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Kat Von D Reverb & Satellite Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks

01/08

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Kat Von D Reverb Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

Reverb

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, cobalt blue with lighter blue and medium blue sparkle. This was one of the most pigmented shades in the line-up on its own–it was semi-opaque and had a very strong, deep stain that made it appear more opaque than it actually was. The texture was thin, almost watery as it applied, but it spread evenly across the lips and distributed both color and sparkle well. It managed to make it through a solid eight hours intact (one meal, two drinks) and then started to fade more noticeably from the center of my lips after a second meal.

After 14 hours of wear, I went to brush my teeth, and I typically rinse out by putting my hands together and gather water that way, and this resulted in all of the color running down my face like I was a living canvas of watercolor. There was minimal transfer during the day, and I didn’t notice any transfer on my glasses, but when I pressed my lips against the back of my hand or a napkin, more color came away. It started to feel a bit drying after eight hours of wear. When I removed it, there was still a residual stain that persisted for another 24 hours despite some vigorous scrubbing/removal–the reason I kept trying to get it off was that it had stained unevenly a bluish purple that ran in a horizontal line across my lips and then in large patches.

The formula is supposed to have “24-hour wear” with a “liquid stain base” that “feels like nothing” on the lips that can be worn “on its own” or layered “as a veil” over another lip color. There’s a lot to like about the formula, and I think as far as the concept of “lip toppers” go, it offers the versatility of actually being easy enough to apply to wear on its own but still be useful layered over other products for a shimmering effect. The doe-foot applicator worked well with the formula, as it spread the color and sparkly bits across the lips quite evenly. The coverage ranged from shade to shade with most having medium, buildable coverage in a single layer, which was in line with the description. They dried down and were transfer-resistant (until eating/drinking/licking of lips) but still had a great shimmering effect that made them look wet, even when they dried. They were more comfortable to wear than I anticipated–lightweight and just a little drying.

One of the bigger downsides is that it’s not going to wear 24 hours. Just about every single shade (all but Thunderstruck) stained my lips intensely, which helped prolong the wear, but the product breaks down with water, just plain water, and of course, it is removable by a slew of removers, including oil which one might encounter during a meal. I found deeper shades stained well but removed unevenly and left behind stained lines and patches on my lips that did not dissipate for almost 24-hours post wear. I didn’t notice that the lip color did not take well to water initially, as I didn’t see any transfer on my glasses, but when I rinsed after I brushed my teeth (where I cup water in my hands, so less elegant than drinking from a glass), I had lip color running like crazy.

This led me to pay even more attention the next time I wore the formula, and sure enough, color lifted with just a sip of water and transferred onto things like paper (but not glassware) and the back of my hand. Some shades made it through meals better than others with the worst offenders lifting more noticeably from the center of the lips. The formula survives some eating and drinking, but the more you drink, the less it survives, and even careful eating/drinking yielded noticeably faded wear between eight and twelve hours of wear. I don’t think a brand would advocate 24-hour wear but expect you not to eat, drink, or even brush your teeth! I would consider it long-wearing in the grand scheme of things with solid six to ten hour wear depending on the shade. They do stain significantly less when layered over something like the brand’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks but can seep through more emollient lipstick formulas. I actually liked the formula quite a bit, but the 24-hour claim was specific.

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Reverb
Reverb
Reverb
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Best “Nude” Lipstick for Your Skintone | Top 10 & Share Your Recommendations

Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Luxe Lip Color

Today, I’m asking for your go-to, “nude” lipsticks (specific shades, please!). If you’re a long-time reader, you know that I’m not keen on the term “nude,” hence the quotes, as it too often means light beige, when it should really mean flesh-toned, which can come in assortment of shades! I can’t wait to see your recommendations so I can breakdown the results in a post later on by skin tone. 

The 10 most recommended “nude” lipsticks are listed below, and the list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

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10 Most Recommended “Nude” Lipsticks

Aquarius
Colour Pop
Lippie Stix
PPermanent. $5.00/0.04 oz.
+9 Recommendations Recommend
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MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

01/07

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette

MAC Prissy Princess Palette | Look Details

MAC Prissy Princess Palette | Look Details

Prissy Princess

MAC Prissy Princess MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a set lighter neutrals with one darker neutral that runs more neutral-to-warm than very-warm-toned. For someone who prefers lighter neutrals that are buildable and likely uses primer regularly, it might be worth considering, but with a sea of neutral palettes to choose from, there are many others of higher quality.

The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes–Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte–that are supposed to have a “creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff” along with a powder highlighter that’s described as “lightweight” and has “just the right amount of pearl and pop.”

Overall, the formula isn’t night and day from the brand’s standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly–almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand’s firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.

MAC MAC Girls Personality Palette Prissy Princess
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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Hourglass Secretly, I Can’t Live Without, At Night Confession Lipsticks

01/06

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Hourglass Secretly Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick

Secretly

Hourglass Secretly Confession Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had intense, full color payoff in a single layer, while the lipstick had a lightweight, creamy texture that applied evenly and glided effortlessly across the lips but still sat well, didling gather in my lip lines, and was comfortable to wear. This shade was still going strong after six hours of wear and was lightly moisturizing.

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 Secretly
Secretly
Secretly
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color (Highlighter)

01/08

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color – Highlighter

H102

Make Up For Ever H102 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is very pale, pinkish white with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter was quite opaque from the get-go and had a fairly metallic finish as a result. It was blendable, so it could be sheered out and the finish was more moderate and luminous, but at fuller coverage, it was more metallic. The texture was smooth, soft to the touch, and moderately dense but not stiff or difficult to pickup. It wore well for eight hours on me.

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 – Highlighter H102
H102
H102
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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