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Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink & Nearly Neon Fuchsia Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/07

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Nearly Neon Pink

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Pink Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a very smooth, lightweight, and creamy consistency. The lipstick was comfortable to wear, never tugged during application, and didn’t pull into lip lines. This shade wore well for five hours and was moderately hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “extreme moisture” with “bold” color. The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Nearly Neon Pink
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NARS Rock with You & Paint It Black Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Rock with You Powermatte Lip Pigment

Rock with You

NARS Rock With You Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though it was not fully opaque in one layer. The liquid lipstick felt smooth going on with a very thin, fluid quality that did not veer into watery territory, so the coverage was more even despite not being opaque. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Rock with You

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NYX Exposed, Mauve Mist, Belle Liquid Suede Metallic Mattes

01/06

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte

Exposed

NYX Exposed Liquid Suede Metallic Matte ($7.50 for 0.13 fl. oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with warm, brown undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, though it was not full coverage in a single layer. The consistency was lightweight, mousse-like but thin and dried down quickly. There was an emphasis of the texture on my lips, but it did not seem as noticeable from a normal viewing distance as this shade was incredibly reflective. The color wore well for five hours and was slightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “plush and vibrant” with a “pigment-rich” liquid consistency and an “ultra-metallic” finish. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque to opaque in color coverage with the consistency being fairly mousse-like, so the product felt lightweight and spread well but didn’t run or get on the teeth easily. Some shades were more metallic from the get-go while others seemed to get more metallic after rubbing or patting lips slightly. They dried down to a transfer-proof finish but felt ever-so-slightly tacky at times. Based on the shades I’ve tested for wear, they are lasting between five and seven hours and are lightly drying. Between the metallic finish and the dry down, sometimes they seemed to emphasize lip lines and lip texture.

NYX Liquid Suede Metallic Matte Exposed
Exposed
Exposed
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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A-

Bella

Permanent
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Kat Von D The Saint Everlasting Flash Lip Set

01/02

Kat Von D Saint Everlasting Flash Lip Set

Kat Von D Saint Everlasting Flash Lip Set

Saint

Kat Von D The Saint Everlasting Flash Lip Set ($38.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a limited edition set that was available for 48 hours. Now, normally the Everlasting sets seem to be a way to preview shades that will be released in full later on, but per the brand’s Facebook, they stated it was “an exclusive shade that won’t be available after the flash sale is over.” It seems bizarre, since the set was to celebrate the relaunch of the brand’s Saint and Sinner fragrances, and it would seem fitting to have coordinating liquid lipsticks. I thought it was going to come back, so I tested it as soon as my order arrived, but I guess this post just serves to provide dupes…

The set also came with samples of Saint and Sinner fragrances, but I’ve excluded them from the set for review purposes (fragrance doesn’t get rated on a rubric like lip colors are!).

Kat Von D Everlasting Flash Lip Set Saint
Saint
Saint
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Saint

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Saint

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Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach & Nearly Neon Orange Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/08

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Nearly Neon Peach

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, peachy coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was fantastic–opaque as described–and applied fairly evenly, though it seemed to emphasize the texture of my lips a bit more than other shades as there was very slight color in my lip lines. The texture was lightweight, slightly firmer in the tube, but it didn’t tug or drag on the lips. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “extreme moisture” with “bold” color. The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Nearly Neon Peach
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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A

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue & Nearly Neon Purple Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/08

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Nearly Neon Blue

Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Blue Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had good pigmentation–just shy of full coverage–that applied without streaking but had a tendency to emphasize and sit in my lip lines. It was smooth, lightly creamy, and comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The color did stain my lips to a purplish color (I suspect the blue pigments mixing with my natural lip color).

The formula is supposed to have “extreme moisture” with “bold” color. The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The consistency is very lightly creamy to lightly creamy with some shades requiring light-medium pressure and can pull the lip a bit when gliding it across the lips, though the color doesn’t appear ragged and the bullet itself doesn’t feel stiff (while other shades applied without tugging, so check individual shade reviews!) The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Nearly Neon Blue
B+

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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B

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