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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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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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Risque

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Saucy

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Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder

12 Copper

Make Up For Ever 12 Copper Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had one of the strongest finishes out of the ones I’ve tried.

The consistency was soft, silky, and finely-milled but wasn’t quite as blendable as I would have liked when used as an eyeshadow or used with a denser cheek brush; the reddish color had a tendency to stick and turn patchy as I tried to blend out the color, though the golden sheen appeared to be more even. It worked best as a more opaque eyeshadow, as it didn’t require as much blending or diffusion (just around the edges), whereas as a highlighter, it was more obvious where it wasn’t fully blended out. The color wore well for nine hours as a cheek color and eight hours as an eyeshadow. This one was better on the lips, as it was more visible, even with a more emollient lipstick underneath it.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 12 Copper
12 Copper
12 Copper
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Anastasia Brown & Plum Eyeshadows

01/05

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow

Custom

Anastasia Custom Eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.059 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was somewhat dusty. The eyeshadow had a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage without a primer underneath to help it adhere to the lid better. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me.

Anastasia Eyeshadow Custom
Custom
Custom
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Editor’s Note: I’ve previously reviewed all of these shades when they appeared in palettes. During the brand’s Black Friday sale, I picked up the permanent, single pans of all of the palette shades to see if there were any differences/improvements.

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Coloured Raine Neutral Eyeshadows

01/04

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow

Who Me

Coloured Raine Who Me Eyeshadow ($6.99 for 0.064 oz.) is a deep coppery bronze with warm, red undertones and a frosted sheen. The consistency was soft, dense without being firm or stiff in the pan, and very blendable on the lid. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied well without primer and lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing.

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow Who Me
Who Me
Who Me
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid

3 Gold Champagne

Make Up For Ever 3 Gold Champagne Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is a light, champagne gold with warmer undertones paired with copper, gold, pink, and silver glitter. This one read warmer on the skin compared to the first two shades in the range, as it had noticeable copper glitters (and it seemed more dominated by gold glitter overall). This one seemed to have more of the finer particles that made it slightly easier to use as well.

The Star Lit Liquid formula is described as a “lightweight, multi-use, pearlescent formula” that is a “sheer, water-based formula” that is buildable and won’t feel sticky on the skin. If you like a subtle highlighter, this formula is not for you. And if you don’t like glitter, this formula is definitely not for you! If you like glittery highlighters, I think this might be up your alley. The consistency was thin, water-like, and felt cool going on. The applicator is a lot like a nail polish brush, and it’s okay for getting initial color onto an area, but it is not practical to use it as a blending tool or anything like that. I had the best luck using my fingertip to pat and spread the glitter on the skin (cheeks or eyes) as a sheer wash.

3 Gold Champagne was very similar to the other shades that I’ve tested–a thin, water-like consistency that goes on wet and cool to the touch but dries down within five to seven seconds to a non-sticky, fully dry finish. I recommend working one section at a time, and as it is a sheer product, I liked fingertips for spreading for the most control. The formula was somewhat buildable, but we’re talking sheer to medium coverage, at the most, or else it felt really thick and didn’t dry down as evenly (particularly so on the eyes, as it can had a tendency to crease as it was drying).

When I tried it as a highlighter on my cheeks, the product wore decently for eight hours, but there had been some glitter that had migrated through the day to other areas of my face (like above my lip, nose). As an eye product, it creased after seven hours of wear and had minor fallout. If I were to use this on the lids (just normally, not for testing specifically), I’d pat it over another powder eyeshadow and just keep it on the mobile lid.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 3 Gold Champagne
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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