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Anastasia Smoke, Resin, Griffin Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick

Smoke

Anastasia Smoke Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, bluish gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, lightly creamy texture that was denser and thicker on the lips compared to other shades, though it felt the same in terms of weight. I noticed this particular shade also felt creamier and did not tug as much compared to others in the line-up. It wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Anastasia Matte Lipstick Smoke
Smoke
Smoke
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Resin

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Griffin

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Cle de Peau Bamboo, Silk Scroll, Hummingbird Lipsticks

01/06

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick

Bamboo

Cle de Peau Bamboo Lipstick ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subdued, medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, creamy consistency that felt emollient but had a light tackiness on the lips that helped to keep it in place while worn. The formula seemed to smooth out my lip texture for the most part, though there was a touch of color that had gathered into my deeper lip lines. It was incredibly hydrating over the four hours it lasted for (but I cannot imagine it ever lasting eight hours!).

The formula is supposed to have “ultra-vibrant, luminous HD color and rich lasting moisture” that has a “silk, semi-matte finish lasting for 8 hours.” Under “Key Benefits,” they repeat that it has a “long-lasting finish for up to 8 hours” and “delivers lasting moisture for up to 4 hours” (I swear, that seems like it’s switched–it would really make more sense for it to last for four hours but keep lips hydrated for longer than the color itself lasted). The consistency was lightweight, creamy with a more emollient feel as it applied that had a lightly tacky feel afterward. Color coverage varied from medium and buildable to mostly opaque with light to moderate shine. Some shades applied more smoothly across the lips and made my lips appear smoother and plumper but not all shades did so. The wear was four to six ours with some of the deeper, richer shades (like reds) wearing longer. I found the formula very hydrating and comfortable to wear. I did not notice any taste but they had a subtle, rosy scent.

Cle de Peau Lipstick Bamboo
Bamboo
Bamboo
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5
Longevity
5
Application
80%
Total

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Coloured Raine Cameo & Foxy Lady Lipsticks

01/06

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Coloured Raine Cameo Lipstick

Cameo

Coloured Raine Cameo Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that glided on smoothly and yielded even coverage. There was a smidgen of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines but wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The formula is supposed to be “super moisturizing” with “one swipe” coverage. I found it was more lightly hydrating overall, but it was comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted for. The lipstick had a faint, waxy scent to it but no discernible taste.

Coloured Raine Lipstick Cameo
Cameo
Cameo
A

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9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Hourglass My Favorite, You Can Find Me, I Always Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

My Favorite

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. The color payoff was fantastic–opaque and even–with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips effortlessly but applied the color well. While it had a light sheen, the formula itself wasn’t slippery, so the color stayed in place well. On me, it lasted for five hours and was lightly hydrating.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick My Favorite
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

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Make Up For Ever M103 & M104 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

01/07

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M103

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that had that more matte finish but did not appear flat or chalky on the lips. I felt like the formula was creamier than past mattes–more like a hybrid between the Cream and Matte formulas (see my original overview). It glided on easily but adhered for solid, five-hour wear. The formula felt non-drying while worn.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M103
M103
M103
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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B+

M104

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Make Up For Ever M206 & M502 Artist Rouge Lipsticks

01/07

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick

M206

Make Up For Ever M206 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that glided across the lips with ease and never felt clingy. I actually felt like it seeemed a lot creamier than past mattes–more like a hybrid between the Cream and Matte formulas (see my original overview). The formula wore well for five and a half hours and was non-drying while worn.

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick M206
M206
M206
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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M502

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