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Anastasia Dead Roses, Rogue, Latte Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick

Dead Roses

Anastasia Dead Roses Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer with a featherweight feel on the lips. The consistency was dense and firm, so there was slight tugging on the lips as I glided the lipstick across my lips, though it still applied the color evenly. Despite the firmness of the formula, it was comfortable to wear and non-drying over the five and a half hours it lasted for.

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Anastasia Matte Lipstick Dead Roses
Dead Roses
Dead Roses
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Rogue

Permanent
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B+

Latte

Permanent
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ColourPop Darling & Mrs. Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Colour Pop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick

Darling

ColourPop Darling Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, fluid consistency that was too thin or too thick, so it spread easily across the lips but did not slide around once on. There was a light tackiness to the texture after a couple of minutes, but pressing my lips together did not lift any color. The sheen wore down after three and a half hours of wear. The color stayed on well for over six hours and was non-drying.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Darling
Darling
Darling
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Mrs.

Limited Edition
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Pat McGrath Elson, Obsessed, Full Panic MatteTrance Lipsticks

01/06

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipstick

Elson

Pat McGrath Elson MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully–even, smooth, and flattering on the lips. The consistency was light-medium in thickness but still felt rather lightweight with a bit of creaminess as the lipstick warmed up against my lips. The color wore well for over six hours, left a stain behind, and was slightly drying after four hours of wear.

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” It’s a denser, firmer formula that takes a second to warm up against the lips, so the very first pull of the lipstick on the lips tugs slightly but then maneuvers smoothly across the lips without skipping or dragging. The lipstick was thicker on the lips, which ensured richer coverage and helped smooth out the texture of my lips but was less forgiving along the edges. For some of the deeper shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil or a lip brush to ensure crisper lines. For an hour or two, the majority of the shades had more of a satin finish that became more matte as the shine wore down. The wear was between four to eight hours and none felt hydrating over time for me; a few were non-drying while others were noticeably drying. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick Elson
Elson
Elson
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Obsessed

Limited Edition
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B+

Full Panic

Limited Edition
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Pat McGrath Antidote, McMenamy, Deep Void MatteTrance Lipsticks

01/06

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipstick

Antidote

Pat McGrath Antidote MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, magenta purple with warmer, pink undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a creamy, moderately slippery texture that did not adhere well to the inner area of my lip. The color gathered in my lip lines while I wore it, unfortunately. The lipstick stayed on well for five and a half hours, left a pink stain behind, and felt lightly drying.

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” It’s a denser, firmer formula that takes a second to warm up against the lips, so the very first pull of the lipstick on the lips tugs slightly but then maneuvers smoothly across the lips without skipping or dragging. The lipstick was thicker on the lips, which ensured richer coverage and helped smooth out the texture of my lips but was less forgiving along the edges. For some of the deeper shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil or a lip brush to ensure crisper lines. For an hour or two, the majority of the shades had more of a satin finish that became more matte as the shine wore down. The wear was between four to eight hours and none felt hydrating over time for me; a few were non-drying while others were noticeably drying. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick Antidote
Antidote
Antidote
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B-

McMenamy

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B+

Deep Void

Limited Edition
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Hourglass I Wish, One Day, The First Time Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Wish Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Wish

Hourglass I Wish Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentaiton in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips without dragging. The texture was very lightweight but was thicker than the average lipstick, and I did have a bit of color that pulled into my lip lines with this particular shade. It wore well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full pcakaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick I Wish
I Wish
I Wish
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Pat McGrath Omi, 1995, Flesh 3 MatteTrance Lipsticks

01/06

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipstick

Omi

Pat McGrath Omi MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with more neutral undertones and a cream finish. There was a noticeable shine to this one (more so than most shades) that lingered for a full two hours, though a light blotting would take it down immediately. It was so pigmented that blotting would not impact the full coverage results at all. The texture was lightly creamy (after about a second on the lips) and thicker, which helped to cover the lips smoothly and minimize the appearance of my natural texture. It wore well for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “richly pigmented” with “”supreme hydration” and “opulent matte opacity.” It’s a denser, firmer formula that takes a second to warm up against the lips, so the very first pull of the lipstick on the lips tugs slightly but then maneuvers smoothly across the lips without skipping or dragging. The lipstick was thicker on the lips, which ensured richer coverage and helped smooth out the texture of my lips but was less forgiving along the edges. For some of the deeper shades, I would recommend using a lip pencil or a lip brush to ensure crisper lines. For an hour or two, the majority of the shades had more of a satin finish that became more matte as the shine wore down. The wear was between four to eight hours and none felt hydrating over time for me; a few were non-drying while others were noticeably drying. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula.

Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick Omi
Omi
Omi
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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1995

Limited Edition
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Flesh 3

Limited Edition
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