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Chanel Beige Rose, Rose Violine, Cassis, Tangerine Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs

01/06

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur

Beige Rose

Chanel Beige Rose Le Rouge Crayon de Couleurs ($37.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft coral with warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered evenly, but there was some color that pulled into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and soft (almost as if it melted upon contact) and comfortable to wear. It wore well for three hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “rich colour in a single stroke” with a “satiny” finish. The lipstick pencil twists-up (no sharpening required), and the consistency is incredibly creamy, soft, and smooth. The coverage varied from mostly opaque to opaque, depending on the shade, and the wear time ranged between three to five hours with some shades (like the reds and fuchsias) leaving a stain behind. It was a very hydrating and comfortable formula to wear, but they’re so soft that I felt like it was easy to over-apply the product when there isn’t much product in each tube (0.04 oz. compared to a standard Chanel lipstick, which is 0.12 oz.). Twist-up pencils usually contain less product than a twist-up tube of lipstick, but I wish these had a little more (like 0.08 oz.) or else not quite as pricey. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur Beige Rose
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Urban Decay Purgatory, Rock Steady, Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Purgatory

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of fuchsia and plum sparkle. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was thin, watery, and difficult to apply evenly, as the color appeared patchy and settled into lip lines. It took a long time to dry, and it felt lightly tacky for an hour after applying it. It lasted for five hours before color started to fade noticeably.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Purgatory
Purgatory
Purgatory
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
3
Application
67%
Total

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Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

01/11

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette

Vol. 1

Anastasia Vol. 1 Lip Palette ($48.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes 13 distinct hades along with 5 primary colors (which can be used on their own or used to mix with other shades in the palette). The palette also included a dual-ended tool, which had a flat, lip brush on one end and a metal spatula on the other end, and a small mixing palette. The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “long-wearing.” In general, they were fairly pigmented without requiring too much product (though it never felt like I barely needed product either–pigmented but not 150% pigmented, if that makes sense!). They were thin without being clingy, lightly creamy but eventually wore down to a more matte, flat finish (one to two hours). The wear varied from shade to shade–anywhere from three to six hours–and a few were drying, some were slightly drying, and some were non-drying.

Ideally, the palette will suit someone who likes mixing and matching shades, typically uses a lip brush to apply their lip color, and doesn’t need to take their lip color on-the-go. Pro tip: invest in a retractable lip brush, and then put some of the color you’d like to touch-up with later on, retract the brush, and you’ll have at least one application later on. The pans did not seem removable, so the palette itself did not appear to be refillable (and there are no refills sold at this time).

Anastasia Lip Palette Vol. 1
Vol. 1
Vol. 1
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Make Up For Ever Rosewood & Cold Pink Artist Liquid Matte

01/06

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte

Rosewood (105)

Make Up For Ever Rosewood (105) Artist Liquid Matte ($20.00 for 0.08 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on the lips. The liquid lipstick felt thin without being watery, so it spread easily across the lips but did not appear streaky. The color stayed on nicely for six and a half hours, and the formula was mostly non-drying.

The Artist Liquid Matte formula is supposed to have “intense color” with an “ultra-matte finish” that is “long-lasting” and leaves lips feeling “soft, nourished.” In general, the formula is quite pigmented with a smooth, thin texture that still had substance to it (but felt looser, like it was almost too easily spread across the lips) as it covered the lips well and didn’t streak. The dry down time was average, and I felt like I could maneuver and perfect the edges without fear of it drying down on me. The formula dried down to a flat, matte finish that didn’t transfer and did not appear “cracked.” The wear varied from five to eight hours on me, and the formula felt slightly drying to non-drying. There was a heavy, floral scent, though–more detectable than the one in their regular lipstick range. While the tube did not seem unusually small, thin, or short, it contained a lot less product than is standard for liquid lipsticks.

Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Rosewood (105)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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MAC Gritty Girl, Cold Hard Cash, Secret Number Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick

Gritty Girl

MAC Gritty Girl Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is muted, medium brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, thicker texture that seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips slightly. The color went on evenly and adhered well to my lips, so the color managed to last for a solid five hours despite being a lighter shade. It was slightly drying over time, though.

MAC Lipstick Gritty Girl
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

01/06

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

High Drama

MAC High Drama Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly. As it dried down, the color didn’t self-level so there were some visible streaks. The formula had a more watery consistency, which made it harder to apply and control along the edges of the lips, and the color seemed to sink into some lip lines. This shade lasted for six and a half hours before starting to fade on me, and the formula was somewhat 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 High Drama
High Drama
High Drama
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

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