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MAC Candy Box, Dreamy, Cultured, Soar Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

MAC Candy Box Lipglass

Candy Box

MAC Candy Box Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had good color coverage, though not quite full, that applied evenly across the lips. There was slight color that had pulled into my lip lines, but it was hardly noticeable in person. The texture was very smooth, slightly thinner than the average Lipglass but still somewhat tacky. It wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Candy Box
Candy Box
Candy Box
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
90%
Total

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Jouer Guava & Cayenne Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipsticks

01/06

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick

Guava

Jouer Guava Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and fine gold and pink pearl. It had more of a “matte” metallic finish. It was harder to dupe compared from the shades I purchased from Jouer recently, mostly due to the finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on decently, but it wasn’t completely even and needed a second layer for full coverage, though the texture was more emphasizing of the texture of my lips with a second coat (and already accentuated by the initial layer). The color lasted for five hours on me but was non-drying.

The formula is supposed to be “weightless” with “full coverage color” that “lasts all day.” It is the type of liquid lipstick that dries to a matte, transfer-proof finish. I find the formula varies from semi-opaque to opaque coverage with the more metallic shades often being more semi-opaque and buildable. The texture is thin but not watery, so they dry down a little faster than average, but I rarely feel like I don’t have enough time to apply or that the application is difficult. The wear ranges from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, and the formula is non-drying to slightly drying, depending on the shade. The formula has a strong, sweet scent–almost like caramel and vanilla to me.

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick Guava
Guava
Guava
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
82%
Total

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Bite Beauty #064, 088, 086 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil

#064

Bite Beauty #064 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer/stroke, which applied fairly even to bare skin but was blendable for more even results by pressing my lips together and rubbing gently. The consistency was creamy without being too slippery, and it “dried” and felt lightweight on the lips. There was a bit of color that sat in my lip lines, though. It adhered well and stayed put for over six hours, while the formula felt drying just after the six-hour mark on me. I think it would work best with Amuse Bouche shades: Sangria (brighter, darker, cooler), Sorbet (lighter, warmer) 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 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 #064
#064
#064
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
90%
Total

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MAC Saucy Little Thing, Dirty Dark Martini, Pink Lemonade, Ravishing Lipglasses

01/06

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass

Saucy Little Thing

MAC Saucy Little Thing Lipglass ($17.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a deep berry with subtle, cool undertones and a jelly-like finish. It had medium to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without streaking, though there was color that sat in my lip lines. The texture was smooth, thinner than the average Lipglass, and comfortable to wear and to apply, as it spread quite easily across the lips. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating on me.

The Lipglass formula is supposed to be “pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic color” that can be worn “on its own, over lip pencil or lipstick” and will “condition lips.” MAC could use an update on the description as some shades are more pigmented than others but several are sheerer and likely intended to be that way. The formula has a very glossy, high-shine finish with a light-medium weight and moderate tackiness. I find that newer Lipglasses (over the last couple of years) are smoother and not quite as tacky as the formula was many years ago. They wear from three to six hours on me and are usually lightly hydrating. MAC recently updated the shade range and packaging for the range (though the formula was said to be unchanged), so worth noting is that with that packaging change came a reduction in quantity to 0.10 fl. oz. (was 0.17 fl. oz.), which may matter for some but not everyone.

MAC Lipglass Saucy Little Thing
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
86%
Total

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Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception, Brilliantly Sneaky, Made with Mischief My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick

Artful Deception

Pretty Vulgar Artful Deception My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a dark, taupe brown with warmer undertones and multi-colored pearl. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips with even, opaque color. The liquid lipstick was smooth, just a touch tackiness, and spreadable, though there was a bit of color that sat in my deeper lip lines. However, this wasn’t as noticeable in person as the glossiness distracted from it. The color wore well for almost six and a half hours with most of the glossiness

The formula is described as “full coverage” and “long-lasting” with a “glossy” finish. It is more like a literal interpretation of liquid lipstick, as the finish was absolutely glossy and the lipstick did not dry down and set. The formula was long-wearing, though, as the glossiness lasted for three to four hours and then wore down to a satin-to-matte finish that still was quite pigmented. Initially, I would have described it as more of a gloss, but the way they wore down to a satin finish eventually made them more like a very glossy lipstick after all. There was a faint sweet scent but no discernible taste.

Pretty Vulgar My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick Artful Deception
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
93%
Total

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Bite Beauty #058, 060, 050 Lip Pencils

01/06

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil

#058

Bite Beauty #058 The Lip Pencil ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. Compared to a lot of white-based products, it did not apply the worst, but it would be hard to wear it on its own as it had a tendency to appear drier and clump on itself. It would be best for lining the edges of the lips or underneath another lip product (likely to lighten it). The consistency was lightly creamy but quick to dry down–it looked drier than it felt, though–and could not be totally evened out by pressing my lips together, like most of Bite’s lip liners can be. This shade lasted for four and a half hours on its own, though it seemed to separate more and more around my lip lines over time.

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 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 #058
#058
#058
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
82%
Total

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