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Hourglass Seeker, Activist, Achiever GIRL Lip Stylos

01/06

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo

Seeker

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, pop of pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque coverage, though it required two layers for truly full coverage results. The soft, emollient, and balm-like texture made application easy and comfortable to do straight from the tube, but it also made it possible to get sheerer coverage by applying less and smoothing the color out by pressing my lips together, if desired. On me, the color wore well for four and a half hours and felt moisturizing over time.

The GIRL Lip Stylo formula is supposed to have “modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish,” while the brand founder is quoted (on Sephora) stating, “I can build as much–or as little–color as I like.” I would describe the coverage semi-opaque and buildable, which seemed to fit the brand’s description. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and lightweight, but the color still adhered well to the lips (three to five hours, depending on the shade). I definitely felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Seeker
Seeker
Seeker
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Kat Von D Ophelia & Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

Ophelia

Kat Von D Ophelia Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.22 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium, peachy-coral with a matte finish and warm undertones. It had good color payoff, but it wasn’t quite opaque–I would definitely do a second coat. The consistency was thinner than the average shade in the ELL range, but it went on fairly evenly, though there were a couple of visible streaks that never quite leveled as it dried down. It lasted for six hours and faded evenly over time, and the formula was slightly drying over time.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Ophelia
Ophelia
Ophelia
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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MAC Indigo-go, Matte Royal, In My Fashion Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick

Indigo-go

MAC Indigo-go Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dark, slightly muted, navy blue with cool undertones and a soft, natural sheen. It had good pigmentation–more pigmented than I thought based on the initial swatch–that went on fairly evenly. The consistency had moderate slip, which made it more comfortable to wear over the five and a half hours it lasted. I had a bit of trouble getting the lipstick to adhere well to the center of my lip both times I wore it (once for photos, once for testing), but it seemed to go on fine everywhere else. This shade did stain my lips a bluish-violet after wear, while the formula was slightly hydrating overall.

MAC Lipstick Indigo-go
Indigo-go
Indigo-go
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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In My Fashion

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Hourglass Believer, Dreamer, Creator GIRL Lip Stylos

01/06

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo

Believer

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, pinky beige with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied somewhat evenly. The lighter color paired with the more balm-like texture seemed to result in slight unevenness and a greater tendency for the color to dwell in my lip lines. I also saw slight “lines” if I pressed my lips together. It had a creamy, comfortable-to-wear kind of texture that didn’t tug on the lips and felt hydrating over the three hours it lasted on me.

The GIRL Lip Stylo formula is supposed to have “modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish,” while the brand founder is quoted (on Sephora) stating, “I can build as much–or as little–color as I like.” I would describe the coverage semi-opaque and buildable, which seemed to fit the brand’s description. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and lightweight, but the color still adhered well to the lips (three to five hours, depending on the shade). I definitely felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo Believer
Believer
Believer
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Dreamer

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Creator

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Urban Decay Twitch, Mad, Pandemonium Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick

Twitch

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a slightly bright, medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and very, very fine pearl. I wouldn’t describe the finish as metallic or even pearly, but there was a subtle sheen. The consistency was thinner, not really watery but could have more substance to it, and it applied fairly evenly. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but a second layer would be needed for full coverage. This shade did seem to pull into my lip lines and appear “cracked” as I smiled. It lasted for five hours before flaking off and fading strongly from the center of the mouth, though it was non-drying.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Twitch
Twitch
Twitch
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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MAC Feeling Fizzy, Darling Clementine, Forbidden Sunrise Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick

Feeling Fizzy

MAC Feeling Fizzy Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color payoff, though not quite opaque, that covered the lips somewhat evenly. The lipstick had some slip, was a little thicker than I expected, and had slight unevenness in places. As this color is more common, a lip liner is totally doable and would help the application a lot. While it was comfortable to wear and felt non-drying, it sunk into some of my lines over the four and a half hours it lasted.

MAC Lipstick Feeling Fizzy
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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B+

Forbidden Sunrise

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