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Yes and no. It’s becoming more prevalent in the last year to do so, and I think there might be too much (or too much, too fast?). I think it works when it’s clear the influencer has a deep understanding of beauty or else is very good at predicting trends or filling a hole in the market. They should be genuine ventures with real quality behind them to work. I’m just worried that they might not all be that way and could ruin the road for future brands as a result.

— Christine

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The Best & Worst of Coloured Raine Lipsticks

01/03

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Lipstick  

Coloured Raine Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is new, permanent formula available in seven shades. If you like creamier, more opaque lipsticks that apply evenly, last four to six hours, and are comfortable to wear, it’s a solid formula to check out. I hope they’ll add more shades in the future!

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01

Coloured Raine Soul

PPermanent. $17.00/0.14 oz.

Coloured Raine Soul Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

02. Coloured Raine Cameo

Coloured Raine Cameo Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

03. Coloured Raine Foxy Lady

Coloured Raine Foxy Lady Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

04. Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom

Coloured Raine Cherry Blossom Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A-

05. Coloured Raine Socialite

Coloured Raine Socialite Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, light peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

06. Coloured Raine Empathy

Coloured Raine Empathy Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark peach with warm, orange undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

B+

07. Coloured Raine Charmed

Coloured Raine Charmed Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

B

Glossover Breakdown

90%

Average Score
A
4
B
3
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
90%
product
8.5
pigmentation
10
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
90%

Week in Review | August 5th through August 11th

Happy Saturday! I always enjoy seeing what makes up the week’s top ten highest-reviewed products, so I hope you find it somewhat interesting as well! 🙂

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Week in Review

01

Hourglass My Favorite

PPermanent. $34.00/0.03 oz.

Hourglass My Favorite Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

02. Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green

Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a cool, pinkish white base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer. Read full review.

A

03. Hourglass I Can't Wait

Hourglass I Can't Wait Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark plum with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

04. Hourglass I Live For

Hourglass I Live For Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

05. Hourglass You Can Find Me

Hourglass You Can Find Me Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a brighter, medium coral with warm undertones and a natural finish. Read full review.

A

06. Hourglass I Always

Hourglass I Always Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a creamy finish. Read full review.

A

07. Coloured Raine Soul

Coloured Raine Soul Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Make Up For Ever M103

Make Up For Ever M103 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A

09. Coloured Raine Cameo

Coloured Raine Cameo Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

10. Coloured Raine Foxy Lady

Coloured Raine Foxy Lady Satin Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Aug 6, 2017 — Aug 11, 2017

86%

Average Score
A
25
B
22
C
2
D
3
F
1

Total Reviews (53) — Brands Reviewed (8)

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Hourglass I Desire, I Crave, My Icon Is Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass I Desire Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

I Desire

Hourglass I Desire Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with opaque color payoff in a single layer. The lipstick was smooth, lightweight, and creamy so it applied evenly across the lips and was comfortable to wear. It had good hold and stayed on well for almost six hours, while the formula was lightly hydrating while worn.

The formula is supposed to have “creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish.” It’s a light-medium thick formula that was typically opaque with a lightly creamy texture that glided on without tugging but did not slide around while worn. The majority of shades had a natural to satin finish, and they lasted anywhere from four to seven hours with light hydration. The best performing shades were light to dark while the lightest and deepest shades weren’t quite as consistent.

The lipstick can be purchased with the full packaging/applicator for $34 or as a refill-only for $22. The refill packaging is substantial enough that it is usable on its own, as there’s a detachable base that the refillable cap clicks onto (with an audible click), but they are very slim–and that’s not a surprise given they only contain 0.03 oz. making them one of the smaller lipsticks on the market. Slim lipsticks typically contain around 0.07 oz. of product and are usually smaller than the average standard lipstick tube (which tends to be between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.).

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick I Desire
I Desire
I Desire
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color – Blush

B218

Make Up For Ever B218 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. The pigmentation was intense with full coverage achievable with little product, but the denser consistency gave me a lot of control over the application to avoid going completely overboard with it.

My recommendation for someone who wants sheerer coverage would be to use a smaller, more buffer-like brush so there’s good contact with the blush’s surface but less area overall, so it can be applied more precisely and then diffused and pulled out from there. It was not difficult to work with at all, but the intense coverage and brightness of the color do require some care during application. I appreciated how blendable the shade was, as that really is a must-have in this type of a color. On me, it stayed on well for nine hours.

Overview of the Formula

The formula is supposed to have “intense color payoff” with a “long-lasting finish.” The range is split into three types–Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes–that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes–matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the “matte” shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the “mattes” a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush B218
B218
B218
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower, Camellia, Passion Flower Lipsticks

01/06

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick

Lotus Flower

Cle de Peau Lotus Flower Lipstick ($65.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightweight texture that was creamy enough to glide on the lips but was not so slippery that it was a high-maintenance shade to wear. I felt like the formula made my lips appear slightly plumper and smoother, even though there was a touch of color in my deeper lip lines. This shade had fine shimmer, which wasn’t something most shades contained. It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

The formula is supposed to have “ultra-vibrant, luminous HD color and rich lasting moisture” that has a “silk, semi-matte finish lasting for 8 hours.” Under “Key Benefits,” they repeat that it has a “long-lasting finish for up to 8 hours” and “delivers lasting moisture for up to 4 hours” (I swear, that seems like it’s switched–it would really make more sense for it to last for four hours but keep lips hydrated for longer than the color itself lasted). The consistency was lightweight, creamy with a more emollient feel as it applied that had a lightly tacky feel afterward. Color coverage varied from medium and buildable to mostly opaque with light to moderate shine. Some shades applied more smoothly across the lips and made my lips appear smoother and plumper but not all shades did so. The wear was four to six ours with some of the deeper, richer shades (like reds) wearing longer. I found the formula very hydrating and comfortable to wear. I did not notice any taste but they had a subtle, rosy scent.

Cle de Peau Lipstick Lotus Flower
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

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