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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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Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder

15 Golden Pink

Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark, rose gold variation on copper with a metallic sheen. It was still warm-toned, but it was one of the “less warm” copper shades due to the stronger pink-red base.

The powder had a soft, finely-milled texture that felt silky to the touch and blended out fairly well both wet and dry, even when used more heavily. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with dry application, and it was mostly opaque (and used less product) applied with a dampened brush. It was more blendable applied dry than wet for me, especially if I was trying to get more of a medium coverage level (like as a cheek color). As an eyeshadow, the color wore well for eight hours, and as a cheek color, it lasted for eight and a half hours. As a lip product, it was visible layered over most lip products but is a little closer to a greater number of lip colors, so when that happened, the impact of this shade layered was mostly the sheen.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 15 Golden Pink
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

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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Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

01/06

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid

4 Golden Peach

Make Up For Ever 4 Golden Peach Star Lit Liquid ($24.00 for 0.15 fl. oz.) is light-medium gold with warm undertones and flecks of pink, gold, silver, and lighter copper glitter. The pink glitter seemed to be the most noticeable on the skin.

4 Golden Peach had sheer to medium coverage, so the amount and type of coverage was in line with how it was described, though it is hard to get really opaque coverage, as the consistency can get really thick and be harder to work with (and more noticeable in terms of that thickness on the lid). The consistency was very thin, water-like, which made it easy to spread out but also ensured that it was a sheerer product as it would immediately sheer out when I worked with it. It dried down quickly, but I felt I had enough time to blend and spread out the highlighter as long as I worked one area at a time.

As a cheek highlighter, it lasted well for eight hours but had a few particles that had migrated to other areas of the face, so it does “shed” and lose some glitter while worn. As an eye product, it was better as a lid-only product, as it creased after seven hours of wear if I took it above the crease, and there was also some fallout over time–not as bad as a glittery, powder eyeshadow, though, and really not bad at all given just how glittery the formula was.

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid 4 Golden Peach
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush

01/06

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

Bumpy Ride

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light golden sheen. It’s a very springy shade, and it’s a less shimmery version of their well-known Orgasm. My guess is this will work well for lighter skin tones and medium complexions who want a hint of color, as it is visible but a more subtle blush on my light-medium skin tone.

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was a touch dusty but seemed to sit well on the skin. The finish became more satiny as I blended and buffed the color on my cheeks. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

NARS Powder Blush Bumpy Ride

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