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Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious (Part 2)

01/06

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro

Notorious (408)

Giorgio Armani Notorious (408) Lip Maestro Notorious ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to lips with smooth, even coverage. The texture was velvety, creamy, and flattering on the lips as it masked my lip lines and did not sit in them. The color stayed on well for seven hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula felt hydrating over time.

The Lip Maestro Notorious formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” The Notorious shades are inspired by “chic Hollywood glamour” but otherwise appear very similar in feel to the original Lip Maestro formula. The consistency has more slip and a velvety-smooth feel that softly “clings” to the lips, so while the finish has a glossier look for the first few hours, the color stays on well. If you’ve ever used a silicone-based primer, there’s a bit of that feel to the formula overall. Most shades last between six and eight hours on me, are non-drying to lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula is unscented and has no discernible taste.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious (408)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Love Child, Rebel, Purple Mocha, Desire Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Love Child Lipglass

MAC Love Child Lipglass

MAC Love Child Lipglass

MAC Love Child Lipglass

MAC Love Child Lipglass

MAC Love Child Lipglass

Love Child

MAC Love Child Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and copper shimmer. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully to the lips with smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines at all. The texture felt smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and had noticeable tackiness that never felt goopy. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating over time.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Love Child
Love Child
Love Child
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Rebel

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Desire

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Marc Jacobs Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate Le Marc Lip Crème

Kate

Marc Jacobs Kate Le Marc Lip Creme ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that wasn’t too slippery nor was it too dry in the tube, so it glided on without tugging and delivered even coverage. The texture sat well on my lips and seemed to smooth out some of the texture on my lips. The lipstick was comfortable to wear and felt non-drying throughout the time it lasted (which was seven hours).

The formula is described as “highly pigmented” with “10-hour” wear and is “hydrating.” If you like creamy, satin-like color that’s very pigmented and comfortable to wear but aren’t going to hold the brand to its 10-hour wear time claim, the formula is well worth checking out! My experience with most shades has been the wear has been between four and eight hours, and they have been comfortable to wear with a few shades that can feel a bit drying toward the end of wear. There is a faint, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Kate
Kate
Kate
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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MAC Girl About Town, Misbehaving, Heroine, Dive Bar Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass

Girl About Town

MAC Girl About Town Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a rich, medium-dark fuchsia pink with fine violet and white pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, while the texture covered the lips with even, smooth color with almost no visible settling into my lip lines. The high-shine finish gave the illusion of plumper, fuller, and smoother lips, too. The gloss stayed on well for six hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Girl About Town
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Bite Beauty #052, 054, 094 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil

#052

Bite Beauty #052 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a blackened greenish-teal with cool undertones and a satin finish. There was very, very fine pearl that kept it from appearing totally matte, but it did not have true shine once applied to the lips. It looked blacker and had less noticeable green coloring on my lips compared to swatched on my arm. The consistency was lightly creamy and easy to maneuver along the edges of my lips. It applied decently as an all-over color but was evened out by pressing my lips together. It lasted for over six hours and was non-drying. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shade(s): Kale (lighter, greener on) see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. The formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping lipstick on longer and more within the lines (e.g. a lipstick feathers on its own wouldn’t feather when layered over one of the lip pencils). Some shades worked well for filling in the lips for all over color, but a few applied more unevenly or were less comfortable to fill in with. The consistency was soft, just barely creamy–almost more velvety than creamy–and oddly spreadable, as it was infinitely easier to even out color by rubbing my lips together than applying more product. The formula has a lightweight feel on the lips, and the wear ranged from five to six hours for light to medium-hued shades with some of the deeper and richer shades lasting well over six hours. They will require sharpening, and as they are creamier, it was easiest to keep them in a cool place or in the freezer (for a few minutes) prior to sharpening to minimize any mess in the sharpener.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #052
#052
#052
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Notorious (Part 1)

01/06

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro

A-List (301)

Giorgio Armani A-List (301) Lip Maestro Notorious ($38.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and fine, gold pearl. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was creamy with a velvety-smooth feel that had a noticeable shine for two to three hours before it wore down to more of a velvet matte finish. The formula was comfortable to wear, hydrating, and lasted for seven hours on me.

The Lip Maestro Notorious formula is supposed to have a “luminous matte” finish with “8 hours of wear” and “high pigment.” The Notorious shades are inspired by “chic Hollywood glamour” but otherwise appear very similar in feel to the original Lip Maestro formula. The consistency has more slip and a velvety-smooth feel that softly “clings” to the lips, so while the finish has a glossier look for the first few hours, the color stays on well. If you’ve ever used a silicone-based primer, there’s a bit of that feel to the formula overall. Most shades last between six and eight hours on me, are non-drying to lightly hydrating, and comfortable to wear. The formula is unscented and has no discernible taste.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro A-List (301)
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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