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MAC Gumdrop & Strawberry Torte Oh Sweetie Lipcolours

01/06

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour

Gumdrop

MAC Gumdrop Oh Sweetie Lipcolour ($17.50 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium pinky-red with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage in a single layer with a smooth, lightweight, and moderately creamy texture that had noticeable slip but eventually “set” (after nearly two hours) to a reflective sheen that was more adhered to the lips and did not slide around. The color applied evenly and wore well for six hours on me, and the formula was neither drying nor hydrating. The scent was like a fizzy, fruit punch–sweet and biting–and had a very faint sweetness when I tried to taste it.

Formula Overview

$17.50/0.10 oz. - $175.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "lasting colour" for "eight hour" wear that's "hydrating" and "non-feathering" that comes in "frosted opaque hues." There are 15 shades in the range, and each one has its own distinct scent--tied to its name--and most of the scents were pretty dead-on but I could see those with more sophisticated noses finding some scents a little cloying or synthetic. I didn't notice the scents lingering for long after I applied the respective shade, and I didn't notice any tastes. The coverage ranged from semi-opaque to opaque, while the application was inconsistent, and I think it'll come down to how one wants to wear a particular shade (layered or alone) whether the application pitfalls (settling into lip lines, unevenness) of some shades will be deal-breakers.

The finish on most shades was very shiny and metallic with an initial glossiness that took an hour to three to wear down; most shades felt like a lipstick and gloss hybrid but I can see why MAC has it listed as a lipstick. Once the glossiness goes away, the remaining color and finish look a lot more like a lipstick than a gloss, and it felt clingier (some more than others) and seemed to adhere better. The texture is lightweight, smooth, and mostly non-sticky, so there was more slip and creaminess compared to something like Lipglass, and it didn't have the dry down of a Retro Matte Lipcolour.

They definitely did not wear for eight hours--that claim felt really over-the-top to me--and most shades lasted between four and six hours with a few deviating from that range. There's enough product in an application that a good amount of color comes through after drinking a coffee or glass of water (despite transfer). They were lightly hydrating at best but some seemed more non-drying over time. One upside was that getting colors in this finish (metallic/pearl with some shine) and opacity level (even when they weren't opaque) made them less dupable, though I looked for dupes across lipstick and gloss options.

Browse all of our MAC Oh Sweetie Lipcolour swatches.

Ingredients

Gumdrop
Gumdrop
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Also In This Review

B+

Strawberry Torte

Limited Edition
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Smith Cosmetics Now at Beautylish

Smith Cosmetics Now at Beautylish
Smith Cosmetics Now at Beautylish

Smith Cosmetics is now available at Beautylish.  I’ve been enamored with the brand since trying their brushes (you can check out my reviews for their brushes here), so I’m thrilled to see an increase in distribution!

It’s rare that I add new brushes to my arsenal, and there are a few Smith ones that made it there–and ones I needed to have multiples of!–so my top recs are:

Bite Beauty Cancer Amuse Bouche Lipstick Launches 6/21

Bite Beauty Cancer Amuse Bouche Lipstick
Bite Beauty Cancer Amuse Bouche Lipstick

The Details

Wear your star sign on your lips with Astrology by BITE, an ultra-limited-edition collection featuring a new shade of award-
winning Amuse Bouche Lipstick for each sign of the zodiac. June’s warm days mark the beginning of summer and the sign Cancer, the sixth shade in the series. Made with the same pure pigments and mouthwatering ingredients, such as fresh-pressed citrus,
botanical oils, and resveratrol (an antioxidant found in red wine), Cancer offers incredible vibrancy and bold dimension.

Now online

Amuse Bouche Lipstick, $26.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Cancer Pinky-nude

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Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

01/08

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Stardust

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) has a cooler, light beige base with pink-to-violet shifting shimmer. There was a noticeable duochrome shift on the skin, though it looked more pink and lavender than beige at most angles. The consistency was smooth, firmer, and thin compared to other shades in the range, but it was soft enough to still pick up well with a highlighting brush and blended out without issue on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage and a moderate sheen rather than a frosted or metallic finish on my cheekbones. It didn’t emphasize my skin’s texutre at all. The color lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.28 oz. - $50.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy" finish that is "weightless" that have an "explosive, prismatic effect." A few shades (like Extra, Spark, and Stardust) had a softer sheen--more shine than shimmer--that I think might appeal to some, while other shades are intensely metallic and much more shimmery on the skin (like Mirage and Boom). The texture of the ones that weren't quite as shimmery felt smooth, firmer and denser, but not stiff to work with, and I didn't have any trouble applying or blending them out. The more shimmery shades felt creamier and denser but less firmly pressed in the pan, so it was even easier to pickup product with a typical, tapered highlighter brush. They wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading. One thing to note, I don't think the term "prismatic" is a good descriptor of these, a only one shade had true shift (Stardust was a duochrome), and I'm wondering if the brand understood the term before using it (as it's not a case where I can see an attempt at a duochrome--the range includes very standard highlighting shades).

Browse all of our Morphe High Impact Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Polypropylene, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Stardust
Stardust
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total