metallics and golds and sparkles but everything has a luxe edge to it. It’s somewhat expected but there is something about it that really appealed.

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Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Rouge Dior Lip Color Nocturne
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
97%

Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss (£13.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “dark green shimmer.” The brand’s Sheer Lipgloss is rather self-explanatory–it’s a sheerer gloss that adds shine. This is definitely not as opaque as the Intense Lipglosses, but I’d say it’s more pigmented than it is sheer. I initially thought it was an Intense Lipgloss that suffered from unevenness in application, because it runs semi-opaque.

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Illamasqua Violate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss Violate
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
3.5
Total
88%

Illamasqua Kontrol Lipstick

The color is a dark purple, which doesn’t read “blue violet” to me, though it’s not red-toned either. It’s more cool-toned than warm, especially as it brings out the yellow undertones in my skin. I felt like I had seen this color before, but I couldn’t think of anything and nothing matched in the Swatch Gallery. When it comes to lipstick, most purples lean red, so if you’ve always wanted something truer, this might be the one.

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Illamasqua Kontrol Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick Kontrol
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4
Total
92%

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to glide-on and “adhere instantly” with “rich, saturated color.” Unlike the other new Pro Longwear formulas, the description didn’t call out a specific wear time–it says that it will “[prolong] the hours between re-application” and transfer-proof. There are ten shades releasing in this new formula (part of Styledriven), all of which are permanent. This post features these five: More to Love (intense bluish pink), Morning Coffee (mid-tone rose), Nice ‘n’ Spicy (pink cinnamon stick), Staunchly Stylish (pinky beige), and What a Blast! (bright orange).

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MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to glide-on and “adhere instantly” with “rich, saturated color.” Unlike the other new Pro Longwear formulas, the description didn’t call out a specific wear time–it says that it will “[prolong] the hours between re-application” and transfer-proof. There are ten shades releasing in this new formula (part of Styledriven), all of which are permanent. This post features these five: Absolutely It (soft burgundy), Bittersweet (intense brown), Etcetera (creamy beige), In Anticipation (soft yellow pink), and Kiss Me Quick (yellow red).

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MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
90%

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass ($18.50 for 0.06 oz.) is supposed to last up to six hours with lots of shine and color. There are nine shades released as part of the Styledriven collection, and all nine are permanent. This post features these four: Patience, Please (light pink-blue), Ready or Not! (neutral light coral with slight pearlized pigments), Show Me! (mid-tone neutral plum), and Whoops! (bright coral).

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MAC Pro Longwear Lipglasses

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 2)

C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
79%