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Tarte Cruisin’, Popsicle, Miami Vice Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Cruisin' Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Cruisin'

Tarte Cruisin’ Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with just a touch more product layered on top. The lipstick was creamy, lightweight but not too thin, and comfortable to wear. This shade wore well for over six hours and was moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Cruisin'
Cruisin'
Cruisin'
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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MAC Fruity Juicy Cremesheen Glasses

01/06

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremsheen Glass

Cha-Cha-Cha

MAC Cha-Cha-Cha Cremesheen Glass ($21.00 for 0.09 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a milky, almost jelly-like finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but the milky consistency did result in color gathering in my lip lines. The gloss itself did not look streaky, which is no easy feat for this lighter type of shade. The texture of the gloss was creamy, lightweight, and smooth without being tacky. It wore well for two and a half hours and felt moisturizing.

MAC Cremsheen Glass Cha-Cha-Cha
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Jouer Blush & Rayanne Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Blush

Jouer Blush Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a soft, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The consistency was thin but not watery, and after it dried down, it was slightly “cracked” at my deeper lip lines (center of my bottom lip). The color wore well for six hours before starting to fade down more noticeably. The formula felt a little drying toward the very end.

The formula is supposed to be “weightless” with “full coverage color” that “lasts all day.” It is the type of liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, transfer-proof finish. I find the formula varies from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with the more metallic shades often being more semi-opaque and buildable. The texture is thin but not watery, so they dry down a little faster than average, but I rarely feel like I don’t have enough time to apply or that the application is difficult. The wear ranges from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, and the formula is non-drying to slightly drying, depending on the shade. The formula has a strong, sweet scent–almost like caramel and vanilla to me.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick Blush
Blush
Blush
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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MAC New Galaxy, Norwegian Sky, Night and Daze, Candy Yum Yum Lipglasses

01/06

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass

New Galaxy

MAC New Galaxy Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a very, very light gray base with multi-colored blue, pink, and purple pearl. The base color was rather sheer, and I didn’t feel like it added color to my lips but a fair amount of shimmer. The gloss would work well for layering, as the cooler tone of it could alter underlying lip colors nicely. I wish MAC had described this one as sheer, though! The texture was smooth, slightly thinner than the average Lipglass, and comfortable to wear over the four and a half hours it lasted for.

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 New Galaxy
New Galaxy
New Galaxy
7.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
81%
Total

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Tarte Daiquiri, Escape, Vacay Color Splash Hydrating Lipsticks

01/07

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Tarte Daiquiri Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick

Daiquiri

Tarte Daiquiri Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was fantastic–completely opaque in one layer–and applied evenly without any streaking or settling. It felt creamy going on the lips but adhered well (but didn’t feel clingy) and made my lips appear a little smoother than they were naturally. This shade wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time.

The formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “full coverage,” and hydrating. The consistency has an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it and has enough substance and thickness to it that it adheres well to the lips and usually doesn’t pull into lip lines. I felt like the formula felt slightly more emollient initially and “dried” a bit to more of a satin-to-cream finish after a few minutes (but not a true dry down, as it wasn’t transfer-resistant!). The majority of shades were very pigmented, easy to apply, comfortable to wear with light to moderate hydration over time, and lasted between four and seven hours on me. A few of the lightest and darkest shades weren’t as pigmented or were less flattering on the lips compared to more of the medium shades. There did not seem to be any added fragrance to it (smelled slightly waxy), and I didn’t notice any taste.

Tarte Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick Daiquiri
Daiquiri
Daiquiri
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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MAC Lust, Spice, Beaux, Oh Baby Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

MAC Lust Lipglass

Lust

MAC Lust Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm, brown undertones and a cream finish. I almost wanted to describe it as a peachy brown, but there was a rosiness to it the color that it truer to a coral to my eye. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, and it applied fairly evenly, though there was a bit of color that had pulled into my lip lines. The consistency was smooth, light-to-medium in weight, and noticeably tacky, though it did not feel overly thick or goopy to me. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing 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 Lust
Lust
Lust
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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