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NARS Starwoman, Just Push Play, Under My Thumb Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment

Starwoman

NARS Starwoman Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was richly pigmented and had a very fluid, smooth consistency that was easy to spread across the lips for even, opaque coverage in a single layer. It took awhile to dry down; it was mostly dry within a few minutes, but there were small areas that took almost an hour to disappear. It wore well for six hours and was non-drying.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Starwoman
Starwoman

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Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

01/05

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick

Island Plum

Bobbi Brown Island Plum Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and fine, cooler pink and warmer gold pearl. This was one of the more visible shades in the range, though it still had sheerer coverage (semi-sheer) that wasn’t buildable but didn’t sheer out to nothingness when blended either. I did find the more noticeable color to be harder to even out on bare skin, though.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” It had a very slick, emollient consistency that never dried down, so it moved and migrated on the skin, and it also caught any flyaway hairs (or dog hair, in my case). The blush had a glowing finish on the skin but little wear time–three hours–and did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

Bobbi Brown Glow Stick Island Plum

Jouer Regent, Rodeo, Shibuya High Pigment Lip Glosses

01/06

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss

Regent

Jouer Regent High Pigment Lip Gloss ($17.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but there was light streaking along the edges and noticeable settling in my lip lines. The gloss had a very smooth, creamy consistency that was thin but non-sticky and spreadable. It wore well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to have “full-coverage color that glides on smoothly and moisturizers the lips” with a “non-sticky” texture. The majority of the shades were semi-opaque or more pigmented with a thin, creamy texture that felt more like a hybrid between gloss and liquid lipstick than a true gloss. Despite being thinner, the gloss spread well over the lips and most shades applied evenly. There were a few shades that seemed prone to settling into my lip lines, though. They were average wearing from three to five hours with no feathering or bleeding. The formula was lightly hydrating and non-sticky with a sweet vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss Regent
Regent
Regent
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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B+

Rodeo

Permanent
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A-

Shibuya

Permanent
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NARS Give It Up, Warm Leatherette, Don’t Stop Powermatte Lip Pigments

01/06

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment

Give It Up

NARS Give It Up Powermatte Lip Pigment ($26.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though it wasn’t fully opaque in a single layer. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not watery, and spreadable, which made it easy to work the product along the lips and edges of the lips. It dried down for the most part and stayed in place for five and a half hours. It was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

The new formula is described as “liquefied pigments with infinite matte color saturation for lasting, weightless wear.” It’s supposed to have “full coverage in one swipe” that “dries down instantly” for “smudge-resistant, carefree wear.” The formula has a very fluid consistency that is thin, smooth, but not at all watery, and the majority of shades were nearly opaque or opaque in a single layer. The dry down started quickly but was forgiving as I maneuvered around the edges of the lips but remained a bit tacky when I pressed my lips together for over a half hour later, though as long as I did not press my lips together until five minutes post-application, the color did not lift. I have found the wear to be comfortable so far–non-drying–but not the longest-wearing nor the most budge-proof in liquid lipstick, as just sipping water, tea, or coffee caused color to transfer onto my cups. There was plenty of coverage, so it still lasted through drinking but did start to break down noticeably during a meal. Even just touching the color after a half hour of wearing it yielded color on my fingertips. The formula had a soft, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment Give It Up
Give It Up

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Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

01/05

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick

Beach Babe

Bobbi Brown Beach Babe Glow Stick ($36.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a very light, peachy gold with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. On my skin tone, the base color got lost since my warmer skin tone washes it out, so very fair and light complexions may detect more visible warmth and color.

It’s supposed to be a “creamy, lightweight highlighter” with “sheer” coverage that gives “an instant, sun-kissed glow that lasts all day.” The shimmer was very fine, and I wasn’t able to detect the influence of the shimmer on the skin–the area just looked glowing from the creamy, emollient consistency that never dried down. It had moved around and looked patchy within three hours of wear. The emollient feel of the formula did not play well with products (primers, cream/powder/liquid foundations or blushes).

Bobbi Brown Glow Stick Beach Babe

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Unicorn

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter ($5.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a multi-colored powder highlighter that features hues of pink, orange, yellow, pale green, blue, and lavender. Swirled together, they yielded a green-tinged gold with a heavy, metallic finish.

The powder highlighter is supposed to have an “ultra-saturated, high impact, shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight.” I tried using a fan brush to apply the colors more individually, though the strength of the orange and lavender were the weakest (they seemed firmer in the pan, so that might have been part of the issue). The consistency was drier and slightly loose in the compact and emphasized my skin’s texture when applied, even with a lighter application, as it was quite pigmented. I was surprised that a visible rainbow effect was achievable, though I would recommend going back in with smaller brushes (like eyeshadow brushes) to improve the definition of the pink and lavender shades on the skin. On me, it wore well for seven hours before turning patchy.

Wet 'n' Wild Rainbow Highlighter Unicorn
Unicorn
Unicorn
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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