Tom Ford Casey, Orlando, Peter, Stavros, Alasdhair Lip Colors

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is segmented into color families, and this post features the “silver to blacks.” I don’t think that’s a very accurate description of this set of shades, though this doesn’t seem like a single family, as it is really white, brown, beige, and purple. The colors are interesting, but the performance left something to be desired with all four shades.

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Tom Ford Casey, Orlando, Peter, Alasdhair Lip Colors
Tom Ford Beauty Lips & Boys Lip Color Casey
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
3
Total
61%
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MAC Sterling Silver, Counterfeit, Clay, Steelpoint, Superfly 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. This is the last of the reviews for the new shades, and we don’t end on a very happy note; there are better eyeliner formulas on the marketplace, both more, less, or equally expensive and accessible. MAC created some more unusual colors, but I found the formula to be lacking in color payoff, longevity, and texture.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Sterling Silver
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
62%
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MAC Skyscape, Raisinette, Bishop Blue, Image Conscious, Alpha Grey 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. I wish I could say that these were more impressive than the shades I’ve already reviewed, but these may be even more disappointing. The formula is soft as in waxy, so while it usually glides across the skin, it doesn’t lay down much color while doing so, and the waxiness builds up such that the color goes on unevenly and sticks in some places but not others. The wear is also shorter (though MAC’s saving grace is that they specified eight hours of wear) than most eyeliners, but the wear I get is shorter than they’ve claimed for most shades.

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MAC Technakohl Liners
MAC Technakohl Liner Skyscape
D
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
6
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
64%
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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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Essie Chills & Thrills, I’m Addicted, Vices Versa Nail Lacquers

Today, I’m reviewing three shades from Essie’s Too Taboo collection, which features six shades of neon. All three I tried dry down to a semi-matte/satin finish–it doesn’t have a really flat, chalky matte finish, but it isn’t shiny or glossy. It reminds me a bit of pleather or vinyl in its dry down, and if you prefer a glossier finish, just add your favorite top coat. These wore without chipping for seven days, but there was slightly more tip wear than average for me. The formula was thin, slightly watery, and two of the shades were harder to work with.

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Essie Chills & Thrills Nail Lacquer
Essie Nail Lacquer Chills & Thrills
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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OCC Hedonist, Off World, Nomad Stained Glosses

For summer, OCC has six new shades of Stained Gloss ($18.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) now available. All are permanent except for Dune, which is limited edition. The Stained Gloss formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented with a translucent finish.” I feel like if you loved the concept and delivery of the original shades released–that “stained glass” effect that had rich color payoff but that layer of translucency and high gloss finish–these will disappoint. They’re more like lightly glossed Lip Tars; the finish differs quite a bit compared to other Stained Glosses I’ve tried, unfortunately.

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OCC Hedonist Stained Gloss
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss Hedonist
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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