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MAC x Steve J. & Yoni P. Lipsticks

01/07

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick

Spotlight Me

MAC Spotlight Me Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy-coral with warm undertones and a satin sheen. The lipstick was creamy with some slip but did not feel overly slippery on the lips, so it did not slide around or feel like a high maintenance product. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips evenly, though it was shy of being truly opaque on me. There was a smidgen of color that sat in my deeper lip lines but was not noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating.

The Steve J. and Yoni P. Collection will be available in select stores and online on June 1st.

MAC Lipstick Spotlight Me
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Anastasia Moon Jelly, Girly, Parfait Lip Glosses

01/08

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss

Moon Jelly

Anastasia Moon Jelly Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) has a translucent base–possibly gold-tinted–with iridescent blue and lavender sparkle. It looked like a sheer gloss with “semi-sheer” sparkle. It had somewhat even dispersion of the sparkle, but it could have been more evenly spread across the lips. The texture was smooth, slightly thinner than their more opaque glosses, but still on the tacky side. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. The pigmentation was the reason for the rating on this shade, as the formula is described as opaque and there was nothing that indicated this was different (at least not on the brand’s website).

The formula is described as “an opaque, high-shine lip color” that has “intense pigment” and a “precision” applicator. The pigmentation of Anastasia’s Lip Gloss formula has been what distinguishes it from a lot of ther gloss ranges, because many shades have been opaque, but two of the new shades released for summer are decidedly sheerer. It would not surprise me if this was intentional–they both have “reflect” in the description (more shimmery than most shades within the core line-up) but none were described as sheer.

Anastasia Lip Gloss Moon Jelly
Moon Jelly
Moon Jelly
9
Product
3
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total

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Bite Beauty #098, 048, 046, 100 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil

#098

Bite Beauty #098 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with warm, pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) that applied fairly evenly to lips. The consistency was smooth and just creamy enough to be able to blend the color by pressing my lips together if used all over the lips. The color wore nicely for just over six and a half hours and was non-drying. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Eggplant (lighter, warmer), Dragonfruit (lighter, brighter) 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 the 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 #098
#098
#098
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Bite Beauty #076, 080, 084 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil

#076

Bite Beauty #076 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied smoothly on the lips with a little unevenness (which was easy to blend out by pressing my lips together). The consistency was thin, lightweight, and creamy enough to work as an all over color comfortably. It wore well for seven hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: GTA (lighter, brighter), Maple (darker), Cayenne (brighter), Persimmon (lighter, brighter) 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 the 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 #076
#076
#076
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Chanel Memoire & Sepia Rouge Coco Stylos

01/06

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Chanel Memoire (224) Rouge Coco Stylo

Memoire (224)

Chanel Rouge Memoire (224) Coco Stylo ($37.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t quite opaque, with a smooth, even application that did not settle into my lip lines and actually made my lips appear smoother and plumper. It had a very creamy, balm-like consistency that was quite emollient and glided across the lips effortlessly. The formula was comfortable and hydrating to wear over the five hours the color lasted. There was a faint stain left behind as well.

The formula is supposed to offer the “intensity of a lipstick” with the “shine of a lipgloss” and “comfort of a lip balm.” The consistency of this formula was incredibly soft and melted against the lips, so it was easy to over-apply (and subsequently, easy to run through the product!) with an emollient quality found in lip balms. In general, color coverage was semi-opaque to opaque, with wear coming in at three to five hours, depending on the shade. The formula was comfortable to wear and very hydrating both during and after wear. The downside was that these types of twist-up lipsticks (in the slim casing) tend to contain noticeably less than a standard bullet lipstick (0.10 to 0.12 oz. usually!) and the more pliant formula made it easy to reapply and run it back and forth more than necessary (for the coverage). There was a light rose scent to the formula, subtler than the Rouge Allure lipsticks, though, with no discernible taste.

You can view the ingredients here along with swatches of all shades I’ve reviewed here

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo Memoire (224)
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Bite Beauty #082, 078, 074 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil

#082

Bite Beauty #082 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich, opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which translated well when I used it just to the line edges of my lips, as it was opaque and did not have any ragged edges. However, when I used it all over my lips, it wasn’t quite as opaque. The consistency was smooth and blendable while it adhered well to lips for strong, over six-hour wear. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating on me. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Maple (warmer), Tannin (cooler, darker), Gazpacho (cooler) 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 the 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 #082
#082
#082
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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