Illamasqua Absorb Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Absorb Intense Lipgloss (£13.00 for 0.20 fl.oz.) is described as a “creamy biscuit nude.” This is easily one of the palest, lightest nudes that I own. On me, it’s not a shade I like, but I know there are readers who really enjoy a very pale nude lip–and with the right look, it can definitely be pulled off. For those intrigued, it can also be mixed with other Intense Lipglosses easily (since it’s quite creamy), as well as patted on for a sheerer, more muted effect of the natural lip color.

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Illamasqua Absorb Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Absorb
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
84%

Make Up For Ever #50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

my thoughts on the formula: The Rouge Artist Intense formula is typically opaque, and while it’s not a moisturizing lipstick, it’s not a drying one either, though it does not feel creamy against the lips (it may take a little more pressure to apply than your average lipstick). With lighter shades, I see four hours of wear, but with darker shades, I get around five to six hours of wear.

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Make Up For Ever #50 Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick #50
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

Wet ‘n’ Wild 909D Mega Last Lip Color

Wet ‘n’ Wild #909D Mega Last Lip Color ($2.99 for 0.11 oz.) is a long-wearing formula designed to last four hours while providing full color coverage in one stroke in semi-matte, cream finishes. #909D is a rich coral-orange that leans far more orange than it does coral, but it’s not quite a true orange. It did deliver true, opaque color in a single pass.  I do wish they would include the actual names, rather than just the number, on the label.

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Wet 'n' Wild 909D Mega Last Lip Color
Wet 'n' Wild MegaLast Lip Color #909D
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Even though Bobbi Brown just released her new Rich Lip Color formula, there’s a new and limited edition shade included in the Peony & Python Collection — Lilac Rich Lip Color Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.), which is described as a “light pink tint.” When I swatched it, Lilac is a soft plummy pink with cool undertones, and when worn, it is semi-opaque and looks more pink than plum.

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Bobbi Brown Lilac Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rich Lip Color Lipstick

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

Chanel Teheran (56) Rouge Coco Lipstick

Chanel Teheran (56) Rouge Coco Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a frosted pinked coral with soft iridescent pink-fuchsia shimmer. It’s a warmer shade, which means it will suit warmer complexions with ease. I think the way the pink sheen catches the light may make it wearable for cooler skin tones, though. For a Rouge Coco, it has a surprising amount of color coverage–virtually opaque–and didn’t seem as dry as other shades I’ve tried with similar frost finishes.

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Chanel Teheran Rouge Coco Lipstick
Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour Teheran
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
86%

Givenchy Candide Tangerine (50) Rouge Interdit Lipstick

my thoughts on the formula: The Rouge Interdit formula is creamy without being slippery nor clingy. It wears comfortably and holds on for four to six hours, with some of the lighter shades lasting only three to four (but those are in the minority). It has a noticeable floral perfumed scent but no taste. I do find that this formula is moisturizing, too, while still wearing really well.

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Givenchy Candide Tangerine Rouge Interdit Lipstick

Givenchy Candide Tangerine (50) Rouge Interdit Lipstick

A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%