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MAC Augmented Reality & #Shockwave Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick

Augmented Reality

MAC Augmented Reality Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied smoothly across the lips. The texture was velvety and smooth, so it did not tug on the lips but still yielded even coverage that adhered well to the lips. It lasted for over eight hours and was lightly drying toward the end of wear.

The shade is part of the upcoming MAC Chromat collection, which launches on June 29th at select MAC locations and online.

MAC Lipstick Augmented Reality
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Shockvalue

Limited Edition
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Kevyn Aucoin Gold, Bronze, Carbon The Molten Lip Colors

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color

Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a warm-toned gold for sure, but it had browner undertones, which made it less orange-based and should be more flattering across more skin tones. The gloss was light-medium in weight, lightly tacky, and smooth on the lips. It spread well across the lips, yielded nearlly opaque coverage, and lasted for four hours on me. The formula was lightly hydrating while worn.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Gold
Gold
Gold
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Bronze

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Carbon

Permanent
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NARS Save the Queen, London Calling, Wild Night Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment

Save the Queen

NARS Save the Queen Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly on the lips in a single coat. The texture was lightweight, thin but not watery, and so fluid that I had to be careful about over-applying product in the corners of my lips. This shade wore really well for a solid five hours, but it started to transfer and fade as soon as I took a sip of water, so it only lasted two more hours after that. The formula felt non-drying to me.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Save the Queen

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MAC Russian Red, Viva Glam I, Cockney, Dubonnet Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

Russian Red

MAC Russian Red Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged during application. The consistency was lightweight, just creamy enough to glide on but not enough to slide around while worn. This shade lasted for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was neither drying nor hydrating.

MAC Lipstick Russian Red
Russian Red
Russian Red
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Cockney

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Dubonnet

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Huda Beauty Shameless, Angelic, Ritzy Lip Strobes

01/06

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Huda Beauty Shameless Lip Strobe

Shameless

Huda Shameless Lip Strobe ($18.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a rich, coppery brown with pink and copper pearl and larger sparkle. This was one of the few shades that had larger particles in it. The brand described it as having a sheer base, which I found to be true–the coverage came primarily from the amount of shimmer/sparkle rather than an actual base color. I could feel some of the sparkles occasionally, but it wasn’t rough or gritty. The gloss spread well across the lips and lasted for four hours on me. The formula felt hydrating while worn, too.

The Lip Strobe formula is supposed to be “sheer to full coverage” depending on the shade and can be worn “alone or layered.” Per the brand, the semi-sheer shades are: Posh, Enchanting, Ritzy, Snobby, Shameless (sheer base), Mystical, and the full-coverage shades are: Boujee, Saucey, Foxy, Fearless, Moody (Angelic’s coverage was not described). The formula has a lightweight feel, lightly creamy as it goes on initially but has a lightly tacky texture overall. The gloss spread well across the lips and had fairly even coverage with minimal settling. The wear ranged from four to five hours with a lightly moisturizing feel. There was a faint, sweet vanilla scent but tasted a bit soapy to me.

Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Shameless
Shameless
Shameless
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Ritzy

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Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold, Copper, Titanium The Molten Lip Colors

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color

Rose Gold

Kevyn Aucoin Rose Gold The Molten Lip Color ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a peachy coral with warm undertones and lots of fine, gold pearl (along with pink). I was surprised that it was not more pigmented in a single layer, and while buildable to a point, it did feel a little too heavy with a second layer and was more prone to sliding around so one layer was ultimately the most comfortable. It had medium pigmentation that covered the lips fairly evenly with a high-shine finish. The texture was light-medium in weight with light tackiness and a smidgen of color that pooled in my deepest lip line. This shade lasted for four hours on me and was hydrating.

The formula is described as a “high impact, metallic liquid lip color” that has “intense pigments” and a “moisture-rich” formula that is “comfortable” and “long-wearing.” The texture was smoother and less tacky compared to other metallic lip gloss formulas that have debuted in the last year, so these did seem more comfortable and less maintenance as a result. They were fairly pigmented with some shades being richer than others. The formula was lightly to moderately hydrating with average wear time (around four hours).

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Rose Gold
Rose Gold
Rose Gold
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Copper

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Titanium

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