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Estee Lauder Prowl, Out of Control, High Level Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Prowl

Estee Lauder Prowl Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is dark pink with warm undertones and a cream finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, though it was buildable to full coverage with some layering. The texture was lightweight, adhered well to the lips but didn’t feel clingy (but it didn’t slide around either, so it wasn’t high-maintenance), and felt moisturizing while I wore it. On me, the color stayed on well for six and a half hours.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Prowl
Prowl

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Bite Beauty #014, 016, 018 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil

#014

Bite Beauty #014 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark plum with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The consistency was slightly soft, firm without being painful, and was forgiving enough that I was able to fill in most of my lips. It wore well for five and a half hours, and it was a touch drying toward the end. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Sake; I think it would work well with
Gin Fizz (brighter, lighter, cooler), Dragonfruit (brighter, deeper), Eggplant (darker), or Mauvember (darker) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color 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 some 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 I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #014
#014
#014
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Estee Lauder Uninhibited, Noirish, Boldface Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick

Uninhibited

Estee Lauder Uninhibited Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, hydrating consistency that applied evenly across the lips. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and made my lips appear smoother. This shade wore well for seven hours on me.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick formula is supposed to have “high-intensity color” that hydrate lips with six-hour wear. It’s one of my favorite formulas, as the majority of the shades are creamy, smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and long-wearing (four to seven hours). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick Uninhibited

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NARS Pussy Control, Dolce Vita, Pop Life Velvet Matte Lip Pencils

01/06

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

Pussy Control

NARS Pussy Control Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($27.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not quite opaque without building up the color in layers. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and glided on easily, while the lip color sat fairly well on the lips but some texture was emphasized. This shade wore for four and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating.

The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with “rich” and “seamless color.” The texture has a more velvety feel: smooth, thinner but glides on easily, and doesn’t have a lot of wetness/creaminess. The pigmentation varied from shade to shade with most shades having semi-opaque coverage. They were easy to apply along the lips and comfortable to apply, as they did not tug. The formula lasted anywhere from three hours to six hours, and some shades were somewhat drying and others were non-drying.

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Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

01/02

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips

Tantalize

Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize Shade & Illuminate Lips ($60.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains a light-medium orange-coral and a bright, coral-red. Both shades performed fairly well, though the deeper shade performed exceptionally well as it was incredibly pigmented and applied beautifully.

Shade & Illuminate Lips is a lipstick duo that features a formula that is supposed to have “rich color” and “adherence” with a “velvet matte finish.” The duos are designed to have a lighter shade and a darker shade, and they can be worn alone, mixed, or as an ombre lip look. There was also a dual-ended applicator–a sponge on one end and a brush on the other–but the sponge really did not work well to apply the color, as it yielded sheer coverage and seemed to suck all the emollient qualities out of the formula and left behind a drier, almost powdery texture on the lips. The lip brush worked, but for me, the tiny applicator was harder to control and took me three to four times as long to apply compared to a traditional lip brush (which has a longer handle). The actual formula felt like there was a powderiness to it that is not present in any of Tom Ford’s other lipstick ranges, though the formula felt lightly creamy, thin but not too thin, and smooth. Once I applied the color and actually wore it for a few minutes, I did not notice the powderiness that was there when I was initially applying the lipstick.

Tom Ford Beauty Shade & Illuminate Lips Tantalize
Tantalize
Tantalize
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Bite Beauty #008, 010, 012 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil

#008

Bite Beauty #008 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, peachy coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had good color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was velvety but not actually wet, creamy, or emollient, and it was thinner overall, so it clung to lips. I didn’t feel like it was drying, nor was it uncomfortable to wear, but it did emphasize my lip lines a bit on its own. It lasted for five hours by itself and was neither drying nor hydrating. Bite Beauty recommends wearing this particular shade with Meringue; I think it would work well with Sorbet (brighter, pinker), Rhubarb (darker), Meringue (lighter, slightly warmer), or Fig (darker, cooler) — see comparison swatches.

The Lip Pencil formula is supposed to have “perfect, allover, opaque lip coverage” with a lightweight feel. I think the formula worked exceptionally well for lining the edges of the lips and keeping color 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 some 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 I found the best way to “even” out the coverage was to press my lips together, and while there was a touch of tackiness, the color almost always appeared more even after that than if I kept trying to maneuver and push the color around with the pencil itself. They do feel lightweight, and they lasted anywhere from five to six hours on their own. They weren’t spectacularly long-wearing as a standalone lip product, but they extended the wear of lipsticks by two to four hours.

Bite Beauty The Lip Pencil #008
#008
#008
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
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