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Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

01/08

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush

Amazemint

Dose of Colors Amazemint Blush ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy coral with flecks of gold pearl over a mostly matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque color payoff with two to three layers, but it was not a product I’d consider to be “rich pigment” (which is how it was described). The consistency was soft, slightly powdery, but it was blendable and easy to work with on the skin. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Dose of Colors Blush Amazemint
Amazemint
Amazemint
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
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Sneak Peek: Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick Swatches

01/02

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick  

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick  

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.18 fl. oz.) is a new liquid lipstick from the brand that launches officially on August 22nd (online) and August 25th (in-stores). The range released for one day last week, which was when I purchased the new shades. There are nine shades in total ranging from a peachy gold to a soft black. The formula is supposed to ahve “24-hour wear in a rich, glimmery, non-gritty formula” with a “liquid stain base.”

Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick

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Anastasia Soft Pink, Cotton Candy, Plumeria Matte Lipsticks

01/07

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick

Soft Pink

Anastasia Soft Pink Matte Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, and while the lipstick tugged on my lips as I applied it, the color went on evenly and smoothly. There was slight separation of the lipstick at my deeper lip lines, though, and the color migrated into them over time. On me, it lasted for five hours and was non-drying.

The formula is supposed to have “full-pigment” with a “smooth, ultra-matte finish.” Since the description was a little light, I also watched the brand’s video, where the formula is also supposed to be comfortable to apply and not settle in lip lines. The best aspects of the formula are how lightweight it felt on–almost like nothing on, so despite being more matte and denser, not heavy or clingy–and that most shades have been non-drying (so far).

There has been some transfer, and the finish is mostly matte but not “ultra-matte” (certainly not as flat or matte as their liquid lipsticks, as an example). Some shades have emphasized my lip lines from a texture standpoint or due to color settling into them, but it depended on the shade. The wear has ranged from four and a half hours to eight hours, and some of the richer shades can survive a moderate meal and definitely drinking coffee. I found the texture to be the drawback; the lipstick is incredibly firm and dense with little to creaminess, which resulted in an application that tugged and pulled on the lips. It was also the type of texture that caught on flakes, so regular exfoliation is key. There were a few shades that were creamier and thicker on the lips, which were more comfortable to apply, but the majority were quite firm. (They also did not get softer with use.)

Anastasia Matte Lipstick Soft Pink
Soft Pink
Soft Pink
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Also In This Review

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

01/06

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder

11 Golden Orange

Make Up For Ever 11 Golden Orange Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a slightlty muted, medium-dark coral with warm, golden shimmer and a stronger pink undertone. It had sheer coverage applied dry, which intensified to nearly opaque coverage when applied damp. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and blendable on the skin (both wet and dry), and it was somewhat buildable–up to medium coverage–dry when I applied it to the cheeks, but it was less buildable on the eyes without a dampened brush or primer. It wore well for eight hours on my cheeks and seven and a half hours on my eyes.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder 11 Golden Orange
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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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