Tom Ford Ian, Flynn, Addison, James, Richard Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “light pinks to mauves.” James and Richard were both lovely, which is no surprise since they’re repromotes of this past fall’s lipsticks. You can find Addison (which is part of this family) here, as it was sold out when I originally placed my order, and I already reviewed it! :)

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Tom Ford Ian Lipstick
Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color Ian
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
73%
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MAC Whirlpool, Take the Plunge, Vent, Cool Jazz, Metalhead, Cast Iron Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. Most of these were disappointing with sheer color payoff that was only somewhat buildable and shorter (six hours) wear.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Whirlpool
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
61%
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MAC Funfare, Broque, Plank, $$$, Brass Band, Twinked Technakohl Liners

MAC Technakohl Liners ($16.00 for 0.012 oz.) are supposed to have a “soft and creamy” formula with “intense, rich colour deposit” while being long-wearing (specified as eight hours) and smudge-proof. Most of the shades had a waxier consistency, so while the eyeliner would feel soft and glide decently, it doesn’t deposit color evenly, and often, color payoff was lacking–even when layered. These don’t seem to be as soft or as intense as many other Technakohls I’ve tried in the past (but some of the limited edition varieties have been less impressive). The wear varied from five to eight hours, depending on the shade, but overall, they seemed to wear shorter than most eyeliners on me.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Funfare
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) Lip Lustre

Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) Lip Lustre ($22.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) is a light, peachy orange with lighter gold shimmer. MAC Water Deities (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. NARS Bimini (P, $26.00) is lighter. MAC Ultimate Dish (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Satin Slip (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. MAC Double Happiness (P, $20.00) is lighter. Hourglass Imagine (P, $28.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Charlotte Tilbury Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.) Lip Lustre
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (L.S.D.)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
76%

NYX Stone Cold, Wrath, Mischievous Wicked Lippies

NYX Stone Cold Wicked Lippie ($6.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a silvery-white with cool undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, which is a lot less than expected based on the formula description. I would say this is more of a layering shade than one for wear on its own, since it is sheerer. On me, it lasted for three hours. Tom Ford Beauty Moonlight (LE, $49.00) is lighter. MAC Eloquent Air (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Iced (P, $18.00) is more pigmented. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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NYX Wicked Lippies
NYX Wicked Lippie Stone Cold
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Product
7
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
73%
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MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eyes Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.112 oz.) is a mix of beige, brown, and black. It’s more of a neutral palette than a monochromatic mix of silver, gray, and black. This one is also heavy on the permanent shades–five of the eight are part of the permanent range. After the last few years of disappointing holiday palettes from MAC, it’s not a surprise to see this one perform so dismally. This one is a real skip, I would say, and even the permanent shades in it are nowhere near the performance of their full-sized, standalone versions.

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MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Keepsakes Eyeshadow Palette Smoky Eyes
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Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
73%
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