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Estee Lauder Tiger Eye, Tender Trap, Hot Kiss Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipsticks

01/06

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Tiger Eye

Estee Lauder Tiger Eye On Hi-Lustre Light Sculpting Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It had medium to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that went on fairly evenly. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and comfortable to apply, though I could feel the texture of the shimmer slightly after a couple hours of wear (never felt rough or scratchy, just that yes, there was shimmer on my lips). It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing.

The formula is supposed to have medium coverage with a lustrous finish. It takes the Pure Color Envy formula and adds shimmer to it with the end result varying from lightly pearlized to more frosted and near-metallic. The shimmer was finer in size, so the lipsticks did not feel gritty on the lips, and the particles didn’t migrate as the lipstick wears down. The coverage was more semi-opaque to opaque, though a lighter hand could achieve medium coverage. It was lightly creamy with some slip that became more noticeable as the formula warmed up against the lips. The wear ranged from four to six hours and was typically hydrating. The formula featured a vanilla scent but had no discernible taste.

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick Tiger Eye
Tiger Eye

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Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

01/08

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Stellar Beauty Eclipse Cosmic Blush

Eclipse

Stellar Eclipse Beauty Cosmic Blush ($25.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. The shimmer translated into a more luminous sheen rather than obvious shimmer particles once blended on the skin. It seemed as if the powder “melted” on the skin as it did not appear as dusty on my cheeks as it did swatched initially.

The formula is supposed to have a “translucent wash of pigment” that has a “subtle glow” and “long-wear” that “builds easily to a strong, lustrous finish.” There are only three shades in the range presently, and the pigmentation was more medium in coverage, buildable with a very soft texture–but so soft that there was a ton of excess powder kicked up in the pan even with a light touch and a soft brush. They have a luminous finish on the skin, but they only last six to seven hours on me, which is shorter than average. Eclipse was consistent with the other two–medium coverage, buildable, and dusty and drier in the pan, but it applied and blended out nicely. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading.

Stellar Beauty Cosmic Blush Eclipse
Eclipse
Eclipse
B-

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

MAC Pale Rose, Devotional, Digging for Gold Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick

Pale Rose

MAC Pale Rose Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm, brownish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage, up to semi-opaque coverage, that applied evenly on the lips. The consistency had moderate slip, and it felt more like a hybrid between Lustre and Metallic with respect to the finish, as it had more slip than some of the other Metallic shades. It was comfortable to wear, lasted for four hours, and was lightly hydrating.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Pale Rose
Pale Rose
Pale Rose
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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B

Devotional

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A-

Digging for Gold

Limited Edition
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MAC Pearly One, Silver Spoon, In Lust Lipsticks

01/06

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

MAC Pearly One Lipstick

Pearly One

MAC Pearly One Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a pale, silvery white with a glittery, metallic sheen. This shade had larger chunks of sparkle/glitter in it, which bunched up sometimes and gave lips a more textured look, but it had more medium, buildable coverage as a result. The shimmer distributed well across the lips, so it looked “even” despite being sheerer. I could feel the sparkle in the tube as I applied. The color wore well for three hours, though some shimmer lingered for much longer. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating overall.

The Metallic Lips collection features a new (and limited edition!) finish, Metallic, which is supposed to be “rich colour [that] melds with smooth pearlized chrome.” The range of shades is described as “vibrant, intense, [and] on-trend.” The coverage varied from shade to shade–anywhere from semi-sheer to semi-opaque–but many shades look like they’re more suitable for a subtle look or for layering on top of another lip product to add a more shimmery finish. The majority of shades featured finer shimmer, which translated to a more foiled, reflective look, but a few had some shimmer. The wear was between three and five hours, depending on the shade, and most shades had some slip but were not slippery overall, so they were comfortable to wear but not hard to maintain. They were vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

MAC Lipstick Pearly One
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

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C+

Silver Spoon

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B+

In Lust

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