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Makeup Geek Trailblazer, Free Spirit, Trophy Wife Plush Lip Crèmes

01/07

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Crème

Trailblazer

Makeup Geek Trailblazer Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with grayer, more neutral undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color payoff with a smooth, cream-like texture that sat fairly well on the lips and only had slight settling toward the end of its wear time (three hours). The color applied evenly and was comfortable to wear, and I’d describe the feel of it as non-drying.

The Plush Lip Creme formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with a hybrid, “cream and mousse” consistency. The consistency has a very velvety, smooth feel that wasn’t heavy nor did it feel thin or watered down. It seemed to be quite flattering and forgiving when it was initially applied, but there were some shades where the color pulled into my lip lines while worn, and they only lasted two to four hours on me. They were more comfortable to wear than liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish, and the formula was mostly non-drying. They did not have any noticeable scent or taste to me.

Makeup Geek Plush Lip Crème Trailblazer
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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NARS Asphalt Jungle & Aragon Lip Glosses

01/06

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lip Gloss

Asphalt Jungle

NARS Asphalt Jungle Lipgloss ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy mauve with pink and gold pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly with no visible streaking, but there was a bit of color that sat my lip lines. The glossiness and amount of shimmer made that less noticeable in person, though. It had a smooth, lightweight texture that was just lightly tacky overall. On me, the gloss wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn.

NARS Lip Gloss Asphalt Jungle

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B-

Aragon

Permanent
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NARS Breaking Free & Kiss Me Stupid Lipsticks

01/06

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick

Breaking Free

NARS Breaking Free Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation, though it was not full coverage, with a thinner texture that tugged just slightly at the lips due to the firmer formula. The color lasted just over four hours on me, but some of the color gathered in my lip lines after two and a half hours of wear. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating on me.

NARS Lipstick Breaking Free

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B+

Kiss Me Stupid

Limited Edition
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Tarte Vibin’, Fortune, Wannabe Tarteist Matte Lip Paints

01/08

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Vibin' Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint

Vibin'

Tarte Tarteist Vibin’ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. I was surprised that it wasn’t more pigmented–only semi-opaque–given that it was a darker red. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and thin without feeling watery. It applied evenly on the lips, but my natural lip color was still able to come through (if your lip color is darker or more vibrant naturally, this might look different, particularly in the undertone). It wore well for five and a half hours and was drying after three hours of wear.

The Quick Dry formula is supposed to have “full coverage” with a “transfer-proof” finish that won’t crack, dry your lips out, or feather. After trying several shades in the formula, there is a lot of inconsistency across shades. Some are nice, some are terrible; some absolutely “crack” and others have a soft matte finish that is transfer-proof without making lips look drier. The formula is, overall, lightly to moderately drying on me, though the wear is longer at five to seven hours and most shades had good pigmentation.

Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Vibin'
Vibin'
Vibin'
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Fortune

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Wannabe

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Makeup Geek Lively, Risque, Saucy Iconic Lipsticks

01/06

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick

Lively

Makeup Geek Lively Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not quite opaque, that covered the lips with even, smooth color. The consistency had a velvety feel to it, where it was creamy without feeling wet, and glided across the lips without tugging or dragging. This shade wore well for five hours and was a touch drying.

Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick Lively
Lively
Lively
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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B

Risque

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A

Saucy

Permanent
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Makeup Geek Rare, Offbeat, Naive, Gullible Iconic Lipsticks

01/06

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick

Rare

Makeup Geek Rare Iconic Lipstick ($15.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety and was comfortable to apply, as it glided across the lips with ease. It had good color coverage that went on evenly, but it felt a little clingy after an hour of wear. I felt like the texture had a tendency to emphasize my lip lines, and it sunk into them over time. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick Rare
Rare
Rare
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B+

Offbeat

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Naive

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Gullible

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