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Urban Decay Trivial, Backtalk, Brat Vice Liquid Lipsticks

01/07

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick

Trivial

Urban Decay Trivial Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a fine, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied without streaking, but the color pooled in my lip lines and made them appear deeper. The consistency was smooth, thin but not watery, and felt good going on. This shade started to fade after three hours on me–incredibly fast!–and felt slightly tacky after a mere sip of water.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Trivial
Trivial
Trivial
6
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
5
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total

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C-

Backtalk

Permanent
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B

Brat

Permanent
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Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

01/06

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette

Going Native

Urban Decay Going Native Naked Flushed Cheek Palette ($34.00 for 0.49 oz.) includes a bronzer, highlighter, and blush poured into a single pan (so each shade does touch!) with the bronzer taking up the most space and the highlighter taking up the least. Each shade is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” and “blend beautifully.” The blush was a real bust–firm, stiff, lacking pigmentation–and the bronzer was just so-so, though the highlighter was quite nice.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Cheek Palette Going Native
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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MAC Digging It, Night Mint, In the Spirit Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Digging It Lipstick

MAC Digging It Lipstick

MAC Digging It Lipstick

MAC Digging It Lipstick

MAC Digging It Lipstick

MAC Digging It Lipstick

Digging It

MAC Digging It Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, mahogany brown with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly. The texture was lightly creamy so it didn’t tug on my lips when I applied the color directly from the tube, but the consistency sat well on the lips and did not slide around over the six hours this shade lasted for. I noticed a slight, reddish stain left behind after wear. The formula was non-drying to me.

MAC Lipstick Digging It
Digging It
Digging It
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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B+

Night Mint

Limited Edition
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A-

In the Spirit

Limited Edition
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The Best & Worst: Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo
Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo

Hourglass GIRL Lip Stylo ($34.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new, permanent twist-up jumbo lip crayon available in 20 shades. The formula had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a smooth, creamy, and lightweight consistency. I felt like I could apply a little here, a little there, and then spread the color out by pressing my lips together for sheerer coverage, or I could apply a single layer and get semi-opaque coverage fairly easily. The formula was incredibly comfortable to wear: lightweight, hydrating, and smoothing. Some balm-like formulas that have more coverage can sit in lip lines, but I felt like these filled them and made them look softer for the most part. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

01

Hourglass Icon

PPermanent. $32.00/0.08 oz.

Hourglass Icon GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bold, medium-dark red with cool, pink undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

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

02. Hourglass Protector

Hourglass Protector GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with hints of magenta and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Hourglass Liberator

Hourglass Liberator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark berry with reddish undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A+

04. Hourglass Achiever

Hourglass Achiever GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of plum paired with a lightly glossy sheen. Read full review.

A

05. Hourglass Leader

Hourglass Leader GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Hourglass Innovator

Hourglass Innovator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark brick red with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A

07. Hourglass Visionary

Hourglass Visionary GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a deep, coppery red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

A

08. Hourglass Creator

Hourglass Creator GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

09. Hourglass Activist

Hourglass Activist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

A-

10. Hourglass Inventor

Hourglass Inventor GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a natural finish. Read full review.

A-

11. Hourglass Lover

Hourglass Lover GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A-

12. Hourglass Seeker

Hourglass Seeker GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, pop of pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

13. Hourglass Influencer

Hourglass Influencer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, medium brown with subtle, rosy undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

14. Hourglass Peacemaker

Hourglass Peacemaker GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A-

15. Hourglass Warrior

Hourglass Warrior GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a dark burgundy with cool undertones and a soft sheen. Read full review.

B+

16. Hourglass Believer

Hourglass Believer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, pinky beige with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

B

17. Hourglass Explorer

Hourglass Explorer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

18. Hourglass Futurist

Hourglass Futurist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a soft, rosy brown with warm undertones and a lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

B

19. Hourglass Dreamer

Hourglass Dreamer GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a cream finish. Read full review.

B

20. Hourglass Idealist

Hourglass Idealist GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. Read full review.

B-

Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
A
14
B
6
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
91%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
91%

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Week in Review | January 28th through February 3rd

Here’s a look at the top 10 products reviewed in the last week, plus a summary of how many products and brands were reviewed and a break out of ratings! 🙂 What’s been in your rotation the most this week? What caught your eye?

01

Urban Decay Thunderbird

PPermanent. $19.00/0.05 oz.

Urban Decay Thunderbird Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep brown with a smoldering, black base and a metallic finish. Read full review.

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

02. Urban Decay Spike

Urban Decay Spike Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

A

03. Zoeva Urban Culture

Urban Culture is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, soft, and finely-milled but had substance, which helped it adhere well to bare skin with smooth, even, and opaque color coverage. Read full review.

A

04. Zoeva Lost in Thoughts

Lost in Thoughts is a light-medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. Read full review.

A

05. Zoeva Eerily Empty

Eerily Empty is a muted, medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn't too soft or too firm in the pan. Read full review.

A

06. Zoeva Chat Late at Night

Chat Late at Night is a rich, medium-dark reddish copper with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. Read full review.

A

07. Hourglass Achiever

Hourglass Achiever GIRL Lip Stylo ($32.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of plum paired with a lightly glossy sheen. Read full review.

A

08. MAC Cracked Emerald

MAC Cracked Emerald Paint ($22.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a vibrant, medium emerald green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, green-teal pearl. Read full review.

A

09. MAC Overnight Sensation

MAC Overnight Sensation Paint ($22.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with a cooler tone to it overall (although sheered out, it appeared warmer in tone). Read full review.

A

10. MAC Darling Clementine

MAC Darling Clementine Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. Read full review.

A

Breakdown |
Jan 28, 2017 — Feb 3, 2017

87%

Average Score
A
31
B
36
C
8
D
4
F
0

Total Reviews (79) — Brands Reviewed (9)

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