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Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème & Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

01/07

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Crème Lipstick

Cava

Bite Beauty Cava Luminous Creme Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with warmer, pink undertones and a soft sheen. The Luminous Creme formula is supposed to be pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, with a lightweight consistency that had moderate slip and was comfortable to wear. Some of the color pulled into my lip lines. The color lasted three hours on me but was hydrating. The Amuse Bouche version appeared lighter, a little grayer, with better coverage and longer wear.

Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Cava
Cava
Cava
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Burberry Fawn Rose & Dark Rosewood Liquid Lip Velvets

01/08

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet

Fawn Rose

Burberry Fawn Rose Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a soft, dusty pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had rich color payoff that applied with smooth, even color coverage. For a lighter shade, the texture was more flattering than I expected, and it lasted longer than average at five and a half hours (though not quite the eight promised!). It had a lightweight, more mousse-like consistency that wasn’t thick or heavy but not as runny as some liquid lipsticks. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having “rich pigment, smooth application” and a “velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours” that is “non-drying.” Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I’ve found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I’m wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry’s products.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Fawn Rose
Fawn Rose
Fawn Rose
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Cremesheen Glasses

01/08

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass

Beautifully Bare

MAC Beautifully Bare Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth consistency that wasn’t sticky at all. The gloss was comfortable to wear, and though it settled into lip lines, it applied evenly and did not appear streaky. It lasted for two and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

Cremesheen Glass is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, and sheerer. In general, Cremesheen Glass tends to have a creamier, milkier quality to it, which makes it comfortable and hydrating to wear, but it often looks streaky, settles into lip lines, and is shorter wearing.

MAC Cremesheen Glass Beautifully Bare
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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C+

Kindness

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B

Tolerance

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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

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Cremini

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A

Portobello

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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

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B

Understanding

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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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