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Bite Beauty Edgy Neutrals Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/08

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Enoki

Bite Beauty Enoki Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with warmer, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The color coverage was fully opaque in one pass, while the lipstick had a smooth, lightweight texture that applied without dragging or skipping on the lip. It did not have too much slip, though, so it adhered well and did not slide around. I noticed a bit of color that sunk into my lip lines after two hours of wear, while the total wear time was closer to four and a half hours.

The Amuse Bouche formula is supposed to have a “soft texture” with “extreme moisture” and “bold, creamy” color. It’s a denser, very pigmented formula that is lightly to moderately hydrating, lasts four to six hours (on average), and applies evenly with a lightweight texture that has a creamy look but doesn’t slide around easily. The formula is citrus-scented.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Enoki
Enoki
Enoki
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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A

Porcini

Limited Edition
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A

Cremini

Limited Edition
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A

Portobello

Limited Edition
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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Lipsticks

01/08

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick

Authentic Red

MAC Authentic Red Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a medium-dark ruby red with cooler undertones and fine, red pearl paired with a natural sheen–a little shine but not truly glossy. The consistency was denser and lightly tacky, so the bullet dragged a bit as it applied but moved more readily as the warmth of my lips melted the lipstick. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which was somewhat buildable, that went on evenly. It wore well for five hours, left a subtle, reddish stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Authentic Red
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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B-

Rock it

Limited Edition
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B

Understanding

Limited Edition
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Makeup Geek BFF, Troublemaker, Prankster Plush Lip Crèmes

01/08

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Crème

BFF

Makeup Geek BFF Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a natural finish. It had good color payoff, but the consistency had a little graininess to it that was noticeable when I pressed my lips together. It had good pigmentation–nearly opaque–that covered evenly but emphasized lip lines due to settling. This shade lasted for three hours on me, but the color pulled further into my lip lines while worn. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating, and it felt comfortable to wear.

The Plush Lip Creme formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a hybrid, “cream and mousse” consistency. The consistency has a very velvety, smooth feel that wasn’t heavy nor did it feel thin or watered down. It seemed to be quite flattering and forgiving when it was initially applied, but there were some shades where the color pulled into my lip lines while worn, and they only lasted two to four hours on me. They were more comfortable to wear than liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish and were mostly non-drying. They did not have any noticeable scent or taste to me.

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Crème BFF
BFF
BFF
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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Makeup Geek Marriage Material, Misfit, Urbanista Plush Lip Mattes

01/06

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte

Marriage Material

Makeup Geek Marriage Material Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 0.06 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was mousse-like, airy and lightweight, and while it was quite pigmented, the actual consistency was grainy and seemed poorly mixed (in terms of ingredients). The color appeared “cracked” as the color pulled away from where my lip lines were, even though it did not dry down like a typical liquid lipstick. As the color wore on, I had more significant settling of the color into my lip lines, which made it appear more uneven overall. It lasted for four hours, left a pink stain behind, and my lips felt tight and drier after wearing it (but it did not feel dry while it was on)–almost raw at times.

The formula is supposed to be a “cross between a cream and a mousse” that is “highly pigmented” with a “soft matte” finish. The consistency has an incredibly velvety, creamy feel without being slippery or wet, so it felt very smooth going on the lips and lightweight. I liked the way it felt on the lips for an hour or so of wear, but after testing about half of the range, they did not wear down well with an uneven fade and significant color in lip lines. While traditional liquid lipstick can dry and look “cracked,” I noticed that despite feeling quite forgiving, the finish often was not as lip color settled into and separated away from lip lines. The formula wasn’t designed to dry down to a flat, matte finish, and it does not, so the transfer was similar to that of a traditional, satin-finished tube lipstick for me. On me, the liquid lipsticks have lasted between four and six hours on me. They seem mostly non-drying on but seemed more drying as I wore them, particularly if I wore two in a row, which would leave my lips feeling raw.

Just a heads up, each tube contains a surprisingly small amount of product (0.06 fl. oz.) relative to a lot of popular liquid lipstick formulas (Kat Von D contains 0.22 fl. oz., Anastasia contains 0.11 fl. oz., Smashbox contains 0.13 fl. oz., Stila contains 0.10 fl. oz., MAC contains 0.17 fl. oz.).

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Marriage Material
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

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D+

Misfit

Permanent
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D-

Makeup Geek Jetsetter, Old Soul, Socialite Plush Lip Crèmes

01/07

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Crème

Jetsetter

Makeup Geek Jetsetter Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a light-medium peachy brown with warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. The color coverage was nearly opaque, while it had a smooth, cream-like feel that spread easily across the lips. It was a little slippery, so it did settle into my lip lines over the three hours it lasted. The formula did not dry out my lips and was fairly comfortable to wear.

The Plush Lip Creme formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a hybrid, “cream and mousse” consistency. The consistency has a very velvety, smooth feel that wasn’t heavy nor did it feel thin or watered down. It seemed to be quite flattering and forgiving when it was initially applied, but there were some shades where the color pulled into my lip lines while worn, and they only lasted two to four hours on me. They were more comfortable to wear than liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish and were mostly non-drying. They did not have any noticeable scent or taste to me.

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Crème Jetsetter
Jetsetter
Jetsetter
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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B+

Old Soul

Permanent
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B

Too Faced Poppin’ Peach & Tickle-Me-Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Glosses

01/07

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Too Faced Poppin' Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss

Poppin' Peach

Too Faced Poppin’ Peach Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss ($19.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. It seemed more pigmented when I swatched it on my arm than lips, as it was only medium in coverage on the lips. It applied terribly–it emphasized my lip lines as the color pooled in them and was streaky along the edges. It lasted for two and a half hours, but the color settled more and more into my lip lines over that period. The only good thing about this shade was that it was hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “moisture-rich” with a “lightweight and creamy” feel. It does, in fact, smell like sugary peach (leans synthetic to me), though it is not overwhelming once on the lips. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to mostly opaque with a creamy, smooth consistency that was comfortable to wear and hydrating over time, but they wore away quickly and had a tendency to settle into lip lines from the beginning, so they are not the most flattering lip product worn.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss Poppin' Peach
6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total

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